Winter Weather Closures and Extended Deadlines

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will open at NOON Tuesday, January 26 for curbside pickup (and computers at Central Library) due to inclement weather. All holds pickup deadlines and due dates have been extended until Wednesday, January 27.

Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services at this time. Browsing will be unavailable, and public computers will only be available at Central Library by appointment. Curbside Pickup will continue at all locations. Go HERE for all the details about this decision and to see our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location.

Leak-Proof Bag Experiment

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Program Type:

Play & Learn

Program Description

Event Details

Watch as Miss Jennifer shows you how to poke holes in a plastic bag without causing any leaks.

Supplies you will need:

  • Water
  • Plastic bag that seals
  • Sharpened pencils
  • Tray or bowl 

This deals with the science concepts of polymers and molecules.