Maker Monday Special: Math Madness

Join us at the Central Library for a special program of math activities that are hands-on and will show off your problem-solving skills. There might even be prizes for completing more than one task (while supplies last). This program is presented by the South Central Stem Hub at Drake University.

Furry Tales with Norm

Come to the library and hang out with therapy dog Norm. He is a two year-old yellow lab who is excited to meet some new friends. Norm will be in the Children's Area from 5:00-6:00 p.m. for kids to come in and read to him, give him a snuggle, or just say hi.

Forest Flicks-The Hate U Give

Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.
Rated PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned: Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13

Becoming American, A Documentary Film and Discussion Series

"Becoming American, A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience" is a six-week program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. Kevin Gannon, Ph.D., a Professor of History at Grand View University, will serve as the series' scholar/moderator. No registration is required.

Family Storytime

Bring the family at night for stories, songs, and occasional crafts that prepares your children for school! It's a great way for parents and caregivers to enjoy stories with their children. You can even wear your jammies! All ages.

Mother Goose on the Loose

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies' and toddler's foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement. Following the program we will have open play available.

Lunch Hour Yoga at the Library

Feb 26
Tuesday 12:15 pm

Join us for a 45 minute yoga session with instructor Shelby Kruse. This class is designed for all levels, whether you have been doing yoga for years, or just want to see if it is right for you. Bring your mat and meet us in the library's west wing on the 2nd floor.

Conversations & Coffee

Feb 26
Tuesday 12:30 pm
Do you want to practice your English skills? Looking to meet new people in your community? Join community members and English language learners alike at Forest Avenue Library and enjoy light refreshments and sparkling conversation! Activities are provided to prompt and encourage conversation. This program is open to all English speaking skill levels. For additional information please contact Dana Smith at

Digital Literacy Class

Feb 26
Tuesday 2:00 pm
Taught by the Evelyn K. Davis Center, these classes are to help increase your competency for computer use.
The basic classes cover basic computer use, internet usage, cyber security, online job applications, and other topics as needed.
The advanced classes cover advanced computer use, cloud saving, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, along with topics involving the deep web and social media.
Basic classes: Every Tuesday January 8-February 5
Advanced classes: Every Tuesday February 12-March 12