FAFSA Ready Iowa

Oct 22
Sunday 1:00 pm
Begin the process of applying for college! Come to the library and receive help filling out the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Ready Iowa provides trained volunteers that give free, on-site assistance in filling out the FAFSA form. The FAFSA form, required in order to determine eligibility for student financial aid, is often considered complicated and intimidating. These volunteers make it easier for high school seniors and their families, setting them up for post-high school success. No appointment necessary – come anytime while our volunteers are here!

Super Fun Sunday

Stop by Central Library every Sunday September-May to make a craft or do another fun activity. This is an unsupervised drop-in craft program located in the Children's area of the library. Parent/Guardian must accompany child. Program will be held during open hours or until supplies run out

Comics Creators

Love Raina Telgemeier, superheroes, manga, graphic novels, and cartoons? Ready to let your artist flag fly? Then come to Comics Creators! We'll provide the paper and pens, you provide the creativity! For grades 4-12.

Girls Who Code

Free after-school program for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. Preregistration required. Contact Jennifer Thomas at jmthomas@dmpl.org, or 515-248-6260.

Sherlock Holmes: Then and Now

Oct 23
Monday 6:30 pm
Dr. Richard M. Caplan will discuss the legacy of Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle's master detective Sherlock Holmes, perhaps the most well-known literary character in the Western world. Using his background in medicine and his love of literature, Dr. Caplan explores the persisting phenomenon of the great detective’s astounding longevity.

Conversations & Coffee

Oct 24
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 desmith@dmpl.org.

Basketball, Books, and Bulldogs

Play and talk basketball with the Drake Bulldogs! Discover what it takes to become a successful college athlete and learn some new basketball moves. Teens will each receive a free book and a healthy snack. If the weather is nice, teens are invited to play a short game of basketball with the players.