Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services until at least Monday, December 14. 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.

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events
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This event is in the "Children" group.

Iowa Children's Choice Award Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Help choose the next award winner!  Iowa’s Children’s Choice Awards are decided entirely by kids grades 3-6.  Join us for a Zoom bookclub where we will discuss Bob, by Wendy Mass of the Iowa Children's Choice Awards Books and go over the pr...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Mighty Girls Empowerment Series

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Are you a mighty girl*? Ready to become a mighty woman but have questions? Then join DMPL and community experts to get your questions answered in this four-session series. Know your body, know yourself, and get empowered! Session topics ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Creative Readers

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Cookies, Canvas and Cocoa. Enjoy some cookies and sip on hot cocoa as you listen to A Polar Bear in the Snow by Mac Barnett and create your very own watercolor and salt masterpiece. Registration required - Please re...

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Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

This event is in the "Children" group.

3-D Printing Basics: Bookmarks

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Learn how to design your own 3-D Prints! Join us for a Zoom class teaching the basics of using the free online software called Tinkercad to design a bookmark model.  A week after our class you will be able to come pick up your printed projects. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Storytime: ABC Fun with Rosie!

10:15am - 10:45am
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Miss Janeé and help Rosie the Reader learn the alphabet during this special storytime on Facebook! Miss Janeé will read a special Rosie-themed alphabet story to Rosie and young children, and kids can also dance and wiggle to fun songs! No r...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Library Learning Bags: Winter Art

12/12/2020 @ 10:00am - 12/18/2020 @ 5:00pm
All Locations
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: All Locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Take & Make
Event Details:
Stop by Curbside or DMPL Express Service at any of our six branches to pick up a Library Learning Bag. This month's bag includes an opportunity to create a work of art with Model Magic and paint. The Library Learning Bags are intended for ages&n...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy virtual stories, rhymes, and songs in English and Spanish--with the Des Moines Botanical Garden! Disfruten de cuentos, rimas, ¡y canciones virtuales en inglés y español--con el centro botánico, Des Moines Botanical Garden! facebook.com/dm...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Fairy Garden at Home Kits

12/28/2020 @ 10:00am - 01/04/2021 @ 5:00pm
All Locations
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: All Locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Come to any branch of the Des Moines Public Library to pick up a Fairy Garden Kit.  These kits are suitable for children ages 4-12 and will contain some small parts that should have adult supervision.  There will also be a short instruction...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Iowa Goldfinch Award Bookclub

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Help choose the next Iowa Goldfinch Award winner!  The Goldfinch Award is decided entirely by kids in grades K - 3rd.  Join us for a Zoom book club with 3 sessions where you will listen to five of the nominated picture books.  This pro...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Iowa Goldfinch Award Bookclub

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Help choose the next Iowa Goldfinch Award winner!  The Goldfinch Award is decided entirely by kids in grades K - 3rd.  Join us for a Zoom book club with 3 sessions where you will listen to five of the nominated picture books.  This pro...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Iowa Goldfinch Award Bookclub

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Help choose the next Iowa Goldfinch Award winner!  The Goldfinch Award is decided entirely by kids in grades K - 3rd.  Join us for a Zoom book club with 3 sessions where you will listen to five of the nominated picture books.  This pro...