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All Buildings Remain Closed, Curbside Service Available

All Des Moines Public Library buildings remain closed to the public until further notice as a preventative measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Patrons can now place new holds on materials, and curbside pickup service is available at all locations. Read more about that HERE

Upcoming Events

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

DMPL Virtual Genre Voyager Book Club

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
What do the terms romance, mystery, fiction, sci-fi bring to mind? Have you ever wondered if there is more to these terms than what meets the eye? Are you looking to expand your reading horizons? Every season, roughly every 3 months, we move on to...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual Genre Voyager Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
What do the terms romance, mystery, fiction, sci-fi bring to mind? Have you ever wondered if there is more to these terms than what meets the eye? Are you looking to expand your reading horizons? Every season, roughly every 3 months, we move on to...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friday Night Sips & Bites: Jasper Winery

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
If you're staying in on Friday nights, try DMPL's Sips & Bites where we learn about local producers of fine food and drink from the comfort of our homes. Feeling curious about wine? Join us on Zoom as winemaker Mason Groben from Jasper Wi...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club. This month, we will be discussing Darius the Great is Not Okay Adib Khorram.  This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual Book Club. This month, we will be discussing Trust Exercise by Susan Choi.  This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the link...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 405
Event Details:
Join us for a Zoom conversation with award-winning author, educator, and public speaker, Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, as she discusses her book Raising White Kids. Sure to be relevant and thought-provoking, this is an event created to tackle some of tod...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writers' Workshop Online

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual Writer's Workshop. Share samples of your work and receive feedback from other writers in the group. This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirma...

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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 "Adults" group.

Friends of the North Side Library meeting

12:00pm - 1:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Join us for our Friends of the North Side Library meeting. New members welcome.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friends of the Forest Avenue Library

4:30pm - 5:45pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Join us from 4:30-5:45 PM for the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Iowans Who Fought Against the Union

6:30pm - 7:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Most Iowans believe the state was solidly pro-Union during the Civil War. After all, some 76,500 residents fought for the North. In reality, Iowa Democrats formed a spectrum of dissent. The majority of Democrats opposed abolishing slavery (and y...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writers' Workshop Online

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual Writer's Workshop. Share samples of your work and receive feedback from other writers in the group. This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirma...

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 "Adults" group.

Friends of the Forest Avenue Library

4:30pm - 5:45pm
Forest Avenue Library Conference Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Join us from 4:30-5:45 PM for the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club On the Go

9:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
The book club for those on the go: anytime, anywhere.  Check back for this month's title.  Book Club On the Go does not meet in person, but we still hope to hear from you! Join our Facebook group and join the discussion. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friends of the North Side Library meeting

12:00pm - 1:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Join us for our Friends of the North Side Library meeting. New members welcome.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friends of the Forest Avenue Library

4:30pm - 5:45pm
Forest Avenue Library Conference Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Join us from 4:30-5:45 PM for the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club On the Go

9:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
The book club for those on the go: anytime, anywhere.  Check back for this month's title.  Book Club On the Go does not meet in person, but we still hope to hear from you! Join our Facebook group and join the discussion. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
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 pro...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Drop-in Computer Help @ Central

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Computer Lab
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Event Details:
It’s never too late to feel comfortable with a computer.  Every Wednesday at the Central Library, staff will answer your questions about­­ computer basics, online Library resources, email­­­, and more.  ...

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.

Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Sit n' Stitch

1:30pm - 3:30pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Spend a few hours with other crafters and work on your knit, crochet, or needle craft projects. Please bring your own supplies and projects with you. Snacks, beverages, and pleasant company provided. Please note: No formal instruction is provided....

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Basic Computer Skills

2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Event Details:
  Visit the North Side Library every Monday to learn some computer basics. Each week we will focus on one topic with time for questions and personalized help. 1st Monday of the month - Mouse and Keyboard Basics; 2...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writers' Workshop Online

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual Writer's Workshop. Share samples of your work and receive feedback from other writers in the group. This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirma...

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 "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
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 pro...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Franklin Evening Book Discussion

6:30pm - 7:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
We will discuss       by        . Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last. No registration required.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Drop-in Computer Help @ Central

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library Computer Lab
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Event Details:
It’s never too late to feel comfortable with a computer.  Every Wednesday at the Central Library, staff will answer your questions about­­ computer basics, online Library resources, email­­­, and more.  ...

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.

Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Basic Computer Skills

2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Event Details:
  Visit the North Side Library every Monday to learn some computer basics. Each week we will focus on one topic with time for questions and personalized help. 1st Monday of the month - Mouse and Keyboard Basics; 2...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Conversations & Coffee

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
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 pro...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

North Side Book Discussion

2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Choose your own book to discuss. Treats are welcome! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.