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
Registration Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Library Branch
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Baked into the Cake: Race and Policy in the United States

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 367
Event Details:
Dr. Kevin Gannon, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Professor of History at Grand View University, will speak on how the inequities and injustices with which we struggle today are deeply rooted in our histor...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual Genre Voyager Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
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.

Writers' Workshop Online

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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.

Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD): Kate Quinn

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Join us for a very special virtual Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) featuring best-selling novelist Kate Quinn on Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 PM (CST).  Kate Quinn is a New York Times bestselling historical fiction autho...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Take & Bake: Holiday Edition

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Take & Make
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Event Details:
It's the holiday season and the perfect time to do some baking. So join us online for Take & Bake: Holiday Edition! Registrants will receive a FREE bag with (almost) all the supplies needed to make fudge at home. The ingredients...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Best of 2020: Book Chat's Favorite Reads of the Year

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Join four of our Book Chat Librarians to talk about our favorite books of 2020.  For even more recommendations, and to meet our stellar Book Chat team, head to our Book Chat page. This program has limited space and requires registrati...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club. This month, we will be discussing Emergency Contact By Mary H.K. Choi. This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual Book Club. This month, we will be discussing The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea. This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirma...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spark Stories: Joshua Barr

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Tune in on Facebook or YouTube for the premiere of Joshua Barr's "Spark Story"--what motivates him to make the Des Moines Metro a better place to live.  Barr has served as the Director of the Des Moines Civil & Human Righ...

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.

DMPL Virtual Genre Voyager Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
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.
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:
Join us for an evening with Nancy Davis Kho, author of The Thank You Project, and learn about the unexpected power and lasting benefits of thanking those who helped, shaped, and inspired you. This not a tutorial on how to write a thank...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club.  This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to the Zoom meeting.    ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club.  This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the link and password to the Zoom meeting.    ...