Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services at this time. 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.

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Iowa Goldfinch Award Bookclub

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
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 "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Stories, Songs and Movement!

10:15am - 10:45am
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us for story time with Miss Donna on Facebook!  Listen to bunny slopes by Claudia Rueda, help put the animals in the mitten, and have fun moving!  No registration required.  Here is a link if you would like to pr...

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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.

Library Learning Bags: Butterfly Habitats with Parks and Recreation

01/30/2021 @ 10:00am - 02/05/2021 @ 5:00pm
All Locations
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
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 Monarch Butterfly habitat seed ball with an instructional video from Des Moines Parks and...
This event is in the "Children" group.

3-D Printing Basics 3: Changing Colors

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Learn how to design your own 3-D Prints! Join us for our third Zoom class where we learn to use two colors in our prints.  1-2 weeks after our class you will be able to come pick up your printed projects.  You MUST have participated in...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Creative Readers

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Celebrate You! We will read The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson and then create a self portrait using egg cartons and recycled materials. Registration required - Please register as a family if more than one child will be ...

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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.

Iowa Children's Choice Award Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
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 The Great Treehouse War, by Lisa Graff of the Iowa Children's Choice Awards...
This event is in the "Children" group.

3-D Printing Basics 1: Bookmarks

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
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 "Children" group.

3-D Printing Basics 4: Designing with Code

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Learn how to design your own 3-D Prints! Join us for our fourth Zoom class where we learn to use scratch coding to create designs.  1-2 weeks after our class you will be able to come pick up your printed projects. This program is best for age...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Iowa Children's Choice Award Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
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 Front Desk, by Kelly Yang of the Iowa Children's Choice Awards Books and go...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Among Us

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Are you a humble member of our crew, or the sneaky imposter? Join us for a game of Among Us, and we'll find out! At the end of the program, each participant will receive a 3D-printed Among Us figurine.    To play, you'll need to: 1...