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Self Guided Metro Mural Tour

All Day 4/1 - 5/1
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Des Moines is home to some amazing artwork, and staying socially distant doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy what the city has to offer! Use this challenge to find your way to some incredible murals in your neighborhood and around Des Moines. Head to each l...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Take & Make: Beeswax Wraps

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Let's eliminate some plastic in our kitchens with our Take & Make: Beeswax Wrap program!  Beeswax wraps are sustainable food storage option. Instead of using cling wrap or tin foil, beeswax wrap can be reused over and over again. Particip...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 54
Event Details:
Join the library and three artists to learn about the process of making public art in Des Moines and how some of our favorite murals came about. Plus, get ready for our self-guided mural tour, with public art to visit near each of our librari...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Paint Yourself Calm

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Take & Make
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Join us for a relaxing watercolor workshop where you will learn to paint a soothing piece of artwork in this program led by watercolorist Lisa Christensen. We will be painting a beautiful, relaxing landscape scene. This project is perfect for be...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Join the Ukulele Craze and Learn to Play!

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
  THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. Please look out for another offering this summer! Get started on the ukulele and quickly learn to play familiar tunes while having fun! Play your own ukulele or borrow one of North Side Library's s...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AViD Presents: Hanif Abdurraqib

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 268
Event Details:
Hanif Abdurraqib is an award-winning poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His first collection of essays, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was released in 2017, and his second nonfiction book, Go Ahead In The Rain:...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
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.

Join the Ukulele Craze and Learn to Play!

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
  THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. Please look out for another offering this summer! Get started on the ukulele and quickly learn to play familiar tunes while having fun! Play your own ukulele or borrow one of North Side Library's s...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
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 Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan.  This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirm...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Join the Ukulele Craze and Learn to Play!

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
  THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. Please look out for another offering this summer! Get started on the ukulele and quickly learn to play familiar tunes while having fun! Play your own ukulele or borrow one of North Side Library's s...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spark Stories: Monika Owczarski

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Monika Owczarski is an accidental farmer. She grew up in central Iowa and she is a first generation farmer. She has no history or formal training in farming, and used to be a social worker. Monika worked with the Parks and Rec Department to tran...

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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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Lesson 2 of the 3-D-printing Basics (Class C) program is all about figure building. We'll learn how to combine and connect shapes in Tinkercad in order to create a simple animal figurine. We'll create our figurines together in class, t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DSM Book Festival Book Club: The Midnight Library

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with the DSM Book Festival's DSM Book Club to cohost its online book discussion. The book being discussed is "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig. The DSM Book Club is an online sharing session desig...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Learn to grow new plants from your existing plants with stem and leaf cuttings! Register to receive the training video from the ISU Extension. Then stop by the Forest Avenue library between May 3 and May 8 to pick up a container, potting mix, an...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Writers' Workshop Online

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual Writer's Workshop on the first* Monday of the month from 5:30-6:30 PM. Share samples of your work and receive feedback from other writers in the group.  If you would like to share your writing wi...

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
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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.

AViD Presents: Ibi Zoboi

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 488
Event Details:
Please Note: Registration will open approximately one month prior to this event. Ibi Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her novel American Stre...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

NAMI Ending the Silence - Adults

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
Join us for this 50-minute presentation to learn how to recognize early signs of mental illness as well as where and how to get help for you or those you care about. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spark Stories: Kevin Williamson

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Kevin Williamson created the “Des Moines, How can we help you?” Facebook group in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  A year later, the group includes over 17,000 members who have been supporting each other through this difficult t...

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
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
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
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual Writer's Workshop on the first* Monday of the month from 5:30-6:30 PM. Share samples of your work and receive feedback from other writers in the group.  If you would like to share your writing wi...

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.

AViD Presents: Elin Hilderbrand

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 490
Event Details:
Please Note: Registration will open approximately one month prior to this event. Elin Hilderbrand is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and the Iowa Writers Workshop. She has become known as “The Queen of Beach Reads,” having written more ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
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.    ...