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COVID Vaccine Clinic with Primary Health Care

3:30pm - 6:30pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Come to Franklin Avenue Library and receive your first or second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine. The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with Primary Health Care, Polk County Health Department, Monsoon Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidar...

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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.

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Take & Bake: Rustic Apple Tart

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Take & Make
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Details:
Apple season calls for apple desserts!  Join us for our next Take & Bake program where Chef Easton and DMPL librarian Haley will show participants how to make a rustic apple tart. Think of this as a cross between an apple tart and a pie! ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Heritage/History Month
Event Details:
Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month on the first day of the Des Moines Latino Heritage Festival! Enjoy crafts, bag toss games, and music in our meeting room.  Drop in anytime and check out our fabulous bilingual and Spanish collections while you vis...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

East Side Puzzle Challenge

5:30pm - 6:30pm
East Side Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 37
Event Details:
Join us for a spirited evening of puzzle piecing at the second annual East Side Puzzle Challenge! Ten teams will work the same 150-piece puzzle, competing against a 60 minute clock. The top three teams to complete the puzzle....or to c...

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Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Flu Vaccine Clinic with Polk County Health

10:00am - 1:00pm
South Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Grab your annual flu vaccine while getting your holds at South Side Library! Polk County Health professionals will be on hand to get you vaccinated for the 2021 flu season. ...

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.

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

East Side Library's Fall Book Sale

All Day 10/21 - 10/23
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Event Details:
Find books from all genres, cd's, audiobooks, magazines and more at the East Side Fall Book Sale held in the Library's Meeting Room: 10:00 to 7:00 Thursday, October 21st 10:00 to 6:00 Friday, October 22nd 10:00 to 5:00 Saturday, October 23rd...

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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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Winter Survival with Polk County Conservation

3:00pm - 3:30pm
East Side Library Lawn
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Lawn
Age Group: Children, All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join us for a special outdoor presentation on Winter Survival: How to animals survive the harsh winter. We’ll learn what kind of unique strategies Iowa animals use to shake off the cold while bundling up outside on the library lawn! ...

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Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  Attendees must obey all signage and follow current mask mandates and social distancing guidelines from the city of Des Moines.

In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Free Friday Flicks at Franklin – Philadelphia

2:00pm - 3:45pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
Oscar-winner Tom Hanks stars as a man with HIV who is fired by his law firm because of his condition. He then hires a homophobic small time lawyer, played by Denzel Washington, as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. The 1993 dram...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Birds and Bird Feeding with Polk County Conservation

2:00pm - 2:30pm
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join us for a special presentation from our friends at Polk County Conservation on Birds and Bird Feeding: Winter is a great time to feed and watch birds. We’ll learn about some common Iowa birds and ways to keep our feathered friends well fed. ...

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Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Animal Tracks with Polk County Conservation

2:00pm - 2:30pm
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join us for a special presentation from our friends at Polk County Conservation on Animal Tracks. Become an “animal detective” as we discuss what kind of clues animals leave behind. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.