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Firefighter and Fire Truck Show and Tell

12:00pm - 1:00pm
South Side Library Lawn
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Lawn
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join our neighborhood firefighters at the South Side Library's parking lot as they show us what it takes to do their job. Get a chance to see the equipment they use AND take a look around their fire truck from 12:00-1:00 p.m. The Fire ...

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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.

Art Camp Community Art Show

4:00pm - 5:00pm
East Side Library Lawn
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Lawn
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Exhibits
Event Details:
Join us for a special Art Show to celebrate our youth and Arts Week!  All are welcome to drop by and check out work from our Art Camp attendees during this celebration of their creativity and work this past week outdoors on our Library Lawn. ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

CANCELLED: Blank Park Zoo presents Colorful Creatures

9:45am - 10:30am
East Side Library Lawn
Cancelled
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Lawn
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Due to circumstances outside of our control at the Blank Park Zoo, this Colorful Creatures program has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Join us for some special guests with the Blank Park Zoo as the present "Colorful Creatu...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Make a State Fair-style "butter" sculpture using yellow Play-Doh. Create your family friendly entry using current events, themes from your favorite book, movies/television, or clever puns! Cow sculptures welcome but not required. A limit...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Performances
Event Details:
Tina Haase Findlay and Rob Lumbard will treat the audience to some fabulous blues at the beautiful Witmer Park! Join us at the open-air shelter on the north side that can be accessed via 37th Street off of Beaver Ave. You will need to bring your...

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Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Let's Make a Mess! Art Night

5:30pm - 6:30pm
East Side Library Lawn
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Lawn
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Let's make a mess outdoors with this all ages art program!  Join us prepared to get messy with eggshells painting, balloon paints, and more!   ...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

LGBTQIA+ Healthcare in the Des Moines Metro

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 99
Event Details:
Join us for a panel presentation about LGBTQIA+ healthcare focusing on three main areas: how to find LGBTQIA+ healthcare (physical and mental care) and how to access it (a focus on under/un insured), health concerns that are specific to LGBTQIA+...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Make a Watercolor Book

10:00am - 11:30am
Forest Avenue Library Lawn
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Lawn
Age Group: Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Come to Forest and make a watercolor book! We'll each paint a big sheet of paper, then divide it up and make a book out of it.  This program is intended for adults. While all ages are welcome, kids who will need help folding and tearing thick...

Disclaimer(s)

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.

Lego Challenge/Desafío Lego

All Day 7/19 - 7/23
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Event Details:
Join is for a challenge all week in the Rosie's Ocean children's area!  Each day there is a different prompt for you to create something cool out of Legos.  Challenge yourself to create something different, or just stay and build for awhile...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Free Friday Flicks at Franklin – Toy Story 4

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Movies
Event Details:
Tom Hanks and Tim Allen reprise their iconic roles as Woody and Buzz Lightyear, respectively, in the conclusion of the much-beloved animated series. In Toy Story 4, the gang goes on a road trip during which they make new friends, redis...