Central Library

Meet Miffy: Learn About DMPL's New Fountain

May 20
Monday 6:30 pm
Learn more about the white bunny that graces the Central Library’s southwest lawn. Jessica Rowe, director of the Greater Des Moines Art Foundation, will talk about Tom Sachs’ sculpture. Why did Sachs choose to portray Miffy, a character created by a Dutch children’s author, and why does the water in the fountain come out of Miffy’s eyes? Find out all about this new sculpture and how it came to sit outside the library.

Giant Codenames

May 17
Friday 5:00 pm
Your mission, if you choose to accept it – read your teammate’s mind and utilize their codename to find your hidden agents. But be careful – the assassin lurks around every corner!

Join us to play this giant version of Codenames. It’s an easy-to-learn game that was named board game of the year in 2016. There are two different sessions, so there’s plenty of chances to join in on the fun. For teens. Registration is required, so please call 283-4152 ext.3 or click register below.

President Abraham Lincoln Visits the Library

What does Abraham Lincoln keep inside his hat? Find out when our nation’s 16th president visits the Central Library. This family-friendly event is a great way to learn about the first 100 years of our nation’s history. Hear from President Lincoln as he tells us about growing up on the frontier, the different jobs he had before becoming president, and his perspectives on important events that occurred as the United States grew, expanded, and faced internal strife.

Watercolor Workshop with Christine Hilbert

May 7
Tuesday 6:30 pm
Learn watercolor painting techniques with the help of Iowa artist Christine Hilbert. Hilbert, a mixed media painter and jewelry designer, works as a designer for her accessory line, Bean & the Sprout. She’s also the author of the children’s book, 'Echo of the Star.' All materials will be provided for this program, and space is limited. For adults 18 and up. Register by clicking register belo or by calling 515-283-4152, ext. 3.

Digital Literacy Class

Sep 3
Tuesday 2:00 pm
It’s never too late to feel comfortable with a computer. Whether you need new skills for a job hunt or just want to learn to communicate with family over the internet, this class is for you. A staff member from the Evelyn K. Davis Center will show you everything you need to know, including basic computer use, the Microsoft Office suite, how to fill out online job applications, using social media, and more.


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