Central Library

Balloon Twisting Basics

Twist, bend, and weave – no, we’re not talking about Twister. It’s time to become a balloon sculpting master at the Central Library! Learn the basics of balloon twisting and get some tips and tricks as well. We’ll figure out how to make a mouse jump and design a hat that’ll fit just right! Fair warning – there will be loud popping sounds! Please preregister by calling 283-4152, ext. 3, or by going to dmpl.org

University of Iowa Summer Chamber Music

May 16
Wednesday 12:00 pm
Treat yourself to remarkable music during lunch at the Central Library! The University of Iowa Summer Chamber Music Tour will set up at noon in Central’s meeting room wing. There will a variety of string and wind ensembles featuring talented musicians from the University. This annual tour gives these students a chance to bring high quality music to communities across the state, helping build appreciation for the art and connections for the students. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch to this free program!

Fermenting 101

May 8
Tuesday 12:00 pm
Fermented foods can be an important part of a healthy diet, especially in regards to gut health. The probiotic bacteria that are produced through fermentation support the immune system, regulate appetite, and can help reduce cravings. Learn how to easily make your own fermented food, including sauerkraut, kombucha, and milk kefir, and improve your diet by consuming nutrient dense food loaded with probiotics.


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