Franklin Avenue Library


Are you looking for a great place to volunteer? Become a VolunTeen and help out with library projects and programs. Teens ages twelve to eighteen can pick up a teen volunteer application at the Franklin Library. Applications must be turned in and approved before attending this program.

The Art of Conservation: A Visit with Ding Darling

In this 45 minute presentation, Tom Milligan performing the role of Jay N. “Ding” Darling, visits with the audience, as an old friend, in his 11th office at The Des Moines Register. Beginning with his early years in Sioux City where as a young boy where he became aware of the natural world around him as well as his developing skills as an editorial cartoonist, he recalls his remarkable life journey. His story continues to include 2 Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoons for The Register and a remarkable career as a nationally known conservationist.

Miss Nelson Is Missing Sneak Preview

Come to the library for a special sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Miss Nelson Is Missing, based on the classic story by Harry Allard. Miss Nelson’s class is the worst behaved in the whole school, but the students of Room 207 are in for a surprise when Miss Nelson turns up missing and is replaced by Viola Swamp, a scary substitute teacher. Enjoy the performance and register to win free tickets to the play!


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