Franklin Avenue Library
Celebrate National Poetry Month! Come to the Franklin Avenue Library for an open mic night. Patrons are invited to share their self-penned poems and spoken word pieces in front of a warm and receptive audience. Poetry of all styles and genres is welcome, and poems should be no longer than three minutes.
For more than a century, Des Moines Younkers was an Iowa destination. The store boasted dazzling shopping spaces, and its Tea Room became a legendary spot for food, fashion shows, and theater nights. Join us as Vicki Ingham traces the history of the store. Ingham is the author of Younkers: The Friendly Store, a history of the department store chain. She’ll highlight some of the “firsts,” features, and services that made the store so popular.