Come to the library for a special sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Elf-The Musical, based on the holiday movie about Buddy the Elf. Join Buddy as he sets out on an adventure to find his family and understand his past. Enjoy the performance and register to win free tickets to the play!
Franklin Avenue Library
Come to the library for a special sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, based on the classic story by Barbara Robinson. Find out what happens when the troublemaking Herdman siblings are cast in the local Christmas pageant. Will they ruin the show? Enjoy the performance and register to win free tickets to the play!
Name that artist or band! Join us for Music Bingo where you'll listen to various music genres and win prizes! This program is for ages twelve to eighteen.
Are you up to the challenge? Build a free-standing structure using only tooth picks and marshmallows. Taste testing allowed! This program is for ages twelve to eighteen.
Drop in between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to complete a magic color scratch art craft in the Children's Area.
Art supplies will be available in the Children's Area. Bring your imagination and creativity and make something amazing!
Bring your inner scientist and experiment with our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities in the children's area.
Show off your pop culture knowledge and compete with your friends playing the popular game show Jeopardy! Come for the knowledge; leave with prizes and treats! This program is for ages twelve to eighteen.
The Franklin Avenue Library's Annual Book Sale will take place from Monday, April 30 at 10:00 a.m. to Saturday, May 5 at 1:00 p.m.
The board games will be available for use in the children's area, so pick one up and have some fun.