North Side Library

Free Friday Flick: The Princess and the Frog (G)

Apr 19
Friday 3:30 pm
A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

Bring blankets, pillows, and drinks (with lids!), and we’ll provide the popcorn.

If you're a fan of Tiana and Disney, follow this link to find out more about our annual MyDMPL Con on Sunday, May 5th. You'll be able to meet Tiana, other princesses, make crafts, and more!
https://www.dmpl.org/mydmpl-con

Researching Family History

May 11
Saturday 2:00 pm
Tracing your family’s heritage is fun for a variety of reasons. Most people begin because they’re just curious for curiosity’s sake. Others enjoy a challenging and intricate puzzle to solve. Theresa Liewer, with the Iowa Genealogy Society, will set you in the right direction as you begin your genealogical journey. Learn about the resources available at the library, records and directories that will help you delve into your family’s past, other places to do research in the area, and more. This is a great way to get started in genealogy.

Improve Your Home Value with Tax Abatement Opportunities!

May 7
Tuesday 6:00 pm
Could spending money on home renovations actually save you money in the long run? Tax abatement opportunities may provide the answer. Des Moines City Planner Frank Dunn-Young will talk about these programs, which provide tax relief to property owners that make significant investments to their property. He’ll make a complicated topic easy-to-understand, letting you know how you may be able to afford that "wow" renovation or addition to your home that you desire.

Join the Ukulele Craze and Learn How to Play

Apr 16
Tuesday 6:00 pm
It’s time to strum it out! Learn to play the ukulele at the North Side Library! The small string instrument has seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years as an alternative for guitars, especially for beginners. You’ll learn basic chords and strumming patterns through the four weeks. Soprano ukuleles will be available to check out with your library card when you register. Please preregister for the class by calling 283-4152 ext. 3 or emailing LAWalth@dmpl.org. Sign up soon – this class fills up quickly!

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