North Side Library

Paint the Sidewalk

Get into the spirit of the Drake Relays and help us replicate their famous street painting event! Every year, students at Drake University paint the street (and each other) in an afternoon event leading up to the world-famous Relays.

We’ll be transforming the North Side Library’s sidewalk with your fun designs! We’ll provide supplies, and you’ll bring the ideas and creativity. Consider coming in painting clothes just in case this gets a little messy!

Computer Basics: Using the Libby App

The library is more than just the books on our shelves; find e-books and e-audiobooks by learning to use the Libby app! Libby is the app that helps you access e-books and e-audiobooks on your phone, tablet, computer, and other devices. Discover how to borrow new titles instantly and take your library with you wherever you go.

*Must be a Des Moines resident for your DMPL library card to work with Libby.
*Please preregister at the Info Desk, online at, or by calling 283-4152, ext. 3.

Arlington and the Tomb of the Unknowns Presentation by Thomas W. Tudor

Apr 5
Thursday 1:00 pm

Des Moines native Tom Tudor served as sentinel and relief commander at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in 1969 and 1970. That tomb, located at Arlington National Cemetery, has been guarded by the U.S. Third Infantry Regiment for almost 70 years. Tudor has spent more than 30 years discussing the traditions and responsibilities of those who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Come see his comprehensive presentation and learn about this fascinating part of American history.


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