South Side Library

Backyard Prairie: Class and Starter Samples

Nov 13
Monday 4:30 pm
From the Missouri to the Mississippi Rivers, prairies once covered 85% of Iowa’s beautiful landscape. Learn how to recreate a piece of those pretty prairies in your backyard with help from a garden expert! Derek McKay, a horticultural specialist, will talk about grasses and plants commonly found on Iowa prairies. Participants will discover ways to plant natural grasses in their own backyards, no matter how big or small a plot they may have.

Grass seed samples will be available after the presentation while supplies last.

Master Gardeners Presents: Starting a Vegetable Garden

Nov 1
Wednesday 6:30 pm
It’s never too early to plan ahead for the spring! Learn what it takes to get started on your vegetable garden with help from an expert. Polk County Master Gardener Bob Helvey will talk about planning, building, planting, and maintaining a vegetable garden. Whether you have a full yard or just some containers, Helvey can help you out. This program is great for both beginner and more experienced gardeners!

Watercolor Painting with the Des Moines Art Center

Oct 14
Saturday 10:00 am
Registration for this event is full. Please call to be placed on the waiting list.

Experience the joy of transparent colors and soft textures! Start on your watercolor painting journey with help from the Des Moines Art Center. An instructor from the Des Moines Art Center will present the basics of this beautiful and relaxing medium. The Art Center offers ongoing classes and this introduction is a fun, free way to see if you are interested in learning more!

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Dec 18
Monday 10:30 am
Join us at the South Side Library for a Tai Chi class with instructor Paul Black. This class will specialize in arthritis and falls prevention, and can be done standing or seated. The program is beginner friendly and requires no experience with Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is a holistic form of exercise that promotes flowing movements and mind/body harmony. Tai Chi is sometimes called a "moving meditation"; as participants concentrate on doing the movements they often forget about their normal, every day concerns. Tai Chi is a slower paced, non-contact martial arts movement.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Dec 4
Monday 10:30 am
Join us at the South Side Library for a Tai Chi class with instructor Paul Black. This class will specialize in arthritis and falls prevention, and can be done standing or seated. The program is beginner friendly and requires no experience with Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is a holistic form of exercise that promotes flowing movements and mind/body harmony. Tai Chi is sometimes called a "moving meditation"; as participants concentrate on doing the movements they often forget about their normal, every day concerns. Tai Chi is a slower paced, non-contact martial arts movement.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Dec 2
Saturday 10:30 am
Join us for a Tai Chi class with instructor Jan Bennett. Specializing in arthritis and falls prevention, this class can be done standing or seated. The program is beginner friendly and requires no experience with Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is a holistic form of exercise that promotes flowing movements and mind/body harmony. Tai Chi is sometimes called a "moving meditation"; as participants concentrate on doing the movements they often forget about their normal, every day concerns. Tai Chi is a slower paced, non-contact martial arts movements.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Nov 18
Saturday 10:30 am
Join us for a Tai Chi class with instructor Jan Bennett. Specializing in arthritis and falls prevention, this class can be done standing or seated. The program is beginner friendly and requires no experience with Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is a holistic form of exercise that promotes flowing movements and mind/body harmony. Tai Chi is sometimes called a "moving meditation"; as participants concentrate on doing the movements they often forget about their normal, every day concerns. Tai Chi is a slower paced, non-contact martial arts movements.

Winter Break Fun: Winter Picture Art

Kids and families! Beat the Winter Break boredom blues and visit South to make and take a winter picture craft from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Children's Area! We'll supply the materials, you bring the inspiration! For kids ages 5-12. This is a drop-in, unsupervised program. Parent/Guardian must be present with children. Craft available while supplies last.

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