South Side Library

CANCELED: Tea with Beatrix Potter

Sep 21
Thursday 4:00 pm

Join us for tea and treats to celebrate 150 years of Beatrix Potter with Joyce Miller, a member of the Beatrix Potter Society. Joyce will share a presentation and recent publications from her private collection on Miss Potter. Space is limited. Please register by calling 515-283-4152 or stop by the library.
Adults only. No child supervision provided.

Iowa's Most Haunted Locations

Oct 25
Wednesday 6:30 pm
From the Cursed Angel of Council Bluffs to the Hanging Ghost of Davenport, there is no region of Iowa without its own unexplained mystery. Join us at the South Side Library to learn about the state’s most haunted locations! Paranormal investigator Chad Lewis has traveled across the world to seek out the paranormal, including extensively in the Midwest. His unique presentation includes photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts, ghost lore, and even directions to the locations so you can check them out yourself!

Watercolor Painting with the Des Moines Art Center

Oct 14
Saturday 10:00 am
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!

Register if you wish to paint as supplies are limited. No previous experience is required. All supplies are provided.

Backyard Prairie: Class and Starter Samples

Nov 13
Monday 4:30 pm
Prairie once covered 85% of Iowa's beautiful land but has been greatly reduced over time. Learn about the benefits of creating your own Iowa prairie in your backyard with Horticultural Specialist, Derek McKay, from Ted Lare’s Garden Center.

Only have a little space? We'll talk about a modern prairie called micro-prairies which can fit in your backyard! This class will cover grasses and plants commonly found in Iowa prairies and how to establish your own prairie.


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