East Side Library

East Side Library exterior shot

Location Details

Address:
2559 Hubbell Avenue 
Des Moines, IA, 50317

Directions:
Google Maps

Michelle Abrahamson headshot

Michelle Abrahamson
Manager
MJAbrahamson@dmpl.org

Phone:
(515) 283-4152

Book an East Side Library meeting room

In-Person Services
  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM Monday-Thursday
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Friday
  • 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Saturday
  • Closed Sunday
Curbside Pickup
  • 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Monday-Saturday
  • Closed Sunday

The East Side Library is a welcoming space for everyone who wants to explore new interests or master new skills. Our free programs and displays will inspire you, and our helpful staff will assist with finding items in both English and Spanish. Dive into the colorful environment of Rosie’s Ocean (our themed space in the children’s area), attend a program in our meeting room, relax with a book or magazine in our fireplace nook, or use our computers and WiFi to help you achieve your goals.

La East Side Library es una biblioteca que da las bienvenidas a cualquiera que quiera explorar intereses nuevos o aprender nuevas habilidades. Nuestros programas gratuitos y exhibiciones de libros lo inspirarán y nuestro personal podrá asistirle en encontrar materiales en inglés y español.  Sumérgese en el Mar de Rosie—el área de niños temático y vívido, asista a un programa en nuestro salón de reuniones, relájese con un libro o revista a lado de la chimenea, o use las computadoras y WiFi para lograr sus metas.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Sunshine Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
East Side Library Lawn
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Lawn
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Kids and families! Join Miss Maddie outside at East Side Library on the lawn for Sunshine Storytime at 10:00 a.m.! Bring a blanket, chair or tarp and listen to silly stories and move to fun songs outside on the Library Lawn under the t...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Art Camp Workshop

1:30pm - 3:00pm
East Side Library Lawn
Registration
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Lawn
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Calling all young artists and creative teens!  Join us for a  week long workshop  for teens outside at the East Side Library.  Each day we will hear from a local artist or creator, get inspired by their work, and then use our supp...

Disclaimer(s)

Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  Attendees must obey all signage and follow current mask mandates and social distancing guidelines from the city of Des Moines.

In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Heritage/History Month
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 77
Event Details:
In May 1917, the United States opens the very first Officers Training Camp for Black men in military history. The location – Fort Des Moines. Over the next six months, 1,200 Black men are trained to lead segregated commands in World War I, all the wh...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual Book Club- The Unkindness of Ghosts

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for the DMPL Virtual Book Club. This month, we will be discussing The Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon.  This program has limited space and requires registration. After registration, you will receive a confirmation ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Art Camp Workshop

1:30pm - 3:00pm
East Side Library Lawn
Registration
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Lawn
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Calling all young artists and creative teens!  Join us for a  week long workshop  for teens outside at the East Side Library.  Each day we will hear from a local artist or creator, get inspired by their work, and then use our supp...

Disclaimer(s)

Outdoor Program

This program is hosted outdoors.  Attendees must obey all signage and follow current mask mandates and social distancing guidelines from the city of Des Moines.

In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Learn to Slay: Intro to Dungeons & Dragons

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Children, Teens
Program Type: Educational, Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Details:
Have you ever wanted to slay a dragon, raid a dungeon treasure room, or even save a village from an evil bandit horde? Always wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons, but didn’t know where to start? Join us as we learn the basics of how to get started ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Take & Make: Rainbow Windsock

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Let's celebrate summertime with rainbow windsocks! A windsock is made up of different materials tied onto a hoop that dances in the wind. We will provide the hoop, colorful materials to tie to the hoop, bells and twine to hang it up with for FREE wit...