East Side Library

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Location Details

Address:
2559 Hubbell Avenue 
Des Moines, IA, 50317

Directions:
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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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Self Guided Metro Mural Tour

All Day 4/1 - 5/1
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Des Moines is home to some amazing artwork, and staying socially distant doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy what the city has to offer! Use this challenge to find your way to some incredible murals in your neighborhood and around Des Moines. Head to each l...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Library Learning Bags: April Edition

04/10/2021 @ 10:00am - 04/17/2021 @ 5:00pm
All Locations
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: All Locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Take & Make
Event Details:
Library Learning Bags: Earth Day Edition Stop by Curbside or DMPL Express Service at any of our six branches to pick up a Library Learning Bag. This month's bag includes a plant related craft in celebration of Earth Day on April 22.  The...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Take & Make: Beeswax Wraps

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Let's eliminate some plastic in our kitchens with our Take & Make: Beeswax Wrap program!  Beeswax wraps are sustainable food storage option. Instead of using cling wrap or tin foil, beeswax wrap can be reused over and over again. Particip...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Get Moving with Grace Fitness

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Kick off Week of the Young Child with Des Moines Public Library and Grace Fitness! Fitness educator Zakiya Jenkins will join us on Zoom for a 30 minute workout for the whole family. All fitness levels welcome and no fitness equipment needed! This ...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 54
Event Details:
Join the library and three artists to learn about the process of making public art in Des Moines and how some of our favorite murals came about. Plus, get ready for our self-guided mural tour, with public art to visit near each of our librari...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join us for a Mario Kart tournament for ages 10-18. You can participate in this event if you have a Nintendo Switch with a Nintendo Online subscription, and a copy of Mario Kart 8. The day of the tournament, log onto Mario Kart 8 on your Switch ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Everything Bagpipes with Kevin Chapman

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Performances
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 78
Event Details:
Kevin Chapman has played bagpipes for over forty years, both in bands and as a solo performer. He played with the Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band from 1978 to 2008 and has played with the Dundee Scottish Pipe Band since 2011. Kevin has playe...