East Side Library

East Side Library exterior shot

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.

East Side Book Discussion Group

2:00pm - 3:00pm
East Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
Join us as we reconvene in-person for East Side's Book Discussion Group. We will be talking about Elizabeth Berg's novel, The Confession Club. You may pick up a copy of the book at East's Circulation desk. Coffee and a treat will be served....

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Anime Club

5:30pm - 6:30pm
East Side Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs, Movies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Stop by our East Side Library Anime Club!  We will watch anime on our big screen, talk manga, work on drawing and kawaii crafts, and eat Ramen noodles.  We also have the opportunity to discuss future anime club programs, add to our manga co...

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 "Birth-Preschool" group.

Sunshine Storytime

10:00am - 11:30am
East Side Library Lawn
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Lawn
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Ms. Maddie outdoors for fun songs, finger plays and stories that encourage the Five Simple Steps!    After storytime will be a chance to play and create at different self led stations. ...

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

Learn to Play the Ukulele

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Get started on the ukulele and quickly learn to play familiar tunes while having fun! Play your own ukulele or borrow one of North Side Library's soprano ukuleles with your library card. Natalie Steenson will facilitate this 4-week class, t...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Pat Mora Art Day!

All Day
East Side Children’s Area
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Drop-in to Rosie's Ocean to celebrate the art of some amazing illustrations of some of our favorite picture book authors and artists!  Today we will watercolor pumpkins based on a poem from on Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué Rico!: Americas’ Sproutings by Pat ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor Program

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Take & Bake: Rustic Apple Tart

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Take & Make
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Details:
Apple season calls for apple desserts!  Join us for our next Take & Bake program where Chef Easton and DMPL librarian Haley will show participants how to make a rustic apple tart. Think of this as a cross between an apple tart and a pie! ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Heritage/History Month
Event Details:
Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month on the first day of the Des Moines Latino Heritage Festival! Enjoy crafts, bag toss games, and music in our meeting room.  Drop in anytime and check out our fabulous bilingual and Spanish collections while you vis...