Library Reopening with Limited, In-Person Services

All Des Moines Public Library locations will reopen for some in-person services on a limited basis on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Go HERE for all the details about our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location

This Week at DMPL

The Des Moines Public Library has canceled all programming through March 31. For more information, go to dmpl.org/coronavirus.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Des Moines Public Library Board Meeting

4:15pm - 5:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
The Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4:15 PM at the Central Library in the Administrative Board Room. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Friends of the Forest Avenue Library

4:30pm - 5:45pm
Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
Join us from 4:30-5:45 PM for the monthly meeting of the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Take & Bake: Apple Crisp at home

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational, Take & Make
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
It's apple season and the perfect time to do some baking. So join us online for Take & Bake: Apple Crisp at home! Registrants will receive a FREE bag with all the supplies needed to make an 8x8 apple crisp at home. The ingredien...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spark Stories

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join us on Facebook for the premier of Renee Hardman's spark story.  You'll hear the “spark story” that motivated her to make the Des Moines Metro a better place to live. In 2017 Renee made history when she was elected as the first Afric...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Virtual Storytime Live: Zookeeper Fun!

10:15am - 10:45am
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Miss Janee for another Virtual Storytime on Facebook Live at 10:15 a.m.! Kids and families can here the story, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr. Afterwards, kids can guess what animals the zookeeper cares for at the zo...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Library Learning Bag: Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the Art Center

10/26/2020 @ 10:00am - 10/31/2020 @ 5:00pm
All Locations
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: All Locations
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Take & Make
Event Details:
Stop by Curbside Service at any of our six branches to pick up a Build Your Own Ofrenda Kit, courtesy of the Des Moines Art Center. The suggested age for the bags is 5-12 and are intended for you or your child to use in open-ended...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual Book Club with Kali White

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 32
Event Details:
Join us on Zoom for a special edition of the DMPL Virtual Book Club. Our book is The Monsters We Make, and we will be joined by the author, Kali White.  The first 20 people to register will discuss the book together at 6:3...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Get Cozy with Hygge

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
The Danish word “Hygge” has no easy translation into English.  It combines hospitality, contentment, and mindfulness, and some even claim that it helps Denmark earn the title of “Happiest Country in the World.”  Join Tova Brandt from the Mu...