This Week at DMPL

Learn more at dmpl.org/events.

 

Monday, February 22

Nintendo Switch Teen Tournament: Mario Kart 8*
4:00 PM | Ages 10-18 | Nintendo Switch Online
Join us for a Mario Kart 8 tournament! You must have a Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Online subscription, and a copy of Mario Kart 8. Registrants will be emailed the passcode to access the tournament once registration is reviewed by library staff.

Spark Stories: Daila Kyi
6:30 PM | All ages | Facebook
Hear the “spark” that shaped Daila Kyi’s community engagement. Kyi is a Family Focus Program Manager with Ethnic Minorities from Burma Advocacy and Resources Center and a Community Researcher with the Crime Victim Assistance Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Iowa.

 

Tuesday, February 23

DMPL Virtual Book Club*
6:30 PM | Adults | Zoom
This month, we’re discussing Woman 99 by Greer Macallister, an Iowa native.

 

Wednesday, February 24

AViD Presents: Robert Kolker*
7:00 PM | All Ages | Zoom
Award-winning journalist and author Robert Kolker will discuss his critically acclaimed nonfiction book Hidden Valley Road, about a family where six of twelve children were diagnosed with schizophrenia.

 

Thursday, February 25

Teen Six-Word Stories Writing Lab*
4:00 PM | Teens | Zoom
Can you tell a story in six words? Give it your best shot at a writing meetup, where we'll learn about what six-word stories are and where they came from, then practice creating them together!

DSM Book Festival Book Club*
7:00 PM | Adults | Zoom
The Des Moines Public Library is partnering with the DSM Book Festival's DSM Book Club to cohost its online book discussion. This month, we’re discussing The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi.

 

Friday, February 26

Virtual Storytime
10:15 AM | Ages 2-6 | Facebook
Bring your imagination and join Miss Donna as we read books, sing and move our bodies in this playful story time about the world we live in.

*Registration required. Register at dmpl.org/events.

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 "All Ages" group.

VIRTUAL PEEPS DIORAMA CONTEST

04/01/2021 @ 8:00am - 04/23/2021 @ 5:00pm
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Make an original shoebox-sized diorama using iconic PEEPS marshmallow candies. Create your family friendly entry using current events, themes from your favorite book, movies/television, or clever “peeps” puns! A limited number of diorama kits (sui...
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...