This Week at DMPL

This Week at DMPL

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Monday, September 13

Latin America Flags Scavenger Hunt
September 13-17 | Kids | Forest Avenue Library

World Food Festival Activities at the Central Library
September 13-19 | Kids | Central Library

BIG Book Sale
September 13-18 | All Ages | Central Library

Preschool Storytime at the Park
10:15 AM | Ages 3-5 | Tower Park (4900 Hickman Road)

Franklin Afternoon Book Discussion
1:00 PM | Adults | Franklin Avenue Library

The Outreach Project
1:00-3:00 PM | Adults | Central Library

Typing Club*
3:00 PM | Adults | North Side Library

VolunTeens
4:00 PM | Ages 12-18 | Franklin Avenue Library

Writers' Workshop
5:30 PM | Adults | Central Library

Jovenes Embajadores on the Library Sidewalk
6:00 PM | Families | South Side Library

 

Tuesday, September 14

Sunshine Storytime
10:00 AM | Ages 0-5 | East Side Library Lawn

Baby Rhyme Time in the Park
10:15 AM | Ages 0-2 | Tower Park (4900 Hickman Road)

Conversations and Coffee
12:30 PM | Adults | Forest Avenue Library

Level Up!
3:30 PM | Ages 8+ | Forest Avenue Library

Tween Writing Meetup*
4:00 PM | Ages 8-12 | Zoom

Learn to Play the Ukulele (Session #2 of 4)*
6:30 PM | Teens and Adults | Zoom

 

Wednesday, September 15

Yuyi Morales Art Day!
All Day | Kids | East Side Library

Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM | Ages 1-3 | South Side Library Lawn

Family Storytime
10:15 AM | Ages 1-6 | Forest Avenue Library Lawn

Toddler Stories, Songs, and Movement!
10:15 AM | Ages 1-3 | Tower Park (4900 Hickman Road)

Family Storytime
6:00 PM | All Ages | McHenry Park (1012 Oak Park Avenue)

Merengue Party
6:00 PM | Adults | Forest Avenue Library

Book Chat's All the Feels: Reading Recommendations for Every Emotion*
6:30 PM | Adults | Zoom

 

Thursday, September 16

Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM | Kids | South Side Library Lawn

Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM | Ages 3-5 | McHenry Park (1012 Oak Park Avenue)

Creative Readers @ Tower Park
4:00 PM | Ages 3-8 | Tower Park (4900 Hickman Road)

Loteria & Piñata Party
4:30 PM | All Ages | Forest Avenue Library

DMPL Virtual YA for Adults Book Club*
6:00 PM | Adults | Zoom

 

Friday, September 17

Maker Day Challenge: Popsicle Clothespin Challenge
10:00 AM-5:30 PM | Kids | Forest Avenue Library

The Outreach Project
1:00-3:00 PM | Adults | Central Library

 

Saturday, September 18

Bilingual Storytime with Viet Advocacy
10:00 AM | Kids | Forest Avenue Library

ISU Insect Zoo
10:00 AM-12:00 PM | All Ages | South Side Library

Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour*
11:00 AM | Adults | North Side Library

Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour*
1:00 PM | Adults | North Side Library

ISU Insect Zoo
1:30-3:30 PM | All Ages | East Side Library

CROSSROADS: A Journey with the Blues featuring Heath Alan.
2:00 PM | All Ages | Ashby Park (3200 38th Street)

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Children" group.

World Food Festival Activities at the Central Library

All Day 9/13 - 9/19
Central Library Children’s Area
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Take & Make
Event Details:
Celebrate the 2021 World Food Festival with some interactive games and handouts.  This is a program that parents and children can do on their own to learn about world flags and food.  Activities will be available in the youth area at Centra...

Disclaimer(s)

Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage for two hours per visit. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Children’s Program

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

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

BIG Book Sale

09/13/2021 @ 9:00am - 09/18/2021 @ 5:00pm
Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Meeting Room 1, 2, 3
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sales
Event Details:
Join us for our biggest library book sale ever! This book sale will take place in Central's meeting rooms with items from all of our branches. Items include: books, CDs, DVDs, shelving, tables and more! Stop by Monday - Saturday for extra deals and s...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Calling all makers! Can you complete our weekly challenge to build, play, or create?  Each week we will have a different activity set up in the children's area and finishers can claim a prize. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Mid Autumn Festival with Viet Advocacy

10:00am - 11:00am
Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
The Mid-Autumn Festival or Tết Trung Thu in Vietnamese is a traditional festival celebrated by many East and Southeast Asian people. It is held on the 15th in the eighth lunar month, corresponding to mid-September to early October. The festival honor...

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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

ISU Insect Zoo

10:00am - 12:00pm
South Side Meeting Room
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, All Ages
Program Type: Educational, Exhibits, Play & Learn
Event Details:
The Iowa State University’s Insect Zoo is bringing some of their creepiest bugs to the South Side Library! Drop in between 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM to see creepy, crawly, LIVE insects up close with ISU students. They will be sharing information about...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

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

Cancelled: Legos at the Library

10:00am - 4:30pm
North Side Children’s Area
Cancelled
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Children’s Area
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Come build with us at North Side! Drop-in to the library to enjoy our large Lego collection. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

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 "Adults" group.

Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour

11:00am - 12:30pm
North Side Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
The Des Moines Historical Society and DMPL North Side are offering walking tours of this historic neighborhood. Tours begin in the Meeting Room. Ken Boatwright will be your tour guide. A presentation will take place in the Meeting Room in the ca...

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.

Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour

1:00pm - 2:00pm
North Side Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
The Des Moines Historical Society and DMPL North Side are offering walking tours of this historic neighborhood. Tours begin in the Meeting Room. Ken Boatwright will be your tour guide. A presentation will take place in the Meeting Room in the ca...

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.