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All Buildings Remain Closed, Curbside Service Available

All Des Moines Public Library buildings remain closed to the public until further notice as a preventative measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Patrons can now place new holds on materials, and curbside pickup service is available at all locations. Read more about that HERE

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

Crafternoons

2:15pm - 2:30pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play & Learn
Event Details:
Crafternoons: Felt Finger Puppets Have fun making your very own group of monsters, book characters, or a bunch of animals! The possibilities are endless! what you'll need: Felt, assorted colors Paper can also be used Templat...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual Genre Voyager Book Club

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
What do the terms romance, mystery, fiction, sci-fi bring to mind? Have you ever wondered if there is more to these terms than what meets the eye? Are you looking to expand your reading horizons? Every season, roughly every 3 months, we move on to...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

DMPL Virtual Genre Voyager Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Programming - Zoom
Registration
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming - Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
What do the terms romance, mystery, fiction, sci-fi bring to mind? Have you ever wondered if there is more to these terms than what meets the eye? Are you looking to expand your reading horizons? Every season, roughly every 3 months, we move on to...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Grab-and-Go Thursday

10:00am - 4:00pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play & Learn
Event Details:
Thursdays are Grab-and-Go at DMPL! Stop by any DMPL branch during their curbside hours to pick up your Summer Reading Grab-and-Go Bag, full of take-home crafts and activities appropriate for *ages 2 to 12, as well as a Summer Read...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Let's Paint! with ASAP: Tropical Landscape Painting

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Take & Make
Event Details:
Join* After School Arts Program (ASAP) teaching artist Jill Wells for a virtual art lesson in tropical landscape painting! Using just four paint colors, a round brush, mixed-media paper, a cup for water, and a paper towel, you'll learn to c...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Storytelling with Donna Washington

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Online Programming
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Performances
Event Details:
Enjoy the art of storytelling with Donna Washington! Donna Washington is an internationally known, multiple award winning storyteller, spoken word recording artist, and author. Donna has even been called a “Walking Disney Movie”, and told she wa...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Storytime: Mermaid Fun!

10:15am - 10:45am
Online Programming
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Youth Librarian Miss Janee virtually for our Virtual Storytime Friday mornings at 10:15 AM on Facebook! Gather the family and go under the sea with mermaids when kids listen to the story, Three Little Mermaids by Mara Van Fleet and count the sea...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Leak-Proof Bag Experiment

10:15am - 11:00am
Online Programming
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Play & Learn
Event Details:
Watch as Miss Jennifer shows you how to poke holes in a plastic bag without causing any leaks. Supplies you will need: Water Plastic bag that seals Sharpened pencils Tray or bowl  This deals with the science concepts of polym...