Curbside Pickup Service Begins Monday, June 1

All Des Moines Public Library buildings will be 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 begins June 1. 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 "All Ages" group.

Primary Election Polling Place

June 2, 2020
7:00am - 8:00pm
East Side Library Meeting Room
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Library Meeting
Event Details:
The East Side Library Meeting Room is reserved as a Polk County Polling Place. The Meeting Room will open to the public at 7:00 AM and will close to the public and voting will cease at 8:00 PM. Regular library services will not be available due to th...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED Book Club On the Go

June 2, 2020
9:00am - 8:00pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Details:
The book club for those on the go: anytime, anywhere.  This month we'll be reading Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Pick up your copy the first Tuesday of the month at the Central Library circulation desk, or check out a d...
This event is in the "Children" group.

CANCELLED Summer Reading Kickoff: Scavenger Hunt

June 2, 2020
9:15am - 7:45pm
Central Library Children’s Area
Cancelled
Library Branch: Central Library
Room: Central Library Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Kick off Summer Reading in style at Central Library.  You can sign up for our all-summer reading challenge and pick out your own prize book to keep forever.  Then try your hand at our summer scavenger hunt to win candy.   ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

CANCELLED Baby Rhyme Time

June 2, 2020
10:15am - 11:00am
Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: Franklin Avenue Library
Room: Franklin Avenue Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us for rhymes, bounces, songs, and a story. For caregivers and babies from newborns up to eighteen months. ...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

CANCELLED Mother Goose on the Loose

June 2, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
North Side Library Meeting Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: North Side Library
Room: North Side Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Early literacy for babies and toddlers through songs, stories, movement, and music!   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

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

CANCELLED Mother Goose on the Grass with Rosie Reader!

June 2, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
East Side Library Rosie's Nature Nook
Cancelled
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Rosie's Nature Nook
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join us for a very special edition of Mother Goose on the Loose out on the library lawn with Rosie Reader, our library monster mascot!  Celebrate the summer, monsters, and the great outdoors as we read, sing, and play outside!  In case of r...
This event is in the "Children" group.

CANCELLED Swim Storytime!

June 2, 2020
12:15pm - 12:45pm
Cancelled
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Play & Learn, Storytimes
Event Details:
Kids and families! Join Miss Janee for a special 30-minute storytime at Nahas Aquatic Center! Participants can listen (and splash) to fun stories and songs. After storytime, families can stay and swim in the pool as long as you’d like! $4 for adults;...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CANCELLED Conversations & Coffee

June 2, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Conference Room
Cancelled
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Do you want to practice your English skills? Looking to meet new people in your community? Join community members and English language learners alike at Forest Avenue Library and enjoy light refreshments and sparkling conversation! Activities are pro...