This Week at DMPL

This Week at DMPL

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Monday, June 21

Park Pack Take-and-Make
June 21-26 (While Supplies last) | Kids | Forest Avenue Library

Scavenger Hunt and Craft for the Pappajohn Sculpture Park
June 21-27 (While supplies last) | Kids | Central Library

Art Camp Workshop*
June 21-25 | 1:30 PM | Teens | East Side Library | Includes a Community Art Show Friday, June 25, at 4:00 PM 

Teen Pride Series*
4:00 PM | Teens | Zoom | Also occurs on June 28.

Backyard Science: Bubble Wands
6:00 PM | Ages 5-10 | South Side Library Lawn

 

Tuesday, June 22

Sunshine Storytime
10:00 AM | Families | East Side Library Lawn

Baby Storytime in the Park
10:30 AM | Families | Beaverdale Park (3333 Adams Avenue)

Firefighter and Fire Truck Show and Tell
12:00 PM | Kids | South Side Library Lawn

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

A Story of Fort Des Moines: Charles Hamilton Houston*
6:00 PM | Adults | Zoom

DMPL Virtual Book Club: The Unkindness of Ghosts*
6:00 PM | Adults | Zoom

 

Wednesday, June 23

Sunshine Storytime
10:00 AM | Kids | Forest Avenue Library

Storytime on the Go!
10:30 AM | Kids | Beaverdale Park (3333 Adams Avenue)

Learn to Slay: Intro to Dungeons & Dragons*
3:00 PM | Teens | Zoom | Also occurs on July 7 & 21

Family Storytime at Belle M. Turner Park
6:00 PM | Kids | Belle M. Turner Park (800 Jerlynn Avenue)

Take & Make: Rainbow Windsock*
6:00 PM | Adults | Zoom

DSM Book Festival Book Club: The Last House Guest*
7:00 PM | Adults | Zoom

 

Thursday, June 24

Youth Art Kits to Go!
June 24 & 25 (While supplies last) | Kids | South Side Library

Sunshine Storytime
10:00 AM | Kids | South Side Library

Family Storytime
10:30 AM | Kids | McHenry Park (1012 Oak Park Avenue)

Art on the Green - Make a Pipe Cleaner and Straw Sculpture
3:00 PM | Kids | Beaverdale Park (3333 Adams Avenue)

Teen Resume Basics with Connect 2 Careers
4:00 PM | Teens | Central Library

 

Friday, June 25

Virtual Stories, Songs, and Movement
10:15 AM | Kids | Facebook

Family Storytime in the Park
10:30 AM | Kids | Colby Park (6900 School Street, Windsor Heights)

Giant Board Games
3:30 PM | All Ages | Forest Avenue Library

 

Saturday, June 26

Blank Park Zoo presents Colorful Creatures
9:45 AM | All Ages | East Side Library

Family Storytime in the Park
10:30 AM | Kids | Beaverdale Park

Queer Zine Party
2:00 PM | Adults | Forest Avenue Library

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Children" group.

Park Pack Take and Make

All Day 6/21 - 6/26
Forest Avenue Children’s Area
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Children’s Area
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Come get your take and make at Forest Avenue Library. Inside each bag are activities to do in your yard or any outdoor space with bubbles and nature-art.  As supplies last! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Central Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
The Central Library and the After School Arts Program (ASAP)  will be offering an activity that includes a scavenger hunt and an art project to celebrate the Des Moines Art Festival.  These bags will be available at the pickup window or ins...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Sunshine Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
East Side Library Lawn
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Lawn
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Kids and families! Join Miss Maddie outside at East Side Library on the lawn for Sunshine Storytime at 10:00 a.m.! Bring a blanket, chair or tarp and listen to silly stories and move to fun songs outside on the Library Lawn under the t...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.

Baby Storytime in the Park

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Birth-Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Miss Jennifer at Beaverdale Park at 10:30 AM for this special outdoor Baby Storytime. Bring your own blanket or chair for rhymes, bounces, puppets, and more out on the grass! Baby Storytime is recommended for children ages 0-2 years...

Disclaimer(s)

Children’s Program

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

Inclement Weather

This program is hosted outdoors. In case of inclement weather please check back here for updates. 

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Firefighter and Fire Truck Show and Tell

12:00pm - 1:00pm
South Side Library Lawn
Library Branch: South Side Library
Room: South Side Library Lawn
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Join our neighborhood firefighters at the South Side Library's parking lot as they show us what it takes to do their job. Get a chance to see the equipment they use AND take a look around their fire truck from 12:00-1:00 p.m. The Fire ...

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.

Conversations & Coffee

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Forest Avenue Library Lawn
Library Branch: Forest Avenue Library
Room: Forest Avenue Library Lawn
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 at Forest Avenue Library for chats and snacks! Activities are provided to prompt and encourage conversatio...

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 "Teens" group.

Art Camp Workshop

1:30pm - 3:00pm
East Side Library Lawn
Registration
Library Branch: East Side Library
Room: East Side Library Lawn
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Calling all young artists and creative teens!  Join us for a  week long workshop  for teens outside at the East Side Library.  Each day we will hear from a local artist or creator, get inspired by their work, and then use our supp...

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.
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational, Heritage/History Month
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 77
Event Details:
In May 1917, the United States opens the very first Officers Training Camp for Black men in military history. The location – Fort Des Moines. Over the next six months, 1,200 Black men are trained to lead segregated commands in World War I, all the wh...