Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services at this time. Browsing will be unavailable, and public computers will only be available at Central Library by appointment. Curbside Pickup will continue at all locations. Go HERE for all the details about this decision and to see our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location.

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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 45
Event Details:
Join us for a virtual version of our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, featuring special guest speaker Tricia Harris. She is an activist and speaker who has worked at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Educational, Storytimes
Event Details:
Enjoy virtual stories, rhymes, and songs in English and Spanish! Disfruten de cuentos, rimas, ¡y canciones virtuales en inglés y español! facebook.com/dmlib ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Join the Ukulele Craze and Learn How to Play

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Educational
Event Details:
Get started on the ukulele and quickly learn to play familiar tunes while having fun! Play your own ukulele or borrow one of North Side Library's soprano ukuleles with your library card. Natalie Steenson will facilitate this 4-week class, t...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Iowa Goldfinch Award Bookclub

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Help choose the next Iowa Goldfinch Award winner!  The Goldfinch Award is decided entirely by kids in grades K - 3rd.  Join us for a Zoom book club with 3 sessions where you will listen to five of the nominated picture books.  This pro...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AViD Presents: Adam Higginbotham

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Zoom Meeting Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Visits
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 238
Event Details:
British journalist and author Adam Higginbotham released his debut book, the nonfiction bestseller, Midnight in Chernobyl, in 2019. The book earned Higginbotham the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, and was named one of th...
This event is in the "Birth-Preschool" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Storytime: Lions, and Tigers and Bears! Oh, My!

10:15am - 10:45am
Online Programming
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Birth-Preschool, Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Join Miss Mary for a storytime featuring bears, tigers and maybe a lion!  We will read some stories, sing some songs and just have some fun together! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

NFC House Party: Finding and Funding Your Dream Home

10:00am - 12:00pm
Zoom Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Zoom Program Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Educational
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 78
Event Details:
Whether you're just starting to think about purchasing your own home or getting ready to make repairs, our handy panel of experts can help you find your way! Buying a house can be an overwhelming process, but there are several resources available ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Nintendo Switch Teen Tournament: Mario Kart 8

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Programming
Registration
Library Branch: DMPL Virtual
Room: Online Programming
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
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 ...