Upcoming Events

Aug 18 2022 - 9:00am
Learn how to get the interviews you want by preparing a resume that appropriately sells you to prospective employers. This free, virtual employment workshop held via Zoom is offered by IowaWORKS every 2 weeks on Thursday at 9:00am. Please contact the Des Moines IowaWORKS American Job Center by... more
Aug 19 2022 - 4:00pm
Bricks and beads photo.
Calling all crafty engineers! Register to drop in any time during this event to get creative with the library's Lego collection or to make a perler bead design. Lego creations may be put on temporary display in the library after the event, and perler bead creations may be taken home. Recommended... more
Aug 20 2022 - 10:00am
Ready, set, stretch! Wake up relaxed with fun stories and yoga inspired stretches for families. Children and their caregivers should arrive prepared to move in comfortable clothes. Please bring your own yoga mats or towels. Registration is required. If you or anyone in your household is feeling... more
Aug 22 2022 (All day)
Don't forget! Today is the last day to turn in your Bonus Bingo sheet for an extra prize.
Aug 22 2022 - 10:00am
Photo of babytime.
For infants (0-17 mo.) and caregivers. 15-20 minutes of songs, rhymes and books, followed by playtime to build early literacy skills. Monthly registration is required and opens on August 1. If you or anyone in your household is feeling unwell in any way, please help prevent the spread of illness... more
Aug 23 2022 - 10:00am
Image of Melanie with a book.
Enjoy 20-25 minutes of short stories, songs and lots of movement, followed by playtime to build early literacy skills. Recommended for 18 mo.-3 year olds and their care-givers. Each session in the same week is a repeat event; participants are asked to limit attendance to one session per week. ... more
Aug 23 2022 - 10:00am
Image of Eliza holding book.
Enjoy 25-30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes, then stay to make a craft that goes along with the stories. Preschool storytime is recommended for children and their caregivers who are able to sit still for longer stories to develop school readiness; this is generally children ages 3.5-5 years... more
Aug 23 2022 - 11:00am
Image of Melanie with a book.
Enjoy 20-25 minutes of short stories, songs and lots of movement, followed by playtime to build early literacy skills. Recommended for 18 mo.-3 year olds and their care-givers. Each session in the same week is a repeat event; participants are asked to limit attendance to one session per week. ... more
Aug 23 2022 - 11:00am
Image of Eliza holding book.
Enjoy 25-30 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes, then stay to make a craft that goes along with the stories. Preschool storytime is recommended for children and their caregivers who are able to sit still for longer stories to develop school readiness; this is generally children ages 3.5-5 years... more
Aug 24 2022 - 10:00am
Image of Melanie with a book.
Enjoy 20-25 minutes of short stories, songs and lots of movement, followed by playtime to build early literacy skills. Recommended for 18 mo.-3 year olds and their care-givers. Each session in the same week is a repeat event; participants are asked to limit attendance to one session per week. ... more

Week of August 14, 2022

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Aug 15 2022 - 1:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aug 16 2022 - 9:00am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aug 16 2022 - 6:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Aug 19 2022 - 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aug 20 2022 - 10:00am