Disney Travel 101

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Planning a Disney Vacation? Attend this session to learn more about the magical possibilities when planning your trip. Travel agent Victoria Ogier will discuss the best time to go to Disney World, where to stay, budgeting, park and transportation ...

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Lessons from the Holocaust

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Join us this Holocaust Remembrance Day for a special presentation by educator Brad Wilkening of the Iowa Holocaust Council. Wilkening will examine how the Nazi party rose to power in Germany, share stories from survivors, and discuss the valuable ...

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Introvert Book Club: Just Mercy

Friday, February 1, 2019 (All day)

Introverts, it’s time to unite! Separately. In your own homes.

If you’ve been wanting to join a book club but are not sure you’re up for the time commitment or the people-ing—this is the book club for you. Each month there’s a new book ...

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Family Disney Fan Trivia Fundraiser

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Team up with your friends or family to prove who is the biggest Disney fan! The following trivia categories will cover a mix of new and classic Disney: 1) Guess the movie from the song clip; 2) Identify the character from a partial photo; 3) Vi...

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Afternoon Book Club: Moloka'i

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Meet at the library at 2:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month for a discussion of each month’s book. Copies of the discussion book may be picked up at the library’s front desk, while supplies last.


Brick Builders

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Lego fans are welcome to join teen volunteers to play with the library’s Legos and complete optional engineering challenges. Your Lego creation may end up on display in the library! No registration required.

Buxton, Iowa: The Making of a One-Of-A-Kind Town

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 1:30 PM

You may have heard of Buxton, Iowa, the coal mining town established in 1900 where five thousand African Americans and Caucasians lived, worked, and attended school together. But do you know how and why the town was created? Using photos and audio...

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Movie Matinee: Crazy Rich Asians

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Join us the second Thursday of every month to watch a movie on the library’s big screen.We will be showing everything from major blockbusters to classics. All movies are free with refreshments are available. No registration is required.

Books on Tap: Little Bee

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Meet at Mickey’s Irish Pub (50 S. E. Laurel Street) at 6:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month.Come for food, drinks, and a discussion of each month’s book. Copies of the discussion book may be obtained at the library’s front desk or a...

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5k Training Basics

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Come and learn how to get 5k ready! Andy Roat, owner of Fleet Feet Sports Des Moines, will discuss various training programs, the importance of good running shoes, common training injuries and how to avoid them, as well as running safety, hydrati...

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