Lunch & Learn: Burying the Lede: The Truth and Fiction of News Reporting and Criminal Justice

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Lunch & Learn

No time to attend an evening or weekend program? Try our new Lunch & Learn series! We’ll have a speaker every first Friday of month at the Waukee Community Center (675 Walnut St). Bring your brown bag lunch  and we’ll provide...

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Sensory Spaces

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The library will be open an extra hour to provide quiet browsing and inclusive programming for individuals of all ages with special sensory needs and their families or care-givers. In addition to computer availability and access to library materia...

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Movie Matinee: The Upside

Thursday, June 13, 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.

Bento 101

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Bento (弁当 bentō) is the Japanese word for a meal packed in a lunchbox. A typical homemade bento is a healthy balance of several different dishes—including rice, fish or meat, eggs, vegetables, pickled foods, and sometimes fruit—all neatly...

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Books on Tap: The Power

Tuesday, June 18, 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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Conversational English

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Come practice your English under the guidance of a trained volunteer teacher from the Iowa International Center. English language learners of all levels are encouraged to join us for a fun, relaxed hour of English practice. No registration or prep...

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Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden Tour

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 12:30 PM

We’re going on a library fieldtrip! Join us for a private tour of the Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden located in downtown Des Moines. A garden staff member will give a brief talk about the garden and answer questions, then you will be free ...

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Astronaut Training Camp

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut? Stop in the library to find out! Drop in and complete several training exercises that will test your physical fitness, language skills, math and science knowledge and more. Participants who visit a...

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Astronaut Training Camp

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut? Stop in the library to find out! Drop in and complete several training exercises that will test your physical fitness, language skills, math and science knowledge and more. Participants who visit a...

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UFOs of the Midwest

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The Midwest has a rich history of UFO and Alien encounters. Each year hundreds of people witness something in the sky that they can't explain. Even more bizarre are those who believe they have come face to face with extraterrestrial beings. Parano...

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