Movie Matinee: First Man

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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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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Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden Tour

Friday, June 28, 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 - 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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Introvert Book Club: Never Let Me Go

Monday, July 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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Conversational English

Thursday, July 4, 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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