Movie Matinee: Poms

Thursday, October 10, 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.

Intro to Modern Calligraphy

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 1:00 PM

In this beginner friendly workshop Jean Wilson will teach to tailor your own personal penmanship into a unique, contemporary style. No previous experience is necessary and left-handers are welcome. Students will be working with calligraphy pens bu...

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Victorian Death Rituals

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 2:00 PM

There's been a death in the family. The mirrors are covered, black crepe ribbons are on the door, and the ladies of the house are airing out their black dresses. In this fascinating presentation Joan Ferry will discuss Victorian death customs—so...

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Books on Tap: From Here to Eternity

Tuesday, October 15, 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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Gentle Yoga

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Emphasis will be placed on mind flexibility and balance, as well as self-confidence and breath control. This class is based on physical postures (asanas), breathing, awareness and listening to the body. Respect for the entire self, mind, body and ...

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Conversational English

Thursday, October 17, 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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Conversational English

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:30 PM

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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Jordan House Tour

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 2:00 PM

It’s time for another library fieldtrip! Join us for a private tour of the historic Jordan House. This Victorian home is one of the oldest structures in Polk Country and the oldest in West Des Moines. Jordan House was also a station on the Under...

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Gentle Yoga

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Emphasis will be placed on mind flexibility and balance, as well as self-confidence and breath control. This class is based on physical postures (asanas), breathing, awareness and listening to the body. Respect for the entire self, mind, body and ...

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Introvert Book Club: There There

Friday, November 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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