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Teen Nintendo Switch Free-Play

Monday, July 15, 2024 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Center at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Teens! Spend time in the air conditioning with friends. We're bringing out the Nintendo Switch for free-play on Mondays during June and July. Enjoy a selection of games, and space ...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Teen Center
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Program
Event Details:

Teens! Spend time in the air conditioning with friends. We're bringing out the Nintendo Switch for free-play on Mondays during June and July. Enjoy a selection of games, and space to relax! No registration required.

CIRCLE - Des Moines: Makala Tabbert

Monday, July 15, 2024 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Purpose of Meeting:

Homeschool Co-Op gathering. Making cardboard suncatchers! *This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library.

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting

Homeschool Co-Op gathering. Making cardboard suncatchers!
*This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library.

This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Family Night at the Library! - Water Tag!

Monday, July 15, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Age Group:
Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

July is always HOT! So, we're going to head out back on the library lawn and have an old fashioned water fight! This won't be like your back yard though. We'll have obstacles, base...

Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Details:

July is always HOT! So, we're going to head out back on the library lawn and have an old fashioned water fight! This won't be like your back yard though. We'll have obstacles, bases, and teams! Think laser tag but with water.

This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:00am
StoryRoom at Main Branch
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Babies, Toddlers
Event Details:

Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes. Each week we will incorporate activities that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, ...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes.

This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
StoryRoom at Main Branch
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Babies, Toddlers
Event Details:

Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes. Each week we will incorporate activities that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, ...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes.

This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Kids & Tween Club Read Mash-Up! (early registration)

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Book Club
Age Group:
School-Age Children, Teens
Event Details:

Join us this summer as our three book clubs join forces! Instead of us telling you which book to read, we decide on a theme, and you get to read ANY book that fits. Bring your book...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children, Teens
Program Type: Book Club
Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:

Join us this summer as our three book clubs join forces! Instead of us telling you which book to read, we decide on a theme, and you get to read ANY book that fits.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Millie Knee Classroom at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One  Do you have a specific computer, mobile device, or other technology related questions?  We are here to help!  Sign up for a 30 minute privat...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Millie Knee Classroom at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One  Do you have a specific computer, mobile device, or other technology related questions?  We are here to help!  Sign up for a 30 minute privat...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Board Meeting
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Visit the Library Board of Trustees webpage for the meeting agenda and minutes from past meetings. The City of West Des Moines and the West Des Moines Public Library encourages ...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:

Visit the Library Board of Trustees webpage for the meeting agenda and minutes from past meetings.

This event is in the "Babies" group.

Babies on the Move- Water Play!

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Babies
Event Details:

Join us for a special outdoor playtime with water. Great for sensory exploration, fine motor development and open-ended play. Each baby/adult group will be provided materials ...

Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Babies
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:

Join us for a special outdoor playtime with water. Great for sensory exploration, fine motor development and open-ended play. Each baby/adult group will be provided materials to use. Please bring a blanket or towel.

This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Family Storytime

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Toddlers, Preschool
Event Details:

Join us in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes all with an early literacy focus! For ages 2-6 w/adult. No registration required.  

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Join us in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes all with an early literacy focus!

For ages 2-6 w/adult. No registration required.

 

This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Family Storytime

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Toddlers, Preschool
Event Details:

Join us in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes all with an early literacy focus! For ages 2-6 w/adult. No registration required.  

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Join us in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes all with an early literacy focus!

For ages 2-6 w/adult. No registration required.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Craft Night - Giant Paper Flowers

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Craft
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Engage your creativity. Relieve stress. Make something beautiful. Learn a new skill. You can do all this at Adult Craft Night! Enjoy a relaxing craft time just ...

Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Craft
Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:

Engage your creativity.

Relieve stress.

Make something beautiful.

Learn a new skill.

You can do all this at Adult Craft Night!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Step Back in Time: Historical Fiction book group

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Outreach
Program Type:
Book Club
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Historical fiction is a great way to learn about people and events through stories that bring history to life. Our group discusses titles from a wide variety of time/places/people....

Required
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:

Historical fiction is a great way to learn about people and events through stories that bring history to life. Our group discusses titles from a wide variety of time/places/people.

This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Friday Craft for Kids - Sun & Rainbow

All Day
Main Branch
Program Type:
Craft
Age Group:
Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Each Friday we will provide a different fun, hands-on, screen-free craft project or activity to take home and enjoy! Available at the Children's Desk during library hours while sup...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:

Each Friday we will provide a different fun, hands-on, screen-free craft project or activity to take home and enjoy!

This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Outreach : Rose Farm

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 9:00am - 9:30am
WoW Truck at Main Branch
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Rose Farm for their Farm School series each Friday from June 7th-July 26th [Note: Farm School continues through August 9, library visit...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Rose Farm for their Farm School series each Friday from June 7th-July 26th [Note: Farm School continues through August 9, library visits will stop on July 26.]

This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Outreach : Rose Farm

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
WoW Truck at Main Branch
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Rose Farm for their Farm School series each Friday from June 7th-July 26th [Note: Farm School continues through August 9, library visit...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Rose Farm for their Farm School series each Friday from June 7th-July 26th [Note: Farm School continues through August 9, library visits will stop on July 26.]

This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Outreach : Rose Farm

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
WoW Truck at Main Branch
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Rose Farm for their Farm School series each Friday from June 7th-July 26th [Note: Farm School continues through August 9, library visit...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Rose Farm for their Farm School series each Friday from June 7th-July 26th [Note: Farm School continues through August 9, library visits will stop on July 26.]

This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Outreach: Mayor Tom Becker Park (Cumming)

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
WoW Truck at Main Branch
Age Group:
Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Mayor Tom Becker Park in Cumming! Create a new library card while you're there and check out some fun library materials. We'll be ...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Mayor Tom Becker Park in Cumming! Create a new library card while you're there and check out some fun library materials.

This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Friday Flicks: The Little Mermaid

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Film
Age Group:
Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

All movies are shown at 1:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room. No registration is needed, though space is limited. Today's movie will be The Little Mermaid (Rated PG, 2h 15m...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School-Age Children
Program Type: Film
Event Details:

All movies are shown at 1:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room. No registration is needed, though space is limited. Today's movie will be The Little Mermaid (Rated PG, 2h 15min).

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Millie Knee Classroom at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One  Do you have a specific computer, mobile device, or other technology related questions?  We are here to help!  Sign up for a 30 minute privat...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Millie Knee Classroom at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One  Do you have a specific computer, mobile device, or other technology related questions?  We are here to help!  Sign up for a 30 minute privat...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Millie Knee Classroom at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One  Do you have a specific computer, mobile device, or other technology related questions?  We are here to help!  Sign up for a 30 minute privat...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Puzzle Competition

Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Do you love puzzles? Have you ever thought about entering a puzzle competition? Put together a team of up to 4 people to join us on the afternoon of July 20th at 1:00 p.m...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Do you love puzzles? Have you ever thought about entering a puzzle competition? Put together a team of up to 4 people to join us on the afternoon of July 20th at 1:00 p.m. to test your team's puzzling prowess against 5 other teams.