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This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:
Each Friday we will provide a craft project for adults to take home and enjoy.  Available at the Reference Desk during library hours while supplies last.   For curbside service, please call 515-222-3403 and we would be hap...

Troop 43

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting
Working on a badge *This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech Help with Teens

10:00am - 10:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Tech Help with Teens Register for a 30 minute session for one-on-one help with one of our teen assistants!  Our teen assistants have been trained to help with a variety of technical questions on smart phones, tablets, and laptops.  Pl...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Beginner’s Yoga and Mindfulness with Yoga Alliance certified instructor Meetu Sharma Have you been curious about yoga, but not yet had the opportunity to try it? Or would you like to deepen your existing practice? Would you like to learn relaxatio...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech Help with Teens

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Tech Help with Teens Register for a 30 minute session for one-on-one help with one of our teen assistants!  Our teen assistants have been trained to help with a variety of technical questions on smart phones, tablets, and laptops.  Pl...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech Help with Teens

11:00am - 11:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Tech Help with Teens Register for a 30 minute session for one-on-one help with one of our teen assistants!  Our teen assistants have been trained to help with a variety of technical questions on smart phones, tablets, and laptops.  Pl...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, early literacy skills and of course FU...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, early literacy skills and of course FU...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Lessons of the Holocaust

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Please join us for Lessons of the Holocaust, an informative and compelling program from Iowa teacher-turned-historian, Brad Wilkening. Wilkening uses this grim period in human history to show how we can build the more compassionate and kind world we ...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
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, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds. A...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
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, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds. A...
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting
A free, open to the public, educational seminar on taxes in retirement called Taxes in Retirement 567 - Hosted by Jason Juhl *This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library....
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Dungeons & Dragons

5:30pm - 8:30pm
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Southwoods Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Are you curious about the game Dungeons and Dragons? Have you played D&D before, but need a new group? Hang out with a fun, open group of people as we adventure our way through campaigns and one-shots.  Please note: this program is for adult...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Bring a favorite doll/stuffed animal or use one of ours and join us for Baby Doll Storytime. This program is inspired by Dr. Becky Bailey and Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo's work "Baby Doll Circle Time".  Children will participate in songs, rhym...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
English language learners welcome for this informal, fun, and free program!  English Conversation Practice is perfect for people who speak English but would like to practice both speaking and listening with others.  The group meets for abou...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Bring a favorite doll/stuffed animal or use one of ours and join us for Baby Doll Storytime. This program is inspired by Dr. Becky Bailey and Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo's work "Baby Doll Circle Time".  Children will participate in songs, rhym...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Teens
Event Details:
Are you interested in making the library a better place for teens? Then the WDM Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is for you!  By becoming a member of TAB you can take a leadership role in your community, give input in teen activities, ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Join us in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus! For ages 2-6 w/adult. Registration required, please register for each week of Family Storytim...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Join us in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus! For ages 2-6 w/adult. Registration required, please register for each week of Family Storytim...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

YA Not Club Read

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Are you a "Grown Up" but you like to read Young Adult books?  Are you looking for a book club that doesn’t take itself too seriously?  Then YA Not join us for YA Not Club Read! YA Not Club Read is our non-traditional book club for "...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:
Each Friday we will provide a craft project for adults to take home and enjoy.  Available at the Reference Desk during library hours while supplies last.   For curbside service, please call 515-222-3403 and we would be hap...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Join us in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus! For ages 2-6 w/adult. Registration required, please register for each week of Family Storytim...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
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.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Performer
Event Details:
Stop by the Library Community Room for a fun winter concert from the 6th grade chorus at Westridge Elementary! ...