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Family Night at the Library!

6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Join Nate for a fun family activity! We'll be doing something different each month.  For all ages. Please register each person attending (children and adults).  This program is meant to be a family event. Please plan on at least one adul...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Please join Alana and Amy to discuss what everyone has been reading and watching this month. You may join us in the Millie Knee Classroom upstairs at the library or in Zoom. Come prepared to share with the group a quick review of a few of the...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
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.

Toddler Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
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 "School-Age Children" group.

Kids Club Read - Dragons in a Bag

4:15pm - 5:00pm
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Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
If you like to read and talk about books, this club is for you. Join us for discussion and activities related to this month's book Dragons in a Bag (#1 in the series) by Zetta Elliott. If you need a copy of the book, please come to the Children'...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Event
Event Details:
The Friends Foundation is proud to present local author Sarah Noll Wilson. Her book, Don’t Feed the Elephants! is a deep dive into avoidance in relationships, and in doing so creating a harmful barrier to success. The in-person event begins at 6...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Baby Doll Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
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 "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Baby Doll Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
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.

Group Service Project (GSP)

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Are you looking for a few Silver Cord, Community Service, or other volunteer hours? The Library is looking for volunteers to help with a monthly group service project. We will perform a variety of tasks. No experience or training necessary!...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

After School Adventures

3:45pm - 4:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Go on a different adventure every month month after school! Sign up this month and participate in a vehicular building challenge using everyone's favorite interlocking brick system. Join us in the Community Room to embark on an adventure! For ages...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Family Storytime

6:30pm - 7:30pm
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 followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus! For ages 2-6 w/adult.    ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
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 followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus! For ages 2-6 w/adult.    ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Please join us for a first-person experience of an individual Iowa soldier's Civil War Experience. You'll learn about Iowa's involvement, but will be introduced to a returning Civil War veteran (portrayed by O.J. Fargo) who will detail his experience...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Final Friday Fiber Club

10:00am - 11:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Do you embroider, cross-stitch, crochet, or knit? All fiber artists are invited to join us for Final Friday Fiber Club, an informal opportunity to get together with other fiber artists to make new friends while creating your own handmade masterpieces...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
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 followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus! For ages 2-6 w/adult.    ...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Friday Flicks: Wonka

1:30pm - 3:30pm
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 Wonka (Rated PG, 1h 52min). Popcorn and water will be provided, or you may bring your own snack and cov...
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
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
We’re happy to officially introduce the public to our new Words on Wheels vehicle! Stop by the library's front parking lot between 2 – 6 PM on April 26th for vehicle tours and giveaways of library swag. The Kates Kookies Cookie-Mobile will also be in...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Saturday Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Drop in and join us in the storyroom for Saturday Storytime! Build a lifetime love of books and reading as we share stories, songs, and interactive rhymes with an early literacy focus. For ages 0-6 w/adult. No registration. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

WDM Writer's Group

10:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Southwoods Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
This in-person group is open to aspiring authors of all experience levels. Each participant brings an approximately 1500-word excerpt of their work-in-progress to read aloud. Fellow writers offer constructive critique following each writer's turn. Cu...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Saturday Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Drop in and join us in the storyroom for Saturday Storytime! Build a lifetime love of books and reading as we share stories, songs, and interactive rhymes with an early literacy focus. For ages 0-6 w/adult. No registration. ...
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting
This is a free community event. We will have pizza and fun activities for the girls! There will be an opportunity for members to renew their membership and new girls to join! *This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines ...