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

Virtual Baby Doll Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal 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, rhymes, and stories ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
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! Available at the Children's Desk during library hours while supplies last. For curbside service, please call 515-222-3405 and we woul...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: All Ages
Event Details:
From January 1st to January 31st, West Des Moines Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Simon & Schuster. Books Like Us is a celebration of diversity, harnessing the trans...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Virtual Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Build a lifetime love of books and reading. Join us as we share stories, songs, and interactive rhymes with an early literacy focus. For ages 0-6 w/adult. No registration. This event will be hosted live on the library's YouTube channel.  ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Join Melanie Perry, our very own West Des Moines Naturalist, for a special nature storytime series. Each week will feature fun stories and a special friend from the Nature Lodge! This event will be hosted live on the library's YouTube channel.&n...
This event is in the "Babies" group.

Virtual Lapsit Lambs

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Babies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Incl...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Virtual Baby Doll Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal 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, rhymes, and stories ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
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! Available at the Children's Desk during library hours while supplies last. For curbside service, please call 515-222-3405 and we woul...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Virtual Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Build a lifetime love of books and reading. Join us as we share stories, songs, and interactive rhymes with an early literacy focus. For ages 0-6 w/adult. No registration. This event will be hosted live on the library's YouTube channel.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club: Zoom Edition!

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Please join Alana and Amy for a discussion of Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict on February 8th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. This title is available in both Bridges and Hoopla.  Once you register below, you will receive the link to the Zoom m...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Join Melanie Perry, our very own West Des Moines Naturalist, for a special nature storytime series. Each week will feature fun stories and a special friend from the Nature Lodge! This event will be hosted live on the library's YouTube channel.&n...
This event is in the "Babies" group.

Virtual Lapsit Lambs

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Babies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Incl...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: School-Age Children, Teens
Program Type: Author Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43
Event Details:
This month author Padma Venkatraman will join us virtually to discuss her book The Bridge Home!  For ages 6+. This event will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required and the event link will be sent directly to event participant...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Teens
Event Details:
Are you interested in making the library a better place for teens? Then the WDM Public Library’s TAB is for you!  By becoming a member of TAB you can take a leadership role in your community, give input in teen activities, and help develop the c...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Virtual Baby Doll Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal 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, rhymes, and stories ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

YA Not Club Read

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
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 "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
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! Available at the Children's Desk during library hours while supplies last. For curbside service, please call 515-222-3405 and we woul...
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: Meeting
Event Details:
For accomplished or aspiring writers...informal meetings, writing exercises, share writing, and constructive criticism. Any form of writing is encouraged. Questions? Call 515-222-3413...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Virtual Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Build a lifetime love of books and reading. Join us as we share stories, songs, and interactive rhymes with an early literacy focus. For ages 0-6 w/adult. No registration. This event will be hosted live on the library's YouTube channel.  ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Join Melanie Perry, our very own West Des Moines Naturalist, for a special nature storytime series. Each week will feature fun stories and a special friend from the Nature Lodge! This event will be hosted live on the library's YouTube channel.&n...
This event is in the "Babies" group.

Virtual Lapsit Lambs

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Babies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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, animal sounds, fine and gross motor skills, and of course FUN! Incl...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: All Ages, 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 "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Virtual Baby Doll Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal 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, rhymes, and stories ...