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This event is in the "All Ages" group.

2024 Summer Reading Display

All Day 5/11 - 6/30
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Lobby Display Case
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Exhibit
Event Details:

In the theme of our 2024 Summer Escape logo, come explore an explosion of comic book and super hero memorabilia in our front display case! This colorful curation was put together by local artist Kyle Chizek. None of these items are for sale.

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

Outreach: Legion Park

11:00am - 12:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: All Ages, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Visit the library at Legion Park! We'll have the WoW Truck there to sign up for library cards and check out library materials.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
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.

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.
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Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Program Type: Performer
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Whether visiting other planets, viewing meteor showers or fixing alien spaceships, this interactive music and storytelling program teaches us about the differences between stars, moons, the planets of our solar system, and meteors, meteoroids, and

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.

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.

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

Life Around the Pond

1:30pm - 2:15pm
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Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Program, Performer
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Join Jess Lancial, West Des Moines naturalist as we discover all the mysteries of the library pond. Please be sure to wear sunscreen and be ready to go outside! Shoes that can get wet and/or muddy are advised.

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

Life Around the Pond

2:30pm - 3:15pm
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Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Program, Performer
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Join Jess Lancial, West Des Moines naturalist as we discover all the mysteries of the library pond. Please be sure to wear sunscreen and be ready to go outside! Shoes that can get wet and/or muddy are advised.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Babies" group.

Babies on the Move- Playtime!

10:00am - 11:00am
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Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Join us for a special playtime just for ages 1month-18 months. This program will offer multiple stations for active and sensory play. Crawl, roll, grab, explore- come play with us! Registration required.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Diamond Art Crafternoon for Teens

2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Make your own diamond art with us! Decorate a coaster using various colored diamonds to produce a glittery design to take home and enjoy! Program intended for grades 6-12. Registration required.

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

Family Storytime

6:30pm - 7:00pm
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

10:30am - 11:00am
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.
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Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

This month's craft features Origami - the technique of folding paper into decorative geometric shapes.  Skills required for this craft include repetitive fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.  Prior origami experience is

This event is in the "Adults" group.
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Offsite Event
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
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.
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

9:00am - 9:30am
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

10:00am - 10:30am
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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:

This month's craft features Origami - the technique of folding paper into decorative geometric shapes.  Skills required for this craft include repetitive fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.  Prior origami experience is

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

11:00am - 11:30am
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.]