January 2022 Programming Update

Due to staffing concerns, Youth Services in-person programming, and some Adult Services in-person programming, will be suspended for the remainder of January.  Calendar events affected by this change have been updated.

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Troop 43

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting
*This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library.   ...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Babies
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
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
Age Group: Babies
Program Type: Storytime
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...

Troop 924

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting
Cookie kickoff!! *This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library....
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Book Club Social: Hybrid Edition

7:00pm - 8:45pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Please join Alana and Amy either at the library or in Zoom to discuss what we have been reading and watching this month. Come prepared to share with the group a quick review of a few of the things you have been reading or watching. Click here...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
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 "Adults" group.

Cancelled Tech One-on-One

10:00am - 10:30am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
PLEASE NOTE: This program has been cancelled. 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 private session, walk-in's ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cancelled Tech One-on-One

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
PLEASE NOTE: This program has been cancelled. 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 private session, walk-in's ...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
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...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cancelled Tech One-on-One

11:00am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
PLEASE NOTE: This program has been cancelled. 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 private session, walk-in's ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Event
Event Details:
UPDATE: This author event has been postponed to a later date. Watch this space to see the new announced date in the coming weeks.  The Friends Foundation is proud to present local author Sara Ennis. Sara is the author of two psychologica...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
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
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO STAFFING CONCERNS, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 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 pract...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
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.

Group Service Project

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
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 be performing a variety of tasks . No experience or training nec...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
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
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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
PLEASE NOTE: This program has been cancelled. 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 private session, walk-in's ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
PLEASE NOTE: This program has been cancelled. 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 private session, walk-in's ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
PLEASE NOTE: This program has been cancelled. 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 private session, walk-in's ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Ending the Silence

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Please join us for an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition. This program will includ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
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...