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Julie Jewell Art Exhibit

All Day 8/1 - 8/30
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Lobby Display Case
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Exhibit
Event Details:
Julie Nalley-Jewell a native of Iowa started painting at the age of 13 following in the footsteps of her grandmother also a painter. She remembers as a child her grandmother sketching on paper and drawing her little pictures. This affection for paint...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Club Read: 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: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join Alana and Amy on Monday at 7:00 p.m. for Club Read, a book club for adults. You may join us in the Millie Knee Classroom at the library or through Zoom. We will be discussing The Butterfly Effect by Rachel Mans McKenny.  ...

Geanna Grove HOA

7:00pm - 8:45pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting
Annual meeting *This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library....

PEO

12:30pm - 2:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting
Membership Meeting *This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:
Relax, unwind and color your stress away! Studies show that coloring can have a calming effect on the mind and help promote wellness. It's also a way to connect with others, even if it's in a quiet environment. Whether you're looking to spend an hour...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Performer
Event Details:
Please join us on Monday, August 9th at 6:00 pm for The Roots of Rock & Roll, presented by for music historian and teaching artist Joey Leone. Joey will take us through the early years of rock and roll, focusing on the life, influence and music o...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Babies
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Join us for a special outdoor playtime using treasure baskets. Treasure baskets are containers with everyday household and nature items for babies to explore. Great for sensory exploration, fine motor development and open-ended play. Early ...
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: Outreach
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:
When you finish the summer reading goal of 35 days of reading, you will receive a general admission ticket to the Iowa Cubs game on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 6:38pm.  Bring your reading logs to the library before Aug. 10th to receive your prize.&nbs...

12U Tigers - Lippold

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting
Parent and players meeting to discuss the upcoming tournament season. *This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library....
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Study Room A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
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 also welcome.  Staff can help with specific ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Study Room A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
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 also welcome.  Staff can help with specific ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Study Room A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
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 also welcome.  Staff can help with specific ...
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: 12
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 1st and 2nd Friday we will provide a craft project for adults to take home and enjoy.  Available at the Adult Services Desk during library hours while supplies last.     ...
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. Have you b...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
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 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (PG, 2h 2min). Popcorn and water will be provided, or you may bring your own...
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting
Orientation for newly arrived foreign exchange students *This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library....
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

10:00am - 10:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Study Room A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
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 also welcome.  Staff can help with specific ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Study Room A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
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 also welcome.  Staff can help with specific ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

11:00am - 11:30am
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Study Room A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
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 also welcome.  Staff can help with specific ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
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. If you are interested in attending the meeting but would prefer to attend virtually, Library staff can arrange for virtual access to the meeting.&nb...
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
Seats Remaining: 0
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 ...

Jordan Pointe HOA

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting
Owners annual meeting *This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library....