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Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Performer
Event Details:
Please join us for a fun program for all ages with local musician Kevin Bodtke where you can not only hear some great music, but learn how to play the harmonica and join in! Kevin Bodtke has a reputation for not only being a great musician, but a tru...
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Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:
Registration begins at 9:00am today for programs at the Library. You may register in person, on the library's online calendar, or by phone. Youth programs - youthservices@wdm.iowa.gov - 515.222.3405 Adult programs - library@wdm.iowa.gov - 515.2...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
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This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
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This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
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Summer Escape Scavenger Hunt

9:00am - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Event Details:
Join the WDM Library on a GooseChase across our city! We'll be issuing challenges all day via the GooseChase app to take you on an adventure across West Des Moines. There will be plenty of challenges to do at home as well. There are also challenges s...
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 for a captivating evening of music with guitarist and storyteller Jerry Barlow. Two summers ago, Jerry spent several weeks in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and is excited to bring some of the stories and music he learned at the Gaelic Colle...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Performer
Event Details:
We are happy to welcome musician Heath Alan for an all-ages, family friendly musical Blues performance! Heath Alan (Pattschull) is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Des Moines, Iowa. Heath was nurtured and mentored by some of Iowa's...
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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Performer
Event Details:
Do you think all Blues music sounds the same? Think again! Local Blues artist and Drake University professor Tom Buckmiller will be presenting a History of the Blues program at the Library. Not only will you hear some fantastic music, but you’ll also...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
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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
Event Details:
Registration begins at 9:00am today for programs at the Library. You may register in person, on the library's online calendar, or by phone. Youth programs - youthservices@wdm.iowa.gov - 515.222.3405 Adult programs - library@wdm.iowa.gov - 515.2...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Invasive Plants Display

All Day 7/1 - 7/30
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Lobby Display Case
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Exhibit
Event Details:
Valley High School Senior, Nate Connolly, presents his honors project - a display of invasive plants in the West Des Moines prairies and woodlands. Information provided includes what problems invasive plants cause, how they enter our natural areas, a...
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 "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
Event Details:
Registration begins at 9:00am today for programs at the Library. You may register in person, on the library's online calendar, or by phone. Youth programs - youthservices@wdm.iowa.gov - 515.222.3405 Adult programs - library@wdm.iowa.gov - 515.2...
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 "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 "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
Event Details:
Registration begins at 9:00am today for programs at the Library. You may register in person, on the library's online calendar, or by phone. Youth programs - youthservices@wdm.iowa.gov - 515.222.3405 Adult programs - library@wdm.iowa.gov - 515.2...
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 "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
Event Details:
Registration begins at 9:00am today for programs at the Library. You may register in person, on the library's online calendar, or by phone. Youth programs - youthservices@wdm.iowa.gov - 515.222.3405 Adult programs - library@wdm.iowa.gov - 515.2...
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 "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
Event Details:
Registration begins at 9:00am today for programs at the Library. You may register in person, on the library's online calendar, or by phone. Youth programs - youthservices@wdm.iowa.gov - 515.222.3405 Adult programs - library@wdm.iowa.gov - 515.2...
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 "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
Event Details:
Registration begins at 9:00am today for programs at the Library. You may register in person, on the library's online calendar, or by phone. Youth programs - youthservices@wdm.iowa.gov - 515.222.3405 Adult programs - library@wdm.iowa.gov - 515.2...
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
Room: Community Room
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Performer
Event Details:
Stop by the Library Community Room for a fun winter concert from the 6th grade chorus at Westridge Elementary! ...
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...