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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...
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Storytime with DART

10:30am - 11:30am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Join the West Des Moines Library and DART in an interactive Storytime on June 8. Kids will hear the story “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus”. Following Storytime everyone will be invited to take a ride on the bus with the pigeon. For ages 0-12, reg...
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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 "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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 "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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 "Babies" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Babies
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
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. Each baby/a...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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 "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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 "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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 "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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 "Babies" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Babies
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join us for a special outdoor playtime with water. Great for sensory exploration, fine motor development and open-ended play. Each baby/adult group will be provided materials to use. Please bring a blanket or towel. We will meet on the south sid...
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 "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.

ISU Insect Zoo

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program, Performer
Event Details:
Bring Those Bugs Inside with the Iowa State University Insect Zoo! Get up close and personal with 100 species of our multi-legged friends, beetles, millipedes, walking sticks, roaches, scorpions, tarantulas and more! Learn all about why these animals...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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 "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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 "Babies" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Babies
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
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. Each baby/a...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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 "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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 "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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 "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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 "Babies" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Babies
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join us for a special outdoor playtime with water. Great for sensory exploration, fine motor development and open-ended play. Each baby/adult group will be provided materials to use. Please bring a blanket or towel. We will meet on the south sid...
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.

Summer Finale: Water Party!

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:
Come and celebrate the end of our 2022 Summer Reading Challenge! This year's finale will feature a variety of water-based games and activities, from a foam machine to a giant inflatable slip-n-slide to a dunk tank and more! Come ready to get wet and ...
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 "Babies" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Babies
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
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 ...