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Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Program Type: Author Event, Storytime
Event Details:
Welcome author and librarian Lydia Sigwarth for a very special storytime and book signing!  Written by Lydia M. Sigwarth, Dear Librarian offers a moving true story—first told on the critically acclaimed radio show, NPR's This American Li...
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Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 68
Event Details:
Come one, come all to a fun family night at the library! This month we'll be celebrating all things fall and getting one more use out of those costumes by wearing them to the library. For all ages. Please register each person attending (children and ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Preschool Halloween Storytime

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Put on your favorite costume and join us for not-too-spooky stories and Halloween fun at the library.  For ages 0-6 plus an adult.  Registration required. ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Preschool Halloween Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 99
Event Details:
Put on your favorite costume and join us for not-too-spooky stories and Halloween fun at the library.  For ages 0-6 plus an adult.  Registration required. ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Preschool Halloween Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 96
Event Details:
Put on your favorite costume and join us for not-too-spooky stories and Halloween fun at the library.  For ages 0-6 plus an adult.  Registration required. ...
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 "School-Age Children" group.

Kids Club Read - El Deafo

4:15pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
If you like to read and talk about books, this club is for you. Join us for discussion and activities related to this month's book El Deafo by Cece Bell! If you need a copy of the book, please come to the Children's Desk and check out a book clu...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

After School Adventures

3:45pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Join us in the Community Room after school to embark on an adventure! For ages 5-12, 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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
Join the West Des Moines Library in welcoming Timothy Perkins and CultureALL to this month's family night!  https://www.cultureall.org/ambassadors/timothy-perkins Timothy is a Native American veteran with over 32 years of military service....
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
If you like to read and talk about graphic novels, this club is for you. Join us for discussion and activities related to this month's book, When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed. If you need a copy of the book, p...
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: School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Vince Valdez, a lifelong West Des Moines resident, has spent decades researching and recording the history of Latinos in Valley Junction. Many families immigrated to Iowa to work on the railroads and stayed to raise families and contributed to our ri...
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.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: 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 5th & 6th grade chorus at Westridge Elementary! ...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
If you like to read and talk about books, this club is for you. Join us for discussion and activities related to this month's book Power Forward : a Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream series by Hena Khan! If you need a copy of the book, pl...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

After School Adventures

3:45pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Join us in the Community Room after school to embark on an adventure! For ages 5-12, registration required. ...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Book Club
Event Details:
If you like to read and talk about graphic novels, this club is for you. Join us for discussion and activities related to this month's book, Smile by Raina Telgemeier. If you need a copy of the book, please come to the Children's Desk and c...
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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.
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Model Trains

9:00am - 5:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:
Stop by the West Des Moines Library from 9AM-5PM to see the DesMoinNTrak's N-scale working layout. This event is open to adults and children of all ages. Make sure to stop by the Children's Department for a fun train craft before you leave! No r...
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.

Model Trains

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:
Stop by the West Des Moines Library from 2-4PM to see the DesMoinNTrak's N-scale working layout. This event is open to adults and children of all ages. Make sure to stop by the Children's Department for a fun train craft before you leave! No reg...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
If you like to read and talk about books, this club is for you. Join us for discussion and activities related to your favorite book or most current book read! For ages 7-10. Register anytime by filling out the form, call 222-3405, or stop in to ...
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: School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Des Moines’ oldest neighborhood, Sherman Hill, was named a historic district in 1979. Original residents, Hoyt Sherman and James Savery were contemporaries of the Jordan family, and the area is home to amazing architecture and a story of the journey ...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Book Club
Event Details:
If you like to read and talk about graphic novels, this club is for you. Join us for discussion and activities related to this month's book. For ages 8-12. Register anytime by calling 222-3405. ...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
If you like to read and talk about books, this club is for you. Join us for discussion and activities related to this month's book Love that Dog by Sharon Creech! If you need a copy of the book, please come to the Children's Desk and check ...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Book Club
Event Details:
If you like to read and talk about graphic novels, this club is for you. Join us for discussion and activities related to this month's book. For ages 8-12. Register anytime by calling 222-3405. ...
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: School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
In May 1917, the United States opened the very first Officers Training Camp for Black men in military history. The location-Fort Des Moines. Over the next 6 months, 1,200 Black men are trained to lead segregated commands in World War I, all the while...