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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.
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.  This...
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 "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. This week ...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Friday Flicks : Encanto

1:30pm - 3:15pm
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 Encanto (Rated PG, 1h 39min). Popcorn and water will be provided, or you may bring your own snack...
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.

Window Painting

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:
Have you ever had a chance to paint on glass? It's fun! Come and help us create beautiful, temporary "stained glass" on the library windows around the Youth Services Department. We'll meet outside on the trail between the library building and th...
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.

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...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Performer
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Kids will have fun getting fit and flexible with yoga through poses, games, mindfulness and more. Led by Sara Weis, author of the Go Go Yoga Kids book series. For ages 5-12; registration required. Each participant should bring a towel or yo...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Performer
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Kids will have fun getting fit and flexible with yoga through poses, games, mindfulness and more. Led by Sara Weis, author of the Go Go Yoga Kids book series. For ages 5-12; registration required. Each participant should bring a towel or yo...
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. This week ...
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.

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 "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.  This...
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 Space Jam (PG, 1h 28min). Popcorn and water will be provided, or you may bring your own snack and...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Magician Mikayla Oz

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School-Age Children
Program Type: Performer
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
Mikayla Oz got her start at in magic when she was 4 years old after seeing a magic show at the local library. This magic show sparked a hobby that she turned into a career, and now Mikayla performs at a numerous libraries all over the United States.&...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Kids Club Read Mash-Up!

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Join us this summer as our two book clubs join forces! Instead of us telling you which book to read, we decide on a theme, and you get to read ANY book that fits. Bring your book the day of the program, and we'll all get to see which amazing books we...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Life Around the Pond

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Program, Performer
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join Melanie Perry, West Des Moines naturalist as we discover all the mysteries of the library pond. Please be sure to wear sunscreen and be ready to go outside! For ages 5-12. Registration required. ...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Life Around the Pond

2:30pm - 3:15pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Program, Performer
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join Melanie Perry, West Des Moines naturalist as we discover all the mysteries of the library pond. Please be sure to wear sunscreen and be ready to go outside! For ages 5-12. 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.
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. This week ...
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 "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Friday Flicks : Sing 2

1:30pm - 3:30pm
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 Sing 2 (PG, 1h 50min). Popcorn and water will be provided, or you may bring your own snack and co...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Summer Survivor

10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
For ages 7-12. Registration required. Join us outside for some amazing summer challenges. We'll see if you and your team have what it takes to survive.   Note: The library has a photography policy that you can review here. ...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Summer Survivor

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Details:
For ages 7-12. Registration required. Join us outside for some amazing summer challenges. We'll see if you and your team have what it takes to survive.   Note: The library has a photography policy that you can review here. ...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Performer
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join us for a fun afternoon of learning to hula hoop with Mary Boyvey of Sparkle Hoop Dance! Each participant will receive a hoop to take home, courtesy of the Friends of the Library Foundation. If the weather cooperates, this program will take place...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Performer
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join us for a fun afternoon of learning to hula hoop with Mary Boyvey of Sparkle Hoop Dance! Each participant will receive a hoop to take home, courtesy of the Friends of the Library Foundation. If the weather cooperates, this program will take place...
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.  Come...