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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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Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Fire Prevention Week is right around the corner!  And, with cooler temperatures arriving, it’s a great time to learn about fire safety. The West Des Moines Fire Department will present a program with tips on fire safety for your home. ...
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Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Join Nate for a fun family activity! This month we'll be hosting Christine Carroll of Pink Stew Entertainment as she leads us in a Halloween themed balloon art workshop! For all ages. Please register each person attending (children and adults). ...
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: 0
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, I Survived: Hurricane Katrina, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis. If you need a copy of the book, please come to the Childre...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join us in the Community Room after school to embark on an adventure! This month, we’ll get gross and make slime to creep out your friends and family! For ages 5-12, registration required. ...
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: 3
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. If you need a copy of the book, please come to the Children's Desk and check out a book club copy! For ages 8...
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:
The Monarchs need our help!    Did you know that the migratory Monarch Butterfly was recently added to the endangered species list?  In recent years the monarch population has been declining rapidly, but there's stil...
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.
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, Ricky Riccotta's Mighty Robot by Dav Pilkey. If you need a copy of the book, please come to the Children's Desk a...
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: 20
Event Details:
Go on a different adventure every month month after school! Join us in the Community Room 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: 20
Event Details:
Join Nate for a fun family activity! This month, we'll discover Iowa’s fascinating paleontological past by looking at fossils found in the state. Learn how fossils form and where to find them. We’ll also have fun making some fossils with playdough. F...
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 graphic novels, this club is for you. Join us for discussion and activities related to this month's book. If you need a copy of the book, please come to the Children's Desk and check out a book club copy! For ages 8...
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 "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, Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke. If you need a copy of the book, please come to the Children's Desk and check out a book...
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 graphic novels, this club is for you. Join us for discussion and activities related to this month's book. If you need a copy of the book, please come to the Children's Desk and check out a book club copy! For ages 8...
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: 20
Event Details:
Join Nate for a fun family activity! We'll be doing something different each month. For all ages. Please register each person attending (children and adults).  This program is meant to be a family event. Please plan on at least one adult atte...
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: 20
Event Details:
Go on a different adventure every month month after school! Join us in the Community Room to embark on an adventure! For ages 5-12, registration required. ...
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: 50
Event Details:
Try some basic moves from different dance styles, learn a little history behind dance, and watch short performances.  Dancers from Yaro Dance Company will be there to show their shoes and costumes and talk about their love of dance! Present...
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join Nate for a fun family activity! We'll be doing something different each month. For all ages. Please register each person attending (children and adults).  This program is meant to be a family event. Please plan on at least one adult atte...
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:
This month, we want you to bring your own book to talk about! Bring your favorite book. Bring the book your currently reading. Bring your LEAST favorite book. Just bring a book and be ready to tell us a little bit about it! BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!...
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: 20
Event Details:
Go on a different adventure every month month after school! Join us in the Community Room 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.

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...