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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:
Reading is a superpower! For Children's Book Week we will provide a fun, hands-on, screen-free craft project to take home and enjoy! You can also pick up an activity sheet.  Available at the Children's Desk during library hours while supplies la...
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.
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This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Registration begins today for our 2021 Summer Escape at the library! This year we are expanding our traditional reading program to include a series of fun "escapes" for all ages. Sign up today online or via the Beanstack app (for iOS or Android)...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Virtual
Age Group: School-Age Children, Teens
Program Type: Author Event, Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 45
Event Details:
This month author John David Anderson will join us virtually to discuss his book Posted! For ages 8+. This event will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required and the event link will be sent directly to event participants. While supp...
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 and we woul...
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.

Chalk the Walk

10:00am - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
For all ages, no registration. Come on out and help us decorate the sidewalk around the library! We'll use sidewalk chalk to create fun art that everyone can enjoy as they walk the trail around the pond.  ...
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 and we woul...
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: Outreach
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Performer
Event Details:
Location: Jamie Hurd Amphitheater Join Chicago award winning kids musician, Little Miss Ann (Ann Torralba), former Chicago Public School teacher, mom to University of Iowa daughter, and first generation Filipina American for an upbeat, intera...
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 and we woul...
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
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
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 and we woul...
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 x Parks&Rec GooseChase

06/25/2021 @ 12:00pm - 06/27/2021 @ 5:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
Join the WDM Library and WDM Parks & Rec on a GooseChase across our city! We'll be issuing challenges all weekend 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....
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Preschool, School-Age Children
Program Type: Performer
Event Details:
Come learn about pet care from the Furry Friends Refuge! You may even get to visit with some real live pets. For all ages, no registration required. This program will take place outdoors and require social distancing. ...
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 and we woul...
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 and we woul...
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 and we woul...
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 and we woul...
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 and we woul...
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.
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:
Celebrate the end of the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge! Enjoy games and activities and a featured show at the Jamie Hurd Amphitheater with Martika Daniels! Internationally renowned and motivationally captivating, Martika and her one woman show hai...