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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 "Teens" group.

Laser Tag at the Library

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Join us for laser tag and other games in the Library! This after hours program will feature laser tag using the whole library as your battle field! Snacks and pizza will also be provided. Program participants MUST be between the ages of 12 and 1...
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This event is in the "Teens" group.
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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...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Teens
Event Details:
Are you interested in making the library a better place for teens? Then the WDM Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is for you!  By becoming a member of TAB you can take a leadership role in your community, give input in teen activities, ...
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.
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 "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Teens
Event Details:
Are you interested in making the library a better place for teens? Then the WDM Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is for you!  By becoming a member of TAB you can take a leadership role in your community, give input in teen activities, ...
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 "Teens" group.

Group Service Project

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Are you looking for a few Silver Cord, Community Service, or other volunteer hours? The Library is looking for volunteers to help with a monthly group service project. We will be performing a variety of tasks . No experience or training nec...
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...
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 "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Teens
Event Details:
Are you interested in making the library a better place for teens? Then the WDM Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is for you!  By becoming a member of TAB you can take a leadership role in your community, give input in teen activities, ...
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 "Teens" group.

Group Service Project

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Are you looking for a few Silver Cord, Community Service, or other volunteer hours? The Library is looking for volunteers to help out with a monthly group service project. We will be performing a variety of tasks to help out the Library. No ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Group Service Project

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Are you looking for a few Silver Cord, Community Service, or other volunteer hours? The Library is looking for volunteers to help with a monthly group service project. We will be performing a variety of tasks . No experience or training nec...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Teens
Event Details:
Are you interested in making the library a better place for teens? Then the WDM Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is for you!  By becoming a member of TAB you can take a leadership role in your community, give input in teen activities, ...
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...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Group Service Project

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Are you looking for a few Silver Cord, Community Service, or other volunteer hours? The Library is looking for volunteers to help out with a monthly group service project. We will be performing a variety of tasks to help out the Library. No ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Group Service Project

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Are you looking for a few Silver Cord, Community Service, or other volunteer hours? The Library is looking for volunteers to help with a monthly group service project. We will be performing a variety of tasks . No experience or training nec...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Teens
Event Details:
Are you interested in making the library a better place for teens? Then the WDM Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is for you!  By becoming a member of TAB you can take a leadership role in your community, give input in teen activities, ...
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:
Local historian Kate Levasseur has researched the lives of some of the famous and not-so-famous residents of two of Central Iowa’s historic cemeteries- Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines, and the Jordan Cemetery in West Des Moines. Kate will tell the st...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Group Service Project

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Are you looking for a few Silver Cord, Community Service, or other volunteer hours? The Library is looking for volunteers to help out with a monthly group service project. We will be performing a variety of tasks to help out the Library. No ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Group Service Project

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Are you looking for a few Silver Cord, Community Service, or other volunteer hours? The Library is looking for volunteers to help with a monthly group service project. We will be performing a variety of tasks . No experience or training nec...