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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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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 "Teens" group.

Friday Flicks : Shazam!

1:30pm - 3:45pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens
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 Shazam! (PG-13, 2h 12min). Popcorn and water will be provided, or you may bring your own snack an...
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This event is in the "Preschool" group.
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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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Prairie Walk

10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Did you know there is a diverse environment right in our own neighborhood? Join Kelly from the Iowa Prairie network for a prairie walk through the short paved loop in Southwoods Park here in West Des Moines. There, we’ll walk through native plantings...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Teen Center
Age Group: Teens
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Did you help paint our windows last week? Come and help with the cleanup this week and earn silver cord hours! Meet at the teen center desk at 12 PM. For teens only. Registration required. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Teen Center
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Craft, Program
Event Details:
Celebrate pride at the teen center. Bracelet supplies, button-making, rainbow craft, and cupcakes! Teens only. No 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 "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens
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 Ghostbusters: Afterlife (PG-13, 2h 4m). Popcorn and water will be provided, or you may bring your...
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.

ISU Insect Zoo

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program, Performer
Event Details:
Bring Those Bugs Inside with the Iowa State University Insect Zoo! Get up close and personal with 100 species of our multi-legged friends, beetles, millipedes, walking sticks, roaches, scorpions, tarantulas and more! Learn all about why these animals...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Teen Center
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
You asked, we listened! Join us for Super Smash Bros free-play on the Nintendo Switch. Teens only. No registration required. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens
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 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (PG-13, 2h 12min). Popcorn and water will be provided, ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Pottery Event

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Teen Center
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Craft
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join your WDMPL librarians and Dina from Five Monkeys Inc. in Valley Junction for pottery painting in the teen center. Paint at the library, we'll take care of transporting/glazing, then we'll call you when your item is ready to pickup back at the li...
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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Do you have some old vinyl records and wonder if they’re worth anything? Curious about why vinyl records seem to be so popular right now? Do you want to start collecting old records and don’t know where to start? Please join us for an entertaining...
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 "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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

How to "read" a Cemetery

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Have you ever been in a cemetery and wondered about some of the people buried there? Curious about why there are obelisks in some cemeteries? Are you doing some genealogical research and aren’t sure about the meaning of some of the symbols you’re fin...
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 "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 "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! ...