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This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Join us in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus! For ages 2-6 w/adult. Registration required, please register for each week of Family Storytim...

West Des Moines Democrats

11:00am - 1:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting
Monthly meeting. *This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library....
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Drop-In Teen Snowflake Craft

All Day 12/19 - 12/22
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Teen Center
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:
Embrace winter and your crafty side with this beaded craft. Teens, stop by anytime during our open hours to create in the Teen Center. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Lobby Display Case
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Exhibit
Event Details:
In preparation of our annual Model Trains event, enjoy a display of model trains. ...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Babies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, early literacy skills and of course FU...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Babies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Using puppets, rhymes, songs, and short stories, we will engage baby and caregiver in language-rich activities designed for pre-walking babies. We will spotlight sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, early literacy skills and of course FU...
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: 0
Event Details:
Come one, come all to a fun family night at the library! This month we’ll be making some easy holiday cards that are great for last minute sending. For all ages. Please register each person attending (children and adults).  This program is me...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes. Each week we will incorporate activities that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds. A...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Simple stories, gentle tunes, flannel boards, and nursery rhymes. Each week we will incorporate activities that emphasize and reinforce body part identification, counting, rhythm, sensory stimulation, fine and gross motor skills, and animal sounds. A...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:
Visit the Library Board of Trustees webpage for the meeting agenda and minutes from past meetings. If you are interested in attending the meeting but would prefer to attend virtually, Library staff can arrange for virtual access to the meeting.&nb...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Dungeons & Dragons

5:30pm - 8:30pm
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Southwoods Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Are you curious about the game Dungeons and Dragons? Have you played D&D before, but need a new group? Hang out with a fun, open group of people as we adventure our way through campaigns and one-shots.  Please note: this program is for ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Bring a favorite doll/stuffed animal or use one of ours and join us for Baby Doll Storytime. This program is inspired by Dr. Becky Bailey and Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo's work "Baby Doll Circle Time".  Children will participate in songs, rhym...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Bring a favorite doll/stuffed animal or use one of ours and join us for Baby Doll Storytime. This program is inspired by Dr. Becky Bailey and Elizabeth Montero-Cefalo's work "Baby Doll Circle Time".  Children will participate in songs, rhym...
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: 17
Event Details:
Join us in the Community Room after school to embark on an adventure! With the holidays just around the corner, we’ll read The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, play a game, and enjoy a snack. Join us in the Community Room to embark on an adven...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Event Details:
Join us in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus! For ages 2-6 w/adult. Registration required, please register for each week of Family Storytim...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Family Storytime (Registration Required)

10:30am - 11:30am
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Join us in the Community Room for this class featuring stories, songs, and rhymes followed by gross and fine motor play all with an early literacy focus! For ages 2-6 w/adult. Registration required, please register for each week of Family Storytim...

Holiday Closing

All Day 12/23 - 12/26
Branches:
Main Branch, Outreach
Description:
The Library will be closed Friday December 23rd - Monday, December 26th, due to how the holidays fall.  We will reopen at 9am on Tuesday the 27th.  Happy Holidays!  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Drop-In Teen Snowflake Craft

All Day 12/27 - 12/30
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Teen Center
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:
Embrace winter and your crafty side with this beaded craft. Teens, stop by anytime during our open hours to create in the Teen Center. ...
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: 39
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 "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Music Together

9:30am - 10:15am
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Performer
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Music Together is an award-winning program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers—and the grownups who love them. Join us for 45 minutes of PURE FUN as you sing, dance, play and learn along with your child or children. In this demonstration class, yo...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Music Together

10:30am - 11:15am
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Performer
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Music Together is an award-winning program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers—and the grownups who love them. Join us for 45 minutes of PURE FUN as you sing, dance, play and learn along with your child or children. In this demonstration class, yo...