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This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" 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 "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

10:00am - 10:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Study Room A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Tech One-on-One  Do you have a specific computer, mobile device, or other technology related questions?  We are here to help!  Sign up for a 30 minute private session, walk-in's also welcome.  Staff can help with specific ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Study Room A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Tech One-on-One  Do you have a specific computer, mobile device, or other technology related questions?  We are here to help!  Sign up for a 30 minute private session, walk-in's also welcome.  Staff can help with specific ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

11:00am - 11:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Study Room A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Tech One-on-One  Do you have a specific computer, mobile device, or other technology related questions?  We are here to help!  Sign up for a 30 minute private session, walk-in's also welcome.  Staff can help with specific ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Group Service Project (GSP)

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
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 perform a variety of tasks. No experience or training necessary!...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:
Each 1st and 2nd Friday we will provide a craft project for adults to take home and enjoy.  Available at the Adult Services Desk during library hours while supplies last.     ...
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
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Performer
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
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
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Performer
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
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 "Adults" group.

New Device Tech Help!

10:00am - 10:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
New Device Tech Help  Register for a 30 minute session for one-on-one help with new devices!  Our assistants have been trained to help with a variety of technical questions on smart phones, tablets, and laptops.  Please let us kn...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

New Device Tech Help!

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
New Device Tech Help  Register for a 30 minute session for one-on-one help with new devices!  Our assistants have been trained to help with a variety of technical questions on smart phones, tablets, and laptops.  Please let us kn...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

New Device Tech Help!

11:00am - 11:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
New Device Tech Help  Register for a 30 minute session for one-on-one help with new devices!  Our assistants have been trained to help with a variety of technical questions on smart phones, tablets, and laptops.  Please let us kn...
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting
Monthly club meeting. *This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library....
This event is in the "Babies" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Babies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
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: 12
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: 20
Event Details:
This month we’re hosting The Rook Room! They’ll bring a variety of family friendly games and be on hand to explain rules and get you started. For all ages. Please register each person attending (children and adults).  This program is meant to...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Club Read: Hybrid Edition

7:00pm - 8:45pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Join Alana and Amy on Monday at 7:00 p.m. for Club Read, a book club for adults. You may join us in the Millie Knee Classroom at the library or through Zoom. We will be discussing The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi.  Once y...
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: 15
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: 15
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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:
Relax, unwind and color your stress away! Studies show that coloring can have a calming effect on the mind and help promote wellness. It's also a way to connect with others, even if it's in a quiet environment. Whether you're looking to spend an hour...
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 "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: 12
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: 12
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...