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This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Teen Center
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Program
Event Details:
Are you in grades 6-12, and 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 tee...
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: 20
Event Details:
Join us in the Community Room after school to embark on an adventure! This month we’ll be using everyone’s favorite interlocking bricks to build some fun! For ages 5-12, registration required. ...
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: 30
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.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
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 "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

1:30pm - 2:00pm
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

2:00pm - 2:30pm
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

2:30pm - 3:00pm
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.

YA Not Club Read

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Are you a "Grown Up" but you like to read Young Adult books?  Are you looking for a book club that doesn’t take itself too seriously?  Then YA Not join us for YA Not Club Read! YA Not Club Read is our non-traditional book club for "...
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 "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: 30
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 "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Lobby Display Case
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Exhibit
Event Details:
"Wax Cathedral is a glance into a world we have yet to visit; the beehive. The body of artwork celebrates the sisterhood and hard work of honeybees in North America. Capturing their sainthood of agriculture and modern struggles against incursion of m...
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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Have you heard of Dungeons and Dragons but have no idea how to play? Are you curious about playing but not sure where to begin? Join us for two sessions that will introduce you to the social, exciting and imaginative experience of Dungeons and Dragon...
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.

Saturday Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: StoryRoom
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Drop in and join us in the storyroom for Saturday Storytime! Build a lifetime love of books and reading as we share stories, songs, and interactive rhymes with an early literacy focus. For ages 0-6 w/adult. No registration. ...
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 "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.

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 "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.

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 "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: 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
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 ...