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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: Performer
Event Details:
The Library is very excited to present the winner of the 2022 Iowa Blues Challenge! Tom Spielbauer is a guitarist playing in a delta blues style who plays a foot drum and slide guitar in the style of musicians such as Elmore James and R.L. Burnside. ...
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, Performer
Event Details:
We are very happy to welcome Pete Grady for Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant. Come learn about the life and times of the Civil War General and 18th President of the United States. This fantastic performance f...
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: Performer
Event Details:
Please join us for a fantastic program of storytelling and music from Scott Eggleston. A Des Moines resident and Roosevelt graduate, Scott has made significant contributions in performing, supporting and promoting blues music in Iowa for over 30 year...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Music with Malcolm Wells

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Performer
Event Details:
Please join us for a first-rate program of music from Malcolm Wells. Known for the clever analogies in his songs and his musical talent on the harmonica, his debut release, “Hollerin’ Out Loud” features Wells with a band of top-notch veterans of the ...
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: Performer
Event Details:
The Library is very happy to welcome vocalist extraordinaire Tina Haase Findlay and Iowa blues legend & guitarist Rob Lumbard for an great afternoon of jazz & blues. Tina is a 30-year veteran of the Iowa and regional music scene.  From t...
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: Performer
Event Details:
Please join us for a fabulous afternoon of music from guitarist Bob Pace. Bob proudly led the Tuesday night house band at the legendary Blues on Grand for almost 20 years and has won the Iowa Blues Challenge solo/duo competition. Known for his musica...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Magician Mikayla Oz

10:00am - 10:45am
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Preschool, School-Age Children
Program Type: Performer
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75
Event Details:
Mikayla Oz got her start at in magic when she was 4 years old after seeing a magic show at the local library. This magic show sparked a hobby that she turned into a career, and now Mikayla performs at a numerous libraries all over the United States.&...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

We Shall Be Monsters

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program, Performer
Event Details:
The daughter of 18th-century radicals, Mary Shelley was disowned by her family and ostracized by 19th-century society when she ran off with a married man at the age of 16.  Despite continued criticism of her morals, her husband’s philandering, a...