Calendar

Aug
19
Mon
Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Waveland Trail “Planting a Rainbow”
June: Evelyn K. Davis Park “Growing Vegetable Soup”
July:  Gray’s Lake Park “One Duck Stuck”
August: Sargent Park “In the Small Small Pond”

 

Forest Avenue Calming Room @ Forest Avenue Library
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am

Do you need a calm place to play? Then come to the Forest Avenue Calming Room for a sensory interactive experience! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program for youth. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

Play, Grow, Learn! @ Forest Avenue Library
Aug 19 @ 10:15 am

newborn – 6 years

Play, Grow, Learn! is an opportunity for you to use the Imagination Station to explore early literacy tips and books, play with others, and develop early literacy skills using Forest Avenue Library’s space and toys. This is an unsupervised, drop-in playtime where parents and caregivers are encouraged to interact with their children. Many items will be available for free exploration and play.

Preschool Storytime @ Franklin Avenue Library
Aug 19 @ 10:15 am

Children ages three to five can come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and more, followed by a craft.

Aug
20
Tue
Postpartum Play Group @ Clive Public Library
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am

Ages newborn to 3 and parent(s)

Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 at 9:00 to 10:00 am
Tuesdays, August 20,27 9:00 to 10:30 am

This is a parenting play group for little ones newborn to three years old, along with older siblings. Come gather to celebrate milestones and accomplishments, share concerns, ask questions, and support one another in a casual, fun, non-judgmental environment. Little ones are given a safe place to interact with each other, books, and discovery toys. Special guests to be announced. Led by local childbirth and postpartum educator, Amy Brooks-Murphy.

Drop-in program

Public Tour @ The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am

THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE HALL OF LAUREATES tells a story in every room – from the building’s rich history as the Des Moines public library, to the Foundation’s celebrated agricultural and humanitarian pioneers there is something for every visitor.

Built in 1903, this century-old building has been restored into a museum that celebrates those who have dedicated their lives to fighting hunger around the world. The Hall of Laureates is a beautiful space of learning and collaboration, and we welcome you to visit.

The Hall is open to the public on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Admission is free of charge, and visitors have the opportunity to take a guided tour or explore the building on their own. Private and group tours are also available.

Tuesdays:
Guided tours at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early

Saturdays:
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
There are no guided tours on Saturdays. Docents are stationed in the building to provide information and education.

The Hall of Laureates is closed during all federal holiday weekends, including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving week and Christmas. The Hall of Laureates is also closed during World Food Prize Week.

Bargain Tuesdays @ Copper Creek Cinemas
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am

Every Tuesday, at all Fridley Theatre locations, we offer discounted admission for all tickets purchased online or at the box office. Plus, you will receive a FREE 46 oz. bag of popcorn with any beverage purchase!

Tuesday discounted admission prices:

  • Muscatine, Pleasant Hill:  2D – $5.50, 3D – $7.50
  • Hastings:  2D – $5.00, 3D – $6.50
  • Algona, Carroll, Centerville, Decorah, Grinnell, Indianola, Marshalltown, Spencer, Storm Lake, Sioux Center:  2D – $5.00, 3D – $7.00
  • Atlantic, Cherokee, Creston, Oskaloosa, Washington:  2D – $4.00, 3D – $6.00
  • Estherville, Humboldt:  2D – $3.00, 3D – $5.00

Discount admission not valid for premieres, opening day movies, holidays, and special engagements.

Bargain Tuesdays @ Paramount 7 Theatres
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am

Every Tuesday, at all Fridley Theatre locations, we offer discounted admission for all tickets purchased online or at the box office. Plus, you will receive a FREE 46 oz. bag of popcorn with any beverage purchase!

Tuesday discounted admission prices:

  • Muscatine, Pleasant Hill:  2D – $5.50, 3D – $7.50
  • Hastings:  2D – $5.00, 3D – $6.50
  • Algona, Carroll, Centerville, Decorah, Grinnell, Indianola, Marshalltown, Spencer, Storm Lake, Sioux Center:  2D – $5.00, 3D – $7.00
  • Atlantic, Cherokee, Creston, Oskaloosa, Washington:  2D – $4.00, 3D – $6.00
  • Estherville, Humboldt:  2D – $3.00, 3D – $5.00

Discount admission not valid for premieres, opening day movies, holidays, and special engagements.

Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Waveland Trail “Planting a Rainbow”
June: Evelyn K. Davis Park “Growing Vegetable Soup”
July:  Gray’s Lake Park “One Duck Stuck”
August: Sargent Park “In the Small Small Pond”

 

Discount Day @ Century 20 Jordan Creek and XD
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am

Tuesday is Discount Day at Century 20 Jordan Creek and XD

All Films Discounted, All Day at Participating Theatres

Discount Day offer not valid for new movies on opening day. Offer not valid for specially priced engagements. Offer not valid on holidays. One film/showtime per ticket purchased at Discount Day price, plus applicable sales taxes. Check your local Cinemark theatre for pricing and participation.

*Excludes Cinemark XD, Xtreme, Cinemark IMAX and Special Engagements. RealD 3D showtimes – Discount Ticket Price Plus Premium.

Discount Day @ Cinemark Altoona and XD
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am

Tuesday is Discount Day at Cinemark Altoona and XD

All Films Discounted, All Day at Participating Theatres

Discount Day offer not valid for new movies on opening day. Offer not valid for specially priced engagements. Offer not valid on holidays. One film/showtime per ticket purchased at Discount Day price, plus applicable sales taxes. Check your local Cinemark theatre for pricing and participation.

*Excludes Cinemark XD, Xtreme, Cinemark IMAX and Special Engagements. RealD 3D showtimes – Discount Ticket Price Plus Premium.

Baby Rhyme Time @ Franklin Avenue Library
Aug 20 @ 10:15 am

newborn – 18 months

Social storytimes for babies and their caregivers featuring rhymes, songs, bounces, and a story.

Mother Goose on the Loose @ North Side Library
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies’ and toddler’s foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement. No registration is required.

Mother Goose on the Loose @ East Side Library
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies’ and toddler’s foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement.

Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos en Español e Inglés Para Toda la Familia @ East Side Library
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

Come and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts in English and Spanish. Venga y disfrute cuentos, rimas, canciones, y manualidades en inglés y español.

Aug
21
Wed
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Central Library
Aug 21 @ 9:30 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, is a 30-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds. The class helps to strengthen babies’ and toddler’s foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story, and movement.

Bookwalk @ Des Moines Parks
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am

Bookwalk, the collaborative program with the Des Moines Public Library will return this summer. You don’t have to sit down to enjoy a good book; read along while enjoying a different book each month at a different park.

May: Waveland Trail “Planting a Rainbow”
June: Evelyn K. Davis Park “Growing Vegetable Soup”
July:  Gray’s Lake Park “One Duck Stuck”
August: Sargent Park “In the Small Small Pond”

 

Forest Avenue Calming Room @ Forest Avenue Library
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am

Do you need a calm place to play? Then come to the Forest Avenue Calming Room for a sensory interactive experience! This is an unsupervised, drop-in program for youth. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

Toddler Storytime @ South Side Library
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am

18 months – 3 years

Toddlers and their caregivers can enjoy stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and songs, followed by a craft. Ages 18 months-3 years. Meeting Room

Baby Rhyme Time @ Central Library
Aug 21 @ 10:15 am

newborn – 18 months

Social storytimes for babies and their caregivers featuring rhymes, songs, bounces, and a story.