Calendar

Aug
19
Mon
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.

Munio Self- Defense Workshop @ Giovannetti Shelter - Walker Johnston Park
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm

A MUNIO Self-Defense Workshop is a great way to be safer and better prepared if you are confronted with the epidemic of violence and a sexual assault that threatens us all. The name MUNIO (moon-yo) means “I defend” or “I protect” and that’s exactly what it can do for you and your loved ones! This workshop combines self-defense education and hands-on practice using the MUNIO Designer Self-Defense Keychain, a unique, attractive and effective personal safety accessory. Working hands-on in simulated attack scenarios, you will learn and practice easy and natural ways to use MUNIO that can rapidly disable an attacker so you can escape unharmed. Each participant will receive a munio keychain at the class. For ages 8 and up.

Registration Deadlines: August 12, November 4

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.

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.

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.

Storytime @ Forest Avenue Library
Aug 21 @ 10:15 am

18 months – 6 years

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and more!

Toddler Storytime @ Franklin Avenue Library
Aug 21 @ 10:15 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

Toddler Storytime @ Franklin Avenue Library
Aug 21 @ 10:50 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

Aug
22
Thu
Preschool Storytime @ South Side Library
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am

Join Miss Janee for stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and occasional crafts/activities that build literacy and kindergarten-readiness skills. Ages three to six.

Play, Grow, Learn! @ Forest Avenue Library
Aug 22 @ 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 @ Central Library
Aug 22 @ 10:15 am

Join us for stories, songs, and movement that build literacy and school-readiness skills.

Preschool Storytime @ East Side Library
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and movement that build literacy skills for ages three to six years old.

Storytime @ North Side Library
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am

18 months – 6 years

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and more!