Calendar

Jan
27
Mon
Drop-in Family Storytime @ West Des Moines Public Library
Jan 27 @ 6:45 pm
Build a lifetime love of books and reading. Join us as we share stories, songs, and interactive rhymes with an early literacy focus. For ages 0-6 w/adult. No registration.
Jan
28
Tue
Public Tour @ The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Jan 28 @ 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.

Press Play! @ Johnston Public Library
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am

Come and play with your child. Each week we will offer different types of play prompts, sensory bins, & books to share. Press Play! is geared towards kids 18 months-4 years. No registration is necessary.

Preschool Storytime @ Waukee Public Library
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy 25 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a simple craft. For children who can sit for longer stories to develop school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5 years. Class size is limited for the safety of the children. Attendance will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Toddler Time @ Waukee Public Library
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy 20 minutes of short stories, songs and lots of movement, followed by playtime to build early literacy skills. Recommended for 18 mo.-3 year olds. Class size is limited for the safety of the children. Attendance will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Baby Rhyme Time @ Franklin Avenue Library
Jan 28 @ 10:15 am

newborn – 18 months

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

Library Time-Nature Story Time @ West Des Moines Public Library
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am

Does winter have you down? Looking for someplace new to take your child that is safe and fun? Join us at the WDM Library (4000 Mills Civic Road) for a little story time fun! We will read a couple of stories, share some cool animals, and have plenty of extra play time for you to check out your favorite nature book. No need to register. Just show up and join the fun!

Mother Goose on the Loose @ North Side Library
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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.

Toddler Storytime @ Pleasant Hill Public Library
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am

Come for stories, songs, and then stay for toddler time!

Creative Readers @ Franklin Avenue Library
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm

ages 3 & up
Read a story, explore, and create with art and STEM activities!

Bilingual Storytime/Cuentos en Español e Inglés Para Toda la Familia @ East Side Library
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm

Bilingual Storytime / Cuentos y Canciones | entire family/toda la familia
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in English and Spanish!
Disfruten cuentos, rimas, y canciones en inglés y español!

Evening Family Storytime @ Franklin Avenue Library
Jan 28 @ 6:15 pm

newborn – 18 months

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

Evening Family Storytime @ Central Library
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm

newborn – 18 months

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

Jan
29
Wed
Drop-in Family Storytime @ West Des Moines Public Library
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am

Build a lifetime love of books and reading. Join us as we share stories, songs, and interactive rhymes with an early literacy focus. For ages 0-6 w/adult. No registration.

Mother Goose on the Loose @ Central Library
Jan 29 @ 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.

Preschool Storytime @ Waukee Public Library
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy 25 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes, followed by a simple craft. For children who can sit for longer stories to develop school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5 years. Class size is limited for the safety of the children. Attendance will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Storytime Together @ Johnston Public Library
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am

Interact with your child as we use books, songs, music, finger plays, and flannel boards to build early literacy skills. Designed for children from 18 months through preschool and their caregivers.

Toddler Storytime @ South Side Library
Jan 29 @ 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

Toddler Time @ Waukee Public Library
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy 20 minutes of short stories, songs and lots of movement, followed by playtime to build early literacy skills. Recommended for 18 mo.-3 year olds. Class size is limited for the safety of the children. Attendance will be on a first-come first-served basis.