Classes & Programs

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Talk Time

Des Moines Library

Monday, April 21, 2014
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Practice English conversation and meet people from around the world. Led by English speakers.

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Raising Readers Family Story Time

Des Moines Library

Monday, April 21, 2014
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

No Story Time on 4/7. Ages 3 and up, parents welcome.
Family fun with stories, music and activities that encourage Early Literacy skills in young children. Children can wear their pajamas.

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Study Zone

Des Moines Library

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grades K-12.
Drop in for free homework help from trained tutors.



Cuentos en Español/Story Times in Spanish

Des Moines Library

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

No Story Time on 4/9. Family program, all ages welcome.
Join Miss Xiomara for an interactive Story Time in Spanish that includes Early Literacy fun with books, songs and finger plays. Speakers of all languages welcome!

Para todas las edades.
Por favor acompañe a la Srta. Xiomara a un interactivo ...

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Teens, Make Something!

Des Moines Library

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Make a button, duct tape device cover, create music and learn how to turn anything into a keyboard! There will be laptops to use and a Makey Makey kit along with free snacks.

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Des Moines Library Book Group

Des Moines Library

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact the library for book title.

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Citizenship Class

Des Moines Library

Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Get help with the Citizenship interview process, including civics and government questions, reading and writing English and practicing your interview skills.

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Raising Readers Preschool Story Time

Des Moines Library

Friday, April 25, 2014
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

No Story Time on 4/11. Ages 2 1/2 to 6, ages 3 and younger with adult.
Join in the fun with stories, songs, games and more that encourage development of Early Literacy skills.

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Raising Readers Infant & Young Toddler Story Time

Des Moines Library

Friday, April 25, 2014
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

No Story Time on 4/11. Newborn to 2 1/2 with adult.
Early Literacy fun with simple stories, songs and rhymes just for babies and young toddlers with their caregivers.

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Learn to Love Your eReader!

Des Moines Library

Saturday, April 26, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Find out how to use your eReader to access thousands of free library books.

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How to Buy a Bike: Finding the Right Ride

Des Moines Library

Saturday, April 26, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Are you ready to venture out via bike but need a new ride? Not sure how to navigate the endless choices in bicycles? Let us help de-mystify the process. Survey the different styles of bicycles and discuss which style best suits the needs and preferences.

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Dia Celebration - Celebrate Our World

Des Moines Library

Sunday, April 27, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ages 3 and older.
Get your passport stamped as you travel around the world and learn about traditions, play games and make crafts from other countries.

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Talk Time

Des Moines Library

Monday, April 28, 2014
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Practice English conversation and meet people from around the world. Led by English speakers.

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Dia Celebration - Family Story Time

Des Moines Library

Monday, April 28, 2014
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Celebrate the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural background. Join Miss Pam for an interactive Story Time in both Mandarin and English language that includes Early Literacy fun with books, songs and finger plays to celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). ...

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Study Zone

Des Moines Library

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grades K-12.
Drop in for free homework help from trained tutors.



Cuentos en Español/Story Times in Spanish

Des Moines Library

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

No Story Time on 4/9. Family program, all ages welcome.
Join Miss Xiomara for an interactive Story Time in Spanish that includes Early Literacy fun with books, songs and finger plays. Speakers of all languages welcome!

Para todas las edades.
Por favor acompañe a la Srta. Xiomara a un interactivo ...

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Game On!

Des Moines Library

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Play video games at the library the first and last Wednesday of the month! Xbox 360, Wii and PS3!

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Citizenship Class

Des Moines Library

Thursday, May 01, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Get help with the Citizenship interview process, including civics and government questions, reading and writing English and practicing your interview skills.

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Raising Readers Preschool Story Time

Des Moines Library

Friday, May 02, 2014
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

No Story Time on 4/11. Ages 2 1/2 to 6, ages 3 and younger with adult.
Join in the fun with stories, songs, games and more that encourage development of Early Literacy skills.

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Raising Readers Infant & Young Toddler Story Time

Des Moines Library

Friday, May 02, 2014
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

No Story Time on 4/11. Newborn to 2 1/2 with adult.
Early Literacy fun with simple stories, songs and rhymes just for babies and young toddlers with their caregivers.

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Comic Book Day and Movie

Des Moines Library

Saturday, May 03, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Celebrate Comic Book Day at the library with a free comic book, comic inspired movie and snacks! We will be giving away free comic books to the first 45 kids and teens. Movie rated PG 13. 112 minutes.

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One-on-One Computer Help

Des Moines Library

Monday, May 05, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you have questions about basic Internet searches, how to set up an email account or use Microsoft Office products?

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Talk Time

Des Moines Library

Monday, May 05, 2014
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Practice English conversation and meet people from around the world. Led by English speakers.

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Spring Family Story Time

Des Moines Library

Monday, May 05, 2014
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

No Story Time on 4/7. Ages 3 and up, parents welcome.
Family fun with stories, music and activities that encourage Early Literacy skills in young children. Children can wear their pajamas.

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Study Zone

Des Moines Library

Tuesday, May 06, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grades K-12.
Drop in for free homework help from trained tutors.



Healing Meditation

Des Moines Library

Tuesday, May 06, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Ajili Hodari will show you how meditation can grant you the peace you seek. You already have within you everything you need to be completely happy. Enjoy the spring by learning a simple technique leading to the deepest levels of peace and joy. Ajili has been meditating for over 30 years and will demonstrate how meditation ...

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Cuentos en Español/Story Times in Spanish

Des Moines Library

Wednesday, May 07, 2014
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

No Story Time on 4/9. Family program, all ages welcome.
Join Miss Xiomara for an interactive Story Time in Spanish that includes Early Literacy fun with books, songs and finger plays. Speakers of all languages welcome!

Para todas las edades.
Por favor acompañe a la Srta. Xiomara a un interactivo ...

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Game On!

Des Moines Library

Wednesday, May 07, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Play video games at the library the first and last Wednesday of the month! Xbox 360, Wii and PS3!

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Citizenship Class

Des Moines Library

Thursday, May 08, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Get help with the Citizenship interview process, including civics and government questions, reading and writing English and practicing your interview skills.

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Raising Readers Preschool Story Time

Des Moines Library

Friday, May 09, 2014
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

No Story Time on 4/11. Ages 2 1/2 to 6, ages 3 and younger with adult.
Join in the fun with stories, songs, games and more that encourage development of Early Literacy skills.

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Raising Readers Infant & Young Toddler Story Time

Des Moines Library

Friday, May 09, 2014
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

No Story Time on 4/11. Newborn to 2 1/2 with adult.
Early Literacy fun with simple stories, songs and rhymes just for babies and young toddlers with their caregivers.

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Family Movie Matinee

Des Moines Library

Friday, May 09, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

An action-packed animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty, a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take the defending champ of the race circuit. Free ...

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Talk Time

Des Moines Library

Monday, May 12, 2014
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Practice English conversation and meet people from around the world. Led by English speakers.

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Spring Family Story Time

Des Moines Library

Monday, May 12, 2014
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

No Story Time on 4/7. Ages 3 and up, parents welcome.
Family fun with stories, music and activities that encourage Early Literacy skills in young children. Children can wear their pajamas.

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Study Zone

Des Moines Library

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grades K-12.
Drop in for free homework help from trained tutors.



One-on-One Computer Help

Des Moines Library

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

Do you have questions about basic Internet searches, how to set up an email account or use Microsoft Office products?

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Cuentos en Español/Story Times in Spanish

Des Moines Library

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

No Story Time on 4/9. Family program, all ages welcome.
Join Miss Xiomara for an interactive Story Time in Spanish that includes Early Literacy fun with books, songs and finger plays. Speakers of all languages welcome!

Para todas las edades.
Por favor acompañe a la Srta. Xiomara a un interactivo ...

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Learn to Love Your eReader!

Des Moines Library

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Find out how to use your eReader to access thousands of free library books.

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Citizenship Class

Des Moines Library

Thursday, May 15, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Get help with the Citizenship interview process, including civics and government questions, reading and writing English and practicing your interview skills.

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Raising Readers Preschool Story Time

Des Moines Library

Friday, May 16, 2014
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

No Story Time on 4/11. Ages 2 1/2 to 6, ages 3 and younger with adult.
Join in the fun with stories, songs, games and more that encourage development of Early Literacy skills.

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Raising Readers Infant & Young Toddler Story Time

Des Moines Library

Friday, May 16, 2014
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

No Story Time on 4/11. Newborn to 2 1/2 with adult.
Early Literacy fun with simple stories, songs and rhymes just for babies and young toddlers with their caregivers.

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