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Posted November 07, 2012 in Community Featured, Des Moines West

Citizens will have the opportunity to discuss a specific public issue in a series of moderated forums on the second Saturday in November, January, February and March. To participate, please register at http://www.dmpl.org (Online Events Calendar), or call 515-283-4957. Limited to 25 registrants. The Nov. 10 session starts at 10 a.m.

‘Little House Christmas at Plum Creek’
Saturday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m.
See a sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of “Little House Christmas at Plum Creek.” We will draw for free tickets to the play. Children’s Area Story Room.

Evening Book Discussion
Tuesday, Nov/ 13, 6:30 p.m.
Discuss the book “The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.” A copy of the book may be obtained at the Information Desk.

“I’m in It to Win It” for Tweens
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m.
Tweens will have a blast taking on six-second challenges to win some fun prizes. For ages 8 through 12. Preregister.

Furry Tales
Saturday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m.
Exercise your reading skills with Remmy, the therapy dog. Sign up at the Children’s Desk for a 10-minute slot and share a favorite story with a four-legged friend. Children’s Area Story Room.

Pizza and Pages: Teen Book Discussion
Monday, Nov. 19, 4 p.m.
Teens in grades eight through 12 are invited to join us for pizza and a discussion of the book “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk.

BeTween the Lines: Tween Book Discussion
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 4 p.m.
Please join us for our tween book discussion. We’ll have snacks and a craft to go along with the book’s theme. This month we will discuss “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead. Books are available to sign out at the Information Desk. Parents are also invited to read the book and join in the discussion!

Booktalking – The Battle of the Books
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4 p.m.
Get a jump on the Battle of the Books. We will booktalk three of the Des Moines Public Schools Elementary battle books each program. This month we will discuss “Bird in a Box,” “An Elephant in the Garden” and “R My Name is Rachel.” Join us for activities, games and chat. Please preregister online or by calling 283-4152, ext. 3. Children age 8 and older.

Story Times for October and November
Mondays: Preschool Story Time, 10:15 a.m. Develop your imagination with stories, rhymes, songs, and a lot of fun!
Tuesdays: Baby Rhyme Time, 10:15 a.m. Ages infant-12 months. Occurs weekly for babies and their caregivers, featuring rhymes, songs, bouncing, and a story or two.

Franklin Avenue Library
5000 Franklin Ave.
Mon. – Tues.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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