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Posted November 14, 2012 in Community Featured, Downtown

DMPL cardholders can now access more than 100 eMagazines on iPads, Android tablets and computers with our new Zinio for Libraries service. Visit for more info. We plan to add three to four subscriptions per month, so check back regularly.

Central Library Events
Writers’ Workshop
Monday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m.
Meeting Room 1
Join our informal writers’ workshop. Share samples of your work and get feedback from other writers. Preregister at or 283-4152.

Literacy in a Different Way
Monday, Dec. 17, 5 p.m.
Study Room 1
Read a good book lately? Join us for a lively discussion. Preregister at or 283-4152.

Bridge Club
Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m., Café Gallery
Join us for a fun and challenging game. Preregister at or 283-4152.
Please note: The Des Moines Public Library will be closed Dec. 24 and 25.

Teen Programs
Crafternoon Hangout — Gifts and Games
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2:30 p.m.
Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
Enjoy early-out day with crafts, snacks and laughs. This week, teens can create homemade gifts for everyone on their list while enjoying a lively game of balloon ping pong.

Teen Book Club
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2:30 p.m.,
Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
The new Central Teen Book Club will have an informal meeting before the new year starts. Bring a book you recently finished to discuss while we munch on snacks.

International Reads and Eats
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2:30 p.m.
Meeting Rooms 1 and 2
Teens can travel the globe for an hour while discovering books and cuisine from all around the world.

Children’s Programs
Crafty Readers
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2:30 p.m.
Story Hour & Craft Room
Elementary school children are invited to enjoy the story “Strega Nona’s Gift” and make an ornament.

Booktalking the Battle of the Books
Thursday, Dec. 20, 4 p.m.
Meeting Room 1
Kids will be introduced to titles from the Battle of the Books list. This month, we will talk about “Showoff” by Gordan Korman and “Ten Rules for Living With my Sister” by Ann Martin. Join us for great reads, snacks, crafts and games. Ages 8-12.

Central Library
1000 Grand Ave. • 283-4152
Mon. – Wed.: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thur. – Fri.: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.
(Open 1 – 5 p.m., Sept. – May)
Pick-up window hours:
Mon. – Fri.: 4 – 6 p.m.

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