The Feb. 20 Tween Special is “Dr. Carver’s Lab,” scheduled at 3 p.m.
Staff from the African American Museum of Iowa will be on hand to talk about George Washington Carver and how his experiments have influenced people all over the world. Students will then assist with some cookstove experiments of their own. Tweens ages 8 to 12. Limited spots. Please preregister online or by calling 283-4152, ext. 3.
Free Advice for Your Device
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m.
Get the lowdown on your library’s downloadables. Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) to one of our classes and get some advice and help installing the library’s apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks and e-magazines. Classes and apps are all free. Your gadget must have basic setup done (out of the box, set up, passwords entered, charged and know the basics) as a prerequisite to this class. You will need your library card and PIN, and you may need the password for your App Store on your device. Pre-register.
Clifford the Big Red Dog with Dan Wardell
Saturday, Feb. 16 10:30 and
Dan Wardell from IPTV will be reading Clifford stories, and then we’ll get to meet the Big Red Dog.
Pizza and Pages: Teen Book Discussion
Monday, February 25, 4:00 p.m.
Teens are invited to join us for pizza and a discussion of the book Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. Copies of the book will be available at the information desk.
The Kid Who Ran for President Sneak Peek
Saturday, March 2, 10:30 a.m.
See a sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of “The Kid Who Ran for President.” We will also have a drawing for free tickets to the play.
Afternoon Book Discussion
Monday, March 4, 1 p.m.
Discuss the book “Wingshooters: A Novel” by Nina Revoyr. A copy of the book may be obtained at the Information Desk.
Story Times Schedule for February and March at the Franklin Avenue Library
Preschool Story Time
Develop your imagination with stories, rhymes, songs and a lot of fun.
Baby Rhyme Time
Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m.
Ages infant – 12 months. Occurs weekly for babies and their caregivers, featuring rhymes, songs, bouncing and a story or two.
Tuesdays, 4 p.m.
Toddler, preschool and elementary school age readers take part in fun craft activities.
Toddler Story Time
Wednesdays, 10:15 and 10:50 a.m.
Come share stories, fingerplays, and songs.
5000 Franklin Ave.
Mon. – Tues.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.