Join us as we introduce the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf at a presentation on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m.
Mohamed Khan, Imam and director of Des Moines’ Muslim Community Organization, will be the guest speaker. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf features 25 volumes and four DVDs that address both the need and the desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices, and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.
Afternoon Book Discussion
Monday, Aug. 5, 1 p.m.
Discuss the book “Call the Midwife” by Jennifer Worth. Ask at the Information Desk to borrow a copy of the book.
Evening Book Discussion
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Discuss the book “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.
Free Advice for Your Device
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m.
Get the lowdown on the library’s downloadables. Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) to get advice and help installing the library’s apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks and e-magazines. The class 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.
Story times schedule through July at Franklin Avenue Library
Preschool Story Time
Mondays, 10:15 a.m.
Develop your imagination with stories, rhymes and songs.
Baby Rhyme Time
Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m.
Ages zero – 18 months. Occurs weekly for babies and their caregivers, featuring rhymes, songs and bounces followed by a period of free play.
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.