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Streetcar display at Central Library

Posted August 14, 2013 in Community Featured, Downtown

How did people get around Des Moines before the advent of cars?

The Des Moines Streetcar Friends shares memorabilia that will take you back. See the display on the second floor of the Central Library during the month of September.

Food preservation: fermenting
Monday, Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Meeting Room Wing
Just about anything can be nutritionally enhanced by fermentation. It is easier than you think. Join local “foodie” Rachel Ward as she shares her knowledge of fermenting. We’ll have demonstrations and taste testing. Space is limited. Please preregister online at or by calling 283-4152, ext. 3.

The Global Situation of the 21st Century
Tuesday, Sept. 10, noon, Meeting Room 1
Bring your lunch and enjoy a program by Gerard M. Gallucci, a 30-year diplomat, peacekeeper, senior level manager, editor and political analyst at the U.S. State Department and the State Department’s Intelligence and Research Bureau. Dr. Gallucci served as chief of a frontline peacekeeping operation in Kosovo and East Timor and was recently named Drake University’s first Diplomat in Residence.

Thanks to generous support from DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred as well as Drake University, the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Des Moines Public Library, the Iowa International Center is proud to present this series of monthly forums. For more information about the series, visit or call 282-8269, ext. 15. The Iowa International Center maintains videos of past presentations on YouTube.

Motoring through Des Moines
Tuesday, Sept. 17, noon, Meeting Room 1
Let Earl Short take you back to a time in Des Moines when travel by electric streetcars and buses was the only means of transportation for most. Using a PowerPoint presentation, Shor will share information about this forgotten era of transportation and show you how Des Moines has changed over the years. This fascinating look at local history is presented by the Des Moines Streetcar Friends. Please bring your lunch.

Free bridge lessons
Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Meeting Room 1
September through October on Wednesday evenings; enjoy nine weeks of bridge lessons for beginners and intermediate players with bridge instructor Nancy Wilson. Preregister at or 283-4152.

Bridge Club
Wednesdays, 6 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m., Café Gallery
Our bridge club is growing. Join us for a fun and challenging game. Preregister at or 283-4152.

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: Closed
Pick-up window hours:
Mon. – Fri.: 4 – 6 p.m.

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