Des Moines band The El Dorados, who play traditional style American roots music, will be at the Franklin Avenue Library on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. for a program of rockabilly tunes.
The band was formed in the summer of 2008 by guitarist/singer Jason Boggs and bassist/guitarist Jeff Baker, two like-minded musicians who wanted to play songs that make audiences happy and encourage them to get up and dance. Jason and Jeff will be joined for this performance by Bob Tyler on upright bass and vocals, and Dirk Newton on drums and vocals.
Canine House of Cards
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4 p.m.
Third through fifth graders can come and test their engineering skills as they build a structure out of cards. This program is presented by Iowa State’s Student Role Models group.
Storytelling with Catherine Brophy
Saturday, Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Join in the fun of storytelling at Franklin Avenue Library with special guest Catherine Brophy. Brophy tells a wide variety of stories, including Irish myths, folk stories, children’s stories and personal stories from her own life.
Pizza and Pages
Monday, Sept. 23, 4 p.m.
Come and enjoy some pizza as we discuss “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner. The book can be picked up at the information desk.
Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m.
Visit the library to sign up for a 10-minute slot to read a favorite story to therapy dog Scout. Sharing stories with Scout is a fantastic way to practice reading skills and make a furry friend at the same time. Children’s Story Room.
Free Advice for Your Device
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 12:30 p.m.
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.
Star Wars Reads Day II
Saturday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m.
Come celebrate reading at our second Star Wars Reads Day. Participate in games, trivia and crafts. You can also dress as your favorite Star Wars character (optional). Children’s area. Ages 3 – 10.
Afternoon Book Discussion
Monday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m.
We will discuss “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline.
Franklin Avenue Library
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.