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Posted June 11, 2014 in Community Featured, Des Moines West

Get your summer started with a bang. Join local author and educator Cindy Blobaum at the library at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, and learn several ways to make and launch mini-rockets using household materials and your imagination. This program is for children ages 6 and older and requires preregistration.

Friday Book Sale
Friday, June 13, all day
Find hundreds of used books and more at reasonable prices. Come early for the best selection.

Gross-Out Science for Teens
Monday, June 16, 4 p.m.
Can you handle the icky-ness factor? Get ready to tackle the more disgusting side of science with activities and experiments. Please preregister for this program.

Experiments in Art – Banyan Tree Art
Wednesday, June 18, 3 p.m.
Kids going into grades three through eight can work on a fun art project to take home. This week we will be creating pictures of banyan trees with pastels. Please preregister for this program, and be prepared to get messy.

“Track That Scat” with    Lisa Morlock
Tuesday, June 24, 3 p.m.
What is scat? Well, it’s another word for animal poop. Children ages 3 through 10 can find out more when local author Lisa Morlock shares her book “Track That Scat” along with activities and a craft. Please preregister for this program.

Bubble Magic with the   Grout Museum
Friday, June 27, 2 p.m.
Why are bubbles always round? How do you make a really, really big bubble? These questions and more will be answered when the Grout Museum brings its bubble presentation to the library.

Teen Minute to Win It Games
Monday, June 30, 4 p.m.
Are you fast enough to be a winner? The pressure is on as you race to complete a number of silly and ridiculous challenges in under a minute. Please preregister for this program.

Mad Scientist Club
Tuesday, July 1, 3 p.m.
Are you curious? Put on your lab coat and goggles and explore the ordinary wonders of everyday science using your five senses with hands-on experiments. This program is for kids going into kindergarten and up and requires preregistration.

Emerald Ash Borer Forum at the Library
Tuesday, July 1, 6:30 p.m.
An educational session concerning the emerald ash borer and its effects on our residents will be led by municipal arborist David Jahn.

Experiments in Art – Window Art
Wednesday, July 2, 3 p.m.
Kids going into grades 3-8 can work on a fun art project to take home. We will make framed art to hang in your windows at home. Please preregister for this program, and be prepared to get messy.

Franklin Avenue Library
5000 Franklin Ave.
Mon. – Tues.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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