The Franklin Avenue Library will hold its Friday Book Sale all day on July 11. Find hundreds of used books and more at reasonable prices. Come early for the best selection.
“Shrek the Musical” Sneak Preview
Saturday, July 12, 10:30 a.m.
See a sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of “Shrek the Musical.” Come and enjoy the performance, and sign up to win free tickets to the play.
Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library Membership Meeting
Saturday, July 12, 1 p.m.
Join the Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library for their quarterly meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Explore 3-D Artistry
Tuesday, July 15, 3 p.m.
What is anaglyph art? Learn by making your own 3-D glasses and creating a picture to trick your eye into seeing a 3-D image. This program is for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Preregistration is required.
End of Summer Reading Carnival
Tuesday, July 22, 3 p.m.
The summer reading program might be over, but there is still one big celebration left at Franklin!.Come to the library for games, prizes and a craft.
Franklin Afternoon Book Discussion
Monday, Aug. 4, 1 p.m.
We will discuss “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin. Copies of the book are available at the information desk.
Our State Fair Is a Great State Fair, But Then You Already Knew That!
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m.
Join author Mary Kay Shanley in a discussion of her book “Our State Fair — Iowa’s Blue Ribbon Story” that chronicles 150 years of Iowans who have made up that unique August experience. Then share some of your own fair stories.
Friday, Aug. 8, 11:30 p.m.
Join us for a special outside storytime when we will read some stories, sing some songs and play with the parachute. Families can bring a sack lunch and a blanket with them, and we will provide Popsicles for dessert. We will meet in the library meeting room before heading outside. In case of rain, we will stay in the meeting room.
Story Times schedule
Preschool Story Time
Mondays, 10:15 a.m.
Develop your imagination with stories, rhymes, songs and a lot of fun.
Baby Rhyme Time
Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m.
Ages infant-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.
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.