Calling all teenage zombies, vampires and monsters! Celebrate Halloween with games, food and DIY Halloween makeup. Costumes are optional, but online preregistration is required. Monday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m.
Afternoon Book Discussion
Monday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m.
Discuss the book “The Buddha in the Attic” by Julie Otsuka. Ask for a copy of the book at the information desk.
Booktalking – The Battle of the Books
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 4 p.m.
Get a jump on the Battle of the Books with a discussion of the following three books from the Des Moines Public Schools list: “Dead End in Norvelt,” “On the Blue Comet” and “The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester.” Students age 8 and older may join in the fun activities, games and chat by preregistering.
Civic Engagement at the Library
Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 p.m.
Citizens will have the opportunity to discuss a specific public issue in a series of moderated forums on the second Saturday in November, January, February and March. To participate, please register at http://www.dmpl.org (Online Events Calendar), or call 515-283-4957. Limited to 25 registrants.
Evening Book Discussion
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Discuss the book “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. A copy of the book may be obtained at the Information Desk.
‘I’m in It to Win It’ for tweens
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m.
Tweens will have a blast taking on 60-second challenges to win some fun prizes Ages 8 through 12. Preregister.
Saturday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m.
Exercise your reading skills with Remmy, the therapy dog. Sign up at the Children’s Desk for a 10-minute slot and share a favorite story with a four-legged friend. Children’s Area Story Room.
Pizza and Pages: Teen Book Discussion
Monday, Nov. 19, 4 p.m.
Teens in grades eight through 12 are invited to join us for pizza and a discussion of the book “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk.
BeTween the Lines: Tween Book Discussion
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 4 p.m.
We’ll have snacks and a craft to go along with the book’s theme. This month we will discuss “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead.
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Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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