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Library Activities

Posted December 12, 2012 in Community Featured, Des Moines West

Children can exercise their reading skills with Scout, the therapy dog during Furry Tales at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. 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.

Teen Pizza & Pages Book Discussion

Monday, Dec. 17, 4 p.m.

Teens in grades eight through 12 are invited to join us for pizza and a discussion of the book “Feedback” by Robison Wells, the sequel to “Variant.” Copies of the book will be available at the information desk.

BeTween the Lines: Tween Book Discussion

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 4 p.m.

Please join us for our tween book discussion. We’ll have snacks and a craft to go along with the book’s theme. This month we will discuss “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster. Books are available to sign out at the information desk. Parents are invited to read the book and join in the discussion.

Ready to Read Exploration Stations

Wednesday, Dec. 26,

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Explore one of our activity stations and help your child build pre-reading skills while having fun. Children’s Area.

Board Games at the Library

Wednesday, Dec. 26, 1 – 4 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 28, 1 – 4 p.m.

Visit the Kids Area and borrow a board game to play in the library this afternoon.

Beginnings Music Programs

Saturday, Jan. 5, 10:30 a.m.

Ages 1-5 years.

Monday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m.

Ages 3-5 years

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Ages 0 – 18 month

Join our friends from Beginnings Music for 30 minutes of fun and music for children and their adult caregivers. Space limited. Preregistration required.

Afternoon Book Discussion

Monday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m.

Discuss the book “Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. A copy of the book may be obtained at the Information Desk.

Teen Advisory Board

Monday, Jan. 7, 4 p.m.

Discuss books, develop program ideas and discuss other issues involving teens. Snacks provided and new members are welcome!

Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m.

Discuss the book “A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France” by Caroline Moorehead. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

Civic Engagement at the Library

Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m.

Join us for the forum “Student Debt: What Can We Do?” To participate, please register at (Online Events Calendar), or call 515-283-4957. Limited to 25 registrants.

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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