Spring Break 2019

It's time for Spring Break! Des Moines school children will be out of the class from March 15-26 this year. The library has tons of great activities for kids to keep them occupied throughout the week. Search for a book, check out our play areas, and come to a program. We have magicians, musicians, and more coming in. Take a look our schedule of special programs below, convienently sorted by day and by branch. You can see our full storytime schedule at dmpl.org/storytimes.

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Tuesday, March 19

Youth Chess Club

Rosie’s Spring Challenge
All day, Central Library

Don’t Let Pigeon Hide in the Library
All day, Franklin Avenue Library

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt
All day, North Side Library

Youth Chess Club
4:00 PM, East Side Library

Minecraft Club
4:00 PM, Forest Avenue Library

Creative Readers Special - Family Fort Fun!
4:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Library

Family Storytime: Blank Park Zoo Show and Tell
6:30 PM, Central Library

 

Wednesday, March 20

Family Dance Party

Rosie’s Spring Challenge
All day, Central Library

Don’t Let Pigeon Hide in the Library
All day, Franklin Avenue Library

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt
All day, North Side Library

Forest Avenue Calming Room
10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Forest Avenue Library

Family Dance Party
10:00 AM, South Side Library

Rosie’s Scavenger Hunt
10:00 AM-4:00 PM, South Side Library

Crafternoon
1:00-5:00 PM, Central Library

Youth Makerspace – Circuits
2:30 PM, Forest Avenue Library

Minecraft Club
2:30 PM, North Side Library

Slime Science
2:30 PM, South Side Library

Zootopia Movie Party
3:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Library

 

Thursday, March 21

Dino O Dell

Rosie’s Spring Challenge
All day, Central Library

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt
All day, North Side Library

Parachute Storytime
10:00 AM, South Side Library

Spring Break Craft
10:00 AM-4:00 PM, South Side Library

Preschool Storytime: Dino O’Dell Around the World
10:15 AM, Central Library

Prince and Princess Storytime
2:30 PM, South Side Library

Bilingual Puzzles/Rompecabezas
4:00 PM, East Side Library

 

Friday, March 22

Magic/Comedy of Jonathan May

Rosie’s Spring Challenge
All day, Central Library

Don’t Let Pigeon Hide in the Library
All day, Franklin Avenue Library

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt
All day, North Side Library

LEGO Fridays
10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Library

Escape into Comics
3:00 PM, East Side Library

The Magic and Comedy of Jonathan May
3:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Library

Star Wars String Art
4:00 PM, Central Library

Rock Painting
4:30 PM, North Side Library

 

Saturday, March 23

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

Don’t Let Pigeon Hide in the Library
All day, Franklin Avenue Library

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt
All day, North Side Library

STEM Activities
10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Library

LEGO Saturday
10:00 AM-4:00 PM, South Side Library

Furry Tales
11:00 AM, South Side Library

Crafternoon: Masks!
1:00-4:30 PM, East Side Library

Furry Tales
1:00 PM, Forest Avenue Library

 

Sunday, March 24

Crafternoons

Crafternoon
1:00-5:00 PM, Central Library

 

Monday, March 25

Furry Tales Norm

Don’t Let Pigeon Hide in the Library
All day, Franklin Avenue Library

Harry Potter Double Feature
10:00 AM-4:30 PM, East Side Library

Forest Avenue Calming Room
10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Forest Avenue Library

Spring Break Craft: Scratch Art Day
12:00-4:00 PM, South Side Library

Comic Creators
3:00-5:00 PM, Forest Avenue Library

Maker Monday: Q-Tip Weaving Loom and Straw Easel
4:00 PM, Central Library

Furry Tales
5:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Library

 

Tuesday, March 26

Creative Readers

Don’t Let Pigeon Hide in the Library
All day, Franklin Avenue Library

Super STEM Stations
3:00-5:00 PM, East Side Library

Minecraft Club
4:00 PM, Forest Avenue Library

Franklin Creative Readers
4:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Library

Family Storytime: Paint by Sticker
6:30 PM, Central Library

 

By Branch

Central Library

Star Wars String Art

Rosie’s Spring Challenge
March 19-22, all day

Family Storytime: Blank Park Zoo Show and Tell
Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 PM

Crafternoon
March 20 & 24, 1:00-5:00 PM

Preschool Storytime: Dino O’Dell Around the World
Thursday, March 21, 10:15 AM

Star Wars String Art
Friday, March 22, 4:00 PM

Maker Monday: Q-Tip Weaving Loom and Straw Easel
Monday, March 25, 4:00 PM

Family Storytime: Paint by Sticker
Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 PM

 

East Side Library

East Side Library

Youth Chess Club
Tuesday, March 19, 4:00 PM

Bilingual Puzzles/Rompecabezas
Thursday, March 21, 4:00 PM

Escape into Comics
Friday, March 22, 3:00 PM

Crafternoon: Masks!
Saturday, March 23, 1:00-4:30 PM

Harry Potter Double Feature
Monday, March 25, 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

Super STEM Stations
Tuesday, March 26,3:00-5:00 PM

 

Forest Avenue Library

CROSSROADS

Minecraft Club
March 19 & 26, 4:00 PM, Forest Avenue Library

Forest Avenue Calming Room
March 20 & 25 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Youth Makerspace – Circuits
Wednesday, March 20, 2:30 PM, Forest Avenue Library

Furry Tales
Saturday, March 23, 1:00 PM, Forest Avenue Library

CROSSROADS - A Journey with the Blues
Saturday, March 23, 2:00 PM, Forest Avenue Library\

Comics Creators
Monday, March 25, 3:00-5:00 PM, Forest Avenue Library

 

Franklin Avenue Library

Zootopia

Don’t Let Pigeon Hide in the Library
March 19, 20, 22, & 23, All day, Franklin Avenue Library

Creative Readers Special - Family Fort Fun!
Tuesday, March 19, 4:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Library

Zootopia Movie Party
Wednesday, March 20, 3:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Library

LEGO Fridays
Friday, March 22, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Library

The Magic and Comedy of Jonathan May
Friday, March 22, 3:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Library

STEM Activities
Saturday, March 23, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Library

Furry Tales
Monday, March 25, 5:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Library

Franklin Creative Readers
Tuesday, March 26, 4:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Library

 

North Side Library

Rock Painting

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt
March 19-23, All day, North Side Library

Minecraft Club
Wednesday, March 20, 2:30 PM, North Side Library

Rock Painting
Friday, March 22, 4:30 PM, North Side Library

South Side Library

Slime Science

Family Dance Party
Wednesday, March 20, 10:00 AM, South Side Library

Rosie’s Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, March 20, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, South Side Library

Slime Science
Wednesday, March 20, 2:30 PM, South Side Library

Parachute Storytime
Thursday, March 21, 10:00 AM, South Side Library

Spring Break Craft
Thursday, March 21, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, South Side Library

Prince and Princess Storytime
Thursday, March 21, 2:30 PM, South Side Library

LEGO Saturday
Saturday, March 23, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, South Side Library

Spring Break Craft: Scratch Art Day
Monday, March 25, 12:00-4:00 PM, South Side Library