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Libraries are Cooling Centers
All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will once again serve as cooling centers during extreme temperatures this summer. 
Summer Reading 2021
Upcoming Events
JUN
12-18
Library Learning Bags: Community Pride
06/12/2021 @ 10:00am - 06/18/2021 @ 5:00pm
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JUN
14-18
Juneteenth Take and Make
All Day 6/14 - 6/18
Forest Avenue Children’s Area
JUN
17
Sunshine Storytime
10:00am - 10:30am
South Side Library Lawn
JUN
17
Family Storytime at McHenry Park
10:30am - 11:00am
JUN
17
Volunteens Project Afternoon
2:00pm - 4:00pm
East Side Meeting Room
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LGBTQ+ Memoirs
Celebrate Pride and hear from members of the LGBTQ+ community and their family and friends about their experiences in their own words. Our Book Chat team has put together this list of memoirs that will make you laugh and cry while being both entertaining and insightful.
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DMPL Podcast: Solving the Villisca Axe Murders with Rachel McCarthy James
REGISTER for Rachel McCarthy James' author event on Saturday, June 12, at 2:00 PM. The event will also be available online beginning Monday, June 14, ... Read More
Book Picks: Refugee Awareness Month
June is Refugee Awareness Month, and June 20, 2021 is World Refugee Day. People are encouraged to celebrate refugees, their journeys, and the ways the... Read More
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