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October 21 Events

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Art UP Close Program

Local artists are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity! Applications for 2019 sponsorships are due December 1, 2018.

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The Great American Read Finale Watch Party

Join us Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. for the finale episode of The Great American Read. America's best-loved novel will be revealed!

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Library is pleased to announce the launch of 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a fun and free program that encourages you to read aloud with your child!

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Library Fundraising Concert

Join us Saturday, Nov. 17 for a special concert featuring The Scott Smith Group and the Des Moines Big Band to raise funds for arts programming at the Library!

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Celebrate Frankenweek!

Help celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Oct 24 - 31) with events for all ages at the Library!

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It’s Your Place . . . Tell Us Your Story!

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