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Des Moines Public Library

  • Region: Downtown
  • 1000 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Phone: (515) 283-4152
Overview
Amenities
Meeting Facilities
Events
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The Des Moines Public Library has six convenient locations. Visitors may obtain a guest card (deposit required). There are many business references and electronic resources available, as well as a wide selection of reading materials, videos, CDs and books-on-tape.

Attraction Information
General Information
  • Hours of Operation: 1-5 p.m. Sun (September - May); 1 a.m. - 8 p.m. M-W; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thu-F.
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 1425
  • Total Sq. Ft. 8446
  • Reception Capacity 570
  • Theatre Capacity 300
  • Banquet Capacity 200
  • Number of Rooms 8
  • Booths 18
  • Classroom Capacity 45
  • A/V Capabilities? true
  • Outside Catering? true
  • Wireless Internet Available? true
Wells Fargo Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1425
  • Width: 55
  • Length: 25
  • Theater Capacity: 90
  • Classroom Capacity: 45
  • Banquet Capacity: 64
  • Reception Capacity: 205
Pioneer Hi-Bred Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1295
  • Width: 48
  • Length: 25
  • Height: 10
  • Theater Capacity: 80
  • Classroom Capacity: 45
  • Banquet Capacity: 64
  • Reception Capacity: 183
Aviva Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1270
  • Width: 44
  • Length: 26
  • Theater Capacity: 70
  • Classroom Capacity: 36
  • Banquet Capacity: 56
  • Reception Capacity: 182
Wells Fargo - Meeting Room 1
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1425
  • Width: 25
  • Length: 55
  • Theater Capacity: 90
  • Classroom Capacity: 45
  • Banquet Capacity: 64
  • Reception Capacity: 205
Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc. - Meeting Room 2
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1295
  • Width: 25
  • Length: 48
  • Theater Capacity: 80
  • Classroom Capacity: 45
  • Banquet Capacity: 64
  • Reception Capacity: 183
Aviva - Meeting Room 3
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1270
  • Width: 26
  • Length: 44
  • Theater Capacity: 70
  • Classroom Capacity: 36
  • Banquet Capacity: 56
  • Reception Capacity: 182
Forest Avenue Meeting Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 840
  • Width: 24
  • Length: 40
  • Height: 8
  • Booth Capacity: 4
  • Theater Capacity: 94
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
  • Reception Capacity: 100
Franklin Avenue Meeting Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1710
  • Width: 45
  • Length: 38
  • Theater Capacity: 150
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 150
South Side Meeting Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 800
  • Width: 30
  • Length: 29
  • Height: 12.5
  • Booth Capacity: 4
  • Theater Capacity: 74
  • Classroom Capacity: 32
  • Banquet Capacity: 32
  • Reception Capacity: 75
North Side Meeting Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1056
  • Width: 32
  • Length: 33
  • Theater Capacity: 54
  • Reception Capacity: 60
East Side Meeting Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1760
  • Width: 40
  • Length: 44
  • Theater Capacity: 85
  • Reception Capacity: 111

Cookie Decorating

  • December 10, 2016
    Starting at 1 pm

DM Public Library's 150th Holiday Bash

  • December 11, 2016
    From: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

A Very Merry Rosie Holiday Storytime

  • December 12, 2016
    Starting at 6:30 pm

Songs of the Season/Performed by Des Moines Camerata

  • December 13, 2016
    From: 06:30 PM to 07:45 PM

History of the Colleges in Highland Park

  • December 14, 2016
    From: 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Animals Prepare for Winter Program

  • December 28, 2016
    Starting at 1pm

Animals Prepare for Winter w/Polk County Conservation

  • December 28, 2016
    From: 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Polk County Conservation Presents Animal Tracks

  • December 29, 2016
    Starting at 1pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Event

  • January 16, 2017
    Starting at 4 pm