The Des Moines Public Library convenes a series of public forums using NIF guides. on a Saturday in October, November, January, February, and March using NIF guides. Librarian Laura Walth is assigned to provide programs for adults at the Central Library. She coordinates moderators and recorders for the forums at the library as part of her library programming time. By doing this the library does not need to take staff time for participation in the series of Civic Engagements at the Library.