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I grew up in WDM and visited the "old" library on Grand Avenue every Saturday.  I still remember the help and encouragement I received from the staff members, who undoubtedly understood the value of my insatiable appetite for books! Today, at 50, I've had a successful writing and editing career for years... I credit that little building on Grand and its warm, wonderful staff with giving a young girl in the 1970s the tools to create a future with the written word. 

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    Early Voting for *Polk Co., WDM Precincts Only*, 2nd Floor Classroom, M-Th 12-6p, Fri 11-5p; Oct 7-24th.  Other sites.

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    Library driveway partly closed for construction work from Oct 6th – ?.  More info.

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    Iowa Authors: Tues, Oct 28thHeather Gudenkauf, Iowa native & NYT author.  More info. 6:30 refreshments, 7:00 presentation. Presented by the Friends Foundation.

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    Do you have a brief story about how the West Des Moines Public Library has made a difference in your life? We would love to hear it!  Tell us your story.  

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    Checkmates Chess & Board Game Club – last Thurs of month, 6:30 pm.  All ages/skills welcome, Register here!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • 9:30 AMLapsit Lambs
  • 10:00 AMOpen Computer Lab and Gadget Zoo (Pondview Room)
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  • 12:00 PMEarly Voting--Polk County
  • 4:30 PMWDM Library Board of Trustees Meeting
  • 6:30 PMWestern Hills Girl Scouts
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