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Gladys M., SAHM

I moved here with my family from the East coast. Where we lived the library system had limited resources and locations. Being new to the area we really tried to find ways to get to know the community as well as connect with other families and find fun activities for our daughters. The West Des Moines library really felt like a warm embrace...We love the library. I love how the staff is always wonderful and enthusiastic with children and always super helpful when I myself need help. ...The library is an asset to our community. I love it. 

 

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That’s right, intrepid readers! It’s time for the 2015 Summer Reading Program here at the West Des Moines Public Library! The summer’s theme–Every Hero Has a Story— is about SUPERHEROES. The program runs from May 18th to July 24th. It’s time to fire up the Mobile Intelligence-Gathering Command Vehicle (family car) to come to the Hall of […]

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Do you remember the days before smart phones, e-books, TV, videos, digital games, the Internet, etc?  Do you long for time to play a board game, go for a walk, or try a new craft?  If so you should participate in Screen Free Week May 4-10, 2015.  www.screenfree.org  Kids, families, schools and communities swap digital […]

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  The next time you’re in the library, be sure to check out the changes we’ve made to the magazine section. We’ve moved the magazines into attractive, clear plastic boxes that should make browsing the section easier. Magazines are in alphabetical order by title and are housed on the first floor.

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NOTE: The installation has been backed up to the week of May 11th. Starting the week of May 11th, The West Des Moines Public Library will have an IowaDOT License and Identification renewal kiosk on-site. The machine will be located in the Library Living Room (the former cafe’ space). The kiosk is able to take identification […]

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Join us for our next Iowa Author Event when we welcome WDM author Mary Brooks as she discusses her debut children’s book, Bampa’s Bag, a family story of love and support for her late husband during his chemotherapy. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 WDM Library Community Room Refreshments:  6:30pm Presentation:  7:00pm Iowa Authors Series sponsored by the […]

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Series fiction is more difficult  to share than one would think, one reason is because sometimes individuals really like one title from the series and not the others. Some folks don’t read them in order, or even care if there is a series. Others really just want to make sure the whole series is available […]

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DemiCon – Des Moines’ local SciFi group and convention – recently hosted one of its “DemiCon Lite” events here at the WDM Library:  a Dream Catcher Workshop.  Workshop leader Sallie Abba taught participants how to make a dream catcher of their own and discussed some of the history and different styles of dream catchers.  More […]

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  Jerry Barlow: Celtic Guitar & Storytelling Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. (don’t forget to Spring Forward!) Library Community Room Acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist will play traditional music from the British Isles and his own original Celtic-inspired compositions and share stories behind the music. Registration preferred.

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West Des Moines Public Library staff members read a wide variety of non-fiction. In our list of Staff Favorites from 2014 you’ll find humor, true-crime, history, philosophy, management, parenting and science.  Details of lives, experiences, discoveries and theories can be found in this list. What adventures await you? These books  will have you traveling this world […]

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We all love it when people tell us about a good book.  At the end of a calendar year we gather lists of books that staff considered memorable. These are the books staff remembered from their reading last year.  Then we try to think how to present these – because it is such a diverse […]

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