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Laura, stay-at-home grandma

First I want to thank you for providing great programs. I moved here in June and knew no one. I am a stay at home grandma taking care of my then 14 month old grand baby, now 19 months old. We have been coming here weekly getting books, tapes, videos, puppets, puzzles and also attending the story times. She now has a love for reading and it has helped us feel like we belong in a community. Again, thank you. 

 

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Author Visit: Blythe Stanfel Tuesday, June 23, 2015 West Des Moines Library Community Room Refreshments, 6:30pm Presentation, 7:00pm YA author Blythe Stanfel discusses her story of a high school student whose father is stationed in Iraq. The “Iowa Author Series” is presented by the Friends Foundation of the WDM Library.

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In the last nine months, a new HVAC system was installed in the West Des Moines Public Library. This installation has meant re-configuring the enclosure for the compressors, cooling tower, etc. housed outside. Doing that has meant that the sidewalks and concrete on the east side of the building need to be hammered up and […]

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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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