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The post below was originally published by the Central Arkansas Library System in this post.  Our State Library of Iowa and your WDM Library staff want our patrons to be aware of some worrying changes related to libraries providing eBooks.  In particular, check out the petition at ebooksforall.org Videos from ebooksforall (endorsed by the American […]

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  Matt Woods is both a native of Iowa, and a longstanding purveyor of its diverse music scene.  As a seasoned performer of many local, regional and national venues, Matt has developed a distinct style while staying true to his love of traditional American music.  Woods is well versed in the many shapes this music […]

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NOTE:  Although the Library is Closed for renovation prep, the Community Room WILL be open for this program on Tuesday night the 22nd!   Join us for our October author event with YA author Maggie Ann Martin! Maggie’s latest book, To Be Honest, has received rave reviews from the critics, including this one from NPR: “I […]

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The WDM Library will be Closed from Mon Oct 14th through Sat Oct 26th for pre-renovation prep.   Staff will be working hard to move and store 1000’s of library items, move furniture, equipment and more! Ongoing information about the Renovation – which will take over a year! – will be at our Renovation Page.  Check […]

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The History of Blues in America is a one hour program led by music historian and acclaimed guitarist Joey Leone, along with two other musicians covering the history, influence and impact of American blues music through songs, stories and historical facts.  Over his long career, Joey has toured as a sideman guitar player for many high […]

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Our popular Iowa Files History Series, brought to you by the WDM Library and the WDM Historical Society, is back for another year!  See the list of topics and dates below.  Links go to our Calendar, so you can add them to yours! The Iowa Files History Series All Programs Begin at 2:30pm at the […]

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Banned Books Week September 22-28, 2019 Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. The week long celebration spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared […]

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Fri, Sept 27th – Sun, Sept 29th! The West Des Moines Public Library Friends Foundation will hold a book sale from Friday, September 27, through Sunday, September 29, in the Community Room here at the West Des Moines Public Library. The book sale’s hours will be: 9am to 6pm on Friday the 27th, 9am to […]

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A short PDF report letting users know the highlights of the 2018-19 fiscal year. Download here: yearinreview_WDM Library

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It’s time to start letting the world know: the West Des Moines Public Library at 4000 Mills Civic Parkway will be renovated in the next fiscal year, with the work scheduled to start this coming fall, probably in late October or early November. All timelines are tentative for now, but I wanted to share some […]

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