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We were really impressed with your library! We took a nice selfie by your staircase and your staff were very friendly, greeting us as we entered and offering information... You have a lovely building and location! 

 

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I love this time of year. Really love it because I get to share some of the best book titles ever with you! The Library staff have given me their picks for the best books they read during 2018. I divide this up into fiction and non-fiction titles just to make it a little easier […]

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Want to brush up on your skills or learn something entirely new?  New job skills, new life skills?  We’ve got some great NEW options! Hoonuit, formerly Atomic Training, offers online how-to training on hundreds of common software applications and devices, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and iPad. Each online training course is […]

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DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  Watch our website and social media feeds for an updated date!   The inspiring story of one of Iowa’s founding fathers, James Jordan, unfolds in this book that brings to light Jordan’s fascinating life and his historical contributions supported by years of research, family stories, anecdotes and comments […]

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Notable deaths in 2018 – Materials and a printed list are available on the Adult Display shelves on the 2nd Floor. Jan 11 – Edgar Ray Killen Murderer, Freedom Summer Murders 1964 The Freedom Summer Murders Don Mitchell Jan 20 – Wendell Castle Artist, Furniture maker, father of “furniture art” 20th Century Design The definitive illustrated […]

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On Sunday, January 13th at 2:30pm, Iowa Civil War historian and re-enactor OJ Fargo will visit the West Des Moines Public Library. Mr. Fargo will discuss the events leading up to the American Civil War and Iowa’s role in the war itself. In the program, “Just Before the Battle Mother: A Visit From a Civil […]

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Welcome to our second-annual Winter Reading Challenge! We challenge you to read 5 hours between December 1 and January 31. Everyone completing the challenge will receive a Fine Forgiveness Coupon and a chance to win a Half Price Books gift card. To sign up, visit https://wdmlibrary.beanstack.org. If you have participated in other reading programs in the past […]

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Our second-annual Winter Reading Challenge starts this Saturday, December 1. We challenge you to read 5 hours between December 1 and January 31. Everyone completing the challenge will receive a Fine Forgiveness Coupon and a chance to win a Half Price Books gift card. To sign up, visit https://wdmlibrary.beanstack.org. If you have participated in other reading programs […]

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Ralph and Carol Moisa have one goal – to teach us that only by example can we instill in our children the tolerance and acceptance they need to make the best choices for all. Join this amazing family as they explore the history of the first inhabitants of this area by telling stories and the […]

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So first, the obvious question: why show five movies we KNOW are bad all in one day? What’s the point of showing bad movies at all? First, my highbrow answer: because by watching films in which genuinely terrible film-making techniques are so obvious (and they are, in these movies), we gain a new appreciation for […]

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6:30 p.m Reception | 7 p.m. Presentation. Sparkle Abbey is the pen name of Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter, the authors and pet lovers behind the best-selling Pampered Pets Mysteryseries, set in Laguna Beach’s wacky world of precious pedigrees, pampered pooches, and secrets. Mary Lee and Anita will discuss their latest release, The Dogfather — when a local store owner […]

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