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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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Another great meeting on the books!  Along with our discussion of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry  our wonderful group talked about a little bit of everything.  Below you will find a few of the books mentioned during the meeting.  Feel free to send us your additions!   Are there any books you’ve re-read as an […]

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As a West Des Moines Public Library card holder, you have access to dozens of great databases and services covering a huge array of interests.  To access ALL of our online resources, go to our WEB TOOLS AND DATABASES page. In the first of our Get to Know Our Databases features, I’d like to introduce […]

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The February YA Not book club was a great time!  Our meeting was held at the Cafe at Barnes and Noble on University in WDM.  In honor of Valentine’s Day, and to tackle the challenge of discussing two books at once, the group participated in Speed Dating with Books.  One person who read Beauty Queens […]

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In the middle of a very gray winter what could be better than a good reading list?  Our staff reads a lot of great fiction and provides me with some of the titles they really enjoyed at the end of the year. These books aren’t necessarily “new” and sometimes are found in Young Adult or Children’s fiction. […]

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Thursday, February 9, 9:00am – 10:00pm Barnes and Noble, 4550 University Ave., West Des Moines, Iowa HELP SUPPORT YOUR LIBRARY! On February 9 between 9am and 10pm a percentage of your purchases made at the Barnes & Noble Store or online will be given back to the Library! Just mention the WDM Public Library when […]

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Please join the West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation for an evening with Iowa sculptor and poet David Williamson. Beyond sharing his literary works, David will discuss how he coupled his passion for cleaning Iowa’s rivers with creating art in our communities and will share insights about his role within the Creative Economy. Tuesday, January […]

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The first meeting of the YA Not book club is almost upon us!   What is YA Not?  It is a book club for grown-ups who like to read and talk about young adult books.  We don’t take ourselves too seriously, we like to laugh and have fun, and we like to talk…a lot.   So ‘YA […]

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2016 was a tough year for the famous.  Hollywood royals Zsa Zsa Gabor, Carrie Fisher, and Garry Marshall are gone.  The literary world lost the superb Harper Lee and Elie Wiesel.   Nancy Reagan, Justice Scalia, and Fidel Castro left the political realm.  Then there are the legends: Muhammad Ali, Prince, John Glenn, and David Bowie. […]

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