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Pam, WDM Mom

Our daughter learned to read the summer before she went to kindergarten, mostly because she wanted to do the same things her older brother could do.  She then promptly informed me that she didn't like reading because it meant she had to sit still...Last night she was bursting with excitement over the reading club book she had finished and how much she thought I would enjoy it.  She made a point of leaving it on my nightstand to make sure I would get to it! Thank you all so much for making reading fun and cool and not just something Mom says she has to do. 


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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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Barnes and Noble Bookfair – February 14 – 19 Shop online to support the WDM Library!  A percentage of purchases made www.barnesandnoble.com between February 14 – 19 will benefit the Library.  Just enter the Library’s Bookfair ID at checkout.

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The Digital Public Library of America is a portal that delivers resources that have been digitized at museums and libraries across America and beyond –  to you. It is a platform that allows easy access to our digitized cultural heritage, and an advocate for the public accessibility of these resources. The Digital Public Library of […]

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November is National Novel Writing Month. There are many ways to begin. Many author’s websites include tips on the writing process, and at the very least include biographical information that offers inspiration. Many successful writers began by writing in the early morning hours or wee hours of the night, so to accommodate a day job […]

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A few months back, I came across a book in out adult fiction section that was written by one of my high school classmates. I wasn’t sure at first if it was the same person I knew or just someone with the same name, but after a little investigating, I discovered that the author was […]

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From October 27th to November 2nd, the WDM Library will accept non-perishable food items in lieu of fines in support of the City’s food pantry as part of its 3rd annual Food for Fines effort. Patrons may bring unopened, non-perishable food items to the WDM Library. Patrons with fines on their records will receive $1.00 credit […]

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2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Federal Violence Against Women Act, and some progress has been made.  Even so there is a lot of work to be done and many of us don’t know what to do to help. With the topic in the news lately you might want to know more about what […]

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