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  • Due to icy conditions,the Library will be CLOSED today, Monday. Please be safe! See you tomorrow.
  • The cardmaking program for NEXT Friday, Jan 20th has been Cancelled. Registered participants have been notified.

Elaine, stay-at-home mom

My daughter's 3rd & 4th grade elementary teachers were looking to enrich their students by forming a "book club". ...The WDM Library was an invaluable source of information. They helped guide us with book suggestions, project ideas and discussion topics.  ...The students loved the book club, and all of the participants developed a deeper comprehension and love of reading. They still talk fondly of the club, and continue to discuss great books amongst each other. 

 

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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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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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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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The West Des Moines Public Library has been working with Ivy Library Services since last spring to put together a strategic plan for the next five (5)  years. As part of that effort, they have completed focus groups, market studies and phone surveys. Now, to reach more people (and get more data), the Ivy team has translated the […]

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Want to get your scare on?  We have some new streaming video offerings in Bridges (OverDrive Streaming Video) – all you need is an internet connection and your WDM Library card!  More info on our eVideo page.

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Applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for the 2016-2017 program year will be taken by the WDM Human Services office for households with an elderly or disabled member beginning October 3, 2016. All other households are welcome to apply beginning November 1, 2016, and continuing through April 30, 2017. The LIHEAP program […]

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Top Ten Banned Books 2015 Top 100 Banned Books 2000-2009 Most Frequently Challenged Authors in the 21st Century Top Banned and Challenged Novels in the 20th Century

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NEW!  Digital magazines via Flipster.  Read in browser or use the Flipster app.

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The West Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, September 5th, 2016 in observance of Labor Day.  Returns can be left in the outside book return and online services/phone renewals will continue as usual.  Thank you!

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