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Jade M, author

I've been coming to the West Des Moines Library since I was two years old - I'm twelve years old. The library has helped grow my vocabulary, imagination, and love for reading. I will be a published author of a children's book in March 2012, but I wouldn't be so without my weekly visits to the reading palace.  I luv the library! 

 

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August was dubbed “Read a Romance Month” a few years back by Bobbi Dumas, a free lance writer and Romance genre enthusiast. I personally think it’s a great idea. Romance is a genre that has had tremendous influence on literature in general. Romance novels often deal with very human subjects not always dealt with head […]

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Have any big changes coming up? Much of adult life is composed of changes — and for some of us stepping out of routine causes a great deal of anxiety. Sometimes it’s change that is forced on us, perhaps downsizing at work, a new boss, maybe you’ve suffered a big change lately through loss; illness, […]

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Series fiction is some of our favorite reading.  That goes for most every reader, it’s just so comforting to sit down with an author whose tempo suits you and some characters you get to know well.  Series are available in every genre and sometimes authors even create a ‘new’ genre– many of us are familiar with mystery that […]

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Did you know that the WDM Library offers a self-directed Adult Summer Reading Club?  You can sign up in-person at the Reference Desk OR do the whole thing online (!) at our Summer Reading Club Website (Teen and Kids clubs also available). Feed your Inner Reader this summer!  Set yourself a challenge and win prizes! […]

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This topic affects us all year long, yet May is Mental Health Awareness Month. These days there is more interest in prevention and in knowing how to keep ourselves healthy. We are more aware that our mental health can be in jeopardy and we are more able to prevent and treat many health issues. The Library […]

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Miyoko Hikiji, Iowa Author of All I Could Be:  My Story as a Woman Warrior in Iraq.

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This past year Library Staff read from adult classics (To Kill a Mockingbird) to children’s fiction (Rain Reign) and everything in between. Some authors are re-appearing as favorites including Rainbow Rowell, who first appeared in favorites lists last year, others like John Grisham, Neil Gaiman and Nicholas Sparks, have shown up as favorites for a […]

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to low registration.   Poetry Nite at Inspired Grounds Cafe! 117-5th St – Valley Junction (WDM). Thursday, March 24th from 7-9pm. Prizes to be awarded for notable work.  Ages 14+

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The West Des Moines Public Library Friends’ Foundation is hosting a wine and cheese fundraiser on April 22nd here at the West Des Moines Library. The Friends are asking for a donation of $20.00 (tax-deductible) to attend, and the donation can be given at the event or made in advance at this link: Wine And Cheese Donation. […]

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This is my favorite time of year at the library. We’ve asked the West Des Moines Library Staff to list the most memorable books they read during the past year. The list gets long and its always fun to see what folks were reading. This is the first list of several.  Non-fiction was read heavily this […]

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