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Amanda V., WDM

The West Des Moines Library is the BEST. We go at least once a week, if not more. Everyone is kind and very helpful. Plus, there is something there for everyone. 

 

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Friday, April 20, 2018 6:00 – 7:30 pm West Des Moines Public Library 4000 Mills Civic Parkway  West Des Moines, IA  50254-2049 Sample wines and cheeses from Argentina, Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain Learn about authors and books representing all five countries Library Needs: New books for circulation, book club kits, and interior improvements. Wine: Provided […]

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Join us on March 27 at 6:30pm for our free wine and cheese event with Iowa author Debra Landwehr Engle! Join the Facebook Event on the Friends Foundation page. The WDM Library Friends Foundation is thrilled to host Debra Landwehr Engle. Engle is the bestselling author of The Only Little Prayer You Need: The Shortest Route to […]

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Note: I missed the deadline for this to make it into West Des Moines Living magazine for February, so I put it here for your reading pleasure. February is both Black History and National Library Lover’s Month. Two years ago this month, this column focused on the way Black History and the history of public […]

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Our Library has a wonderful staff and they are all avid readers.  We present an ongoing display of “Staff Picks” on the second floor to share good books all year.  At the end of the year I ask the entire staff  to let me know what book or books they really, really enjoyed reading in […]

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  After January’s YA Not book club meeting, another staff person said to me “It sure sounded like you were having fun in there!”  I replied “yeah, it was a good time,” even though I knew the comment was just a polite way of saying, man, you guys were loud!   The library was slow because […]

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Kali VanBaale is the author of the novels The Good Divide and The Space Between. She is the recipient of an Eric Hoffer Book Award, American Book Award, an Independent Publisher’s silver medal for fiction, and a State of Iowa major artist grant. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Midwestern Gothic, Numero Cinq, Nowhere Magazine, The Milo […]

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With many thanks to our ever-patient staff and patrons, we have been informed by our electrical contractors that we can resume regular hours as of today. Lighting on 2nd floor may be a bit spotty for the next few days as they continue bulb replacements, but it’s bright enough to stay open past dusk.  Hurrah! […]

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Yesterday, workers from ABC Electrical Services started working on the library’s lights on the second floor, which have been inoperable since a small electrical fire in the lights on November 30th. Since then, we’ve had to be patient as the proper parts for the lamps were ordered, compiled in sufficient number and then shipped from […]

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We Hail the Returning of the Light! …Well, our lighting on the 2nd floor anyways. Repairs begin tomorrow, Thursday Dec 14, just in time for the Solstice season! We hope for minimal disruption and a swift return of our 2nd floor lighting!  There may be some additional noise while they work, and we may have to […]

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Last year, out of curiosity, I read a novel called One Second After by William Forstchen. The plot of the book centers around the way modern society breaks down after a terrorist attack fries the entire American electrical grid. The characters in the book suffer as information slows to a trickle, food spoils, medicine becomes […]

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