West Des Moines Library Adults

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Lindsay L., mom and financial professional

I have been a book lover practically since birth -- my parents regularly caught me trying to read under my covers with a flashlight long after "lights out" time when I was growing up, and I still have a book in my hand every chance I get. Now that I have a two-and-a-half year old to pass my love of reading down to, I feel very blessed to have a wonderful facility like the WDM library just minutes away from home. She gets very excited about going to the "yibardy" and her squeals of delight as she runs to the children's section elicit the world's biggest smile from me! 

 

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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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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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Saturday, December 10, 2016

  • 10:00 AMWriter's Group
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