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Josalynn, teacher

As a school teacher I know the importance of bringing your children to the library. ...Your night and weekend story times allow the working parents to share the joy of our library with our children. Thanks!! 


adults’ blog articles

Join us for our next Iowa Author Event when we welcome WDM author Mary Brooks as she discusses her debut children’s book, Bampa’s Bag, a family story of love and support for her late husband during his chemotherapy. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 WDM Library Community Room Refreshments:  6:30pm Presentation:  7:00pm Iowa Authors Series sponsored by the […]

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Series fiction is more difficult  to share than one would think, one reason is because sometimes individuals really like one title from the series and not the others. Some folks don’t read them in order, or even care if there is a series. Others really just want to make sure the whole series is available […]

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DemiCon – Des Moines’ local SciFi group and convention – recently hosted one of its “DemiCon Lite” events here at the WDM Library:  a Dream Catcher Workshop.  Workshop leader Sallie Abba taught participants how to make a dream catcher of their own and discussed some of the history and different styles of dream catchers.  More […]

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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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