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Pam, WDM Mom

Our daughter learned to read the summer before she went to kindergarten, mostly because she wanted to do the same things her older brother could do.  She then promptly informed me that she didn't like reading because it meant she had to sit still...Last night she was bursting with excitement over the reading club book she had finished and how much she thought I would enjoy it.  She made a point of leaving it on my nightstand to make sure I would get to it! Thank you all so much for making reading fun and cool and not just something Mom says she has to do. 


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The February YA Not book club was a great time!  Our meeting was held at the Cafe at Barnes and Noble on University in WDM.  In honor of Valentine’s Day, and to tackle the challenge of discussing two books at once, the group participated in Speed Dating with Books.  One person who read Beauty Queens […]

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In the middle of a very gray winter what could be better than a good reading list?  Our staff reads a lot of great fiction and provides me with some of the titles they really enjoyed at the end of the year. These books aren’t necessarily “new” and sometimes are found in Young Adult or Children’s fiction. […]

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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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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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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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