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Katie, WDM

Moved back to WDM after 30 years. ...WDM library has been a big part in my healing process. Days spent in the library reading magazines. Just getting out of my apartment and being around people helped me on some of my worst days.  ...It's a peaceful place to forget your problems and fears. At least for a while. Continue to be grateful for the WDM library. 

 

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Local author Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the latest Friends Foundation Author guest – on Tuesday, September 26.

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If you’re into the It movie remake and this season of American Horror Story: Cult, check out a few of these new horror books.  Click on the clown below…if you dare.    

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As of 12 noon today, we are OUT OF GLASSES. Thank you to all who came and got them for your patience and friendliness. We had fun meeting and speaking to so many of you! Be safe and happy viewing!

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UPDATED 8/20!  The ticket system previously publicized is no longer in effect. August 21st, 2017 between 11:30am and 2:30pm will see a rare phenomenon – a solar eclipse!  And Iowa is one of the best places to view it! The Library will be holding an event – weather-depending – to watch the partial solar eclipse from […]

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Knit for a Cause! UPDATE: Click here for a list of resources WDM Library Knit for a Cause and a link to the Mental Floss article: 10 Charities Looking for Yarn Crafters We’re holding a workshop to share all the wonderful groups we have discovered that will use your knitting & crocheting skills to help others. We […]

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The West Des Moines Public Library is on the Polk County Health Department’s list of cooling centers and, because of that, we get their extreme heat advisory messages. The Health Department sent one of those messages out this morning. It says: “The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat advisory July 19-22.  Very hot temperatures are […]

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On June 21st, the West Des Moines Whole Foods store had its Community Support Day for the third quarter of the year and our library was the beneficiary. Five percent of the money the store took in that day–amounting to $2314.40–is earmarked to support library programs and supplies. Today I had the pleasure to ceremonially receive […]

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Have you found the Booklists link on our Adults page yet?  Try the new Non-Fiction Library Staff Picks for 2016.  These titles weren’t necessarily published in that year, just read and enjoyed in 2016 by our library staff! This past year there were so many great non-fiction titles that our staff enjoyed, I immediately read a few. What makes a […]

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  The WDM Library Friends Foundation is pleased to present a popular Iowa author! Iowa author Heather Gudenkauf is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and These Things Hidden.  in her free time Heather enjoys spending time with her family, reading, hiking and running.  She is currently […]

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