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Amanda V., Orange City Public Library

We were really impressed with your library! We took a nice selfie by your staircase and your staff were very friendly, greeting us as we entered and offering information... You have a lovely building and location! 

 

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Tracey Garvis Graves is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction. Her debut novel, On the Island, spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into thirty-one languages, and is in development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a feature film. […]

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Friends of the West Des Moines Public Library Wine, Beer and Cheese Fundraiser Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:30 – 7:00 pm Raccoon River Nature Lodge 2500 Grand Ave  West Des Moines, IA  50265 Sample wines, craft beers (!), and cheeses from five USA states! Learn about authors and books representing these states Library Needs: New […]

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Sunday, April 14th at 2:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room.   Iowa truly has become a melting pot. From Governor Ray’s outreach to SE Asian refugees in the 1970s to today’s amazing variety of dialects spoken in public schools, we have become an example of integration. Zeljka Krvavica, a refugee who now works for the Iowa […]

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Matthew Morgan, children’s author of Dirty, Stupid Cancer and Stella from Pella and Her Magic Shoe! The amazing story of The Great Garrett Underpants… A five year old who bravely battled a rare cancer for 10 months before earning his wings. He wrote his own obituary in his words and thought of others through his […]

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It’s been said that well-behaved women seldom make history.  Author Cheryl Mullenbach has uncovered the stories of some of the state’s intriguing women who refused to “behave” as some expected, and invites you to meet these heroic, amusing, imaginative, brave individuals. Learn about Iowa’s female riverboat captain, livery manager/cigar seller, and Cedar Rapids’ “girl in […]

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I love this time of year. Really love it because I get to share some of the best book titles ever with you! The Library staff have given me their picks for the best books they read during 2018. I divide this up into fiction and non-fiction titles just to make it a little easier […]

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Want to brush up on your skills or learn something entirely new?  New job skills, new life skills?  We’ve got some great NEW options! Hoonuit, formerly Atomic Training, offers online how-to training on hundreds of common software applications and devices, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and iPad. Each online training course is […]

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DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  Watch our website and social media feeds for an updated date!   The inspiring story of one of Iowa’s founding fathers, James Jordan, unfolds in this book that brings to light Jordan’s fascinating life and his historical contributions supported by years of research, family stories, anecdotes and comments […]

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Notable deaths in 2018 – Materials and a printed list are available on the Adult Display shelves on the 2nd Floor. Jan 11 – Edgar Ray Killen Murderer, Freedom Summer Murders 1964 The Freedom Summer Murders Don Mitchell Jan 20 – Wendell Castle Artist, Furniture maker, father of “furniture art” 20th Century Design The definitive illustrated […]

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On Sunday, January 13th at 2:30pm, Iowa Civil War historian and re-enactor OJ Fargo will visit the West Des Moines Public Library. Mr. Fargo will discuss the events leading up to the American Civil War and Iowa’s role in the war itself. In the program, “Just Before the Battle Mother: A Visit From a Civil […]

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