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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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2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Federal Violence Against Women Act, and some progress has been made.  Even so there is a lot of work to be done and many of us don’t know what to do to help. With the topic in the news lately you might want to know more about what […]

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Iowa Authors Series: Tuesday, October 28th – Heather Gudenkauf, Iowa native and NYTimes best-selling author. In the Library Living Room, 6:30 refreshments, 7:00 presentation. Presented by the Friends Foundation – West Des Moines Library. Heather Gudenkauf is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and These Things Hidden. Heather […]

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Banned Books Week was founded in 1982 by first amendment and library activist Judith Krug and supported by the American Library Association, many other groups and agencies, and endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The week is designated to keep people aware of the role of intellectual freedom in […]

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RESCHEDULED:  The closure is scheduled to start Monday, October 6 and continue through Friday, October 17. Soon, work will commence to replace an HVAC component for the West Des Moines Library, requiring the drive connection between the Library parking lot and the City Hall to be closed (see map).  This closure may impact your typical route in and […]

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 American Artists; how many come to mind?  American Artist Appreciation Month helps us concentrate on just those  and there are just so many we can’t fit them all on the shelf for display here at the library.  We’ve concentrated on presenting books about  visual artists, but there are so many poets, musicians and choreographers, fiber […]

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  Join the West Des Moines Public Library at Whole Foods Market on Thursday, September 18 where 5% of your purchase that day comes back to the Library. No coupons or codes necessary – just shop to support your Library!   Proceeds will help fund Youth programming for babies through teens. Whole Foods Market, WDM

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Iowa Watercolor Society Annual Show Aug 25th – Sept 24th hosted by the WDM Library. See over 70 paintings by Iowa artists – showcased throughout the Library’s 2nd floor. Some items are for sale – you may contact the Library’s Director, Darryl Eschete, at 222-3409 for more info.

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  Beginning Monday, September 8th, patrons owing the library more than $25.00 in overdue fines AND in possession of library materials will have their accounts handled by a third-party collection agency. The public should be aware that  the agency with which the library has contracted has credit reporting authority, and we’d hate to have that […]

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Delayed-stress syndrome is another term for PTSD or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. The National Institute of Health says that “When in danger, it’s natural to feel afraid. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to prepare to defend against the danger or to avoid it. This ‘fight-or-flight’ response is a healthy reaction meant to […]

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  The West Des Moines Public Library has acquired thousands of the most current and popular research and non-fiction eBook titles from Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research materials. This influx of new materials to our collection gives students, professionals and general readers access to millions of full-text articles—available anytime, anywhere through […]

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Adults’ Events

Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • 10:00 AMWriter's Group
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