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Margaret C, WDM mom

Our one-year-old son had surgery and was in arm splints for 3 weeks. ...We could not have made it through that recovery period without the Children's Department at the West Des Moines Public Library! Our son loves books and while he was in the arm splints, his affinity for books grew even more, when playing with toys was more difficult.  Even now out of the arm splints, we return for more books, with new discoveries behind each cover. The West Des Moines Public Library is an invaluable resource to us as parents and a place our little one already loves. 

 

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This past year, the Friends of the West Des Moines Public Library  approved paying half the costs of purchasing a Ford Transit utility van for the library. Library staff uses the van to deliver materials to homebound patrons and senior living centers in our area and to get to neat events like summer lunches at […]

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, provide the public […]

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Adrenaline junkie bookworms won’t want to miss our October event with Iowa author Kimberly Shursen. Shursen’s heart-throbbing, twist-and-turn tales keep readers guessing with every turn of the page. Join us on Tuesday, October 24 for a presentation from Kimberly Shursen, including discussion of her latest release, Miracle, a paranormal thriller. Wine and cheese reception at […]

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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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