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Catherine, student

The library has helped me by letting me have so many choices to read which gives me ideas for my book I'm going to publish someday and become a famous author. 

 

adults’ blog articles

Top Ten Banned Books 2015 Top 100 Banned Books 2000-2009 Most Frequently Challenged Authors in the 21st Century Top Banned and Challenged Novels in the 20th Century

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NEW!  Digital magazines via Flipster.  Read in browser or use the Flipster app.

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The West Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, September 5th, 2016 in observance of Labor Day.  Returns can be left in the outside book return and online services/phone renewals will continue as usual.  Thank you!

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August was dubbed “Read a Romance Month” a few years back by Bobbi Dumas, a free lance writer and Romance genre enthusiast. I personally think it’s a great idea. Romance is a genre that has had tremendous influence on literature in general. Romance novels often deal with very human subjects not always dealt with head […]

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Have any big changes coming up? Much of adult life is composed of changes — and for some of us stepping out of routine causes a great deal of anxiety. Sometimes it’s change that is forced on us, perhaps downsizing at work, a new boss, maybe you’ve suffered a big change lately through loss; illness, […]

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Series fiction is some of our favorite reading.  That goes for most every reader, it’s just so comforting to sit down with an author whose tempo suits you and some characters you get to know well.  Series are available in every genre and sometimes authors even create a ‘new’ genre– many of us are familiar with mystery that […]

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Did you know that the WDM Library offers a self-directed Adult Summer Reading Club?  You can sign up in-person at the Reference Desk OR do the whole thing online (!) at our Summer Reading Club Website (Teen and Kids clubs also available). Feed your Inner Reader this summer!  Set yourself a challenge and win prizes! […]

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This topic affects us all year long, yet May is Mental Health Awareness Month. These days there is more interest in prevention and in knowing how to keep ourselves healthy. We are more aware that our mental health can be in jeopardy and we are more able to prevent and treat many health issues. The Library […]

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Miyoko Hikiji, Iowa Author of All I Could Be:  My Story as a Woman Warrior in Iraq.

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This past year Library Staff read from adult classics (To Kill a Mockingbird) to children’s fiction (Rain Reign) and everything in between. Some authors are re-appearing as favorites including Rainbow Rowell, who first appeared in favorites lists last year, others like John Grisham, Neil Gaiman and Nicholas Sparks, have shown up as favorites for a […]

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Adults’ Events

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

  • 5:30 PMWDM Library Friends Foundation Meeting
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