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Laura, WDM mom

My son had a ball at the WDM Library - [he is] begging me to go back tonight.  Forgot how full of wonder the library is for kids.  Should have brought him before! 


adults’ blog articles

Barnes and Noble Bookfair – Saturday, February 14 – Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble, 4550 University Ave, WDM, open 9am-10pm. Come out and shop B&N and help the WDM Library!  A percentage of purchases made at the store on February 14 will benefit the Library. Just mention the WDM Public Library at checkout – […]

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The Digital Public Library of America is a portal that delivers resources that have been digitized at museums and libraries across America and beyond –  to you. It is a platform that allows easy access to our digitized cultural heritage, and an advocate for the public accessibility of these resources. The Digital Public Library of […]

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November is National Novel Writing Month. There are many ways to begin. Many author’s websites include tips on the writing process, and at the very least include biographical information that offers inspiration. Many successful writers began by writing in the early morning hours or wee hours of the night, so to accommodate a day job […]

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A few months back, I came across a book in out adult fiction section that was written by one of my high school classmates. I wasn’t sure at first if it was the same person I knew or just someone with the same name, but after a little investigating, I discovered that the author was […]

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From October 27th to November 2nd, the WDM Library will accept non-perishable food items in lieu of fines in support of the City’s food pantry as part of its 3rd annual Food for Fines effort. Patrons may bring unopened, non-perishable food items to the WDM Library. Patrons with fines on their records will receive $1.00 credit […]

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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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