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Caryl C., WDM Resident

When I needed to move recently, one of the reasons I wanted to stay in West Des Moines is the West Des Moines Library! 

 

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        Welcome to Summer Reading 2019! Register for your reading log on our summer reading website and print your log at home or track your reading online or via the new Beanstack Tracker App (for iOS and Android). You can also stop by the library anytime we are open to register and […]

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Are you planning a summer staycation? Let Dan Kaercher, retired Editor-in-Chief of Midwest Living Magazine and former Iowa Public Television host, introduce you to close-to-home attractions and getaways with a historic twist. You’ll be amazed to learn what surprises await right in your own backyard. Add to your Calendar. Add to your Facebook Events.

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Do you like eBooks or Audiobooks?  Below are some new Audiobooks coming in June to our RBDigital service.   RBDigital also has Streaming Video, Concerts, Comics and more!

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Event Rescheduled from January 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 from Jordan’s contemporaries. It also describes the development of the Des Moines area and includes supporting […]

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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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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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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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