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Jacci A, WDM grandmother

I am very excited that the library has so many children's programs! I bring my grandson to several and he loves to come! The staff obviously love kids and are patient and kind.  

 

teens’ blog articles

Skyler and Luis of CLZN Co. hosted a teen workshop on screen printing this Wednesday! They created a design just for the library (thank you!) and taught the teens how to screen print it on their very own t-shirts!

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I’m an information junkie. Any time I hear a word I don’t know or the name of an obscure historical figure, I immediately write it down so I can look it up later. All these tidbits of information I gather get stored away in the “random facts” file in my brain. Fortunately I work at […]

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Teen blogger Elizabeth reviewed Dear Mr. Knightley. Read her thoughts below!             Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay is a Jane Austen-spinoff that follows Samantha (Sam) Moore, an orphan who has just won a grant to study journalism at Northwestern’s prestigious Medill School. However, she’s less than enthusiastic—Sam would prefer to study literature and immerse […]

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“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” Harper Lee wrote those words in To Kill A Mockingbird, first published in 1960. Those words describe a feeling and an action that is even stronger than empathy. […]

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A while back, I met with another librarian to program plan for the winter. We tossed around the idea of an Oscar-nominated or winning best picture series. Then I recalled that February is also Black History Month, which led us to another idea: why not combine the two? Why not feature films with African Americans […]

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For the past 2 months, the Des Moines Art Center has housed an exhibit of photos by Vivian Maier. As a brief background, Maier was a Chicago nanny, who carried a camera with her. Many of her photos were not found or even developed until after her death in 2009. The exhibit departed on the […]

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A review by teen blogger Elizabeth Ash: I picked up I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil filled with hope. At last, a book about high school that didn’t worship the clichéd archetype about quirky, dreamy girls winning the infatuation of boys. Beatrice defines manic pixie dream girls as young women with […]

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This Wednesday was our first 2017 teen program! Called “Denim and Donuts,” the program had several activities: eating donuts, making buttons, distressing denim, and watching an early 1990’s film. And if you missed this event, never fear. We have more teen events coming up soon–stay tuned!

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I know you’re probably overwhelmed with the new semester and homework and such, but this is super simple–I promise. And it’s even fun. Here’s how it works: you vote for your favorite teen books this year right here. And if you’re favorites aren’t on the list, you can nominate them! That’s all there is to it. […]

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Are you looking for some books to fill your time over the next week or two? Teen blogger Elizabeth Ash has you covered! Keep reading… Are you anticipating long car rides and lazy mornings over Winter Break? Pick up a book at the library to take advantage of your free time. Here are some recommendations […]

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