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  • The Library (and City offices) will be Closed on Monday, Jan 20th, in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s bi…
  • The Library WILL open as usual today, Saturday 1/18 at 9am. Watch this space in case weather worsens. If we close e…

Karl, Retired Pastor

The West Des Moines Library has empowered retirement days for me in two ways. One, I am able to read extensively in the newspaper and magazine sections. Two, I am able to borrow books to read rather than to purchase and keep in my now limited home library. An added feature is borrowing audiobooks to savor while I drive to visit family in other states. 

 

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Stephen King to Jane Austen – books being taken to movies and TV this year! https://www.shondaland.com/watch/a30469982/books-becoming-movies-and-tv-shows-in-2020/  

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The 92nd Academy Award Nominations were announced today!  Check out what movies are available from the Library then watch The Oscars on February 9 to find out who wins. Some titles are only available through streaming services or not yet available in DVD.  The West Des Moines Public Library will purchase as many titles as […]

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UPDATE:  Study rooms can be booked online and Public Computers are up and running, with printing!   The West Des Moines Public Library re-opens Friday, January 3rd after being closed over the Christmas/New Year holidays. Here’s what to expect when the doors open: The study rooms are back!  Patrons will be able to get together and […]

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Staff is preparing for the next stage of renovation, and so the West Des Moines Library is closed December 24 – January 2nd, reopening January 3rd at 9am. During that time, staff is relocating and reconnecting services… We look forward to reopening and showing off our progress thus far.  

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As you may have heard, on December 9, the City of West Des Moines experienced network and server issues believed to be caused by a malicious attempt to disrupt City government operations (more here).  In order to preserve data and network integrity, City computers and data infrastructure – including the Library’s staff and public networks […]

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West Des Moines Community and Economic Development is trying to get the opinions of WDM residents about the city they live in. You can fill out their survey here: tinyurl.com/gowestsurvey and give your thoughts. When you do, you’ll be eligible to win a $50 Visa gift card. This really isn’t a library thing, we just […]

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The post below was originally published by the Central Arkansas Library System in this post.  Our State Library of Iowa and your WDM Library staff want our patrons to be aware of some worrying changes related to libraries providing eBooks.  In particular, check out the petition at ebooksforall.org Videos from ebooksforall (endorsed by the American […]

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  Matt Woods is both a native of Iowa, and a longstanding purveyor of its diverse music scene.  As a seasoned performer of many local, regional and national venues, Matt has developed a distinct style while staying true to his love of traditional American music.  Woods is well versed in the many shapes this music […]

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NOTE:  Although the Library is Closed for renovation prep, the Community Room WILL be open for this program on Tuesday night the 22nd!   Join us for our October author event with YA author Maggie Ann Martin! Maggie’s latest book, To Be Honest, has received rave reviews from the critics, including this one from NPR: “I […]

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The WDM Library will be Closed from Mon Oct 14th through Sat Oct 26th for pre-renovation prep.   Staff will be working hard to move and store 1000’s of library items, move furniture, equipment and more! Ongoing information about the Renovation – which will take over a year! – will be at our Renovation Page.  Check […]

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