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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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I just finished reading The Burning by Laura Bates, author of Everyday Sexism. This book centers on Anna, a fifteen-year-old English girl gives in to peer pressure and takes and sends explicit photos of herself to her boyfriend, who then turns on her and posts the photos online. The shaming and cyberbulling she experiences, which also takes place […]

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Welcome to our third-annual Winter Reading Challenge! We challenge you to read 5 hours between December 1 and January 31. Everyone completing the challenge will receive a Fine Forgiveness Coupon and a chance to win a gift card to a book store. To sign up, visit HTTPS://WDMLIBRARY.BEANSTACK.ORG. If you have participated in other reading programs […]

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Since last summer, a trend arose on TikTok and spread to Youtube and Instagram called “VSCO Girls.” Essentially, there are stereotypes associated with teenage girls who use a photo-editing app called VSCO. They tend to wear oversized t-shirts with Lulu Lemon leggings. They carry Hydroflasks, typically covered in stickers. They wear scrunchies (usually on their […]

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We are back open and with a full month of teen programs ahead of us!   Open Hours Tuesday, November 12, 6-8pm Open Hours is a  low-key drop-in program. We’ll have a space to work on homework, a movie in the background, snacks, and self-directed crafts.   TAB Wednesday, November 13, 3-4pm Our Teen Advisory […]

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Young Adult author Maggie Ann Martin brings us her latest book To Be Honest, which has received rave reviews from the critics:  (NPR) “I cannot tell you how incredibly refreshing this [book] is!  I love that the book, itself, is not obsessed with its plus-siz main character.  Maggie Ann Martin actually allows us to look past Savvy’s weight […]

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Local Route 72 will now serve the WDM Library!

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Fri, Sept 27th – Sun, Sept 29th! The West Des Moines Public Library Friends Foundation will hold a book sale from Friday, September 27, through Sunday, September 29, in the Community Room here at the West Des Moines Public Library. The book sale’s hours will be: 9am to 6pm on Friday the 27th, 9am to […]

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Are you looking for something new to read for these last weeks of summer? Take a look at some of these new titles in our YA (Young Adult) collection: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery’s never been there, but she’s heard all about it. Her aunt […]

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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 pick up a paper […]

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