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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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In the last few weeks, we have witnessed our communities and nation react to the killing of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody.  If you’re a teen and you’re reading this, you’ve probably seen some of these same things, too, both on social media and around our community. In response to this tragedy and […]

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Our Library building may be closed, but our digital library is Always Open!  And now we’ve added another service to our line-up for WDM residents:  Hoopla Digital.  Hoopla offers access to eBooks, Audiobooks, Comics, Movies, TV and Music – all streaming, all available 24/7 (no holds). Patrons who are WDM Residents and have a card […]

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An Introduction: Hey, y’all! If you’re reading this, you’re probably on my Teen Advisory Board or you got super bored and started literally reading all corners of the library website. It’s more interesting than reading a dictionary, so I’ll give you that. Anyways: hi, I’m Liz. I’m the teen person at the library and I’m […]

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NOTICE: Effective 1pm on Monday, March 16, the West Des Moines Public Library will be CLOSED to the public for 4 weeks in consideration of the safety of our patrons, staff and community. We have created a hands-free Curbside Holds Pickup to take place 10a-6p on Tuesday-Thursday, March 17-19.  More info here. *Fines and due […]

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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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