Notary Service Suspended for May

Due to staffing changes, Notary service will not be available at the Library for the month of May, 2024.

West Des Moines City Hall offers free Notary services – please contact them ahead of time to arrange an appointment.

You can also search for Notaries in your area through the State’s Notary Search tool.

Hobbies and Crafts Source

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You may already take advantage of our 1000s of crafting how-to books for crafts of all kinds – look in the 745s and 746s for knitting, crocheting, applique, leatherwork and more! 

But did you know you can access how-to articles, books and videos from home via our EBSCO Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center?  This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions, videos and creative ideas for nearly every hobby.  Subjects include: 

  • Arts and crafts
  • Collecting
  • Home and garden
  • Indoor recreation
  • Kids' crafts
  • Model building
  • Needlecrafts and textiles
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Performing arts
  • Science and technology
  • Scrapbooking and papercrafts