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.

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2024 Summer Reading Display

All Day 5/11 - 6/30
Lobby Display Case at Main Branch
Program Type:
Exhibit
Age Group:
All Ages
Event Details:

In the theme of our 2024 Summer Escape logo, come explore an explosion of comic book and super hero memorabilia in our front display case! This colorful curation was put together b...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Lobby Display Case
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Exhibit
Event Details:

In the theme of our 2024 Summer Escape logo, come explore an explosion of comic book and super hero memorabilia in our front display case! This colorful curation was put together by local artist Kyle Chizek. None of these items are for sale.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

WDM Writer's Group

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 10:00am - 1:00pm
Southwoods Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

This in-person group is open to aspiring authors of all experience levels. Each participant brings an approximately 1500-word excerpt of their work-in-progress to read aloud. Fello...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Southwoods Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:

This in-person group is open to aspiring authors of all experience levels. Each participant brings an approximately 1500-word excerpt of their work-in-progress to read aloud.

Library Closed - Memorial Weekend

All Day 5/26 - 5/27
Main Branch

The Library is closed Sunday and Monday of Memorial Weekend.  We reopen at 9am on Tuesday with Summer Hours.  

Closing
Branches:
Main Branch
Description:

The Library is closed Sunday and Monday of Memorial Weekend.  We reopen at 9am on Tuesday with Summer Hours.  

True Community CPR - Maryleslie Javier

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 9:30am - 1:30pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Purpose of Meeting:

*This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library.

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting

*This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

RESCHEDULED from 5/21/24: Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Board Meeting
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Rescheduled due to weather closure on 5/21/24 Visit the Library Board of Trustees webpage for the meeting agenda and minutes from past meetings. The City of West Des Moines a...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:

Rescheduled due to weather closure on 5/21/24

Visit the Library Board of Trustees webpage for the meeting agenda and minutes from past meetings.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation Meeting

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Board Meeting
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Visit the West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation webpage for more information.  

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:

Visit the West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation webpage for more information.  

Western Hills Condos

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Purpose of Meeting:

Association annual meeting *This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library.

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting

Association annual meeting
*This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

WDM Library @ Valley Junction Farmers Market

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Outreach
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

The WDM Library is excited to be an exhibitor at the Valley Junction Farmers Market. Stop by our booth between 4:00 - 8:00 PM to get a balloon animal, learn about upcoming library ...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:

The WDM Library is excited to be an exhibitor at the Valley Junction Farmers Market. Stop by our booth between 4:00 - 8:00 PM to get a balloon animal, learn about upcoming library programs, and even get a library card. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Baking Blue Ribbons: Stories, recipes and more about the Iowa State Fair Food Competitions

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Have you attended the Iowa State Fair and wondered just how those blue ribbons get awarded? Think your layer cake has blue ribbon-worthy flavor but don't know how to enter the Fair...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:

Have you attended the Iowa State Fair and wondered just how those blue ribbons get awarded? Think your layer cake has blue ribbon-worthy flavor but don't know how to enter the Fair's competitions? Come learn from three experts!

This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Friday Craft for Kids - Paper Bracelets

All Day
Main Branch
Program Type:
Craft
Age Group:
Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Each Friday we will provide a different fun, hands-on, screen-free craft project or activity to take home and enjoy! Available at the Children's Desk during library hours while sup...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:

Each Friday we will provide a different fun, hands-on, screen-free craft project or activity to take home and enjoy!

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Final Friday Fiber Club

Friday, May 31, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:30am
Millie Knee Classroom at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Do you embroider, cross-stitch, crochet, or knit? All fiber artists are invited to join us for Final Friday Fiber Club, an informal opportunity to get together with other fiber art...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:

Do you embroider, cross-stitch, crochet, or knit?

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Millie Knee Classroom at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One  Do you have a specific computer, mobile device, or other technology related questions?  We are here to help!  Sign up for a 30 minute privat...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

Pines at meadow point homeowners association

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Purpose of Meeting:

home owners association annual meeting. *This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library.

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting

home owners association annual meeting.

*This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Millie Knee Classroom at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One  Do you have a specific computer, mobile device, or other technology related questions?  We are here to help!  Sign up for a 30 minute privat...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Millie Knee Classroom at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One  Do you have a specific computer, mobile device, or other technology related questions?  We are here to help!  Sign up for a 30 minute privat...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Reading Nature: A Forest Therapy Walk and Book Discussion

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Are you looking to reconnect with the natural world while sharing some readings about time spent in the outdoors? Join Brandy Case Haub of Intertwined Nature + Forest Therapy in an...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:

Are you looking to reconnect with the natural world while sharing some readings about time spent in the outdoors?

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Outreach: Legion Park

Monday, June 3, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:30pm
WoW Truck at Main Branch
Age Group:
All Ages, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Visit the library at Legion Park! We'll have the WoW Truck there to sign up for library cards and check out library materials.

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: All Ages, Preschool, School-Age Children
Event Details:

Visit the library at Legion Park! We'll have the WoW Truck there to sign up for library cards and check out library materials.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Nintendo Switch Free-Play

Monday, June 3, 2024 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Center at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Teens! Spend time in the air conditioning with friends. We're bringing out the Nintendo Switch for free-play on Mondays during June and July. Enjoy a selection of games, and space ...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Teen Center
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Program
Event Details:

Teens! Spend time in the air conditioning with friends. We're bringing out the Nintendo Switch for free-play on Mondays during June and July. Enjoy a selection of games, and space to relax! No registration required.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Political Lincoln: Honest Abe on Campaigns & Elections

Monday, June 3, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Event Details:

We welcome President Lincoln back to the Library!  It is commonly said that Abraham Lincoln failed numerous times to be elected to various offices until he was finally elected...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Event Details:

We welcome President Lincoln back to the Library!  It is commonly said that Abraham Lincoln failed numerous times to be elected to various offices until he was finally elected President. Come hear Mr.

This event is in the "School-Age Children" group.

Egg Drop

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
School-Age Children
Event Details:

Build an enclosure for Humpty Dumpty and see if you can keep him from breaking! Construction begins at 1:30PM and we will move outdoors to test our creations starting at 2:00PM. Fo...

Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Event Details:

Build an enclosure for Humpty Dumpty and see if you can keep him from breaking! Construction begins at 1:30PM and we will move outdoors to test our creations starting at 2:00PM. For ages 5-12. Registration required.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Millie Knee Classroom at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One  Do you have a specific computer, mobile device, or other technology related questions?  We are here to help!  Sign up for a 30 minute privat...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Millie Knee Classroom at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One  Do you have a specific computer, mobile device, or other technology related questions?  We are here to help!  Sign up for a 30 minute privat...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Babies" group.

Babies on the Move- Playtime!

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Babies
Event Details:

Join us for a special playtime just for ages 1month-18 months. This program will offer multiple stations for active and sensory play. Crawl, roll, grab, explore- come play with us!...

Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:

Join us for a special playtime just for ages 1month-18 months. This program will offer multiple stations for active and sensory play. Crawl, roll, grab, explore- come play with us! Registration required.

Grand Woods Townhomes

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Purpose of Meeting:

annual meeting *This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library.

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Purpose of Meeting

annual meeting
*This program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the West Des Moines Public Library.