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.

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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 "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 "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.

Outreach: Mayor Tom Becker Park (Cumming)

Friday, June 7, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
WoW Truck at Main Branch
Age Group:
Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Mayor Tom Becker Park in Cumming! Create a new library card while you're there and check out some fun library materials. We'll be ...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Mayor Tom Becker Park in Cumming! Create a new library card while you're there and check out some fun library materials.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Nintendo Switch Free-Play

Monday, June 10, 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 "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.

Family Night at the Library! - Bike Safety w/ WDM Police

Monday, June 10, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Living Room at Main Branch
Age Group:
Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Join Nate for a fun family activity! We'll meet out in front of the library, and WDM police officer Chelsea Dexter will join us to talk about bicycle safety and show off their cust...

Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Library Living Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:

Join Nate for a fun family activity! We'll meet out in front of the library, and WDM police officer Chelsea Dexter will join us to talk about bicycle safety and show off their custom police bike.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Mini Terrarium Crafternoon for Teens

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Craft
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Design your own lush, miniature garden to take home and enjoy! Participants will be provided with glass jars, soil, moss, and small-scale decorations to create a mini-terrarium. Pr...

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

Design your own lush, miniature garden to take home and enjoy! Participants will be provided with glass jars, soil, moss, and small-scale decorations to create a mini-terrarium. Program intended for grades 6-12. Registration required.

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

Kids and Tween Club Read Mash-Up! (early registration)

Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Book Club
Age Group:
School-Age Children, Teens
Event Details:

Join us this summer as our three book clubs join forces! Instead of us telling you which book to read, we decide on a theme, and you get to read ANY book that fits. Bring your book...

Open
Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: School-Age Children, Teens
Program Type: Book Club
Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:

Join us this summer as our three book clubs join forces! Instead of us telling you which book to read, we decide on a theme, and you get to read ANY book that fits.

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.

Outreach: Mayor Tom Becker Park (Cumming)

Friday, June 14, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
WoW Truck at Main Branch
Age Group:
Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Mayor Tom Becker Park in Cumming! Create a new library card while you're there and check out some fun library materials. We'll be ...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Mayor Tom Becker Park in Cumming! Create a new library card while you're there and check out some fun library materials.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Nintendo Switch Free-Play

Monday, June 17, 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.

Diamond Art Crafternoon for Teens

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Craft
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Make your own diamond art with us! Decorate a coaster using various colored diamonds to produce a glittery design to take home and enjoy! Program intended for grades 6-12. Registra...

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

Make your own diamond art with us! Decorate a coaster using various colored diamonds to produce a glittery design to take home and enjoy! Program intended for grades 6-12. Registration required.

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.

Outreach: Mayor Tom Becker Park (Cumming)

Friday, June 21, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
WoW Truck at Main Branch
Age Group:
Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Mayor Tom Becker Park in Cumming! Create a new library card while you're there and check out some fun library materials. We'll be ...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Mayor Tom Becker Park in Cumming! Create a new library card while you're there and check out some fun library materials.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Nintendo Switch Free-Play

Monday, June 24, 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.

The Avengers: Interactive Movie for Teens

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Join us for a special showing of The Avengers, where teens will get a bag of goodies to interact with throughout the movie! (Rated PG-13, 2hr, 23min) Popcorn and water will be p...

Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:

Join us for a special showing of The Avengers, where teens will get a bag of goodies to interact with throughout the movie! (Rated PG-13, 2hr, 23min)

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

SJM Trivia: Throne of Glass

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Program
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Event Details:

"You could rattle the stars," she whispered. "You could do anything, if only you dared." - Throne of Glass Test your knowledge of the Throne of Glass series again...

Required
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:

"You could rattle the stars," she whispered. "You could do anything, if only you dared." - Throne of Glass

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.

Outreach: Mayor Tom Becker Park (Cumming)

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
WoW Truck at Main Branch
Age Group:
Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Mayor Tom Becker Park in Cumming! Create a new library card while you're there and check out some fun library materials. We'll be ...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Mayor Tom Becker Park in Cumming! Create a new library card while you're there and check out some fun library materials.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Nintendo Switch Free-Play

Monday, July 1, 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 "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.

Outreach: Mayor Tom Becker Park (Cumming)

Friday, July 5, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
WoW Truck at Main Branch
Age Group:
Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Mayor Tom Becker Park in Cumming! Create a new library card while you're there and check out some fun library materials. We'll be ...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Mayor Tom Becker Park in Cumming! Create a new library card while you're there and check out some fun library materials.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Nintendo Switch Free-Play

Monday, July 8, 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 British Invasion!

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Performer
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Please join us on Tuesday, July 9th at 6:30 pm for The British Invasion from Joey Leone and his band! The term “British Invasion” represented the fast paced rise to fame and pop...

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

Please join us on Tuesday, July 9th at 6:30 pm for The British Invasion from Joey Leone and his band!

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Tote Decorating & Stencil-Making for Teens (early registration)

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Craft
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Join us in the Community Room to design your own stencils and decorate a tote bag to take home! Program intended for grades 6-12. Registration required. (Special note: This program...

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

Join us in the Community Room to design your own stencils and decorate a tote bag to take home! Program intended for grades 6-12. Registration required.

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, July 11, 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 "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.

Outreach: Mayor Tom Becker Park (Cumming)

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
WoW Truck at Main Branch
Age Group:
Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Mayor Tom Becker Park in Cumming! Create a new library card while you're there and check out some fun library materials. We'll be ...

Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Visit the library's Words on Wheels Truck at Mayor Tom Becker Park in Cumming! Create a new library card while you're there and check out some fun library materials.

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

Ronley King, Blues guitar with storytelling

Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Room at Main Branch
Program Type:
Performer
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Event Details:

The Library is very happy to welcome Blues musician Ronley King! King is a guitar player and singer based out of Gowrie, Iowa and while he has played for many different types of ac...

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

The Library is very happy to welcome Blues musician Ronley King!