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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WDM Writer's Group

10:00am - 1:00pm
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.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Board Meeting
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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.

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Offsite Event
Library Branch: Outreach
Age Group: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
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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.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
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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 "Adults" group.

Final Friday Fiber Club

10:00am - 11:30am
Open
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Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
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Do you embroider, cross-stitch, crochet, or knit?

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

10:00am - 10:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
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Tech One-on-One 

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Tech One-on-One

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

11:00am - 11:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
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Are you looking to reconnect with the natural world while sharing some readings about time spent in the outdoors?

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Program
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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 "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:

On the 1st Friday of each month we will provide a craft project for adults to take home and enjoy.  Available at the Adult Services Desk during library hours while supplies last.    

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.
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: WoW Truck
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
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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 "Adults" group.

WDM Writer's Group

10:00am - 1:00pm
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.

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Library Living Room
Age Group: Babies, Toddlers, Preschool, School-Age Children, Teens, Adults
Registration 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 "Adults" group.

Club Read: Hybrid Edition

7:00pm - 8:45pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:

Join Alana and Amy on Monday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m. for Club Read, a book club for adults. You may join us in the Community Room at the library or through Zoom.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

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.
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 "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

10:00am - 10:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech One-on-One

11:00am - 11:30am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Branch
Room: Millie Knee Classroom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:

Tech One-on-One