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Books to Netflix

Is the book better than the movie or tv show? Read for yourself!


Books to Netflix: Movies
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Bridgerton Read-a-Likes

Can't get enough Bridgerton? Try a few of our Read-a-Like suggestions!

A Word from our Board President

"A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people."  Andrew Carnegie 

I spent an hour volunteering at the WDM Library Concierge Desk recently.  As President of the Board of Trustees, this is just one way that I am able to directly engage in the work of the library.  Although the Board of Trustees meets every third Tuesday of the month, to transact  important business, connecting with the day-to-day operations of the library is important to understanding more fully what goes on inside the walls at 4000 Mills Civic Parkway. 

West Des Moines Public Library to Close for Final Stage of Renovation

The West Des Moines Public Library will close for at least six weeks starting March 1 as the library enters the final stage of its nearly 18-month renovation. During the closure, contractors, engineers, movers, furniture vendors and library staff will re-open areas of the building currently closed, finish design and structural work, install new furnishings, fixtures and technology, re-install shelving currently in storage and assess, sort and re-shelve 30,000 library materials stored off site since the beginning of the project.  

Mars Perseverance Rover

Hi everyone! Miss Jenna here. If you're anything like me, you are watching updates and preparing for the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover landing on February 18! So exciting! Your library has a bunch of Mars-related materials to help you learn more about the planet and past NASA missions. Check them out below! Mark your calendars and tune in to the NASA YouTube channel to watch the landing. The broadcast is scheduled to begin at 1:15 CST. 

2020 Staff Picks - Nonfiction

2020 Staff Picks: Nonfiction

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What a great year for reading 2020 was! Many of us spent time with nonfiction, learning new hobbies and reading self-improvement.

Best of 2020

Take a look back at the good stuff from 2020!

2020 Staff Picks: FICTION

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2020 Staff Picks: NONFICTION

Mystery Minus Murder

Do you love a good puzzle, but find you’re not in the mood for violence? Cozy mysteries are a popular subgenre of mystery, and typically feature an amateur sleuth in a picturesque setting.  Our list of “Mystery Minus Murder” titles takes the warm feeling one step further by highlighting books that don’t include murder at all! These cozy reads feature historical riddles, blackmail, family mysteries and puzzling antiques. Many are available in a variety of formats, including eBook and eAudio.

Library Reopening on Monday the 11th to Limited Traffic

West Des Moines, IA–At a mid-day meeting of the Library Board of Trustees on January 5, board members decided that The West Des Moines Public Library will reopen to limited walk-in traffic starting at 9am on Monday, January 11.