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Karl, Retired Pastor

The West Des Moines Library has empowered retirement days for me in two ways. One, I am able to read extensively in the newspaper and magazine sections. Two, I am able to borrow books to read rather than to purchase and keep in my now limited home library. An added feature is borrowing audiobooks to savor while I drive to visit family in other states. 

 

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For the past 2 months, the Des Moines Art Center has housed an exhibit of photos by Vivian Maier. As a brief background, Maier was a Chicago nanny, who carried a camera with her. Many of her photos were not found or even developed until after her death in 2009. The exhibit departed on the […]

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A review by teen blogger Elizabeth Ash: I picked up I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil filled with hope. At last, a book about high school that didn’t worship the clichéd archetype about quirky, dreamy girls winning the infatuation of boys. Beatrice defines manic pixie dream girls as young women with […]

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This Wednesday was our first 2017 teen program! Called “Denim and Donuts,” the program had several activities: eating donuts, making buttons, distressing denim, and watching an early 1990’s film. And if you missed this event, never fear. We have more teen events coming up soon–stay tuned!

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I know you’re probably overwhelmed with the new semester and homework and such, but this is super simple–I promise. And it’s even fun. Here’s how it works: you vote for your favorite teen books this year right here. And if you’re favorites aren’t on the list, you can nominate them! That’s all there is to it. […]

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Are you looking for some books to fill your time over the next week or two? Teen blogger Elizabeth Ash has you covered! Keep reading… Are you anticipating long car rides and lazy mornings over Winter Break? Pick up a book at the library to take advantage of your free time. Here are some recommendations […]

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The following is a review of The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, written by Elizabeth Ash, one of our local teen bloggers: “I can’t stop remembering the way things were back then. How my father hunted for our food. How he’d hang the deer in the garage to cure and how the […]

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Looking out my window, even in the middle of the afternoon, the bare branches are rather silhouetted against the gray sky and if I had to pick one place to be, it would be curled up in my yellow arm chair, likely with a drink and a book. If I had a cat, my cat […]

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Yes, this is the teen blog. Yes, you’re in the right place. And, yes, I know that most of you can’t vote yet. But this is for you, I promise; just keep reading. If you are 18 (or older) and this is your first time voting, it can feel overwhelming. Teen Vogue has you covered […]

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Tonight is the last game of the World Series. The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians are tied 3-3 and this seventh game will singlehandedly determine who takes home the title. In particular, this is an important game for the Cubs, who haven’t taken home a World Series title since 1908, 108 years ago. Due to […]

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November is quickly approaching, and while that means Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving break, it also means NaNoWriMo. No, this isn’t the name of a new indie band. Although you could definitely jam to LANY or twenty one pilots while participating. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. You can join other writers and complete a 50,000-word […]

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