Winter Weather Closures and Extended Deadlines

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will open at NOON Tuesday, January 26 for curbside pickup (and computers at Central Library) due to inclement weather. All holds pickup deadlines and due dates have been extended until Wednesday, January 27.

Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services at this time. Browsing will be unavailable, and public computers will only be available at Central Library by appointment. Curbside Pickup will continue at all locations. Go HERE for all the details about this decision and to see our new hours, services, and offerings at each DMPL location.

AViD Archive

2018 AViD Series

Ryan Holiday

John Lescroart

Amor Towles [watch on YouTube]

Stephanie Powell Watts [watch on YouTube]

Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard [watch on YouTube]

Russell Shorto [watch on YouTube]

2017 AViD Series

Michelle Hoover

Eloisa James

Jon Ronson

Nathan Hill

Heather Gudenkauf

Maureen Corrigan

2016 AViD Series

Karen Abbott

Christina Baker Kline

Jacquelyn Mitchard

David Morrell

Pamela Smith Hill

James Edward Mills

Jenny Lawson

2015 AViD Series

John Stauffer

Steve Berry

Rebecca Skloot

Bill Cotton

Robin Oliveira

Jon Katz

Marisa de los Santos

2014 AViD Series

Dr. Terry Wahls

Neil Nakadate

New Adult Panel

David Haynes

Thomas Maltman

Dorothea Benton Frank

Beth Howard

Wally Lamb

Billy Collins

2013 AViD Series

Mitch Albom

Mary Jane Clark [watch on youtube]

Ayana Mathis [watch on youtube]

Michael Perry [watch on youtube]

Cheryl Strayed [watch on youtube]

Amy Tan

Karen Thompson Walker [watch on youtube]

2012 AViD Series

Larry Baker [watch on youtube]

Steve Berry [watch on youtube]

Meg Cabot [watch on youtube]

Wil Haygood [watch on youtube]

Tracy Kidder

Erik Larson

2011 AViD Series

Dr. Benjamin Beck, Dr. Robert Shumaker, and Dr. Kristina R. Walkup

Patrick J. Carr [watch on youtube]

Conor Grennan

Anne Lamott

Debbie Macomber [watch on youtube]

Robert V. Morris

Rainbow Rowell [watch on youtube]

2010 AViD Series

Peter Bognanni [watch on youtube]

Claire Cook

Ivan Doig

Camille Dungy [watch on youtube]

Sara Gruen [watch on youtube]

James Grippando

Peter Hedges

Carolyn Jessop [watch on youtube]

David Lipsky [watch on youtube]

Nick Reding [watch on youtube]

Gail Sheehy

2009 AViD Series

Elizabeth Berg [watch on youtube]

Steven Biel

Lawrence Block

Carrie Brown

David Ebershoff [watch on youtube]

Jane Hamilton [watch on youtube]

Marion Blumenthal Lazan [watch on youtube]

Lisa See

William Taubman

Omar Tyree

2008 AViD Series

George Guidall [watch on youtube]

Joanne Harris [watch on youtube]

Mildred Kalish [watch on youtube]

Laura Lippman [watch on youtube]

Alexander McCall Smith

Paul Shirley [watch on youtube]

2007 AViD Series

Jim Autry

Shirley Damsgaard

Bill Geist

Nikki Giovanni

Masha Hamilton

Chip Kidd

Erik Larson

Greg Mortenson

Mary Doria Russell

2006 AViD Series

Maureen Corrigan

Diane Mott Davidson

Mark Doty

Janet Evanovich

Michael Gartner

David Laskin

Barbara Robinette Moss

Molly Peacock

James Tate

2005 AViD Series

Elizabeth Berg

Dayton Duncan

Don Harstad

Peter Hedges

Cokie Roberts

Luis J. Rodriguez

2004 AViD Series

Rick Bragg

Ruth Irene Garrett

Philip Margolin

Dow Mossman and Mark Moskowitz

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Juan Williams

2003 AViD Series

Chris Bohjalian

Nancy Carlson

Max Allan Collins

Tom Hallman

J.A. Jance

Jacquelyn Mitchard

2002 AViD Series

Stephen Bloom

Tom Bodett

Donald Kaul

Tinker Marks

Lisa Scottoline

Eleanora Tate

2001 AViD Series

Bill Bryson

Donald Harstad

Barbara Robinette Moss