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All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, December 6 for a staff training day. The library will reopen on Tuesday, December 7.

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'The Promise,' by Damon Galgut, Wins 2021 Booker Prize

The Promise, by Damon Galgut, was named the winner of the 2021 Booker Prize in London this afternoon. His novel follows the life of three South African siblings reunited over the course of three decades by four different funerals, all while the turmoil of their nation reflects on their own lives. ...

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2021 National Book Award Finalists

The National Book Award has release the finalists for their annual awards. Each year, the National Book Foundation receives hundreds of nominations, narrowing down the list to ten, and then five, in several different categories. To be eligible, a book must have been published between December 1 of l...

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The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2021

As the weather begins to cool this fall, the inclination to curl up with a book increase. Thankfully, there are tons of great new books this fall to spend all day reading. We’ve highlighted a few below – be sure to get your holds in for these! Don't forget to check out our Popular Page to see what e...

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