Welcome back from your Thanksgiving travels! Welcome to 7 Days, 7 Events, where we highlight some of the neatest things happening at the Des Moines Public Library in the upcoming week. This is just a brief selection of programs, but there's always a lot more going on. Go to our online even...Read More
There’s no better time to start a new book than when you know you’ve got a few days off work and school! We’ve compiled some of the best reads to take home with you for Thanksgiving break.
Audiobooks for the drive home
It’ll probably be cold and windy out, and if you’re in the Midwest, you...
Today on the blog, we have a podcast for you! Art Cullen is the long-time editor of The Storm Lake Times in Storm Lake, IA. He won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for his work about the role deceptive agricultural corporations played in a water pollution lawsuit between ...Read More
What she does: Youth Librarian at South Side Library. She started with the Des Moines Public Library in 2013. How would you describe your role with DMPL? “At South, I plan and present storytimes for Toddler, Preschool and Family Storytimes as well as special progr...Read More
The 69th National Book Award winners were announced last night at a ceremony in New York City. The show was hosted by comedian and author Nick Offerman of Parks and Recreation fame, and five books were nominated in each category. This included the Translated Literature ...Read More
You probably know about the Libby app, a great resource for eBooks and eAudiobooks available to Des Moines Public Library patrons. There's another app you can utilize that has not just audiobooks, but a plethora of digital media you can use anytime, anywhere. Here's just a sample of what ...Read More
Each year, dozens of novels, short stories, and memoirs are transformed by Hollywood into movies with glitz, glamour, and award buzz. Famous dress in gowns and tuxedoes, celebrating roles that originated from a pen or typewriter years beforehand. These eight books inspired some of the...Read More
Hello! We're thrilled to introduce the DMPL Blog. The blog is here to pass along information to you, our readers, patrons, and supporters. Here's what you can expect from us when you check out the blog: Author interviews New book recommendations Behind-the-scenes at the library E...Read More