Library closed on Juneteenth

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Wednesday, June 19 in commemoration of Juneteenth. We will reopen at the regular time on Thursday, June 20.

Des Moines Register (historic)

The Des Moines Register-historic

Search our digital archive of Des Moines Register articles from 1871 - present.  Digitally travel back in history and become an eyewitnesses to local and regional history with the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page images in easily downloadable PDF format for years 1871-2008. Full-page images from 2009 - present are available with a three month embargo. 

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