2023 AViD lineup coming Monday!

The Des Moines Public Library's 2023 Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) series lineup will be announced at 12 PM on Monday, February 13! Check back here or on the library's social media platforms to see which acclaimed authors are coming to DMPL this spring and summer. 

Author Spotlight: Stephen Markley

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Join the Des Moines Public Library and Beaverdale Books for an evening with Stephen Markley, the best-selling author of Ohio. Markley’s epic new novel, The Deluge, just released in January, and has been called “a modern classic” and “prophetic, terrifying, uplifting” by legendary author Stephen King. Markley will discuss the novel and his work with author Sean Adams, whose new novel, The Thing in the Snow, also released in January. Both men are graduates of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.

Beaverdale Books will have copies available for sale and signing.

Note: The Library closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The meeting room wing will re-open at 6:30 PM for the event.

Central Parking

Free library parking is available in Central's underground parking garage. In addition to Central's underground parking, there is also free parking available during this event in the lot across the street from the Library on 10th and Grand--look for signs. Parking around the library is metered at various costs from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday