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.

Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn


Wednesday, December 9, 7:00 PM, Zoom

Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice.

In 2017, Quinn released The Alice Network. The book was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. It’s the story of two women: a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947. It was named one of the best books of the year by NPR, was a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick, and was one of Bookbub’s Historical Fiction Books of the year.

Her 2019 follow-up, The Huntress was an instant New York Times bestseller, and named one of the best books of the year by Marie Claire and Bookbub. The novel tells the story of a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America.

DMPL Podcast: Kate Quinn