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In the Stacks

In the Stacks —  formerly known as Blurbs from the Backlist —  is a great way to find good books that you might not know about or haven't had a chance to read yet. These are books that are currently available in the Des Moines Public Library, meaning you could take one home today!

Lovin' Lerner & Loewe

Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick “Fritz” Loewe were a highly successful mid-twentieth century songwriting team that wrote lovely, romantic musicals for Broadway and Hollywood. Among their best-known shows are Paint Your Wagon, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Gigi, and Camelot.

To finish, or not to finish

You know that moment when you're excited to curl up with a book? You can't wait to sit down and start a new one, or keep working through a good one, or a finish a really great one. It's pretty exciting and one of the many things that makes reading so wonderful.

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