Reduced Services at All DMPL Locations

All Des Moines Public Library locations have reduced in-person services until at least Monday, December 14. 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.

Mark Your Calendars: AViD is Back!

Kate Quinn

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Des Moines Public Library to close its doors and cancel all in-person programming in March 2020, our annual visiting speaker series, Authors Visiting in Des Moines, was also canceled.

But we are pleased to announce that AViD is back! And it's going virtual! We are working hard to finalize a very special 2020-21 virtual AViD lineup — a group of award-winning, bestselling authors that will include some of the speakers who were planning to visit us last season.

And now for the good news: This special virtual 20-21 season will kick off with the wonderful Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn

Wednesday, December 9, 7:00 PM, Zoom

Kate Quinn is a New York Times bestselling historical fiction author. She’s written several novels, including The Huntress, which was published in 2019, and The Empress of Rome series. Her 2017 novel, The Alice Network, was a runaway bestseller, and one of the first Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshine book club selections. The Alice Network the third-most requested novel at the Des Moines Public Library in 2019. 


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