Curbside Pickup Service Begins Monday, June 1

All Des Moines Public Library buildings will be closed to the public until further notice as a preventative measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Patrons can now place new holds on materials, and curbside pickup service begins June 1. Read more about that HERE

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Rosie's Corner: December 2018

Welcome to Rosie’s Corner! This monthly feature will highlight upcoming children’s programs, new books hitting the stacks this month, give early literacy tips, and more. Program Spotlight: Rosie’s Rocket Celebration
Friday, December 15, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Franklin Avenue Librar...

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Author Spotlight: Louise Penny

Sometimes your first effort just doesn’t work. That’s what Louise Penny learned as she spent nearly a decade trying to write her first novel – a historical fiction title. After leaving an 18-year career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1996, she set off to write the perfect novel. Five...

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7 Days, 7 Events at Your DMPL (11/26-12/02)

Welcome back from your Thanksgiving travels! Welcome to 7 Days, 7 Events, where we highlight some of the neatest things happening at the Des Moines Public Library in the upcoming week. This is just a brief selection of programs, but there's always a lot more going on. Go to our online even...

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The 20 Best Books to Read Over Thanksgiving

There’s no better time to start a new book than when you know you’ve got a few days off work and school! We’ve compiled some of the best reads to take home with you for Thanksgiving break. Audiobooks for the drive home
It’ll probably be cold and windy out, and if you’re in the Midwest, you...

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DMPL Podcast: 'Storm Lake' Author Art Cullen

Today on the blog, we have a podcast for you! Art Cullen is the long-time editor of The Storm Lake Times in Storm Lake, IA. He won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for his work about the role deceptive agricultural corporations played in a water pollution lawsuit between ...

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Meet the Librarian: Janeé Jackson-Doering

What she does: Youth Librarian at South Side Library. She started with the Des Moines Public Library in 2013. How would you describe your role with DMPL? “At South, I plan and present storytimes for Toddler, Preschool and Family Storytimes as well as special progr...

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8 Things to do on the RBDigital App

You probably know about ​​​​​​the Libby app, a great resource for eBooks and eAudiobooks available to Des Moines Public Library patrons. There's another app you can utilize that has not just audiobooks, but a plethora of digital media you can use anytime, anywhere. Here's just a sample of what ...

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8 Books That Inspired This Year's Best Movies

Each year, dozens of novels, short stories, and memoirs are transformed by Hollywood into movies with glitz, glamour, and award buzz. Famous dress in gowns and tuxedoes, celebrating roles that originated from a pen or typewriter years beforehand. These eight books inspired some of the...

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Introducing: The DMPL Blog!

Hello! We're thrilled to introduce the DMPL Blog. The blog is here to pass along information to you, our readers, patrons, and supporters. Here's what you can expect from us when you check out the blog: Author interviews New book recommendations Behind-the-scenes at the library E...

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