July 2019

6 Films to Watch on Kanopy Right Now

Kanopy Front Page

Some of the best films in history are now available at the touch of your fingers, for free! We're excited to launch Kanopy at the Des Moines Public Library. Kanopy is an on-demand streaming service with a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries. (Residency restrictions apply - cardholders must live in Des Moines or rural Polk County to access the service.)

New Books to Read for the Reading Challenge

DMPL Reading Challenge

There have been tons of great new books released in 2019 - certainly more than you can keep up with on your To Be Read list. That said, if you need to fill some holes in your categories for The 2019 DMPL Reading Challenge, we have you covered. We didn't suggest these books at the beginning of the year, because they hadn't been released yet. Now that they're on our shelves, you should grab them. 

Top 5 Books and DVDs of the Year Thus Far

Top 5

The year is just over halfway through, and it's time to take a look at what you, our patrons, are reading this year. We've identified the top five most requested fiction and nonfiction books and DVDs of the year so far. You'll probably recognize most of the names on the list, and you may have even seen one or two of these authors recently - our AViD authors have been very popular this year!