For those voracious readers among us, several books captivate the mind. Every now and then, however, there's a book that changes the course of our lives. Some members of our staff were recently asked about this. Their answers ranged from stories about that opened their minds and changed their life path to books that helped them confront tough questions in their lives. Take a look at what they said, and let us know about your life-changing books.
December starts with a flurry of new book releases a few weeks before the holidays. We've taken a look at all the books coming out and selected a handful from a variety of genres. Cozy up near the fireplace with a mystery, learn new recipes for the holidays, and power through the shortest days of the year with help from inspirational authors.
The Des Moines Public Library is your oasis for books, and we're making it easier than ever to navigate the stacks and find a new book to read. Our new monthly email will feature a selection of books chosen by our librarians, delivered straight to your inbox. These are new and recently released titles that have the literary world buzzing. Below is an example of what you'll be receiving on a monthly basis.
Today on the podcast, we are joined by Steph, Becky, and Gen, who all work at the library. They discussed three books each: Steph talked about adult books, Gen discussed YA books, and Becky talked about children's books. The books they talked about are listed below, as well as other books they enjoyed this year.
Happy Monday! The library has some great events lined up for you this week at each of our branches. This is, of course, just a sample of all our programs. Go to our online events calendar for a full listing. You can also sign up for our email newsletter, where you'll learn more about events and programs, book suggestions, and more.
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 events calendar for a full listing.