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Enjoy Art on Our Metro Mural Tour

Take a tour across the city this month and view some beautiful public art. As part of April being Art Month, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite murals across the city for you to view as part of a self-guided tour. The sixteen murals being featured were chosen by librarians at each ...

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The Central Library Turns 15

On April 8, 2006, the Des Moines Public Library turned the page on a new chapter in its history. The Central Library was relocated downtown in a brand new building, located at 1000 Grand Avenue. This month, that building turns 15 years old. The original Central Library was opened in 1903 at 100 L...

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