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DMPL and five other Iowa libraries to offer free digital literacy workshops, funded through national program

Des Moines Public Library (DMPL), along with 159 other American libraries will join the Public Library Association’s (PLA) Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive cohort supported by AT&T. DMPL is one of six Iowa libraries that will join the cohort. The others […]

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Five questions with: storyteller and speech pathologist Mama Edie Armstrong

On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Des Moines Public Library will hold its first Community Table Storytelling and Local Food Festival at three different locations around Des Moines. Alongside food vendors and activities, the festival will feature a lineup of acclaimed […]

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Central Iowa libraries partner with DART to bring back free bus rides for cardholders

If you don’t already have a library card, Central Iowa library locations are partnering up with DART to give you another reason to get one. The Read and Ride program returns this week, offering free DART services to people who […]

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Five questions with: Bestselling crime author Karin Slaughter

To promote her new book, Girl, Forgotten, the aptly named Karin Slaughter will be visiting Des Moines on Wednesday, Aug. 24 as a part of the Des Moines Public Library’s Authors Visiting in Des Moines series (AViD). The Georgia native […]

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Clive Library joins the list of fine-free public libraries in Iowa

If you’re an avid library-goer, you may have noticed a change in the way your favorite library is collecting (or not collecting) late fees recently. Following a resolution passed by the American Library Association on Jan. 27, 2019, public libraries […]

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A library card could earn you a free pass to museums, gardens and more in cities across Iowa

Library cards have always allowed you to read about other people‚Äôs experiences for free, and now they can help have your own experiences. Also for free. Adults with active library cards from the Iowa City Public Library (ICPL), the Cedar […]

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