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Posted August 15, 2012 in Community Featured, Downtown

September is National Library Card Month. If you don’t have a library card, there’s no better time than back-to-school season to get one.

A library card gives you access to hundreds of thousands of materials, from classic novels to e-books, CDs, DVDs and a plethora of online resources. Stop in the Central Library with your photo I.D. and something with your current address; it takes just a few minutes to get a card.

Writing a research paper
If you are headed back to school and face the ever-dreaded research paper, the DMPL website features EBSCO Host, an extensive collection of magazines, newspapers and peer-reviewed professional journals. In addition, the EBSCO Student Research Center has encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies and maps.

Check out an e-reader
E-readers are available for checkout at the Central Library. Visit the Discovery Terminal, choose and check out a book, then go to the information desk where library staff will download your book onto an e-reader. (E-reader checkout is limited to Des Moines and Windsor Heights residents.)

Bridge Club
Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Café Gallery
Our bridge club is growing. Join us for a fun and challenging game — one of the most popular card games in the world.

Opportunity is Knocking
Mondays, 1 – 4 p.m.
Computer Lab
A representative from ISED offers assistance writing or updating resumes and with searching and applying for jobs online.

Literacy Helps Us Fly
Sept.10, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Ty Smedes, author of “Return of Iowa’s Bald Eagles,” will talk about his new book, and the Drake University Adult Literacy Center will share information about literacy in Des Moines. Smedes will have both of his books, including, “Capturing Iowa’s Season’s” available for sale.

Literacy in a Different Way
Monday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m.
Study Room 1
Read a good book lately? What book or books have impacted your life? Join us for a lively and fascinating discussion.

Please note: The Central Library’s storytime schedule has changed.

Baby Rhyme Time
Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
Thursdays, 10:15 a.m.

Toddler Storytime
Fridays,10:15 a.m.

Central Library
1000 Grand Ave. • 283-4152
Mon. – Wed.: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thur. – Fri.: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
(Open 1 – 5 p.m. Sept. – May)
Pick-up window hours:
Mon. – Fri.: 4 – 6 p.m.

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