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DMPL Podcast: Favorite Books of 2018: "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."
Author Spotlight: Louise Penny: "Sometimes your first effort just doesn’t work.That’s what Louise Penny learned as she spent nearly a decade trying to write her first novel – a historical fiction title. Around that time, she saw the stack of mystery novels sitting by her bedside. A realization came to her: she wanted to write mystery novels, not historical fiction. So the Gamache series began: first with Still Life in 2005, and now, 14 books later, with Kingdom of the Blind."
The 20 Best Books to Read Over Thanksgiving: There’s no better time to start a new book than when you know you’ve got a few days off work and school! We’ve compiled some of the best reads to take home with you for Thanksgiving break.
Art Cullen is the long-time editor of The Storm Lake Times in Storm Lake, IA. He won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for his work about the role deceptive agricultural corporations played in a water pollution lawsuit. He wrote Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope from a Heartland Newspaper, a book about both his life and the life of a community in northwest Iowa that has been challenged by changes in the meat-packing industry and shaped by diversity.
8 Things to Do on the RBDigital App: "You probably know about the Libby app, a great resource for eBooks and eAudiobooks available to Des Moines Public Library patrons. There's another app you can utilize that has not just audiobooks, but a plethora of digital media you can use anytime, anywhere. Here's just a sample of what you can do on RBDigital app."
8 Books That Inspired This Year's Best Movies: Each year, dozens of novels, short stories, and memoirs are transformed by Hollywood into movies with glitz, glamour, and award buzz. Famous dress in gowns and tuxedos, celebrating roles that originated from a pen or typewriter years beforehand. These eight books inspired some of the films being buzzed about today. P.S.: don't forget that you can also check out movies from the library!