Logo for Crossroads, a civility project of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa
Public libraries persevering in challenging times
Headshot of Sue Woody, Director of Des Moines Public Library
Friday, october 20
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
IN-PERSON and virtual EVENT
Plymouth congregational church
4126 Ingersoll Ave, DES MOINES

speaker: sue woody
Director of the des moines public library

Banned books (and all the brouhaha that comes with it), accommodating the houseless community, and addressing the low literacy rate of too many youth in our communities are but some of the challenges public libraries are navigating in our communities. Sue Woody, Director of the Des Moines Public Library, will share the challenges libraries face and the opportunities to serve the public in meaningful ways.

There are three ways to attend Crossroads. Registration is required for all three:

About our presenter: Sue Woody is the Director of the Des Moines Public Library. She has been with the library for 19 years, serving as director for the last five years. Her literary passions include early literacy and outreach into the community. Prior to her time at Des Moines Public Library, Sue co-owned The Alligator’s Tale, an independent children’s bookstore. Her hobbies include reading (of course), gardening and kayaking.
is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Des Moines.