February 28, 2017
Memorialize your evening with a photo like this and you may find yourself in the next issue of dsm, just as Scott Berry, Lana Leander, Diane Proctor, Lana Jones-Gould and Susy Damon did. Friends will tell you how great you look.
TONIGHT: PARTY? OR A SPEECH TO CONGRESS?

Such a conundrum: You can join us this evening for a party celebrating our March/April issue of dsm magazine, or you can sit anxiously in front of a television, wondering what the president is going to say to Congress. Party? President? You can do it all! We'll be having fun from 5 to 7 p.m. in the all-new Republic on Grand, 401 E. Grand Ave. in the East Village. The president has graciously agreed to begin his remarks to Congress at 8 p.m. He may or may not mention our party, but we hope you'll mention it to friends and join us to see the new A/C Hotel and enjoy refreshments with us. Besides, we'll leave you with a new magazine; the POTUS may leave you with just a headache.
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Iowa native Michelle Hoover is the author of two novels and now lives in Boston, where she teaches writing.
SPRINGTIME IN DES MOINES = AViD LECTURE SERIES

Ames native Michelle Hoover kicks off this year's AViD series next Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the downtown Central Library. Hoover is the author of two novels, including "Bottomland," the story of a German-American family in Iowa in the 1920s. The book was the 2017 All Iowa Reads title.

The popular Authors Visiting in Des Moines series of talks is a rite of spring in Des Moines and a unique way for book lovers to meet and talk with prominent writers. Featured in future AViD presentations (all free) are Eloisa James on March 21, Jon Ronson on April 12, Maureen Corrigan on April 22, Nathan Hill on May 11 and Heather Gudenkauf on May 30. Now in its 17th year, AViD is presented by the Des Moines Public Library. For times and locations, as well as information about the authors and their work, click here
Beauty may be more than skin deep, but beauty enhancement isn't. Learn the tools of the trade with a makeup pro.
PSSST ... TAKE A PEEK INSIDE

Can't wait for the new issue of dsm magazine? Well, that's understandable. So here's a peek inside -- into the magazine and into the case of curious gear carried by makeup artist Lindsay Kaven. Lindsay is featured in the March/April issue's "The Things They Carry." Here's an early-bird look at the story, just for dsmWeekly subscribers. Thanks for reading our newsletter.  
Activist Louise Noun remains a woman of influence through her library. She would have been 109 next Tuesday.
LOUISE NOUN LIBRARY OPENS FRIDAY
 
The Young Women's Resource Center will host a ribbon-cutting and reception to open the Louise Noun Library on Friday, March 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. (with a brief program at 6:30 p.m.), at the YWRC, 818 Fifth Ave.

The library will house over 400 books from the personal collection of Des Moines feminist, author and philanthropist Louise Noun , who died in 2002. She was a past president of the Iowa Civil Liberties Union, and her library includes books on women's studies, history, literature and art. Books from the collection will be available to check out from the YWRC year-round.

To celebrate the new library, the DSM Girl Gang created an exhibit of visual and written works by over 50 local female artists and authors, titled "The Well-Read Woman." Each piece is inspired by a book from the Noun collection and will be available to view at the reception and throughout the month of March. Learn more about the YWRC on its website , and read more about the Girl Gang in this story from the dsm archives.
These young mini supermodels are happily rocking the style of Jaytees.
A FASHION SHOW FIT TO A TEE

We recently were intrigued to learn about Jaytees Apparel, a local company that specializes in graphic clothing for adults and children. Established in 2010, "we set out with a simple goal -- to print timeless, meaningful sentiments on quality material," says owner Josh Ansah. Since then, the company has gained a national following. "We've even managed to get our apparel in the hands of several celebrities," Ansah says, including actors/comedians D.L. Hughley and Doug Benson.

Jaytees will showcase its new designs March 4 when it hosts an all-ages fashion show, which also will include other designers, plus a poetry performance from Movement 515's RunDSM, an urban arts community made up of students and their mentors. The event begins at 5 p.m. and will be held at Ricochet, 504 E. Locust St., No. 200. Admission is $10; a VIP ticket is $20. For more details, go to the event's Facebook page.

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