At the Des Plaines Public Library we commit to continuing the work of celebrating diversity, providing equitable access to information, and creating an inclusive environment where all people are treated with respect and dignity.


Citizenship Preparation Classes from Oakton College - Thursdays: September 14 - December 14, 6pm-8:45pm

ESL and Literacy Classes from Oakton College - Tuesdays and Thursdays: September 14 - December 14, 9:15am-12:15pm 

Book Challenges on the Rise: Support Your Freedom to Read - Monday, October 02 7pm-8pm

Film Talk: Everything Everywhere All at Once - Tuesday, October 03 7pm-8pm

Thrills and Chills with Stephen Graham Jones - Wednesday, October 04 7pm-8pm

Book Discussion: Before the Coffee Gets Cold - Thursday, October 12 7:30pm-8:30pm

Decorate Sugar Skulls: Day of the Dead Craft - Friday, October 13 3pm-4pm 

Decorate Sugar Skulls: Day of the Dead Craft - Friday, October 13 6:30pm-7:30pm

Food, Family, and Folktales: Conversation with Grace Lin - Tuesday, October 17 7pm-8pm 

Film Talk: Let the Right One In - Tuesday, October 17 7pm-8pm

Cafecito y Libritos - Saturday, November 04 10:30pm-11:30pm 

A Taste of Love with Maya-Camille Broussard - November 08 7pm-8pm

Diverse Books and Resources

Anisfield Wolf Awards

Arab American Book Awards

Asian Pacific American Library Association

Association of Jewish Libraries

Da Book Joint

International Latino Book Awards

Lambda Literary


Next Generation Indie Awards

Reads Rainbow

Reforma National

Semicolon Books

Stonewall Book Award

A Tribe Called Geek Books and Comics