Archive for 2016

Program Highlights Video Archive

An Evening with Kwame Onwuachi

On June 22, award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi discussed his new cookbook My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef. His cookbook celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora as handed down through his own family history. Born on Long Island and raised in New York City, Nigeria and Louisiana, Onwuachi was first exposed to cooking by his mother in the family's Bronx apartment. He shared stories behind his family's recipes, and the importance of the connections between cuisine, place, and culture. 

This event was made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office for the Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

To watch the replay of this event, go to and enter the password MYAMERICA.

(This program originally aired over Zoom on June 22, 2022.)


DIY With DPPL: Fairytale Garden

Hey, Kiddos! It's time for a new edition of DIY with DPPL!

Starting on Saturday, June 25th, stop by the Youth Services desk on the second floor of DPPL to pick up a kit (while supplies last!).

This time, you'll learn how to make your very own fairy tale garden!

Then use the materials to do the project we show you step-by-step in the video.