Archive for P5/2016

Program Highlights Video Archive

Drawing Comics with Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Perfect for the entire family, this live virtual drawing workshop is sure to inspire the inner artist in everyone. Jarrett creates books with humor, heart, and deep respect for his young readers. So sharpen your pencils, bring out the paper, and join us for this can't miss event. 

(This program originally aired over Zoom on May 6, 2023.)


Curated Audiobooks! Two Free Downloads a Week from May - August

If you love audiobooks or even if you are just discovering them, the SYNC audiobook program provides interesting titles with professional narration.

This program is targeted toward teens, but anyone over 13 years old can access. 

Each week the SYNC program provides two thematically paired audiobooks for checkout and use with the Sora app. Sora is the student reading app from Overdrive. 

Once the titles have been downloaded to your shelf in Sora, you can listen to them again and again.

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Program Highlights Video Archive

Secrets of a Puzzle Master: A Conversation with Will Shortz

Will Shortz, the editor of The New York Times crossword puzzle, and the world's only academically accredited puzzle master, discusses crossword puzzles. The author/editor of more than 500 puzzle books, Shortz is also the puzzle master for NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday and the founder and director of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.

Please enjoy the complimentary crossword created by Will Shortz, along with the solution.

(This program originally aired over Zoom on April 25, 2023 and will be available to view through June 30 at midnight.)


National Poetry Month @ DPPL

National Poetry Day was founded in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets to celebrate the art of poetry and its impact on our lives. This year, the Des Plaines Library will be celebrating National Poetry Day by inviting our staff to read some of their favorite poems. These videos will be shared on our Facebook, Instagram and TikTok pages, and you can also watch them in the player below: