Archive for 07/2017

Kids & Parents

Design your Fun: One more Time

Summer always seems to go by faster as the years go by. It feels as if the Youth Services Staff was just preparing for the Summer Reading Club.

With about one week left of the program, we have about 1800 participants from birth to 6th grade in our Summer Reading Program. We may even be having more last minute registrants as you are reading this.

As we started to get used to the fun, crazy, summer madness here at the library, it’s time to go back to normal work mode for both kids, parents, and librarians. According to the calendar, summer is still on the road, but for students in the Des Plaines area, it will soon be time to head back to school. Going back to school can be very exciting. It means new teachers, new friends, and more purchases of supplies your child will not need.

To celebrate this bittersweet moment, the Des Plaines Library invites you to celebrate one last time at our Back to School Bash on Friday, August 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. outside on the library plaza. 

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Pint & Click Podcast 30 Now Available!

Pint & Click Podcast has just released its 30th episode - where does the time go? On the latest episode, Dave, Tony and Joel go deep into the DC Comics universe to discuss Swamp Thing Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing, a graphic novel compiling Alan Moore's first comics in the Swamp Thing franchise; and Wonder Woman, the new blockbuster adaptation of the DC comic, directed by Patty Jenkins. Have a listen below:

If you've missed any of the last 29 episodes of the Pint & Click Podcast, subscribe with iTunes or visit the Podomatic page to listen and share. If you're already a fan, we encourage you to take a moment to rate and review the podcast on iTunes - it helps other listeners find it more easily.

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A Healthier You Through Music

It is known that listening to music causes you to release norepinephrine, an organic chemical which induces euphoria. At the same time, music aids in producing dopamine and serotonin from your brain which gives the body a sense of well-being.

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Music can help lower blood pressure, lessen anxiety, aid in eating disorders, and even help you sleep better.

Did I mention that music can also assist in releasing Oxytocin from the brain? Also known as the "love hormone", this can help in socializing and bonding with others. Music is a wondrous thing, isn't it?

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