Archive for 07/2018

Happening at the library

DP Social: Events for 20 & 30 Somethings

In June 2017 the Pew Research Center released a study reporting that Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries.  

Pew defines Millennials as anyone between the ages of 18-35 years-old as of the fall of 2016, the time at which the survey was administered. According to the study, 53 percent of the age group had used a public library or bookmobile within the previous year. The average across all adults 18 and older was 46 percent.

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Staff Picks

“We Are Who We Choose To Be”

It's never too late, or too early, to make a resolution to improve yourself, even if you are Green Goblin, and the path to a better you can lead through the Des Plaines Library.

If you put aside for a moment that it is from a Marvel arch-villian, the title quote is as true as it is simple.

If you prefer your inspirational quotes to come from a good guy rather than a bad guy, we can all nod sagely with Albus Dumbledore as he states: 

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

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Pint & Click Podcast 44 Now Available!

On this episode of the Pint & Click Podcast, Dave, Alonso, Tony and Joel discuss Avengers: Infinity War, the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Have a listen below:

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Escaping the Norm at C2E2!

Is it just me, or can being an adult sometimes be a total drag? 

I remember the days where I could sleep in, play make-believe with my friends, and believe with my whole little magical heart that my Hogwarts letter was coming aaaaany day now.

Today, I find myself protesting against the rising of the sun for just “FIVE MORE MINUTES!”, having a strong belief that I can’t make it through my morning without coffee, and struggling to keep my apartment clean (seriously, Hogwarts letter, where are you? I need to learn that cleaning spell that Dumbledore uses in The Half-Blood Prince!)

The point I’m trying to make here is, adulthood can be the total doldrums in comparison to when we were kids.

Well fret not, friends, because all hope is not lost!

I’m here to tell you all about how you and your family can find that spark of wonderment and joy at C2E2, and how the Des Plaines Public Library can help make your experience awesome!

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