Archive for 01/2020

Kids & Parents

Windows, Doors and Mirrors of Beautiful Diversity at DPPL

Once upon a time, in the Dark Filterless Ages, before people carried dual-camera 12 megapixel computers in their pockets... was a Special Occasion to get a family photo taken at a department store.

Soon after the turn of the millenium, I chose to capture the moment with my young son and husband at Sears.

Carpeted half-wall? Check. Marble pull-down screen background? Check. Stiff pose? Check. Forced smile? Check.

Pretty much every family photo back then could make it into Awkward Family Photos.

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Miner Recs Episode 63 Now Available!

On this episode, Dave, Tony, Jami and Joel talk about streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and more, as well as ask some of the tough questions about how watching content on demand has changed the viewing experience. Are we better off now than we were in the days of cable? What's worth watching and what isn't? And how many streaming services is too many? Give it a listen in the player below:

This episode comes with a bit of bittersweet news - it will be Tony's last episode as a panelist. Tony has been on nearly every episode of the podcast to date and we'll miss his insight and knack for asking smart questions that get to the heart of the matter. We wish him all the best in his new position at the Geneva Public Library District!

Interested in listening to more episodes of Miner Recs? You can subscribe with iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or on our Podomatic page.

For more information about the podcast and the DPPL staff who make it, visit our podcast page.

Happening at the library

Shakespeare at the Library

On January 15, 2020, The Shakespeare Project of Chicago will present a theatrical reading of Richard III at the Des Plaines Public Library. 

Register here to attend the performance.  

Written by William Shakespeare around 1593, this historical play depicts the rise to power and short reign of King Richard III.

Richard III, King of England 1483-1485

Richard III, King of England 1483-1485

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