Archive for 04/2020

Des Plaines Memory

Making History Together: Share Your 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic Story

The word “history” usually makes us think about the distant past - events of someone or something not connected to our daily lives.

There is nothing like a global crisis, however, to make us realize that we are making and living through history right now!

We invite you to help us document the impact of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic on the Des Plaines community by sharing your photographs and writing.

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DPPL Storytime

Virtual Storytime: La Oruga Muy Hambrienta y Incy Wincy Araña

Hey Kiddos! It's Thursday and time for DPPL Storytime - presented this week en español! We miss you all and hope you will tune in for a new episode each week! First, Miss Becky reads La Oruga Muy Hambrienta by Eric Carle and then Miss Esli sings a fun rendition of Incy Wincy Araña! Don't forget, you can follow us on YouTube for programs like this.

Miner Recs Newsletters & Podcasts

The Wolf Hall trilogy by Hilary Mantel


Missing one-on-one book recommendations from your favorite 3rd floor staffers? DPPL's new Miner Recs Book Talks are the next best thing! 

Each week DPPL's readers advisory staff will "talk" their best "recs" of books, movies and more!

And while we're all sheltering in place, we're calling the first few entries in this series Grounded Recs

In Episode 3, Jami tells you about The Wolf Hall trilogy by Hilary Mantel, a Booker Prize-winning series of engrossing historical fiction.

The Wolf Hall series follows Thomas Cromwell, an advisor to King Henry VIII, and the political intrigue that happened in his court. Through her exhaustive research and compelling storytelling, the author brings characters like Anne Boleyn, Katherine of Aragon, and Thomas More to life. For further background, here's Hilary Mantel giving a one-hour lecture on her research process!

If this sounds like something you'd enjoy, DPPL cardholders can read any of the books as ebooks or eaudiobooks through the Overdrive links below:

Wolf Hall ebook
Wolf Hall audiobook
Bring Up the Bodies ebook
Bring Up the Bodies audiobook
Mirror & the Light ebook
Mirror & the Light audiobook