Archive for 04/2020

Happening at the library

An Update From the Director

Dear Des Plaines Friends and Neighbors:

We miss all of you!

During this period when the coronavirus keeps us physically apart, we hope you are enjoying all of the new virtual programs and services launched online in the past several weeks.

Staff has been busy creating and delivering your favorite in-person library programs and services, as well as brand new virtual offerings, on our website and social media. 

We are also ordering plenty of new eBooks, new eAudiobooks and more online resources.

The building might be closed but the library is definitely open!

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Miner Recs Newsletters & Podcasts

The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot


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 2, Joel discusses The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, a film directed by Robert D. Krzykowski and starring Sam Elliott and Caitlin FitzGerald.

If it sounds like something you'd enjoy watching, DPPL cardholders can stream The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot today through Hoopla. Enjoy!

Wednesday Crafternoons

It’s Wednesday. Let’s Make Something Fun!

toy vending machine
The building is closed but the library is open.

Every Wednesday Crafternoon, the 2nd floor crew will share a fun, easy craft families can do from home. 

Any kiddos here ever tempted by the mystery prizes in those toy vending machines?

Well, forget scrounging around for quarters.

This week, we'll be making our very own bouncy balls!

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