Archive for 01/2021

Miner Recs Newsletters & Podcasts

Miner Recs Episode 71 Now Available!

On this episode, Charlie, Ariana, Annie and David talk about The Queen's Gambit, a limited miniseries available on Netflix, based on a novel by Walter Tevis. Along the way, they also touch on how the show's popularity has encouraged a new wave of interest in chess, how Netflix has changed our watching habits, the library's board game collection, and much more! (Please note: this episode was recorded remotely using Zoom - you may notice some slight audio imperfections, which were inherent in the source.)

Listen to their conversation in the player below:

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Wednesday Crafternoons

It’s Wednesday. Let’s Shake It Up!

Paint Splatter
♫ Shake It Up ♫ 

♫ Shake It Up ♫ 

♫ Ah, Ah, Ah, Shake It Up, Shake It Up ♫ 

New Year. New Month. NEW CRAFT!

Who here loves shakers?

We know we do. 🖐️

Rattles, maracas, jingle bells, even dog toys! 

Everyone loves them. Can you blame them?

They're fun and SO easy to make.

Throw some beans or rice into a closed container and BOOM!

You got yourself a shaker.  

But have you ever tried to make a SHAKE PAINTING?

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Rocky’s Recs

Rocky’s Recs 1.19.21 Newsletter

Rocky's Recs January 2021
Welcome to Rocky's Recs, Des Plaines Public Library's NEW monthly newsletter for kids and families.  READ NOW

Each month the Youth Services department will share favorite materials we've read, listened to, and watched--both new and old. In this issue, we're sharing our favorite books published in 2020. 

Happy Reading From Your Youth Services Team!
Ami, Becky, Cheryl, Miss Elizabeth, Miss Esli, Miss Steph, Mrs. Liz, Mrs. Murphy, Sally, Stephanie G., and Stephanie S.