Archive for 03/2021

Wednesday Crafternoons

It’s Wednesday. Let’s Shake It Up! Pt. II

Child playing with sensory bottle
Double, double, toil and trouble.

Fire burn and cauldon bubble. 

Jar of water, glue and more. 

Add on top glitter galore. 

This month, we're brewing sensory bottles. 

You can use all kinds of small objects like beads and buttons to make them unique. 

But today, we'll be focusing on glitter-based ones.

Also known as calm down bottles.

They are a great tool to use on the go. 

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DPPL On Demand

Discover The Joy Of Magazines With Overdrive

It has recently become simpler to checkout and read digital magazines provided by the library. EMagazines are now powered by Overdrive, the service that provides ebooks and eaudiobooks. All you need is your Des Plaines library card and the Libby app for your phone or tablet. If you prefer, you can use your computer. In that case, just go to the Digital Library of Illinois at to get started.

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Staff Picks

Misconceptions of Female Rulers

Queen Lili'uokalani

Queen Lili’uokalani

In honor of Women's History Month, we take a look at female rulers who over time, have been misunderstood or misconstrued.

In chess, queens can move any number of spaces in any direction, making them the most valuable pieces on the board. 

Likewise, real queens have also made great strides and acheived startling accomplishments. 

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