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Celebrating African Americans and the Arts

Every February, the United States acknowledges the history and achievements of African Americans with Black History Month.

The Des Plaines Public Library plays its part in this annual observance by featuring Black History Month displays containing media from and about Black artists on both the third and fourth floor.

Here is a brief overview of how this month-long observance came to be and explain this year’s theme as decided by the ASALH.

 A curated list of books, films, and music related to the theme is included, as well.

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20s and 30s programs at the library

Many of you may have attended our programs for people in their 20s and 30s before.

We just want to spread the word again!

Whether you’re looking to just destress, meet other 20 & 30 somethings in town, or want to try something different (for free) with your friend group, DPPL has fun, creative, and relaxed programs for people in their 20s and 30s, give or take. 

We are flexible with the age range, just know these are geared toward this demographic.

If this is you, you are and have always been welcome to all the other programming for adults

But be sure to check out our 20s & 30s events (click on “20s/30s Program under Event Type), found on the library calendar or our meetup page.

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Winter Reading Ends March 6th

The Read Less traveled
The Readers’ Services team is so excited to announce the theme for our 2022 Winter Reading initiative...The Read Less Traveled!  

What does that mean? 

A “read less traveled” is a book that transports you to a new place, country, or culture. 

Reading translated works and international authors is a great way to learn about other cultures—and maybe even discover a favorite new author. 

We can’t wait to hear about the new books and authors you discover!  

So, how can you participate? 

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