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September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. In it's honor, all month we are counting down 100 Great Things to do with a Library Card. Follow along at or on our website. 100 Great Things

Musical Performance

Music From the Swing Era

The Petra van Nuis Quintet will perform a selection of music made popular by the big bands. Sun 9/21 2 - 3 pm Register

Tech & Computer Instruction

Skype Essentials: Video calling for free

Bring in your device & learn how to download Skype, set-up a free account, add contacts & make a call. Tues 9/23 6:30-8 pm Register

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By Heather

DPPL Trustees Approve 2015/16 Master Plan, Improved Library Experience

September 18 • Spotlight

At the library board meeting Tuesday, September 16, DPPL trustees approved a 2015 budget that funds Phase One of a Master Plan Study trustees have been developing for the past several years. This study recommends updates to DPPL's now 14 year old  building to meet the changing needs of our Des Plaines community. 

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Upcoming Events

Sep 21 2:00 PM | Sunday

Music from the Swing Era

The swing style of the big bands was the dominant form of American popular music from 1935 to 1946. The music reached broad audiences over the radio, on records, and in dance halls all over the country.

The Petra van Nuis Quintet will perform a selection of music made popular by the big bands of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and more.

Petra van Nuis – vocals
Eric Schneider – saxophone/clarinet
Andy Brown – guitar
Stewart Miller – bass
Bob Rummage - drums

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Sep 22 6:30 PM | Monday

Intermediate Excel

This advanced class will cover additional formulas (Countit, If, Degree, Even, Odd, Upper, Lower) and show you how to Merge/Unmerge Cells, Wrap Text, Format Tables, Conditional Formatting, and create Pivot Tables. You will need to have a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel to appreciate this class.

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Sep 23 2:00 PM | Tuesday



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