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Des Plaines Public Library

Got the eye of a tiger? Or a zebra, lion or giraffe?

Check out our Amazing Animals of the World online database and see how you stack up. More

Tuesday Morning Book Group

Pontoon by Garrison Keillor

Books are available one month prior at the Readers Services Desk on the third floor. Tuesday Sept 2, 10 - 11 am More about {home_sub_head}

Slide Presentation

Our Lady of the Angels School Fire

A look at the December 1, 1958 tragedy in which 92 children and three nuns perished. Wednesday 9/3, 7 pm Register

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For the Veg-Curious Foodie

August 19 • Staff Picks

Restrictive. That's the word that best describes how I felt about veganism. That is, until I tried it. When I decided to go vegan, I wasn’t worried about not purchasing leather shoes or having to check the labels of personal care products. The lifestyle aspects I could handle. I was worried about what I’d eat! More on “For the Veg-Curious Foodie”"

Upcoming Events

Sep 2 10:00 AM | Tuesday

Tuesday Morning Book Group

Readers Services Assistant Jackie Dennison will lead a book discussion on Pontoon by Garrison Keillor in the Rotary Heritage Room on the third floor. Books are available one month prior at the Readers Services Desk on the third floor.

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Sep 2 7:00 PM | Tuesday

DPPL Writing Group

Ready to write? Join our monthly creative writing and critique group. Get the feedback and encouragement you need to finish that poem, story, or novel you've always wanted to write.

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Sep 3 10:00 AM | Wednesday

Ain’t Wii Got Fun!

Come join our friendly, fun-loving group of seniors to play Wii Bowling. No registration required. No experience necessary. Just drop in and you'll be playing in no time!

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