Archive for March, 2014

Happening at the library

Fiscal Fitness

The library focuses on fiscal responsibility during Money Smart Week with a series of helpful programs for adults, retirees and kids. Make the best financial decisions you can when you use our online and inhouse resources to build consumer expertise. Come to our programs to learn more about your own bank or credit union, how to take the first steps in bond investing, shrink your phone bill, or teach your children about managing their own money.

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Spotlight

The Original Desperate Housewives of Des Plaines

Have you ever been tempted to peek inside someone’s diary? Sure you have. There’s a little snoop in all of us. After all, diaries are where people record their most personal thoughts and feelings. Stuff that’s not meant for anyone else to know about. Private stuff. Maybe even juicy stuff. What a temptation! But there’s just no way around the fact that reading someone else’s diary makes you a big snoop...

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How-to

Hand Lettering and the Art of Illustrating Words

You may have noticed some of the wonderful hand lettering on the signs and banners in the library.  All of that was created using some tips and pointers I picked up online and from books found on our very shelves.  As the Manager of Creative Services, it is my job to make sure that all the signs and banners that hang in the library are beautiful and eye-catching.  A lot of times that means I am designing things from scratch to get the look I want.  Up until recently, I relied on premade fonts for any text I needed.  That was until I tried my hand at hand lettering.

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Teens embrace technology during Teen Tech Week

I always say that I have the best job in the library because I get to work with our impressive teen patrons. They motivate me, make me laugh, teach me new things, and give me a reason to look forward to a bright future for all of us. Teen Tech Week was no exception. We packed in three inspiring teen tech programs that had teens engineering, programming, and creating here at their library.

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