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Satisfy Your Fandom at the Library

The Urban Dictionary’s top definition of fandom is, “The community that surrounds a tv show/movie/book etc. Fanfiction writers, artists, poets, and cosplayers are all members of that fandom” (by Brianne August 08, 2004). The second definition is, “A cult that will destroy your life” (by TodayWasSoup March 16, 2013). I can relate to #2.

My house is a hotbed and breeding ground for fanatical attachments. Doctor Who, Sherlock, Harry Potter, Transformers, Walking Dead, Minions, and Legos all compete for space, time, and disposable income within my 4-person family unit.

Fandoms, like children, demand constant feeding.

That can become exhausting (finding the next great site or Youtube video) and expensive (buying the next great collectible). Where do you turn when you must indulge your passion, but you don’t want to spend more or you aren’t sure what else is out there?

At the library, you can feed your interest (some might call it obsession, but I wouldn't) for FREE! We have the movies, tv shows, music, comics, videogames and book series you crave.

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Early Voting at the Library

Ready to vote?

Don't want to wait for the polls to open on Election Day?

Come to the library to early vote.

Early voting will he held in Meeting Room A on the first floor. Below are the dates and times.

Monday, October 24 – Saturday, October 29
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Sunday, October 30
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Monday, October 31 – Friday, November 4
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 5
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 6
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Monday, November 7
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

If you do decide, instead, to vote on Election Day November 8, 2016, please note  the library is NOT a polling place. 

You must go to your neighborhood designated polling place.  Don't know your polling place?

You can find it via the Your Voter Information link on the Cook County Suburban Election page. Just type in your address.

Another handy place for information is the City of Des Plaines' Election Information page.

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Fiction Fight! Which book will win?

 Our Adult Summer Reading weekly contest is almost over. Since June 4th, patrons have been voting for their favorites from a selection of 32 popular novels.  Each week, the winning books from that round moved on and one lucky voter won a gift card to Tap House Grill. The field of fiction has been narrowing. We’re down to just two challengers. On July 30th, we’ll finally see which book reigns supreme! 

Come on up to the 3rd floor to cast your vote and take a chance to win the last Tap House Grill gift card. It's head-to-head between The Help by Kathryn Stockett and the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. Which will you choose?

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