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Pint & Click Podcast 27 Now Available!

On the latest episode of the Pint & Click Podcast, Dave and Tony along with two new panelists, Kristyn and Joel, have a wide-ranging discussion about a variety of brand new media. Tony discusses the latest game in The Legend Of Zelda series, Breath Of The Wild (available at DPPL for Nintendo Switch and Wii U); Kristyn talks about Roxane Gay's new collection of short stories Difficult Women; Joel examines News Of The World, the latest novel by Paulette Jiles; and Dave explores the first volume of the rebooted Jughead comic book series, as written by Chip Zdarsky. Finally, the whole panel discusses Logan, the latest (and possibly last) installment of the X-Men film series, directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen and Patrick Stewart.

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Interested in serving as a Des Plaines Public Library trustee?

Do you love the library?  Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity in Des Plaines? 

Two  library board trustee positions are coming to an end in June. One is a three-year full term and one is a two-year replacement-term position. 

We are compiling a list of possible candidates to submit to Mayor Matt Bogusz for consideration to fill those vacant seats. Unlike some other communities where trustees are elected,  DPPL trustee positions are mayoral appointments.

If you are interested in serving on the library board - or just learning more about the board - please contact library board president Dr. Greg Sarlo, at gsarlo@dppl.org by May 1, 2017.

DPPL board members must be residents of incorporated Des Plaines.

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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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