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I like to joke that I'm not a librarian, but I play one on TV.
(But seriously, being a librarian is no joke. Librarians have master’s degrees and are some of the smartest, kindest, hardest-working professionals I know. And they are not in it for the money either, folks).
But over my past nine years as the "non-librarian" head of marketing and communication at DPPL, I HAVE picked up all sorts of library tricks and tips I thought I’d share with you today.
The gang at the Pint & Click Podcast are back! Dave, Jami and Tony have released their first two episodes of 2017, featuring some recommendations (and non-recommendations) of the latest books, movies and media. Have a listen below, or subscribe on iTunes here.
Pint & Click Podcast Episode 24: Do Not Recommend! (Kindle Fire, Extended Harry Potter Universe, The Dark Knight Rises, Terminator Genisys)
On this episode, Dave, Tony and Jami vent some of their disappointments and frustrations about the Kindle Fire tablet, the extended Harry Potter universe (essentially, any supplemental material released by J.K. Rowling outside of the original seven novels), and the blockbuster films The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Terminator Genisys (2015).
Pint & Click Podcast Episode 25: The Young Pope, Confessions, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
On this episode, Dave, Jami and Tony discuss the new HBO original series The Young Pope, the 2008 novel Confessions by Kanae Minato, the 2003-2005 animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars, and the latest film set in the Star Wars universe, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
At the start of a new semester, perhaps the only thing scarier on a course syllabus than how much needs to be done, is the number of required (print) textbooks.
At the Des Plaines Public Library adult Reference desk on the fourth floor, we get questions about whether we carry a particular textbook or textbooks.
Mostly from college students, but also the occasional one in high school.
The reality: as a public library, do not own much in the way of college or high school textbooks.
Did you know that you can check out a Roku from the library?
Here at DPPL, we have two circulating Rokus available to patrons for a two week checkout with their Des Plaines Public Library card.