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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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Ready for a Breath of Fresh Gameplay?

I have long been a fan of Zelda games, having beaten some multiple times. With each new game, I continue to find myself further engrossed in the mystique and intrigue that the world of Hyrule always embodied. It's long been a world filled with unique characters, elaborate stories, and inventive use of items going well beyond just simple weapons.

So when Nintendo announced The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild a few years back, I could not wait to get my hands on it.

DPPL now offers the game in both Nintendo Switch or Wii U formats.

Now that I've had some time to play through the game for myself, here are my thoughts for those of you still on the fence.

Continue Reading "Ready for a Breath of Fresh Gameplay?"

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Time to redecorate? Start by transforming your wall space.

Consider cheering up a bare wall with some beautiful flowers. Or choose a fun, provocative piece that might start an interesting conversation at your next dinner party. The collection includes watercolors, acrylics, oils and collages purchased by the library over the years.

Think spring!

Name that landmark!

Check out just one or create a grouping that will that look great in your space. All pieces are searchable by title or artist in our catalog. Click here to enter our Gallery.