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Pint & Click Podcast 45 Now Available!

On this episode of the Pint & Click Podcast, Dave, Tony and Joel discuss Solo: A Star Wars Story, the latest Star Wars anthology film, directed by Ron Howard. Have a listen below:

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Kids & Parents

Board Books: Your Baby’s Start to a Love of Reading

I vividly remember one morning during my maternity leave.

I had been up for hours already, we had already played with different toys and done tummy time, and we had just watched Dad leave for work.

I turned to my baby and said "What are we going to do for the rest of the day?"

My kiddo loves to pull down all the books.

It was 7 AM.

We read. We read a lot those first few months.

I read board books, picture books, poems from Where the Sidewalk Ends (I've always been fond of this one). One day I left for work while Grandpa was reading aloud from The Wall Street Journal (hey, we all have our go-to favorites).

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Happening at the library

DP Social: Events for 20 & 30 Somethings

In June 2017 the Pew Research Center released a study reporting that Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries.  
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Pew defines Millennials as anyone between the ages of 18-35 years-old as of the fall of 2016, the time at which the survey was administered. According to the study, 53 percent of the age group had used a public library or bookmobile within the previous year. The average across all adults 18 and older was 46 percent.

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Staff Picks

“We Are Who We Choose To Be”

It's never too late, or too early, to make a resolution to improve yourself, even if you are Green Goblin, and the path to a better you can lead through the Des Plaines Library.

If you put aside for a moment that it is from a Marvel arch-villian, the title quote is as true as it is simple.

If you prefer your inspirational quotes to come from a good guy rather than a bad guy, we can all nod sagely with Albus Dumbledore as he states: 

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

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