Archive for 2015

Miner Recs Podcasts & Book Talks

Miner Recs Episode 66 Now Available!

On the latest episode of our podcast Miner Recs, Dave, Joel, Jami and Annie discuss documentary films and series, including films about mountain climbing such as Free Solo, Meru and Pretty Strong; long-form series such as The Last Dance, Tiger King and Ken Burns' Baseball; and other non-fiction films like Icarus, This Film Is Not Yet Rated and American Factory. (Please note, this episode was recorded remotely from home using Zoom - you may notice some slight audio imperfections which were inherent in the source.) Listen to their conversation in the player below:

This episode is another bittersweet one for the Miner Recs panelists, as it's our last episode with our longtime host Dave, who has moved on from the Des Plaines Public Library. We all wish Dave the best in his future endeavors and would like thank him for sharing his valuable insights over the years!

Interested in listening to more episodes of Miner Recs? You can subscribe with iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or on our Podomatic page. For more information about the podcast and the DPPL staff who make it, visit our podcast page.

DPPL Storytime

Virtual Storytime: Creepy Pair Of Underwear

Hey Kiddos! It's Thursday and time for DPPL Storytime. We miss you all and hope you will tune in for a new episode each week! On this week's episode, Miss Sally sings you "Rise and Shine, Porcupine" and reads Creepy Pair Of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds (by kind permission of Simon and Schuster). Don't forget, you can follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see more virtual programming like this!

Miner Recs Podcasts & Book Talks

Captain Fantastic


Missing one-on-one book recommendations from your favorite 3rd floor staffers? DPPL's new Miner Recs Book Talks are the next best thing! 

Each week DPPL's readers advisory staff will "talk" their best "recs" of books, movies and more!

And while we're all sheltering in place, we're calling the first few entries in this series Grounded Recs

In Episode 6, David tells you about Captain Fantastic, a film directed by Matt Ross starring Viggo Mortensen in an Oscar-nominated performance as a father raising his six kids isolated from socity in rural Washington.

If this sounds like something you'd enjoy, DPPL cardholders can watch Captain Fantastic today through Kanopy. Enjoy!

Wednesday Crafternoons

It’s Wednesday. Let’s Look Back!

Martin Luther speech

MLKJ 1963, “I Have A Dream” speech

The building is closed but the library is open. 

A picture is worth a thousand words. 

World War II.

The Civil Rights Movement.

The 9/11 attacks.

Some of the most important historical events have been captured through photos.

It might not seem like it, but we're in the middle of making history too. 

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Great DPPL Bake-Along

Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Pasties

This week on The Great DPPL Bake-Along:

We bake Pumpkin Pasties, a classic from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling!

We’ll share our results, our recipes, and a little bit about our chosen stories on this blog.

AND we invite YOU to bake along with us.

Share what you make by tagging us with #DPPLBakes, send us your favorite recipes, or just enjoy reading our entries.

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