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Shakespeare at the Library

On January 15, 2020, The Shakespeare Project of Chicago will present a theatrical reading of Richard III at the Des Plaines Public Library. 

Register here to attend the performance.  

Written by William Shakespeare around 1593, this historical play depicts the rise to power and short reign of King Richard III.

Richard III, King of England 1483-1485

Richard III, King of England 1483-1485

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Jo Bonell Is DPPL’s New Library Director

Des Plaines Public Library's board of directors is pleased to announce that Jo Bonell has been appointed executive director of the Des Plaines Public Library, effective immediately.

Jo is a famililar face around the library, having worked for over a decade as the Head of Adult Services.

She is also a familiar face in the community as an active participant in the Des Plaines Arts Council and other Des Plaines initiatives.

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Goodbye and Thanks

Dear Des Plaines Friends and Colleagues:

In just three days on July 4th, I retire and say goodbye to the Des Plaines Public Library. I can’t believe that 20 years has passed since I came to this incredible library and the wonderful community of Des Plaines.

I am incredibly proud to have had the opportunity to work to make Des Plaines a better place. The Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis, and the friends I have made there, will always hold a very special place in my heart.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank the staff and board of DPPL, who have never failed to deliver excellent service to our community with respect and generosity. It’s been an honor and privilege to steer the great ship that is Des Plaines Public Library.

I know I leave this place in great hands that will continue to work hard for this wonderful community and the best library in the world!

Best wishes and all my respect.

Holly Sorensen
Library Director