'Tis the season and all that. Some of us love it and are natural holiday merrymakers. Some of us just kind of, well you know.... hate it. For you bah-humbuggers the holidays can be hard, but DPPL can help. Here are four ways to put a little more 'happy' in your holiday.
Holiday Quick Picks
Pop into DPPL's lobby and pick up some inspiration from our Quick Picks Magazine section. Grab and go the December editions of monthly publications like Women's Day, Victoria, HGTV Magazine, Bon Appetit and Martha Stewart Living, as well as those expensive specialty craft, food and entertaining publications you're tempted to buy in the grocery checkout line like Make Yourself, Annie's Chrismas and more. You'll find the hottest bestselling fiction, non-fiction, music, movies and videogames in Quick Picks, too.
Consumer Reports Before You Shop.
Comparison shopping can be overwhelming, especially if you have a long list and a lot big ticket items on it. DPPL offers free access to ConsumerReports.org to anyone at the library and to Des Plaines residents from home. You'll find ratings and recommendations on appliances, electronics, cars, travel and more. GET STARTED
Stream Free Holiday Music and Movies with Hoopla
Save your money for gifts, food and libations! Borrow and stream movies, entire music albums and audiobooks to your internet enabled device. Or use the Hoopla app to download and watch offline. No holds, no ads, no waiting, no late fees. Through December 31, we've doubled the number of checkouts from Hoopla to ten per month with your DPPL library card. HOOPLA NOW
Get Inspired By Books, Movies and Music from DPPL's Holiday Collection
Search "Holiday" in the DPPL catalog and you'll find more than thousands of items just waiting for you to come and unleash their merry. Here are some of my favorites:
Edited by Ashley Archer and Jessica Dorfman Jones