Learning Outside the Box

Our motto here at Des Plaines Public Library is "Work. Learn. Play." The new class lineup is here to help you do all those things.

I’m at my best when I’m learning something new. The focus inherent in trying something for the first time is liberating to me. Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to go with my wife to a couple’s yoga session at the local yoga studio. It was totally fun, felt great, and was worth the effort of going outside my comfort zone.

Whether or not you have a partner to go with, I suggest joining our learning community in the Forum.

Instructors always leave plenty of room for your questions and individualized needs. Plus, we’re always looking for ideas for new classes. Let us know in the comments or get in touch via email.

Learning in the Forum with VR headsets

Attendees learn about virtual reality with the HTC Vive. The Forum, 4th floor.

Each month, we have hands-on lessons on how to Load Your Device with our free digital books, movies, and other media. Can't make it in? Take a look at the professional resources at, Atomic Training, or Gale Courses for free online classes.

Upcoming in-person classes include:

Match & Beyond: What’s New in Online Dating

2:00 - 3:00 PM Wednesday, February 15

Find out what the data says. How many people really meet their match online?


2:00 - 3:30 PM Saturday, February 18th

Start your spring cleaning early and get rid of your unused stuff!

6:30 - 8:00 PM Tuesday, February 28th

This is the ultimate class for learning how to learn! Click to read our blog entry on for more info.

Digital Storytelling with Adobe Spark

6:30 - 8:00 PM Thursday, March 16th

Learn how to tell and share your own stories online. Whether you want to create an eye-catching Facebook post, a travelogue of your latest trip, or a family history to pass on to the next generation, Adobe Spark makes it easy. Bring your own device or use one of ours.

There's way more to learn and experience at the library.

Go to to browse our events for adults or for kids and families.

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