A popular mom blogger, author, will discuss selling goods online, being a mystery shopper and how to avoid scams on April 13.
Des Plaines Public Library
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Des Plaines city council approved a plan to contract the same event promoter as last year, amid concerns expressed by aldermen, the Daily Herald reported.
It appears the Summer Fling will return to downtown Des Plaines this year, as city council voted in favor of contracting the same company to run the event as last year, the Daily Herald reported. Several aldermen expressed reservations about using the same event promoter, the Daily Herald reported, but with such a small amount of time to prepare, endorsed the plan. At Des Plaines Summer Fling in 2012 David Cassidy performed for thousands packed in front of the Des Plaines Public Library and the strip mall across from the Des Plaines Theatre. A Led Zepplin cover band, Led Zepplin 2, performed at Des Plaines Summer Fling in 2011, where Patch caught a rare glimpse of a Mexican wrestler, Lucha Libre, and the character Stewie from the animated …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The sale includes a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children, plus videotapes, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Spring can come in fits and starts--we're no strangers to that in the Midwest. But in some parts of the world, the division between seasons is event more fluid, even dangerous.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Book review: Tim Gautreaux's short stories are "devoid of navel-gazing and the meandering non-plots favored by some of his peers."
Saturday, March 2, 2013
A writing group member shares her experience receiving help with her short stories in a Q&A.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Find out how to get the most from digital resources at the Des Plaines Public Library.
The following information was submitted by Jacqueline Dennison of the Des Plaines Public Library. Keeping up with evolving technology can be a challenge. It seems that every year, more and more people are given a shiny new electronic device as a holiday gift. These include smartphones, eReaders, and, more and more, tablets such as the iPad mini. Many of these can even be used to check out and read eBooks and audiobooks from our library. However, not everyone knows all the ins and outs of using this technology. The library is here to help! We hold weekly walk-in classes in the Computer Lab on the fourth floor of the library to learn how to navigate our virtual library branch, MyMediaMall.net, and how to download materials onto your personal…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The Des Plaines Public Library offers a multitude of resources for families that recently immigrated to the U.S.
The following information was submitted by Claire Greene of the Des Plaines Public Library. Immigration can be an incredibly difficult transition for many individuals and families. Adjusting to the norms of a new culture and society and, in many cases, learning an entirely new language, are significant challenges. Surviving in such an unfamiliar landscape would be hard enough without the additional stress of garnering a long-term visa or citizenship. Fortunately, the Des Plaines Public Library offers a multitude of resources for families that recently immigrated to the U.S. Citizenship and literacy materials are available on the fourth floor in the Language Center. These materials include books, audiobooks and CD-ROMs, which are …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Tuesday afternoons this February, teens and tweens can get in on the action at the Des Plaines Public Library.
The following information was submitted by Lynne Rubio, readers' services supervisor at the Des Plaines Public Library. Crochet is back. And it is not your grandma's crochet. Look around at how the younger set is bundling up this winter and you will see a lot of hand-crocheted hats, infinity scarves, and gloves. They keep the cold away, look fantastic, and let you express your personal sense of style. But hand-crocheted accessories can be expensive. A scarf made out of a $6 ball of yarn can cost $30 or more on Etsy. The same is true of the machine-made look-alikes sold at local chain stores. Learning to make them yourself saves you money and really customizes your look. In the past, crochet skills were handed down from generation to …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Magazines, DVD’s, new books and more available to support a healthier lifestyle at the Des Plaines Public Library.
The following information was submitted by Gwen LaCosse of the Des Plaines Public Library. Inertia can run particularly rampant in January. It’s still winter, and you may not be at all interested in information at the Des Plaines Public Library about starting to exercise and to eat better. Then again, you just might be. Remember, not all Americans look like the people in advertisements for health and fitness clubs. Materials at the library can get you moving, literally, in the right direction, towards the shape you’d like to be, and the shape you’d like to be in. The library has hundreds of books and DVD’s on yoga, Pilates how to learn to eat healthily and more, available for checkout. Don’t forget the magazines. The library has print, of …