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22 03, 2017

From Chicago’s West Side to Haute Couture

March 22nd, 2017|Programs and Events|

What do haute couture and Chicago’s west side have in common? Mainbocher.

You would not be the first person surprised to learn that Main Rousseau Bocher from East Garfield Park became one of only two American couturiers in history. While Mainbocher ended up in 1930s Paris and then spent

20 12, 2016

Our Favorite Reads, Movies, & TV on DVD of 2016

December 20th, 2016|DPL Highlights|

It’s that time of year again… the time when everyone starts making their “Best of 2016” lists. We, of course, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make one of our own and share our staff’s favorite books, movies, and TV on DVD from 2016. So here it is!

We just

2 09, 2016

The Dangers of Heroin & Opioids in Lake County

September 2nd, 2016|Programs and Events|

The number of deaths in Lake County attributed to substance abuse tripled from 1998 (30 deaths) to 2010 (92), according to a Chicago Tribune article. Last year, law enforcement acknowledged the “heroin epidemic” was still worsening, with the number of Lake County residents having died due to heroin and other

5 07, 2016
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    Real People, Real Stories: Helping the Court Case Dogs of Chicago

Real People, Real Stories: Helping the Court Case Dogs of Chicago

July 5th, 2016|Programs and Events|

Hope. Love. Opportunity. Partnership. These are just a few of the many amazing things to come from the success of Safe Humane Chicago, an organization that connects youth, military veterans, and at-risk dogs with community volunteers in interactive, educational programming to create safer, more humane communities. The organization’s Court Case Dogs

31 05, 2016

Our Favorite Summer Reads for 2016

May 31st, 2016|DPL Highlights|

Whether you’re headed to the pool or beach, taking a road trip, or stuck in the house during a summer thunderstorm, our librarians have you covered! Here’s our staff picks for this summer’s best reads, road trip audiobooks, and rainy day movies. Some of our selections are new releases

19 05, 2016

Read for the Win! Summer Reading Program 2016

May 19th, 2016|DPL Highlights, Programs and Events|

Are you ready to get in the game and make this summer a slam dunk?  We sure are, and we have just the thing to give your brain the workout it needs: Our annual Summer Reading Program!

We’ll be keeping everyone’s brains engaged this summer with the Library’s Read for the

19 04, 2016

Money Smart Week: Managing Your Personal Finances

April 19th, 2016|Programs and Events|

Managing your personal finances can often seem like the most daunting of tasks. Even after putting in lots of time and effort, there may still be things you don’t quite understand, especially when new financial circumstances arise due to age, marital status, kids going to college, etc. Money Smart Week, created by

23 03, 2016

Becoming a Therapy Dog/K-9 Reading Buddy Team

March 23rd, 2016|DPL Highlights, Programs and Events|

Stress relief. Comfort. Smiles. Joy. These are just a few of the things therapy dogs and K-9 Reading Buddy teams bring to the people they interact with. If you’ve ever considered becoming a therapy dog or K-9 Reading Buddy team, there are a few requirements before you can begin:

Registered therapy

21 03, 2016

Real People, Real Stories: Last Chance Mustang

March 21st, 2016|DPL Highlights, Programs and Events|

Listening to stories is often one of the things we remember most from childhood. A good story can change how we think and act. It can help us navigate the ups and downs of life. A good story can captivate us for years to come. And yet, storytime is mostly considered a kids

10 03, 2016

Program Follow-Up: Women’s Self Protection

March 10th, 2016|Programs and Events|

Awareness and Avoidance. At our Women’s Self Protection program on Wednesday, March 9, this was the message Pat Collins stressed to the group of women, of all ages, sitting in front of him. Collins, a retired Chicago Police officer and founder of Stay Safe Tactics and Fitness, explained that if