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23 03, 2016

Becoming a Therapy Dog/K-9 Reading Buddy Team

By |March 23rd, 2016|

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

By |March 21st, 2016|

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 activity.

10 03, 2016

Program Follow-Up: Women’s Self Protection

By |March 10th, 2016|

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 you're

28 01, 2016

A Librarian’s Experience on the Geisel Award Committee

By |January 28th, 2016|

You spend an entire year sifting through hundreds of children's books, send nominations and suggestions to your fellow committee members, discuss the committee's nominations and suggestions for two long days, vote again and again until the process is finally complete and you have a clear winner. And then, you bask in the

25 01, 2016

Shakespeare’s First Folio Comes to Illinois

By |January 25th, 2016|

Shakespeare enthusiasts all over the country are rejoicing as "Shakespeare's First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare" makes its way around the nation with exhibits in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico! As if that news wasn't enough to make you celebrate, the First Folio exhibit in Illinois is much

31 12, 2015

2015 Favorites & Looking Ahead to 2016

By |December 31st, 2015|

We know...you probably don't need another "Top # List of 2015", but the DPL staff couldn't resist compiling our favorite books, movies, and TV shows from the past year so we could share what we loved with all of you. While you may have already read or seen some of the

22 12, 2015

Detox Smoothie Secrets Revealed

By |December 22nd, 2015|

Can you believe we will be celebrating the arrival of 2016 already??? For many, a new year means new resolutions, which may include some lifestyle changes, such as working towards a healthier self. We want to help you have a healthy, positive start to the New Year! How? With our Detox Smoothie

20 11, 2015

Winter Blues? Participate in our Winter Reading Program!

By |November 20th, 2015|

When the snow starts falling, the books will be calling this winter season. What better way to pass the gray winter days than by cozying up with a warm cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate and a good book? AND, your winter reading could win you some cool prizes from the Library!

6 11, 2015

Learn to Crochet: Make a Flower Granny Square

By |November 6th, 2015|

In our third and final video session of Project Granny Square with Lucie Sinkler, owner of CloseKnit Yarn Store in Evanston, IL, you will learn how to create a flower in the center of your granny square. Check out the tutorial video below and follow along with Lucie as she shows you first

30 10, 2015

Learn to Crochet: Connecting Granny Squares

By |October 30th, 2015|

In our second session of Project Granny Square with Lucie Sinkler, owner of CloseKnit Yarn Store in Evanston, IL, you will learn how to finish off the granny squares you created, getting rid of the loose strings, and then how to connect the granny squares to each other. Check out the tutorial video

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