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  • Health care enrollment events in Des Plaines and Wheeling through Sunday Feb 12, 2015 4:28 PM
    Residents will be able to enroll in federal health insurance at special events scheduled through Sunday at libraries in Des Plaines and Wheeling.

  • World War II exhibit to open at Des Plaines History Center Jan 26, 2015 9:20 AM
    The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the Des Plaines History Center has been combing through its archives for objects and photos to include in its upcoming exhibit, “World War II: Des Plaines and the War against Fascism.”

  • Home-schoolers to learn about life during WWII Jan 19, 2015 1:55 PM
    Homeschool families are invited to imagine what life was like during World War II at the Homeschool Adventures program, “War Factories in Des Plaines,” from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson St.

  • Halloween Hoopla coming to downtown Des Plaines Oct 21, 2014 4:18 PM
    The Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, the Des Plaines History Center, the Des Plaines Public Library and the Des Plaines Park District will host the annual Halloween Hoopla on Saturday, Oct. 25.

  • Tax appeal seminar scheduled in Des Plaines Aug 31, 2014 4:35 PM
    Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a property tax assessment appeal seminar Monday, Sept. 15, at the Des Plaines Public Library.

  • Mobile home residents: Landlord is mistreating us Aug 28, 2014 4:16 PM
    Residents of a mobile home park near Des Plaines came to state and local officials Wednesday night to air grievances about their landlord, whom they accuse of being too heavy-handed enforcing rules in their leases. “This is a ridiculous way of handling people who live in a community,” said Tim Hoff, one of nearly 100 residents who attended the meeting at the Des Plaines Public Library.

  • Kozenczak to discuss Gacy investigation Aug 11, 2014 8:49 AM
    Due to an overwhelming response, the Des Plaines History Center has scheduled a second Coffee Talk with former Des Plaines police detective Joseph Kozenczak.

  • Travel exhibit to open at Des Plaines History Center Aug 4, 2014 9:09 AM
    Come explore the power and attraction of travel at a reception for a new exhibit from 5-7 p.m. (presentation at 6 p.m.) Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson St.

  • DPPL Friends Donate Books in Memory of Long-Time Member Roy Terp Jul 1, 2014 7:24 AM
    Friends of the Des Plaines Public Library recently donated eleven books to the library in memory of long-time Friends member Roy Terp.

  • Summer Reading Lifts Off at the Des Plaines Public Library Jun 9, 2014 7:32 AM
    Summer reading clubs for kids, adults and teens run June 7 - August 31 at the Des Plaines Public Library.

  • Food For Fines June 1 – 14 at the Des Plaines Library May 30, 2014 7:36 AM
    Food for fines returns to the Des Plaines Public Library June 1 – 14, 2014. DPPL patrons can bring in non-perishable food and get money subtracted from their library fines. Each food item brought in will result in $1 of overdue fines being cleared.

  • Renewable energy to be discussed in Des Plaines May 22, 2014 4:34 PM
    Officials from the Sierra Club will provide information about renewable energy during a meeting June 10 in Des Plaines. State Rep. Marty Moylan is hosting the meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St.

  • ‘German POW Camps of Chicago’ talk set at Des Plaines Public Library Apr 28, 2014 9:16 AM
    Come learn about Camp Pine in Des Plaines and other Chicago area World War II German POW camps at the Coffee Talk set from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St., Des Plaines, Room B.

  • CUB to answer utility questions in Des Plaines Feb 17, 2014 5:08 PM
    Representatives of the Citizens Utility Board will be in Des Plaines Wednesday night to answer questions about utility expenses. CUB, a nonprofit consumer group, is sponsoring the session with the city of Des Plaines where residents will be able to get a free one-on-one analysis by CUB professionals on how to spot billing errors and avoid common pitfalls and scams.

  • Madcap Puppets entertain at Des Plaines library Feb 16, 2014 4:54 PM
    A few small children screamed and rushed to their parents as a 7-foot-tall puppet stepped out from behind the curtain. But most of the kids just watched in awe and excitement during the “Enchanted World” show performed by the Madcap Puppets Sunday at the Des Plaines Public Library.

  • Librarian brings storytime to Creative Corners Nov 22, 2013 5:22 PM
    Courtney Schade, preschool liaison for the Des Plaines Public Library, recently visited the Des Plaines Park District Creative Corners Preschool for an hour of story time, songs, and rhymes.

  • Des Plaines event aims to get kids hooked on science Sep 29, 2013 6:19 AM
    Five-year-old Sarah Chitavi of Des Plaines can easily rattle off what she learned Saturday during the Family Science Expo, held at the Des Plaines Public Library. Thanks to a demonstration from the Structural Engineers of Illinois, Sarah now has a basic understanding of how skyscrapers, including the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower, use steel bracing to keep from moving in the wind and falling down.

  • Des Plaines Library to host student engineering expo Sep 27, 2013 5:28 PM
    Students can explore engineering through a host of interactive activities led by structural engineers at an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St.

  • Des Plaines library announces September Featured Artist Sep 13, 2013 10:30 PM
    12.33- with two photos -page 2 The artwork of a long time resident and member of the Des Plaines Art Guild will be on display at the Des Plaines Public Library during the month of September. The public is invited to stop in the newspaper and magazine section of the third floor, west, to view the art of Elaine Tejcek.

  • Mulligan to become Des Plaines library board trustee Sep 3, 2013 5:33 PM
    Former state Rep. Rosemary Mulligan will be taking on a new role on the Des Plaines Public Library board. The Des Plaines City Council Tuesday night was expected to confirm Mayor Matt Bogusz’s appointment of Mulligan to the board.

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