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  • CUB to answer utility questions in Des PlainesFeb 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Beula Bugbottom, played by Emily Marsh, is surprised by a talking rat during the “Enchanted World” show Sunday by the Madcap Puppets at the Des Plaines Public Library. Traveling showman Silas B. Thislewig, played by Chance Kilgour, entertained children and families with fairy tales using giant puppets.

    Madcap Puppets entertain at Des Plaines libraryFeb 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Courtney Schade reads “Leaf Trouble” on her fall visit to Creative Corners Preschool.

    Librarian brings storytime to Creative Corners Nov 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Jora Usher, 6, of Rolling Meadows looks at one of the bridge designs at the fifth-annual Family Science Expo at the Des Plaines Public Library Saturday.

    Des Plaines event aims to get kids hooked on science Sep 29, 2013 12:00 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 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  The artwork of Elaine Tejeck will be on display during September at the The Des Plaines Public Library.

    Des Plaines library announces September Featured Artist Sep 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Rosemary Mulligan

    Mulligan to become Des Plaines library board trustee Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Rita Angelini, with 3-year-old Gabriel Gonzalez.

    Creator of adaptive books for disabled children honors her daughter May 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Parents of disabled children don't have time to go to the library, says Rita Angelini. But if they did, they'd find children's books to take home that the Prospect Heights woman has adapted especially for their children to read.

  • Des Plaines residents may reclaim financial assets Mar 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Think the state of Illinois owes you some money? Des Plaines residents will have the opportunity to find out and reclaim personal financial assets during I-Cash Day Wednesday, March 27, at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St.

  •  Kevin Chapman, left, president of the Des Plaines Toastmasters, holds the Select Distinguished Award trophy with club member Hap Holly of Des Plaines.

    Des Plaines Toastmasters Club selected for award Nov 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    10.78- with one photo-page 3 On Oct. 27, Des Plaines Toastmasters Club #1645/30 was awarded the Select Distinguished Award and several individual achievements for the 2011-2012 Toastmaster year.

  • This is the cover image of a new historical pictorial book about Des Plaines.

    Des Plaines pictorial history book releasing Nov. 26 Nov 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    A pictorial history book with more than 200 vintage images of Des Plaines will be released Nov. 26 in time for the holiday shopping season. "It was very interesting to find out how much Des Plaines has changed over the years ... ," said author David Wittingham. "Early Des Plaines was a tourist town. It was a destination."

  •  Sue D’Hondt from the Literary Review Book Club presents a $500 donation to Wally Meyer, president of the Friends of the Library, to be used to fund a special purchase for the library.

    Book club donates to Friends of the Des Plaines library Oct 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Literary Review Book Club of Des Plaines recently made a $500 donation to the Friends of the Des Plaines Public Library. The gift will be used by the Friends to fund a special purchase for the library.

  •  A variety of fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children, plus videotapes, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs will be for sale when the Friends of the Des Plaines Public Library host its book sale Sept. 28-30.

    Des Plaines library hosts used book sale Sep 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Friends of the Des Plaines Public Library used book sale will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, (members-only night); 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29; and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the library.The sale includes a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children, plus videotapes, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs.

  • Four-year-old Jake Bozikis of Arlington Heights looks at children’s books while visiting the Arlington Heights Memorial Library bookmobile with his mom, Michele, on Sept. 12, near Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School.

    Arlington Hts. bookmobile more than mobile library Sep 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    While other libraries have put their bookmobiles to rest, the one operated by Arlington Heights Memorial Library is still going strong, making roughly 50 stops every month. It's a way of putting citizens in touch with books -- especially as the library does not have any branches.

  •  The Des Plaines library budget includes $85,000 for reorganizing wired computer terminals for public use on the fourth floor.

    Des Plaines library approves $6.2 million budget for 2013Aug 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Des Plaines Public Library Board recently approved a $6.26 million budget for the 2013 calendar year, which includes a 1.5 percent reduction in the levy amount — roughly $95,000 — over this year's budget. The board did consider a larger cut, but "that would have meant cutting staff," library Director Holly Sorensen said.

  • Des Plaines Library planning improvements with surplus May 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    Awash with surplus funds, the Des Plaines Public Library is planning to make some improvements to its building next year. After a few years of belt-tightening, the library seems to be out of the woods with healthier finances heading into the 2013 calendar year, Library Director Holly Sorensen said.

  •  Raina Telgemeier, author and illustrator.

    ‘Smile’ creator to lead Des Plaines comics workshop Mar 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    Raina Telgemeier, author and illustrator of the award-winning book Smile, hosts a workshop on making comics at the Des Plaines Library.

  • Matt Bogusz

    Alderman: Des Plaines’ finances looking healthy Oct 11, 2011 12:00 AM
    After three years of austerity measures, Des Plaines is finally out of a financial sinkhole it dug itself through years of overspending, overtaxing and overextending the city’s debt, 3rd Ward Alderman Matt Bogusz says. City officials began discussing the proposed 2012 budget Tuesday night. Among the highlights are a 0 percent increase to the property tax levy over the previous year’s levy for the second year in a row, no layoffs, a reduction in the city’s debt load — down from $70 million to $63.5 million — and a projected general fund balance of 34 percent of operating expenses at the end of the 2012 fiscal year.

  • The Creative Corners Terrific 3’s shake fast and hard as they imitate the sounds of a train during Courtney O’Keefe’s visit from the public library. The Des Plaines Park District Creative Corners Preschool welcomed O’Keefe, preschool liaison for the Des Plaines Public Library, to class on Sept. 26 and 27. O’Keefe presented a half-hour program on trains.

    Des Plaines preschool partners with library on literacy Oct 10, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Des Plaines Park District Creative Corners Preschool welcomed Courtney O’Keefe, preschool liaison for the Des Plaines Public Library, to class on Sept. 26 and 27. O’Keefe presented a half-hour program on trains to both the Terrific 3’s and the Fantastic 4’s and 5’s.

  • Des Plaines appoints two library trustees Sep 21, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Des Plaines City Council this week gave their approval to Mayor Marty Moylan’s appointees for two vacant seats on the Des Plaines Public Library board. Richard Pope and Vincent Rangel will replace library board members Myrtle Klebe and John Robinson, and serve until June 30, 2014.

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