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  • Des Plaines pictorial history book releasing Nov. 26 Nov 14, 2012 2:31 PM
    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."

     
  • Book club donates to Friends of the Des Plaines library Oct 5, 2012 9:01 PM
    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.

     
  • Des Plaines library hosts used book sale Sep 21, 2012 5:19 PM
    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.

     
  • Arlington Hts. bookmobile more than mobile library Sep 14, 2012 2:59 PM
    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.

     
  • Des Plaines library approves $6.2 million budget for 2013 Aug 29, 2012 10:27 PM
    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 4:22 PM
    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.

     
  • ‘Smile’ creator to lead Des Plaines comics workshop Mar 19, 2012 11:28 AM
    Raina Telgemeier, author and illustrator of the award-winning book Smile, hosts a workshop on making comics at the Des Plaines Library.

     
  • Alderman: Des Plaines’ finances looking healthy Oct 11, 2011 7:57 PM
    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.

     
  • Des Plaines preschool partners with library on literacy Oct 10, 2011 4:16 PM
    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 11:13 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.

     
  • Your news Sep 16, 2011 3:49 PM
    The village of Mount Prospect and the Mount Prospect Public Library are using grant funds to offer educational programs to help residents reduce energy consumption.

     
  • Alderman: Des Plaines library may have water damage Aug 17, 2011 6:34 PM
    Des Plaines 6th Ward Alderman Mark Walsten alerted city officials to a potential water damage problem at the library. City officials say they will look into it.

     
  • Des Plaines Library looks to market itself Jul 26, 2011 6:32 PM
    Des Plaines Public Library officials recently discussed ideas to market the library better and to supplement the library's discontinued bookmobile service. The bookmobile will make its final run on Dec. 17.

     
  • Des Plaines library may cancel “Do the Dewey” fundraiser Jul 11, 2011 5:21 PM
    The Des Plaines Public Library may put an end to its annual “Do the Dewey” fundraiser after calculating that the cost of putting on the event exceeds the money it’s collected.

     
  • Des Plaines meeting addresses mortgage relief Jun 12, 2011 8:17 AM
    Area residents who want to learn more about the Illinois Mortgage Relief Project, which aims to help property owners who are at risk of losing their homes, should attend an outreach event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St.

     
  • Brunch with Books celebrates reading Jun 11, 2011 1:03 AM
    On May 11 and 12, the Des Plaines Park District Creative Corners Terrific 3’s preschool class invited parents, grandparents, and friends to the fifth annual Brunch with Books.

     
  • Des Plaines Library may cut bookmobile in 2012 May 5, 2011 11:03 AM
    Faced with the prospect of spending thousands of dollars repairing an aging bookmobile, the Des Plaines Public Library's finance committee Wednesday night recommended ending the service in 2012.

     
  • ‘Do the Dewey’ to raise money for Des Plaines Library, Rotary Apr 27, 2011 11:56 AM
    The Des Plaines Library will host an evening party from 7-10 p.m. May 7, that will be a fundraiser for both the Library and the Des Plaines Rotary Foundation. “Do The Dewey” will be three hours of food, beer, wine, soft drinks, the music of Motown and the 50s, informative programs, raffles and prizes.

     
  • Des Plaines library honors former board member Apr 22, 2011 9:12 PM
    Des Plaines resident Elaine Tejcek was recently awarded a plaque commemorating her many years of distinguished service to the Des Plaines Public Library as a member of the board of trustees.

     
  • Des Plains library offers Food for Fines Apr 4, 2011 12:08 PM
    Want to do a little spring cleaning of your library account? Here’s a chance to clear your overdue library fines and do a good deed for the Self-Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines.

     
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