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Thursday Evening Book Group

Afterparty

2017-10-12 19:30:00 2017-10-12 20:30:00 America/Chicago Thursday Evening Book Group Des Plaines Public Library

Thursday, October 12
7:30pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2017-10-12 19:30:00 2017-10-12 20:30:00 America/Chicago Thursday Evening Book Group Des Plaines Public Library

Des Plaines Public Library

4th Floor Forum

Readers Services Assistant Dave Steinke will lead a book discussion on Afterparty by Daryl Gregory in the Forum on the fourth floor. Books are available one month prior at the Readers Services Desk on the third floor.

Afterparty by Daryl Gregory

In the near future anyone can download recipes and print drugs, or invent them. A seventeen-year-old street girl finds God through a new brain-altering drug called Numinous, used as a sacrament by a new Church that preys on the underclass. But she is arrested and put into detention, and without the drug, commits suicide. Lyda Rose, another patient in that detention facility, has a dark secret: she was one of the original scientists who developed the drug. With the help of an ex-government agent and an imaginary, drug-induced doctor, Lyda sets out to find the other three survivors of the five who made the Numinous in a quest to set things right.

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Des Plaines Public Library

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Mon, Oct 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Oct 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Oct 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Oct 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Oct 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, Oct 21 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 22 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

The 1501 Ellinwood Street library building is the realization of a longheld dream of the library board, staff and community partners. Located in the heart of downtown Des Plaines, the four story, 82,000 square foot building represents the community's commitment to reading, lifelong learning, and a center for family activities. A grand central staircase and large windows provide a wealth of natural light and illuminate the building at night.

Upcoming events

Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Wed, Oct 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses the impact Luther and the Protestant movement had on the history of art.

Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Fri, Oct 20, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Test your knowledge of things you should have learned in school while socializing with new or old friends and enjoying snacks and drinks.
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Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Fri, Oct 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
A free screening of the independent film The Big Sick . 120 minutes, Rated R Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Kumail Nanjiani

Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Sun, Oct 29, 2:00pm - 3:10pm
Acoustic duo Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello will perform a selection of Chicago, Delta, and Country Blues.

Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room A
Wed, Nov 01, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Come to our NaNoWriMo kickoff party to learn how the library can help you to write your 50,000 word novel.

Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Wed, Nov 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn how to tidy your home, mind, and life.

Des Plaines Public Library
Sat, Nov 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Instructor Bob Walker will introduce beginners to shorter sections of Tai Chi form that will provide the exercise and meditation benefits of the longer form.

Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Sun, Nov 05, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
A free screening of the feature film The Beguiled. Sponsored by Friends of the Library

Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
Tue, Nov 07, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Racing to write 50 000 words for National Novel Writing Month? Come to the library for a NaNoWriMo write in! Bring your laptop for writing sprints. Refreshments and prizes.

Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
Tue, Nov 14, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Racing to write 50,000 words for National Novel Writing Month? Come to the library for a NaNoWriMo write in! Bring your laptop for writing sprints. Refreshments and prizes.

Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Fri, Nov 17, 6:30pm - 8:20pm
A free screening of the independent film Tommy's Honour 112 minutes, Rated PG Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Sam Neill

Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
Tue, Nov 21, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Racing to write 50,000 words for National Novel Writing Month? Come to the library for a NaNoWriMo write in! Bring your laptop for writing sprints. Refreshments and prizes.

Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
Tue, Nov 28, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Racing to write 50,000 words for National Novel Writing Month? Come to the library for a NaNoWriMo write in! Bring your laptop for writing sprints. Refreshments and prizes.

Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Wed, Nov 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Paint a beautiful poinsettia flower in this hands-on painting workshop. Art supplies are provided.
Registration opens Wednesday, October 25 2017 at 9:00am