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Tuesday Morning Book Discussion

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

2020-12-01 10:00:00 2020-12-01 11:00:00 America/Chicago Tuesday Morning Book Discussion Virtual Event

Tuesday, December 01
10:00am - 11:00am

Add to Calendar 2020-12-01 10:00:00 2020-12-01 11:00:00 America/Chicago Tuesday Morning Book Discussion Virtual Event

A library staff member will lead a virtual book group on Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. Copies of the book are available to pick up at the library - see below for details. The discussion will be held online using Zoom.

 

Registration is required for this Zoom virtual program. You can click on the green button to register for this event using your email address, and a Zoom link will be sent to you approximately 24 hours before the program begins.

 

In order to obtain a copy of the book, please contact the 3rd floor desk by email at readersservicesdesk@dppl.org or by phone @ (847) 376.2840. A copy will then be sent down to the 1st customer service desk and held there behind the desk under your name.

 

If you need help using Zoom, see our guide here or email us at askalibrarian@dppl.org.

 

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Viewing an apartment normally doesn't turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that: a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the eight strangers begin opening up to one another. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people.

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Phone: (847) 827-5551
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Hours
We're closed Thursday November 26 due to Thanksgiving
Mon, Nov 23 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Nov 24 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Nov 25 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Nov 26 Closed
(Thanksgiving)
Fri, Nov 27 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Sat, Nov 28 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Nov 29 1:00PM to 4:00PM

About

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

Mon, Nov 23, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - 3rd Floor
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Sign up to receive your kit to pick up throughout the month! For teens in grades 7-12.

Mon, Nov 23, All day
3rd floor Reader's Services Desk
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. These kits are aimed towards 20 & 30 somethings. Come to the 3rd floor desk to get your Mario themed cross stitch today!

Mon, Nov 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
A Virtual Event
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Nov 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Event
Are you or your best friend an LGBTQ teen? Join us and show your support as we watch movies, play games and interact about topics that support the LGBTQ youth. For teens in grades 7-12.

Thu, Nov 26, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room A/B/C
Library closed for Thanksgiving

Mon, Nov 30, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - 3rd Floor
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Sign up to receive your kit to pick up throughout the month! For teens in grades 7-12.

Mon, Nov 30, All day
3rd floor Reader's Services Desk
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. These kits are aimed towards 20 & 30 somethings. Come to the 3rd floor desk to get your Mario themed cross stitch today!

Mon, Nov 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
A Virtual Event
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Tue, Dec 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Event
Anime Club is for teens who want to get together with other fans of anime and manga. See full description for more details

Mon, Dec 07, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - Lobby
Finals are stressful! Take some time to relax and manage your stress levels with our Finals Relaxation Kits.

Mon, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
A Virtual Event
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Mon, Dec 14, All day
Des Plaines Public Library
Finals are stressful! Take some time to relax and manage your stress levels with our Finals Relaxation Kits.

Mon, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
A Virtual Event
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Thu, Dec 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Event
Join us virtually for our Teen Advisory Meeting where teens plan programs and participate in library events while making new friends. For teens in grades 7-12. See full description for more details.

Thu, Dec 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Event
Join storyteller Lynn Rymarz as she presents a dramatic portrayal of Zelda Fitzgerald, the "first American Flapper."

Tue, Dec 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Event
Are you or your best friend an LGBTQ teen? Join us and show your support as we watch movies, play games and interact about topics that support the LGBTQ youth. For teens in grades 7-12.

Wed, Dec 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Event
Join us as we play Jackbox Party Pack 3, Scattegories, Codenames, or other board games via Zoom. Use your phone/mobile device to join in on the fun! For teens in grades 7-12.

Thu, Dec 24, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room A/B/C
Library closed

Fri, Dec 25, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room A/B/C
Library closed

Sun, Dec 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Join Chicago jazz duo, vocalist Petra van Nuis and guitarist Andy Brown for a performance of jazz standards from The Great American Songbook. Virtual Event

Thu, Dec 31, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room A/B/C
Library closed for New Years

Fri, Jan 01, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room A/B/C
Library closed for New Years

Mon, Jan 04, All day
Des Plaines Public Library
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Sign up to receive your kit to pick up throughout the month! For teens in grades 7-12.

Tue, Jan 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Anime Club is for teens who want to get together with other fans of anime and manga.

Mon, Jan 11, All day
Des Plaines Public Library
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Sign up to receive your kit to pick up throughout the month! For teens in grades 7-12.

Mon, Jan 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
A Virtual Event
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.