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Curiosity Cafe: Steven Johnson

How humanity doubled life expectancy in a century

2022-08-11 10:30:00 2022-08-11 11:30:00 America/Chicago Curiosity Cafe: Steven Johnson Des Plaines Public Library

Thursday, August 11
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2022-08-11 10:30:00 2022-08-11 11:30:00 America/Chicago Curiosity Cafe: Steven Johnson Des Plaines Public Library

Des Plaines Public Library

4th Floor Forum

Come view a TED video talk and join the group discussion. Curious? Here is the talk. 

This is an in-person event in the Forum on the 4th floor. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Adult Program |

TAGS: | Lifelong Learning | Book Discussion |

Des Plaines Public Library

help@dppl.org
Phone: (847) 827-5551
Fax: (847) 827-7974

Hours
Mon, Aug 08 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 09 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, Aug 13 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Aug 14 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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

Tue, Aug 09, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - 3rd Floor
Test your cooking skills with our take home Nailed It Kit. We will give you the supplies and instructions to make your own rock candy.

Sat, Aug 13, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Library Plaza
Chalk artist Erik Greenawalt will create a 3-dimensional work in chalk and tempera paint on the sidewalk in front of the Des Plaines Public Library. Plus live music, and more!

Mon, Aug 15, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - 3rd Floor
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Drop in to pick up your kit throughout the month! Available while supplies last. For teens in grades 7-12.

Tue, Aug 16, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - 3rd Floor
Test your cooking skills with our take home Nailed It Kit. We will give you the supplies and instructions to make your own rock candy.

Wed, Aug 17, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A free screening of the feature film American Underdog

Thu, Aug 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Where teens plan programs and and participate in library events while having fun eating snacks and making new friends.

Fri, Aug 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Bring your A-Game and compete in our Super Smash Bros. Tournament for teens! Nintendo Switch and controllers provided. All levels welcome! For grades 7-12. No registration required.

Mon, Aug 22, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - 3rd Floor
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Drop in to pick up your kit throughout the month! Available while supplies last. For teens in grades 7-12.

Tue, Aug 23, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - 3rd Floor
Test your cooking skills with our take home Nailed It Kit. We will give you the supplies and instructions to make your own rock candy.

Tue, Aug 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Meet with a career expert for resume help, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, job searching or LinkedIn profile review.

Fri, Aug 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A free screening of the documentary film Summer of Soul.

Sat, Aug 27, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
Find out your starting score and identify your strengths and weaknesses by taking the ACT Practice Test presented by iAchieve Learning.

Mon, Aug 29, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - 3rd Floor
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own time. Drop in to pick up your kit throughout the month! Available while supplies last. For teens in grades 7-12.

Tue, Aug 30, All day
Des Plaines Public Library - 3rd Floor
Test your cooking skills with our take home Nailed It Kit. We will give you the supplies and instructions to make your own rock candy.

Sat, Sep 10, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
Find out your starting score and identify your strengths and weaknesses by taking the SAT Practice Test presented by iAchieve Learning.

Mon, Sep 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Meet with a career expert for resume help, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, job searching or LinkedIn profile review.

Thu, Sep 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Where teens plan programs and and participate in library events while having fun eating snacks and making new friends.

Sat, Sep 17, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
This educational seminar will get you up to speed on what Medicare covers, what it doesn't and your potential out of pocket exposure.

Wed, Sep 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Learn how and why corn transformed the Heartland and helped create today's world.

Tue, Sep 27, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Meet with a career expert for resume help, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, job searching or LinkedIn profile review.

Wed, Sep 28, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Open maker workshop. Sample our featured technology or bring your own project to work on. This program is drop in. No registration required.