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Blackout Poetry

2024-04-11 18:30:00 2024-04-11 20:00:00 America/Chicago Blackout Poetry Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C

Thursday, April 11
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-11 18:30:00 2024-04-11 20:00:00 America/Chicago Blackout Poetry Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C

Come make blackout poetry for National Poetry Month. Materials will be provided by library staff. Bring your creativity.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Adult Program |

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Des Plaines Public Library

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Phone: (847) 827-5551
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Hours
Mon, Apr 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, Apr 27 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 28 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

Mon, Apr 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.

Mon, Apr 22, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
New venue Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
Come to our open session to play Baduk (the board game Go) with others, and an experienced player who can answer questions. Beginners and walk-ins are welcome. Please register to reserve your spot.
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Mon, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B
We're reusing and recycling by creating a new work of art from an old board book! Altered books are a great springboard for artistic self-expression. Please register to reserve your seat.
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Wed, Apr 24, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Award-winning crime author Libby Fischer Hellmann explains how to build suspense into your writing.

Thu, Apr 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
All furry pets deserve to play in style! Join us as we make a posh no-sew fleece tug toy for a pup or feline in need and earn service hours. For teens in grades 7-12.

Sun, Apr 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
The Donna Herula Trio will play a variety of blues and Americana music styles.

Mon, Apr 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.

Mon, Apr 29, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
How do you know what your collections are worth? Dave Ekstrom, a lifelong coin collector and retired school teacher will appraise your coin & currency collections for free. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Mon, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
Come to our open session to play Baduk (the board game Go) with others, and an experienced player who can answer questions. Beginners and walk-ins are welcome. Please register to reserve your spot.

Fri, May 03, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Spring into reading by crafting acrylic bookmarks with us! Paint your own flower garden and add real flowers to make the perfect reading accessory or gift.
This event is full

Mon, May 06, 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.

Mon, May 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
New venue Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Spring into reading by crafting acrylic bookmarks with us! Paint your own flower garden and add real flowers to make the perfect reading accessory or gift.
This event is full

Mon, May 06, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room A
Come to our open session to play Baduk (the board game Go) with others, and an experienced player who can answer questions. Beginners and walk-ins are welcome. Please register to reserve your spot.

Tue, May 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual via Zoom
Join a conversation with Kal Penn, actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.

Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Earn service hours by making uplifting cards for hospitalized kids! Materials will be provided. For teens in grades 7-12.

Sat, May 11, 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, May 13, 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.

Mon, May 13, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Come to our open session to play Baduk (the board game Go) with others, and an experienced player who can answer questions. Beginners and walk-ins are welcome. Please register to reserve your spot.

Wed, May 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Open maker workshop. Sample our featured technology or bring your own project to work on. May Spotlight: tarot cards. For Teens in grades 7-12.

Thu, May 16, 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, May 18, 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A free screening of the feature length film The Holdovers.

Mon, May 20, 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.

Thu, May 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
All furry pets deserve to play in style! Join us as we make a posh no-sew fleece tug toy for a pup or feline in need and earn service hours. For teens in grades 7-12.

Sat, May 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Learn to draw the human body with a clothed model, located in the 3rd Floor Commons. Drop in with no registration required; open to adults, seniors, and teens.  

Mon, May 27, 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.

Wed, May 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Step back in time and join storyteller Lynn Rymarz, as she brings to life the legendary Carol Channing.

Fri, May 31, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A free screening of the documentary film Joan Baez I Am A Noise.

Tue, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Join us for a special event with Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the world's most accomplished and well-known adults with autism.

Thu, Jun 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Author Kelly Fumiko Weiss will discuss hybrid publishing in this interactive program.

Sat, Jun 08, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room A
Find out your starting score and identify your strengths and weaknesses by taking the SAT Practice Test presented by iAchieve Learning.

Sat, Jun 08, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library
This whimsical, fun film tells the origin story of Willy Wonka, a character in Roald Dahl's 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.