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Mon, Oct 21, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
Discover proven strategies to land a job, as Illinois workNet Center speakers share what’s working and what’s not in today’s job market.

Mon, Oct 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Hindus consider this day as one of the most auspicious days for buying utensils, silver coins, gold and vehicles.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Oct 21, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
Registration is on September 9, 6:00-8:30 pm in The Forum. Classes meet September 16 - December 16, 6:00-8:30 pm. There are no classes on October 7 & November 11.

Tue, Oct 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Wed, Oct 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A free screening of the feature film Bride & Prejudice..

Thu, Oct 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
This is the day temples host talks on religions and cultural values.

Fri, Oct 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
Each participant must register as a pair for this event. Enter participant's name plus one guest when registering.
This event is full

Sun, Oct 27, 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room A/B/C
Enjoy a veena recital by Saraswathi Ranganathan, a dance performance and a bridal fashion show featuring traditional wedding attire & jewelry from different regions of India.
This event is full

Mon, Oct 28, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
Registration is on September 9, 6:00-8:30 pm in The Forum. Classes meet September 16 - December 16, 6:00-8:30 pm. There are no classes on October 7 & November 11.

Tue, Oct 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Tue, Oct 29, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
Come to our NaNoWriMo kickoff party to learn how the library can help you write your 50,000 word novel.

Sat, Nov 02, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
Alliance for Immigrant Neighbors (AIN) is offering FREE legal consultations on immigration matters for Des Plaines residents.

Sun, Nov 03, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A free screening of the feature film POMS.

Mon, Nov 04, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
Registration is on September 9, 6:00-8:30 pm in The Forum. Classes meet September 16 - December 16, 6:00-8:30 pm. There are no classes on October 7 & November 11.

Tue, Nov 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Tue, Nov 05, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
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.

Wed, Nov 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Art historian Jeff Mishur presents this art slide lecture on the work of Andy Warhol.

Fri, Nov 08, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A free screening of the documentary film , Amazing Grace. 89 minutes, Rated G

Sat, Nov 09, 10:30am - 12:30pm
New venue Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
When did your Polish ancestors immigrate, where did they leave, why did they leave, how did they get here? The answers to these questions can be found by understanding the history of Poland.

Mon, Nov 11, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Meet the six wives of Henry VIII with living history entertainer Martina Mathisen.

Tue, Nov 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Tue, Nov 12, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
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.

Wed, Nov 13, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Study Room 4013
How do you know what your collections are worth? Dave Ekstrom, a lifelong coin collector & retired school teacher will appraise your coin & currency collections for free.

Wed, Nov 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Find out how to navigate the college planning process, where to start, what steps you need to take and how to financially afford everything.

Fri, Nov 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Test your knowledge of things you should have learned in school while socializing with new or old friends!

Sat, Nov 16, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
Finding your Polish ancestors is a challenge. This presentation simplifies the confusing elements of Polish research.

Sun, Nov 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Listen to the soulful sounds of the Native flute played by Chicago musician William Buchholtz Allison.

Mon, Nov 18, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
Registration is on September 9, 6:00-8:30 pm in The Forum. Classes meet September 16 - December 16, 6:00-8:30 pm. There are no classes on October 7 & November 11.

Tue, Nov 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Tue, Nov 19, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
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.

Mon, Nov 25, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
Registration is on September 9, 6:00-8:30 pm in The Forum. Classes meet September 16 - December 16, 6:00-8:30 pm. There are no classes on October 7 & November 11.

Tue, Nov 26, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
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.

Thu, Nov 28, All day
Des Plaines Public Library
Library closed

Sun, Dec 01, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A free screening of the feature film The Hustle.

Mon, Dec 02, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
Registration is on September 9, 6:00-8:30 pm in The Forum. Classes meet September 16 - December 16, 6:00-8:30 pm. There are no classes on October 7 & November 11.

Tue, Dec 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Tue, Dec 03, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room A
It's December and NaNoWriMo is over! It's time to bring your best writing samples to an open mic night at the Des Plaines Public Library.

Mon, Dec 09, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
Registration is on September 9, 6:00-8:30 pm in The Forum. Classes meet September 16 - December 16, 6:00-8:30 pm. There are no classes on October 7 & November 11.

Tue, Dec 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.