Saturday Morning Storytime

Saturday, July 30, 2016 -
9:30am to 10:00am

Join us each Saturday morning for stories, songs, and fingerplays. Parent involvement is an important part of this storytime, and attending children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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kidsdesk@dglibrary.org
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Kerbal Space Program

Saturday, July 30, 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Come to the library and play Kerbal Space Program, a popular space simulator game, and learn about the science behind NASA by launching little green men into space.  Library "space experts" will be on hand to help lead you through the game's beginning trial and error, and help explain the science concepts. Advance registration with a Downers Grove Library card is required.

How hard can rocket science actually be, anyway?

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dgaliniak@dglibrary.org
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American Beauty

Sunday, July 31, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
From squeezing into hoop crinoline skirts to spackling their skin with make-up, American women have gone to amusing and sometime horrifying lengths in their quest for beauty. Travel through more than a century of magazine ads, patent illustrations, and artifacts to learn the fascinating stories behind such feminine enhancements as the push-up bra, the rubber girdle, chip-proof nail polish, dusky mascara, and kiss-proof lipstick.

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mdoornbos@dglibrary.org
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Nonfiction Book Discussion

Monday, August 1, 2016 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
We'll meet at the library to discuss The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs. Books are available at the Ask Us Desk one month before each discussion. Registration is not required.

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askus@dglibrary.org
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Recess at the Library

Friday, August 5, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Is the heat getting to you? Did you know you could play hopscotch, hula hoop, or even walk the balance beam here in the Kids Room? Stop on by for some fun outdoor activities all summer long! Attending children must be supervised by an adult.

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kidsdesk@dglibrary.org
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Genealogy Help & ProQuest Tips

Friday, August 5, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Stop in for quick tips on searching obituaries using ProQuest. Computers, genealogy databases, and DGPL librarians will be available for one-on-one assistance. Registration required.

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kriddle@dglibrary.org
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