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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Windows 10: Understanding Files and Folders

Thursday, August 4, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Not listed in Discoveries.

This mini-class will answer your questions about basic files and folders. We will discuss how your computer is organized, how to save your work, where it goes, and how to find it. Learn how to personalize your files and folders so that you can organize them in a way that works for you. Basic familiarity with a Microsoft Office app such as Word is recommended. Advance registration with a Downers Grove Library card is required.

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lnash@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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