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P.O. Box 422
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-969-8085

Brief biographies of people, famous and notable.

Practical help and a step-by-step guide to writing.

US Department of State listing

Newspaper, magazine, and academic articles on biology, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, and medicine.

Articles, images, and video for all major science and technology areas.

For those seeking to adopt. Information about who can adopt, procedures, terms, options, costs, agencies, facilitators, and professionals.

Analyses of addictive substances.

Recipes for almost anything.

Information about wild animals and their habitats. 

History of the fifty states.

Population, housing, economic, and geographic information.

4000 Saratoga Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-968-9710

Maintained by the Library of Congress.

Over 8,700 genealogical and local history databases. This resource is only accessible from inside the library.

Focus on social and moral issues.

News from the principal trade association of the book publishing industry.

A professional organization of over 400 agents who work with book authors and playwrights.

Information for most vehicles from 1945 to the present.

The #1 parenting and pregnancy digital resource.

Interactive companion to the magazine, for those interested in turning home, cooking, and gardening inspiration into action.

Bicycle repair, maintenance and more for all types of bikes.

Biographical information on people from around the world and throughout history. Includes all entries from Contemporary Authors.

Biology information, textbooks, articles, lesson plans, and fun experiments.

Covers the seven Illinois counties surrounding Chicago and the two north-west Indiana counties along Lake Michigan.

Read and interact with classic picture books for preschoolers to third grade readers.

Available positions throughout the publishing industry.

More than 130,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the trusted experts at the American Library Association.

811 W. Hillgrove Avenue
LaGrange, IL 60525
708-354-1111
email: dpvc147@scouting.org

Live homework help from tutors 7 days a week, from 2:00–11:00 p.m.

Text from over 2,100 business journals on topics such as management, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, and international business.

One of the most comprehensive sources for evaluating the nutrient content of 8,000 food items.

A learning community for photographers.

45 W. Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148
630-629-5160
email: info@campfireusa-illinois.org

Sponsored by the US Department of Labor.

Records of 10 million immigrants who arrived in New York from 1830 – 1892.

Study of coins and paper money.

Downers Grove and Woodridge Chamber of Commerce.

Look up public records in northern Illinois.

Find accredited businesses and charities and file complaints, if needed.

Reviews and recommendations for service and retail providers throughout Chicago. Charts showing service quality and prices charged accompany each article.

Full text of the newspaper 1985 to the present.

Full text of the newspaper 1852 – 1984.

Reliable websites on infants, children, and teens, compiled by Tufts University.
 

Adoption considerations, procedures, and laws.

Plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity.

Resources for Adult Basic Education, General Educational Development, and English as a Second Language.

Books owned and recommended by DGPL.

Images, videos, and full-text articles.

Product ratings, reviews, recommendations, brand reliability, and buying advice.

Culinary memoirs and chef biographies.

Birth certificates 75 years or older, marriage licenses 50 years or older, and death certificates 20 years or older.

Healthy recipes, nutrition tips, and guides to healthy living.

Explore and express your creativity in art, crafts, writing, and other creativity-related pursuits.

Statistics from the Illinois State Police.

Criminal activity, crime prevention, and the treatment of offenders and in the US.

Customs, religion, language, dress, diet, lifestyle, and more on people of many countries.

This site offers links to forums by subject and includes articles, reviews, news and shopping.

A comprehensive list of online resources.

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Membership is available to those able to prove a direct line to an American Revolutionary patriot, male or female, who contributed to the patriotic cause of freedom.

An introductory list of genealogy resources.

Operates home improvement and repair tips and forums.

Doctors licensed in the U.S. 

Home guides, how things work, repair and care ideas, and installation advice from an expert.

P.O. Box 694
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-225-8162
email: dgaauw@yahoo.com

Food pantry and clothes closet located in the Downers Grove Township Building.
email: info@downersgrovefish.org

P.O. Box 1022
Downers Grove, IL 60515
email: dganmembers@gmail.com
A means for friendship, social activities, and developing new interests and talents. All area women, regardless of length of residency, are invited to participate.

P.O. Box 655
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-515-0030
email: info@dgcs.org

Website dedicated to Downers Grove history.
P.O. Box 663
Downers Grove, IL, 60515

A selected list of Downers Grove history resources.

Downers Grove history books in the library.

P.O. Box 344
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-632-5345
email: dgjwclub@gmail.com
Dedicated to supporting and raising the awareness of charitable organizations, individuals in need, and the community.

Historical museum for Downers Grove.

Apply to volunteer at the library.

P.O. Box 256
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-729-0351

P.O. Box 596
Downers Grove, IL 60515

935 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-759-5035

Click on events, attractions or recreation for listings of local activities.

The Department of Community Services provides psychological services, family services, senior services, and more. 

Includes indexes to Downers Grove Township, Lisle Township, and York Township cemeteries.

Offers a wide range of public health services to DuPage County residents including a mental health crisis hotline, immunizations, referrals, and more.

DuPage County history books in the library.

Offers programs that facilitate an independent lifestyle for county residents, aged 60 or older, and provides information on other benefits for which seniors may qualify.

Provides interim overnight housing, employment programs, permanent supportive housing, and other community services

Support services and shelter information.
601 West Liberty
Wheaton, IL, 60187
630-682-3846

Complete text of the DuPage County history book published in 1985 by the DuPage County Historical Society.

Generates MLA, APA, or Chicago-formatted bibliographic reference and parenthetical citation.

Find local, sustainable, organic food by zip code.

Articles and conference papers related to all areas of education.

Search how to do just about anything!

Immigrants who came through Ellis Island from 1892 - 1924.

Mythology, folklore, and religion.

Digital version of the highly-acclaimed book.

General Downers Grove history in Encyclopedia of Chicago.

Comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present

Racism's social, economic, and political consequences.

A cross-cultural approach emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture.

Recipes from Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines.

Comprehensive library from the U.S. Department of Education.

The applied ethics section offers in-depth resources on current social issues.

Resources for educators.

Research tool for grades K - 5.

Research tool for grades 5 - 8. 

Separate channels for kids, teens, and parents, and information on common health problems.

Historical records maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Shelter and counseling services for victims of domestic violence.

Statistics from more than 100 agencies.

Calculate the dietary fiber content of more than 7,000 foods.

Calculate your Body Mass Index with height, weight, age, and gender.

Includes Medline for health and ERIC for education research.

A unique lifestyle network, website, and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food.

A number of free access journals are included, as well as some articles available for a fee. In many cases, articles published in the last 12-18 months are excluded from the database.

Site of the highly regarded PBS program. View research information and watch selected episodes online. Gives intelligent coverage of timely issues of public concern.

An encyclopedic guide to health, nutrition, and diet.

Political entities, their background, type of government, and accounts of their downfall or the issues confronting those currently in existence.

Discussion and analysis of each significant war and conflict worldwide.

Explore more than 300 full-text reference books with one search.

188 Industrial Drive, Suite 120
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-617-9269
email: gardenclubsill@aol.com

Provides periodical and news information from 12,000 titles through an intuitive, user-friendly search interface. 

Controversial issues and ethics of biotechnology.

From the US Geological Survey.

Facts on popular health and fitness topics in a concise, one-page format. 

Promotes volunteering in DuPage County and lists opportunities at local agencies and organizations.

A good, all-purpose site.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for suggested destinations.

Track down hard-to-find ingredients and unusual cooking implements.

Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
923 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-968-0167
email: grovelodge824@gmail.com

P.O. Box 92
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-415-3682
email: Info@groveplayers.org

Gangs, sexuality, and juvenile delinquency.

Fair prices for healthcare, lab tests, and devices in your area.

Genealogical and historical records for more than 60 countries.

Full-text articles, biographies of historical figures, photos, and documents.

Books owned and recommended by DGPL.

Maintaining and understanding your home.

Where you should start and what you need to know.

Emergency assistance for food, transportation, and medical costs.

High-quality, how-to videos.

How to make consumer complaints in Illinois.

Authors, photographers, and illustrators who have lived in or written about Illinois.

Helps older people live independently in their own homes and communities.

Cost of services, safety measures, and patient satisfaction surveys.

Post and find jobs.

Enter your zip code to get legal information specific to your location.

Statewide Death Index Pre-1916 – 1950, Marriage Index 1763 – 1900, and Illinois Veterans Index.

Find plants that meet your needs and grow well in Illinois.

Addresses the controversy arising from our historical acceptance of immigrants from diverse cultures.

 Find resources in DuPage County such as health care, disability, food, financial, education, and legal assistance.

Adjusts inflation amounts from 1800 to 2005.

If you've decided international adoption is right for you, you'll need to decide from which country you want to adopt. This information will help.

Censorship, foreign aid, health care systems, terrorism, sexual violence, aging, political correctness, and white collar crime.

Peer-reviewed source of detailed, scholarly information on the key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy.

History, politics, and geography of 193 countries. Includes maps, flags, and photos for grades 4 - 8.

Vehicle price information.

P.O. Box 12
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-852-9644
email: ContactUs@DGKiwanis.org

Design ideas, water features, lighting, equipment, plants, maintenance, and more.

Legal forms and full text of Nolo books on popular legal topics.

Home remodeling and improvement ideas.

Legal and business information, as well as news resources and trade publications.

Local groups that teach one-on-one or in a classroom setting.

The top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love.

Discussion questions, reviews, and recommendations.

Provides customized, learner-centered English instruction and conversation groups for adults.

Discusses such movements as Greek Drama, the Harlem Renaissance, Magic Realism and Transcendentalism.

Literary criticism, plot summaries, book reviews, author biographies, literary journal articles, and full-text poems and short stories.

Search by zip code for markets, farm stands, grocery co-ops, and community-supported agriculture.

1030 Warren Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-968-4550
Devoted to family and community service. Guests and new members are welcome.

Renowned software training tool. Learn to retouch photos, design websites, record songs, create spreadsheets, animate 3D graphics, and more.

List of periodicals owned by DGPL.

Teaches over 60 languages.

Free owner’s manuals, user guides, and instructions.

Recipes for food you're in the mood for.

Search for lawyers by region or practice specialty. 

Full-text articles from 1,700 periodicals, 500 reference books, and 100,000 primary source documents. Includes reference, business, health, education, science, and multicultural issues and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.

Fad and special diets, news, prescription drugs and supplements, and alternative medicine.

Independent and in-depth recommendations on mutual funds, stocks, and exchange traded funds.

Explore 1,700 acres of trees and gardens in Lisle.

Genealogical records from all over the world.

Car prices from the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Genealogy holdings at the Chicago office of the National Archives and Records Administration.

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Advice on indoor and outdoor gardening.

Includes resources for alternative medicine.

Find each state’s current laws on such hot topics as gun control, abortion and capital punishment.

Science and technology encyclopedia including current events, projects, and biographies.

Includes meals on wheels, case management, family caregiver support, and legal services.

Find good reads for kids by searching age, subject, plot summary, and more.

Book reviews, recommendations, and read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors.

Accessible and understandable nutrition information.

Descriptions, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected prospects for different occupations.

This site contains tools for finding immigration, census and vital records and for dealing with calendars, maps and foreign alphabets.

Buy used bicycles in the Chicago area on this bulletin board.

Write a resume, build an online portfolio, and practice interview questions.

Resources based on the popular magazine.

Tips from real experts: actual parents.

Addresses special issues of adolescence.

Beliefs, practices, ethics, history, and organizational structure of dozens of religions.

Find here self-guided routes, maps, safety tips and a discussion board.

Classes and tutoring for adults learning English, studying for GED or citizenship exams, and conversation groups for ESL students at various locations in DuPage County.

Over 800 free exercise videos demonstrated by personal trainers.

Compare doctors and hospitals who accept Medicare and find local home health and nursing home providers.

Portal to all aspects of physics!

P.O. Box 422
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-915-0956
email: info@pdha.org

P.O. Box 176
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Full-text essays representing opposing viewpoints on important social and medical issues. Use for debates and developing argumentative reports.

A printable guide to correct portion sizes.

Interactive source with reliable information for grades 3-6.

Interactive source with reliable information for grades 3-6.

Interactive source with reliable information for grades 3-6.

More than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices from Chicago Tribune (1852-1984), New York Times (1851-1994), and Los Angeles Times (1881-1984).

Up-to-date complex public policy issues in the news.

Notices in local newspapers throughout Illinois.

New homeowners, businesses, foreclosures, sales, and bankruptcies in DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties.

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International news, opinions, and features.

Medline index of medical journal articles.

How to start a book group, suggestions for discussion leaders, and most importantly, a searchable database of book discussion guides.

Directory of 13 million businesses, residential listings, and telephone numbers in the US.

Downers Grove Park District Active Adult Center
935 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-963-1314

ESL and basic skills tutoring. 

Articles on biology, chemistry, earth and space, environment, health and medicine, life science, physics, technology, and wildlife.

An idea gallery, printable templates, and tips for beginners.

Help starting your business.

Statistics and discussions of poverty in the US and its government policy.

Free nutrition, health and fitness tools, support, and resources.

Articles by experts in various fields in philosophy.

Find physicians, office addresses, and educational background.

Published since 1878, this is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of social, political, and economic statistics.

History, literature, science, and social studies articles aimed at middle and high school students.

Recipes for whichever ingredients you have on hand.

Items and sources recommended by DGPL.

Information from the U of I experts on all things gardening.

Join us monthly for discussions.

Recent economic figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

User-friendly, comprehensive gateway to all federal government information.

Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel, and consumers.

Vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the US and its territories.

County and state genealogy sites.

Statistics and forecasts for investors on stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertible securities. 

Free patterns!

Volunteer program through the Village of Downers Grove.

Examines the threatened drinking water supply, ground water pollution, conservation of the wetlands, and optimization of the ocean’s resources.

Fitness and exercise tips.

Horticulture for busy people.

The nation’s leading independent provider of research and analysis for the bank, credit union, and insurance industries — for consumers and professionals alike

Local food pantry in Woodridge.

1910 W. Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-960-9600
email: director@wshs-dg.org

630-201-5544

Books owned and recommended by DGPL on cooking for special diets.

Books owned and recommended by DGPL.

Discover the order of books in a series. Search by author, title, or series.

Collects and rates (with letter grades!) online instructional videos.

Provides job seekers with the job search tools they need for successful employment and helps local businesses develop their workforce by hiring local talent.

Easy-to-read articles from the latest edition of Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. Good for grades 3 - adults.

Global information and current events.

Country information from the US Central Intelligence Agency.

Encyclopedic information.

Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

Genealogy sites in countries around the world.

Biographies, booklists, and contact information for 20,000 living authors.

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