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The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers

This event is rescheduled from April 3, 2024

2024-06-04 19:00:00 2024-06-04 20:00:00 America/Chicago The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers Des Plaines Public Library -

Tuesday, June 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-04 19:00:00 2024-06-04 20:00:00 America/Chicago The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers 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. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades. Her memoir Emergence: Labeled Autistic, was published in 1986 and she has continued to write about autism and neurodivergence. Her most recent book is Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions.


Registration is required for this program
 which will be held on Zoom. Sign up to receive the Zoom link Here


This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Adult Program |

TAGS: | Author Visit |

Des Plaines Public Library

help@dppl.org
Phone: (847) 827-5551
Fax: (847) 827-7974

Hours
Mon, May 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, May 18 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 19 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, 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.

Mon, Jun 03, 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.

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.

Mon, Jun 10, 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.

Wed, Jun 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Discover the fascinating lives of these jeweled garden fliers.

Mon, Jun 17, 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, Jun 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A free screening of the independent film Priscilla.

Sat, Jun 22, 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 ACT Practice Test presented by iAchieve Learning.

Sat, Jun 22, 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.  

Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a seriously scintillating satire of women's roles in the 1950s, not to mention an unapologetic declaration of lesbi-independence!

Mon, Jun 24, 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.

Sun, Jun 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Harpists Brittany and Abigail Smith will perform classical standards as well as some Celtic, Latin, and popular favorites.

Mon, Jul 01, 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.

Mon, Jul 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
Create your own perler bee'd lantern that will be sure to light up your night! No experience is necessary. Attendance is limited, please register in advance.
Registration opens Friday, June 7 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jul 08, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Study Room 1
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.