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Inciting Joy: A Conversation with Ross Gay

2023-01-11 19:00:00 2023-01-11 20:00:00 America/Chicago Inciting Joy: A Conversation with Ross Gay Virtual via Zoom -

Wednesday, January 11
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-01-11 19:00:00 2023-01-11 20:00:00 America/Chicago Inciting Joy: A Conversation with Ross Gay Virtual via Zoom -

Kick off your new year with a conversation about joy with best-selling essayist and award-winning poet Ross Gay. An exploration of the joy we incite when we turn our attention to what we love and what brings us together. Gay will discuss his most recent collection of essays with performance poet Dan "Sully" Sullivan. 

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

If you need help using Zoom, see our guide at  How to Video Conference with Zoom or email us at askalibrarian@dppl.org


This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Funding for this grant was 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).

 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Adult Program |

TAGS: | Author Visit |

Des Plaines Public Library

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Phone: (847) 827-5551
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Hours
Mon, Jan 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jan 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jan 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jan 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, Jan 28 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 29 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, Jan 30, 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, Feb 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Want to learn how to code in a safe space with other like minded girls? This is the club for you!

Fri, Feb 03, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A free screening of the independent film Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Sat, Feb 04, 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. Please register in advance as space is limited, open to adults, seniors, and teens.  

Sat, Feb 04, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Anne Shimojima tells the moving story of her family's journey from Japan and through the incarceration camps of World War II.

Mon, Feb 06, 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, Feb 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Spread hope, joy and magic to hospitalized kids across the country by making uplifting handmade cards. For teens in grades 7-12.

Wed, Feb 08, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Virtual via Zoom
Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with best-selling and award-winning children's and young adult author and poet Kwame Alexander.

Mon, Feb 13, 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.

Mon, Feb 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Want to learn how to code in a safe space with other like minded girls? This is the club for you!

Wed, Feb 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Earn service hours by making fleece dog toys that will be donated to local animals rescues. For teens in grades 7-12.

Thu, Feb 16, 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
A free screening of the feature film Top Gun: Maverick.

Thu, Feb 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Where teens plan programs and and participate in library events while having fun eating snacks and making new friends.

Fri, Feb 17, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A 20s and 30s program. Join us for an interactive screening of New Moon. The night will feature an interactive scavenger hunt and photo ops with all of your favorite Twilight characters.

Mon, Feb 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.

Wed, Feb 22, 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A free screening of the action thriller Bullet Train.

Wed, Feb 22, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Open maker workshop. Sample our featured technology or bring your own project to work on. This program is drop in. No registration required. For teens in grades 7-12.

Sat, Feb 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Spread hope, joy and magic to hospitalized kids across the country by making uplifting handmade cards. For teens in grades 7-12.

Sat, Feb 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Calling all gamers looking to make new gamer friends: this is the group for you. Choose from a variety of games to play with other local teens in the area. For teens in grades 7-12.

Sat, Feb 25, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Presenter Gloria Van Hof shares photos and stories about the Underground Railroad in Illinois.

Mon, Feb 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, Mar 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual via Zoom
Experience an entertaining and hilarious evening with New York Times bestselling science author Mary Roach.

Sat, Mar 04, 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. Please register in advance as space is limited, open to adults, seniors, and teens.  

Wed, Mar 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Spread hope, joy and magic to hospitalized kids across the country by making uplifting handmade cards. For teens in grades 7-12.

Wed, Mar 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Earn service hours by making fleece dog toys that will be donated to local animals rescues. For teens in grades 7-12.

Thu, Mar 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Where teens plan programs and and participate in library events while having fun eating snacks and making new friends.