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Monday, April 28, 2008

Do the Dewey 2008 - now on video!

If you were lucky enough to be at our Do the Dewey event this past Saturday, you will want to watch for yourself in our latest YouTube video right up at the top of this post. Couldn't make it? Watch the video and you'll see how much you missed - we hope it inspires you to join us for Do the Dewey 2009. What happens at Do the Dewey? The library opens its doors after hours on a Saturday night and for a small admission charge, guests are treated to free food, drinks, live entertainment, activities, and the chance to win great prizes all night! Some of this year's lucky winners took home strings of pearls from R.C. Wahl Jewelers, delicious bottles of wine from WineStyles of Des Plaines, and other prizes ranging from iPods to Cubs tickets to, yes, cold hard cash -- we held a scavenger hunt in the stacks for $100 bills! Wandering around the library was like a treasure hunt even without the money: tables overflowing with food, happy bartenders ready to fill your glass, and opportunities for a neck massage, a mehndi henna tattoo, an aura reading, dance lessons. Even those who didn't take home a prize certainly took home a smile. Approximately 300 people attended and thousands of dollars were raised, making this our most successful Do the Dewey ever. Yay.

Way, way, WAY too many people to thank, so I'm going to take the easy way out and just list them, as many as I can conjure up. An event this big takes many hands and much hard work, months of planning for a few hours that fly by. Before we list those who donated, a huge THANK YOU goes out to our tireless, fearless kitchen crew that night, led by our own Barb Saletnik, along with Angy Socha, Virginia Holler, and tons of other volunteers. We especially thank our Teen Advisory Board and Key Club volunteers, who gave up a Saturday night to prepare, serve and clean up. I could, seriously, go on for days thanking people - as you'll see from the list below. First, here are some photos from the event:

Our thanks to:
Event Sponsors -
Glenview State Bank
Journal & Topics Newspapers
America United Bank and Trust Company
Graphic Solutions

Program Sponsors -
Faydra Brown
Des Plaines Camera Club
Galina Dance Studio
MahRose Salon
Pesche's Flower Shop & Greenhouses
Rhonda Popko
Quilting Divas
WineStyles of Des Plaines

Donors -
Donna McAllister
Terence Eiden
Roger and Mary Ellicson
Anne Evans
Margret Fairhead
Senator Susan Garret
David Jones
Joyce Lerner
Karen McBride
Elizabeth Miller
Rich and Mary Toomy
Kathleen Vieser
Kenneth and Debra Walusiak

Food/Beverages Provided by -

All On the Road Catering
Black Ram
Caputo & Sons Fruit Market, Deli and Fresh Meats
Chang Jiang Buffet
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Cumberland Cafe
Depot Pizzeria
Don's Dock Seafood Market
Frugal Nut and Candy
Giuseppe's La Cantina Restaurant
Grazie! Ristorante and Banquet
House of Szechwan
Jimmy's Restaurant
Little Villa Restaurant and Pizzeria
Manzo's Banquets and Catering
Oak Mill Bakery
Sarpino's Pizzeria
Shop & Save

Prize Donors -
American Girl
American Legion Post 36
Anderson Lock
Cortney Anderson Wascher
Arlington Park Racecourse, LLC
Brookfield Zoo
Faydra Brown
Brunswick Zone
Century 21/Elm Realtors
Chicago Wolves
Choo Choo Restaurant
Chung's Tae Kwon Do
C-Line Products
C.R. Flowers
Laura Curley
Rina Davis
Des Plaines Park District
Des Plaines Public Library
Fitness 19
Roberta Johnson
Kohl Children's Museum
Lattof International YMCA
Malnati Family
Malnati Organization Inc.
Nora Flaherty
Grand Victoria Casino
Lucy Greer
Richard Haas
John Hecker
Jerry Hug
Heather Imhoff
Michele Judy
Joyce Kabler
Kane County Cougars
Kathy Lee
Little Villa Restaurant
Sharon Lynch
Courtney Mahoney
Bob Mele
Representative Rosemary Mulligan
Sandra Norlin
Peter Olson
Olson Law Firm
Dennis Oster
Outsource Solutions Group
Jean Paxton
Rhonda Popko
Christine Posinger
Prairie Lee Print and Frame
Quilting Divas
R.C. Wahl Jewelers
Holly Richards Sorensen
Robert Richart, D.C., CCSP, CSCS
Richart Spinal and Sports Rehabilitation, Ltd.
Carl Roberts
Thomas Robertson
Katherine Rodbro
Rosewood Restaurant Banquets
Steven Schaefer
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
George Schelter
Samantha Schwartz
Science and Arts Academy
Kathy Sfondeles
Courtnay Simeone
Andrea Simon
Mark Skoczynski
Sharon Smith
Don Sofolo
Kristine Stabler
Staged to Sell
Stuart-Rodgers Photography Limited
Bob and Heather Suren
Trinity Lutheran Church
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2992
Martin Voss
Angus Watson
Dave Webster
Whole Foods Market


  1. Awesome video of the event. Hope to be there next year. A Friend

  2. Looks like a lot of fun,I wish my library would do something like this!!

  3. Better than the video -- was the choice of U2 for the music background. Now THAT'S what I'm talking about. Only a cucumber would know about these things!

  4. Web Services LibrarianMay 8, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    And further proof that U2 is beyond cool - when I posted the video, I was concerned about copyright and fair use. But we actually received an email from YouTube telling us UMG gives people permission to use the song on YouTube. Hooray for the Internet.

  5. Looks like fun! Yay Miss Libby- the best dance teacher ever!


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