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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Only a few days left to "Do the Dewey"

There's still time to get your tickets to "Do the Dewey," our annual fundraiser that takes place this Saturday, April 26, 2008, from 7-10 p.m. Since I am still somewhat new at the library, this is my first time working at Do the Dewey and I'm really looking forward to it. So if you're a PlainTalk reader, buy a ticket and come on out and say hello!

What's the scoop on "Do the Dewey?" Too much to list here. For a $35 ticket, you can feast on a huge variety of food from local restaurants and drink your fill of beer, wine and soft drinks. Also included is a full schedule of entertainment and interactive experiences. You'll hear live music by the Uptown Rhythm Quintet and be swept off your feet during a jive dance lesson from Galina Studio - be careful, you may end up on "Dancing with the Stars" next year! Free herbs and gardening advice from Pesche's, numerology and aura readings from the Clairvoyant Center of Chicago, Mehndi temporary tattoos from MahRose Salon, neck massage by Faydra Brown -- this is definitely not your typical evening at the public library. For you do-it-your-selfers, there are demonstrations on auto detailing, quilting, downloading music and taking digital photographs. Be as cool as your kids - play some Wii games. Be a wine or tea snob - learn all about these two beverages during special tasting sessions. Oh, and a certain Web Services Librarian will be giving a "sneak preview" of the library's amazing new Web site - be among the first to see it.

Did I mention all of this comes for just $35.00??? You can't drive into the city of Chicago and park for much less than $35.00 these days. We're right in the neighborhood, parking is free and your $35.00 brings you an incredible night with all proceeds going to two great organizations, your Des Plaines Public Library and the Rotary Club of Des Plaines.

Bring a little extra cash with you to Do the Dewey and you may bring home even greater rewards. $10 more lets you dash for cash in a treasure hunt through our shelves of books - with $100 bills as prizes! There will be raffles, door prizes and a fabulous silent auction along with a "Wine Surprise" auction. An additional $10 lets you guess the number of pearls in a jar for a chance to win one of 6 freshwater pearl necklaces, courtesy of R.C. Wahl Jewelers.

For $35.00, you'll be thoroughly fed and entertained with some free gifts and great memories to take home. For a little more money, you may end up going home with more than you originally had - pretty sweet, eh? So come on, what are you waiting for? Buy your ticket and come out on Saturday night. I'll be looking forward to meeting you! Buy your tickets online with this secure form. You can also stop by the library and buy your tickets in person.

And since I KNOW you're a sucker for cute kids, watch this video and THEN buy your ticket.

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