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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Love Hangover? Not a chance.

We had a great time at last Saturday's "Romance in the Afternoon" event. The day began with our Romance Movie Marathon, and continued into the afternoon, when 6 authors from the Romance Writers of America, Chicago North chapter, gathered to meet and greet our patrons. One of them, Sherrill Bodine, has a new novel, "Talk of the Town," which was featured as "Red Hot Read" by Cosmo magazine! All the writers were warm and welcoming and they even took the opportunity to snap some photos in our Romance Pavilion.

We also noticed that as soon as the warming dishes of Morkes chocolate arrived, so did the crowds. Along with chocolate, Morkes provided fruit, cookies and other items for dunking, and many a happy face was soon covered with chocolately drizzle - and we never heard one complaint (some of you went back for seconds, in fact...). Cookies, punch and festive bookmarks were given away and a selection of our staff's favorite love songs brightened the mood on the third floor.

I think that the atmosphere in the Des Plaines Public Library is always cheerful and upbeat but Saturday was special. We hope you thought so, too, and thanks for spending part of your Valentine's weekend with us. Did you make it back for the concert on Sunday, featuring vocalist Bradford Newquist? We'd love to know what you thought of our Love in the Library events - please share your comments with us here and enjoy the photo show up above. "Love in the Library" is by Jimmy Buffett.

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