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Friday, May 8, 2009

First-ever DPPL garage sale!

If you love garage and yard sales, you're probably already well aware that the city of Des Plaines annual "Community Garage Sale" began last weekend and picks up in the 60016 zip code next weekend, May 15-17. This year, the Library will be in on the sale, too!

Stop by DPPL on Saturday, May 16 between 1-5 PM and check out our staff "garage" sale, although it will not be in the garage. If the weather's good (and we're keeping our fingers crossed), we'll be offering our wares out on Library Plaza. If it's rainy or too cold, we'll be inside Meeting Room B on the Library's first floor.

Our staff members will be busy doing their Spring cleaning this weekend to prepare for the sale. All proceeds from the sale will go toward the Library's green initiatives, like TechnoTrash recycling, and to the Friends of the Library.

Spend $10 or more and we'll wrap up your purchases with a FREE Library tote bag. Stop by between 4-5 PM for "Bargain Hour" - no reasonable offer will be refused on remaining items. Cash ONLY - no checks or credit cards. And, PLEASE - no shoppers before 1 PM. Our meeting rooms will be busy in the morning with special programs and we need to keep our promise not to disturb those events. But please stop by in the afternoon - we'd love to meet you (and you can meet your PlainTalk blogger, along with other employees) and perhaps you'll find just the certain something you've been seeking. Of special interest to "Wizard of Oz" fans - we'll be selling life-sized cardboard cut-outs of popular "Oz" characters. Since the other items will be donated by our staff members, we have no idea what will be for sale - so you'll need to check it out for yourself.

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