I came on board at DPPL in May of 2007. A few months later, still the new kid but eager to do what I could to be a team player, I suggested to some musically-minded colleagues that we could offer to go Christmas caroling over at the Des Plaines History Center. It was quite a treat to sing traditional carols in the old-fashioned decor at the Kinder House. I never expected that, two years later, the "Singing Librarians" would be going strong and performing at all kinds of community events as well as here at the library. That's a photo of today's final rehearsal for this weekend's musical festivities (I am absent, since I am the photographer).
You may have heard us put on a live adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" last Spring. You may have seen us wobbling along to the sounds of "Celebration" on our enormous parade float last July. If you're the kind of person who enjoys slightly over the top singing from a bunch of lovable and loopy librarians, well, we've got more for you.
We'll be caroling at the city's official treelighting event this Friday evening, December 4, in Metropolitan Square. After strolling and singing, we'll perform a few snazzy numbers on the stage at 6 PM. If that's not enough for you, we'll be back on Saturday afternoon at 12:30 PM over at Lake Wonderland (Lake Park/Lake Opeka the rest of the year). Stop by and share some holiday cheer with us on Friday and Saturday. We hope to do some impromptu caroling in the library as well and when we do, join in with us - we sound better that way.
If you prefer your caroling more traditional and your harmonies more well-rehearsed, come to DPPL and hear the Canterbury Carollers in a free concert this Sunday from 2-3 PM.
Want holiday music you can bring home? Try these one-click searches for Hanukkah and Christmas CDs and music DVDs in our collection. Don't forget - you can also place holds on holiday CDs from our neighboring libraries, too, so if we don't have it, someone else probably does!