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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Demisemiseptcentennial!

Or, for people like me who are math-challenged, Happy 175th Birthday, Des Plaines!
In this relatively new country of ours (new compared to, say, ancient Greece or even ancient Britain), we have an unfortunate tendency not to preserve and appreciate our history. Let's make sure that doesn't happen here in this city which has a colorful history and a promising future.

One way you can help preserve Des Plaines' history is to support our Des Plaines Historical Society/History Center - in fact, next Friday evening, May 21, you can support the History Center and whoop it up for Des Plaines' 175th birthday all at the same time, by attending the Des Plaines 175th Anniversary Community Party. Tickets are just $40 per person. Save money by buying a table of 8 for $280. The ticket price includes fabulous and world-famous BBQ from Smoque plus two beverages.The Library will be highly represented (and each employee paid for his/her ticket, just FYI) and we'd love to see you there and share a wonderful evening. There will be live music and raffles all within view of the sunset over Lake Opeka, in a tent, so we can face anything Chicago weather throws at us!

So, say it slowly now: demisemiseptcentennial. You can watch our Library Director, Assistant Director and Head of Public Information Services say it in the video clip up above. Come on out and give Des Plaines a rousing birthday celebration!

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