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We're adding new content continuously! Here are three interesting items selected from three new collections we're working on right now.
Arts & Culture
Des Plaines has a rich and vibrant arts culture that reflects the diversity of our community. The Arts & Culture collection will feature photographs of concerts, dancing, festivals, plays, art exhibits and more.
The Anjali Nrutha Kalalayam Dancers, a semi-classical Indian dance troupe, performing in the Des Arts Festival at the Des Plaines Public Library, 2014.
City of Destiny
A collection focusing on Des Plaines city government, elected officials and municipal institutions, from its origins as a 19th century village to today's city government.
Savena Ahbe Gorsline was a vital figure in the civic life of Des Plaines who, among other accomplishments, wrote the lyrics to "You Will Love Des Plaines," the official song of Des Plaines, Illinois.