There's No Place That's Home: a month of homelessness awareness

Join us this month as we discuss homelessness in our community.

October is a month of homelessness awareness at the Downers Grove Public Library. There’s No Place That’s Home, a series of 4 events, will act as a starting point and a discussion on what the community can do to help.

The Downers Grove Public Library is a place for those with nowhere else to go to have a quiet place to read, get warm, and find resources. In the month of October, the library will partner with DuPage Pads, Hope’s Front Door, the Village of Downers Grove, and other local leaders to focus on programming aimed at raising awareness about a unique Downers Grove demographic - those without homes of their own. There’s No Place That’s Home is sponsored by the Downers Grove Public Library Foundation to help promote learning more about those in our library, and community, that have no other place to go.

Throughout the month, the library is hosting four events to raise awareness about what issues are at hand, what the community is doing, and what solutions are in reach.

DGPL invites community members to join us at our kick-off event on October 2, with a free showing of The Public at the Tivoli Theater, and to join the library throughout the month to continue the discussion.

Events:

The Tivoli Theatre Movie Showing: The Public, a film by Emilio Estevez

Wed., Oct. 2, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Come to the Tivoli Theatre in Downtown Downers Grove for a FREE showing of the movie by Emilio Estevez, The Public. Q&A with Dupage Pads and DGPL Director to directly follow the screening. Film rating is PG-13.

 

Panel Discussion on Homelessness in Downers Grove

Wed., Oct. 9, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Meeting Room

Join us for a discussion with local community leaders addressing the issue of homelessness in Downers Grove. Registration Required.

https://youtu.be/gIyM5lKnwKc

 

Volunteer Fair for Homelessness Support

Sun., Oct. 20, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Room

Be a part of the solution! Find a volunteer opportunity in the Downers Grove area to lend a hand and make a difference. Families are encouraged to volunteer together. 

 

One Community One Read: Sleeping in my Jeans by Connie King Leonard

Tues., Oct. 29, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Room

Join us for this discussion and a chance to share stories about how homelessness affects our community. Author Connie King Leonard will join the discussion via Skype. Books are available at the 2nd Floor Ask Us Desk at the library. To prepare for the book discussion, use this guide!

 
 

The Downers Grove Public Library Foundation is happy to fund homelessness awareness events in October. Its $1520 gift includes a film screening of “The Public” at Tivoli Theatre, and copies of Sleeping in My Jeans for the One Community, One Read book discussion. The Foundation funds extraordinary gifts, beyond taxpayer support, to inspire and engage ideas and strengthen DGPL as a cornerstone in our community. To learn how your donations fund future gifts and make an impact today, visit dgplfoundation.org.