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STEM Exploration Labs

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, March 31, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
03-31 STEMSpring break is almost over, so before you have to head back to school, hurry to the library where NIU STEM is providing several interactive stations! Each station features something fun for … read more

Heritage Bracelets Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, March 31, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
03-31 Heritage Bracelets CraftCreate your own  unique heritage bracelet to wear home! This Big Read program is brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. For additional … read more

Animals in Spring

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
04-01 Animals in SpringHow hard is a turtle shell?  What does a snake’s skin feel like? Drop in any time between 1 and 3 p.m. and see for yourself when a turtle, snake, walking stick, and lizard from the Midwest Museum of … read more

AARP Tax-Aide

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, April 2, 2016
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
AARPAARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be available Saturday mornings from February 6 - April 9, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., to assist low- and middle-income taxpayers with their tax returns. Please … read more

Movie Showing: Goosebumps

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
04-02 GoosebumpsJoin us for a FREE afternoon of family fun with a showing of 2015’s Goosebumps (PG)!  No registration required.  And yes, there will be popcorn! No registration required. For additional … read more

Hang with the Huskies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, April 4, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
04-04 HuskiesDrop in anytime to enjoy a variety of stories and activities while you “Hang with the Huskies”!  Alpha Phi Omega, an NIU co-ed service fraternity is hosting this program for children of all … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, April 4, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friends LogoThe Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, April 4, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Bead Bracelet Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, April 4, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
04-04 Bead BraceletsChoose your favorite beads to string on your own bracelet! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

CD Bears Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
04-05 CD BearsMake your CD Bear rock n' roll! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Westminster

Location:Westminster Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Residents from Hope Haven and … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
webcalendar 2012-02-21 teacherinlibraryThis free program is for DeKalb School District children in grades 2-5. Those who register will receive assistance with homework assignments in all subject areas. Our teacher, Marti Brown, is … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
New Book BabiesThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book BuddiesOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

CD Bears Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
04-05 CD BearsMake your CD Bear rock n' roll! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
webcalendar 2012-02-21 teacherinlibraryThis free program is for DeKalb School District children in grades 2-5. Those who register will receive assistance with homework assignments in all subject areas. Our teacher, Marti Brown, is … read more

Magic Muffins Book Discussion & Activity

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
04-06 Magic MuffinsEscape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with … read more

Bead Bracelet Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, April 7, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
04-04 Bead BraceletsChoose your favorite beads to string on your own bracelet! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, April 7, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AdventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join Steven Roman, award-winning … read more

Excel I Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, April 7, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesIntroductory Microsoft Excel teaches you the basic skills of creating workbooks, using basic formulas, and other functions. If you need to create lists, tables, or data, this is the class for you.  … read more

Craft-a-palooza

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, April 8, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
04-07 CraftapaloozaLooking for something to do before the weekend starts?  Join us to make something decorative, something fun, or something just plain silly.   There will be a variety of things for you to make (many … read more

AARP Tax-Aide

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, April 9, 2016
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
AARPAARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be available Saturday mornings from February 6 - April 9, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., to assist low- and middle-income taxpayers with their tax returns. Please … read more

STEM Read Jr. Activities

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, April 9, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
04-09 STEM Read Jr.This story time is based on the book Maple  It will be read  by a librarian, then NIU students will lead attendees in a plant science and drawing activities. Kids will leave with seed paper they can … read more

Author Visit & Book Reading

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Saturday, April 9, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
04-09 Author VisitLocal Author Alert! Dan Van Haften will visit the DeKalb Public Library to talk about his newest book, Abraham Lincoln & the Structure of Reason.  He will talk about the research involved in putting … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, April 11, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Paper Chain Caterpillar Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, April 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
04-11 Paper Chain CaterpillarUse different colors to make a bright and brilliant caterpillar! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, April 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
04-11 General Book ClubThis month the General Book Club will meet to discuss a work of fiction, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Refrigerator Rainbow Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
04-12 Refrigerator Rainbow CraftThis magnetic rainbow will brighten your kitchen! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Library Story Time @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
webcalendar 2012-02-21 teacherinlibraryThis free program is for DeKalb School District children in grades 2-5. Those who register will receive assistance with homework assignments in all subject areas. Our teacher, Marti Brown, is … read more

Seed Sorting & Potluck with DCCG

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
04-12 Seed SortingMark your calendars for DeKalb County Community Gardens’ Seed Sorting and Potluck! Join DeKalb County Community Gardens and the DeKalb Public Library for the 3rd annual Seed Library Spring … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book BuddiesOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
New Book BabiesThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Refrigerator Rainbow Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
04-12 Refrigerator Rainbow CraftThis magnetic rainbow will brighten your kitchen! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
webcalendar 2012-02-21 teacherinlibraryThis free program is for DeKalb School District children in grades 2-5. Those who register will receive assistance with homework assignments in all subject areas. Our teacher, Marti Brown, is … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
04-13 Stitch NicheHave you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Board MeetingThis is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

Story Time @ Panera

Location:Panera Bread

Thursday, April 14, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
webcalendar 2011-02-28 panbreadtimeClick ‘read more’ to sign-up for a special story time at Panera Bread on Sycamore Road. Hear a variety of stories for pre-school age children, presented by DeKalb Librarian, Theresa Winterbauer. … read more

Paper Chain Caterpillar Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, April 14, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
04-11 Paper Chain CaterpillarUse different colors to make a bright and brilliant caterpillar! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Teen Read Book Discussion

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, April 14, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
04-14 Teen ReadBlood Red Road by Moira Young Teen Read is DeKalb Public Library’s book discussion group for teens. Join us as we read the books you choose, written by the authors you love! Refreshments are … read more

Excel II Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, April 14, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesExcel II will pick up where Excel I left off. We will look at a few additional formulas, some formatting options, and charts. Register now for this FREE class. For additional information, … read more

Story Time & Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, April 15, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
04-15 Story TimeLittle ones are invited to the library for stories and a craft focusing on color and spring! No registration is required to attend this FREE program! All are welcome! For additional … read more

Twister in a Bottle Activity

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, April 15, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
04-15 Twister CraftNo school today!  So head to the library and make a twister in a bottle!  When you are finished, you can observe the amazing "tornado-like" action! FREE and open to all! No registration … read more

Friends Spring Book Sale

Location:Lower Level

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Sunday, April 17, 2016
12The Friends of the DeKalb Public Library are currently collecting donations for their Spring Book Sale! Let us recycle your used books, CDs, and DVDs to new owners! Please only donate items that … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, April 16, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
04-16 Naked LunchThe Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We … read more

Immigration Information 101

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, April 16, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
04-16 ImmigrationDo you need help understanding the basics of US Immigration Law?  Join us for this educational presentation by Kasturi Law, LLC. Since 1952, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) has been … read more

Hang with the Huskies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, April 18, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
04-04 HuskiesDrop in anytime to enjoy a variety of stories and activities while you “Hang with the Huskies”!  Alpha Phi Omega, an NIU co-ed service fraternity is hosting this program for children of all … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, April 18, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, April 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
04-19 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny. Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged … read more

Handprint Tropical Fish Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, April 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
04-18 Handprint FishTrace your hand on colorful paper and add your own touch to these fish puppets! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Planting Seeds in Pretty Pots Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
04-19 Planting Seed CraftMaster Gardeners will help us plant seeds in our decorated pots! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Westminster

Location:Westminster Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Residents from Hope Haven and … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
04-19 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny. Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
webcalendar 2012-02-21 teacherinlibraryThis free program is for DeKalb School District children in grades 2-5. Those who register will receive assistance with homework assignments in all subject areas. Our teacher, Marti Brown, is … read more

NIU Steelband Concert

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
04-19 NIU BandThe weather is getting warmer!  Let’s get in the Caribbean spirit with the NIU Steelband! Join us for an engaging evening with this world-renowned  band directed by Liam Teague and Clifford … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
New Book BabiesThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book BuddiesOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Planting Seeds in Pretty Pots Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
04-19 Planting Seed CraftMaster Gardeners will help us plant seeds in our decorated pots! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
webcalendar 2012-02-21 teacherinlibraryThis free program is for DeKalb School District children in grades 2-5. Those who register will receive assistance with homework assignments in all subject areas. Our teacher, Marti Brown, is … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic Muffin MagazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Basic Photo Editing Class

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesCome to this hands-on class to learn tips and tricks to improve digital images. Try cropping, resizing, and rotating images. Also, learn how to fix red-eye. This FREE class is open to all. … read more

Handprint Tropical Fish Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, April 21, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
04-18 Handprint FishTrace your hand on colorful paper and add your own touch to these fish puppets! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, April 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AdventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join Steven Roman, award-winning … read more

Cook Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Friday, April 22, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
04-22 Cook Book ClubWanting to try something new, something you enjoy doing?  Try DKPL’s Cook Book Club!   This book club will invite readers and cooks alike to try new recipes, taste one of the dishes during our … read more

Entrepreneur QuickStart Workshop

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, April 23, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
01-21 Entrepreneur WorkshopAre you thinking of starting a small business? Participate in the FREE QuickStart business counseling session at the library.  This program is designed to help those who are in the beginning stages … read more

Money Smart Big Read Story Time

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, April 23, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
04-23 Big ReadIt’s the Money Smart Week Big Read – a statewide celebration of financial literacy just for kids.  The DeKalb Public Library will host a story time and craft that will feature the statewide Money … read more

The Next Step: Financial Workshop

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Saturday, April 23, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
04-23 Next StepStudents learn how to set goals, evaluate options for life after high school, maintain a good credit standing, and protect against identity theft.  Also included is a lively discussion of wants vs. … read more

Mudslinging, Muckraking, and Apple Pie: Presidential Campaigns

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, April 23, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
04-23 Presidential CampaignsIt seems now more than ever, presidential campaigns are getting down and dirty. How did this campaign craziness get started? Believe it or not, they have actually gotten more civil over the years! … read more

Social Security Crash Course – Securing Your Retirement

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Monday, April 25, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
04-25 Social SecuritySocial Security is a critical component of retirement planning. It can be overwhelming and potentially very costly if you are uninformed. It is important to know your benefits, understand your … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, April 25, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Sheep Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, April 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
04-25 Sheep CraftThese sheep will be all dressed up for a spring day! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Windsock Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
04-26 Windsock CraftYou can hang this outside and watch it wave in the wind! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Library Story Time @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
webcalendar 2012-02-21 teacherinlibraryThis free program is for DeKalb School District children in grades 2-5. Those who register will receive assistance with homework assignments in all subject areas. Our teacher, Marti Brown, is … read more

Approaching Retirement on TRS or SURS

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
04-26 RetirementPlanning for your retirement ahead of time can impact the ease of your transition from active employment into retirement. Putting together a solid savings plan for your future and developing a clear … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book BuddiesOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
New Book BabiesThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Windsock Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
04-26 Windsock CraftYou can hang this outside and watch it wave in the wind! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
webcalendar 2012-02-21 teacherinlibraryThis free program is for DeKalb School District children in grades 2-5. Those who register will receive assistance with homework assignments in all subject areas. Our teacher, Marti Brown, is … read more

Transitioning to Retirement – The Roadmap to Retirement

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
04-27 RetirementRetirement is a one-time event. Mistakes can be very costly. This course will address some of the key issues in the transition from work to retirement. Understanding these key issues and making … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
04-13 Stitch NicheHave you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, April 28, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Parent & Child PlaygroupJoin the fun! Learn with your child (age birth to 3)! Meet other families during this monthly program at the DeKalb Public Library.   These 4-C playgroup programs promote language and early literacy … read more

Sheep Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, April 28, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
04-25 Sheep CraftThese sheep will be all dressed up for a spring day! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Investing 101 – The Basics

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, April 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
04-28 InvestingAre you curious about investing but unsure how the process works? This class is designed to teach you all the investing basics. We will review the 7 characteristics common to all investments, the … read more

Teen Advisory Group

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, April 28, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TAGT.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Teens! TAG is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. … read more

Identity Theft, Fraud, and Scams

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Friday, April 29, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
04-29 Identity TheftParticipants learn how to identify potential scams and frauds, protect themselves against identity theft, and address concerns if they have been a victim. This FREE program is intended for adults. … read more

4th Annual Journey to a Faraway Galaxy Day

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, April 30, 2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
04-30 Star WarsJourney to a faraway galaxy and share your excitement over one of the world’s favorite movie franchises: Star Wars! Visit community organizations, play games, participate in a costume contest, test … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, May 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friends LogoThe Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, May 2, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Mother’s Day Flowers Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, May 2, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
05-02 Mothers Day Flower CraftDesign your own pretty flower pots to give to Mom! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Mom’s Keychain Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
05-03 Keychain CraftGive a hand to your mom this Mother’s Day! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Westminster

Location:Westminster Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Residents from Hope Haven and … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
webcalendar 2012-02-21 teacherinlibraryThis free program is for DeKalb School District children in grades 2-5. Those who register will receive assistance with homework assignments in all subject areas. Our teacher, Marti Brown, is … read more

My Son Pinocchio, Jr.

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
05-03 PinocchioMy Son Pinocchio, Jr. will be presented by students from Clinton Rosette and Huntley Middle Schools. The event will include music and dance performances. The cast will then work with children on a … read more

Magic Muffins Book Discussion & Activity

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
05-03 Magic MuffinsWord Nerd by Susin Nielsen Ambrose is a twelve-year-old, self-described nerd with an overprotective mother. Despite his mother's warnings, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with their … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Mom’s Keychain Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
05-03 Keychain CraftGive a hand to your mom this Mother’s Day! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Teacher in the Library Marti BrownThis free program is for DeKalb School District children in grades 2-5. Those who register will receive assistance with homework assignments in all subject areas. Our teacher, Marti Brown, is … read more

LinkedIn Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesLinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. People use it to build a professional presence online. It may help you find a job or make a sale. This hands-on lab will be a chance to find out … read more

Mother’s Day Flowers Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, May 5, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
05-02 Mothers Day Flower CraftDesign your own pretty flower pots to give to Mom! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, May 5, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AdventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join Steven Roman, award-winning … read more

Lego Club

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
06-20 Lego ClubLego Club is open to all school-age children and their siblings.  Our target audience is K through 5th grade, but we recognize that some younger siblings may tag along.  This is fine, just please be … read more

NIU Student Choreographer’s Showcase

Location:Main Lobby

Saturday, May 7, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
05-07 NIU Student Choreographer ShowcaseIn conjunction with ARTigras, the library will be hosting a dance performance by members of the Northern Dance Theatre.  Three dances will be performed as part of the annual showcase of adjudicated … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, May 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, May 9, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
05-09 General Book ClubIn May the General Book Club will discuss the biography of Clover Adams by Natalie Dykstra. Clover lived in Golden Age Washington DC with her husband Henry Adams, the great-grandson and grandson … read more

Minions Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, May 9, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
05-09 Minions CraftThese Minions will brighten up your room at home! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Fluffy Chicks Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
05-10 Fluffy Chick CraftThis little chick will be ready to fly! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
webcalendar 2012-02-21 teacherinlibraryThis free program is for DeKalb School District children in grades 2-5. Those who register will receive assistance with homework assignments in all subject areas. Our teacher, Marti Brown, is … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Fluffy Chicks Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
05-10 Fluffy Chick CraftThis little chick will be ready to fly! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
webcalendar 2012-02-21 teacherinlibraryThis free program is for DeKalb School District children in grades 2-5. Those who register will receive assistance with homework assignments in all subject areas. Our teacher, Marti Brown, is … read more

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
boardThis is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

Story Time @ Panera

Location:Panera Bread

Thursday, May 12, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
webcalendar 2011-02-28 panbreadtimeClick ‘read more’ to sign-up for a special story time at Panera Bread on Sycamore Road. Hear a variety of stories for pre-school age children, presented by DeKalb Librarian, Theresa Winterbauer. … read more

Minions Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, May 12, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
05-09 Minions CraftThese Minions will brighten up your room at home! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Teen Read Book Discussion Group

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, May 12, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
web 1Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve Teen Read is DeKalb Public Library’s book discussion group for teens. Join us as we read the books you choose, written by the authors you love! Refreshments are … read more

Excel: Graphs and Charts Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, May 12, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 am
Computer ClassesSometimes a pie chart or a line chart can be helpful to visually express your data. This hands on class will practice making charts in Excel. Laptop computers will be provided for use in … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, May 16, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Little Lorax Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, May 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
05-16 Lorax CraftCreate a Lorax puppet and re-tell the story of the Lorax! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, May 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
05-17 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading The Do-Right by Lisa Sandlin. 1959. Delpha Wade killed a man who was raping her. Wanted to kill the other one too, but he got away. Now, after fourteen years in … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Pig Mask Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
05-17 Pig Mask CraftPaint your mask and tie it on for a new look!  Oink! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Westminster

Location:Westminster Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Residents from Hope Haven and … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
05-17 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading The Do-Right by Lisa Sandlin. 1959. Delpha Wade killed a man who was raping her. Wanted to kill the other one too, but he got away. Now, after fourteen years in … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic Muffin MagazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Pig Mask Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
05-17 Pig Mask CraftPaint your mask and tie it on for a new look!  Oink! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Google Drive Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesUse Google Drive to store, access, and share documents. You can make things like reports, spreadsheets, and presentations in Google Docs. It is a great way to collaborate on school work. It is all … read more

Little Lorax Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, May 19, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
05-16 Lorax CraftCreate a Lorax puppet and re-tell the story of the Lorax! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Entrepreneur QuickStart Counseling Sessions

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
01-21 Entrepreneur WorkshopAre you thinking of starting a small business? Participate in the FREE QuickStart business counseling session at the library.  This program is designed to help those who are in the beginning stages … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AdventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join Steven Roman, award-winning … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, May 21, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
05-21 Off the Beaten PathBlueprints from the Afterlife, by Ryan Boudinot This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual … read more

The Barefoot Hawaiian

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, May 21, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
05-21 HawaiiansJoin us in celebrating Asian-Pacific Heritage Month! The Barefoot Hawaiian, a authentic Polynesian performing troupe, will bring the South Pacific to us. The group’s performance includes the world … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, May 23, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Lion Mask Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, May 23, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
05-23 Lion Mask CraftWear this big mask to have a “roaring” good time! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Tissue Lion Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
05-24 Tissue Lion CraftAdd colorful tissue to create a fluffy lion!  Roar! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Tissue Lion Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
05-24 Tissue Lion CraftAdd colorful tissue to create a fluffy lion!  Roar! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Cookbook Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
05-25 Cookbook ClubWanting to try something new, something you enjoy doing?  Try DKPL’s Cook Book Club!   This book club will invite readers and cooks alike to try new recipes, taste one of the dishes during our … read more

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, May 26, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Parent & Child PlaygroupJoin the fun! Learn with your child (age birth to 3)! Meet other families during this monthly program at the DeKalb Public Library.   These 4-C playgroup programs promote language and early literacy … read more

Lion Mask Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, May 26, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
05-23 Lion Mask CraftWear this big mask to have a “roaring” good time! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Excel II Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, May 26, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesExcel II will pick up where Excel I left off. We will look at a few additional formulas, some formatting options, and charts. Register now for this FREE class. For additional information, … read more

Teen Advisory Group

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, May 26, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TAGT.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Teens! TAG is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. … read more

Closed for Memorial Day

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Monday, May 30, 2016
pic 1The library will be closed all day. Have a wonderful holiday! read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Miss Muffet’s Spider Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
05-31 Spider CraftDon’t let this  spider frighten YOU away! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Miss Muffet’s Spider Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
05-31 Spider CraftDon’t let this  spider frighten YOU away! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Butterfly Mosaic Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 2, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
06-02 Butterfly Mosaic CraftLet the sun shine through this colorful butterfly to hang in your window! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, June 2, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AdventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join Steven Roman, award-winning … read more

Advanced Excel: Pivot Tables Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, June 2, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesPivot tables are one of Excel's most powerful features. A pivot table allows you to extract the significance from a large, detailed data set. This hands-on class will practice making pivot tables in … read more

Lego Club

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, June 4, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
06-20 Lego ClubLego Club is open to all school-age children and their siblings.  Our target audience is K through 5th grade, but we recognize that some younger siblings may tag along.  This is fine, just please be … read more

Resource Bank Balloons

Location:Main Lobby

Monday, June 6, 2016
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
06-06 Resource Bank BalloonsCelebrate the beginning of Summer Reading with Resource Bank!  Local bank managers will be handing out FREE balloons to children registering for Summer Reading.  Stop by any time between 10:30 & 2:00 … read more

Friends of the DKPL Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, June 6, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friends LogoThe Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 6, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Sailboat Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 6, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
06-06 Sailboat Collage CraftAdd craft materials to this sailboat scene for a race with the fish! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Float Your Boat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
06-07 Float your Boat CraftAfter you put your boat together you can race it in tubs of water! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Westminster

Location:Westminster Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Residents from Hope Haven and … read more

Library Legionnaires

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
06-07 Library LegionnairesDo you need service hours to graduate or for Scouts? The library needs volunteers! If you volunteer at the library on Tuesdays during Summer Reading: Upon request you will receive a letter for … read more

Magic Muffins Book Discussion

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
06-07 Magic Muffins Book DiscussionThe BFG by Roald Dahl Kidsnatched from her orphange by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Float Your Boat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
06-07 Float your Boat CraftAfter you put your boat together you can race it in tubs of water! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
boardThis is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, June 9, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2015-05-20 Farmers' MarketThe library will be at the Farmers' Market today! Stop by the Van Buer Plaza and see what’s going on at the library while shopping for some delicious produce. For additional information, please … read more

Alice in Wonderland Preview

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, June 9, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
06-09 Dance DimensionsMeet Alice!  Dance Dimensions’ spring production Alice in Wonderland will be at the Egyptian Theatre on June 18 & 19.  You can get a sneak peek at this performance Thursday morning, when Dance … read more

Sailboat Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 9, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
06-06 Sailboat Collage CraftAdd craft materials to this sailboat scene for a race with the fish! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

PowerPoint Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, June 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesPowerPoint is presentation software that is part of Microsoft Office. Educators and students often use it to teach something or show what they have learned. PowerPoint can also be used to make a … read more

Teen Read Book Discussion Group

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, June 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
06-09 Ready Player OneReady Player One by Ernest Cline Teen Read is DeKalb Public Library’s book discussion group for teens. Join us as we read the books you choose, written by the authors you love! Refreshments are … read more

BLOCK Fest

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Friday, June 10, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
06-10 Block FestBlocks! Math! Science! Blocks! Register children age 8 months through 8 years to attend BLOCK Fest - a fun-filled hands-on play experience hosted by NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement. BLOCK Fest® is … read more

Haish Memorial Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, June 10, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
06 Haish ToursThe historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

June’s Got the Cash Tribute Show—CANCELLED

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, June 11, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
06-11 Cash TributeTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Join us for a special musical event!  "June's Got the Cash" pays tribute to the late and great Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. What started off as a simple tribute … read more

Around the World Puppet & Make Your Own Puppet Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 13, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
06-13 Around the World PuppetCelebrate Summer Reading with Carla & Eva, from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy, by making your own puppet!  Children will see puppets representing places around the world before making a puppet … read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, June 13, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
06-13 General Book ClubThe June General Book Club will be discussing Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. Eleven-year-old Reuben Land lives with his family in 1960s Minnesota. Their quiet life ends when older brother Davy … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

“I Love You to Pieces” Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
06-14 I Love you to Pieces CollageThis heartfelt gift will be special for the one you love! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Library Legionnaires

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
06-07 Library LegionnairesDo you need service hours to graduate or for Scouts? The library needs volunteers! If you volunteer at the library on Tuesdays during Summer Reading: Upon request you will receive a letter for … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Magic Muffin MagazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Passport Sticker Book & Explore Around the World

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
06-14 Passport StickerCreate a Passport Sticker Book so you can Explore Around the World with Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy. Register now for this FREE event! For additional information, … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

“I Love You to Pieces” Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
06-14 I Love you to Pieces CollageThis heartfelt gift will be special for the one you love! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Create Multicultural Children from Around the World

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
06-15 Multicultural ChildrenCreate a multicultural child using different shades of skin, and paper representing patterns and textiles from around the world! Asia, Africa, South America, the Middle East, and even Native American … read more

Computer Basics Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesAre you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? With lessons in computer basics, learn how to perform essential tasks using a mouse and keyboard while navigating the Windows … read more

Create Multicultural Children from Around the World

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
06-15 Multicultural ChildrenCreate a multicultural child using different shades of skin, and paper representing patterns and textiles from around the world! Asia, Africa, South America, the Middle East, and even Native American … read more

Super Girl Visit

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, June 16, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
06-16 Super Girl VisitIt’s a Bird!  It’s a Plane!  It’s Super Girl!  Immerse yourself in a delightful storytime, dynamically presented by Super Girl herself! This interactive experience includes a simple, themed … read more

Super Girl Visit

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, June 16, 2016
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
06-16 Super Girl VisitIt’s a Bird!  It’s a Plane!  It’s Super Girl!  Immerse yourself in a delightful storytime, dynamically presented by Super Girl herself! This interactive experience includes a simple, themed … read more

Bike Racing Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 16, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
06-16 Bike Racing CraftPut your bike together and make the wheels go 'round for your race! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Adventures CANCELLED

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, June 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
pic 1Tonight's Adventures @ Your Library has been cancelled. Remain diligent in your fight against evil and we will see you in July! read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, June 18, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
06-09 Ready Player OneReady Player One by Ernest Cline This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We invite … read more

Folk Music Fest @ the Gurler House

Location:Gurler House

Saturday, June 18, 2016
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
06-18 Folk FestThe Gurler Heritage Association is proud to present the 16th Annual Folk Music Festival on the big beautiful lawn of the Gurler House at 205 Pine St. in DeKalb. Bring your friends, family, and lawn … read more

Minecraft Unplugged

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, June 18, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
06-18 MinecraftAssemble cubes, repel creepers, examine real rocks and ore, and create a torch. Join Jessica from the Discovery Center Museum, and discover a whole new way of thinking about Minecraft! Recommended … read more

Ooey Gooey Science

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, June 18, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
06-18 Ooey Gooey ScienceSolids, liquids, and gases come together to create amazing reactions and slippery slime. Join Jessica from the Discovery Center Museum for ooey gooey science fun! This program is sponsored by the … read more

Multicultural Fairy Tales & Publish Your Own Book

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 20, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
06-20 Multicultural Fairy TalesMagic slippers or magic swords, elves or dragons, fairy tales enchant people around the globe. Enjoy a variety of fairy tales from many different countries, and then write or draw your own fairy tale … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, June 20, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
06-21 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading The Promise by Robert Crais. Loyalty, commitment, and the fight for justice have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 20, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, June 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
06-21 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading The Promise by Robert Crais. Loyalty, commitment, and the fight for justice have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if … read more

Toothy Shark Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
06-20 Toothy Shark CraftCut the teeth of your little shark and watch out for bites! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Library Closed

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Web calendar_templateThe library will be closed for the day for staff and board training. We'll see you tomorrow! read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Bunny Puppets Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
06-22 Bunny Puppet CraftMake your bunny hop in a race with your friends! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Cookbook Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
06-22 Cookbook ClubWanting to try something new, something you enjoy doing?  Try DKPL’s Cook Book Club!   This book club will invite readers and cooks alike to try new recipes, taste one of the dishes during our … read more

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 23, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Parent & Child PlaygroupJoin the fun! Learn with your child (age birth to 3)! Meet other families during this monthly program at the DeKalb Public Library.   These 4-C playgroup programs promote language and early literacy … read more

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, June 23, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2015-05-20 Farmers' MarketThe library will be at the Farmers' Market today! Stop by the Van Buer Plaza and see what’s going on at the library while shopping for some delicious produce. For additional information, please … read more

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ for the WIN!

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, June 23, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
06-23 Read for the WinMagic!  Puppets!  Storytelling and Audience participation!  All ages will enjoy this program! Sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. This program is FREE and open to all! No … read more

Heroes @ Your Library

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, June 23, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Heroes logoHeroes is the DeKalb Public Library’s comic book, manga, and graphic novel discussion group! Join us, make friends, and discuss your favorite comics! Refreshments are provided. This program is … read more

TAG: Teen Advisory Group

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, June 23, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TAGT.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Teens! TAG is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. … read more

Files and Folders Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, June 23, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesAre you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? The Files and Folders class will include time to practice saving and finding your files onto a computer and a flash drive. It also … read more

Purple Crayons!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, June 24, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
06-24 Purple CrayonsHear the story, watch the show, then purple crayons at the ready, we will get set, and go!  Drawing purple pictures galore! This program is FREE and intended for children. No registration is … read more

Haish Memorial Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, June 24, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
06 Haish ToursThe historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Paint & Color Internationally

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 27, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
06-27 Paint and Color InternationallyUse watercolors, markers, crayons and colored pencils to complete a variety of intriguing international pictures.  Join Carla Raynor, from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy, and let your inner … read more

Wildcard Movie: Tron

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Monday, June 27, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
06-27 TronJoin us for a special viewing of the cult classic, Tron, the movie which introduced a new idea for computer animation in movies and helped introduce electronica as a musical style to the world. This … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 27, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Patriotic Hat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 27, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
06-27 Patriotic Hats CraftAdd streamers and stars to make a hat for the 4th of July! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

4th of July Chain Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
06-28 Paper Chains CraftMix the red, white, and blue to make a chain to decorate your house for the 4th of July! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Library Legionnaires

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
06-07 Library LegionnairesDo you need service hours to graduate or for Scouts? The library needs volunteers! If you volunteer at the library on Tuesdays during Summer Reading: Upon request you will receive a letter for … read more

Science of Sports Spectacular

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
06-28 Science of SportsThis active demonstration puts the audience on the home team bench and pits them against the visiting team. Participation is a MUST as Jessica from the Discovery Center Museum showcases the physics … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

4th of July Chain Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
06-28 Paper Chains CraftMix the red, white, and blue to make a chain to decorate your house for the 4th of July! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Publisher: Make a Newsletter or Flyer Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesThis hands-on computer class will take you through the steps of using a template to make such things as a greeting card, a business card, or a newsletter. See all the cool designs that are just … read more

Let’s Make Music!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 30, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
06-30 Let's Make MusicLet’s Make Music is a music class full of singing, dancing, playing and exploring!  Parents and children will experience music together through steady beat, listening, instruments, literature and … read more

Patriotic Hat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 30, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
06-27 Patriotic Hats CraftAdd streamers and stars to make a hat for the 4th of July! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, July 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
06 Haish ToursThe historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, July 2, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
07-02 Read to RoverGracie Allen loves to hear stories!  A certified therapy dog, Gracie, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, will visit the library between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children may register at the Youth Reference … read more

Worm Races

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, July 2, 2016
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
07-02 Worm RacesPick a worm!  Any worm!  Name your worm.  Then race your worm!  Cheryl Larson with the DeKalb County Master Gardener Program is supplying red wriggler worms for the library worm races!  There will be … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Off to the Races Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
07-05 Off to the races craftGroom your stallion so that he can run like the wind! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Library Legionnaires

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
06-07 Library LegionnairesDo you need service hours to graduate or for Scouts? The library needs volunteers! If you volunteer at the library on Tuesdays during Summer Reading: Upon request you will receive a letter for … read more

Magic Muffins Book Discussion

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
07-05 Magic MuffinsThis month we will be discussing Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. Just after twelve-year-old Emily and her family move to San Francisco, she teams up with new friend James to follow … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Off to the Races Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
07-05 Off to the races craftGroom your stallion so that he can run like the wind! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
webcalendar 2012-10-27 stitchnicheHave you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Word Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesIntroductory Microsoft Word teaches the basic skills in creating, editing, and printing a word document. Editing fonts, arranging the layout, placing graphs and images, or how to “Spell Check” are … read more

Robin’s Dog Stars

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, July 7, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
07-07 Robin's Dog StarsCedar, a tan & white Border collie, and Gracie, a small black lab, will perform a variety of tricks and feats of physical prowess in this captivating show.  Robin Bengtson, famed Chicago area dog … read more

Riding Boots Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 7, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
07-07 Riding BootsAdd bling to your boots and get ready to ride! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, July 7, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AdventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join Steven Roman, award-winning librarian … read more

Worm Races

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, July 8, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
07-02 Worm RacesPick a worm!  Any worm!  Name your worm.  Then race your worm!  Cheryl Larson with the DeKalb County Master Gardener Program is supplying red wriggler worms for the library worm races!  There will be … read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, July 8, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
06 Haish ToursThe historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Pop Culture Display & Scavenger Hunt

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, July 9, 2016
9:00 am - 4:15 pm
07-09 Pop CultureDrop by this pop culture display while you're visiting the library for some REEL fun! View movie posters on display around the library and participate in a short activity where you match … read more

Friends of the DKPL Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, July 11, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friends LogoThe Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 11, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, July 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
07-11 General Book ClubJoin the General Book Club in July when we discuss the novel Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans. Ten year old orphan Noel Bostock is evacuated from London  to escape the Nazi bombings. He is taken in by … read more

Olympic Medal Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
07-11 Olympic Medal CraftDesign your medal and wear it with USA pride! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Dog’s Colorful Day Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
07-12 Dog CraftAdd colorful spots to your little dog.  Woof! Woof! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Library Legionnaires

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
06-07 Library LegionnairesDo you need service hours to graduate or for Scouts? The library needs volunteers! If you volunteer at the library on Tuesdays during Summer Reading: Upon request you will receive a letter for … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Magic Muffin MagazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Make U.S. Pix Frames & Color U.S. Flags

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
07-12 Carla Craft 1Join Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy and make a patriotic picture frame.  After you color your own U.S. flag and have your picture taken, you can put it in the frame you … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Dog’s Colorful Day Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
07-12 Dog CraftAdd colorful spots to your little dog.  Woof! Woof! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

International Food Experience

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
07-13 Carla Craft 2Join Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy for tasty treats from a variety of countries participating in the Olympic Games!  Books on international food will be shared. Registration … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
07-13 ColoringDo you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

How to Become a Phlebotomy Technician

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
07-13 PhlebotomyParticipate in a FREE Information Session to learn more about the Kishwaukee College Phlebotomy Technician Program and how to get started in this in-demand field. Phlebotomists are skilled health … read more

International Food Experience

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
07-13 Carla Craft 2Join Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy for tasty treats from a variety of countries participating in the Olympic Games!  Books on international food will be shared. Registration … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
boardThis is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

How to Become a Veterinary Assistant

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
07-13 VetParticipate in a FREE Information Session to learn more about the Kishwaukee College Veterinary Assistant Program and how to get started in this in-demand field. Veterinary assistants are critical … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 14, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
07-02 Read to RoverGracie Allen loves to hear stories!  A certified therapy dog, Gracie, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, will visit the library between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children may register at the Youth Reference … read more

Smarty Pants Balloon Show

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, July 14, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
07-14 Smarty PantsIn celebration of the 2016 Summer Games, Smarty Pants presents The Balloon Olympics!  In this theatrical balloon stage show, audience members become part of a hilarious “summer games” held right … read more

Excel: Formatting Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, July 14, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesThis Excel class builds on some of the basics you may already know if you are familiar with Excel and Word. If you are interested in learning how to change the formatting of your spreadsheet, come to … read more

Basic Coding: Web Development

Location:YS Computers

Thursday, July 14, 2016
6:30 pm
07-07 CodingWant to use your creative skills to create a website, but don’t know where to start? Web development can seem like a challenge, but it’s a great way to get started with programming while letting your … read more

Teen Read Book Discussion

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, July 14, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
07-14 Teen ReadFor the Win by Cory Doctorow. Teen Read is DeKalb Public Library’s book discussion group for teens. Join us as we read the books you choose, written by the authors you love! Refreshments are … read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, July 15, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
06 Haish ToursThe historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, July 16, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
07-16 jitterbug perfumeJitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We invite … read more

Let’s Make Music!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, July 16, 2016
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
06-30 Let's Make MusicLet’s Make Music is a music class full of singing, dancing, playing and exploring!  Parents and children will experience music together through steady beat, listening, instruments, literature and … read more

Wildcard Field Trip @ Star Worlds Arcade

Location:Star Worlds Arcade

Monday, July 18, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
07-18 Star WorldsJoin Steve and Darcy for 2 hours of game play and learn a little about the history of video game arcades at the Star Worlds Arcade (1234 East Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb)! Make sure to pick up a … read more

Weave U.S. Flags & Make USA Necklaces

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 18, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
07-18 Carla Craft 3Join Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy and cheer for the USA!  Children will weave a simple U.S. flag and will make a USA necklace to wear or tie onto a book bag or … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, July 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
07-19 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves. A KILLING. In Newcastle, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie travel home on the busy Metro. The train is stopped … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Pete the Cat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
07-19 pete the cat craftYour handprint gives body to your own Pete the Cat! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Library Legionnaires

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
06-07 Library LegionnairesDo you need service hours to graduate or for Scouts? The library needs volunteers! If you volunteer at the library on Tuesdays during Summer Reading: Upon request you will receive a letter for … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
07-19 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves. A KILLING. In Newcastle, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie travel home on the busy Metro. The train is stopped … read more

Reptomania!

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
07-19 reptomaniaKids are introduced to huge toads, colorful snakes, exotic skinks, a boa constrictor and several varieties of lizards! They learn about their differences and similarities, specific habitats, the … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Magic Muffin MagazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Pete the Cat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
07-19 pete the cat craftYour handprint gives body to your own Pete the Cat! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Make Edible Sports Fans

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
07-20 Edible Sports FansJoin Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy in making four tasty fans who are in the Olympic stands cheering for their teams! Registration is required, so please sign up now! For … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
webcalendar 2012-10-27 stitchnicheHave you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Make Edible Sports Fans

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
07-20 Edible Sports FansJoin Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy in making four tasty fans who are in the Olympic stands cheering for their teams! Registration is required, so please sign up now! For … read more

Google Drive Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesUse Google Drive to store, access, and share documents. You can make things like reports, spreadsheets, and presentations in Google Docs. It is a great way to collaborate on school work. It is all … read more

Danny & Dinos

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 21, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
07-21 Danny and DinosHear the story, watch the show, and then create pictures with lots and lots of dinosaurs! This FREE program is open to all children. No registration required! For additional information, please … read more

Olympic Torch Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 21, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
07-21 torch craftGet ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics with your blazing torch! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, July 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AdventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join Steven Roman, award-winning librarian … read more

Basic Coding: Web Development

Location:YS Computers

Thursday, July 21, 2016
6:30 pm
07-07 CodingWant to use your creative skills to create a website, but don’t know where to start? Web development can seem like a challenge, but it’s a great way to get started with programming while letting your … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, July 22, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
07-02 Read to RoverGracie Allen loves to hear stories!  A certified therapy dog, Gracie, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, will visit the library between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children may register at the Youth Reference … read more

Peanuts Movie Showing

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, July 22, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
07-22 peanuts movieLaugh along with good ol’ Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang!  Join us for an afternoon of Free family fun with a showing of The Peanuts Movie! No registration required!  All are … read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, July 22, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
06 Haish ToursThe historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Of Sound Mind and Dead Body w/ the Murder Mystery Company

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, July 23, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
07-23 Sound MindHelp celebrate Adult Summer Reading 2016 by joining us for an interactive murder mystery performance. When a magical mishap leaves a million dollar inheritance up for grabs, the next trick will be … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 25, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Olympic Rings Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
07-25 olympic rings craftAdd tissue colors to your rings to decorate your house for the Summer Olympics! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Aboriginal Dot Painting Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
07-26 dot painting craftAdd painted dots to your hopping kangaroo! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Library Legionnaires

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
06-07 Library LegionnairesDo you need service hours to graduate or for Scouts? The library needs volunteers! If you volunteer at the library on Tuesdays during Summer Reading: Upon request you will receive a letter for … read more

Animal Quest

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
07-26 Animal QuestAnimals! Animals! Animals!  Have you ever seen a coatimundi? Or a Giant African Bullfrog?  Do you know what a Patagonian Cavy is?   These are a few of the possible 10 different animals that Animal … read more

Make Laurel Wreathes & DIY Medals

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
07-26 Carla CraftJoin Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy to create a laurel wreath like those worn by victors in the early Olympics! Also design your own medal for any sport or activity that you … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Aboriginal Dot Painting Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
07-26 dot painting craftAdd painted dots to your hopping kangaroo! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Make Olympic Torches & Flags

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
07-27 Carla CraftJoin Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy to learn the meaning of the colorful Olympic rings.  Then create the Olympic torch and your own Olympic Flag with the five interlocking rings … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
07-13 ColoringDo you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Cookbook Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
07-27 cookbook clubWanting to try something new, something you enjoy doing?  Try DKPL’s Cook Book Club!   This book club will invite readers and cooks alike to try new recipes, taste one of the dishes during our … read more

Make Olympic Torches & Flags

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
07-27 Carla CraftJoin Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy to learn the meaning of the colorful Olympic rings.  Then create the Olympic torch and your own Olympic Flag with the five interlocking rings … read more

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 28, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Parent & Child PlaygroupJoin the fun! Learn with your child (age birth to 3)! Meet other families during this monthly program at the DeKalb Public Library.   These 4-C playgroup programs promote language and early literacy … read more

Harry Potter Movie Marathon Part I

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 28, 2016
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
07-28 Harry Potter MoviesAre you a Harry Potter fan? Do you love the movies and can’t wait for the Harry Potter Party on July 30th? Join other fans in watching the movies in the days leading up to the Party! 10:30 a.m. … read more

Heroes @ Your Library

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, July 28, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Heroes logoHeroes is the DeKalb Public Library’s comic book, manga, and graphic novel discussion group! Join us, make friends, and discuss your favorite comics! This month we will be discussing Science … read more

Olympic Rings Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 28, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
07-25 olympic rings craftAdd tissue colors to your rings to decorate your house for the Summer Olympics! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teen Advisory Group

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, July 28, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TAGT.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Teens! TAG is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. … read more

Basic Coding: Web Development

Location:YS Computers

Thursday, July 28, 2016
6:30 pm
07-07 CodingWant to use your creative skills to create a website, but don’t know where to start? Web development can seem like a challenge, but it’s a great way to get started with programming while letting your … read more

Excel: Data Manipulation Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, July 28, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesIf you have some excel skills and want to become more familiar with handling data within excel, come to this class to learn the basics on how to sort and filter. This class will work with some … read more

Harry Potter Movie Marathon Part II

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, July 29, 2016
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
07-28 Harry Potter MoviesAre you a Harry Potter fan? Do you love the movies and can’t wait for the Harry Potter Party on July 30th? Join other fans in watching the movies in the days leading up to the Party! 9:00 a.m. … read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, July 29, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
06 Haish ToursThe historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Harry Potter Party!

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, July 30, 2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
07-30 Harry Potter PartyJoin us for the second annual Harry Potter Party! Be Sorted into a house, earn house points, meet Hermione, enjoy snacks in the Great Hall, go on a quest for horcruxes in the Forbidden Forest,  … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, August 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Library Legionnaires Thank You Party

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Monday, August 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
08-01 Legionnaires thank you partyDid you donate any of your time during Library Legionnaires this summer? To thank you we’re throwing you a party! Food, pop, and a movie will be showing in your honor. We appreciate the work you have … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, August 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friends LogoThe Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, August 1, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Paper Plate Car Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, August 1, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
08-01 Paper Cars CraftOn your mark, get set, go!  Off to the races! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Cereal Bird Feeder Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-02 Cereal Bird Feeder CraftString cereal on a wire and feed the birds in your neighborhood! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Cereal Bird Feeder Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
08-02 Cereal Bird Feeder CraftString cereal on a wire and feed the birds in your neighborhood! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

PowerPoint Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesPowerPoint is presentation software that is part of Microsoft Office. Educators and students often use it to teach something or show what they have learned. PowerPoint can also be used to make a … read more

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, August 4, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2015-05-20 Farmers' MarketThe library will be at the Farmers' Market today! Stop by the Van Buer Plaza and see what’s going on at the library while shopping for some delicious produce. For additional information, please … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, August 4, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Green Living Festival @ DeKalb County Health Campus

Location:DeKalb County Health Campus

Thursday, August 4, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
pic 1The library will have a booth at the Green Living Festival! There will be activities to learn about recycling, clean energy, and gardening! Held at the DeKalb County Health Campus, 2550 N. … read more

Paper Plate Car Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, August 4, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
08-01 Paper Cars CraftOn your mark, get set, go!  Off to the races! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, August 4, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, August 4, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
AdventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join Steven Roman, award-winning … read more

Basic Coding: Web Development

Location:YS Computers

Thursday, August 4, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
07-07 CodingWant to use your creative skills to create a website, but don’t know where to start? Web development can seem like a challenge, but it’s a great way to get started with programming while letting your … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Friday, August 5, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:Haish Memorial Library Building

Friday, August 5, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
06 Haish ToursThe historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Paint Your Own Bank Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, August 6, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
08-06 Paint Your Bank CraftPut your paint where the money is!  Register now to participate in this patron-sponsored program which allows children to paint a small ceramic bank.  The small banks come in three different shapes: … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, August 8, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, August 8, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Sun Shiny Days Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, August 8, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
08-08 Sun Shiny DaysBrighten up your room with a happy sun to hang in the window! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Monkey Mask Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-09 Monkey Mask CraftYou can act like a monkey in your new mask! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - Tuesday, August 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Magic Muffin MagazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Monkey Mask Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
08-09 Monkey Mask CraftYou can act like a monkey in your new mask! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
07-13 ColoringDo you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
boardThis is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

Story Time @ Panera Bread

Location:Panera Bread

Thursday, August 11, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
webcalendar 2011-02-28 panbreadtimeClick ‘read more’ to sign-up for a special story time at Panera Bread on Sycamore Road. Hear a variety of stories for pre-school age children, presented by DeKalb Librarian, Theresa Winterbauer. … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, August 11, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Sun Shiny Days Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, August 11, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
08-08 Sun Shiny DaysBrighten up your room with a happy sun to hang in the window! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, August 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Teen Read Book Discussion

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, August 11, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
08-11 Teen ReadBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Teen Read is DeKalb Public Library’s book discussion group for teens. Join us as we read the books you choose, written by the authors you … read more

APA Formatting Intro and Tips

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, August 11, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesThis class will help students using the APA style learn how to format citations using Word. Useful websites and tips and tricks will be discussed in this hands-on class. There will be time to … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, August 12, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
07-02 Read to RoverGracie Allen and Miller love to hear stories!  Certified therapy dogs, Gracie Allen ,a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, and Miller, a Golden Retriever, will visit the library between 10 a.m. and … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Friday, August 12, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:Haish Memorial Library Building

Friday, August 12, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
06 Haish ToursThe historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, August 15, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, August 15, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, August 15, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
08-16 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter. India, 1837: William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a … read more

Jellyfish Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, August 15, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
08-15 Jellyfish CraftAdd streamers to your colorful jellyfish.  Watch it blow in the breeze! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Old MacDonald’s Barn Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-16 McDonald's Barn CraftFill the barn with your farm animals. You may need to close the doors! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

4-C Teddy Bear Picnic

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
08-16 Teddy Bear PicnicBring your favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal and join us for a teddy bear picnic!  Join us for a morning of free fun for families with young children birth to 5 years. Everyone will get to dress … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
08-16 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter. India, 1837: William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Old MacDonald’s Barn Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
08-16 McDonald's Barn CraftFill the barn with your farm animals. You may need to close the doors! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
webcalendar 2012-10-27 stitchnicheHave you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Pinterest Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesPinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.  “Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, August 18, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, August 18, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
07-02 Read to RoverGracie Allen and Miller love to hear stories!  Certified therapy dogs, Gracie Allen ,a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, and Miller, a Golden Retriever, will visit the library between 10 a.m. and … read more

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, August 18, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2015-05-20 Farmers' MarketThe library will be at the Farmers' Market today! Stop by the Van Buer Plaza and see what’s going on at the library while shopping for some delicious produce. For additional information, please … read more

Jellyfish Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, August 18, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
08-15 Jellyfish CraftAdd streamers to your colorful jellyfish.  Watch it blow in the breeze! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
AdventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join Steven Roman, award-winning … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Friday, August 19, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:Haish Memorial Library Building

Friday, August 19, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
06 Haish ToursThe historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, September 1, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2015-05-20 Farmers' MarketThe library will be at the Farmers' Market today! Stop by the Van Buer Plaza and see what’s going on at the library while shopping for some delicious produce. For additional information, please … read more

Cinderella & Prince Charming Visit

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, September 10, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
09-10 CinderellaMeet Cinderella and Prince Charming during the morning of our Grander Opening!  Cinderella and her Prince will celebrate the library’s grander opening Saturday morning.  They will pose for pictures … read more

The Importance of Voting: a Panel Discussion

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, September 10, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
09-10 Voting PanelWith November 4th looming before us, it is imperative that we know our voting rights and the importance of doing so.  A panel featuring Douglas J. Johnson, DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder, Scot … read more

The Importance of Voting; Panel Discussion

Location:Yusunas Room

Saturday, September 10, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
09-10 Voting PanelWith November 4th looming before us, it is imperative that we know our voting rights and the importance of doing so. A panel featuring Douglas J. Johnson, DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder, Scot … read more

Balloon Animals!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, September 10, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
09-10 Balloon AnimalsGet a number in the children’s department, so that you can be one of those to receive a balloon animal during our grander opening! FREE and open to all! For additional information, please … read more

Costumed Characters – Snow Princess, Ice Man, and Belle!

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, September 10, 2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
09-10 Frozen and BelleMeet the Snow Princess and the Ice Man between 11:00 and 1:00 at our Grander Opening.  Belle, who loves books and libraries will be at the library from 11:00 to 1:00, with a brief break for lunch, … read more

Who’s Been Sleeping in my House?

Location:Local History Room

Saturday, September 10, 2016
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
09-10 Sleeping in my HouseDoes your house or apartment have a story to tell? If you are interested in discovering the history of your home or neighborhood then please join us for the one hour workshop “Who’s Been Sleeping in … read more

Stories Told by Corie Wild!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, September 10, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
09-10 StoriesGet wild reading with Corie!  Corie Roush Wild will read stories during our grander opening with verve and vigor. Corie, a former WLBK host and teacher (at both Sycamore Middle School and Camelot), … read more

Mulan Visit

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, September 10, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
09-10-mulanMeet Mulan, the historic Chinese heroine, Saturday afternoon at the library!  Mulan will mingle, pose for pictures, and may even sing a song.  Mulan will raffle off a prize during her visit! This … read more

Tracing Your Roots 101: Beginning Genealogy Research

Location:Local History Room

Saturday, September 10, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
09-10 Tracing RootsHave you thought about tracing your ancestors but do not know where to begin? “Tracing Your Roots 101” will help you get started. During this one hour workshop you will learn about all of the … read more

Bat Girl Visit

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, September 10, 2016
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
09-10 Bat GirlMeet Bat Girl during the afternoon of our grander opening!  Taking a brief break from crime-fighting, Bat Girl has come all the way from Gotham City (and Parties With Character) to be part of our … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, September 12, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, September 12, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friends LogoThe Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, September 12, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, September 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
09-12 General Book ClubIn September the General Book Club will discuss Paradise by Larry McMurtry. The author recounts his journey to the South Sea Islands as his mother lays dying back in Texas. As McMurtry  travels … read more

Indian Corn Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, September 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
09-12 Indian Corn CraftGlue cereal to your corn cob for a colorful fall decoration! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

DeKalb Fire Hydrant Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
09-13 Fire Hydrant CraftAdd tissue to make a fire hydrant collage! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
07-02 Read to RoverGracie Allen loves to hear stories!  A certified therapy dog, Gracie, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, will visit the library between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Magic Muffin MagazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

DeKalb Fire Hydrant Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
09-13 Fire Hydrant CraftAdd tissue to make a fire hydrant collage! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
07-13 ColoringDo you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
boardThis is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, September 15, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, September 15, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2015-05-20 Farmers' MarketThe library will be at the Farmers' Market today! Stop by the Van Buer Plaza and see what’s going on at the library while shopping for some delicious produce. For additional information, please … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Excel: 15 Super Tips

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesLearn 15 tips to add to your Excel skills. If you need to create lists, tables, or data, this is the class for you.  This program will cover the fundamentals to make you feel confident the next time … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Friday, September 16, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, September 17, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
09-17 Beaten PathThe Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the … read more

Read with the Omegas

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, September 17, 2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
09-17-niuRead with a member of NIU’s Omega Psi Phi Fraternity on Saturday at any time between noon and 3:00 p.m.  Choose your favorite book to read, or have read to you.  The Omegas will have some of their … read more

Lego Club

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, September 17, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
06-20 Lego ClubLego Club is open to all school-age children and their siblings.  Our target audience is K through 5th grade, but we recognize that some younger siblings may tag along.  This is fine, just please be … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, September 19, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, September 19, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, September 19, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
09-20 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading Bear is Broken by Lachlan Smith. Leo Maxwell grew up in the shadow of his older brother Teddy, a successful yet reviled criminal defense attorney. As children, their … read more

“High in the Sky” Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, September 19, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
09-19 High in the Sky CraftYour airplane will be floating as high as the clouds. Ready for take-off! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Apple Trees Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
09-20 Apple Trees CraftAdd apples to your tree! Ripe for picking! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
09-20 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading Bear is Broken by Lachlan Smith. Leo Maxwell grew up in the shadow of his older brother Teddy, a successful yet reviled criminal defense attorney. As children, their … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Magic Muffin MagazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Apple Trees Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
09-20 Apple Trees CraftAdd apples to your tree! Ripe for picking! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
webcalendar 2012-10-27 stitchnicheHave you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

How Your Credit Affects You

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
09-21 CreditJoin us for a special presentation by the Illinois Community Credit Union about how your credit affects you.  The seminar will touch on these important points: Understanding your credit How a … read more

Word Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesIntroductory Microsoft Word teaches the basic skills in creating, editing, and printing a word document. Editing fonts, arranging the layout, placing graphs and images, or how to “Spell Check” are … read more

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, September 22, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Parent & Child PlaygroupJoin the fun! Learn with your child (age birth to 3)! Meet other families during this monthly program at the DeKalb Public Library.   These 4-C playgroup programs promote language and early literacy … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Teen Advisory Group

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TAGT.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Teens! TAG is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Friday, September 23, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, September 26, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, September 26, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Shooting Stars Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, September 26, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
09-26 Shooting Stars CraftMake a wish upon a star that you can hang in a special place! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Beady Caterpillar Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
09-27 Bead Caterpillar CraftChoose colored beads to make your caterpillar stretch and bend! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
07-02 Read to RoverGracie Allen loves to hear stories!  A certified therapy dog, Gracie, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, will visit the library between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Beady Caterpillar Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
09-27 Bead Caterpillar CraftChoose colored beads to make your caterpillar stretch and bend! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Cookbook Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
09-28 Cookbook ClubWanting to try something new, something you enjoy doing?  Try DKPL’s Cook Book Club!   This book club will invite readers and cooks alike to try new recipes, taste one of the dishes during our … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
07-13 ColoringDo you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, September 29, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2015-05-20 Farmers' MarketThe library will be at the Farmers' Market today! Stop by the Van Buer Plaza and see what’s going on at the library while shopping for some delicious produce. For additional information, please … read more

“High in the Sky” Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, September 29, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
09-19 High in the Sky CraftYour airplane will be floating as high as the clouds. Ready for take-off! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, September 29, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, September 29, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Excel I Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, September 29, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesIntroductory Microsoft Excel teaches you the basic skills of creating workbooks, using basic formulas, and other functions. If you need to create lists, tables, or data, this is the class for you.  … read more

Shooting Stars Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, September 30, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
09-26 Shooting Stars CraftMake a wish upon a star that you can hang in a special place! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Friday, September 30, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, October 3, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, October 3, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friends LogoThe Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 3, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Fall Leaves Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 3, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
10-03-fall-leaves-craftTrace your own arm to make the tree trunk and add colorful leaves. It’s Fall! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Intro to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, October 3, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3d-printing-classesThis class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Magic Muffins Book Discussion

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
10-04-magic-muffins-book-discussionThis month we will be discussing Ruby Redfort: Look Into My Eyes by Lauren Child. Thirteen-year-old Ruby, a genius code-cracker and daring detective, gets an anonymous call setting a challenge … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
webcalendar-2012-10-27-stitchnicheHave you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Excel I

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesIntroductory Microsoft Excel teaches you the basic skills of creating workbooks, using basic formulas, and other functions. If you need to create lists, tables, or data, this is the class for you.  … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 6, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Fall Leaves Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 6, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
10-03-fall-leaves-craftTrace your own arm to make the tree trunk and add colorful leaves. It’s Fall! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

DeKalb Art Walk Shakespeare Monologues

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, October 6, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10-06-dekalb-art-walkCome to the library to experience NIU students (Julia Steenstra, Jacob Groth, and Danny Saretsky) perform your favorite classical monologues and scenes from the world's best playwright, William … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AdventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR … read more

Excel II

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesExcel II will pick up where Excel I left off. We will look at a few additional formulas, some formatting options, and charts. Laptops will be provided for you to practice your new skills … read more

Hang Out With the Huskies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, October 7, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
10-07-huskiesDrop in anytime to enjoy a variety of stories and activities while you “Hang with the Huskies”!  Alpha Phi Omega, an NIU co-ed service fraternity is hosting this program for children of all … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Friday, October 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
English Teacher in the LibraryDo you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Crime Fighters Unite! Bat Girl Visits Library!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, October 8, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
10-08-bat-girl-visitMeet Bat Girl!  Taking a brief break from crime-fighting, Bat Girl has come all the way from Gotham City (and Parties With Character)! Immerse yourself in a delightful story time, dynamically … read more

Movie Showing: Alvin & Chipmunks Road Chip

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 10, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
10-10-chipmunks-movieColumbus liked to travel, and so do the Chipmunks!  Join Alvin and the gang as they take a wild road trip across the country in Alvin & the Chipmunks Road Chip. This road trip is 92 minutes … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Youth Services Department

Monday, October 10, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
10-10-read-to-rover-millerMiller loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Miller, a Golden Retriever, visits the library! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for a 10 minute time slot to read to … read more

Intro to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, October 10, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3d-printing-classesThis class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

General Book Club Discussion

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, October 10, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10-10-general-book-clubThe General Book Club will meet to discuss Edwidge Danticat’s novel Claire of the Sea Light. This is the story of a young fisherman’s daughter, Claire Limye Lanme, her father, and the small town … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Rainbow Fish Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
10-11-rainbow-fish-craftMake your Rainbow Fish colorful and swim with your friends! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Youth Services Department

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
07-02 Read to RoverGracie loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Gracie Allen, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, visits the library! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for a 10 minute time slot to … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Magic Muffin MagazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Rainbow Fish Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
10-11-rainbow-fish-craftMake your Rainbow Fish colorful and swim with your friends! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Great Hall

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
07-13 ColoringDo you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Word I

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesIntroductory Microsoft Word teaches the basic skills in creating, editing, and printing a word document. Editing fonts, arranging the layout, placing graphs and images, or how to “Spell Check” are … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
boardThis is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 13, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Youth Services Department

Thursday, October 13, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
10-10-read-to-rover-millerMiller loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Miller, a Golden Retriever, visits the library! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for a 10 minute time slot to read to … read more

Apple Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 13, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
10-13-apple-collage-craftAdd color to your apples to make a “juicy” collage! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, October 13, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Teen Read Book Discussion

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10-13-ashfallAshfall by Mike Mullin Teen Read is DeKalb Public Library’s book discussion group for teens. Join us as we read the books you choose, written by the authors you love! Refreshments are … read more

Word II

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesThis class will build upon what was covered in Word I or build on some basic skills you may already have in Word. We will look at some additional features of Word that may not have been covered in … read more

Friends Fall Book Sale

Location:Yusunas Room

Friday, October 14, 2016 - Monday, October 17, 2016
10-14-book-saleThe Friends of the DeKalb Public Library are holding their bi-annual book sale in the library! Browse through materials that may interest you! Materials start at $.25 and are all reasonably priced to … read more

Latin Dance Competition

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Friday, October 14, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10-14-latin-danceSo you think you can dance….to latin music?  The library and the NIU Latino Resource Center are partnering up to host a Latin Dance Competition during Hispanic Heritage Month! We are asking for … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, October 15, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
10-15-station-elevenStation Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 17, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Intro to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, October 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3d-printing-classesThis class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Dragon Chain Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
10-17-dragon-chain-craftHave fun adding colorful links to your dragon! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, October 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10-18 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading After the Crash by Michel Bussi. Just after midnight on December 23, 1980, a night flight bound for Paris plummets toward the Swiss Alps, crashing into a snowy … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Spotted Giraffe Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
10-18-spotted-giraffe-craftAdd spots to your tall giraffe! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
10-18 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading After the Crash by Michel Bussi. Just after midnight on December 23, 1980, a night flight bound for Paris plummets toward the Swiss Alps, crashing into a snowy … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Magic Muffin MagazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Spotted Giraffe Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
10-18-spotted-giraffe-craftAdd spots to your tall giraffe! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

College Financial Aid Workshop

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
10-19-college-financial-aidAre you ready to apply for financial aid and don’t know where to start?  Join us for a short presentation and workshop presented and led by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to learn more.  … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
webcalendar-2012-10-27-stitchnicheHave you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Files and Folders

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesAre you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? The Files and Folders class will include time to practice saving and finding your files onto a computer and a flash drive. It also … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 20, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Dragon Chain Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 20, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
10-17-dragon-chain-craftHave fun adding colorful links to your dragon! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, October 20, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AdventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR … read more

Flash Drives

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesWant to know how to save your files and photos on to a flash drive? Flash drives are sometimes called USB drives or thumb drives and they are currently one of the most convenient way to move files … read more

Socks & BLOCKS!

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Friday, October 21, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
10-21-socks-and-blocksBlocks! Math! Science! Blocks! Register children age 8 months through 8 years to attend BLOCK Fest - a fun-filled hands-on play experience hosted by NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement. BLOCK Fest® is … read more

Hang Out With the Huskies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, October 21, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
10-07-huskiesDrop in anytime to enjoy a variety of stories and activities while you “Hang with the Huskies”!  Alpha Phi Omega, an NIU co-ed service fraternity is hosting this program for children of all … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Youth Services Department

Monday, October 24, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
10-10-read-to-rover-millerMiller loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Miller, a Golden Retriever, visits the library! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for a 10 minute time slot to read to … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 24, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Intro to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, October 24, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3d-printing-classesThis class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Halloween Treat Pumpkins

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 24, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
10-24-pumpkin-treat-bag-craftDesign your Jack-o-Lantern and then go out to fill your pumpkin with goodies! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Halloween Parade

Location:Youth Services Department

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
9:45 am - 10:00 am
10-25-halloween-paradeYoung children are invited to join our Halloween Parade through the Children’s Department, with a few stops at various points to “trick-or-treat!” Come in costume and join the parade! FREE, no … read more

Paper Plate Ghost Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
10-25-ghost-craftSpook your Halloween visitors with this hanging ghost! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Outreach Web EventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Youth Services Department

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
07-02 Read to RoverGracie loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Gracie Allen, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, visits the library! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for a 10 minute time slot to … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Female Athletes: Through the Lifespan

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10-25-female-athletesSamantha Eakes, DPT is a physical therapist at Creative Therapeutics in DeKalb where she treats patients with a variety of orthopedic issues. She visits the library to discuss the importance of … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Buddies NEWOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Book Babies NEWThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Little Learners Web EventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Halloween Parade

Location:Youth Services Department

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
10:45 am - 11:00 am
10-25-halloween-paradeYoung children are invited to join our Halloween Parade through the Children’s Department, with a few stops at various points to “trick-or-treat!” Come in costume and join the parade! FREE, no … read more

Paper Plate Ghost Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
10-25-ghost-craftSpook your Halloween visitors with this hanging ghost! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Cookbook Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10-26-cookbook-clubWanting to try something new, something you enjoy doing?  Try DKPL’s Cook Book Club!   This book club will invite readers and cooks alike to try new recipes, taste one of the dishes during our … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Great Hall

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
07-13 ColoringDo you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

PowerPoint Intro

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesPowerPoint is presentation software that is part of Microsoft Office. Educators and students often use it to teach something or show what they have learned. PowerPoint can also be used to make a … read more

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 27, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Parent & Child PlaygroupJoin the fun! Learn with your child (age birth to 3)! Meet other families during this monthly program at the DeKalb Public Library.   These 4-C playgroup programs promote language and early literacy … read more

Halloween Treat Pumpkins

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 27, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
10-24-pumpkin-treat-bag-craftDesign your Jack-o-Lantern and then go out to fill your pumpkin with goodies! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, October 27, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Spooktacular!

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Thursday, October 27, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
10-27-spooktacularTrick-or-Treat through the library during the annual downtown DeKalb Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular!  Stop at every service desk—Circulation, Youth, Adult Reference, etc., to get a treat! Sponsored by … read more

Teen Advisory Group

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
TAGT.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Teens! TAG is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. … read more

PowerPoint II

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesAre you familiar with the basics of PowerPoint or have you attended the first PowerPoint class? PowerPoint II will build on some of the basic skills of PowerPoint. Topics will include a focus on … read more

Movie Showing: Hocus Pocus

Location:Teen Room

Friday, October 28, 2016
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
10-28-hocus-pocusJoin other teens in the Teen Room for a special presentation of the Halloween movie Hocus Pocus, just in time for the holiday! Popcorn will be available while supplies last. This program is FREE … read more

Fun’o’ween!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, October 29, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
10-29-funoweenDrop in any time between 2 and 3 p.m. to enjoy “Fun’o’ween” activities.  Get in the spirit of the holiday and wear your costume! This program is FREE and intended for children, no registration is … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 31, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar 2011-03-21 bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Binoculars Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 31, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
10-31-binocular-craftBecome a real explorer with your own binoculars! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Dragonflies Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
11-01-dragonfly-craftAdd color to the wings of your dragonfly. Hang it high and watch it fly! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
little-learners-outreach-web-eventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

NIU Book Club: Hope Leslie

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11-1-hope-leslieThis community book club session focuses on nineteenth-century American writer Catharine Sedgwick's novel Hope Leslie --a riveting Pocahontas-inspired tale of a young Native American woman who risks … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Magic Muffins Book Discussion

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11-01-magic-muffins-book-discussionThis month we will be discussing Circus Miradus by Cassie Beasley. When he realizes that his grandfather's stories of an enchanted circus are true, Micah Tuttle sets out to find the mysterious … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-buddies-newOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Dragonflies Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
11-01-dragonfly-craftAdd color to the wings of your dragonfly. Hang it high and watch it fly! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
webcalendar-2012-10-27-stitchnicheHave you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Computer Basics

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesAre you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? With lessons in computer basics, learn how to perform essential tasks using a mouse and keyboard while navigating the Windows … read more

3D Design Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3d-design-classesThis Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, November 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Thursday, November 3, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
10-10-read-to-rover-millerMiller loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Miller, a Golden Retriever, visits the library to have children read to him! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for a 10 minute … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
adventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving from the Supervolcano! TIME TO STEP UP! This month's Adventure @ Your Library is playing a special Ashfall RPG to prepare for the author's visit on … read more

Basic Computer Skills: Cutting and Pasting

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesAre you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? During this class, learn how to use the cut and paste functions on a computer. Laptop computers will be provided for use in … read more

Book Talk & Signing

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, November 3, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11-03-grief-diaries1 in 4 women will suffer the loss of a baby. In hopes of breaking the silence and loneliness, The Grief Diaries: Surviving the Loss of Pregnancy, sheds light on the traumatic changes that take place … read more

Hang Out with the Huskies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, November 4, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
10-07-huskiesDrop in anytime to enjoy a variety of stories and activities while you “Hang with the Huskies”!  Alpha Phi Omega, an NIU co-ed service fraternity is hosting this program for children of all … read more

DeKalb Public Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, November 4, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
11-4-library-toursJoin us for a tour of the entire library, including the new 46,000 sq. ft. addition and the renovated Haish Memorial building. Go behind the scenes as we demonstrate the RFID sorting machine in … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, November 7, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friends LogoThe Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 7, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11-07-pokemon-leagueJoin the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 7, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar-2011-03-21-bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, November 7, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3d-printing-classesThis class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Fiery Dragons Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
11-08-fiery-dragons-craftWhen you blow, your dragon will “breathe” fire! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
little-learners-outreach-web-eventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
magic-muffin-magazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-buddies-newOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Fiery Dragons Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
11-08-fiery-dragons-craftWhen you blow, your dragon will “breathe” fire! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Great Hall

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
07-13-coloringDo you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Basic Photo Editing Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesCome to this hands-on class to learn tips and tricks to improve digital images. Try cropping, resizing, and rotating images. Also, learn how to fix red-eye. This class is FREE and open to all. … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
boardThis is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

Story Time @ Panera

Location:Panera Bread

Thursday, November 10, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
webcalendar-2011-02-28-panbreadtimeClick ‘read more’ to sign-up for a special story time at Panera Bread on Sycamore Road. Hear a variety of stories for pre-school age children, presented by DeKalb Librarian, Theresa Winterbauer. … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, November 10, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Calico Cat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, November 10, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
11-10-calico-cat-craftAdd colorful tissue to your cat to make it special! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, November 10, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Cinematic Teen Reads

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, November 10, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11-10-hunger-gamesRead the book at home, watch the movie at the library! Join us as we trek through Middle Earth, travel through time, explore a candy factory, learn magic, swing through New York on a spider web, … read more

Excel: 15 Super Tips

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, November 10, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesLearn 15 tips to add to your Excel skills. If you need to create lists, tables, or data, this is the class for you.  This program will cover the fundamentals to make you feel confident the next time … read more

Movie Showing: Kung Fu Panda 3

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, November 11, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
11-11-kung-fu-pandaNo school on Veteran’s Day - so join us for a movie about kung-fu fighters! Po and the Furious Five are back in the hilarious and critically acclaimed hit film your whole family will love!  When … read more

DeKalb Public Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, November 11, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
11-4-library-toursJoin us for a tour of the entire library, including the new 46,000 sq. ft. addition and the renovated Haish Memorial building. Go behind the scenes as we demonstrate the RFID sorting machine in … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 14, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11-07-pokemon-leagueJoin the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 14, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar-2011-03-21-bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, November 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3d-printing-classesThis class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, November 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11-14-general-book-clubIn November the General Book Club will discuss Nathaniel Philbrick’s incredible story of man against nature—In the Heart of the Sea: the Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. In 1820 the 240-ton Essex … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Food Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
11-15-food-collage-craftCut out yummy food choices and add them to your plate! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
little-learners-outreach-web-eventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
magic-muffin-magazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-buddies-newOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Food Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
11-15-food-collage-craftCut out yummy food choices and add them to your plate! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
webcalendar-2012-10-27-stitchnicheHave you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Ways to Encourage Language and Food Variety for Children Under 3

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
11-16-baby-sign-languageA Pediatric Speech Pathologist will describe and give examples of ways to encourage language with your child under three, including baby sign language, types of words to use, and toys to play with. … read more

Excel: Formatting Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesThis Excel class builds on some of the basics you may already know if you are familiar with Excel and Word. If you are interested in learning how to change the formatting of your spreadsheet, come to … read more

3D Design Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3d-design-classesThis Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, November 17, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Chef Hat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, November 17, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
11-17-chefs-hat-craftDecorate your own chef hat and help out in the kitchen! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, November 17, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Fiction to Action: Ideas for Tackling Tough Topics and Empowering Readers

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, November 17, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11-17-mike-mullinEducators and Librarians, join Northern Illinois University, DeKalb Public Library, and author Mike Mullin for a fun and thought-provoking evening. You’ll participate in lively discussions and … read more

Family Reading Night

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
11-17-family-read-nightRead for the Win” during Family Reading Night, with Carla Raynor.  In honor of illustrator and author Chris Raschka (who created the poster for Family Reading Night 2016), we will be reading boo … read more

Excel: Data Manipulation Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesIf you have some excel skills and want to become more familiar with handling data within excel, come to this class to learn the basics on how to sort and filter. This class will work with some … read more

Author Visit: Mike Mullin

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11-17-mike-mullin-teensTeen fans of the Ashfall series are in for a special treat! The author of the post-apocalyptic YA series, Mike Mullin, is visiting the library! Mr. Mullin will be in the building for an adult … read more

Hang Out with the Huskies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, November 18, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
10-07-huskiesDrop in anytime to enjoy a variety of stories and activities while you “Hang with the Huskies”!  Alpha Phi Omega, an NIU co-ed service fraternity is hosting this program for children of all … read more

DeKalb Public Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, November 18, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
11-4-library-toursJoin us for a tour of the entire library, including the new 46,000 sq. ft. addition and the renovated Haish Memorial building. Go behind the scenes as we demonstrate the RFID sorting machine in … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, November 19, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11-19-off-the-beaten-pathAngelmaker by Nick Harkaway This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We invite you to … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Monday, November 21, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
10-10-read-to-rover-millerMiller loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Miller, a Golden Retriever, visits the library to have children read to him! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for a 10 minute … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11-07-pokemon-leagueJoin the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 21, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar-2011-03-21-bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, November 21, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3d-printing-classesThis class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, November 21, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11-22 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer. Five footprints are the only sign that four-year-old Daniel Buck was ever here. And now they are all his mother has left. Every day, … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Handprint Placemat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
11-22-handprint-placemat-craftYou can use this placemat at home and you will add your own handprint to make it yours to keep! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
little-learners-outreach-web-eventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
11-22 Crime FictionThis month we will be reading The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer. Five footprints are the only sign that four-year-old Daniel Buck was ever here. And now they are all his mother has left. Every day, … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

How to be a Veterinary Assistant

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
11-22-vet-assistantParticipate in a FREE Information Session to learn more about the Kishwaukee College Veterinary Assistant Program and how to get started in this in-demand field. Veterinary assistants are critical … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-buddies-newOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Handprint Placemat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
11-22-handprint-placemat-craftYou can use this placemat at home and you will add your own handprint to make it yours to keep! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Closed for Thanksgiving

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Thursday, November 24, 2016
11-24-thanksgivingThe library will be closed for Thanksgiving. Please enjoy the holiday! read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11-07-pokemon-leagueJoin the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 28, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar-2011-03-21-bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, November 28, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3d-printing-classesThis class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Name Train Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
11-29-name-train-craftChoo! Choo!  Your train will be as long as your name! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-buddies-newOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Name Train Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
11-29-name-train-craftChoo! Choo!  Your train will be as long as your name! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Google Drive Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Computer ClassesUse Google Drive to store, access, and share documents. You can make things like reports, spreadsheets, and presentations in Google Docs. It is a great way to collaborate on school work. It is all … read more

3D Design Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3d-design-classesThis Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 1, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Cereal Necklace Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12-01-cereal-necklace-craftMake a color pattern and string your cereal for a pretty delicious necklace! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, December 1, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, December 1, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
adventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR … read more

Excel: Graphs and Charts

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, December 1, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
computer-classesSometimes a pie chart or a line chart can be helpful to visually express your data. This hands on class will practice making charts in Excel. This class is FREE and open to all. Laptop computers … read more

DeKalb Public Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, December 2, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
11-4-library-toursJoin us for a tour of the entire library, including the new 46,000 sq. ft. addition and the renovated Haish Memorial building. Go behind the scenes as we demonstrate the RFID sorting machine in … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, December 5, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friends LogoThe Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, December 5, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11-07-pokemon-leagueJoin the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Youth Services Department

Monday, December 5, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar-2011-03-21-bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, December 5, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
3d-design-classesThis Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Holiday Pattern Chain Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
12-06-holiday-chains-craftYour green and red chain will make a pattern! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
little-learners-outreach-web-eventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Magic Muffins Book Discussion

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
12-06-magic-muffins-book-discussionThis month we will be discussing The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud. Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London. FOR … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services Department

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-buddies-newOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Holiday Pattern Chain Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
12-06-holiday-chains-craftYour green and red chain will make a pattern! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
webcalendar-2012-10-27-stitchnicheHave you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Excel I Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
computer-classesIntroductory Microsoft Excel teaches you the basic skills of creating workbooks, using basic formulas, and other functions. If you need to create lists, tables, or data, this is the class for you.  … read more

Story Time @ Panera

Location:Panera Bread

Thursday, December 8, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
webcalendar-2011-02-28-panbreadtimeClick ‘read more’ to sign-up for a special story time at Panera Bread on Sycamore Road. Hear a variety of stories for pre-school age children, presented by DeKalb Librarian, Theresa Winterbauer. … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 8, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Photo Ornament Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 8, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12-08-photo-ornament-craftAdd decorations to your frame and then choose a picture to put inside! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, December 8, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Cinematic Teen Reads: A Book and Movie Discussion Group

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12-08-teen-readRead the book at home, watch the movie at the library! Join us as we trek through Middle Earth, travel through time, explore a candy factory, learn magic, swing through New York on a spider web, … read more

Excel II Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
computer-classesExcel II will pick up where Excel I left off. We will look at a few additional formulas, some formatting options, and charts. This class is FREE and open to all. Laptop computers will be provided … read more

DeKalb Public Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, December 9, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
11-4-library-toursJoin us for a tour of the entire library, including the new 46,000 sq. ft. addition and the renovated Haish Memorial building. Go behind the scenes as we demonstrate the RFID sorting machine in … read more

Community Thank You Event

Location:Main Lobby

Saturday, December 10, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
12-10-community-thank-youDee and Gary Coover invite you to come in from the cold and enjoy live entertainment, light refreshments, and a silent auction in the library’s main lobby.  This event will be held after library … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, December 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11-07-pokemon-leagueJoin the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Youth Services Department

Monday, December 12, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar-2011-03-21-bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, December 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
3d-design-classesThis Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, December 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12-12-general-book-clubGet in the holiday spirit and join the General Book Club when we discuss two of Truman Capote’s greatest works of short fiction. In A Christmas Memory, inspired by Capote’s boyhood growing up with … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
12-13-rudolph-craftTrace your hands for the antlers and don’t forget to add the red nose! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
little-learners-outreach-web-eventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
07-02 Read to RoverGracie Allen loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Gracie Allen, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, visits the library to listen to stories! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
magic-muffin-magazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
advanced-3d-design-classesBuilding on the basics taught in “3D Design”, we will cover converting basic graphic files to an SVG, importing both STL and SVG files, and using “Community Shape Generators”. Participants will … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services Department

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-buddies-newOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
12-13-rudolph-craftTrace your hands for the antlers and don’t forget to add the red nose! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Great Hall

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
07-13-coloringDo you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

PowerPoint Introduction

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
computer-classesPowerPoint is presentation software that is part of Microsoft Office. Educators and students often use it to teach something or show what they have learned. PowerPoint can also be used to make a … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
boardThis is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 15, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Rudolph Ornament Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 15, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12-15-rudolph-ornament-craftRudolph can guide Santa’s sleigh with his bright red nose! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, December 15, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, December 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
adventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR … read more

PowerPoint II Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, December 15, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
computer-classesAre you familiar with the basics of PowerPoint or have you attended the first PowerPoint class? PowerPoint II will build on some of the basic skills of PowerPoint. Topics will include a focus on … read more

Introduction to Microcontrollers with Arduino

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, December 15, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
microcontrollers-classInterested in learning about electronics and coding? Then this is the class for you! We’ll be using a basic microcontroller (an Arduino board) and a couple of simple experiments to get you started on … read more

DeKalb Public Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, December 16, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
11-4-library-toursJoin us for a tour of the entire library, including the new 46,000 sq. ft. addition and the renovated Haish Memorial building. Go behind the scenes as we demonstrate the RFID sorting machine in … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, December 17, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
12-17-off-the-beaten-pathThe Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, December 19, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11-07-pokemon-leagueJoin the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Youth Services Department

Monday, December 19, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar-2011-03-21-bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, December 19, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
3d-design-classesThis Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Holiday Photo Frame Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
12-20-holiday-photo-frame-craftChoose a holiday frame and add a favorite photo to make a lovely gift! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Santa Visit!

Location:Children's Department

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
12-20-santa-visitSanta is stopping by to chat with all of his young friends!  Parents and caregivers are welcome to take photos. This event is FREE and open to all, no registration required! For additional … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
little-learners-outreach-web-eventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
07-02 Read to RoverGracie Allen loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Gracie Allen, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, visits the library to listen to stories! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
magic-muffin-magazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services Department

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-buddies-newOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Santa Visit!

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
12-20-santa-visitSanta is stopping by to chat with all of his young friends!  Parents and caregivers are welcome to take photos. This event is FREE and open to all, no registration required! For additional … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Holiday Photo Frame Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
12-20-holiday-photo-frame-craftChoose a holiday frame and add a favorite photo to make a lovely gift! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
webcalendar-2012-10-27-stitchnicheHave you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Fun Foam Ornaments Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 22, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
12-22-foam-ornament-craftAdd decorations to your ornaments just in time for Christmas! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teen Advisory Group

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, December 22, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
tagT.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Teens! TAG is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. … read more

Movie Showing: Frosty the Snowman

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, December 23, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
12-23-frosty-the-snowmanGet in the mood for winter fun by watching a movie celebrating the season!  Join us as we watch Frosty the Snowman!  If you know the words to the song, you are welcome to sing along! This movie … read more

Library Closed

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Monday, December 26, 2016
12-24-christmas-holidayPlease enjoy a very safe and happy holiday! read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Snow Measuring Stick Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
12-27-snow-measuring-stick-craftNow you can use your measuring stick to see how deep the snow is! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
little-learners-outreach-web-eventOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
advanced-3d-design-classesBuilding on the basics taught in “3D Design”, we will cover converting basic graphic files to an SVG, importing both STL and SVG files, and using “Community Shape Generators”. Participants will … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services Department

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-buddies-newOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Snow Measuring Stick Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
12-27-snow-measuring-stick-craftNow you can use your measuring stick to see how deep the snow is! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Magical Reading Adventure

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12-28-magic-reading-adventureMagic!  Humor!  More Magic!  And reading?  There is no school today, so come out of the cold, and join us for a “Magical Reading Adventure”! This FREE program is intended for children and … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Great Hall

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
07-13-coloringDo you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Snow Queen Visit

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 29, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
12-29-snow-queen-visitCome in from the cold and meet the Snow Queen!  Immerse yourself in a delightful story time, dynamically presented by Snow Queen herself! This interactive experience includes a simple themed … read more

Adventure @ Your Library: Extended Edition

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, December 29, 2016
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
adventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Join us for a special extra long game play day! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group … read more

Fluffy Snowman Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 29, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
12-29-fluffy-snowman-craftAdd cotton balls, eyes, nose, and a hat to your own little snowman! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to Microcontrollers with Arduino

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, December 29, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
microcontrollers-classInterested in learning about electronics and coding? Then this is the class for you! We’ll be using a basic microcontroller (an Arduino board) and a couple of simple experiments to get you started on … read more

Hang Out with the Huskies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, December 30, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
10-07-huskiesDrop in anytime to enjoy a variety of stories and activities while you “Hang with the Huskies”!  Alpha Phi Omega, an NIU co-ed service fraternity is hosting this program for children of all … read more

Movie Showing: Finding Dory

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, December 31, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
12-31-finding-doryGet in the mood for the new year by watching a movie celebrating loyalty, courage, and trying new things.   Join us as we watch Finding Dory! This movie showing is FREE and open to all, no … read more

Closed for New Year’s Holiday

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Sunday, January 1, 2017
01-01-new-yearThe library will be closed all day for the New Year's holiday. Be safe! read more

Closed for New Year’s Holiday

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Monday, January 2, 2017
01-01-new-yearThe library will be closed all day for the New Year's holiday. Be safe! read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Sleepy Bear Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
01-03-sleepy-bear-craftTuck your sleepy bear inside the cave for a long winter’s nap! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
little-learners-outreach-web-eventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Creating Code with Minecraft

Location:YS Internet Computers

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
01-03-minecraftIf you love Minecraft or want to learn how to code computers, this class is for you!  Learn how to make your Minecraft character move or build a house. No experience in coding? This class is a great … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
01-03-fun-with-your-little-oneJoin 4-C parent educator Clara Turner for an evening of literacy, singing, and dancing.  Immerse yourself and your child in language, move to music, and more, while you bond with your child and meet … read more

Magic Muffins Book Discussion

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
01-03-magic-muffins-book-discussionThis month we will be discussing The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm. Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-buddies-newOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Sleepy Bear Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
01-03-sleepy-bear-craftTuck your sleepy bear inside the cave for a long winter’s nap! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
webcalendar-2012-10-27-stitchnicheHave you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, January 5, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Bear Mask Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, January 5, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
01-05-bear-mask-craftSurprise your friends when you growl like a bear behind that mask! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, January 5, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
adventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, January 9, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friends LogoThe Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, January 9, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, January 9, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11-07-pokemon-leagueJoin the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Children's Department

Monday, January 9, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar-2011-03-21-bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, January 9, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
01-09-general-book-discussionThe General Book Club will start the new year by discussing a work of fiction, The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton. Twelve year old Frankie (Mary Frances) lives on her family’s Wisconsin apple … read more

Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, January 9, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3d-design-classesThis Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
01-03-fun-with-your-little-oneJoin 4-C parent educator Clara Turner for an evening of literacy, singing, and dancing.  Immerse yourself and your child in language, move to music, and more, while you bond with your child and meet … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
07-02 Read to RoverGracie Allen loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Gracie Allen, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, will visit the library to listen to stories read by children! Children may register at the … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
magic-muffin-magazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Résumé Workshop

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
01-10-resume-workshopBob Schlacks brings his many years of experience to this workshop to help you improve upon, or begin, your professional résumé. His experience includes working for over 20 years in the Human … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
advanced-3d-design-classesBuilding on the basics taught in “Introduction to 3D Design”, we will cover converting basic graphic files to an SVG, importing both STL and SVG files, and using “Community Shape Generators”. … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-buddies-newOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Arduino I: What is Arduino?

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
microcontrollers-classIn this class we’ll go over what Arduino is, what it can do, and give an overview of what you’ll need to know to program one.  This is a FREE, introductory class, and no previous experience is … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Great Hall

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
07-13-coloringDo you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Excel I

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
computer-classesIntroductory Microsoft Excel teaches you the basic skills of creating workbooks, using basic formulas, and other functions. If you need to create lists, tables, or data, this is the class for you.  … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
boardThis is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, January 12, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Story Time @ Panera Bread

Location:Panera Bread

Thursday, January 12, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
webcalendar-2011-02-28-panbreadtimeClick ‘read more’ to sign-up for a special story time at Panera Bread on Sycamore Road. Hear a variety of stories for pre-school age children, presented by DeKalb Librarian, Theresa Winterbauer. … read more

Dog’s Colorful Day Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, January 12, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
01-12-dogs-colorful-day-craftAdd decorations to your dog for a special effect! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, January 12, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3d-printing-classesThis class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Cinematic Teen Reads

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, January 12, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
01-12-cinematic-teen-readsRead the book at home, watch the movie at the library! Join us as we trek through Middle Earth, travel through time, explore a candy factory, learn magic, swing through New York on a spider web, … read more

Excel II

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, January 12, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
computer-classesExcel II will pick up where Excel I left off. We will look at a few additional formulas, some formatting options, and charts. This class is FREE and open to all. Laptop computers will be provided … read more

Friends of the Library Membership Drive and Flash Sale

Location:Main Lobby

Monday, January 16, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friends LogoThe Friends of the DeKalb Public Library will be holding a membership drive and flash sale on MLK Jr. Day! Become a Friend! Buy items at staggeringly low prices! Don't miss out! For additional … read more

MLK Jr. Day Activities: The Simple Art of Living Together

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Monday, January 16, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
01-16-mlk-day-programCelebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the DeKalb Public Library!  NIU's Center for Black Studies is teaming up with the DeKalb Public Library to provide a variety of crafts and activities.  Drop … read more

MLK Day Celebration for Peace

Location:Teen Room

Monday, January 16, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
01-16-celebration-for-peaceMartin Luther King Jr. spoke out for peace and unity, something we are still working towards today, nearly 50 years later. Join other teens and members of the NIU family in celebrating our … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, January 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11-07-pokemon-leagueJoin the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Pokémon League Cancelled

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, January 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11-07-pokemon-leagueThe Pokémon League is CANCELLED.  We will return next week! For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Children's Department

Monday, January 16, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
webcalendar-2011-03-21-bedtimestoryJoin Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, January 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3d-design-classesThis Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Penguin Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
01-17-penguin-craftTurn your cup into a cute little penguin! For more information, please contact Theresa at mailto:theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
little-learners-outreach-web-eventOn the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
01-03-fun-with-your-little-oneJoin 4-C parent educator Clara Turner for an evening of literacy, singing, and dancing.  Immerse yourself and your child in language, move to music, and more, while you bond with your child and meet … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
magic-muffin-magazineJoin other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Interviewing Skills Workshop

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
01-17-interview-workshopBob Schlacks brings his many years of experience to this workshop to help you improve your interviewing skills. His experience includes working for over 20 years in the Human Resources Department for … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
advanced-3d-design-classesBuilding on the basics taught in “Introduction to 3D Design”, we will cover converting basic graphic files to an SVG, importing both STL and SVG files, and using “Community Shape Generators”. … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-buddies-newOlder siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
book-babies-newThis lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
little-learners-web-eventThis morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Penguin Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
01-17-penguin-craftTurn your cup into a cute little penguin! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Arduino II: Basics of Programming

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
microcontrollers-classIn this class we’ll cover Arduino’s modified command language, syntax rules, and go over a few basic commands.  This is a FREE class, and we ask that you have taken the Arduino I class prior to this … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
webcalendar-2012-10-27-stitchnicheHave you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Computer Basics

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
computer-classesAre you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? With lessons in computer basics, learn how to perform essential tasks using a mouse and keyboard while navigating the Windows … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, January 19, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
08-04 Book and BabiesUna oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Fancy Octopus Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, January 19, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
01-19-fancy-octopus-craftYour octopus will take on a sparkle when you add “bling” for decorations! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, January 19, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, January 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
adventuresEvil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR … read more

Files and Folders

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, January 19, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
computer-classesAre you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? The Files and Folders class will include time to practice saving and finding your files onto a computer and a flash drive. It also … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, January 21, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
01-21-beaten-pathThe Peripheral by William Gibson This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We invite … read more

Movie Showing: The Secret Life of Pets

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, January 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
01-21-secret-life-of-petsWhat do your pets do when you're not home? This animated feature-film answers the question for a group living in an apartment in New York City. When their owners leave for the day, pets from the … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, January 23, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
betsy-zimmermanTeachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, January 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11-07-pokemon-leagueJoin the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you c