We are celebrating National Poetry Month with a poetry contest of our own! Write an original poem (less than 100 words) about Harry Dumpty and submit it on or before April 30th. There will be three categories: adult, teen and children.
A winner will be chosen from each category on May 1st. Each winner will receive a personalized t-shirt with their poem on the back, a chocolate egg from The Confectionary and they will be able to read their award-winning poem during our groundbreaking event.
Please submit poems to Edith Craig via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, at the library or by fax 815-756-7837. Please include your name, age (so we can discern your category), email and/or phone number.
Add an Easter egg to your bunny basket.
Secret Code Writers
Learn some ways to code secret notes and figure out ways to make new codes. You never know when a spy might need to decode a message!
This program is for tweens ages 10-14. Sign-up ends at 8:00 a.m. the morning of the event.
Are 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 operating system. Laptop computers will be provided for use in class. Class will be held in the lower level of the library. Signup online, at the Reference Desk or by calling 815-756-9568 ext. 220
Did you miss a fun craft because it was at the wrong time or on the wrong day? Now you have another chance to create something fun, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
Come in any time between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to make one, or several, craft projects.
Younger children should have an adult present to assist with any cutting or gluing required.
The library has acquired licensing to show movies all year round!
We will be watching: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" (PG).
Bring a friend and enjoy the show with some popcorn and light refreshments! There is no registration for this free event. It will be held in the lower level meeting room at the library.
A variety of board and card games will be available in the Youth Services Department throughout the day for you to enjoy. Visit the library with a friend and select a game (or games) to play!
Try out Magic Muffin Kitchen Domination! The board game created by DeKalb area tweens!
Join Miss Jen on the Dragon Carpet and enjoy several stories! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. This week we will be reading about recycling!
Be green and save green by making a plastic bottle piggy bank!
The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen
Four friends, recent college graduates, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it's no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise-quick, efficient, low risk-works like a charm. Until they kidnap the wrong man. Now two groups they've very much wanted to avoid are after them-the law, in the form of veteran state investigator Kirk Stevens and hotshot young FBI agent Carla Windermere, and an organized-crime outfit looking for payback. As they all crisscross the country in deadly pursuit and a series of increasingly explosive confrontations, each of them is ultimately forced to recognize the truth: The true professionals, cop or criminal, are those who are willing to sacrifice . . . everything. A finger-burning page-turner, filled with twists, surprises, and memorably complex characters, The Professionals marks the arrival of a remarkable new writer.
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The Crime Fiction Book Club is for adults who enjoy quality novels in the mystery/suspense genre. Join us in the community conference room for a lively and informal discussion. Books are available for check out from the book club shelf, and refreshments are provided! Drop in and be welcome!
309 Oak Street
DeKalb, Illinois 60115