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December 2020

Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday December 2 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Virtual Informational Session with RAMP

Thursday December 3 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

There are 54 million Americans living with a disability. That’s nearly 1 in 5. However, it is not only people with disabilities who are concerned about disability related issues. Over 29% of families in the United States have one or more members with a disability. Established in 1980, RAMP is a non-profit, non-residential Center for Independent Living (CIL) that emulates the Independent Living Philosophy with a mission that promotes an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by people…

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Virtual Local Jobs and Hiring Resources Workshop

Thursday December 10 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you interested in local job opportunities? Are you tired of submitting too many online job applications? Come learn about new local free resources that connect jobseekers with employers in the DeKalb area. Participants will learn about new ways to reach local employers with job openings and how to make themselves easily available to local businesses. This workshop is free and intended for teens and adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email…

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Virtual Concert: Hawaiian Show

Saturday December 12 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Traditional Hawaiian music was brought over to the mainland United States during the 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition, where it later fused with jazz, ragtime, and other styles of popular music to evolve to its present form, and prominently features guitar, steel guitar, and ukulele. Bill Tong and Dean Milano will perform a set of traditional and popular Hawaiian music songs during this virtual concert. Bill (guitar, ukulele, vocal) has performed for a Hawaiian music band, A Bunch of Coconuts, from…

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Virtual Workshop: Breast Health Basics

Tuesday December 15 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Approximately 1 in 8 women (13%) will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Join us virtually to learn about breast cancer risk factors, current screening guidelines, and what you can do to reduce your risk. This free workshop is held virtually in conjunction with Northwestern Medicine. It will be presented by Lead Outreach Specialist Jennifer Kleckner, RN. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting,…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday December 16 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Closed for Christmas

Thursday December 24

The library will be closed all day in observance of Christmas. Have a safe and pleasant holiday!

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Closed for Christmas

Friday December 25

The library will be closed all day in observance of Christmas. Have a safe and pleasant holiday!

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Closed for New Year’s Eve

Thursday December 31 @ 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The library will close at 3:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Have a safe and pleasant holiday!

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January 2021

Virtual Event: Presidential Impact on Sports from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama, Why America has Cajun Culture

January 30, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presidents, of course, impact all areas of life including sports. Theodore Roosevelt is credited with saving football. William Howard Taft had a bad morning at the office in 1910 as women demanded the right to vote and he fled to watch a baseball game which would become the first ever Presidential opener. FDR, JFK and LBJ all had sports impacts. Richard Nixon opened up China because of sports. Jimmy Carter used sports as leverage in dealing with the Soviet Union’s…

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February 2021

Virtual Concert: Barb Sorensen Presents Farm Art

February 13, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

International singer songwriter Barb Sorensen performs a virtual concert featuring original pop/rock songs written for her latest CD, Farm Art, mixed with traditional German and Norwegian folk songs, folklore, and stories from her tours. German songs (with a yodel or two included) are part of Barb’s heritage. In German the word "art" refers to a type, or type of person. Barb’s newest songs in the Farm Art concert reflect her German heritage and American upbringing. Barb's music layers multiple levels…

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April 2021

Virtual Presentation: The Financial Aid Process

April 10, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This virtual presentation outlines the general financial aid process and provides insight on how financial aid works, how to apply for it, student eligibility, and how it can be used to help pay for college. It introduces the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) along with summarizing state and federal aid programs among other topics. This free program is intended for teens and adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with…

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Virtual Workshop: College is Possible

April 12, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

It is never too early to start planning for college. This virtual presentation outlines the college and financial aid processes in general terms, lays the groundwork for what to expect with the college-going process, and provides tips and tools students and parents can use to learn more about planning, applying, and paying for a post-secondary education. This free workshop is intended for middle school students and parents. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation…

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Virtual Workshop: College is Possible (Spanish)

April 14, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Nunca es demasiado temprano para prepararse para la universidad. Esta presentación en línea detalla el proceso para asistir a la universidad y solicitar ayuda financiera. Establece una base para saber qué esperar con el proceso de ir a la universidad. Provee consejos y herramienta a los estudiantes y padres que puedan utilizar para aprender más acerca de la planificación, de cómo solicitar, y de cómo pagar para una educación superior. Este taller gratuito es dirigido a los padres y estudiantes…

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Virtual Workshop: Managing College Costs for Parents

April 15, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This virtual presentation provides tips on how parents can support their student as he/she searches for the “right fit” college. Topics include knowing the facts about college value, types of colleges and degrees, college visits, financial aid basics, teaching your student to budget, tips on managing money in college, and common concerns. This free program is intended for parents of college-bound students. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to…

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Virtual Workshop: First-time Homebuyers

April 17, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or searching to downsize, local experts are here to help navigate the DeKalb real estate market.  The realtors will discuss the process of buying a home- from finding a mortgage company to negotiating an offer to the closing table. The presenters will include Tiffany Dallas, Realtor, at Century 21 Affiliated and Stephanie Hunter, Mortgage Loan Originator at FNB Mortgage Group. This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you…

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Virtual Workshop: Preparing to Sell Real Estate

April 24, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thinking about selling your home this this spring?  Come chat with the professionals to learn tips and tricks of staging, marketing and the process of listing your home to sell. This event is presented by Tiffany Dallas, Realtor, at Century 21 Affiliated in DeKalb. This program is intended for adults. It is entirely free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call…

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