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June 2021

Virtual Local Jobs and Hiring Resources Workshop

Thursday June 24 @ 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 Medicare 101

Saturday June 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Event: Hits of the Ragtime Era

Saturday June 26 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pop music comes and goes, but some songs from over 100 years ago are just as fresh in the mind as the day they were written. The Entertainer, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, St. Louis Blues, and Ballin’ the Jack are still familiar, but even when they first hit the scene, these songs were recognized as having something special. We’ll take a look at some of the songs that captivated the public and how their popularity continued into the present, and we’ll…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Monday June 28 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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July 2021

Virtual Event: A Beginner’s Guide to the Golden Age of Radio

Thursday July 8 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This virtual presentation looks at some of the biggest shows and stars to emerge from the early years of radio, including Jack Benny, Bob Hope and The Shadow, with sound clips and stories about how radio became America's first mass medium, transforming the United States of America from 48 states into a national listening community. Steve Darnall is the host of a radio show in Chicago (Those Were the Days) dedicated to the "Golden Age" of radio. Over the years,…

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Virtual Event: African American Composers

Saturday July 10 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Black composers were on the forefront of American popular music; ragtime itself was the combination of African syncopation over a European march beat and formed the basis for the development of blues and jazz. Growing up as the children of former slaves, many black composers and musicians had to navigate – and even perpetuate – racism in popular entertainment as they grew their careers. We’ll look at composers such as Chris Smith and Shelton Brooks, and also some leaders in…

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Virtual Cooking Program: Doughnuts and Dainties

Saturday July 17 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Easy to make and eat, enjoy hearing about some small dessert trends from past decades in this humorous, nostalgic look back with cookbook collector Amy Alessio. Leave with recipes and ideas! Amy Alessio is an award-winning librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest reference book is the co-authored of 50+ Programs for Adults, Teens, Tweens (American Library Association, 2019). Her fiction includes the Amazon bestselling Alana O'Neill mysteries with vintage recipes, and romance under a pseudonym. She was…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Saturday July 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Monday July 26 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Workshop: Hiring Made Simple for Area Businesses

Thursday July 29 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you own a business in the DeKalb area? Are you always looking for ready employees near you? Do you find hiring expensive or time consuming? Come learn about a new local resource that easily connects jobseekers with employers in the DeKalb area. Participants will learn about new ways to find ready and qualified candidates for entry level and part time positions in their business. Participants will also get a chance to compare the cost of hiring and learn of…

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August 2021

Virtual Cooking Program: International Vintage Desserts

Saturday August 7 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy hearing about kolackies, baklava, German Chocolate Cake and other favorite vintage dessert trends with international origins in this delicious event with cookbook collector Amy Alessio. Learn how some favorite foods changed in this country and leave with recipes. Amy Alessio is an award-winning librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest reference book is the co-authored of 50+ Programs for Adults, Teens, Tweens (American Library Association, 2019). Her fiction includes the Amazon bestselling Alana O'Neill mysteries with vintage…

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Virtual Event: Lights Out, Everybody – Mystery and Horror during the Golden Age of Radio

Thursday August 12 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This virtual presentation uses sound clips from some of radio's best known mystery and horror programs (including Escape, Inner Sanctum and Lights Out) to illustrate how radio could truly be a "Theater of the Mind" and use music, voices and sounds to create indelible, and often frightening, "pictures." Steve Darnall is the host of a radio show in Chicago (Those Were the Days) dedicated to the "Golden Age" of radio. Over the years, he’s spoken at dozens of libraries on…

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Virtual Event: Women of Ragtime

Saturday August 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Women ragtime composers faced challenges – it wasn’t considered very “ladylike” to write this kind of music, and once they got married, they were expected to give up their career and raise a family. Still, a surprising amount of ragtime was written by young women, and much of it was very successful in its time. We’ll share some music by May Aufderheide, the Indiana composer who is considered the best of the female composers; Charlotte Blake of Detroit, who was…

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Virtual Event: The History of the Band Chicago

Thursday August 19 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

If you like your rock 'n' roll mixed with an exciting blast of horns there is no better than the music group Chicago. Formed in the city of Chicago in 1967 the band produced a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Chicago has sold over 100,000,000 albums and, based on those sales, Chicago is the most successful American group ever according to Billboard Magazine. Using performance and interview clips, we'll trace the arc of their career from…

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Virtual Event: Politics Behind the 2021 Summer Olympics

Saturday August 21 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The lead up to 2021 Olympics was unlike any other Olympics in history. The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics was wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic and was the first Olympics canceled since the 1940 and 1944 Games because of World War II. The International Olympic Committee went to extraordinary measures to make sure “The Games Must Go On.” The 2021 Tokyo Games will be a political statement as well. Either science beats or loses to COVID-19. Political statements and the…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Monday August 23 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Local Jobs and Hiring Resources Workshop

Thursday August 26 @ 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…

Find out more »

Virtual Medicare 101

Saturday August 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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September 2021

Virtual Event: Radio Goes to War

Thursday September 9 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

World War II was the first war in history to receive almost continuous coverage on radio. This one-hour, virtual presentation examines how radio rose to the challenge of life during wartime, with sound clips from news broadcasts, presidential speeches, entertainment shows, programs designed to boost morale (both at home and among the armed forces) and more! Steve Darnall is the host of a radio show in Chicago (Those Were the Days) dedicated to the "Golden Age" of radio. Over the…

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Stone Soup Shakespeare Present Hamlet @ Huntley Park

Friday September 17 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

In Stone Soup Shakespeare's tour of Hamlet, a decadent party swirls around the prince as he encounters ghosts, wrestles with his inner demons, and seeks revenge for the mistakes of the past generation.  Featuring new music by Chicago artists, Hamlet explores a young person finding his way in a dangerous world. Part campfire ghost story, and part murder mystery all set in a Gatsby-esque, neo-Jazz Era world. Music elements, a family-friendly invisible sword fight, a community created soundscape, and our typical energetic and…

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Virtual Workshop: A Deeper Dive into Car Ownership

Thursday September 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chaya Milchtein of Mechanic Shop Femme dives into automotive ownership topics like tune-ups, transmission fluid, and cleaning your car to protect your investment. She presents in an easy to understand format that is suitable for the average car owner. If you want to get a better understanding of your car, this is the class to take. Chaya is an automotive educator, journalist, and speaker, and founder of Mechanic Shop Femme. Her work has appeared or been featured in publications ranging…

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November 2021

After-Hours Concert: Daniel Bennett Group

Friday November 12 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Live music returns to the library! Join us for an after-hours concert in the main lobby when we host the Daniel Bennett Group, playing songs from their new album. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and music will begin at 6:30 p.m. Daniel Bennett's new album, 'New York Nerve,' was conceived outside under snow-covered heat lamps at New York City jazz clubs. "Outdoor music was our thing this year. The earth was our stage," says Daniel Bennett. The band was…

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December 2021

Carol of the (Berim) Baus with Arcomusical

Saturday December 4 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

They’re back! The library is delighted to host Projeto Arcomusical in an after-hours holiday concert open to the public.  The ensemble will play special arrangements of holiday music as well as original compositions for the audience in the library’s main lobby. Holiday snacks and refreshments will be provided while supplies last. Playing exclusively on the Afro-Brazilian instrument called the berimbau, Projeto Arcomusical's performances provide a unique and family-friendly experience. After the performance, children of all ages are invited to hold and perform on the…

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