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Samantha Hathaway

(815) 756-9568 ext. 1701|

Upcoming Events

April 2018

Film and Discussion: Food for Thought. Food for Life

April 19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

We want our food fast, convenient and cheap, but at what cost? As farms have become supersized, our environment suffers and so does the quality of our food. Join us for a film screening of Food for Thought. Food for Life. This movie explains the downsides of current agribusiness practices, and also introduces us to farmers, chefs, researchers, educators, and advocates who are providing solutions. The film is both poetic and practical; its powerful examination of the connections between our…

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Ben Franklin Circle: Sincerity

April 25 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Dekalb Public Library has joined a 21st-century community-building initiative inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s “club for mutual improvement,” launched more than 200 years ago. Ben Franklin Circles are dedicated to exploring the 13 virtues identified by Franklin: Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity, Justice, Moderation, Cleanliness, Tranquility, Chastity and Humility. The group engages in conversations on what each of these virtues means today on a personal and societal level. This month we will be discussing sincerity, of which Franklin’s…

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Medicare Made Clear

April 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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 multiple plans of varying coverage and cost that can benefit your individual needs. This seminar is entirely FREE and open to all, no registration is required. For additional information, please contact Samantha at or…

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Can YOU Find That Poster?

April 28 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Calling all movie maniacs, film fanatics and cinema-centrics! Visit your library today for something REELy exciting! View an exciting array of full size popular culture movie posters. Furthermore, test your skill of observation in a short, but FUN "scavenger hunt" style activity where you will match several descriptions to movie posters displayed for a chance to WIN a $35.00 AMC Theaters gift card! Eight ADDITIONAL winners will each receive a set of three "2 for 1" admission passes to the historic, vintage Sycamore…

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Fairy Tales for Adults

April 28 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ron Allison returns with his fourth installment of Fairy Tales for Adults! This time, he will be discussing a Russian tale, The Frog Princess, and Grimms’ The Girl Without Hands. Mr. Allison’s approach grew out of his long-standing love of European fairy tales and encounters with storytellers who opened up the possibilities of using fairy tales for self-examination among adult audiences. Much like dream analysis, this approach posits the possibility of viewing the narratives as metaphorical of our own psychodynamics,…

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Kishwaukee Tennis Association Event

April 29 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kishwaukee Tennis Association is holding a tennis event for ages 6 to 11 at the library. Parents and friends are welcome to watch the kids participate in tennis drills and games under the guidance of our certified "11 and under" tennis coach, Mark, and other KTA volunteers. Equipment will be age appropriate and the focus will be on fun. Using age appropriate equipment heightens the experience and the success rate. This is a great opportunity for children to experience a…

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