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Samantha Hathaway

(815) 756-9568 ext. 1701|

October 2018

Tuesday Movie: Black Panther

October 16 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for another MARVELous adventure! We will be showing Black Panther (2018), the story of a lesser-known superhero. After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery…

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Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

October 17 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 17, 2018

Have 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 to bring your own supplies such as yarn and crochet hooks. This club is great for people who are beginners all the way up to advanced. If you are unsure of what you need, a basic crochet or knit how-to booklet will be provided…

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National Issues Forum: What Should We Do About the Opioid Epidemic?

October 17 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Drug abuse, a problem the United States has faced for decades, has taken a sharp and lethal turn with the rise of opioids—both legal painkillers, such as oxycodone and fentanyl, and illegal ones like heroin. What should we do to relieve the opioid epidemic facing our communities? This forum will discuss this national issue and various courses of action that can be taken to alleviate the problem. All participants must remain respectful and courteous of others’ opinions and ideas. The…

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Illinois State Treasury Booth on I-Cash and Get Covered Illinois

October 23 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Illinois Treasurer’s I-Cash program helps tens of thousands of people each year discover and claim old bank accounts, uncashed paychecks, unpaid insurance benefits, and other unclaimed property. Bonnie Jefferson will host a booth in the library’s main lobby to assist patrons in this field. She will be able to check the system for unclaimed property and, in the case that there is some, she can assist patrons with the paperwork required to claim the property. I-Cash is an official…

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Tuesday Movie: Dunkirk

October 23 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

We will be showing Dunkirk (2017), an award-winning World War II film. In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated. This movie is rated PG-13 and…

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Medicare Made Clear

October 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 24, 2018

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 samanthah@dkpl.org or…

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Medicare Made Clear

October 29 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 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 samanthah@dkpl.org or…

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November 2018

Cheeses from Around the World

November 3 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Travel the world without leaving DeKalb! Lisa Brandt, Hy-Vee dietitian, will be at the library providing samples of cheeses from around the world. Lisa will be sampling cheeses from Italy, Ireland, France, England, Denmark, Holland, Germany and Australia. She will pair these cheeses various fruits and other foods. Lisa received her Bachelor of Science degree in coordinated dietetics, food and nutrition at Purdue University and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Illinois Dietetic Association. Lisa…

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Tuesday Movie: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

November 6 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The smallest movie to hit the theaters...technically speaking. We will be showing Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), the Marvel sequel. This Tuesday Movie will be held in the Story & Activity Room. Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from…

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Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

November 7 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have 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 to bring your own supplies such as yarn and crochet hooks. This club is great for people who are beginners all the way up to advanced. If you are unsure of what you need, a basic crochet or knit how-to booklet will be provided…

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Culinary Health: Hydration

November 8 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Hydration is essential to good health. The American lifestyle promotes a dehydrated state in many individuals. Foggy memory, headaches, and hunger are a few examples of how dehydration can affect you. This demonstration will discuss the importance of hydration and include strategies to staying hydrated using beverage and foods. The holidays can be stressful. Let us help by providing information on how to relax, live healthy, and de-stress during the season. This workshop is provided by the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee…

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Tuesday Movie: Jaws (1975)

November 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

You’re gonna need a bigger boat. We will be showing the classic thriller Jaws (1975), the movie that made a whole generation afraid to go in the water. When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper…

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Tuesday Movie: Ocean’s 8 (2018)

November 20 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

When you come from a family of con artists the action never stops. We will be showing Ocean’s 8 (2018), Sandra Bullock’s attempt to out-do George Clooney. Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting -- that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take -- a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists,…

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Medicare Made Clear

November 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 24, 2018

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 samanthah@dkpl.org or…

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Tuesday Movie: The Outsiders (1983)

November 27 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Watch the movie that introduced us to the Brat Pack. We will be showing The Outsiders (1983), the movie based on S.E. Hinton’s popular novel. A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers are perpetually at odds with the Socials, a rival group. When Greasers Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) and Johnny (Ralph Macchio) get into a brawl that ends in the death of a Social member, the boys are forced to go into hiding. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with…

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National Issues Forum: Health Care—How Can We Reduce Costs and Still Get the Care We Need?

November 28 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Americans worry about the high cost of health care. Personally, many of us fear that we are on medical catastrophe from bankruptcy. On a national level, spending on health care exceeds spending for defense and threatens our country’s solvency. Deliberative forums on this difficult subject will challenge participants to carefully weigh the trade-offs involved in achieving those things they most care about: good health, ability to pay their bills, personal freedom, and a nation that can meet its citizens’ needs.…

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Culinary Health: Breakfast on the Run

November 29 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Breakfast and lunch are important. Yet, many times these meals are skipped or provided by the fast food lane during the busy work week. Simple tips, techniques, and recipes will be demonstrated to help participants tote their breakfast and lunch, saving money and increasing wellness. The holidays can be stressful. Let us help by providing information on how to relax, live healthy, and de-stress during the season. This workshop is provided by the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Community Wellness program.…

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December 2018

Carol of the (Berim) Baus

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

The library will host Arcomusical in an after-hours concert open to the public. The ensemble will play holiday music as well as original compositions for the audience in the library’s main lobby. Holiday snacks and refreshments will be provided. MeiaMeia (Portuguese for “half” “half” i.e. “half a dozen” of one, “half a dozen” of the other) is a twelve work chamber music cycle for an instrument called the Arcomusical, an elegant species of tunable berimbau handcrafted in the United States.…

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National Issues Forum: The Future of Work—How Should We Prepare for the New Economy

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

The U.S. economy is undergoing a dramatic and rapid transformation that is profoundly affecting what Americans do for a living and how well they do financially. Many things that were taken for granted a generation ago—such as secure employment and ever-better wages and benefits—are no more. Millions struggle to make ends meet and to attain a secure retirement. This forum will discuss this national issue and various courses of action that can be taken to alleviate the problem. All participants…

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February 2019

Motown: The Music that Moved the World

February 2, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In Detroit in the 1960's Motown Records produced hits as efficiently as the Ford Motor Company produced automobiles - 110 Top Ten hits to be exact!  It was the "Sound of Young America" sung by performers like The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Using audio and visual content Gary Wenstrup will trace the amazing musical journey from the power soul of "Dancing In The Streets" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" to the psychedelic soul of…

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