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Samantha Hathaway

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April 2019

Celebrate Poetry Month with Local Poets

April 24 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for the second of two local poetry reading nights in celebration of Poetry Month! Two local published poets will read their work. Becky Prafitt is a Native of New Hampshire and a longtime resident of DeKalb. She is a retired from Safe Passage where she worked for years as a counselor and advocate for abused women and children.  She has had several poems published and is the author of a nonfiction book, The Birth Primer. Joseph Gastiger grew up in…

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May 2019

Mines of Moria Escape Room

May 4 @ 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Did you miss the Mines of Moria escape room during “8 Worlds in 1 Day”? If so, don’t fret! We will be providing this exciting, interactive escape room again for those who haven’t experienced it yet. Solve the puzzles and figure out the riddles to escape from the Mines of Moria before the fiery Balrog finds you. Work as a team to search the room for clues and a means of escape. You do not have to have prior knowledge…

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Mines of Moria Escape Room

May 4 @ 1:10 PM - 1:40 PM

Did you miss the Mines of Moria escape room during “8 Worlds in 1 Day”? If so, don’t fret! We will be providing this exciting, interactive escape room again for those who haven’t experienced it yet. Solve the puzzles and figure out the riddles to escape from the Mines of Moria before the fiery Balrog finds you. Work as a team to search the room for clues and a means of escape. You do not have to have prior knowledge…

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Mines of Moria Escape Room

May 4 @ 1:50 PM - 2:20 PM

Did you miss the Mines of Moria escape room during “8 Worlds in 1 Day”? If so, don’t fret! We will be providing this exciting, interactive escape room again for those who haven’t experienced it yet. Solve the puzzles and figure out the riddles to escape from the Mines of Moria before the fiery Balrog finds you. Work as a team to search the room for clues and a means of escape. You do not have to have prior knowledge…

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Mines of Moria Escape Room

May 4 @ 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Did you miss the Mines of Moria escape room during “8 Worlds in 1 Day”? If so, don’t fret! We will be providing this exciting, interactive escape room again for those who haven’t experienced it yet. Solve the puzzles and figure out the riddles to escape from the Mines of Moria before the fiery Balrog finds you. Work as a team to search the room for clues and a means of escape. You do not have to have prior knowledge…

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Mines of Moria Escape Room

May 4 @ 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Did you miss the Mines of Moria escape room during “8 Worlds in 1 Day”? If so, don’t fret! We will be providing this exciting, interactive escape room again for those who haven’t experienced it yet. Solve the puzzles and figure out the riddles to escape from the Mines of Moria before the fiery Balrog finds you. Work as a team to search the room for clues and a means of escape. You do not have to have prior knowledge…

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Mines of Moria Escape Room

May 4 @ 3:50 PM - 4:20 PM

Did you miss the Mines of Moria escape room during “8 Worlds in 1 Day”? If so, don’t fret! We will be providing this exciting, interactive escape room again for those who haven’t experienced it yet. Solve the puzzles and figure out the riddles to escape from the Mines of Moria before the fiery Balrog finds you. Work as a team to search the room for clues and a means of escape. You do not have to have prior knowledge…

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Seed Sorting

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

It’s time to sort and swap! Visit the library to participate in our annual seed sorting program that will kick-off the Seed Swap housed in the Adult Services department of the library. Dan Kenney from the DeKalb County Community Gardens will be on hand to assist with the seed sorting and to answer questions about gardening and sustainable living. The Seed Swap is available to all patrons while supplies last and encourages the harvesting of seeds from the food grown…

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Fairy Tales for Adults

May 25 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ron Allison returns with another installment of Fairy Tales for Adults! This time, he will be discussing a Norwegian tale, Tatterhood, and Grimms’ Strong Hans. 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, particularly in regard to developmental…

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Stone Soup Shakespeare Present Twelfth Night @ Huntley Park

May 31 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring a picnic and enjoy Stone Soup Shakespeare’s rendition of the comedy Twelfth Night. When Viola and her twin brother Sebastian are separated in a ship wreck on the coast of Ilyria they must both make their way as best they can while disguises, romance, and music abounds! Stone Soup Shakespeare brings professional Shakespeare productions and other theatrical experiences to communities for FREE.  Their aim is first to approach Shakespeare’s writings as if they were new scripts, looking at them…

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June 2019

Targeting Seniors: Frauds and Scams Aimed at Senior Citizens

June 7 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

According to the Federal Trade Commission over 30% of the frauds reported are committed against individuals between the ages of 60 and 79. This presentation explores the types of frauds most often perpetrated against senior citizens and ways that can help seniors from being victimized. David Sinason received a BS in engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana and worked as a packaging engineer for three Fortune 100 companies. While working for Abbott Laboratories he began taking accounting courses…

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The Music of Star Wars: A Celebration of John Williams’ Film Scores

June 8 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Often called a “space opera”, one aspect of the Star Wars films that helped make them such a pop culture phenomenon was composer John Williams' iconic music. This 60-minute multimedia presentation showcases music from all eight episodes. Despite being born fifteen years after the band broke up, Aaron Krerowicz worked as a full-time independent professional Beatles scholar from June 2015 through August 2018. He has authored six books about The Beatles, and delivered more than 500 presentations throughout the US,…

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