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September 2020

Virtual Event: Mind Game – Perception Deception

Saturday September 19 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Our brain decides how we perceive everything around us. It finds patterns and solves problems efficiently, except for when it lies to us. In this engaging, virtual program William Pack explores the real science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don’t exist. You’ll experience how optical illusions work, why people fall for scams, and how our daily choices are influenced, including how we are wired to believe fake news. William will also give the…

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Virtual Workshop: Mindful Eating

Wednesday September 23 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Mindfulness is bringing full attention and awareness to one’s experience. It is about  being in the moment without judgement. In this virtual program, you will learn how mindful eating uses the senses to increase awareness regarding food choices and elevates the experience of eating. It helps us become aware of thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations related to eating to better read our body’s cues for hunger and satiety. This virtual program is provided in partnership with Northwestern Medicine. Wellness Nurse…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday September 30 @ 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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October 2020

DeKalb County Virtual Candidates’ Forum

Thursday October 1 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The DeKalb Public Library and the League of Women Voters of DeKalb County invite you to a virtual, public Candidates’ Forum being held on Zoom. As both the League and the Library are non-partisan organizations, candidates for each locally contested office on the November 3rd ballot will have the opportunity to speak. This forum will feature three DeKalb County offices (State’s Attorney, Coroner and Circuit Court Clerk). Coroner: Cat Brian Prescott (Democrat) and Dennis J. Miller (Republican incumbent). State’s Attorney:…

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Virtual Workshop: Defining Age, an Exploration of Joyful Aging

Friday October 2 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This virtual, interactive workshop is for adults ages 50 and up. Time is devoted to sharing stories, ideas and exploring the wisdom of becoming an elder. Participants gain inspiration and tools to use in their lives. Some of the workshops spotlights include finding joy in our lives, moving more, redefining your language, what makes you happy, discovering your gifts and learning how to use them. Come with us and explore creative ways to walk the second half of your life!…

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Professional Family Photos

Saturday October 3 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Autumn is a beautiful time of the year to gather the family and take a photo that will last a lifetime. The library is offering free 15-minute time slots with a professional photographer for patrons to get 3-5 quality family photos taken. Photographer Jesus Galindo will take a variety of photos, both in the library’s main lobby and in the library’s courtyard, and email them to you a few days after the program. You can download and use them in…

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Virtual Workshop: Beginner’s Chinese Calligraphy

Saturday October 3 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join local artist Jojo Liu in this virtual beginner’s Chinese calligraphy class, from the safety and comfort of your own home! In this class, Jojo will be teaching you the art of traditional Chinese calligraphy: how to hold a brush, write basic strokes, and write standing. Chinese calligraphy is one of the most traditional art forms in the world, truly representative of eastern art and culture. Jojo was taught and inspired by her grandfather to practice Chinese calligraphy from a…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday October 7 @ 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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DeKalb County Virtual Candidates’ Forum

Thursday October 8 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The DeKalb Public Library and the League of Women Voters of DeKalb County invite you to a virtual, public Candidates’ Forum being held on Zoom. As both the League and the Library are non-partisan organizations, candidates for each locally contested office on the November 3rd ballot will have the opportunity to speak. This Forum will be for candidates to the DeKalb County Council. This Forum will also include Jeff Keicher and Paul Stoddard, candidates for House Representative to District 70,…

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Virtual Workshop: Getting to Know Me, Enneagram Insights

Thursday October 8 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Enne-A-What? Join us for a virtual, thought-provoking introduction to the popular Enneagram Personality Types. Explore the 9 basic Enneagram types, and discover their use for individual growth, improving relationships, and more open communication. Presenters Henrieta Ribeiro and Maryanne Kyle of Intentional Energy 3, invite you to begin a conversation on the patterns of our behavior using the Enneagram. Maryanne Kyle is a national speaker, facilitator, trainer and writer with over 40 years of experience. Her lively and interactive seminars are…

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Craig Mathey and Friends Concert

Friday October 9 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Craig Mathey and Friends will be performing live at Katz Park in DeKalb! Join the DeKalb Public Library and Club 55 for this special outdoor concert. Craig Mathey (keyboards and vocals) has been a life-long Sycamore resident and a musician since age 10. He began his musical career by taking accordion lessons for one year. At the age of 12 he started playing with a gospel group which honed his skills in improvising and ear training. At age 14 he…

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Virtual Event: Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality

Saturday October 10 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this virtual performance President Lincoln (Kevin Wood) shares his ever-evolving perspectives on the subjects of slavery, emancipation, and equality, including the relationship between the races during his times Kevin Wood, currently of Oak Park, Illinois (Chicago area), portrays President Abraham Lincoln, one of our nation's most beloved and esteemed historical figures.  He has made appearances at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Lincoln Heritage Museum, the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, and Lincoln's Festival on Route 66,…

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Virtual Event: Billy Joel, the Piano Man

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

Though Billy Joel has not released a new rock album in over 27 years, he remains one of the world’s most popular live performers.  In this virtual event we’ll use performance and interview video clips to trace the arc of Billy’s career from his humble beginnings in Hicksville, NJ…to his slow rise to fame…to his long string of hits including “Just The Way You Are”, ”It’s Still Rock N Roll To Me”, ”Uptown Girl” and “River Of Dreams”…to his love…

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StoryCorps Connect Webinar: Recording Community Stories During COVID-19

Tuesday October 20 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Please join the DeKalb Public Library and national oral history project, StoryCorps, for a one-hour webinar about StoryCorps Connect, the organization's newest service developed in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. StoryCorps Connect offers a free platform for community members and families to connect and record conversations remotely to be preserved at the Library of Congress. This hour will feature stories, tips and best practices for recording a conversation of your own with a loved one. This webinar is free and open to…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday October 21 @ 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 Event: Inside the First Folio

Saturday October 24 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The First Folio was compiled by John Heminges and Henry Condell, two of Shakespeare’s fellow actors.  Without it, we would not today have half of Shakespeare’s plays.  Peter Garino will examine how the First Folio came to be, its importance to our knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare today, and how the Folio is used by actors today in crafting their performances.  A must-see for Shakespeare aficionados or those who simply wish to broaden their understanding of Shakespeare. Garino is a founding…

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Virtual Local Jobs and Hiring Resources Workshop

Thursday October 29 @ 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 job seekers 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…

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November 2020

Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday November 4 @ 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 Event: When the Music Died, the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles Break-Up

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

It was 50 years ago in the spring/summer of 1970 that the Beatles called it quits.  Incredibly, it was only 6 years earlier that the Beatles exploded in America on the Ed Sullivan Show.   However, in that brief period they became - and remain - the world’s most iconic band thanks to a treasure chest of memorable songs and an uncanny ability to chart fresh musical direction with every new release. Using performance and interview clips we’ll explore the reasons…

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Virtual Event: The United States and Southeast Asian Militaries during the Cold War

Friday November 13 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

America’s Cold War involvement with Southeast Asia is often viewed through the prism of the Vietnam war. While few would deny the importance of this conflict, many other far less known and far more successful interactions occurred between American and Southeast Asian military establishments. Washington’s anti-communist policies resulted in far more powerful Southeast Asian militaries with few commitments to democracy and an increasing appetite for political power. This virtual lecture examines the course and legacies of these developments using Thailand,…

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Virtual Event: Connections, Linking the Medieval Days to our Modern World

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

In this virtual edu-tainment adventure, singer/songwriter/historian Barry Cloyd time-travels back to the days of knights and chivalry. Learn how the discoveries and inventions of that most misunderstood of time periods, the Middle Ages, have made a major impact on our lives today. Barry touches on many important periods of Middle Ages history and utilizes various musical instruments, both well-known and obscure to animate the period music in this program. You’ll never look at ancient history the same way again. While…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday November 18 @ 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 Event: Germany’s Liquid Bread – a Refreshing Look at the History of Beer!

Saturday November 21 @ 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

This year’s 100th anniversary of the Prohibition in the USA presents us with the perfect opportunity to hearken back to the legendary history of a revolutionary beverage that changed the world: Beer, or more precise, German beer! Once so essential to daily diets that it was referred to as liquid bread, German beer to this day is a source of great cultural and national pride. Join German Historian Anette Isaacs, M.A., for a fascinating, virtual exploration into the history of…

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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 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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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: 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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