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Susan Garlisch

(815) 756-9568 ext. 3400|

January 2020

Creative Writing

Monday January 27 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until January 27, 2020

Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles, or start something new at the library. You are welcome to bring your Chromebooks, or use the library’s computers. Submissions will be added to a layout and a magazine for tweens and one for teens will be printed for library patrons to take home and enjoy! This free program is intended for ages 11-17, or in 6th-12th grade. Registration is not required. For additional information, please…

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Tweens Read: Out of the Wild Night

Tuesday January 28 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join other tweens to talk about this ghostly story then do some ghost hunting in the library. Check out a copy of the book in Youth Services by the public computers, while supplies last. Here’s what it’s about: Ghosts are alive on the island of Nantucket. You can hear them in the wind and in the creaks of the old homes. They want to be remembered. And, even more, they want to protect what was once theirs. The ghosts have…

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Teen Book Mob: The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

Tuesday January 28 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love to read and talk about books and have a snack, too? Teen Book Mob is here for you! The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives, a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist and winner of a Stonewall Book Award, “links the diversity of creed and the impact of impulsive actions to themes of tolerance and forgiveness"  - Kirkus review. Read on…. If it weren’t…

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February 2020

Creative Writing

Monday February 3 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles, or start something new at the library. You are welcome to bring your Chromebooks, or use the library’s computers. Submissions will be added to a layout and a magazine for tweens and one for teens will be printed for library patrons to take home and enjoy! This free program is intended for ages 11-17, or in 6th-12th grade. Registration is not required. For additional information, please…

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Adventure @ Your Library

Thursday February 6 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library’s own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR choices make the difference between utter defeat and glorious victory! Stomp the Bad Guys. Save the World. Refreshments are provided–all you need to do is bring your enthusiasm and imagination. This group is for youth ages 12 to 17. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Creative Writing

Monday February 10 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles, or start something new at the library. You are welcome to bring your Chromebooks, or use the library’s computers. Submissions will be added to a layout and a magazine for tweens and one for teens will be printed for library patrons to take home and enjoy! This free program is intended for ages 11-17, or in 6th-12th grade. Registration is not required. For additional information, please…

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Creative Writing

Monday February 17 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles, or start something new at the library. You are welcome to bring your Chromebooks, or use the library’s computers. Submissions will be added to a layout and a magazine for tweens and one for teens will be printed for library patrons to take home and enjoy! This free program is intended for ages 11-17, or in 6th-12th grade. Registration is not required. For additional information, please…

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Teen Advisory Group: Middle School

Wednesday February 19 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. It’s about making your voices heard and your choices matter! TAG members are the first to learn about volunteer opportunities at the Library. Bring your ideas, energy, and enthusiasm! Expectations: Show up on time (5:00) to earn pizza Join in on the discussion Pay attention to the person speaking Help to serve food and clean up after meeting.…

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Adventure @ Your Library

Thursday February 20 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library’s own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR choices make the difference between utter defeat and glorious victory! Stomp the Bad Guys. Save the World. Refreshments are provided–all you need to do is bring your enthusiasm and imagination. This group is for youth ages 12 to 17. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Creative Writing

Monday February 24 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles, or start something new at the library. You are welcome to bring your Chromebooks, or use the library’s computers. Submissions will be added to a layout and a magazine for tweens and one for teens will be printed for library patrons to take home and enjoy! This free program is intended for ages 11-17, or in 6th-12th grade. Registration is not required. For additional information, please…

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Tweens Read: Genesis Begins Again

Tuesday February 25 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tweens read, snack, and share what they think about this book for anyone who has ever wished that they were someone else, or who wants to see what real bravery looks like. Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams. There are 96 reasons why Genesis dislikes herself. Because her family is always being put out of their house. Because her dad has a gambling problem and maybe a drinking problem. Because Genesis knows this is all her fault. Because she…

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Teen Book Mob: Shadowshaper

Tuesday February 25 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love to read and talk about books, and have a snack, too? Pick up a copy of Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older, while supplies last, and join the Teen Book Mob. Sierra Santiago and fellow artist, Robbie, are amazed when the murals in their neighborhood begin to weep real tears. Then they discover shadowshaping, a thrilling magic that infuses ancestral spirits into paintings, music, and stories. But someone is killing the shadowshapers one by one -- and the…

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