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Theresa Winterbauer

(815) 756-9568 ext. 3300|

Upcoming Events

April 2018

Monkey Hat Craft

April 19 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

You can wear this hat when you want to “monkey around” at home! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Money Smart Week Big Read

April 21 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

It’s the Money Smart Week Big Read–a statewide celebration of financial literacy just for kids.  Join us for a story time and craft that will feature the statewide Big Read book, Little Critter: Just Saving My Money, by Mercer Mayer.  Gavin Wilson from Country Financial will read stories and bring along his puppet friend to help!  Following the story time, the children can enjoy a fun money craft to take home, along with a bookmark. The first 15 children to…

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Earth Smart, Money Smart

April 21 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Helping save the environment can help save money.  Come explore economics and recycling for a better future. During this event, Northern Illinois University economics instructor and Co-Director of NIU's Center for Economic Education Tammy Batson will read a children’s book that teaches a basic economic concept.  After the story, children can participate in activities and an art project based on the book.   (Other books that teach economic and financial literacy concepts will be on display and available for checkout.) This FREE event is intended…

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Pokémon League

April 23 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 30, 2018

Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon and participate in the game.  Just grab your Pokémon cards and visit the library.  You "gotta catch 'em all!" No registration is needed to attend this FREE program!  It is intended for children ages 6-12. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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4-C Fun with Your Little One

April 24 @ 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 24, 2018

Join 4-C parent educator Clara Turner for an evening of literacy, singing, and dancing.  Immerse yourself and your child in language, move to music, and more, while you bond with your child and meet other parents too! This FREE program requires no registration and is intended for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

April 26 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join the fun! Learn with your child (age birth to 3)! Meet other families during this monthly program at the DeKalb Public Library.  These 4-C playgroup programs promote language and early literacy through songs, rhymes, and loving interactions.  Older siblings are welcome. This program is FREE and open to all.  No registration is required. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Striped Tiger Craft

April 26 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Add orange tissue and black stripes to your tiger.  Grrrr! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Music for Toddlers

April 27 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Music stimulates the senses and engages us on many levels. Little ones and caregivers can bond over drums and other musical instruments during a special morning of musical developmental activities with music therapist Angie Carter. No registration is required for this FREE program. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Pokémon League

April 30 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 30, 2018

Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon and participate in the game.  Just grab your Pokémon cards and visit the library.  You "gotta catch 'em all!" No registration is needed to attend this FREE program!  It is intended for children ages 6-12. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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May 2018

Read to Rover

May 2 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on May 16, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on May 30, 2018 at 4:00pm

Velcro loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Velcro, a Border Collie, visits the library to listen to children read. Children may register at the Youth Services Desk for a 10-minute time slot to read to Velcro. For more information, or to sign up, call (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 or ask at the Youth Services Desk.

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Lion Mask Craft

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

You will want to ROAR when you put on your lion mask! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Read to Rover

May 8 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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One event on May 22, 2018 at 5:00pm

Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Gracie Allen, a Papillon/Chihuahua mix, visits the library to listen to children read. Children may register at the Youth Services Desk for a 10-minute time slot to read to Gracie. For more information, or to sign up, call (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 or ask at the Youth Services Desk.

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Story Time @ Panera

May 10 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Panera Bread, 2476 Sycamore Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
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Register below for a special story time at Panera Bread on Sycamore Road. Hear a variety of stories for preschoolers presented by DeKalb librarian Theresa Winterbauer. After the program, children will receive a cookie and a glass of milk from Panera. Please note that this program will be held at Panera Bread, 2476 Sycamore Road, in DeKalb. Limit 16 – Please register to attend. A few spots are reserved for walk-in attendees. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org…

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Handprint Bouquet Craft

May 10 @ 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Add “handy” flowers to make a colorful bouquet. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Movie Showing: Gnomeo and Juliet

May 10 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

You saw the sequel, Sherlock Gnomes—now see how it all began!  Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi-namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors.  But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness? This PG movie runs for 1 hour and 24 minutes. No registration is needed to attend this FREE event!  It is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb…

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Read to Rover

May 16 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on May 16, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on May 30, 2018 at 4:00pm

Velcro loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Velcro, a Border Collie, visits the library to listen to children read. Children may register at the Youth Services Desk for a 10-minute time slot to read to Velcro. For more information, or to sign up, call (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 or ask at the Youth Services Desk.

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Sponge-Painted Butterfly Craft

May 17 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use sponges to add color to your lovely butterfly. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Read to Rover

May 22 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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One event on May 22, 2018 at 5:00pm

Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Gracie Allen, a Papillon/Chihuahua mix, visits the library to listen to children read. Children may register at the Youth Services Desk for a 10-minute time slot to read to Gracie. For more information, or to sign up, call (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 or ask at the Youth Services Desk.

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Spoon Flower Craft

May 24 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Add pretty petals to your spoon flower and put it in its stand. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Read to Rover

May 30 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on May 16, 2018 at 4:00pm

One event on May 30, 2018 at 4:00pm

Velcro loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Velcro, a Border Collie, visits the library to listen to children read. Children may register at the Youth Services Desk for a 10-minute time slot to read to Velcro. For more information, or to sign up, call (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 or ask at the Youth Services Desk.

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Movie Showing: Coco

May 31 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Despite his family’s baffling, generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz.  Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.  Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. This PG movie runs for 1 hour and 45…

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