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Variety Show: Magic, Ventriloquism, and Comedy

John P. Hopkins returns to the library to thrill us with his popular and expansive variety show. John will enthrall us with his magic, stun us with his ventriloquism, and delight us with his comedy. This action-packed show will keep ...

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The Roots of Folk Concert

Barry Cloyd is a touring singer, songwriting, multi-instrumentalist, and historian. Join us for this one-of-a-kind educational and historical presentation with guitar and banjo music! Barry will play Multi-Instrumental/Americana/Roots music that includes Blues, Folk, Celtic & Originals in this after-hours concert in ...

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Our Land Between the Rivers, Illinois in Story & Song

This newly commissioned program begins with a whirlwind trip back through time to the early days of the origins of Illinois and where its name came from, the Illiniwek Nation of Native Americans. Barry Cloyd is a touring singer, songwriting, multi-instrumentalist, ...

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Vaudeville Show with the Magic Story Teller

Experience music, magic, comedy, ventriloquism, and more with star performer Chris McBrien! No registration is needed to attend this FREE event!  It is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or at ...

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8 Countries in 1 Day

The DeKalb Public Library hosts an annual event titled “8 Countries in 1 Day” with funds from the Brian D. Slavenas Center of Cross-Cultural Understanding. This event is entirely FREE and open to all members of the public. It provides ...

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Stone Soup Shakespeare Presents: The Taming of the Shrew

Bring a picnic and enjoy Stone Soup Shakespeare’s rendition of the comedy The Taming of the Shrew. Baptista desperately wants his daughter Katherine to get married but she viciously rejects all suitors. When the stubborn Petruchio comes to town determined ...

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Haunted History of Chicago

Join author and storyteller Amelia Cotter for an exploration of some of Chicago’s most haunted places. Amelia will share her personal paranormal experiences from around the city and beyond. A few of the topics that Amelia will touch on include: Bachelor's ...

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NIU Steelband Concert

Join us for the 3rd annual NIU Steelband Concert directed by Liam Teague and Clifford Alexis. Created in 1973 by G. Allan O'Connor, it was the first active steel band formed in an American university and has performed throughout the United ...

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Songkran Lunar New Year Celebration

Songkran is a lunar new year festival most famously celebrated in Thailand but is also celebrated in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar (though known as Thingyan there), Northern India (Sangken), Sri Lanka, and in parts of Southern China and Northern Vietnam. The ...

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Musical Irish Traveler

Travel through Ireland with a Magical Irish Traveler!  Experience magic, music, stories, and ventriloquism.  Learn an Irish jig, hear an enchanted flute, and help make the music. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library.  It is FREE and ...

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