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Bilder Family Meeting Room

Mon August 2019

Demystifying the College Application

Mon August 26 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Calling all high school seniors- it’s time to apply to college! September and October is the time to complete college applications and a veteran college counselor will demystify the process for you.  Applying to college can be overwhelming, but breaking the application into steps and keeping ahead of the timelines will prove to keep stress at bay for parents and students alike. Tiffany Dallas has been a college admissions professional for more than eight years and currently works in the…

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Teen Advisory Group: Middle School

Thu August 29 @ 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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Wed September 2019

Stitch Niche

Wed September 4 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on Wed September 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way, this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need to bring your own supplies such as yarn and crochet hooks. This club is great for people who are beginners all the way up to advanced. If you are unsure of what you need, a basic crochet or knit how-to booklet will be provided…

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Friends of the Library Meeting

Mon September 9 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New Friends are always welcome! Come see what we're up to! Open to all! For additional information, please contact the library at reference@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2150.

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General Book Club

Mon September 9 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The General Book Club meets to discuss a work of nonfiction, The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum. By the late 19th century, food in America was becoming increasingly dangerous. Toxic preservatives and additives were being added to food and drink without government regulations and labeling requirements. Then, in 1883, Dr. Harvey Wiley, a chemistry professor, was named Chief Chemist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is the story of Dr. Wiley’s investigations and struggles for food safety and the…

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Haish Garden Club

Wed September 11 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you an avid gardener? Are you interested in volunteering at the library? We would love to have you as a member of our new Haish Garden Club! Members will form a committee to keep our newly replanted Haish Garden weeded, watered, and healthy. Join us for an informational meeting to learn more about the Haish Garden and what will be expected of Garden Club members. This program is FREE and is does not require registration. For more information, contact…

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Library Board Meeting

Wed September 11 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Second of the month, repeating until Thu November 14, 2019

This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at (815) 756-9568 or reference@dkpl.org.

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Anime-Manga Club

Thu September 12 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Teens and tweens are invited to join the Anime-Manga Club for veteran otaku or newbie weaboos! Watch and discuss anime and participate in a few fun activities. Most anime is appropriate for teenagers age 13 and above. No registration is required to attend this FREE club! It is intended for ages 12-17. For additional information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com 815-505-8569. Anime & Manga for Adults (ages 18+) meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.

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Crime Fiction Book Club

Mon September 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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One event on Tue September 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Join us for the Crime Fiction Book Club when we discuss Pandora's Boy by Lindsey Davis. First century Rome is not the quiet, orderly city that it pretends to be and in this environment, a very clever private informer can thrive. Flavia Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, is a chip off the old block. She's taken over his father's old profession, and, like him, she occasionally lets her love of a good puzzle get in the way of her…

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Game Night for Friends, Family, and People with Disabilities

Mon September 16 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This game night is intended to offer a fun environment for friends, family, and people with disabilities to gather and enjoy themselves. Simple games will be provided such as chess, checkers, Uno, and basic playing cards. Light snacks and soft drinks will be offered. This group is open to anyone 13 and up. If you would like to bring a game of your own your welcome to do so. This group is coordinated by Emin, who was born and raised…

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Crime Fiction Book Club

Tue September 17 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on Tue September 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Join us for the Crime Fiction Book Club when we discuss Pandora's Boy by Lindsey Davis. First century Rome is not the quiet, orderly city that it pretends to be and in this environment, a very clever private informer can thrive. Flavia Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, is a chip off the old block. She's taken over his father's old profession, and, like him, she occasionally lets her love of a good puzzle get in the way of her…

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Resume Workshop

Wed September 18 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Resumes are the first stepping stone to getting that job you’ve been thinking about applying to for awhile. The problem, however, is how do you present yourself in a way that convinces the employer they want to interview you? In this workshop we will address the basics of a resume (e.g. formatting, sections, time order) but also work on making sure our bullet points showcase our qualifications. Please bring a printed copy of your current resume with you. For more…

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Stitch Niche

Wed September 18 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on Wed September 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way, this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need to bring your own supplies such as yarn and crochet hooks. This club is great for people who are beginners all the way up to advanced. If you are unsure of what you need, a basic crochet or knit how-to booklet will be provided…

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Teen Advisory Group: Middle School

Wed September 25 @ 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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Wed October 2019

Library Board Meeting

Wed October 9 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Second of the month, repeating until Thu November 14, 2019

This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at (815) 756-9568 or reference@dkpl.org.

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Wed November 2019

Library Board Meeting

Wed November 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Second of the month, repeating until Thu November 14, 2019

This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at (815) 756-9568 or reference@dkpl.org.

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Wed December 2019

Library Board Meeting

Wed December 18 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at (815) 756-9568 or reference@dkpl.org.

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