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May 2018

Ben Franklin Circle: Justice

May 23 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Dekalb Public Library has joined a 21st-century community-building initiative inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s “club for mutual improvement,” launched more than 200 years ago. Ben Franklin Circles are dedicated to exploring the 13 virtues identified by Franklin: Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity, Justice, Moderation, Cleanliness, Tranquility, Chastity and Humility. The group engages in conversations on what each of these virtues means today on a personal and societal level. This month we will be discussing justice, of which Franklin’s…

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June 2018

Friends of the Library Meeting

June 4 @ 4:45 PM - 5:45 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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Tweens Read, Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power

June 5 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin--Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley--love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen . . . and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella's, where the woods contain endless mysteries. Based on the bestselling, cult-favorite graphic novels. Today is no exception.…

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Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

June 6 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

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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Middle School TAG

June 7 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

TAG = Tween Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Tweens! Let’s talk about your top favorite book, manga, or graphic novel series. Does the library have them? Should we get them? Reading lists of top fives will be shared during summer reading. 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…

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General Book Club

June 11 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The General Book Club will meet to discuss Catherine O’Flynn’s novel, Mr. Lynch’s Holiday. Meet Eamonn Lynch and his father, Dermot. Dermot, a recent widower, takes a long awaited holiday to visit his son who is now living in Spain. But things have not gone well for Eamonn on the Spanish Coast. Slowly father and son reconnect, heal past wounds, and find community in the hot, dusty, and ramshackle development called Lomaverde. This program is FREE and open to the…

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Art & Design: Zentangling

June 12 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Zen is a peaceful state of mind. Tangles are small patterned drawings. Together they make Zentangles. Play with fun patterns like Scrumble, Stacks, Squid. Become a fan of this peaceful and fun drawing style! Art supplies included. This FREE program is intended for grades 5-8. No registration required, but space is limited to the first fifteen attendees. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Off the Beaten Path Book Club

June 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month we will be discussing Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory. This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny–stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We invite you to leave your usual books behind and dare to read differently. Wander with us … Off the Beaten Path. Refreshments are provided. This group is intended for adults. For more information, please contact Kristine at kristineo@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2111.

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DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

June 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 19, 2018

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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Crime Fiction Book Club

June 18 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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One event on June 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

This month we will be reading Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. The Crime Fiction Book Club is for adults who enjoy quality novels in the mystery/suspense genre. Join us in the community conference room for a lively and informal discussion. Books are available for check out from the book club shelf, and refreshments are provided! For additional information, please contact Kristine at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2111 or kristineo@dkpl.org.

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Crime Fiction Book Club

June 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on June 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

This month we will be reading Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. The Crime Fiction Book Club is for adults who enjoy quality novels in the mystery/suspense genre. Join us in the community conference room for a lively and informal discussion. Books are available for check out from the book club shelf, and refreshments are provided! For additional information, please contact Kristine at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2111 or kristineo@dkpl.org.

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Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

June 20 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

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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High School TAG

June 28 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

TAG = Teen Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Teens! Let’s talk about your top favorite book, manga, or graphic novel series. Does the library have them? Should we get them? Reading lists of top fives will be shared during summer reading. 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…

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July 2018

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

July 11 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 19, 2018

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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August 2018

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

August 8 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 19, 2018

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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September 2018

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

September 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 19, 2018

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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October 2018

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

October 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 19, 2018

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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November 2018

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

November 14 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 19, 2018

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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December 2018

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

December 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 19, 2018

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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