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September 2019

Mighty Makers: Seismic Shakeup

Saturday September 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

It’s time for a seismic shakeup!  Can your building survive, or will it crash to the ground?  Join us as we learn about earthquake architecture and then design and test our own earthquake-proof buildings. This program is part of Mighty Makers, our making club for K-5th grade students.  We meet monthly to do a STEM challenge.  Children in K-2nd grade are strongly encouraged to attend with an adult. Space is limited to 20 participants.  Registration for this FREE program will…

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Homeschool Happenings: Game Day

Monday September 23 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring a board or card game and get to know the other homeschoolers in the area in this low-key Homeschool Happenings event.  Some group games will also be available. This event is open to kids of all ages.  Everyone is invited to attend and discover what homeschooling is all about. No registration is required to attend this FREE program! For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Little Learners

Tuesday September 24 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until September 24, 2019

This morning story time program is geared towards children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme.  The program lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a craft. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Book Babies

Tuesday September 24 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until September 24, 2019

This lapsit program is geared towards infants ages 0-24 months.  Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Le Baratin

Tuesday September 24 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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One event on September 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to Le Baratin. Come speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community, enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the library, and partake of some light refreshments. Anyone who speaks French is welcomed! A Bientôt! This club is free and open to all; no registration is required. For additional information, please contact Samantha at samanthah@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext.…

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Book Babies

Wednesday September 25 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019

This lapsit program is geared towards infants ages 0-24 months.  Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Little Learners

Wednesday September 25 @ 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019

This morning story time program is geared towards children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme.  The program lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a craft. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Basic ESL

Wednesday September 25 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until September 26, 2019

Do you know an adult who wants to learn English? This basic language class is offered on Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Participants do not need to have any formal knowledge of English prior to joining, and speakers of all languages are welcome. We have a classroom set of books. Just bring a pencil and paper! This program is FREE and does not require registration. For more information, please contact the instructor at hollowayteacher@gmail.com or contact the reference desk at (815)…

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Autumn Mural Painting

Friday September 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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One event on September 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Do you love the fall season?  Do you enjoy art?  Join Jo Plenger-Schulz and help create an autumn-themed temporary mural that will be displayed at the library! Over the course of two 1.5-hour sessions, you will get to help design and paint a mural.  The finished mural will be approximately 6 feet long and 3 feet wide, and it will be displayed in the children’s department.  Acrylic paints will be used, so wear old clothes or a paint shirt—the paint…

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Autumn Mural Painting

Saturday September 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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One event on September 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Do you love the fall season?  Do you enjoy art?  Join Jo Plenger-Schulz and help create an autumn-themed temporary mural that will be displayed at the library! Over the course of two 1.5-hour sessions, you will get to help design and paint a mural.  The finished mural will be approximately 6 feet long and 3 feet wide, and it will be displayed in the children’s department.  Acrylic paints will be used, so wear old clothes or a paint shirt—the paint…

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LEGO Engineering: Slippery Slides

Saturday September 28 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Build slides out of LEGOs and send your minifigure on a slippery adventure!  Minifigs will be frozen in ice to reduce friction.  The challenge?  Build the slide that will send your minifig sliding the furthest without falling off the slide.  Compete against your friends and have fun building! This program is geared towards K-5th grade students, but younger siblings are welcome (just be aware that there are many small pieces).  Parents and/or caregivers are encouraged to attend. No registration is…

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October 2019

Little Learners

Tuesday October 1 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

This morning story time program is geared towards children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme.  The program lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a craft. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Book Babies

Wednesday October 2 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

This lapsit program is geared towards infants ages 0-24 months.  Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Little Learners

Wednesday October 2 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

This morning story time program is geared towards children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme.  The program lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a craft. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Basic ESL

Wednesday October 2 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Do you know an adult who wants to learn English? This basic language class is offered on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Participants do not need to have any formal knowledge of English prior to joining, and speakers of all languages are welcome. We have a classroom set of books. Just bring a pencil and paper! This program is FREE and does not require registration. For more information, please contact the instructor at hollowayteacher@gmail.com or contact the reference desk at…

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4-C Bebes y Libros

Thursday October 3 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos al lenguaje y la música, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas básicas.  ¡Comparta tiempo con su bebe o niño pequeño y conozca otros padres también! Este es un programa solamente en Español.  ¡Sin embargo todos son bienvenidos! This is a Spanish language only program.  However, everyone is welcome! For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Music for Babies

Friday October 4 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Music stimulates the senses and engages us on many levels.  Little ones ages 0 - 18 months 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 to attend 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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Little Learners

Tuesday October 8 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

This morning story time program is geared towards children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme.  The program lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a craft. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Le Baratin: French Conversation

Tuesday October 8 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to Le Baratin. Come speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community, enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the library, and partake of some light refreshments. Anyone who speaks French is welcomed! A Bientôt! This club is free and open to all; no registration is required. For additional information, please contact Samantha at samanthah@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.

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Book Babies

Wednesday October 9 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

This lapsit program is geared towards infants ages 0-24 months.  Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Little Learners

Wednesday October 9 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

This morning story time program is geared towards children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme.  The program lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a craft. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Basic ESL

Wednesday October 9 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Do you know an adult who wants to learn English? This basic language class is offered on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Participants do not need to have any formal knowledge of English prior to joining, and speakers of all languages are welcome. We have a classroom set of books. Just bring a pencil and paper! This program is FREE and does not require registration. For more information, please contact the instructor at hollowayteacher@gmail.com or contact the reference desk at…

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Homeschool Happenings: Fun with Speech

Monday October 14 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a fun introduction to speech--even for kids who hate to talk in front of groups!  Games and funny activities will disguise this class so they won’t even know they’re honing their public speaking skills. This event is open to kids of all ages. No registration is required to attend this free program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Little Learners

Tuesday October 15 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

This morning story time program is geared towards children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme.  The program lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a craft. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Tuesday Movie: Men in Black, International (2019)

Tuesday October 15 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

It’s time to put on the last suit you’ll ever wear. Don your sunglasses and join us for a showing of Men in Black: International (2019). The Men in Black have expanded to cover the globe but so have the villains of the universe. To keep everyone safe, decorated Agent H and determined rookie M join forces -- an unlikely pairing that just might work. When aliens that can take the form of any human arrive on Earth, H and…

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Book Babies

Wednesday October 16 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

This lapsit program is geared towards infants ages 0-24 months.  Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Little Learners

Wednesday October 16 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

This morning story time program is geared towards children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme.  The program lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a craft. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Basic ESL

Wednesday October 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Do you know an adult who wants to learn English? This basic language class is offered on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Participants do not need to have any formal knowledge of English prior to joining, and speakers of all languages are welcome. We have a classroom set of books. Just bring a pencil and paper! This program is FREE and does not require registration. For more information, please contact the instructor at hollowayteacher@gmail.com or contact the reference desk at…

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Music for Toddlers

Friday October 18 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Music stimulates the senses and engages us on many levels.  Little ones ages 18 months - 3 years 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 to attend 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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Little Learners

Tuesday October 22 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

This morning story time program is geared towards children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme.  The program lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a craft. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Tuesday Movie: Osmosis Jones (2001)

Tuesday October 22 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What exactly goes on inside your body? Chances are, it’s hilarious. Join us for a showing of the comedy Osmosis Jones (2001) and see just what your white blood cells go through to keep you healthy. Mixing live action and animation, the film follows the misadventures of a zoo worker with an unknown malady he contracted after eating an egg contaminated with simian saliva. The responsibility of eradicating this lethal virus falls to a white blood cell cop and a…

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Book Babies

Wednesday October 23 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

This lapsit program is geared towards infants ages 0-24 months.  Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Little Learners

Wednesday October 23 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

This morning story time program is geared towards children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme.  The program lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a craft. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Basic ESL

Wednesday October 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Do you know an adult who wants to learn English? This basic language class is offered on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Participants do not need to have any formal knowledge of English prior to joining, and speakers of all languages are welcome. We have a classroom set of books. Just bring a pencil and paper! This program is FREE and does not require registration. For more information, please contact the instructor at hollowayteacher@gmail.com or contact the reference desk at…

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Building “Box”terpieces

Friday October 25 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

It's not just a box!  Upcycle cardboard into all sorts of "box"terpieces--from a dinosaur Halloween costume to your very own board game--in this special makers' program.  Building with cardboard is a great family activity that everyone can enjoy. This program is free and open to all.  No registration is required. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Mighty Makers: Let’s Code

Saturday October 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Coding = gaming?  You bet!  Join Mighty Makers this month for fun, hands-on coding games.  Whether you’re a coding newbie or master coder, we’ll have a coding tool for you.  Jump and turn your way to coding success with our new “Let’s Go Code!” activity sets, put together our Cubelets to code a robot, or jump on a computer to do an Hour of Code. This program is part of Mighty Makers, our making club for K-5th grade students.  We…

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LEGO Club: Dragons & Stop-Motion

Saturday October 26 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Make dragons and landscapes out of LEGOs, then use your creations to make a stop motion movie!  Toy castles and other materials to be used in the background of your movie will be provided. This program is open to kids of all ages; however, for children ages six and younger, we ask that a parent or other adult caregiver be present to help supervise. Please note that this installment of LEGO Club will begin a half-hour later than usual, and…

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Little Learners

Tuesday October 29 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

This morning story time program is geared towards children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme.  The program lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a craft. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Book Babies

Wednesday October 30 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

This lapsit program is geared towards infants ages 0-24 months.  Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Little Learners

Wednesday October 30 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

This morning story time program is geared towards children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.  Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme.  The program lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by a craft. No registration is required to attend this FREE program. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Basic ESL

Wednesday October 30 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Do you know an adult who wants to learn English? This basic language class is offered on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Participants do not need to have any formal knowledge of English prior to joining, and speakers of all languages are welcome. We have a classroom set of books. Just bring a pencil and paper! This program is FREE and does not require registration. For more information, please contact the instructor at hollowayteacher@gmail.com or contact the reference desk at…

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