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November 2019

Basic ESL

Wednesday November 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 21, 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. 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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Music for Toddlers

Friday November 15 @ 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.  It is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Epic Tabletop Game

Saturday November 16 @ 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Are you ready to face the challenge of the most epic battle of all time? Learn the rules and strategies of Heroscape. Can you survive the battle? This free program is for teens ages 12-18. Registration is required. Bring your own “non-messy” snacks. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Little Learners

Tuesday November 19 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 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 more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Book Babies

Tuesday November 19 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 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 more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Book Buddies

Tuesday November 19 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft.  This program is also open to other caregivers and children ages 2-5. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Le Baratin: French Conversation

Tuesday November 19 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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One event on November 19, 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 one DeKalb’s most impressive buildings, and partake of some light refreshments. Anyone who speaks French is welcomed! A Bientôt! This program is free and open to all; no registration is required. For additional information, please contact Samantha at samanthah@dkpl.org or at…

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Book Babies

Wednesday November 20 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 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 more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Little Learners

Wednesday November 20 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 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 more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Basic ESL

Wednesday November 20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 21, 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. 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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Adventure @ Your Library

Thursday November 21 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library’s own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR choices make the difference between utter defeat and glorious victory! Stomp the Bad Guys. Save the World. Refreshments are provided–all you need to do is bring your enthusiasm and imagination. This group is for youth ages 12 to 17. Registration is required. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Homeschool Happenings: Minute to Win It

Monday November 25 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Compete with your friends in this event based off of the TV show, "Minute to Win It."  Play a series of games using only household items, and test skills that you didn’t even know you had for fun, bragging rights, and maybe even some prizes! 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 more information, please contact…

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Little Learners

Tuesday November 26 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 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 more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Book Babies

Tuesday November 26 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 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 more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Book Buddies

Tuesday November 26 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft.  This program is also open to other caregivers and children ages 2-5. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Tweens Read: Awkward

Tuesday November 26 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join other tweens to talk about this funny graphic novel, have a snack, then follow clues to hidden geocaches within the library. Check out a copy of the book in Youth Services by the public computers, while supplies last. Here’s what it’s about: Cardinal rule #1 for surviving school: Don't get noticed by the mean kids. Cardinal rule #2 for surviving school: Seek out groups with similar interests and join them. On her first day at her new school, Penelope--Peppi--Torres…

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Book Babies

Wednesday November 27 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 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 more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Little Learners

Wednesday November 27 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 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 more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Movie Showing: Toy Story 4

Friday November 29 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Woody, Buzz, and the gang as they head off on a wild and crazy road trip with Bonnie and her new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky.  The innocent little spork’s hilarious antics launch everyone on a wild quest.  Filled with spectacular animation, humor and heart, this movie will be enjoyed by the whole family. This G movie runs for 1 hour and 40 minutes. No treats are provided, but you may bring your own non-messy snack to enjoy in the room during…

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LEGO Engineering: Rubber Band Car Launcher

Saturday November 30 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Build a LEGO car, then make a rubber band launcher to propel it across the floor.  How far will yours go?  Who will launch theirs the farthest?  Come to LEGO Club and find out! 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 other caregivers are encouraged to attend. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Julie at…

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December 2019

Le Baratin: French Conversation

Tuesday December 3 @ 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 one DeKalb’s most impressive buildings, and partake of some light refreshments. Anyone who speaks French is welcomed! A Bientôt! This program is free and open to all; no registration is required. For additional information, please contact Samantha at samanthah@dkpl.org or at…

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Music for Babies

Friday December 6 @ 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.  It is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Homeschool Happenings: Holiday Party

Monday December 9 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Happy holidays from Homeschool Happenings!  Join us for a non-denominational party featuring games, card making, and themed snacks.  Please bring a wrapped present (gently used, or new costing less than $5) for an anonymous gift exchange. 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 more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Music for Toddlers

Friday December 20 @ 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.  It is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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