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January 2020

Mighty Makers: Run, Robots, Run!

Saturday January 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Go, robots!  Can you drive Sphero through a maze?  Make Dash play a xylophone?  Code an Ozobot by drawing?  If you’ve been wanting to play with the library’s robots, this is your chance to try them all on the same day. 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…

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Homeschool Happenings – It’s All Greek to Me

Monday January 13 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn about ancient Greek culture, traditions, religion, and more as we explore their world.  Games, crafts, and more will teach about this fascinating civilization. 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 Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or (815) 505-8569.

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Little Learners

Tuesday January 14 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Book Babies

Tuesday January 14 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Book Babies

Wednesday January 15 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Little Learners

Wednesday January 15 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Basic ESL

Wednesday January 15 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until January 30, 2020

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 Britta at brittak@dkpl.org or  (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.

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Music for Toddlers

Friday January 17 @ 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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MLK Jr. Day Celebration with NIU Center for Black Studies

Monday January 20 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

There is no school on the 20th, so come celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the DeKalb Public Library!  NIU's Center for Black Studies is teaming up with the library to provide a variety of craft activities.  Drop in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Children and their care-givers are welcome to go from table to table and make each craft.  Use your creativity to make your craft unique! This program is open to all and requires no…

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Little Learners

Tuesday January 21 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Book Babies

Tuesday January 21 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Book Babies

Wednesday January 22 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Little Learners

Wednesday January 22 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Basic ESL

Wednesday January 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until January 30, 2020

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 Britta at brittak@dkpl.org or  (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.

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LEGO Engineering: Boats on Wheels

Saturday January 25 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month, LEGO Club attendees will need to harness their creative thinking as they design boats on wheels.  Materials will be provided to make sails, and our LEGO Engineers will have to figure out ways to make those sails stable, as fans will be used to race the LEGO boats across the library floor. This program is geared towards K-5th grade students, but younger siblings are welcome (just be aware that there are many small pieces).  Younger kids are encouraged…

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Homeschool Happenings – Do as the Romans Do

Monday January 27 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

From aqueducts to gladiators, explore the vast Roman empire and their traditions.  We'll learn about their many technological advances, their religious system, and their history. 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 Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or (815) 505-8569.

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Little Learners

Tuesday January 28 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Book Babies

Tuesday January 28 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Le Baratin: French Conversation

Tuesday January 28 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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One event on February 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on February 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on March 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on March 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on April 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on May 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on May 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on June 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on June 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on July 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on July 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on August 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on August 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on September 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on September 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on October 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on October 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on November 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on November 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on December 15, 2020 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 program is free and open to all; no registration is required. For additional information, please contact Cole at curtisf@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext.…

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Book Babies

Wednesday January 29 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Little Learners

Wednesday January 29 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Basic ESL

Wednesday January 29 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until January 30, 2020

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 Britta at brittak@dkpl.org or  (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.

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Movie Showing: Abominable

Friday January 31 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on January 31, 2020 at 1:00 PM

After teenage Yi discovers a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, she and two friends set out on a quest to reunite the creature with his family.  However, with a wealthy financier and a zoologist pursuing them, Yi and her friends must stay one step ahead to protect their new friend. This PG animated movie runs for 1 hour and 37 minutes. No treats are provided, but you may bring your own non-messy snack to enjoy in the…

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Movie Showing: Abominable

Friday January 31 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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One event on January 31, 2020 at 1:00 PM

After teenage Yi discovers a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, she and two friends set out on a quest to reunite the creature with his family.  However, with a wealthy financier and a zoologist pursuing them, Yi and her friends must stay one step ahead to protect their new friend. This PG animated movie runs for 1 hour and 37 minutes. No treats are provided, but you may bring your own non-messy snack to enjoy in the…

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February 2020

Little Learners

Tuesday February 4 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Book Babies

Tuesday February 4 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Book Babies

Wednesday February 5 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Little Learners

Wednesday February 5 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Basic ESL

Wednesday February 5 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2020

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 Britta at brittak@dkpl.org or  (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.

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4-C Bebes y Libros

Thursday February 6 @ 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.  No registration is required to attend. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Adventure @ Your Library

Thursday February 6 @ 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 not required. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Music for Babies

Friday February 7 @ 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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Mighty Makers: Make a T-Shirt Transfer

Saturday February 8 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you love designing?  Have you ever wanted to design your own t-shirt?  This month, we’ll be spending time making our own designs and printing them out. After the program, librarian Laura will iron your design onto a t-shirt that you can pick up at the library after February 13. T-shirts will be provided, but size choices will be on a first come, first served basis. This program is part of Mighty Makers, our making club for K-5th grade students. …

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Homeschool Happenings: Valentine’s Day Party

Monday February 10 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We’d LOVE to have you join us for a Valentine’s Day celebration!  It's a classroom party without the classroom, featuring games, a Valentine card craft, and special treats.  Please bring a Valentine box or bag for your child and approximately 30 valentines (either blank or labeled “to a friend”). 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…

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Little Learners

Tuesday February 11 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Book Babies

Tuesday February 11 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Le Baratin: French Conversation

Tuesday February 11 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on February 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on March 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on March 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on April 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on May 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on May 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on June 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on June 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on July 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on July 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on August 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on August 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on September 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on September 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on October 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on October 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on November 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on November 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on December 15, 2020 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 program is free and open to all; no registration is required. For additional information, please contact Cole at curtisf@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext.…

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Book Babies

Wednesday February 12 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Little Learners

Wednesday February 12 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

Find out more »

Basic ESL

Wednesday February 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2020

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 Britta at brittak@dkpl.org or  (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.

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Movie Showing: Arctic Dogs

Thursday February 13 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

In this movie, an Arctic fox named Swifty, working in the mailroom of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service, has dreams of becoming one of the company’s Top Dog husky couriers.  As a means of proving himself, Swifty commandeers a sled to deliver a mysterious package to a remote location.  Once there, he inadvertently stumbles upon a nefarious plot to take over the world devised by the evil genius Otto Van Walrus, who commands an army of puffin henchmen.  To stop…

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Little Learners

Tuesday February 18 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Book Babies

Tuesday February 18 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Anime and Manga for Adults

Tuesday February 18 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Anime and manga aren’t just for kids! This program is open to anyone ages 18+, whether you’re a seasoned otaku or someone who remembers watching DragonBall as a kid and wants to reminisce. Join us the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for games, snacks, and, of course, anime and manga! No registration is required and attendance is free. For additional information, contact Britta at brittak@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.

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Book Babies

Wednesday February 19 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Little Learners

Wednesday February 19 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Basic ESL

Wednesday February 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2020

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 Britta at brittak@dkpl.org or  (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.

Find out more »

Adventure @ Your Library

Thursday February 20 @ 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 not required. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

Find out more »

Music for Toddlers

Friday February 21 @ 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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Homeschool Happenings: Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

Monday February 24 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Go down the rabbit hole to Wonderland for a day in this fantasy-themed Homeschool Happenings event!  Enter the world of Alice in Wonderland as the Mad Hatter hosts a mad tea party, complete with party games.  Costumes are welcome, but not required. 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 Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com…

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Little Learners

Tuesday February 25 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Book Babies

Tuesday February 25 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Le Baratin: French Conversation

Tuesday February 25 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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One event on April 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on May 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on May 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on June 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on June 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on July 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on July 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on August 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on August 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on September 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on September 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on October 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on October 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on November 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on November 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on December 15, 2020 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 program is free and open to all; no registration is required. For additional information, please contact Cole at curtisf@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext.…

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Book Babies

Wednesday February 26 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Little Learners

Wednesday February 26 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Basic ESL

Wednesday February 26 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2020

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 Britta at brittak@dkpl.org or  (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.

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LEGO Club: Shadow Theater

Saturday February 29 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you like the theater?  Have you ever wanted to put on a puppet show?  Come build a LEGO shadow theater and make your LEGO people the star of the show!  If you would like to perform a skit, there will be time at the end for everyone to show off their creation.  Flashlights will be provided. This program is geared towards K-5th grade students, but younger siblings are welcome (just be aware that there are many small pieces).  Parents…

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March 2020

Little Learners

Tuesday March 3 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Book Babies

Tuesday March 3 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Book Babies

Wednesday March 4 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until April 1, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Little Learners

Wednesday March 4 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until April 1, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Basic ESL – CANCELLED

Wednesday March 4 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

This workshop has been cancelled until further notice.

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4-C Bebes y Libros

Thursday March 5 @ 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.  No registration is required to attend. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Music for Babies

Friday March 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: Sign Language

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

In this short introduction to American Sign Language, learn letters, numbers, and some other basic words in this all-ages class.  Songs, games, and more make learning to speak with your hands fun and engaging! 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 Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or (815) 505-8569.

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Little Learners

Tuesday March 10 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Book Babies

Tuesday March 10 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Le Baratin: French Conversation

Tuesday March 10 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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One event on February 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on March 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on March 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on April 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on May 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on May 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on June 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on June 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on July 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on July 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on August 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on August 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on September 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on September 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on October 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on October 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on November 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on November 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on December 15, 2020 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 program is free and open to all; no registration is required. For additional information, please contact Cole at curtisf@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext.…

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Book Babies

Wednesday March 11 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until April 1, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Little Learners

Wednesday March 11 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until April 1, 2020

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 John at johna@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3311.

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Basic ESL – CANCELLED

Wednesday March 11 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

This workshop has been cancelled until further notice.

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Movie Showing: Addams Family

Thursday March 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The eccentrically macabre Addams Family moves to a bland suburb where Wednesday Addams' friendship with the daughter of a hostile and conformist local reality show host exacerbates conflict between the families. No treats are provided, but you may bring your own non-messy snack to enjoy during the show. This PG animated movie runs for 1 hour and 26 minutes. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350. This movie is sponsored by the Friends…

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Little Learners – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 17 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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Book Babies – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 17 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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Book Babies – CANCELLED

Wednesday March 18 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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Little Learners – CANCELLED

Wednesday March 18 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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Basic ESL – CANCELLED

Wednesday March 18 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

This workshop has been cancelled until further notice.

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Music for Toddlers – CANCELLED

Friday March 20 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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Movie Showing: Spies in Disguise – CANCELLED

Saturday March 21 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Movie Showing: Spies in Disguise – CANCELLED

Saturday March 21 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Homeschool Happenings: Career Day – CANCELLED

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

This program has been cancelled.

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Little Learners – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 24 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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Book Babies – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 24 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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Spring Mural Painting – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Le Baratin: French Conversation – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 24 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Book Babies – CANCELLED

Wednesday March 25 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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Little Learners – CANCELLED

Wednesday March 25 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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Basic ESL – CANCELLED

Wednesday March 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 March 25, 2020

This workshop has been cancelled until further notice.

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Spring Mural Painting – CANCELLED

Thursday March 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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One event on March 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Little Learners – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 31 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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Book Babies – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 31 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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April 2020

Book Babies – CANCELLED

Wednesday April 1 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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Little Learners – CANCELLED

Wednesday April 1 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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Money Smart Week Big Read Story Time – CANCELLED

Wednesday April 8 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This program has been cancelled.

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The Home Stretch – CANCELLED

Thursday April 9 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Money Smart Week 2020 has been cancelled.

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Author Visit: Tyrone McKinley Freeman, Ph.D. – CANCELLED

Thursday April 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Le Baratin: French Conversation – CANCELLED

Tuesday April 28 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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May 2020

Le Baratin – CANCELLED

Tuesday May 12 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Le Baratin – CANCELLED

Tuesday May 26 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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June 2020

Le Baratin: French Conversation

Tuesday June 9 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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One event on February 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on February 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on March 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on March 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on April 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on May 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on May 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on June 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on June 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on July 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on July 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on August 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on August 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on September 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on September 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on October 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on October 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on November 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on November 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on December 15, 2020 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 program is free and open to all; no registration is required. For additional information, please contact Cole at curtisf@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext.…

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