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DeKalb Public Library

October 2018

Paint-a-Plug Contest

October 1 - October 26

Patrons of DeKalb Public Library have the opportunity to be the first to engage in a brand new Paint-a-Plug Program to turn DeKalb’s fire hydrants into works of art.  Artists are encouraged to incorporate different elements of the community or their neighborhood into their art. The program is not limited to current DeKalb residents. The City encourages current residents, former Huskies, students and faculty of District 428, employees of DeKalb businesses, or any outside artists to participate. DeKalb Public Library…

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DeKalb Downtown Walking Tour: Part 2

October 6 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join local historian Steve Bigolin for a new downtown walking tour. This tour will cover Lincoln Highway from Fourth through Seventh Streets. Find out where “Rat Row” was located, what the DeKalb train station has in common with Navy Pier in Chicago, and many other interesting facts and stories from the past. Reservations are required and space is limited to 12 participants. You do not need to have attended part 1 of this walking tour in July to enjoy part…

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Pop-Con: Frankenstein and More

October 13 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Are you a TV addict? Movie aficionado? Comic book collector? Join us for DeKalb Public Library’s second annual Pop-Con: a celebration of pop culture! In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we’re celebrating all things gothic and creepy.  We’ll have sessions for children, teens, and adults. Go through our top secret escape room in library basement, learn how to do creepy makeup for Halloween, meet animals from Tails and find your familiar, and make ghost pops and…

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