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October 2020

Virtual Workshop: DIY Halloween Terrariums

Friday October 23 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us as we design simple Halloween Terrariums made with material found at our local Dollar General. Patrons must have a glue gun and paintbrushes in order to complete this activity. All other materials will be available for pickup at the library a few days prior to the craft. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and…

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LEGO Club Zoom

Friday October 23 @ 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

Let’s get spooky, LEGO friends! At this meeting, let’s build some seasonally scary stuff—spiders, jack-o'-lanterns, haunted houses, or whatever else gives you a fright. Then, we will show off our hair-raising horrors before we say goodbye. Please register below. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link and a password to a Zoom meeting. Join the meeting 5 minutes prior to the program, especially if you haven’t used Zoom before, as this session is limited to the…

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Virtual Family Jackbox Game Night

Friday October 23 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Grab your friends, family members, and mobile devices and come and play Jackbox Party Games! The family-friendly filter is on and the games are loaded with tons of fun! Make sure you have both a device to access Zoom and separate devices (like smart phones or tablets) to access a web browser to submit your answers during the games. Come play games like: Drawful, Quiplash, Fibbage, and more! This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Saturday October 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Workshop: Creating Comics

Saturday October 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you love graphic novels and comics but you’re not sure how to start making them yourself? Join us for an 8-week virtual series with graphic novel author Aurelius Raines to learn how to turn your passion into a real book. Each session will be one hour and will take place over Zoom. Topics will include: designing your page, writing your script, composition/drafting, making word bubbles, and printing/publishing your comic. This program is aimed at adults but is also appropriate…

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Virtual Workshop: Logic Pro X Basics – CANCELLED

Saturday October 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Virtual Event: Inside the First Folio

Saturday October 24 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The First Folio was compiled by John Heminges and Henry Condell, two of Shakespeare’s fellow actors.  Without it, we would not today have half of Shakespeare’s plays.  Peter Garino will examine how the First Folio came to be, its importance to our knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare today, and how the Folio is used by actors today in crafting their performances.  A must-see for Shakespeare aficionados or those who simply wish to broaden their understanding of Shakespeare. Garino is a founding…

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Virtual NANOWRIMO 2020 Writer Social Hour and Check In

Saturday October 24 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO) 2020 is underway! Use this as an opportunity to socialize with your fellow writers, get some new fun writing prompts, and get some support from fellow writers as we embark on our NANOWRIMO 2020 challenges. This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting.…

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Virtual NaNoWriMo Kickoff: Informational Session and Writer Social

Saturday October 24 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to write a novel or participate in National Novel Writing Month? Now is your chance to do so with help and support from your local library! Come to the informational session to learn of our new approach to supporting NaNoWriMo including prizes, writing workshops, writing socials, and more! After the information session we will host a few fun pre-writing planning activities! This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive…

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Virtual Homeschool Happenings: American History Series, Revolutionary War

Monday October 26 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us as we learn more about the Revolutionary War. We'll explore the reasons behind the war and discover how people lived at the time. Visit the library to pick up a bag with some materials, then join our Zoom meeting on October 26 so we can all learn together. This event is intended for kids ages 5-15. Please register below. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link and a password to the Zoom meeting. For…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday October 26 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until October 26, 2020

Join us virtually to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. Anyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the Facebook group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group Monday night to watch the story time. Once you have been added to the group, you will…

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Virtual Creative Writing: Tea for Tweens

Monday October 26 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Miss Audra for a face-to-face creative writing session including writing prompts, and tips, for creating your best stories. All your creative projects can be added to Tea for Tweens magazine, written by, and for, DeKalb area students, ages 9-14. To be included in the magazine, send your finished creative writing or drawings to createdkpl@gmail.com. Registration is required. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Monday October 26 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Tuesday October 27 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

Join Mr. John for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use…

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Bookworm Barbs Virtual Book Club

Tuesday October 27 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Have a young reader who wants to talk books with others? Looking for something to push a reluctant reader or provide some extra academic enrichment? Join our book club for 1st-3rd grade readers, where we’ll discuss a book every month. There will also be time to share what other fun books participants are reading. In October we’ll be discussing Mercy Watson to the Rescue. The Watson's bed is falling through the floor, and Mercy the pet pig is going to…

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Virtual Workshop: Cyber Navigator

Tuesday October 27 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Need help with your phone, tablet or computer? We can help you create an email, use the internet, sign up for our library apps, and more. Please note that the Cyber Navigator can not help with issues involving sensitive personal data or device repair. Appointments are for 30 minutes. If there is an open time-slot, walk-ins will be available on a first come, first-serve basis. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with…

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Virtual Adventure @ Your Library

Tuesday October 27 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a virtual Dungeons & Dragons adventure led by infamous DM White Hat. Be prepared to play by filling out your Character Sheet. Registration is required and space is limited. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting. You will also need to download the Zoom app to your device. This group is for youth ages 12 to 17. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815)…

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Virtual Workshop: Excel Tips and Tricks

Tuesday October 27 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sometimes you just need someone to show you the steps or some tips and tricks. In this class, we will teach you some Excel tips and tricks to help you be a little more proficient when using Excel. Whether you are a beginner user or a familiar user, this class is for you. This will primarily be a show and tell class where the instructor shows the audience some basics tips and tricks for Excel on the screen. Please register…

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Virtual American Horror Story Kahoot

Tuesday October 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all American Horror Story lovers and trivia lovers! Think you know anything and everything about the show? Come test your knowledge at our trivia night via Zoom. All you’ll need is access to a web browser for Kahoot! Trivia Night is a free event for adults, simply register on the website to receive the link. Questions will be taken from the following seasons: Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show and Cult. Please register for this event. Once you register…

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Virtual Princess Story Time: Dorothy

Wednesday October 28 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

DeKalb Public Library presents “Princess Story Time: an Interactive Facebook Live Event.” This week, we are pleased to welcome Dorothy! Everyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group on Wednesday morning to watch the program. Attendees are automatically entered to win a 10-minute…

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Virtual Workshop: Basic Photo Editing – CANCELLED

Wednesday October 28 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Virtual Workshop: 3D Pokeball

Wednesday October 28 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Are you a fan of the hit game series, Pokemon? If so, then this is the program for you! Now you can catch them all with your very own 3D Pokeball! Join us as we learn the free, web-based 3D design program TinkerCAD and design your own Pokeball. After class, the Pokeballs will be 3D printed and available for pick up in a few days to a few weeks dependent on printer availabilities. Please make sure you have a computer,…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Thursday October 29 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

Join Ms. Laura for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use…

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Virtual Local Jobs and Hiring Resources Workshop

Thursday October 29 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you interested in local job opportunities? Are you tired of submitting too many online job applications? Come learn about new local free resources that connect job seekers with employers in the DeKalb area. Participants will learn about new ways to reach local employers with job openings and how to make themselves easily available to local businesses. This workshop is free and intended for teens and adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation…

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Virtual Spooky Charades for Adults

Thursday October 29 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you want to celebrate the “spooky season” with people but current predicaments have gotten in the way? Grab your favorite snacks and join us for a virtual game night. The game? Charades. Charades but make it spooky.  This will take place over Zoom and it’s a no judgment zone, so whether you’re great or terrible it’s going to be a lot of fun. It is also an adults only zone. Simply sign up below to receive the link. Please…

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Virtual Jackbox Game Night for Adults

Friday October 30 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Grab your friends and mobile devices and come and play Jackbox Party Games! The Family-Friendly filter is off and the games are loaded with tons of fun! Make sure you have both a device to access Zoom and separate devices (like smart phones/tablets) to access a web browser to submit your answers during the games. Come play games like: Drawful, Quiplash, Fibbage, and more! This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a…

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Virtual Author Visit: Graphic Designer and Illustrator Charlot Kristensen

Saturday October 31 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meet Afro-Danish author Charlot Kristensen as she talks about her debut graphic novel What We Don’t Talk About.  A story about the challenges of an interracial relationship in the 21st century, Kristensen will explain the inspiration for her graphic novel, as well as talk about her upbringing in Denmark and her career as a graphic designer and illustrator. Space is limited so please register soon.  Once registered you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to the Zoom presentation…

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November 2020

Virtual Teen Gaming Xbox One: Brawlhalla

Monday November 2 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Every Monday, come play an online game with us. Gaming will be for 3 weeks and a tournament on the 4th week. This month we will be online playing Brawlhalla a free download for your Xbox One. You will need an Xbox Live subscription to participate. Registration is required for each day in which you would like to play. You will be sent a password to a private room each time. Register for the tournament on November 23. We can…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday November 2 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until November 30, 2020

Join us virtually to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. Anyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the Facebook group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group Monday night to watch the story time. Once you have been added to the group, you will also be…

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Virtual Princess Story Time: Sleeping Beauty

Wednesday November 4 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

DeKalb Public Library presents “Princess Story Time: an Interactive Facebook Live Event.” This week, we are pleased to welcome Sleeping Beauty! Everyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group on Wednesday morning to watch the program. Attendees are automatically entered to win a…

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Virtual Teen Gaming PS4: NBA2K21

Wednesday November 4 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Every Wednesday, come play an online game with us. Gaming will be for 3 weeks and a tournament on the 4th week. This month we will be online playing NBA2K21. You will need your own copy of the game, and a Play Station Plus subscription to participate. Registration is required for each day in which you would like to play. You will be sent a password to a private room each time. Register for the tournament on November 30. We…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday November 4 @ 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 virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Splatter Screen Fall Wreaths

Wednesday November 4 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Homemade holiday decorations are always the best kind of decorations. This Splatter Screen Fall Wreath is an easy DIY project anyone can make. Decorate it and watch this turn into a great centerpiece that will look great anywhere in your home. This easy project uses materials purchased at the local craft store. Patrons must have a glue gun in order to complete this activity. All other materials will be available for pickup at the library a few days prior to…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Thursday November 5 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until November 19, 2020

Join Ms. Laura for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use the same…

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Live Streamed Craft: Veterans Day

Thursday November 5 @ 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Miss Julie on Facebook for some virtual crafting fun! This week, she’ll show you how to make a poppy, which is a symbol of remembrance for those who died serving our country, and an American flag—just in time for Veterans Day on November 11. Materials needed for the poppy: Coffee filters Buttons of two different sizes Red paint (acrylic, watercolor, or tempera) Paint brush Glue Needle and thread Pipe cleaner (optional) Materials needed for the American flag: Sticks from…

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Virtual Musical Mornings

Friday November 6 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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One event on November 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Music stimulates the senses and engages us on many levels. Join music therapist Angie Carter for a special morning of musical developmental activities. Click here to participate in this virtual program live on select Friday mornings. Past programs are also available for anyone to view on this Facebook page. This program 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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Virtual Family Jackbox Game Night

Friday November 6 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grab your friends, family members, and mobile devices and come and play Jackbox Party Games! The Family-Friendly filter is on and the games are loaded with tons of fun! Make sure you have both a device to access Zoom and separate devices (like smart phones/tablets) to access a web browser to submit your answers during the games. Come play games like: Drawful, Quiplash, Fibbage, and more! This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will…

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Virtual Event: When the Music Died, the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles Break-Up

Saturday November 7 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

It was 50 years ago in the spring/summer of 1970 that the Beatles called it quits.  Incredibly, it was only 6 years earlier that the Beatles exploded in America on the Ed Sullivan Show.   However, in that brief period they became - and remain - the world’s most iconic band thanks to a treasure chest of memorable songs and an uncanny ability to chart fresh musical direction with every new release. Using performance and interview clips we’ll explore the reasons…

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Virtual NANOWRIMO 2020 Writer Social Hour and Check In

Saturday November 7 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO) 2020 is underway! Use this as an opportunity to socialize with your fellow writers, get some new fun writing prompts, and get some support from fellow writers as we embark on our NANOWRIMO 2020 challenges. This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting.…

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Virtual Teen Gaming Xbox One: Brawlhalla

Monday November 9 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Every Monday, come play an online game with us. Gaming will be for 3 weeks and a tournament on the 4th week. This month we will be online playing Brawlhalla a free download for your Xbox One. You will need an Xbox Live subscription to participate. Registration is required for each day in which you would like to play. You will be sent a password to a private room each time. Register for the tournament on November 23. We can…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday November 9 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until November 30, 2020

Join us virtually to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. Anyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the Facebook group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group Monday night to watch the story time. Once you have been added to the group, you will also be…

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Virtual Creative Writing: Tea for Tweens

Monday November 9 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Miss Audra for a face-to-face creative writing session including writing prompts, and tips, for creating your best stories. All your creative projects can be added to Tea for Tweens magazine, written by, and for, DeKalb area students, ages 9-14. To be included in the magazine, send your finished creative writing or drawings to createdkpl@gmail.com Registration is required. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into…

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Virtual DIY: Fall Shadow Box

Monday November 9 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you looking for a simple fall holiday décor craft? Join us for a DIY Fall shadow Box. Craft materials are accessible at your local craft store. All other materials will be available here at the library. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes prior…

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Virtual General Book Club

Monday November 9 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the General Book Club, via Zoom, on Monday, November 9 at 7:00 pm when we discuss Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. The author is a distinguished professor of science and an award winning nature writer. She is also a Potawatomi woman. Kimmerer draws on her scientific training and indigenous teachings to show us how other living beings, including plants and animals, offer us gifts and lessons. Copies of the book will be available at the library approximately one…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Tuesday November 10 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until November 24, 2020

Join Mr. John for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use the same…

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B.A.R.B. Virtual Book Club (Books Are Really Brilliant)

Tuesday November 10 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the B.A.R.B (Books Are Really Brilliant) book club! B.A.R.B. is a special place for 3rd-5th graders, whether you love to read or not. In November, we’ll be discussing Flora & Ulysses. Ulysses is a squirrel. But not just any squirrel. He’s a squirrel that was sucked up by a vacuum cleaner, saved by a girl named Flora, and reborn with superpowers. Flora’s heart is hurting because of her parents' recent divorce. Can this new super-squirrel survive kidnapping…

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Virtual Program: Download eBooks and Audio Books from Your Library

Tuesday November 10 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Did you know you can download free ebooks and audiobooks using your library card? Join us for a program that is designed to answer your questions and help you get up and running with Hoopla, Libby ebooks and Rbdigital audiobooks. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting…

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Virtual Workshop: Introduction to Excel

Tuesday November 10 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Microsoft Excel is the business standard for spreadsheet programs and just plain useful to know. We’ll cover what a spreadsheet is, some things it can do, and how to do some basic functions and equations. This will primarily be a show and tell class where the instructor shows the audience some basics on the screen. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to…

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Virtual Adventure @ Your Library

Tuesday November 10 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a virtual Dungeons & Dragons adventure led by infamous DM White Hat. Be prepared to play by filling out your Character Sheet. Registration is required and space is limited. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting. This group is for youth ages 12 to 17. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Virtual Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Tuesday November 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month we will virtually be discussing The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley. 1883. Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his tiny London apartment to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. Six months later, the mysterious timepiece saves his life, drawing him away from a blast that destroys Scotland Yard. At last, he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori, a kind, lonely immigrant from Japan. Although Mori seems harmless, a chain of unexplainable events soon…

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Spine Crackers Virtual Book Club

Tuesday November 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the Spine Crackers book club for readers in 5th-7th grade! We will meet virtually via Zoom to discuss a book each month. This month's book is Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez.  It is available as an eBook on Hoopla. Please register below to participate in this free program. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link and password to a Zoom meeting. The discussion will be limited to 8 participants. For more…

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Virtual Princess Story Time: Beauty

Wednesday November 11 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

DeKalb Public Library presents “Princess Story Time: an Interactive Facebook Live Event.” This week, we are pleased to welcome Beauty! Everyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group on Wednesday morning to watch the program. Attendees are automatically entered to win a 10-minute…

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Virtual Teen Gaming PS4: NBA2K21

Wednesday November 11 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Every Wednesday, come play an online game with us. Gaming will be for 3 weeks and a tournament on the 4th week. This month we will be online playing NBA2K21. You will need your own copy of the game, and a Play Station Plus subscription to participate. Registration is required for each day in which you would like to play. You will be sent a password to a private room each time. Register for the tournament on November 30. We…

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Virtual DIY: Floral Pumpkins

Wednesday November 11 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Homemade decorations are always the best kind of decorations. This floral pumpkin is an easy DIY project anyone can make. Watch this turn into a great centerpiece that will look great anywhere in your home. This easy to make craft uses materials purchased at the local craft store. Patrons must have a glue gun in order to complete this activity. All other materials will be available for pickup at the library a few days prior to the craft. Please register…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Thursday November 12 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until November 19, 2020

Join Ms. Laura for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use the same…

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Live Streamed Craft: Thanksgiving

Thursday November 12 @ 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Miss Julie live on Facebook for some virtual crafting fun! This week, she’ll show you how to make a turkey (using leaves you can find outside) and a fun corn cob. Materials needed for the turkey: Leaves from outside Construction paper Glue Markers Googly eyes (optional) Materials needed for the corn cob: Brown, tan, or green pipe cleaners Pony beads in fall colors You can craft with us after requesting to join DKPL’s Crafty Corner Facebook group. For more information,…

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Virtual Trivia Night: Shameless Kahoot

Thursday November 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Shameless lovers and trivia lovers! Think you know anything and everything about the show? Come test your knowledge at our trivia night via Zoom. All you’ll need is access to a web browser for Kahoot! Trivia Night is a free event for adults, simply register on the website to receive the link. Please log into the meeting 5 minutes in advance, especially if you have not used Zoom before. If you have any questions contact Cassandra at cassandrap@dkpl.org…

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Virtual Event: The United States and Southeast Asian Militaries during the Cold War

Friday November 13 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

America’s Cold War involvement with Southeast Asia is often viewed through the prism of the Vietnam war. While few would deny the importance of this conflict, many other far less known and far more successful interactions occurred between American and Southeast Asian military establishments. Washington’s anti-communist policies resulted in far more powerful Southeast Asian militaries with few commitments to democracy and an increasing appetite for political power. This virtual lecture examines the course and legacies of these developments using Thailand,…

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Virtual Jackbox Game Night

Friday November 13 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A virtual game night filled with the fun titles of Jackbox Games! Quiplash, Fibbage, You Don’t Know Jack, Trivia Murder Party,  Drawful, Bracketeering, T-Shirt KO, Joke Boat, and many many more! We’ll be playing via Zoom so make sure you have devices to access Zoom and submit  your answers! This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into…

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Virtual Workshop: Audacity Basics

Saturday November 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Looking to start your podcast? Maybe you want to learn how to make beats? Perhaps you’re just curious about sound recording in general? In this class, we’ll be learning about the Digital Audio Workstation - Audacity. We’ll cover the basics of creating and editing. This class is completely free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and…

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Virtual Event: Connections, Linking the Medieval Days to our Modern World

Saturday November 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In this virtual edu-tainment adventure, singer/songwriter/historian Barry Cloyd time-travels back to the days of knights and chivalry. Learn how the discoveries and inventions of that most misunderstood of time periods, the Middle Ages, have made a major impact on our lives today. Barry touches on many important periods of Middle Ages history and utilizes various musical instruments, both well-known and obscure to animate the period music in this program. You’ll never look at ancient history the same way again. While…

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Virtual Discussion: 80s Kids Unite

Saturday November 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you part of Generation X? Do you find yourself reminiscing about the days of drive-ins, malls, cassettes, VCRs and MTV?  Take a trip back in time when everything was radical and unite with other kids of the ’80s. Showcase your knowledge of ’80s films, share stories about your favorite concerts and music videos. If you have a collection of comic books, vinyl records and cassettes show them off. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive…

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Virtual NANOWRIMO 2020 Writer Social Hour and Check In

Saturday November 14 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO) 2020 is underway! Use this as an opportunity to socialize with your fellow writers, get some new fun writing prompts, and get some support from fellow writers as we embark on our NANOWRIMO 2020 challenges. This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting.…

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Virtual Crime Fiction Book Club

Monday November 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month we will virtually be discussing Bird Boys by Lisa Sandlin. Sometimes the truth is not the truth, but murder is always murder. Which of the brothers carries the bloody knife? After a serial killer almost murdered Delpha Wade (The Do-Right, 2015), the county hospital releases her into the handcuffs of the city police for questioning. The reason is she killed the man who trying to kill her, and she is, after all, an ex-con. It’s still Beaumont, 1970s,…

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Virtual Teen Gaming Xbox One: Brawlhalla

Monday November 16 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Every Monday, come play an online game with us. Gaming will be for 3 weeks and a tournament on the 4th week. This month we will be online playing Brawlhalla a free download for your Xbox One. You will also need an Xbox Live subscription to participate. Registration is required for each day in which you would like to play. You will be sent a password to a private room each time. Register for the tournament on November 23. We…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday November 16 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until November 30, 2020

Join us virtually to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. Anyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the Facebook group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group Monday night to watch the story time. Once you have been added to the group, you will also be…

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Virtual Creative Writing: Tea for Tweens

Monday November 16 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Miss Audra for a face-to-face creative writing session including writing prompts, and tips, for creating your best stories. All your creative projects can be added to Tea for Tweens magazine, written by, and for, DeKalb area students, ages 9-14. To be included in the magazine, send your finished creative writing or drawings to createdkpl@gmail.com Registration is required. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into…

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Virtual DIY: Snowman Jars

Monday November 16 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you looking for a simple craft fall holiday décor? Join us for a DIY Snowman Jar project. Craft materials are accessible at your local craft store. All other materials will be available here at the library. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes prior…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Tuesday November 17 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until November 24, 2020

Join Mr. John for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use the same…

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Bookworm Barbs Virtual Book Club

Tuesday November 17 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Have a young reader who wants to talk books with others? Looking for something to push a reluctant reader or provide some extra academic enrichment? Join our book club for 1st-3rd grade readers, where we’ll discuss a book every month. There will also be time to share what other fun books participants are reading. In November, we’ll be discussing Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion. Iggy Peck from Iggy Peck, Architect is back—he’s in a chapter book with lots of…

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Virtual Workshop: Cyber Navigator

Tuesday November 17 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Need help with your phone, tablet or computer? We can help you create an email, use the internet, sign up for our library apps, and more. Please note that the Cyber Navigator can not help with issues involving sensitive personal data or device repair. Appointments are for 30 minutes. If there is an open time-slot, walk-ins will be available on a first come, first-serve basis. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with…

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Virtual Adventure @ Your Library

Tuesday November 17 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a virtual Dungeons & Dragons adventure led by infamous DM White Hat. Be prepared to play by filling out your Character Sheet. Registration is required and space is limited. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting. This group is for youth ages 12 to 17. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Virtual English Conversation Club

Tuesday November 17 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learning a language is both fun and frustrating, but it’s easier when you practice! Join us for basic and intermediate conversations with others who are learning English as a second (or third, fourth, etc) language. Adult learners at any level are welcome. This club is free and you can attend as many sessions as you like! Please join the meeting 5 minutes in advance, especially if you have never used Zoom before. For more information, contact Cassandra at cassandrap@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568…

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Virtual Crime Fiction Book Club

Tuesday November 17 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month we will virtually be discussing Bird Boys by Lisa Sandlin. Sometimes the truth is not the truth, but murder is always murder. Which of the brothers carries the bloody knife? After a serial killer almost murdered Delpha Wade (The Do-Right, 2015), the county hospital releases her into the handcuffs of the city police for questioning. The reason is she killed the man who trying to kill her, and she is, after all, an ex-con. It’s still Beaumont, 1970s,…

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Virtual Superhero Story Time: Mal

Wednesday November 18 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

DeKalb Public Library presents “Superhero Story Time: an Interactive Facebook Live Event.” This week, we are pleased to welcome Mal! Everyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group on Wednesday morning to watch the program. Attendees are automatically entered to win a 10-minute…

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Virtual Teen Gaming PS4: NBA2K21

Wednesday November 18 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Every Wednesday, come play an online game with us. Gaming will be for 3 weeks and a tournament on the 4th week. This month we will be online playing NBA2K21. You will need your own copy of the game, and a Play Station Plus subscription to participate. Registration is required for each day in which you would like to play. You will be sent a password to a private room each time. Register for the tournament on November 30. We…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday November 18 @ 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 virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Virtual DIY: Gumball Machine

Wednesday November 18 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Homemade holiday decorations are always the best kind of decorations. This DIY Gumball Machine is an easy DIY project anyone can make. This adorable craft also doubles as a Christmas ornament that would make a wonderful addition to your tree or above your fireplace. This easy to make craft uses materials purchased at the local craft store and taken from everyday items. Patrons must have a glue gun and paintbrushes in order to complete this activity. All other materials will…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Thursday November 19 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until November 19, 2020

Join Ms. Laura for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use the same…

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Live Streamed Craft: Pine Cone Critters and Flowers

Thursday November 19 @ 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Miss Julie live on Facebook for some virtual crafting fun! This week, she’ll show you how to make pine cone critters and flowers. Materials needed for the pine cone critter: Pine cones Felt Small black beads and pom-pom (for the eyes and nose) Paint (acrylic or tempera) Paint brush Glue Materials needed for the pine cone flower: Pine cones Paint (acrylic or tempera) Paint brush You can craft with us after requesting to join DKPL’s Crafty Corner Facebook group. For…

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Virtual TED Talk, Dinner, and Discussion

Thursday November 19 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

A new monthly event: TED Talk, Dinner and Discussion. This we will watch iO Tillett Wright’s TED talk entitled “50 Shades of Gay” and have a discussion following it. About the talk itself, how we can apply it to ourselves and our lives, and more.  Grab your dinner (or snack, or don’t) and join us on Zoom for this event. It is free to attend. Register on the website to receive the link. Please join the meeting 5 minutes in…

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Virtual Musical Mornings

Friday November 20 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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One event on November 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Music stimulates the senses and engages us on many levels. Join music therapist Angie Carter for a special morning of musical developmental activities. Click here to participate in this virtual program live on select Friday mornings. Past programs are also available for anyone to view on this Facebook page. This program 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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Virtual Event: Germany’s Liquid Bread – a Refreshing Look at the History of Beer!

Saturday November 21 @ 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

This year’s 100th anniversary of the Prohibition in the USA presents us with the perfect opportunity to hearken back to the legendary history of a revolutionary beverage that changed the world: Beer, or more precise, German beer! Once so essential to daily diets that it was referred to as liquid bread, German beer to this day is a source of great cultural and national pride. Join German Historian Anette Isaacs, M.A., for a fascinating, virtual exploration into the history of…

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Virtual Xbox One Teen Tournament: Brawlhalla

Monday November 23 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The library is bringing eSports to DeKalb during this pandemic with a Brawlhalla tournament. Hosted by special guest Matthew Hixon, Head of eSports at Kishwaukee College and owner of Gamers Glorified. Compete for prizes! To participate you will need a Brawlhalla a free download for your Xbox One and an Xbox Live subscription. Tournament rules apply. Game Mode: Stock Teams: Off Lives: 3 Match Time: 8:00 Gadgets: Off Test Features: Off Map Set: 1v1 This tournament is for ages 12-17.…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday November 23 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until November 30, 2020

Join us virtually to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. Anyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the Facebook group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group Monday night to watch the story time. Once you have been added to the group, you will also be…

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Virtual DIY: Gift Basket Ideas on a Budget

Monday November 23 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Looking for gift basket ideas on a budget? Join us to make home made bath bombs, candy filled ornaments, and hot chocolate snow men. Craft materials are accessible at your local craft store. All other materials will be available here at the library. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Tuesday November 24 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until November 24, 2020

Join Mr. John for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use the same…

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Virtual Program: Download eBooks and Audio Books from Your Library

Tuesday November 24 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Did you know you can download free eBooks and audio books using your library card? Join us for a program that is designed to answer your questions and help you get up and running with Hoopla, Libby eBooks and Rbdigital audiobooks. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom…

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Virtual Workshop: Excel Tips and Tricks

Tuesday November 24 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sometimes you just need someone to show you the steps or some tips and tricks. In this class, we will teach you some Excel tips and tricks to help you be a little more proficient when using Excel. Whether you are a beginner user or a familiar user, this class is for you. This will primarily be a show and tell class where the instructor shows the audience some basics tips and tricks for Excel on the screen. Please register…

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Virtual Grey’s Anatomy Opinion Night

Tuesday November 24 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love Grey’s Anatomy? Do you have strong opinions on the show? Or even small opinions? Join us as we complete together an opinion night full of questions like ‘Chasing Cars or How to Save a Life?’ ‘Would you rather have Christina or Meredith as your doctor?’ ‘Do you like Izzie Stevens or not?’ and more. All you’ll need is access to a web browser for Kahoot! Opinion Night is a free event for adults. Register to receive the…

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Virtual Boast or Roast Teen Book Discussion: Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

Tuesday November 24 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Read or listen to a book nominated for this year’s Lincoln Award List  then grab a beverage and join a virtual book discussion boasting why it rocked or roasting why it reeked. Once you register for the program pick up a copy of the book, which is yours to keep, in the Teen Room while supplies last. In Heroine by Mindy McGinnis find out what happens when a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, and she has to…

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Virtual Princess Story Time: Nature Fairy

Wednesday November 25 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

DeKalb Public Library presents “Princess Story Time: an Interactive Facebook Live Event.” This week, we are pleased to welcome a nature fairy! Everyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group on Wednesday morning to watch the program. Attendees are automatically entered to win…

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Virtual Jackbox Game Night

Friday November 27 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A virtual game night filled with the fun titles of Jackbox Games! Quiplash, Fibbage, You Don’t Know Jack, Trivia Murder Party,  Drawful, Bracketeering, T-Shirt KO, Joke Boat, and many many more! We’ll be playing via Zoom so make sure you have devices to access Zoom and submit  your answers! This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Saturday November 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Workshop: Audacity Basics

Saturday November 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Looking to start your podcast? Maybe you want to learn how to make beats? Perhaps you’re just curious about sound recording in general? In this class, we’ll be learning about the Digital Audio Workstation - Audacity. We’ll cover the basics of creating and editing. This class is completely free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and…

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Virtual PS4 Teen Tournament NBA2K21

Monday November 30 @ 3:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The library is bringing eSports to DeKalb during this pandemic with an NBA 2021 tournament. Hosted by special guest Matthew Hixon, Head of eSports at Kishwaukee College and owner of Gamers Glorified. Compete for prizes! To participate you will need a copy of NBA2K21 for Play Station, and a Play Station Plus account. Tournament rules will apply: Connection: Play With Friends Quarter Length: 3 Minutes max entry for the 1st week 14 Game Mode: Private Match Game Style: Simulation Fatigue:…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday November 30 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until November 30, 2020

Join us virtually to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. Anyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the Facebook group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group Monday night to watch the story time. Once you have been added to the group, you will also be…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Monday November 30 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Trivia Night: Schitt’s Creek Kahoot

Monday November 30 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Schitt’s Creek lovers and trivia lovers! Think you know anything and everything about the show? Come test your knowledge at our trivia night via Zoom. All you’ll need is access to a web browser for Kahoot! Trivia Night is a free event for adults. Register on the website to receive the link. Please join the meeting 5 minutes in advance, especially if you have not used Zoom before. If you have any questions contact Cassandra at cassandrap@dkpl.org or…

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December 2020

Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday December 2 @ 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 virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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