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January 2021

Virtual Opinion Night: Schitt’s Creek

Thursday January 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love Schitts Creek? Do you have strong opinions on the show? Or even small opinions? Just want to talk about it with others who watch it? Join us as we complete together an opinion night full of questions like ‘Are you more of a David or Alexis?’ ‘Would you rather be best friends with Twyla or Mutt?’ ‘Which scene is your favorite?’ and more. Opinion Night is a free event for adults. Please register for this event. Once…

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Virtual Musical Mornings

Friday January 22 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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One event on January 22, 2021 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 or help with registration, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Virtual Ukulele Lessons

Saturday January 23 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Start learning to play the ukulele this winter! Join Jen Conley as she walks you through the basics of playing the ukulele in a virtual three-week class. You will be introduced to essential chords and favorite songs, you will learn how to tune and hold your instrument and will get a glimpse at the popular culture of the ukulele. The class will include introduction to note reading, as well as a presentation of three useful strumming patterns. Come away with…

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Virtual Workshop: Basics in Audacity

Saturday January 23 @ 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(DAW) 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 a…

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Virtual Variety Show with John P. Hopkins

Saturday January 23 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We’re excited to welcome back one of our favorite performers, John P. Hopkins, for a virtual variety show. Part magic, part humor, all fun! John has been making people laugh with his unique brand of comedy magic for over thirty years. Long a favorite of corporate and college audiences, his talent has taken him across the nation and to such far flung stages as Las Vegas ,the Bahamas, London England and Edinburgh Scotland.. John’s particular brand of comedy madness has…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday January 25 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until May 24, 2021

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 January 25 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles, or start something new via virtual meeting. You are welcome to share amongst other peers. Submissions will be added to a layout and a magazine for tweens and one for teens will be printed for library patrons to take home and enjoy! This free program is intended for ages 11-17, or in 6th-12th grade. For additional information or help with registration, please contact Audra at audrah@dkpl.org…

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Virtual Workshop: DIY Canvas Photos – CANCELLED

Monday January 25 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Virtual Stories at Home

Tuesday January 26 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

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 Workshop: Download eBooks & Audio Books From Your Library

Tuesday January 26 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Did you know you can download free eBooks, audiobooks, and more, 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, Rbdigital, Axis 360, and Biblioboard. An active library card in good standing is required. 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…

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Spine Crackers Virtual Book Club

Tuesday January 26 @ 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 Moo by Sharon Creech.  It is available as an eBook or eAudiobook 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 information or help with registration, please contact…

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Sycamore Public Library Presents Virtual Event: From Prairie to Farm to City, Illinois History through Music

Tuesday January 26 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Developed to commemorate Illinois achieving statehood on December 3, 1818, "From Prairie to Farm to City" reflects the story of Illinois through music. Illinois was shaped not only by the land (prairie, Great Lakes, Mississippi River), but also by the many cultures which have thrived in it, beginning with Native Americans, and including French, German, African-American, Mexican, and other immigrant groups. Few musicians play the hammered dulcimer. Fewer still sing while accompanying themselves on this fascinating instrument, whose name means…

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Virtual Author Visit: Mindy McGinnis Discusses Heroine and Heroines

Tuesday January 26 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Author of the teen books The Female of the Species, Be Not Far From Me, and A Madness So Discreet, Mindy McGinnis, visits the library virtually and joins in on this month’s Teen Choice Book Award Discussion of her Lincoln Award-nominated book Heroine, a timely story about a high school softball player who becomes hooked on Heroin. Mindy will also share writing tips on how to write about strong female characters. When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball…

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Virtual Princess Story Time: Elsa

Wednesday January 27 @ 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 Elsa! 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 Stories at Home

Thursday January 28 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

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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Facebook Live Craft: Origami Polar Bear and Penguin

Thursday January 28 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Miss Julie live on Facebook for some virtual crafting fun! This week, she’ll show you how to make easy origami polar bears and penguins. Materials needed for the origami animals: Origami paper (or wrapping paper that is patterned on one side and white on the other) White paper Bits of colored paper (for the penguin beaks and cheeks) Markers Glue You can craft with us after requesting to join DKPL’s Crafty Corner Facebook group. The program will be recorded and…

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Virtual Workshop: Hiring Made Simple for Area Businesses

Thursday January 28 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you own a business in the DeKalb area? Are you always looking for ready employees near you? Do you find hiring expensive or time consuming? Come learn about a new local resource that easily connects jobseekers with employers in the DeKalb area. Participants will learn about new ways to find ready and qualified candidates for entry level and part time positions in their business. Participants will also get a chance to compare the cost of hiring and learn of…

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Virtual Trivia Night: Bob’s Burgers

Thursday January 28 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Bobs Burgers 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. It is recommended to not use the same device for Kahoot as you do Zoom if you do not have multi screen capabilities. Please register…

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Johnsburg Public Library Presents: Virtual Page Turners Book Club

Thursday January 28 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month we will discuss The Wright Sister by Patty Dann. In The Wright Sister, Patty Dann wonderfully imagines the blossoming of Katharine, revealed in her “Marriage Diary”—in which she emerges as a frank, vibrant, intellectually and socially engaged, sexually active woman coming into her own—and her one-sided correspondence with her estranged brother as she hopes to repair their fractured relationship. Even though she pictures “Orv” throwing her letters away, Katharine cannot contain her joie de vivre, her love of…

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NIU Presents Virtual Civics for Nonprofits: How and Why to do Advocacy

Friday January 29 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topics include a review of governmental structures (federal, state and local), the basic roles and responsibilities of elected officials in government, the different structures of local government including the origins and scope of the statutory authority for various units of local government. Participants will also learn about ways that nonprofit organizations and their representatives can participate in advocacy, staying within the boundaries of nonprofit advocacy regulations. Click here to register. For additional information, please contact Alicia Schatteman at aschatteman@niu.edu or…

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Virtual Ukulele Lessons

Saturday January 30 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Start learning to play the ukulele this winter! Join Jen Conley as she walks you through the basics of playing the ukulele in a virtual three-week class. You will be introduced to essential chords and favorite songs, you will learn how to tune and hold your instrument and will get a glimpse at the popular culture of the ukulele. The class will include introduction to note reading, as well as a presentation of three useful strumming patterns. Come away with…

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Virtual Event: Presidential Impact on Sports from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama, Why America has Cajun Culture

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

Presidents, of course, impact all areas of life including sports. Theodore Roosevelt is credited with saving football. William Howard Taft had a bad morning at the office in 1910 as women demanded the right to vote and he fled to watch a baseball game which would become the first ever Presidential opener. FDR, JFK and LBJ all had sports impacts. Richard Nixon opened up China because of sports. Jimmy Carter used sports as leverage in dealing with the Soviet Union’s…

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Virtual Pop-Up Event: DIY Gumball Machine

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

Homemade crafts always make the best kinds of decorations! Join us as we create this adorable DIY Gumball Machine created with materials found at our local craft store. This adorable craft doubles as a simple decoration and a real-life gumball or candy jar. In order to complete this program patrons must have scissors, hot glue, and a hot glue gun, but all other materials will be available for pickup at the library a few days prior to the crafts. Your…

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February 2021

Virtual Event: Center Yourself with Tai Chi

Monday February 1 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us on a virtual journey through the Tai Chi Sun 73 forms. Tai Chi is one of the most beneficial exercises to increase immunity, flexibility, strength and reduce stress. This class will include step by step instructions taught by Erica Bough, 4th degree black belt in the Martial Arts and certified Tai Chi instructor. A pre-recorded video session will accompany this Zoom session so you can learn at your own pace. Please register for this event. Once you register…

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NIU Presents Virtual LGBT Philanthropy

Monday February 1 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Dr. Elizabeth Dale’s presentation will focus on understanding the diversity of who contributes to philanthropy and how gender and sexual identity can serve as a motivation and barrier to philanthropic participation. Identity-based philanthropy scholars have found that marginalized and minority communities approach and participate in philanthropy differently. Dr. Dale is an assistant professor in the Nonprofit Leadership Program at Seattle University. She received her Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Her research focuses…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday February 1 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until May 24, 2021

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 Stories at Home

Tuesday February 2 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

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 Cyber Navigator

Tuesday February 2 @ 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. 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 Superhero Story Time: Batgirl

Wednesday February 3 @ 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 Batgirl! 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 Volunteens Advisory Group

Wednesday February 3 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

After hearing a ten-minute update from the Teen Librarian, the rest of the meeting is yours to discuss what you want from your library. How has your experience of the library been so far and how could it be better? Which fandom crazes could make fun events for teens? Are there “must have” books, movies, games, and series that should be added to the collection? Is there a current event or issue which teens may want to learn more about?…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday February 3 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to 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 Stories at Home

Thursday February 4 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

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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Facebook Live Craft: Valentine Foxes

Thursday February 4 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us live on Facebook for some virtual crafting fun! This week, we’ll show you how to make adorable Valentine foxes. Materials needed: Card stock, construction paper, felt, foam, or other material in multiple colors Glue Googly eyes (optional) Before starting the craft, please make sure you have permission to make a mess. You can craft with us after requesting to join DKPL’s Crafty Corner Facebook group. The program will be recorded and saved for those who cannot attend the live…

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Virtual Musical Mornings

Friday February 5 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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One event on February 19, 2021 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 or help with registration, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Family Fun Science: Salt Painting

Saturday February 6 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a fun STEAM activity with an extra emphasis on art. We’ll paint with watercolors on paper, adding a secret ingredient—salt—to give our paintings extra texture and interest. Learn how to paint with salt at our Facebook Live event at 10:00 a.m. on February 6. Click here to watch the virtual program at that time. The event will be recorded so you can watch it again later. Beginning February 6, our program kits will be available on a first…

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Virtual Workshop: Basics in Audacity

Saturday February 6 @ 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 (DAW) Audacity. We’ll cover the basics of creating and editing. 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 Workshop: Valentine’s Day Topiaries

Saturday February 6 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wanting to get festive this February? Feel the love this Valentine's Day with this topiary! This sweet décor inspired DIY is just the sweet touch your home is missing this season! If you love an adorable DIYs -- this one's for you! In order to complete this program you will need to have your own glue gun, glue sticks, and scissors. All other materials will be supplied through the library. Participants need to be at least 12 years old (10…

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Virtual Workshop: Valentine’s Day Wreath

Sunday February 7 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wanting to get festive this February? Feel the love this Valentine's Day with this lovely Valentine’s Day inspired floral wreath. If you love an adorable DIY crafts -- this one's for you! In order to complete this program you will need to have your own glue gun, glue sticks, and scissors. All other materials will be supplied through the library. Participants need to be at least 12 years old (10 and 11 year old's are welcome with an assisting accompanying…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday February 8 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until May 24, 2021

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 General Book Club

Monday February 8 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us on Monday, February 8, from 7:00-8:00 pm when the Virtual General Book Club gets together on Zoom to discuss the novel The Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton.  This dynamic World War II novel is about two American female journalists, Jane and Liv, and a reluctant male British reporter, who together race the Allies to Occupied Paris for the scoop of their lives. Normandy, 1944. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Tuesday February 9 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

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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NIU Virtual Presentation: NNGO Speaker Series, Humanity’s Last Stand

Tuesday February 9 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Dr. Mark Schuller will discuss his latest book Humanity’s Last Stand: Confronting Global Catastrophe to be published January 2021 by Rutgers University Press. Surveying the struggles of disenfranchised peoples around the globe from frontline communities affected by climate change, to #BlackLivesMatter activists, to Indigenous water protectors, to migrant communities facing increasing hostility, anthropologist Mark Schuller argues that we must develop radical empathy in order to move beyond simply identifying as “allies” and start acting as “accomplices.” The book explores how…

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Virtual: Download eBooks and Audio Books from Your Library

Tuesday February 9 @ 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: Introduction to PowerPoint

Tuesday February 9 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

PowerPoint is presentation software that is part of Microsoft Office. Educators and students often use it to teach something or show what they have learned. PowerPoint can also be used to make a slide show for a special event like a graduation or wedding. In business, presentations are sometimes used to make a sales pitch. This class will show you the basics and give you time to start making your own PowerPoint slide show. This will primarily be a show…

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Virtual Boast or Roast Teen Books

Tuesday February 9 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grab a hot beverage and join the best kind of book discussion, where fellow book enthusiasts like you can boast or roast teen books which you have already read. Stick around to hear about new book release dates. This free program is for teens, ages 13-17, or in 7th-12th grades. Registration is required. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Google Meet discussion. For additional information or help with registration, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815)…

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Virtual Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Tuesday February 9 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month we will virtually be discussing Shakespeare for Squirrels by Christopher Moore. Set adrift by his pirate crew, Pocket of Dog Snogging—last seen in The Serpent of Venice—washes up on the sun-bleached shores of Greece, where he hopes to dazzle the Duke with his comedic brilliance and become his trusted fool. But the island is in turmoil. Egeus, the Duke’s minister, is furious that his daughter Hermia is determined to marry Demetrius, instead of Lysander, the man he has…

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Virtual Princess Story Time: Ariel

Wednesday February 10 @ 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 Ariel! 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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Johnsburg Public Library Presents: Virtual Cartooning Workshop for Kids

Wednesday February 10 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

What else did the groundhog see? Did the groundhog forecast the arrival of an early spring? Use your imagination to come up with some other types of predictions a groundhog might make for 2021. For ages 5 - 12. Email Julie at jschoen@johnsburglibrary.org to get your Zoom invite now! Click here for more information.

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Virtual Library Board Meeting

Wednesday February 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. This meeting will be held on Zoom. For additional information, please contact the library at (815) 756-9568 or reference@dkpl.org.

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Virtual Stories at Home

Thursday February 11 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

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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Facebook Live Craft: Lincoln Silhouette

Thursday February 11 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us live on Facebook for some virtual crafting fun. This week, we’ll show you how to make a silhouette of President Lincoln for Presidents' Day. It's easier than it looks! Materials needed: Black card stock, construction paper, or foam Pennies Hot glue Old frame painted black (optional) Silhouette template (external link) (optional) Before starting the craft, please make sure you have permission to make a mess. You can craft with us after requesting to join DKPL’s Crafty Corner Facebook group.…

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Virtual Trivia Night: Parks and Recreation

Thursday February 11 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Parks and Rec 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. It is recommended to not use the same device for Kahoot as you do Zoom if you do not have multi screen capabilities. Please…

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Virtual Concert: Barb Sorensen Presents Farm Art

Saturday February 13 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

International singer songwriter Barb Sorensen performs a virtual concert featuring original pop/rock songs written for her latest CD, Farm Art, mixed with traditional German and Norwegian folk songs, folklore, and stories from her tours. German songs (with a yodel or two included) are part of Barb’s heritage. In German the word "art" refers to a type, or type of person. Barb’s newest songs in the Farm Art concert reflect her German heritage and American upbringing. Barb's music layers multiple levels…

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Virtual Workshop: 3D Among Us Crewmen

Saturday February 13 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In this program participants will learn how to create a 3D printed crewman from the new hit PC and mobile game, Among Us. The program is completely free and any materials needed for this program will be provided by 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…

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Family Fun Science: Candy Chemistry

Monday February 15 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Make gummy worms dance, see what colors really make up a black jellybean, and start some homemade rock candy! School is out the day after Valentine’s Day this year, so it’s time for some candy-themed science. If you want to join in the fun, we'll give you a kit containing most of the supplies you’ll need to do these experiments. You'll need to have your own general household items like jars or bowls and a microwave. Beginning February 8, our…

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Sycamore Public Library Presents: Tai-Chi Live Zoom with Erica Bough of Breathe Life Tai Chi

Monday February 15 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on February 15, 2021 at 10:30 AM

One event on March 15, 2021 at 10:30 AM

One event on April 19, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Learn and practice Tai-Chi live with Erica Bough, founder of Breathe Life Tai-Chi! Click here to register for an upcoming session. Want to step into this session with some Tai-Chi under your belt? Sign up to learn the Sun 73 Series with Erica through our monthly video series. Remember to stay safe. Breathe Life Tai Chi and Sycamore Public Library are not liable for any injuries or damages occurring from the usage of these programs. Always consult with your doctor…

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Crime Fiction Virtual Book Club: A House Divided

Monday February 15 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month we will virtually be discussing A House Divided by Jonathan Putnam. In the winter of 1839, a sensational disappearance rocks Springfield, Illinois, as headlines announce a local man has accused his two brothers of murder. Not one to pass up an opportunity, Abraham Lincoln takes up the case of the accused with the assistance of his best friend Joshua Speed to search for evidence of innocence. But just as soon as they begin, Lincoln and Speed find their…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday February 15 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until May 24, 2021

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 Stories at Home

Tuesday February 16 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

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 Cyber Navigator

Tuesday February 16 @ 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. 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 Anime-Manga Club for Teens

Tuesday February 16 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Anime Club returns! Join us to discuss anime and manga, play some games, and of course, watch anime! Teens and tweens are invited to join the Anime/Manga Club for veteran otaku or newbie weaboos! Most anime is appropriate for teenagers age 13 and above. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with the Discord link. This program is intended for teens. For additional information or questions about registration, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or  at(815) 505-8569.

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Crime Fiction Virtual Book Club: A House Divided

Tuesday February 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month we will virtually be discussing A House Divided by Jonathan Putnam. In the winter of 1839, a sensational disappearance rocks Springfield, Illinois, as headlines announce a local man has accused his two brothers of murder. Not one to pass up an opportunity, Abraham Lincoln takes up the case of the accused with the assistance of his best friend Joshua Speed to search for evidence of innocence. But just as soon as they begin, Lincoln and Speed find their…

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Johnsburg Public Library Presents: Virtual Cooking with Chef Maddox

Tuesday February 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

France means romance, part deux! Learn how to make a rack of lamb with leek and red pepper risotto and rosemary essence. Email Heather at hstewart@johnsburglibrary.org for the Zoom link. Click here for more information.

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Virtual Superhero Story Time: Wonder Woman

Wednesday February 17 @ 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 Wonder Woman! 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 Middle School Teens Advisory Group

Wednesday February 17 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you want to be in charge for a change? Participate in Middle School Teens Advisory Group where you get to be the boss of all things TEEN by telling our Teen Librarian which books, games, programs, and services you want. Save yourself a spot by registering for the program and being present at or before 4:00 p.m. when the meeting starts. Expectations which we will follow: 1) Show your commitment by arriving on time 2) Make your mark by…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday February 17 @ 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 Stories at Home

Thursday February 18 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

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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Facebook Live Craft: Mae Jemison

Thursday February 18 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us live on Facebook for some virtual crafting fun. This week, we're celebrating Black History Month with a special rocket craft in honor of Mae Jemison, who flew on the space shuttle Endeavour. Materials needed: Colorful card stock, construction paper, or foam White paper Streamers, tissue paper, or yarn A picture of Mae Jemison or yourself (optional) Before starting the craft, please make sure you have permission to make a mess. You can craft with us after requesting to…

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Virtual Game Night: Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Thursday February 18 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you remember the show Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Do you think you could stand up to others and answer questions from multiple subjects correctly? Could you win the (fake) million dollars? Well, come test your brains with us on Zoom for a virtual version of the game show. This is a free event for adults, simply register on the website to receive the link. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a…

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Virtual Mystery Escape Room

Thursday February 18 @ 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Do you enjoy solving puzzles? Join us for a virtual escape room! In this session you’ll work as a team to break out of a spooky mystery house. While the escape room might not take the full time, you’ll have the full 60 minutes to make it out. Hints can be provided upon request. Will you make it out in time? Please have a piece of paper, and something to write with. This free program is intended for those age…

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Virtual Musical Mornings

Friday February 19 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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One event on February 19, 2021 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 or help with registration, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Virtual Workshop: Basics in Audacity

Saturday February 20 @ 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 (DAW) Audacity. We’ll cover the basics of creating and editing. 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 Coffee Talk

Saturday February 20 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you miss socializing with other people outside of your work or family? Maybe miss simply talking to other adults? Take a break from the current circumstances of life and join others over Zoom for coffee, chit chat and more. We can discuss current world events, pop culture, the new recipe you tried out, or anything that floats your boat. Just grab your favorite beverage (doesn’t have to be coffee) and log into the Zoom. This is a free event…

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Virtual Event: The True Story of Sherlock Holmes with John Gowing

Saturday February 20 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn the true story of Sherlock Holmes in this virtual program presented by John Gowing.  He’ll explore all the myths, legends and truths of the intrepid detective. 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 to the program, especially if you haven’t used Zoom before. For…

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Virtual Workshop: 3D Among Us Crewmen

Sunday February 21 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In this program participants will learn how to create a 3D printed crewman from the new hit PC and mobile game, Among Us. The program is completely free and any materials needed for this program will be provided by 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…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday February 22 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until May 24, 2021

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 February 22 @ 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 February 23 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

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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NIU Virtual Workshop: Use of Data for Grant Proposals

Tuesday February 23 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Are you aware of that almost every place has more than one population count that is correct? How do you know which to use? We will review the various freely available public data resources and what resource is correct for the situation. Several references will also be provided so you have the information at your fingertips when it is needed. Presented by Sherrie Taylor, Senior Research Specialist, Center for Governmental Studies, Northern Illinois University. Click here to register. If you…

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Virtual: Download eBooks and Audio Books from Your Library

Tuesday February 23 @ 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: Excel Tips & Tricks

Tuesday February 23 @ 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 Teen Choice Book Award Discussion: A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti

Tuesday February 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Lincoln Award: Illinois Teen Reader’s Choice and YALSA’S Teens’ Top Teen are two book awards in which teens choose the winners. Each month, read one of these nominated titles and discuss if you think it’s worthy of an award. Register for the discussion, then pick-up a free copy of the book, while supplies last, along with some goodies which our librarians have put together. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the virtual book discussion and notification…

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Spine Crackers Virtual Book Club

Tuesday February 23 @ 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 Wildwood by Colin Meloy.  It is available as an eBook or eAudiobook 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 information or help with registration, please contact…

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Virtual Princess Story Time: Sleeping Beauty

Wednesday February 24 @ 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 Movie and Q & A: The Long Shadow

Wednesday February 24 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We have partnered with the Northbrook Public Library and other libraries around Illinois to bring you a live Q&A session with the creators of the award-winning documentary The Long Shadow. The Long Shadow follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Thursday February 25 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

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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Virtual Local Jobs and Hiring Resources Workshop

Thursday February 25 @ 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 jobseekers 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 email…

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Virtual Trivia Night: King of the Hill

Thursday February 25 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all King of the Hill 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. It is recommended to not use the same device for Kahoot as you do Zoom if you do not have multi screen capabilities.…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Saturday February 27 @ 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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March 2021

Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday March 1 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until May 24, 2021

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 Stories at Home

Tuesday March 2 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

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 Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday March 3 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to 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 Stories at Home

Thursday March 4 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

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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Virtual Informational Session: Children’s Home & Aid

Thursday March 4 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a virtual informational session on the services that Children’s Home & Aid provide. Early Head Start (EHS) is a program that includes Home Visiting and Doula services. EHS is a comprehensive child development program in a home-based environment that meets the needs of a child and parent. They provide services in DeKalb, Boone, and Grundy Counties and serve families with children 0-3 or pregnant moms (Doula) that are at or below poverty level. Their services include a…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday March 8 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until May 24, 2021

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 Stories at Home

Tuesday March 9 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

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 Boast or Roast Teen Books

Tuesday March 9 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grab a hot beverage and join the best kind of book discussion, where fellow book enthusiasts like you can boast or roast teen books which you have already read. Stick around to hear about new book release dates. This free program is for teens, ages 13-17, or in 7th-12th grades. Registration is required. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Google Meet discussion. For additional information or help with registration, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815)…

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Virtual Library Board Meeting

Wednesday March 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. This meeting will be held on Zoom. For additional information, please contact the library at (815) 756-9568 or reference@dkpl.org.

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Virtual Stories at Home

Thursday March 11 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2021

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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Virtual Event: The Space Race—Getting to the Moon, a Tale of the Cold War, Bringing Nazis to America and Cutting Corners

Saturday March 13 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong popped up a hatch and went down a ladder. In seconds, he put his foot on the moon. It was the culmination of what President John F. Kennedy wanted in 1961. A man on the moon. But the space program’s rooted went back to World War II. America accepted German scientists and started work on a program to explore space. There were many successes and failures including the Apollo 1 spacecraft command module catching…

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