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August 2020

The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off

Monday August 10 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday and Friday, repeating until October 12, 2020

The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off is a combination for two great baking shows where people of all skill levels come together to have some fun and learn more about baking. During the competition, the host, Rachel, will post a challenge, a recipe, and tutorial videos every other week on our Just for Adults page. You’ll have 14 days to complete your bake. Library staff will judge the look for each bake and someone in your house will be your…

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Virtual Tea for Tweens

Monday August 10 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you want your stories, drawings, or comics printed in our magazine Tea for Tweens? Getting “creative” goes virtual this summer. Register for Virtual Tea for Tweens to join Miss Susan or Miss Audra for a face-to-face creative writing session including writing prompts and tips for creating the best stories. 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…

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Virtual Creative Writing for Teens

Monday August 10 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you want your stories, drawings, or comics printed in our magazine for teens in grades 9-12? Getting “creative” goes virtual this summer. Register to join Miss Susan for a face-to-face creative writing session including writing prompts and tips for creating the best stories. 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…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday August 10 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until August 31, 2020

Join us virtually to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. Anyone who wants to watch the programs 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 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to watch the story times. Once you have been added to the…

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Virtual Workshop: 3D Pokeball

Monday August 10 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 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 register for this event. Once you…

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Virtual Individual Resume Help

Monday August 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Are you looking for help recreating your resume? Consider signing up to meet one on one with someone who is able to help you do just that. Slots are 30 minutes long. You can sign up by emailing reference@dkpl.org or calling (815) 756 9568 ext. 2150. These meetings are free and will take place over Zoom. Once you are signed up, the leader will reach out to you with your personal Zoom link, meeting ID, and password. For more information,…

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Virtual Stories at Home

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

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

We may be physically apart, but we can still enjoy being (virtually) together! Join Mr. John and Ms. Laura every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. for a live story time. We’ll read a couple books, sing songs, and have fun! We will read books perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our times together could also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Anyone who wants to watch the programs can click here to send a…

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Cyber Navigator

Tuesday August 11 @ 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 Workshop: 3D Impossible Table

Tuesday August 11 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us on as we learn to navigate Tinkercad, a free, web-based 3D design program. This week we will be creating the impossible table. It is a sort of hanging table where tension forces are used to keep the table upright and balanced instead of compression forces on standard legs. The end result is an object that seems to defy gravity. The impossible table demonstrates the principle of tensegrity, which allows a structure to be able to be stable by…

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Virtual Princess Story Time: Leia

Wednesday August 12 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

DeKalb Public Library presents Princess Story Time: an Interactive Facebook Live Event and Giveaway. This week we are pleased to welcome Leia! These weekly interactive events with Princesses and Superheroes are full of singing, engaging storytelling, and the characters will respond to your child’s comments by name. Everyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the group. This can be done anytime between now and just before the event. Then you can click…

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Virtual Workshop: Basic Photo Tweaking

Wednesday August 12 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Have photos that need to be cropped or tweaked before they’re ready to be sent out? Do you need to make a tiny photo collage for your own DIY e-card? This class will go over some basic techniques using free software you can download and jump in to today! 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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Online Course Design for Educators

Wednesday August 12 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With the uncertainty of what school will look like in the fall semester, many educators are wondering how to organize an online or hybrid learning environment. Amanda Smothers from the NIU Faculty Development Office will be hosting an informational session and Q & A on how to design online and hybrid courses. Topics to be discussed include: how to make an interactive online course, how to gauge participation for an online course, different kinds of online courses, scheduling assignments and…

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Virtual Workshop: DIY Letter Décor

Thursday August 13 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us to make your very own letter Décor. 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 more information, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 6103.

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What Kind of Tree are You? Virtual Interview Tips, Tricks and Weird Scenarios

Thursday August 13 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Interviewing is a crucial aspect of landing that job and this program will teach you how to ace it! Adult Services Specialist Rachel will share her interview stories from Taco Bell to NIU and other odd jobs. Topics to be discussed: dressing your best, presenting your best self, calming your nerves, self-care before an interview, different kinds of interviews, what you should ask them, and what to do after the interview. This program is free. Please register for this event.…

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Virtual Anime and Manga for Adults

Thursday August 13 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Anime and manga aren’t just for kids! This program is open to anyone ages 18+, whether you're a seasoned otaku or someone who remembers watching DragonBall as a kid and wants to reminisce. Join us for games, snacks, and, of course, anime and manga! 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…

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The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off

Friday August 14 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday and Friday, repeating until October 12, 2020

The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off is a combination for two great baking shows where people of all skill levels come together to have some fun and learn more about baking. During the competition, the host, Rachel, will post a challenge, a recipe, and tutorial videos every other week on our Just for Adults page. You’ll have 14 days to complete your bake. Library staff will judge the look for each bake and someone in your house will be your…

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Virtual Event: A Soldier’s Footsteps Through World War II

Friday August 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Local author, Marti Brown, assembled her father’s scrapbooks and over 300 letters sent to family members during World War II and compiled these artifacts into a book entitled From Cornfield to Battlefield: A Young Farmer’s Journey Through World War II. These letters capture her father’s experience as a student at the University of Illinois at the start of the war. Join us virtually as Marti presents “A Soldier’s Footsteps Through World War II.” Graduating as a commissioned officer in 1942…

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Virtual Lego Club: Castle Building Fun

Friday August 14 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all Lego lovers! The king and queen are in need of a new castle, and it is your job to design and build a dream castle. Come join your Lego friends for some castle building fun and have a great time with us. 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 Workshop: Vision Board

Friday August 14 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you have 2020 Vision? Join as we show you how to create your very own vision board! 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 more information, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or…

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Virtual Game of Geekery

Friday August 14 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Game of Geekery is a virtual event that combines classic pub style trivia with other fun game rounds like: Price is Right,  Family Feud, Mind Meld, Name That Tune, and many more! The theme varies week to week depending on what theme the players selected the previous week. 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…

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Virtual Resume Workshop

Saturday August 15 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Resumes are the first stepping stone to getting that job you’ve been thinking about applying to for awhile. The problem, however, is how do you present yourself in a way that convinces the employer they want to interview you? In this workshop we will address the basics of a resume (e.g. formatting, sections, time order) but also work on making sure our bullet points showcase our qualifications. This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register you…

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Virtual Individual Resume Help

Sunday August 16 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Are you looking for help recreating your resume? Consider signing up to meet one on one with someone who is able to help you do just that. Slots are 30 minutes long. You can sign up by emailing reference@dkpl.org or calling (815) 756 9568 ext. 2150. These meetings are free and will take place over Zoom. Once you are signed up, the leader will reach out to you with your personal Zoom link, meeting ID, and password. For more information,…

Find out more »

Virtual Tea for Tweens

Monday August 17 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you want your stories, drawings, or comics printed in our magazine Tea for Tweens? Getting “creative” goes virtual this summer. Register for Virtual Tea for Tweens to join Miss Susan or Miss Audra for a face-to-face creative writing session including writing prompts and tips for creating the best stories. 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…

Find out more »

Virtual Creative Writing for Teens

Monday August 17 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you want your stories, drawings, or comics printed in our magazine for teens in grades 9-12? Getting “creative” goes virtual this summer. Register to join Miss Susan for a face-to-face creative writing session including writing prompts and tips for creating the best stories. 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…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday August 17 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until August 31, 2020

Join us virtually to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. Anyone who wants to watch the programs 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 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to watch the story times. Once you have been added to the…

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Virtual Workshop: DIY Sunflower Wreath

Monday August 17 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us as we design our very own DIY sunflower wreath! Participants must be 12 years old (10 and 11-year-olds are welcome with an assisting accompanying adult). Registration is required as supplies need to be picked up before the Zoom program begins. 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…

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Virtual Stories at Home

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

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

We may be physically apart, but we can still enjoy being (virtually) together! Join Mr. John and Ms. Laura every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. for a live story time. We’ll read a couple books, sing songs, and have fun! We will read books perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our times together could also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Anyone who wants to watch the programs can click here to send a…

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

Tuesday August 18 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Do you miss talking about books with your friends?  Join us for our second meeting of the B.A.R.B. book club!  This special place is just for YOU, rising 1st-5th graders.  We will be reading an exciting book every month and meeting on Zoom to discuss it. In August, we’ll be discussing Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson.  Hilary has always wanted to be a pirate, but The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates refuses to accept girls into their piratical…

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Cyber Navigator

Tuesday August 18 @ 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 Workshop: 3D Pokeball

Tuesday August 18 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 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 availability. Please register for this event. Once you…

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Virtual English Conversation Club

Tuesday August 18 @ 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 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…

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Virtual Workshop: Introduction to Excel

Tuesday August 18 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 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 Princess Story Time: Dorothy

Wednesday August 19 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

DeKalb Public Library presents Princess Story Time: an Interactive Facebook Live Event and Giveaway. This week we are pleased to welcome Dorothy! These weekly interactive events with Princesses and Superheroes are full of singing, engaging storytelling, and the characters will respond to your child’s comments by name. Everyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the group. This can be done anytime between now and just before the event. Then you can click…

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Download Ebooks and Audiobooks from Your Library

Wednesday August 19 @ 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. An active library card in good standing is required. For questions, or to make an appointment, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 6103. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday August 19 @ 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 Workshop: Basic Photo Editing – CANCELLED

Wednesday August 19 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Virtual Workshop: 3D Impossible Table

Wednesday August 19 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us as we learn to navigate Tinkercad, a free, web-based 3D design program.  This week we will be creating the impossible table.  It is a sort of hanging table where tension forces are used to keep the table upright and balanced instead of compression forces on standard legs.  The end result is an object that seems to defy gravity.  The impossible table demonstrates the principle of tensegrity, which allows a structure to be able to be stable by a…

Find out more »

Virtual Stories at Home

Thursday August 20 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

We may be physically apart, but we can still enjoy being (virtually) together! Join Mr. John and Ms. Laura every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. for a live story time. We’ll read a couple books, sing songs, and have fun! We will read books perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our times together could also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Anyone who wants to watch the programs can click here to send a…

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Being an Online Student: How to Navigate the Struggles and Succeed in Your Online Classes

Thursday August 20 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Online learning can be a struggle. From figuring out how to map out your study schedule, how to write and respond in a discussion board knowing your teacher is grading it, to just remembering to get everything done in a week; online learning can be challenging to navigate. Adult Services Specialist Rachel, a NIU Ph.D student and English composition instructor who also suffers from ADHD, shares her tips and tricks on how to be the best online student you can…

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Virtual Anime-Manga Club for Teens

Thursday August 20 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

It's Teen Trivia Round 3! All new trivia sets and all new prizes will be available for this session. We will watch an episode or two of Fire Force after the trivia rounds. 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…

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Virtual Workshop: How to Hoopla

Thursday August 20 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Hoopla is one of the newest resources available to DKPL patrons. It can be used to borrow a huge selection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, graphic novels, movies, television shows, and music. Join us for this live tutorial to learn how to set up your account, borrow items, and access Hoopla from your Internet-enabled devices. 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 Music for Toddlers

Friday August 21 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Music stimulates the senses and engages us on many levels. Little ones ages 0 - 18 months and caregivers can bond over drums and other musical instruments during a special morning of musical developmental activities with music therapist Angie Carter. Click here to participate in this program live on select Friday mornings. Past programs are also available for anyone to view on this Facebook page. This virtual program is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For more…

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Virtual Jackbox Game Night

Friday August 21 @ 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, the meeting ID, and the password.…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Saturday August 22 @ 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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The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off

Monday August 24 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday and Friday, repeating until October 12, 2020

The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off is a combination for two great baking shows where people of all skill levels come together to have some fun and learn more about baking. During the competition, the host, Rachel, will post a challenge, a recipe, and tutorial videos every other week on our Just for Adults page. You’ll have 14 days to complete your bake. Library staff will judge the look for each bake and someone in your house will be your…

Find out more »

Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday August 24 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until August 31, 2020

Join us virtually to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. Anyone who wants to watch the programs 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 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to watch the story times. Once you have been added to the…

Find out more »

Virtual Creative Writing for Tweens and Teens

Monday August 24 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you want your stories, drawings, or comics printed in our magazines for those in grades 4-12? Getting “creative” goes virtual this summer. Register to join Miss Susan and Miss Audra for face-to-face creative writing sessions including writing prompts and tips for creating the best stories. 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 Medicare 101

Monday August 24 @ 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 August 25 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

We may be physically apart, but we can still enjoy being (virtually) together! Join Mr. John and Ms. Laura every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. for a live story time. We’ll read a couple books, sing songs, and have fun! We will read books perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our times together could also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Anyone who wants to watch the programs can click here to send a…

Find out more »

Cyber Navigator

Tuesday August 25 @ 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 Trivia Night: Grey’s Anatomy Kahoot

Tuesday August 25 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Calling all Grey's Anatomy 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 and the Internet. 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. Join…

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Virtual Princess Story Time: Barbie

Wednesday August 26 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

DeKalb Public Library presents Princess Story Time: an Interactive Facebook Live Event and Giveaway. This week we are pleased to welcome Barbie! These weekly interactive events with Princesses and Superheroes are full of singing, engaging storytelling, and the characters will respond to your child’s comments by name. Everyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the group. This can be done anytime between now and just before the event. Then you can click…

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Virtual Event: From Parlor to Politics, Women’s Fight for the Right to Vote

Wednesday August 26 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a virtual presentation on women’s suffrage in America. This virtual event outlines the astonishing history of the vision, courage, strategic planning, networking and tenacity demonstrated to win the 72-year battle for women’s political, social and legal equality. Learn of the conditions governing 19th century women’s lives and what provoked them into organization and revolution for women’s right to vote. As the story and the disturbing circumstances are revealed you will hear moving passages from the speeches of…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Thursday August 27 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

We may be physically apart, but we can still enjoy being (virtually) together! Join Mr. John and Ms. Laura every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. for a live story time. We’ll read a couple books, sing songs, and have fun! We will read books perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our times together could also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Anyone who wants to watch the programs can click here to send a…

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Virtual Workshop: Hiring Made Simple for Area Businesses

Thursday August 27 @ 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 job-seekers 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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The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off

Friday August 28 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday and Friday, repeating until October 12, 2020

The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off is a combination for two great baking shows where people of all skill levels come together to have some fun and learn more about baking. During the competition, the host, Rachel, will post a challenge, a recipe, and tutorial videos every other week on our Just for Adults page. You’ll have 14 days to complete your bake. Library staff will judge the look for each bake and someone in your house will be your…

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Virtual Lego Club: Animated Characters

Friday August 28 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hey, Lego fans! Do you have a favorite animated character? Perhaps someone from Pokemon, Disney, or Pixar? Regardless of who you like, let’s get together and share our favorites with each other… and then of course, we will build them! 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 Game of Geekery

Friday August 28 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Game of Geekery is a virtual event that combines classic pub style trivia with other fun game rounds like: Price is Right,  Family Feud, Mind Meld, Name That Tune, and many more! The theme varies week to week depending on what theme the players selected the previous week. 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…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday August 31 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until August 31, 2020

Join us virtually to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. Anyone who wants to watch the programs 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 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to watch the story times. Once you have been added to the…

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Virtual Creative Writing for Tweens and Teens

Monday August 31 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you want your stories, drawings, or comics printed in our magazines for those in grades 4-12? Getting “creative” goes virtual this summer. Register to join Miss Susan and Miss Audra for face-to-face creative writing sessions including writing prompts and tips for creating the best stories. 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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September 2020

Virtual Superhero Story Time: Bat Girl

Wednesday September 2 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

DeKalb Public Library presents Superhero Story Time: an Interactive Facebook Live Event! Click here to attend. Attendees are automatically entered to win a 10 minute Video Call with Bat Girl after the event! Superhero and Princess Story Times are presented by Parties with Character. Virtual Visit Packages with princesses and superheroes are booking now at www.PartiesWithCharacter.me. From Video Calls to Care Packages, Virtual Visits create meaningful memories for birthdays and every day! Call (815) 762-3656 for more information. For more information about this…

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The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off

Monday September 7 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday and Friday, repeating until October 12, 2020

The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off is a combination for two great baking shows where people of all skill levels come together to have some fun and learn more about baking. During the competition, the host, Rachel, will post a challenge, a recipe, and tutorial videos every other week on our Just for Adults page. You’ll have 14 days to complete your bake. Library staff will judge the look for each bake and someone in your house will be your…

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The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off

Friday September 11 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday and Friday, repeating until October 12, 2020

The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off is a combination for two great baking shows where people of all skill levels come together to have some fun and learn more about baking. During the competition, the host, Rachel, will post a challenge, a recipe, and tutorial videos every other week on our Just for Adults page. You’ll have 14 days to complete your bake. Library staff will judge the look for each bake and someone in your house will be your…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday September 16 @ 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 Event: Work/Life Balance

Wednesday September 16 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Managing your own self-care by finding work life balance can lead to a more relaxed, fulfilling life. In this virtual workshop learn several strategies to a better balance. Emily Dienst is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), and has a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University. She is employed at Northwestern Medicine in Sycamore, Illinois, where she has worked for the past eight years in their outpatient Behavioral Health division. In addition…

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Virtual Event: Mind Game – Perception Deception

Saturday September 19 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Our brain decides how we perceive everything around us. It finds patterns and solves problems efficiently, except for when it lies to us. In this engaging, virtual program William Pack explores the real science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don’t exist. You’ll experience how optical illusions work, why people fall for scams, and how our daily choices are influenced, including how we are wired to believe fake news. William will also give the…

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The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off

Monday September 21 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday and Friday, repeating until October 12, 2020

The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off is a combination for two great baking shows where people of all skill levels come together to have some fun and learn more about baking. During the competition, the host, Rachel, will post a challenge, a recipe, and tutorial videos every other week on our Just for Adults page. You’ll have 14 days to complete your bake. Library staff will judge the look for each bake and someone in your house will be your…

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Virtual Workshop: Mindful Eating

Wednesday September 23 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Mindfulness is bringing full attention and awareness to one’s experience. It is about  being in the moment without judgement. In this virtual program, you will learn how mindful eating uses the senses to increase awareness regarding food choices and elevates the experience of eating. It helps us become aware of thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations related to eating to better read our body’s cues for hunger and satiety. This virtual program is provided in partnership with Northwestern Medicine. Wellness Nurse…

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The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off

Friday September 25 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday and Friday, repeating until October 12, 2020

The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off is a combination for two great baking shows where people of all skill levels come together to have some fun and learn more about baking. During the competition, the host, Rachel, will post a challenge, a recipe, and tutorial videos every other week on our Just for Adults page. You’ll have 14 days to complete your bake. Library staff will judge the look for each bake and someone in your house will be your…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Saturday September 26 @ 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 Medicare 101

Monday September 28 @ 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 Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday September 30 @ 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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October 2020

Virtual Workshop: Defining Age, an Exploration of Joyful Aging

Friday October 2 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This virtual, interactive workshop is for adults ages 50 and up. Time is devoted to sharing stories, ideas and exploring the wisdom of becoming an elder. Participants gain inspiration and tools to use in their lives. Some of the workshops spotlights include finding joy in our lives, moving more, redefining your language, what makes you happy, discovering your gifts and learning how to use them. Come with us and explore creative ways to walk the second half of your life!…

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The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off

Monday October 5 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday and Friday, repeating until October 12, 2020

The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off is a combination for two great baking shows where people of all skill levels come together to have some fun and learn more about baking. During the competition, the host, Rachel, will post a challenge, a recipe, and tutorial videos every other week on our Just for Adults page. You’ll have 14 days to complete your bake. Library staff will judge the look for each bake and someone in your house will be your…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday October 7 @ 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 Workshop: Getting to Know Me, Enneagram Insights

Thursday October 8 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Enne-A-What? Join us for a virtual, thought-provoking introduction to the popular Enneagram Personality Types. Explore the 9 basic Enneagram types, and discover their use for individual growth, improving relationships, and more open communication. Presenters Henrieta Ribeiro and Maryanne Kyle of Intentional Energy 3, invite you to begin a conversation on the patterns of our behavior using the Enneagram. Maryanne Kyle is a national speaker, facilitator, trainer and writer with over 40 years of experience. Her lively and interactive seminars are…

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The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off

Friday October 9 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday and Friday, repeating until October 12, 2020

The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off is a combination for two great baking shows where people of all skill levels come together to have some fun and learn more about baking. During the competition, the host, Rachel, will post a challenge, a recipe, and tutorial videos every other week on our Just for Adults page. You’ll have 14 days to complete your bake. Library staff will judge the look for each bake and someone in your house will be your…

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Virtual Event: Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality

Saturday October 10 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this virtual performance President Lincoln (Kevin Wood) shares his ever-evolving perspectives on the subjects of slavery, emancipation, and equality, including the relationship between the races during his times Kevin Wood, currently of Oak Park, Illinois (Chicago area), portrays President Abraham Lincoln, one of our nation's most beloved and esteemed historical figures.  He has made appearances at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Lincoln Heritage Museum, the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, and Lincoln's Festival on Route 66,…

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Virtual Event: Billy Joel, the Piano Man

Saturday October 17 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Though Billy Joel has not released a new rock album in over 27 years, he remains one of the world’s most popular live performers.  In this virtual event we’ll use performance and interview video clips to trace the arc of Billy’s career from his humble beginnings in Hicksville, NJ…to his slow rise to fame…to his long string of hits including “Just The Way You Are”, ”It’s Still Rock N Roll To Me”, ”Uptown Girl” and “River Of Dreams”…to his love…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday October 21 @ 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 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 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 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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November 2020

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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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 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 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 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 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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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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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday December 16 @ 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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