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June 2019

Magic Matt’s Family Fun Show

June 20 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on June 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Magician and balloon artist Matthew Scherer returns to present a participatory program full of magically illustrated stories and routines.  Laugh and marvel at his stunning tricks! No registration is required to attend this FREE program!  It is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Magic Matt’s Family Fun Show

June 20 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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One event on June 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Magician and balloon artist Matthew Scherer returns to present a participatory program full of magically illustrated stories and routines.  Laugh and marvel at his stunning tricks! No registration is required to attend this FREE program!  It is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Born in a Trunk

June 22 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stop by the library to hear the fascinating true life story of the famous Bryant Showboat family as presented by JoAleene Miranda. JoAleene is the fourth generation and granddaughter of Billy Bryant, the owner and proprietor of the famous Bryant Showboat that plied the Ohio and Mississippi rivers in the early part of the twentieth century. In her program she tells the stories of growing up on a river showboat and what life was like in a time before television,…

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Movie Showing: How to Train Your Dragon, Hidden World

June 24 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

It's never been a more challenging time to be a dragon. Hiccup's one desire is to build a dragon sanctuary of sorts - a peaceful place where they can go to just exist in happiness. But this is much more difficult than it may seem at the outset. Then, once you add in Night Fury's mysterious absence due to a mate who has appeared out of thin air, it seems like everyone is being tested. No treats are provided, but…

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All About Berries!

June 25 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn all about berries, including why they are so good for you, with Lisa Brandt from HyVee.  Enjoy samples of the following recipes featuring these summertime favorites: Blueberry Slump, Savory Blueberry Pizza, and Very Berry Smoothie! Space is limited to 25 participants.  Please register for this FREE program using the form below. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Tuesday Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

June 25 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for another free Tuesday Movie featuring the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). Based on Truman Capote's novel, this is the story of a young woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building. He is with an older woman who is very wealthy, but he wants to be a writer. She is working as an expensive escort and searching for a rich, older man to marry. This film is rated…

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Robin’s Dog Stars

June 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on June 27, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Join Robin Bengtson and dog stars Cedar, a border collie, and Gracie, a black lab, for a fun and entertaining show full of amazing canine tricks. See Cedar and Gracie jump through hoops, count, and more! No registration is required to attend this FREE program!  It is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Robin’s Dog Stars

June 27 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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One event on June 27, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Join Robin Bengtson and dog stars Cedar, a border collie, and Gracie, a black lab, for a fun and entertaining show full of amazing canine tricks. See Cedar and Gracie jump through hoops, count, and more! No registration is required to attend this FREE program!  It is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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July 2019

Ancestry Library Edition Basics

July 5 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Researching family history can be difficult and expensive, especially if you’re not able to travel. There’s a wealth of records available on Ancestry Library Edition, but the database can be a bit overwhelming. Learn the basics of how to search for records related to your family and how to save them to refer to later. Follow along with the presentation and take notes or bring your own laptop to access Ancestry Library Edition during the workshop. Join us for this…

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Tuesday Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

July 9 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a classic film based on one of the greatest novels of our time, To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). Scout Finch (Mary Badham), 6,and her older brother, Jem (Phillip Alford), live in sleepy Maycomb, Ala., spending much of their time with their friend Dill (John Megna) and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters)…

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Tuesday Movie: They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

July 16 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for another night of FREE movies at DKPL! This week we are screening Peter Jackson’s documentary, They Shall Never Grow Old (2018) about the lives of soldiers during World War 1. Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings…

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Ben’s Bubble Show

July 18 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on July 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Ben Jimenez presents a mind-blowing show featuring bubble magic, illusions, and sculptures.  Volunteer to help him out with a trick or two — you may even end up inside a giant bubble!  It's fun for the whole family! No registration is required to attend this FREE program. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Ben’s Bubble Show

July 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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One event on July 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Ben Jimenez presents a mind-blowing show featuring bubble magic, illusions, and sculptures.  Volunteer to help him out with a trick or two — you may even end up inside a giant bubble!  It's fun for the whole family! No registration is required to attend this FREE program. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Tuesday Movie: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

July 23 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This week we are screening the off-beat comedy The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) from director Wes Anderson. Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected…

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Cold-Blooded Creatures

July 25 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on July 25, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Bubba’s back!  Are you ready to see this 8-foot-long alligator (who weighs over 200 pounds), along with a tortoise and a variety of snakes and lizards?  Jim Nesci captivates audiences with a collection of wondrous creatures. Cold-Blooded Creatures offers the latest information about reptiles from an experienced expert in the reptile industry.  Jim will address the relationship between reptiles and dinosaurs, treat everyone to unknown facts about this misunderstood group of creatures, and tell humorous stories about his adventures with…

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Cold-Blooded Creatures

July 25 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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One event on July 25, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Bubba’s back!  Are you ready to see this 8-foot-long alligator (who weighs over 200 pounds), along with a tortoise and a variety of snakes and lizards?  Jim Nesci captivates audiences with a collection of wondrous creatures. Cold-Blooded Creatures offers the latest information about reptiles from an experienced expert in the reptile industry.  Jim will address the relationship between reptiles and dinosaurs, treat everyone to unknown facts about this misunderstood group of creatures, and tell humorous stories about his adventures with…

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Tuesday Movie: Casablanca (1942)

July 30 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This week we are screening the classic film Casablanca (1942) starring Humphery Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country. This film is rated PG, children must be accompanied by an adult. It is free…

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