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Yusunas Meeting Room

April 2019

Social Security’s Best Kept Secrets

April 22 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Did you know a married couple has over 80 different strategies for how they can claim their benefits? With Social Security planning, it’s not “one size fits all”, and if you’re not looking into all your options for collecting, you’re probably making an expensive mistake. Don’t be one of the average retirees who leaves potentially thousands of dollars unused! In this course, you’ll learn the secrets to maximize your benefits. Whether you’ll be working while collecting, will be retiring in…

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Approaching Retirement on TRS or SURS

April 23 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you worried about the Illinois state budget and the impact on TRS and SURS? Putting together a solid savings plan for your future and developing a clear understanding of your retirement benefits is one of the best strategies to ensure a confident, enjoyable retirement. We will review the “Windfall Elimination Provision” and “Government Pension Offset” that affects pensioners’ past Social Security benefits and how they are calculated. We will introduce strategies that are only available to Teachers Retirement System…

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Transition to Retirement: The Key Issues You Must Know

April 24 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Retirement is a one-time event. Mistakes can be very costly. This course will address some of the key issues in the transition from work to retirement. Understanding these key issues and making informed decisions may help you better enjoy your "golden" years. We will evaluate the true cost of retirement, review potential sources and timing of retirement income, discuss health changes to plan for, and touch on protecting your wealth and minimizing taxes during retirement. This course is designed to…

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Estate Planning 101: The Essentials

April 25 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Estate planning is essential to everyone’s lifelong plan and is not just for the wealthy. It involves not only passing on your real estate, personal property, and financial assets to your heirs, but also planning for others to make decisions for you should you become incapacitated or die. A well-thought out estate plan can help you provide for loved ones while managing taxes and ensuring that your wishes are carried out. Estate planning is the key to making sure that…

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Searching Census Records with Ancestry Library Edition

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

Census records provide some of the most valuable information available about our ancestors. Learn the basics of how to search for census records related to your family and how to save them for your personal files. Follow along with the presentation and take notes or bring your own laptop to access Ancestry Library Edition during the workshop. The program is FREE and does not require registration. For more information, contact Britta at or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2150.

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Tuesday Movie: Stand By Me (1986)

April 30 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a coming-of-age adventure based off “The Body”, a short story by Steven King. Four friends embark on a journey that will force them into danger and make them grow up. Rob Reiner's easygoing nostalgia piece is set in Castle Rock, OR, over Labor Day weekend, 1959. A quartet of boys, inseparable friends all, set out in search of a dead body that one of the boys overhears his brother talking about. The foursome consists of intellectual Gordie…

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May 2019

Seed Sorting

May 6 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

It’s time to sort and swap! Visit the library to participate in our annual seed sorting program that will kick-off the Seed Swap housed in the Adult Services department of the library. Dan Kenney from the DeKalb County Community Gardens will be on hand to assist with the seed sorting and to answer questions about gardening and sustainable living. The Seed Swap is available to all patrons while supplies last and encourages the harvesting of seeds from the food grown…

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Tuesday Movie: Loving Vincent (2017)

May 7 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Experience the troubled life of Vincent Van Gogh in world’s first fully painted film. Loving Vincent (2017) is a groundbreaking work of animation sure to take your breath away. In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating the artist's final days. This film is rated PG-13, children must be accompanied by an adult. It is free…

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Tuesday Movie: The Apartment (1960)

May 14 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Winner of five Academy Awards including Best picture, The Apartment (1960) has kept audiences laughing for years. Insurance worker C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) lends his Upper West Side apartment to company bosses to use for extramarital affairs. When his manager Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) begins using Baxter's apartment in exchange for promoting him, Baxter is disappointed to learn that Sheldrake's mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), the elevator girl at work whom Baxter is interested in himself. Soon Baxter must…

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Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program: Informational Session (bilingual)

May 16 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for an information session on the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP). The IBCCP helps to provide screening tests for breast and cervical care, such as: clinical breast exam by provider, mammogram, ultrasound, MRI for the breast and for the cervix, pap smears, HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), and colposcopy. This program is for women and men with no insurance, high deductible insurance, or those with insurance who have not kept current with their screening tests. You must…

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Tuesday Movie: King of Thieves (2018)

May 21 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join is for a showing of King of Thieves (2018). Based off of a true story, this new heist film will have you on the edge of your seat. A crew of retired crooks pulls off a major heist in London's jewelry district, but what begins as a nostalgic last hurrah for the group quickly becomes a brutal nightmare when greed overtakes them. This film is rated R and movie-goers must be 18 and up. It is free and movie-goers…

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Introduction to Selling on Etsy

May 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Interested in selling your creations on Etsy but don’t know where to start? Maybe you already have an Etsy store but it’s just not getting any sales? Join us in the Yusunas meeting room on Thursday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm as our presenter goes over the basics of starting and running a successful Etsy store.   Topics will include: Picking a name, setting up listings, advertising and the importance of keywords. There will be time for questions at the end…

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Fairy Tales for Adults

May 25 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ron Allison returns with another installment of Fairy Tales for Adults! This time, he will be discussing a Norwegian tale, Tatterhood, and Grimms’ Strong Hans. Mr. Allison’s approach grew out of his long-standing love of European fairy tales and encounters with storytellers who opened up the possibilities of using fairy tales for self-examination among adult audiences. Much like dream analysis, this approach posits the possibility of viewing the narratives as metaphorical of our own psychodynamics, particularly in regard to developmental…

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Tuesday Movie: Twelfth Night (1996)

May 28 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In preparation for Friday’s Stone Soup Shakespeare performance, we will be screening Twelfth Night (1996) for this week’s Tuesday Movie. A shipwreck separates Viola (Imogen Stubbs) from her twin brother, Sebastian (Steven Mackintosh). Believing him to be dead, Viola disguises herself as a boy and goes to work for Duke Orsino (Toby Stephens), whom she loves. The object of the duke's heart, Olivia (Helena Bonham Carter), does not reciprocate his feelings -- however, she falls madly for Viola, whose true…

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June 2019

The Music of Star Wars: A Celebration of John Williams’ Film Scores

June 8 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Often called a “space opera”, one aspect of the Star Wars films that helped make them such a pop culture phenomenon was composer John Williams' iconic music. This 60-minute multimedia presentation showcases music from all eight episodes. Despite being born fifteen years after the band broke up, Aaron Krerowicz worked as a full-time independent professional Beatles scholar from June 2015 through August 2018. He has authored six books about The Beatles, and delivered more than 500 presentations throughout the US,…

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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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