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Yusunas Meeting Room

October 2018

Tuesday Movie: Dunkirk

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

We will be showing Dunkirk (2017), an award-winning World War II film. In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated. This movie is rated PG-13 and…

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Assistive and Accessible Technology Workshop

October 27 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Whether it's in school, on the job, at home, or while traveling, there are examples of assistive and accessible technology all around us. From reading glasses to motorized wheelchairs to text messaging, these innovative devices help users with and without disabilities perform everything from commonplace to highly specialized activities and tasks. This Disability Awareness Month, join presenters Gisela Guzman (NIU Rehabilitation Counseling graduate student) and Aziz Zeidieh (NIU Media Studies major and professional photographer/film editor) on Saturday, October 27 from…

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November 2018

Cheeses from Around the World

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

Travel the world without leaving DeKalb! Lisa Brandt, Hy-Vee dietitian, will be at the library providing samples of cheeses from around the world. Lisa will be sampling cheeses from Italy, Ireland, France, England, Denmark, Holland, Germany and Australia. She will pair these cheeses various fruits and other foods. Lisa received her Bachelor of Science degree in coordinated dietetics, food and nutrition at Purdue University and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Illinois Dietetic Association. Lisa…

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Film and Discussion: Think Globally, Eat Locally

November 4 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A recent film shines a light on the health and environmental benefits of buying locally grown food. NIU filmmaker Laura Vazquez interviewed food specialists, environmentalists, and several DeKalb County farmers who operate small farms. The 30-minute film is called Think Globally, Eat Locally. It will be shown for the first time in DeKalb at the DeKalb Public Library as part of a program about food issues in our community. Four distinguished panelists bring their expertise to a conversation after the…

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Young Actors’ Club: Recreate Your Favorite Vines

November 7 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Recreate your favorite vines. Pick a 6-second video that you like on Vine and recreate it during our program. This FREE program is for ages 10-12 or in grades 5-6. No registration required. For additional information, please contact Gretta at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3401. Are you in 7-12 grade and would like to participate? NEW Teen Drama Acting Club for teens meets at separate time.  

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Catapult Making

November 8 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Design and test different types of catapults in this program! Participants will get to create their catapults and take them home when finished. Three sessions will be offered 12:30, 1:00, and 1:30. Sign-up for a time when you arrive. Space is limited to first 10 teens per time slot. This FREE program is for ages 11-17 or students in middle school or high school. For additional information, please contact Colleen at or (815) 505-8569 or or at (815) 756-9568…

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Fun with Drones!

November 8 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us to drive our two Parrot Mambo drones! We’ll have an obstacle course set up in the Yusunas Meeting Room to test your driving skills. Our new battery packs are here so we’ll get more flying time too! This FREE program is intended for youth in grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact Laura at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Culinary Health: Hydration

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

Hydration is essential to good health. The American lifestyle promotes a dehydrated state in many individuals. Foggy memory, headaches, and hunger are a few examples of how dehydration can affect you. This demonstration will discuss the importance of hydration and include strategies to staying hydrated using beverage and foods. The holidays can be stressful. Let us help by providing information on how to relax, live healthy, and de-stress during the season. This workshop is provided by the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee…

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Blood Drive with Heartland Blood Center

November 12 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The DeKalb Public Library, in conjunction with Heartland Blood Center, is sponsoring another community blood drive. All donors will receive a free Chicago Wolves ticket! To schedule your donation, please sign-up in person at the library or online at Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Remember to eat a hearty breakfast and come hydrated before making your donation! You must be 16 years or older to donate blood. Please bring a photo ID. For additional information, please contact…

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Tuesday Movie: Jaws (1975)

November 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

You’re gonna need a bigger boat. We will be showing the classic thriller Jaws (1975), the movie that made a whole generation afraid to go in the water. When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper…

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Designing for the Theatre

November 17 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Using the classic work of Tennessee Williams "A Streetcar Named Desire" join a scenic, lighting, and costume designer as we discuss how we start to build a theatrical design that brings all these areas together. Through research into classical art, photography, and any visual based medium you can find at home, we'll teach how to use the basic elements of design to help tell a compelling story on stage. This program is intended for high school aged students, but adults…

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Tuesday Movie: Ocean’s 8 (2018)

November 20 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

When you come from a family of con artists the action never stops. We will be showing Ocean’s 8 (2018), Sandra Bullock’s attempt to out-do George Clooney. Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting -- that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take -- a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists,…

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Tuesday Movie: The Outsiders (1983)

November 27 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Watch the movie that introduced us to the Brat Pack. We will be showing The Outsiders (1983), the movie based on S.E. Hinton’s popular novel. A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers are perpetually at odds with the Socials, a rival group. When Greasers Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) and Johnny (Ralph Macchio) get into a brawl that ends in the death of a Social member, the boys are forced to go into hiding. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with…

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Culinary Health: Breakfast on the Run

November 29 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Breakfast and lunch are important. Yet, many times these meals are skipped or provided by the fast food lane during the busy work week. Simple tips, techniques, and recipes will be demonstrated to help participants tote their breakfast and lunch, saving money and increasing wellness. The holidays can be stressful. Let us help by providing information on how to relax, live healthy, and de-stress during the season. This workshop is provided by the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Community Wellness program.…

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February 2019

Motown: The Music that Moved the World

February 2, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In Detroit in the 1960's Motown Records produced hits as efficiently as the Ford Motor Company produced automobiles - 110 Top Ten hits to be exact!  It was the "Sound of Young America" sung by performers like The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Using audio and visual content Gary Wenstrup will trace the amazing musical journey from the power soul of "Dancing In The Streets" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" to the psychedelic soul of…

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