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September 2018

Young Actors’ Club: Soap Opera Shenanigans

September 25 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tween-aged actors wanted to participate in over-the-top dramatic acting for this edition of Young Actors Club. Swooning, grand entrances, and extreme close-ups will be featured. Costumes and props provided. 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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Tuesday Movie: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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

Are you an android? Do you dream of electric sheep? Tonight we will be showing Blade Runner 2049 (2017). Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years. This movie is rated R and is intended for…

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Fairy Tales for Adults

September 29 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ron Allison returns with another installment of Fairy Tales for Adults! This time, he will be discussing a Russian tale, The Firebird and the Princess Vasilisa, and Grimms’ The Mermaid of the Mill Pond. 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…

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October 2018

Teen STEM Café Focus Group

October 1 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

NIU’s Teen STEM Café comes to DeKalb Public Library! Join other DeKalb area teens (grades 6-12) to brainstorm special events where science and technology experts from around the state visit the library to talk with teens about their research and experience out in the field. Today, you can pick subjects which you would like to learn about, such as earth and space, chemistry, and experimental engineering. Teen team members gain leadership experience, network with hundreds of other teens and science…

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National Issues Forum: What Should We Do About the Opioid Epidemic?

October 17 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Drug abuse, a problem the United States has faced for decades, has taken a sharp and lethal turn with the rise of opioids—both legal painkillers, such as oxycodone and fentanyl, and illegal ones like heroin. What should we do to relieve the opioid epidemic facing our communities? This forum will discuss this national issue and various courses of action that can be taken to alleviate the problem. All participants must remain respectful and courteous of others’ opinions and ideas. The…

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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

October 19 - October 21

The Friends of the DeKalb Public Library are currently collecting donations for their Fall Book Sale. Let us recycle your used books, CDs, and DVDs to new owners! Please only donate items that are in good, clean, and sale-able condition. We are NOT accepting encyclopedias, textbooks, record albums, or videotapes at this time.  You can drop your items off at the Circulation Desk of the library.  Your used item could make someone’s day! Join us for our Fall Book Sale…

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November 2018

National Issues Forum: Health Care—How Can We Reduce Costs and Still Get the Care We Need?

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

Americans worry about the high cost of health care. Personally, many of us fear that we are on medical catastrophe from bankruptcy. On a national level, spending on health care exceeds spending for defense and threatens our country’s solvency. Deliberative forums on this difficult subject will challenge participants to carefully weigh the trade-offs involved in achieving those things they most care about: good health, ability to pay their bills, personal freedom, and a nation that can meet its citizens’ needs.…

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December 2018

National Issues Forum: The Future of Work—How Should We Prepare for the New Economy

December 19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The U.S. economy is undergoing a dramatic and rapid transformation that is profoundly affecting what Americans do for a living and how well they do financially. Many things that were taken for granted a generation ago—such as secure employment and ever-better wages and benefits—are no more. Millions struggle to make ends meet and to attain a secure retirement. This forum will discuss this national issue and various courses of action that can be taken to alleviate the problem. All participants…

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