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July 2018

Animal Quest

July 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Have you ever seen a coatimundi?  Do you know what a Patagonian Cavy is?  Get up close to some very unique creatures at Animal Quest's fun and educational show! 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 at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Animal Quest

July 26 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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One event on July 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

Have you ever seen a coatimundi?  Do you know what a Patagonian Cavy is?  Get up close to some very unique creatures at Animal Quest's fun and educational show! 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 at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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August 2018

Missions to Jupiter: Rare, Wonderful, and Huge

August 9 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This evening event is devoted to the wonders of planet Jupiter. DeKalb Public Library welcomes Bill Higgins, one of NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors, to elaborate on the discoveries that have emerged from NASA’s missions to Jupiter.  This cold, majestic planet has been visited by several spacecraft: Pioneer, Voyager, Galileo, and more. Come learn how each mission has investigated old questions about Jupiter  (What is it made of? How does it generate heat?), added new discoveries  (Jupiter has rings! Some of…

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Young Actors’ Club: OBJECTive Improvisation

August 21 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Actors will choose a random object and have to create a scene using said object. Do you want to put your friends to the ultimate test? Choose an object that they will have to use! Costumes and props provided. This FREE program is intended for grades 5-12. We will be meeting in the Yusunas Room. No registration required. For additional information, please contact Gretta at margrettag@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3401.

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Teen STEM Café Focus Group

August 22 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

NIU’s Teen STEM Café comes to DeKalb Public Library! Join other DeKalb area teens (grades 6th-12th) 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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September 2018

Variety Show: Magic, Ventriloquism, and Comedy

September 1 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

John P. Hopkins returns to the library to thrill us with his popular and expansive variety show. John will enthrall us with his magic, stun us with his ventriloquism, and delight us with his comedy. This action-packed show will keep the audience glued to edge of their seats! John has been making people laugh for over 25 years and it’s been his great pleasure. In addition to his flawless sleight-of-hand he also incorporates juggling, ventriloquism, pick-pocket,  and audience participation with…

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National Issues Forum: Immigration in America

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

For centuries, a steady influx of people from other countries has helped make the United States a nation comprised of immigrants. Today, many people are asking questions about the country’s immigration policies—important questions that we need to consider together. 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 discussion will be led by trained professional Tracy…

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October 2018

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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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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