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May 2018

Film Screening: The Taming of the Shrew

May 31 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a FREE screening of the 1967 film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Baptista Minola (Michael Hordern) is attempting to marry off his two daughters; however, he will marry off his youngest, Bianca (Natasha Pyne) only if someone will marry his eldest, Katharina (Elizabeth Taylor). Katharina is an ill-tempered shrewish woman but a lusty young nobleman, Petruchio (Richard Burton), takes on the challenge of taming and marrying her. A subplot involves the wooing of Bianca by…

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June 2018

Film Screening: The Taming of the Shrew

June 2 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a FREE encore screening of the 1967 film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Baptista Minola (Michael Hordern) is attempting to marry off his two daughters; however, he will marry off his youngest, Bianca (Natasha Pyne) only if someone will marry his eldest, Katharina (Elizabeth Taylor). Katharina is an ill-tempered shrewish woman but a lusty young nobleman, Petruchio (Richard Burton), takes on the challenge of taming and marrying her. A subplot involves the wooing of Bianca…

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Vaudeville Show with the Magic Story Teller

June 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Experience music, magic, comedy, ventriloquism, and more with star performer Chris McBrien! No registration is needed to attend this FREE event!  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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Our Land Between the Rivers, Illinois in Story & Song

June 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This newly commissioned program begins with a whirlwind trip back through time to the early days of the origins of Illinois and where it's name came from, the Illiniwek Nation of Native Americans. Barry Cloyd is a touring singer, songwriting, multi-instrumentalist, and historian. He performs the original song “Inaji Wabli, Arise O' Eagle” and takes us into the time of the French Voyageurs, the first Europeans, coming into this land in the late 1600's. From there Barry gives a brief…

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Young Actors’ Club: Heroes vs. Villains

June 19 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tweens and teens create and become your own original characters in this performance art workshop. This month is Heroes vs. Villains. How you approach this subject is your choice. Write a song or scene in which both the hero and villain have their say. Team up with a partner and show us what breakfast with Batman and The Joker would be like. Costumes or props available. This FREE program is intended for ages 10 and up. No registration required. For…

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Cold-Blooded Creatures

June 21 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bubba’s back! Are you ready to see this 8-foot-long alligator who weighs over 200 pounds, along with a variety of snakes, lizards, and a tortoise? Jim Nesci captivates the audience 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. He will treat everyone to many unknown facts about this misunderstood group of creatures and tell humorous stories about…

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Balloon-Powered Cars

June 27 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Using basic materials—cardboard, nails, straws, water bottles, and bamboo skewers — we’ll design and build cars propelled by air! An adult caregiver should supervise each child. Space is limited, first come, first serve. This program is for ages 8 and up. For additional information, please contact Josh at joshuam@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2115.

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Science Tellers: Wild West Show

June 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Science Tellers for an action-packed story set in the Wild West in which two young heroes saddle up to foil a legendary bank-robbing outlaw’s devious plans--but not before stopping a runaway train, escaping an abandoned mine shaft, and discovering how a mysterious piano can play an "instrumental" part in putting a rotten cowboy back behind bars!  Throughout the story, audience volunteers help explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion, air pressure, inertia, and more. No registration is needed to attend this…

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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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