Events

May 2016>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
11
12
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
<June 2016>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
3
5
12
17
19
25
26
<July 2016>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
3
4
10
17
24
31
<August 2016>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
7
20
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
<September 2016>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
11
18
24
25
<October 2016>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2
9
22
23
30
<November 2016>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
5
6
12
13
20
25
26
27
<December 2016>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
3
4
11
18
<January 2017>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
6
7
8
13
14
15
20
22
28
29
<February 2017>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
3
5
10
12
19
24
26
<March 2017>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
3
5
10
12
17
19
24
<April 2017>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
2
9
16
28
30
<May 2017>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
7
14
21
26
28
<June 2017>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
2
3
4
9
11
16
17
18
22
23
24
25
29
30
<July 2017>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
<August 2017>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
<September 2017>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
<October 2017>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
<November 2017>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
<December 2017>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
<January 2018>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
<February 2018>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
<March 2018>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
<April 2018>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
<May 2018
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

No events found

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Closed for Memorial Day

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Monday, May 30, 2016
The library will be closed all day. Have a wonderful holiday! read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Miss Muffet’s Spider Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Don’t let this  spider frighten YOU away! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Miss Muffet’s Spider Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Don’t let this  spider frighten YOU away! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Butterfly Mosaic Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 2, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Let the sun shine through this colorful butterfly to hang in your window! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, June 2, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join Steven Roman, award-winning … read more

Advanced Excel: Pivot Tables Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, June 2, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pivot tables are one of Excel's most powerful features. A pivot table allows you to extract the significance from a large, detailed data set. This hands-on class will practice making pivot tables in … read more

Lego Club

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, June 4, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lego Club is open to all school-age children and their siblings.  Our target audience is K through 5th grade, but we recognize that some younger siblings may tag along.  This is fine, just please be … read more

Resource Bank Balloons

Location:Main Lobby

Monday, June 6, 2016
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading with Resource Bank!  Local bank managers will be handing out FREE balloons to children registering for Summer Reading.  Stop by any time between 10:30 & 2:00 … read more

Friends of the DKPL Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, June 6, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 6, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Sailboat Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 6, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Add craft materials to this sailboat scene for a race with the fish! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Float Your Boat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
After you put your boat together you can race it in tubs of water! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Westminster

Location:Westminster Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
On the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Residents from Hope Haven and … read more

Library Legionnaires

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Do you need service hours to graduate or for Scouts? The library needs volunteers! If you volunteer at the library on Tuesdays during Summer Reading: Upon request you will receive a letter for … read more

Magic Muffins Book Discussion

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The BFG by Roald Dahl Kidsnatched from her orphange by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Float Your Boat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
After you put your boat together you can race it in tubs of water! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, June 9, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The library will be at the Farmers' Market today! Stop by the Van Buer Plaza and see what’s going on at the library while shopping for some delicious produce. For additional information, please … read more

Alice in Wonderland Preview

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, June 9, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Meet Alice!  Dance Dimensions’ spring production Alice in Wonderland will be at the Egyptian Theatre on June 18 & 19.  You can get a sneak peek at this performance Thursday morning, when Dance … read more

Sailboat Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 9, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Add craft materials to this sailboat scene for a race with the fish! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

PowerPoint Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, June 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
PowerPoint is presentation software that is part of Microsoft Office. Educators and students often use it to teach something or show what they have learned. PowerPoint can also be used to make a … read more

Teen Read Book Discussion Group

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, June 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Teen Read is DeKalb Public Library’s book discussion group for teens. Join us as we read the books you choose, written by the authors you love! Refreshments are … read more

BLOCK Fest

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Friday, June 10, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Blocks! Math! Science! Blocks! Register children age 8 months through 8 years to attend BLOCK Fest - a fun-filled hands-on play experience hosted by NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement. BLOCK Fest® is … read more

Haish Memorial Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, June 10, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

June’s Got the Cash Tribute Show—CANCELLED

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, June 11, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Join us for a special musical event!  "June's Got the Cash" pays tribute to the late and great Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. What started off as a simple tribute … read more

Around the World Puppet & Make Your Own Puppet Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 13, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Celebrate Summer Reading with Carla & Eva, from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy, by making your own puppet!  Children will see puppets representing places around the world before making a puppet … read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, June 13, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The June General Book Club will be discussing Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. Eleven-year-old Reuben Land lives with his family in 1960s Minnesota. Their quiet life ends when older brother Davy … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

“I Love You to Pieces” Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
This heartfelt gift will be special for the one you love! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Library Legionnaires

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Do you need service hours to graduate or for Scouts? The library needs volunteers! If you volunteer at the library on Tuesdays during Summer Reading: Upon request you will receive a letter for … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Passport Sticker Book & Explore Around the World

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Create a Passport Sticker Book so you can Explore Around the World with Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy. Register now for this FREE event! For additional information, … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

“I Love You to Pieces” Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
This heartfelt gift will be special for the one you love! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Create Multicultural Children from Around the World

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Create a multicultural child using different shades of skin, and paper representing patterns and textiles from around the world! Asia, Africa, South America, the Middle East, and even Native American … read more

Create Multicultural Children from Around the World

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Create a multicultural child using different shades of skin, and paper representing patterns and textiles from around the world! Asia, Africa, South America, the Middle East, and even Native American … read more

Computer Basics Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? With lessons in computer basics, learn how to perform essential tasks using a mouse and keyboard while navigating the Windows … read more

Super Girl Visit

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, June 16, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
It’s a Bird!  It’s a Plane!  It’s Super Girl!  Immerse yourself in a delightful storytime, dynamically presented by Super Girl herself! This interactive experience includes a simple, themed … read more

Super Girl Visit

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, June 16, 2016
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
It’s a Bird!  It’s a Plane!  It’s Super Girl!  Immerse yourself in a delightful storytime, dynamically presented by Super Girl herself! This interactive experience includes a simple, themed … read more

Bike Racing Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 16, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Put your bike together and make the wheels go 'round for your race! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Adventures CANCELLED

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, June 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tonight's Adventures @ Your Library has been cancelled. Remain diligent in your fight against evil and we will see you in July! read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, June 18, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We invite … read more

Folk Music Fest @ the Gurler House

Location:Gurler House

Saturday, June 18, 2016
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Gurler Heritage Association is proud to present the 16th Annual Folk Music Festival on the big beautiful lawn of the Gurler House at 205 Pine St. in DeKalb. Bring your friends, family, and lawn … read more

Minecraft Unplugged

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, June 18, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Assemble cubes, repel creepers, examine real rocks and ore, and create a torch. Join Jessica from the Discovery Center Museum, and discover a whole new way of thinking about Minecraft! Recommended … read more

Ooey Gooey Science

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, June 18, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Solids, liquids, and gases come together to create amazing reactions and slippery slime. Join Jessica from the Discovery Center Museum for ooey gooey science fun! This program is sponsored by the … read more

Multicultural Fairy Tales & Publish Your Own Book

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 20, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Magic slippers or magic swords, elves or dragons, fairy tales enchant people around the globe. Enjoy a variety of fairy tales from many different countries, and then write or draw your own fairy tale … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, June 20, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This month we will be reading The Promise by Robert Crais. Loyalty, commitment, and the fight for justice have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 20, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Toothy Shark Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cut the teeth of your little shark and watch out for bites! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, June 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be reading The Promise by Robert Crais. Loyalty, commitment, and the fight for justice have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they keep it. Even if … read more

Library Closed

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The library will be closed for the day for staff and board training. We'll see you tomorrow! read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Bunny Puppets Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Make your bunny hop in a race with your friends! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Cookbook Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wanting to try something new, something you enjoy doing?  Try DKPL’s Cook Book Club!   This book club will invite readers and cooks alike to try new recipes, taste one of the dishes during our … read more

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 23, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Join the fun! Learn with your child (age birth to 3)! Meet other families during this monthly program at the DeKalb Public Library.   These 4-C playgroup programs promote language and early literacy … read more

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, June 23, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The library will be at the Farmers' Market today! Stop by the Van Buer Plaza and see what’s going on at the library while shopping for some delicious produce. For additional information, please … read more

Heroes @ Your Library

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, June 23, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Heroes is the DeKalb Public Library’s comic book, manga, and graphic novel discussion group! Join us, make friends, and discuss your favorite comics! Refreshments are provided. This program is … read more

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ for the WIN!

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, June 23, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Magic!  Puppets!  Storytelling and Audience participation!  All ages will enjoy this program! Sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. This program is FREE and open to all! No … read more

TAG: Teen Advisory Group

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, June 23, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
T.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Teens! TAG is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. … read more

Files and Folders Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, June 23, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? The Files and Folders class will include time to practice saving and finding your files onto a computer and a flash drive. It also … read more

Purple Crayons!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, June 24, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hear the story, watch the show, then purple crayons at the ready, we will get set, and go!  Drawing purple pictures galore! This program is FREE and intended for children. No registration is … read more

Haish Memorial Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, June 24, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Paint & Color Internationally

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 27, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Use watercolors, markers, crayons and colored pencils to complete a variety of intriguing international pictures.  Join Carla Raynor, from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy, and let your inner … read more

Wildcard Movie: Tron

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Monday, June 27, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for a special viewing of the cult classic, Tron, the movie which introduced a new idea for computer animation in movies and helped introduce electronica as a musical style to the world. This … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 27, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Patriotic Hat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 27, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Add streamers and stars to make a hat for the 4th of July! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

4th of July Chain Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Mix the red, white, and blue to make a chain to decorate your house for the 4th of July! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Library Legionnaires

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Do you need service hours to graduate or for Scouts? The library needs volunteers! If you volunteer at the library on Tuesdays during Summer Reading: Upon request you will receive a letter for … read more

Science of Sports Spectacular

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This active demonstration puts the audience on the home team bench and pits them against the visiting team. Participation is a MUST as Jessica from the Discovery Center Museum showcases the physics … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

4th of July Chain Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Mix the red, white, and blue to make a chain to decorate your house for the 4th of July! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Publisher: Make a Newsletter or Flyer Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This hands-on computer class will take you through the steps of using a template to make such things as a greeting card, a business card, or a newsletter. See all the cool designs that are just … read more

Let’s Make Music!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 30, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Let’s Make Music is a music class full of singing, dancing, playing and exploring!  Parents and children will experience music together through steady beat, listening, instruments, literature and … read more

Patriotic Hat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 30, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Add streamers and stars to make a hat for the 4th of July! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, July 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, July 2, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  A certified therapy dog, Gracie, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, will visit the library between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children may register at the Youth Reference … read more

Worm Races

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, July 2, 2016
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Pick a worm!  Any worm!  Name your worm.  Then race your worm!  Cheryl Larson with the DeKalb County Master Gardener Program is supplying red wriggler worms for the library worm races!  There will be … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Off to the Races Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Groom your stallion so that he can run like the wind! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Library Legionnaires

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Do you need service hours to graduate or for Scouts? The library needs volunteers! If you volunteer at the library on Tuesdays during Summer Reading: Upon request you will receive a letter for … read more

Magic Muffins Book Discussion

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be discussing Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. Just after twelve-year-old Emily and her family move to San Francisco, she teams up with new friend James to follow … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Off to the Races Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Groom your stallion so that he can run like the wind! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Word Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Introductory Microsoft Word teaches the basic skills in creating, editing, and printing a word document. Editing fonts, arranging the layout, placing graphs and images, or how to “Spell Check” are … read more

Robin’s Dog Stars

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, July 7, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar, a tan & white Border collie, and Gracie, a small black lab, will perform a variety of tricks and feats of physical prowess in this captivating show.  Robin Bengtson, famed Chicago area dog … read more

Riding Boots Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 7, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Add bling to your boots and get ready to ride! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, July 7, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join Steven Roman, award-winning librarian … read more

Worm Races

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, July 8, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Pick a worm!  Any worm!  Name your worm.  Then race your worm!  Cheryl Larson with the DeKalb County Master Gardener Program is supplying red wriggler worms for the library worm races!  There will be … read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, July 8, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Pop Culture Display & Scavenger Hunt

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, July 9, 2016
9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Drop by this pop culture display while you're visiting the library for some REEL fun! View movie posters on display around the library and participate in a short activity where you match … read more

Friends of the DKPL Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, July 11, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 11, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Olympic Medal Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Design your medal and wear it with USA pride! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, July 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the General Book Club in July when we discuss the novel Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans. Ten year old orphan Noel Bostock is evacuated from London  to escape the Nazi bombings. He is taken in by … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Dog’s Colorful Day Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Add colorful spots to your little dog.  Woof! Woof! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Library Legionnaires

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Do you need service hours to graduate or for Scouts? The library needs volunteers! If you volunteer at the library on Tuesdays during Summer Reading: Upon request you will receive a letter for … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Make U.S. Pix Frames & Color U.S. Flags

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy and make a patriotic picture frame.  After you color your own U.S. flag and have your picture taken, you can put it in the frame you … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Dog’s Colorful Day Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Add colorful spots to your little dog.  Woof! Woof! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

International Food Experience

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy for tasty treats from a variety of countries participating in the Olympic Games!  Books on international food will be shared. Registration … read more

How to Become a Phlebotomy Technician

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Participate in a FREE Information Session to learn more about the Kishwaukee College Phlebotomy Technician Program and how to get started in this in-demand field. Phlebotomists are skilled health … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

International Food Experience

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy for tasty treats from a variety of countries participating in the Olympic Games!  Books on international food will be shared. Registration … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

How to Become a Veterinary Assistant

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Participate in a FREE Information Session to learn more about the Kishwaukee College Veterinary Assistant Program and how to get started in this in-demand field. Veterinary assistants are critical … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 14, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  A certified therapy dog, Gracie, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, will visit the library between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children may register at the Youth Reference … read more

Smarty Pants Balloon Show

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, July 14, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In celebration of the 2016 Summer Games, Smarty Pants presents The Balloon Olympics!  In this theatrical balloon stage show, audience members become part of a hilarious “summer games” held right … read more

Excel: Formatting Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, July 14, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This Excel class builds on some of the basics you may already know if you are familiar with Excel and Word. If you are interested in learning how to change the formatting of your spreadsheet, come to … read more

Basic Coding: Web Development

Location:YS Computers

Thursday, July 14, 2016
6:30 pm
Want to use your creative skills to create a website, but don’t know where to start? Web development can seem like a challenge, but it’s a great way to get started with programming while letting your … read more

Teen Read Book Discussion

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, July 14, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
For the Win by Cory Doctorow. Teen Read is DeKalb Public Library’s book discussion group for teens. Join us as we read the books you choose, written by the authors you love! Refreshments are … read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, July 15, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, July 16, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We invite … read more

Let’s Make Music!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, July 16, 2016
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Let’s Make Music is a music class full of singing, dancing, playing and exploring!  Parents and children will experience music together through steady beat, listening, instruments, literature and … read more

Wildcard Field Trip @ Star Worlds Arcade

Location:Star Worlds Arcade

Monday, July 18, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Steve and Darcy for 2 hours of game play and learn a little about the history of video game arcades at the Star Worlds Arcade (1234 East Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb)! Make sure to pick up a … read more

Weave U.S. Flags & Make USA Necklaces

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 18, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy and cheer for the USA!  Children will weave a simple U.S. flag and will make a USA necklace to wear or tie onto a book bag or … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, July 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be reading Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves. A KILLING. In Newcastle, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie travel home on the busy Metro. The train is stopped … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Pete the Cat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Your handprint gives body to your own Pete the Cat! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Library Legionnaires

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Do you need service hours to graduate or for Scouts? The library needs volunteers! If you volunteer at the library on Tuesdays during Summer Reading: Upon request you will receive a letter for … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This month we will be reading Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves. A KILLING. In Newcastle, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie travel home on the busy Metro. The train is stopped … read more

Reptomania!

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kids are introduced to huge toads, colorful snakes, exotic skinks, a boa constrictor and several varieties of lizards! They learn about their differences and similarities, specific habitats, the … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Pete the Cat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Your handprint gives body to your own Pete the Cat! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Make Edible Sports Fans

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy in making four tasty fans who are in the Olympic stands cheering for their teams! Registration is required, so please sign up now! For … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Google Drive Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Use Google Drive to store, access, and share documents. You can make things like reports, spreadsheets, and presentations in Google Docs. It is a great way to collaborate on school work. It is all … read more

Make Edible Sports Fans

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy in making four tasty fans who are in the Olympic stands cheering for their teams! Registration is required, so please sign up now! For … read more

Danny & Dinos

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 21, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hear the story, watch the show, and then create pictures with lots and lots of dinosaurs! This FREE program is open to all children. No registration required! For additional information, please … read more

Olympic Torch Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 21, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Get ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics with your blazing torch! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, July 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join Steven Roman, award-winning librarian … read more

Basic Coding: Web Development

Location:YS Computers

Thursday, July 21, 2016
6:30 pm
Want to use your creative skills to create a website, but don’t know where to start? Web development can seem like a challenge, but it’s a great way to get started with programming while letting your … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, July 22, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  A certified therapy dog, Gracie, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, will visit the library between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children may register at the Youth Reference … read more

Peanuts Movie Showing

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, July 22, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Laugh along with good ol’ Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang!  Join us for an afternoon of Free family fun with a showing of The Peanuts Movie! No registration required!  All are … read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, July 22, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Of Sound Mind and Dead Body w/ the Murder Mystery Company

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, July 23, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Help celebrate Adult Summer Reading 2016 by joining us for an interactive murder mystery performance. When a magical mishap leaves a million dollar inheritance up for grabs, the next trick will be … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 25, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Olympic Rings Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Add tissue colors to your rings to decorate your house for the Summer Olympics! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Aboriginal Dot Painting Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Add painted dots to your hopping kangaroo! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Library Legionnaires

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Do you need service hours to graduate or for Scouts? The library needs volunteers! If you volunteer at the library on Tuesdays during Summer Reading: Upon request you will receive a letter for … read more

Animal Quest

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Animals! Animals! Animals!  Have you ever seen a coatimundi? Or a Giant African Bullfrog?  Do you know what a Patagonian Cavy is?   These are a few of the possible 10 different animals that Animal … read more

Make Laurel Wreathes & DIY Medals

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy to create a laurel wreath like those worn by victors in the early Olympics! Also design your own medal for any sport or activity that you … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Aboriginal Dot Painting Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Add painted dots to your hopping kangaroo! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Make Olympic Torches & Flags

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy to learn the meaning of the colorful Olympic rings.  Then create the Olympic torch and your own Olympic Flag with the five interlocking rings … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Cookbook Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wanting to try something new, something you enjoy doing?  Try DKPL’s Cook Book Club!   This book club will invite readers and cooks alike to try new recipes, taste one of the dishes during our … read more

Make Olympic Torches & Flags

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Carla Raynor from Kishwaukee College Family Literacy to learn the meaning of the colorful Olympic rings.  Then create the Olympic torch and your own Olympic Flag with the five interlocking rings … read more

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 28, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Join the fun! Learn with your child (age birth to 3)! Meet other families during this monthly program at the DeKalb Public Library.   These 4-C playgroup programs promote language and early literacy … read more

Harry Potter Movie Marathon Part I

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 28, 2016
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Are you a Harry Potter fan? Do you love the movies and can’t wait for the Harry Potter Party on July 30th? Join other fans in watching the movies in the days leading up to the Party! 10:30 a.m. … read more

Heroes @ Your Library

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, July 28, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Heroes is the DeKalb Public Library’s comic book, manga, and graphic novel discussion group! Join us, make friends, and discuss your favorite comics! This month we will be discussing Science … read more

Olympic Rings Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 28, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Add tissue colors to your rings to decorate your house for the Summer Olympics! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teen Advisory Group

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, July 28, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
T.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Teens! TAG is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. … read more

Basic Coding: Web Development

Location:YS Computers

Thursday, July 28, 2016
6:30 pm
Want to use your creative skills to create a website, but don’t know where to start? Web development can seem like a challenge, but it’s a great way to get started with programming while letting your … read more

Excel: Data Manipulation Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, July 28, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
If you have some excel skills and want to become more familiar with handling data within excel, come to this class to learn the basics on how to sort and filter. This class will work with some … read more

Harry Potter Movie Marathon Part II

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, July 29, 2016
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Are you a Harry Potter fan? Do you love the movies and can’t wait for the Harry Potter Party on July 30th? Join other fans in watching the movies in the days leading up to the Party! 9:00 a.m. … read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, July 29, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Harry Potter Party!

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, July 30, 2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us for the second annual Harry Potter Party! Be Sorted into a house, earn house points, meet Hermione, enjoy snacks in the Great Hall, go on a quest for horcruxes in the Forbidden Forest,  … read more

Library Legionnaires Thank You Party

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Monday, August 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Did you donate any of your time during Library Legionnaires this summer? To thank you we’re throwing you a party! Food, pop, and a movie will be showing in your honor. We appreciate the work you have … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, August 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, August 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, August 1, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Paper Plate Car Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, August 1, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
On your mark, get set, go!  Off to the races! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Cereal Bird Feeder Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
String cereal on a wire and feed the birds in your neighborhood! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Cereal Bird Feeder Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
String cereal on a wire and feed the birds in your neighborhood! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

PowerPoint Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
PowerPoint is presentation software that is part of Microsoft Office. Educators and students often use it to teach something or show what they have learned. PowerPoint can also be used to make a … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, August 4, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, August 4, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The library will be at the Farmers' Market today! Stop by the Van Buer Plaza and see what’s going on at the library while shopping for some delicious produce. For additional information, please … read more

Green Living Festival @ DeKalb County Health Campus

Location:DeKalb County Health Campus

Thursday, August 4, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The library will have a booth at the Green Living Festival! There will be activities to learn about recycling, clean energy, and gardening! Held at the DeKalb County Health Campus, 2550 N. … read more

Paper Plate Car Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, August 4, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
On your mark, get set, go!  Off to the races! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, August 4, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Basic Coding: Web Development

Location:YS Computers

Thursday, August 4, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Want to use your creative skills to create a website, but don’t know where to start? Web development can seem like a challenge, but it’s a great way to get started with programming while letting your … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, August 4, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join Steven Roman, award-winning … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Friday, August 5, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:Haish Memorial Library Building

Friday, August 5, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Paint Your Own Bank Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, August 6, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Put your paint where the money is!  Register now to participate in this patron-sponsored program which allows children to paint a small ceramic bank.  The small banks come in three different shapes: … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, August 8, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, August 8, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Sun Shiny Days Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, August 8, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Brighten up your room with a happy sun to hang in the window! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Monkey Mask Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
You can act like a monkey in your new mask! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - Tuesday, August 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Monkey Mask Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
You can act like a monkey in your new mask! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, August 11, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Story Time @ Panera Bread

Location:Panera Bread

Thursday, August 11, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Click ‘read more’ to sign-up for a special story time at Panera Bread on Sycamore Road. Hear a variety of stories for pre-school age children, presented by DeKalb Librarian, Theresa Winterbauer. … read more

Sun Shiny Days Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, August 11, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Brighten up your room with a happy sun to hang in the window! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, August 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

APA Formatting Intro and Tips

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, August 11, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This class will help students using the APA style learn how to format citations using Word. Useful websites and tips and tricks will be discussed in this hands-on class. There will be time to … read more

Teen Read Book Discussion

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, August 11, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Teen Read is DeKalb Public Library’s book discussion group for teens. Join us as we read the books you choose, written by the authors you … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, August 12, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gracie Allen and Miller love to hear stories!  Certified therapy dogs, Gracie Allen ,a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, and Miller, a Golden Retriever, will visit the library between 10 a.m. and … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Friday, August 12, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:Haish Memorial Library Building

Friday, August 12, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, August 15, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, August 15, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, August 15, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be reading The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter. India, 1837: William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a … read more

Jellyfish Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, August 15, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Add streamers to your colorful jellyfish.  Watch it blow in the breeze! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Old MacDonald’s Barn Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Fill the barn with your farm animals. You may need to close the doors! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

4-C Teddy Bear Picnic

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bring your favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal and join us for a teddy bear picnic!  Join us for a morning of free fun for families with young children birth to 5 years. Everyone will get to dress … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This month we will be reading The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter. India, 1837: William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Old MacDonald’s Barn Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Fill the barn with your farm animals. You may need to close the doors! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Pinterest Class

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.  “Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize … read more

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, August 18, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The library will be at the Farmers' Market today! Stop by the Van Buer Plaza and see what’s going on at the library while shopping for some delicious produce. For additional information, please … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, August 18, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gracie Allen and Miller love to hear stories!  Certified therapy dogs, Gracie Allen ,a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, and Miller, a Golden Retriever, will visit the library between 10 a.m. and … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, August 18, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Jellyfish Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, August 18, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Add streamers to your colorful jellyfish.  Watch it blow in the breeze! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join Steven Roman, award-winning … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Friday, August 19, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Haish Memorial Library Building Tour

Location:Haish Memorial Library Building

Friday, August 19, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The historic Haish Memorial Library building is almost ready for its big makeover reveal on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. If you want to take a sneak peek at the process in action, here is your … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, September 1, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The library will be at the Farmers' Market today! Stop by the Van Buer Plaza and see what’s going on at the library while shopping for some delicious produce. For additional information, please … read more

Cinderella & Prince Charming Visit

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, September 10, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Meet Cinderella and Prince Charming during the morning of our Grander Opening!  Cinderella and her Prince will celebrate the library’s grander opening Saturday morning.  They will pose for pictures … read more

Balloon Animals!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, September 10, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Get a number in the children’s department, so that you can be one of those to receive a balloon animal during our grander opening! FREE and open to all! For additional information, please … read more

The Importance of Voting; Panel Discussion

Location:Yusunas Room

Saturday, September 10, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
With November 4th looming before us, it is imperative that we know our voting rights and the importance of doing so. A panel featuring Douglas J. Johnson, DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder, Scot … read more

The Importance of Voting: a Panel Discussion

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, September 10, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
With November 4th looming before us, it is imperative that we know our voting rights and the importance of doing so.  A panel featuring Douglas J. Johnson, DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder, Scot … read more

Costumed Characters – Snow Princess, Ice Man, and Belle!

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, September 10, 2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meet the Snow Princess and the Ice Man between 11:00 and 1:00 at our Grander Opening.  Belle, who loves books and libraries will be at the library from 11:00 to 1:00, with a brief break for lunch, … read more

Who’s Been Sleeping in my House?

Location:Local History Room

Saturday, September 10, 2016
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Does your house or apartment have a story to tell? If you are interested in discovering the history of your home or neighborhood then please join us for the one hour workshop “Who’s Been Sleeping in … read more

Stories Told by Corie Wild!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, September 10, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Get wild reading with Corie!  Corie Roush Wild will read stories during our grander opening with verve and vigor. Corie, a former WLBK host and teacher (at both Sycamore Middle School and Camelot), … read more

Mulan Visit

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, September 10, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meet Mulan, the historic Chinese heroine, Saturday afternoon at the library!  Mulan will mingle, pose for pictures, and may even sing a song.  Mulan will raffle off a prize during her visit! This … read more

Tracing Your Roots 101: Beginning Genealogy Research

Location:Local History Room

Saturday, September 10, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Have you thought about tracing your ancestors but do not know where to begin? “Tracing Your Roots 101” will help you get started. During this one hour workshop you will learn about all of the … read more

Bat Girl Visit

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, September 10, 2016
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Meet Bat Girl during the afternoon of our grander opening!  Taking a brief break from crime-fighting, Bat Girl has come all the way from Gotham City (and Parties With Character) to be part of our … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, September 12, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, September 12, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, September 12, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Indian Corn Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, September 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Glue cereal to your corn cob for a colorful fall decoration! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, September 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In September the General Book Club will discuss Paradise by Larry McMurtry. The author recounts his journey to the South Sea Islands as his mother lays dying back in Texas. As McMurtry  travels … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

DeKalb Fire Hydrant Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Add tissue to make a fire hydrant collage! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  A certified therapy dog, Gracie, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, will visit the library between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

DeKalb Fire Hydrant Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Add tissue to make a fire hydrant collage! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, September 15, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, September 15, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The library will be at the Farmers' Market today! Stop by the Van Buer Plaza and see what’s going on at the library while shopping for some delicious produce. For additional information, please … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Excel: 15 Super Tips

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn 15 tips to add to your Excel skills. If you need to create lists, tables, or data, this is the class for you.  This program will cover the fundamentals to make you feel confident the next time … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Friday, September 16, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, September 17, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the … read more

Read with the Omegas

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, September 17, 2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Read with a member of NIU’s Omega Psi Phi Fraternity on Saturday at any time between noon and 3:00 p.m.  Choose your favorite book to read, or have read to you.  The Omegas will have some of their … read more

Lego Club

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, September 17, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lego Club is open to all school-age children and their siblings.  Our target audience is K through 5th grade, but we recognize that some younger siblings may tag along.  This is fine, just please be … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, September 19, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, September 19, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, September 19, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be reading Bear is Broken by Lachlan Smith. Leo Maxwell grew up in the shadow of his older brother Teddy, a successful yet reviled criminal defense attorney. As children, their … read more

“High in the Sky” Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, September 19, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Your airplane will be floating as high as the clouds. Ready for take-off! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Apple Trees Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Add apples to your tree! Ripe for picking! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
On the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This month we will be reading Bear is Broken by Lachlan Smith. Leo Maxwell grew up in the shadow of his older brother Teddy, a successful yet reviled criminal defense attorney. As children, their … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Apple Trees Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Add apples to your tree! Ripe for picking! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Word Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Introductory Microsoft Word teaches the basic skills in creating, editing, and printing a word document. Editing fonts, arranging the layout, placing graphs and images, or how to “Spell Check” are … read more

How Your Credit Affects You

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for a special presentation by the Illinois Community Credit Union about how your credit affects you.  The seminar will touch on these important points: Understanding your credit How a … read more

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, September 22, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Join the fun! Learn with your child (age birth to 3)! Meet other families during this monthly program at the DeKalb Public Library.   These 4-C playgroup programs promote language and early literacy … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Teen Advisory Group

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
T.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Teens! TAG is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Friday, September 23, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, September 26, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, September 26, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Shooting Stars Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, September 26, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Make a wish upon a star that you can hang in a special place! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Beady Caterpillar Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Choose colored beads to make your caterpillar stretch and bend! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  A certified therapy dog, Gracie, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, will visit the library between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Beady Caterpillar Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Choose colored beads to make your caterpillar stretch and bend! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Cookbook Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wanting to try something new, something you enjoy doing?  Try DKPL’s Cook Book Club!   This book club will invite readers and cooks alike to try new recipes, taste one of the dishes during our … read more

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, September 29, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The library will be at the Farmers' Market today! Stop by the Van Buer Plaza and see what’s going on at the library while shopping for some delicious produce. For additional information, please … read more

“High in the Sky” Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, September 29, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Your airplane will be floating as high as the clouds. Ready for take-off! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, September 29, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, September 29, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Excel I Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, September 29, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Introductory Microsoft Excel teaches you the basic skills of creating workbooks, using basic formulas, and other functions. If you need to create lists, tables, or data, this is the class for you.  … read more

Shooting Stars Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, September 30, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Make a wish upon a star that you can hang in a special place! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Friday, September 30, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, October 3, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, October 3, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 3, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Fall Leaves Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 3, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Trace your own arm to make the tree trunk and add colorful leaves. It’s Fall! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Intro to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, October 3, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Magic Muffins Book Discussion

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This month we will be discussing Ruby Redfort: Look Into My Eyes by Lauren Child. Thirteen-year-old Ruby, a genius code-cracker and daring detective, gets an anonymous call setting a challenge … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Excel I

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Introductory Microsoft Excel teaches you the basic skills of creating workbooks, using basic formulas, and other functions. If you need to create lists, tables, or data, this is the class for you.  … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 6, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Fall Leaves Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 6, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Trace your own arm to make the tree trunk and add colorful leaves. It’s Fall! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

DeKalb Art Walk Shakespeare Monologues

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, October 6, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Come to the library to experience NIU students (Julia Steenstra, Jacob Groth, and Danny Saretsky) perform your favorite classical monologues and scenes from the world's best playwright, William … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Excel II

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Excel II will pick up where Excel I left off. We will look at a few additional formulas, some formatting options, and charts. Laptops will be provided for you to practice your new skills … read more

Hang Out With the Huskies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, October 7, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Drop in anytime to enjoy a variety of stories and activities while you “Hang with the Huskies”!  Alpha Phi Omega, an NIU co-ed service fraternity is hosting this program for children of all … read more

English Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Friday, October 7, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Do you know a child, teen, or adult who needs help learning to read, learning to write, or learning to speak English? The DeKalb Public Library is proud to announce a new program generously … read more

Crime Fighters Unite! Bat Girl Visits Library!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, October 8, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Meet Bat Girl!  Taking a brief break from crime-fighting, Bat Girl has come all the way from Gotham City (and Parties With Character)! Immerse yourself in a delightful story time, dynamically … read more

Movie Showing: Alvin & Chipmunks Road Chip

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 10, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Columbus liked to travel, and so do the Chipmunks!  Join Alvin and the gang as they take a wild road trip across the country in Alvin & the Chipmunks Road Chip. This road trip is 92 minutes … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Youth Services Department

Monday, October 10, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Miller loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Miller, a Golden Retriever, visits the library! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for a 10 minute time slot to read to … read more

General Book Club Discussion

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, October 10, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The General Book Club will meet to discuss Edwidge Danticat’s novel Claire of the Sea Light. This is the story of a young fisherman’s daughter, Claire Limye Lanme, her father, and the small town … read more

Intro to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, October 10, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Rainbow Fish Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Make your Rainbow Fish colorful and swim with your friends! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Youth Services Department

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gracie loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Gracie Allen, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, visits the library! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for a 10 minute time slot to … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Rainbow Fish Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Make your Rainbow Fish colorful and swim with your friends! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Great Hall

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Word I

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Introductory Microsoft Word teaches the basic skills in creating, editing, and printing a word document. Editing fonts, arranging the layout, placing graphs and images, or how to “Spell Check” are … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 13, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Youth Services Department

Thursday, October 13, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Miller loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Miller, a Golden Retriever, visits the library! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for a 10 minute time slot to read to … read more

Apple Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 13, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Add color to your apples to make a “juicy” collage! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, October 13, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Word II

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This class will build upon what was covered in Word I or build on some basic skills you may already have in Word. We will look at some additional features of Word that may not have been covered in … read more

Teen Read Book Discussion

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ashfall by Mike Mullin Teen Read is DeKalb Public Library’s book discussion group for teens. Join us as we read the books you choose, written by the authors you love! Refreshments are … read more

Friends Fall Book Sale

Location:Yusunas Room

Friday, October 14, 2016 - Monday, October 17, 2016
The Friends of the DeKalb Public Library are holding their bi-annual book sale in the library! Browse through materials that may interest you! Materials start at $.25 and are all reasonably priced to … read more

Latin Dance Competition

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Friday, October 14, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
So you think you can dance….to latin music?  The library and the NIU Latino Resource Center are partnering up to host a Latin Dance Competition during Hispanic Heritage Month! We are asking for … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, October 15, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 17, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, October 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be reading After the Crash by Michel Bussi. Just after midnight on December 23, 1980, a night flight bound for Paris plummets toward the Swiss Alps, crashing into a snowy … read more

Dragon Chain Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Have fun adding colorful links to your dragon! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Intro to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, October 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Spotted Giraffe Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Add spots to your tall giraffe! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This month we will be reading After the Crash by Michel Bussi. Just after midnight on December 23, 1980, a night flight bound for Paris plummets toward the Swiss Alps, crashing into a snowy … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Spotted Giraffe Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Add spots to your tall giraffe! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

College Financial Aid Workshop

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Are you ready to apply for financial aid and don’t know where to start?  Join us for a short presentation and workshop presented and led by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to learn more.  … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Files and Folders

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? The Files and Folders class will include time to practice saving and finding your files onto a computer and a flash drive. It also … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 20, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Dragon Chain Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 20, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Have fun adding colorful links to your dragon! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, October 20, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR … read more

Flash Drives

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Want to know how to save your files and photos on to a flash drive? Flash drives are sometimes called USB drives or thumb drives and they are currently one of the most convenient way to move files … read more

Socks & BLOCKS!

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Friday, October 21, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Blocks! Math! Science! Blocks! Register children age 8 months through 8 years to attend BLOCK Fest - a fun-filled hands-on play experience hosted by NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement. BLOCK Fest® is … read more

Hang Out With the Huskies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, October 21, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Drop in anytime to enjoy a variety of stories and activities while you “Hang with the Huskies”!  Alpha Phi Omega, an NIU co-ed service fraternity is hosting this program for children of all … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Youth Services Department

Monday, October 24, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Miller loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Miller, a Golden Retriever, visits the library! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for a 10 minute time slot to read to … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 24, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Intro to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, October 24, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Halloween Treat Pumpkins

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 24, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Design your Jack-o-Lantern and then go out to fill your pumpkin with goodies! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Halloween Parade

Location:Youth Services Department

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
9:45 am - 10:00 am
Young children are invited to join our Halloween Parade through the Children’s Department, with a few stops at various points to “trick-or-treat!” Come in costume and join the parade! FREE, no … read more

Paper Plate Ghost Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Spook your Halloween visitors with this hanging ghost! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Youth Services Department

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gracie loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Gracie Allen, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, visits the library! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for a 10 minute time slot to … read more

Female Athletes: Through the Lifespan

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Samantha Eakes, DPT is a physical therapist at Creative Therapeutics in DeKalb where she treats patients with a variety of orthopedic issues. She visits the library to discuss the importance of … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Halloween Parade

Location:Youth Services Department

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
10:45 am - 11:00 am
Young children are invited to join our Halloween Parade through the Children’s Department, with a few stops at various points to “trick-or-treat!” Come in costume and join the parade! FREE, no … read more

Paper Plate Ghost Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Spook your Halloween visitors with this hanging ghost! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Great Hall

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Cookbook Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wanting to try something new, something you enjoy doing?  Try DKPL’s Cook Book Club!   This book club will invite readers and cooks alike to try new recipes, taste one of the dishes during our … read more

PowerPoint Intro

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
PowerPoint is presentation software that is part of Microsoft Office. Educators and students often use it to teach something or show what they have learned. PowerPoint can also be used to make a … read more

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 27, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Join the fun! Learn with your child (age birth to 3)! Meet other families during this monthly program at the DeKalb Public Library.   These 4-C playgroup programs promote language and early literacy … read more

Halloween Treat Pumpkins

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, October 27, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Design your Jack-o-Lantern and then go out to fill your pumpkin with goodies! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, October 27, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Spooktacular!

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Thursday, October 27, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Trick-or-Treat through the library during the annual downtown DeKalb Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular!  Stop at every service desk—Circulation, Youth, Adult Reference, etc., to get a treat! Sponsored by … read more

PowerPoint II

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you familiar with the basics of PowerPoint or have you attended the first PowerPoint class? PowerPoint II will build on some of the basic skills of PowerPoint. Topics will include a focus on … read more

Teen Advisory Group

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
T.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Teens! TAG is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. … read more

Movie Showing: Hocus Pocus

Location:Teen Room

Friday, October 28, 2016
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Join other teens in the Teen Room for a special presentation of the Halloween movie Hocus Pocus, just in time for the holiday! Popcorn will be available while supplies last. This program is FREE … read more

Fun’o’ween!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, October 29, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Drop in any time between 2 and 3 p.m. to enjoy “Fun’o’ween” activities.  Get in the spirit of the holiday and wear your costume! This program is FREE and intended for children, no registration is … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 31, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Binoculars Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, October 31, 2016
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Become a real explorer with your own binoculars! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Dragonflies Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Add color to the wings of your dragonfly. Hang it high and watch it fly! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

NIU Book Club: Hope Leslie

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This community book club session focuses on nineteenth-century American writer Catharine Sedgwick's novel Hope Leslie --a riveting Pocahontas-inspired tale of a young Native American woman who risks … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Magic Muffins Book Discussion

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be discussing Circus Miradus by Cassie Beasley. When he realizes that his grandfather's stories of an enchanted circus are true, Micah Tuttle sets out to find the mysterious … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Dragonflies Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Add color to the wings of your dragonfly. Hang it high and watch it fly! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Computer Basics

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? With lessons in computer basics, learn how to perform essential tasks using a mouse and keyboard while navigating the Windows … read more

3D Design Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, November 3, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Thursday, November 3, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Miller loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Miller, a Golden Retriever, visits the library to have children read to him! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for a 10 minute … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving from the Supervolcano! TIME TO STEP UP! This month's Adventure @ Your Library is playing a special Ashfall RPG to prepare for the author's visit on … read more

Basic Computer Skills: Cutting and Pasting

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? During this class, learn how to use the cut and paste functions on a computer. Laptop computers will be provided for use in … read more

Book Talk & Signing

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, November 3, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1 in 4 women will suffer the loss of a baby. In hopes of breaking the silence and loneliness, The Grief Diaries: Surviving the Loss of Pregnancy, sheds light on the traumatic changes that take place … read more

Hang Out with the Huskies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, November 4, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Drop in anytime to enjoy a variety of stories and activities while you “Hang with the Huskies”!  Alpha Phi Omega, an NIU co-ed service fraternity is hosting this program for children of all … read more

DeKalb Public Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, November 4, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us for a tour of the entire library, including the new 46,000 sq. ft. addition and the renovated Haish Memorial building. Go behind the scenes as we demonstrate the RFID sorting machine in … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, November 7, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 7, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 7, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, November 7, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Fiery Dragons Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
When you blow, your dragon will “breathe” fire! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Fiery Dragons Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
When you blow, your dragon will “breathe” fire! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Great Hall

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Basic Photo Editing Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Come to this hands-on class to learn tips and tricks to improve digital images. Try cropping, resizing, and rotating images. Also, learn how to fix red-eye. This class is FREE and open to all. … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

Story Time @ Panera

Location:Panera Bread

Thursday, November 10, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Click ‘read more’ to sign-up for a special story time at Panera Bread on Sycamore Road. Hear a variety of stories for pre-school age children, presented by DeKalb Librarian, Theresa Winterbauer. … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, November 10, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Calico Cat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, November 10, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Add colorful tissue to your cat to make it special! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, November 10, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Cinematic Teen Reads

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, November 10, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Read the book at home, watch the movie at the library! Join us as we trek through Middle Earth, travel through time, explore a candy factory, learn magic, swing through New York on a spider web, … read more

Excel: 15 Super Tips

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, November 10, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn 15 tips to add to your Excel skills. If you need to create lists, tables, or data, this is the class for you.  This program will cover the fundamentals to make you feel confident the next time … read more

Movie Showing: Kung Fu Panda 3

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, November 11, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
No school on Veteran’s Day - so join us for a movie about kung-fu fighters! Po and the Furious Five are back in the hilarious and critically acclaimed hit film your whole family will love!  When … read more

DeKalb Public Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, November 11, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us for a tour of the entire library, including the new 46,000 sq. ft. addition and the renovated Haish Memorial building. Go behind the scenes as we demonstrate the RFID sorting machine in … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 14, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 14, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, November 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, November 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In November the General Book Club will discuss Nathaniel Philbrick’s incredible story of man against nature—In the Heart of the Sea: the Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. In 1820 the 240-ton Essex … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Food Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cut out yummy food choices and add them to your plate! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Food Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Cut out yummy food choices and add them to your plate! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Ways to Encourage Language and Food Variety for Children Under 3

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A Pediatric Speech Pathologist will describe and give examples of ways to encourage language with your child under three, including baby sign language, types of words to use, and toys to play with. … read more

Excel: Formatting Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This Excel class builds on some of the basics you may already know if you are familiar with Excel and Word. If you are interested in learning how to change the formatting of your spreadsheet, come to … read more

3D Design Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, November 17, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Chef Hat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, November 17, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Decorate your own chef hat and help out in the kitchen! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, November 17, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Fiction to Action: Ideas for Tackling Tough Topics and Empowering Readers

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, November 17, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Educators and Librarians, join Northern Illinois University, DeKalb Public Library, and author Mike Mullin for a fun and thought-provoking evening. You’ll participate in lively discussions and … read more

Family Reading Night

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Read for the Win” during Family Reading Night, with Carla Raynor.  In honor of illustrator and author Chris Raschka (who created the poster for Family Reading Night 2016), we will be reading boo … read more

Author Visit: Mike Mullin

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teen fans of the Ashfall series are in for a special treat! The author of the post-apocalyptic YA series, Mike Mullin, is visiting the library! Mr. Mullin will be in the building for an adult … read more

Excel: Data Manipulation Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
If you have some excel skills and want to become more familiar with handling data within excel, come to this class to learn the basics on how to sort and filter. This class will work with some … read more

Hang Out with the Huskies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, November 18, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Drop in anytime to enjoy a variety of stories and activities while you “Hang with the Huskies”!  Alpha Phi Omega, an NIU co-ed service fraternity is hosting this program for children of all … read more

DeKalb Public Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, November 18, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us for a tour of the entire library, including the new 46,000 sq. ft. addition and the renovated Haish Memorial building. Go behind the scenes as we demonstrate the RFID sorting machine in … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, November 19, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We invite you to … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Monday, November 21, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Miller loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Miller, a Golden Retriever, visits the library to have children read to him! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for a 10 minute … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 21, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, November 21, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be reading The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer. Five footprints are the only sign that four-year-old Daniel Buck was ever here. And now they are all his mother has left. Every day, … read more

Introduction to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, November 21, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Handprint Placemat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
You can use this placemat at home and you will add your own handprint to make it yours to keep! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This month we will be reading The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer. Five footprints are the only sign that four-year-old Daniel Buck was ever here. And now they are all his mother has left. Every day, … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

How to be a Veterinary Assistant

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Participate in a FREE Information Session to learn more about the Kishwaukee College Veterinary Assistant Program and how to get started in this in-demand field. Veterinary assistants are critical … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Handprint Placemat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
You can use this placemat at home and you will add your own handprint to make it yours to keep! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Closed for Thanksgiving

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Thursday, November 24, 2016
The library will be closed for Thanksgiving. Please enjoy the holiday! read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, November 28, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, November 28, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Name Train Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Choo! Choo!  Your train will be as long as your name! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:YS Department

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Name Train Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Choo! Choo!  Your train will be as long as your name! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Google Drive Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Use Google Drive to store, access, and share documents. You can make things like reports, spreadsheets, and presentations in Google Docs. It is a great way to collaborate on school work. It is all … read more

3D Design Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 1, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Cereal Necklace Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Make a color pattern and string your cereal for a pretty delicious necklace! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, December 1, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, December 1, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR … read more

Excel: Graphs and Charts

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, December 1, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sometimes a pie chart or a line chart can be helpful to visually express your data. This hands on class will practice making charts in Excel. This class is FREE and open to all. Laptop computers … read more

DeKalb Public Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, December 2, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us for a tour of the entire library, including the new 46,000 sq. ft. addition and the renovated Haish Memorial building. Go behind the scenes as we demonstrate the RFID sorting machine in … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, December 5, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, December 5, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Youth Services Department

Monday, December 5, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, December 5, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Holiday Pattern Chain Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Your green and red chain will make a pattern! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Magic Muffins Book Discussion

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This month we will be discussing The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud. Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London. FOR … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services Department

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Holiday Pattern Chain Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Your green and red chain will make a pattern! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Excel I Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Introductory Microsoft Excel teaches you the basic skills of creating workbooks, using basic formulas, and other functions. If you need to create lists, tables, or data, this is the class for you.  … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 8, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Story Time @ Panera

Location:Panera Bread

Thursday, December 8, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Click ‘read more’ to sign-up for a special story time at Panera Bread on Sycamore Road. Hear a variety of stories for pre-school age children, presented by DeKalb Librarian, Theresa Winterbauer. … read more

Photo Ornament Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 8, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Add decorations to your frame and then choose a picture to put inside! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, December 8, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Cinematic Teen Reads: A Book and Movie Discussion Group

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Read the book at home, watch the movie at the library! Join us as we trek through Middle Earth, travel through time, explore a candy factory, learn magic, swing through New York on a spider web, … read more

Excel II Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Excel II will pick up where Excel I left off. We will look at a few additional formulas, some formatting options, and charts. This class is FREE and open to all. Laptop computers will be provided … read more

DeKalb Public Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, December 9, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us for a tour of the entire library, including the new 46,000 sq. ft. addition and the renovated Haish Memorial building. Go behind the scenes as we demonstrate the RFID sorting machine in … read more

Community Thank You Event

Location:Main Lobby

Saturday, December 10, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dee and Gary Coover invite you to come in from the cold and enjoy live entertainment, light refreshments, and a silent auction in the library’s main lobby.  This event will be held after library … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, December 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Youth Services Department

Monday, December 12, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, December 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Get in the holiday spirit and join the General Book Club when we discuss two of Truman Capote’s greatest works of short fiction. In A Christmas Memory, inspired by Capote’s boyhood growing up with … read more

Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, December 12, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Trace your hands for the antlers and don’t forget to add the red nose! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Gracie Allen, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, visits the library to listen to stories! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Building on the basics taught in “3D Design”, we will cover converting basic graphic files to an SVG, importing both STL and SVG files, and using “Community Shape Generators”. Participants will … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services Department

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Trace your hands for the antlers and don’t forget to add the red nose! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Great Hall

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

PowerPoint Introduction

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
PowerPoint is presentation software that is part of Microsoft Office. Educators and students often use it to teach something or show what they have learned. PowerPoint can also be used to make a … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 15, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Rudolph Ornament Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 15, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rudolph can guide Santa’s sleigh with his bright red nose! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, December 15, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, December 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR … read more

PowerPoint II Class

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, December 15, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you familiar with the basics of PowerPoint or have you attended the first PowerPoint class? PowerPoint II will build on some of the basic skills of PowerPoint. Topics will include a focus on … read more

Introduction to Microcontrollers with Arduino

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, December 15, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Interested in learning about electronics and coding? Then this is the class for you! We’ll be using a basic microcontroller (an Arduino board) and a couple of simple experiments to get you started on … read more

DeKalb Public Library Tour

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Friday, December 16, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us for a tour of the entire library, including the new 46,000 sq. ft. addition and the renovated Haish Memorial building. Go behind the scenes as we demonstrate the RFID sorting machine in … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, December 17, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, December 19, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Youth Services Department

Monday, December 19, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3300 read more

Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, December 19, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Santa Visit!

Location:Children's Department

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Santa is stopping by to chat with all of his young friends!  Parents and caregivers are welcome to take photos. This event is FREE and open to all, no registration required! For additional … read more

Holiday Photo Frame Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Choose a holiday frame and add a favorite photo to make a lovely gift! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Gracie Allen, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, visits the library to listen to stories! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services Department

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Santa Visit!

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Santa is stopping by to chat with all of his young friends!  Parents and caregivers are welcome to take photos. This event is FREE and open to all, no registration required! For additional … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Holiday Photo Frame Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Choose a holiday frame and add a favorite photo to make a lovely gift! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Fun Foam Ornaments Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 22, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Add decorations to your ornaments just in time for Christmas! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teen Advisory Group

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, December 22, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
T.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Teens! TAG is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. … read more

Movie Showing: Frosty the Snowman

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, December 23, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Get in the mood for winter fun by watching a movie celebrating the season!  Join us as we watch Frosty the Snowman!  If you know the words to the song, you are welcome to sing along! This movie … read more

Library Closed

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Monday, December 26, 2016
Please enjoy a very safe and happy holiday! read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Snow Measuring Stick Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Now you can use your measuring stick to see how deep the snow is! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Building on the basics taught in “3D Design”, we will cover converting basic graphic files to an SVG, importing both STL and SVG files, and using “Community Shape Generators”. Participants will … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Youth Services Department

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Snow Measuring Stick Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Now you can use your measuring stick to see how deep the snow is! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Magical Reading Adventure

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Magic!  Humor!  More Magic!  And reading?  There is no school today, so come out of the cold, and join us for a “Magical Reading Adventure”! This FREE program is intended for children and … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Great Hall

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Snow Queen Visit

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 29, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Come in from the cold and meet the Snow Queen!  Immerse yourself in a delightful story time, dynamically presented by Snow Queen herself! This interactive experience includes a simple themed … read more

Adventure @ Your Library: Extended Edition

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, December 29, 2016
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Join us for a special extra long game play day! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group … read more

Fluffy Snowman Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, December 29, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Add cotton balls, eyes, nose, and a hat to your own little snowman! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to Microcontrollers with Arduino

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, December 29, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Interested in learning about electronics and coding? Then this is the class for you! We’ll be using a basic microcontroller (an Arduino board) and a couple of simple experiments to get you started on … read more

Hang Out with the Huskies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, December 30, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Drop in anytime to enjoy a variety of stories and activities while you “Hang with the Huskies”!  Alpha Phi Omega, an NIU co-ed service fraternity is hosting this program for children of all … read more

Movie Showing: Finding Dory

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, December 31, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Get in the mood for the new year by watching a movie celebrating loyalty, courage, and trying new things.   Join us as we watch Finding Dory! This movie showing is FREE and open to all, no … read more

Closed for New Year’s Holiday

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Sunday, January 1, 2017
The library will be closed all day for the New Year's holiday. Be safe! read more

Closed for New Year’s Holiday

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Monday, January 2, 2017
The library will be closed all day for the New Year's holiday. Be safe! read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Sleepy Bear Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuck your sleepy bear inside the cave for a long winter’s nap! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
On the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

Creating Code with Minecraft

Location:YS Internet Computers

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
If you love Minecraft or want to learn how to code computers, this class is for you!  Learn how to make your Minecraft character move or build a house. No experience in coding? This class is a great … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join 4-C parent educator Clara Turner for an evening of literacy, singing, and dancing.  Immerse yourself and your child in language, move to music, and more, while you bond with your child and meet … read more

Magic Muffins Book Discussion

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This month we will be discussing The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm. Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Sleepy Bear Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuck your sleepy bear inside the cave for a long winter’s nap! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, January 5, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Bear Mask Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, January 5, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Surprise your friends when you growl like a bear behind that mask! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, January 5, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, January 9, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, January 9, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, January 9, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Children's Department

Monday, January 9, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, January 9, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The General Book Club will start the new year by discussing a work of fiction, The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton. Twelve year old Frankie (Mary Frances) lives on her family’s Wisconsin apple … read more

Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, January 9, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join 4-C parent educator Clara Turner for an evening of literacy, singing, and dancing.  Immerse yourself and your child in language, move to music, and more, while you bond with your child and meet … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Gracie Allen, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, will visit the library to listen to stories read by children! Children may register at the … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Résumé Workshop

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bob Schlacks brings his many years of experience to this workshop to help you improve upon, or begin, your professional résumé. His experience includes working for over 20 years in the Human … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Building on the basics taught in “Introduction to 3D Design”, we will cover converting basic graphic files to an SVG, importing both STL and SVG files, and using “Community Shape Generators”. … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Arduino I: What is Arduino?

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In this class we’ll go over what Arduino is, what it can do, and give an overview of what you’ll need to know to program one.  This is a FREE, introductory class, and no previous experience is … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Great Hall

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Excel I

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Introductory Microsoft Excel teaches you the basic skills of creating workbooks, using basic formulas, and other functions. If you need to create lists, tables, or data, this is the class for you.  … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, January 12, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Story Time @ Panera Bread

Location:Panera Bread

Thursday, January 12, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Click ‘read more’ to sign-up for a special story time at Panera Bread on Sycamore Road. Hear a variety of stories for pre-school age children, presented by DeKalb Librarian, Theresa Winterbauer. … read more

Dog’s Colorful Day Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, January 12, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Add decorations to your dog for a special effect! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to 3D Printing

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, January 12, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Cinematic Teen Reads

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, January 12, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Read the book at home, watch the movie at the library! Join us as we trek through Middle Earth, travel through time, explore a candy factory, learn magic, swing through New York on a spider web, … read more

Excel II

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, January 12, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Excel II will pick up where Excel I left off. We will look at a few additional formulas, some formatting options, and charts. This class is FREE and open to all. Laptop computers will be provided … read more

Friends of the Library Membership Drive and Flash Sale

Location:Main Lobby

Monday, January 16, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Friends of the DeKalb Public Library will be holding a membership drive and flash sale on MLK Jr. Day! Become a Friend! Buy items at staggeringly low prices! Don't miss out! For additional … read more

MLK Jr. Day Activities: The Simple Art of Living Together

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Monday, January 16, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the DeKalb Public Library!  NIU's Center for Black Studies is teaming up with the DeKalb Public Library to provide a variety of crafts and activities.  Drop … read more

MLK Day Celebration for Peace

Location:Teen Room

Monday, January 16, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out for peace and unity, something we are still working towards today, nearly 50 years later. Join other teens and members of the NIU family in celebrating our … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, January 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Pokémon League Cancelled

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, January 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Pokémon League is CANCELLED.  We will return next week! For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Children's Department

Monday, January 16, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, January 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Penguin Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Turn your cup into a cute little penguin! For more information, please contact Theresa at mailto:theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Location:University Village Community Room

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
On the first and third Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at the University Village Community Room.  Residents from Hope Haven … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join 4-C parent educator Clara Turner for an evening of literacy, singing, and dancing.  Immerse yourself and your child in language, move to music, and more, while you bond with your child and meet … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Interviewing Skills Workshop

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bob Schlacks brings his many years of experience to this workshop to help you improve your interviewing skills. His experience includes working for over 20 years in the Human Resources Department for … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Building on the basics taught in “Introduction to 3D Design”, we will cover converting basic graphic files to an SVG, importing both STL and SVG files, and using “Community Shape Generators”. … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Penguin Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Turn your cup into a cute little penguin! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Arduino II: Basics of Programming

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In this class we’ll cover Arduino’s modified command language, syntax rules, and go over a few basic commands.  This is a FREE class, and we ask that you have taken the Arduino I class prior to this … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Computer Basics

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? With lessons in computer basics, learn how to perform essential tasks using a mouse and keyboard while navigating the Windows … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, January 19, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Fancy Octopus Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, January 19, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Your octopus will take on a sparkle when you add “bling” for decorations! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, January 19, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, January 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR … read more

Files and Folders

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, January 19, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? The Files and Folders class will include time to practice saving and finding your files onto a computer and a flash drive. It also … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, January 21, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Peripheral by William Gibson This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We invite … read more

Movie Showing: The Secret Life of Pets

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, January 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
What do your pets do when you're not home? This animated feature-film answers the question for a group living in an apartment in New York City. When their owners leave for the day, pets from the … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, January 23, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, January 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Children's Department

Monday, January 23, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, January 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Jumpy Frog Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Your frog will look ready to take a leap! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners Outreach @ Conexión Comunidad

Location:Conexión Comunidad

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the DeKalb Public Library's popular Little Learners Story Time program will be held at Conexión Comunidad.  Residents of the Pleasant Street … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join 4-C parent educator Clara Turner for an evening of literacy, singing, and dancing.  Immerse yourself and your child in language, move to music, and more, while you bond with your child and meet … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Gracie Allen, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, will visit the library to listen to stories read by children! Children may register at the … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Building on the basics taught in “Introduction to 3D Design”, we will cover converting basic graphic files to an SVG, importing both STL and SVG files, and using “Community Shape Generators”. … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Jumpy Frog Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Your frog will look ready to take a leap! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Arduino III: Making w/ Arduino

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In this class we’ll we write code and push the Arduino boards through some fun and simple experiments! This is a FREE class, and we ask that you have taken the Arduino II class prior to this … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Great Hall

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Word I

Location:Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Introductory Microsoft Word teaches the basic skills in creating, editing, and printing a word document. Editing fonts, arranging the layout, placing graphs and images, or how to “Spell Check” are … read more

Introduction to WordPress

Location:Local History Room

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ever wanted to start a blog? Or maybe your sights are a little higher and you're  interested in starting your own webpage? Either way Wordpress has you covered. In this class we'll cover the basic … read more

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, January 26, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Join the fun! Learn with your child (age birth to 3)! Meet other families during this monthly program at the DeKalb Public Library.   These 4-C playgroup programs promote language and early literacy … read more

Happy Frog Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, January 26, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Make a  frog puppet and say “Ribbit!” For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, January 26, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, January 26, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Teen Advisory Group

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
T.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Teens! TAG is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. … read more

Word II-CANCELLED

Location:Collaboration Studio

Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
We apologize for the inconvenience but this class has been cancelled.   This class will build upon what was covered in Word I or build on some basic skills you may already have in Word. We will … read more

Movie Showing: Pete’s Dragon

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, January 27, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us to watch Disney’s live action remake of the animated movie Pete’s Dragon. When  Pete, a mysterious 10-year-old boy, turns up claiming to live in the woods with a giant green dragon, it's … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, January 30, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, January 30, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Children's Department

Monday, January 30, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Monday, January 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

T-Rex Puppet Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Add decorations to this T-Rex and make him ROAR! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join 4-C parent educator Clara Turner for an evening of literacy, singing, and dancing.  Immerse yourself and your child in language, move to music, and more, while you bond with your child and meet … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Building on the basics taught in “Introduction to 3D Design”, we will cover converting basic graphic files to an SVG, importing both STL and SVG files, and using “Community Shape Generators”. … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

T-Rex Puppet Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Add decorations to this T-Rex and make him ROAR! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to Arduino Track

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Wednesdays, February 1, 8, and 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. and are intended to be taken as an entire course. You will register for the entire … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Publisher: Make a Newsletter or Flyer

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This hands-on computer class will take you through the steps of using a template to make such things as a greeting card, a business card, or a newsletter. See all the cool designs that are just … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, February 2, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Fluffy Lion Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, February 2, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Add tissue for the lion’s colorful mane and tail! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, February 2, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, February 2, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR … read more

Flash Drives

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, February 2, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Want to know how to save your files and photos on to a flash drive? Flash drives are sometimes called USB drives or thumb drives and they are currently one of the most convenient way to move files … read more

Library Open House

Location:Main Lobby

Saturday, February 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees cordially invites the community to a "Meet and Greet" with new director, Emily Faulkner. Patrons will have the opportunity to learn more about Ms. Faulkner … read more

Arduino Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, February 6, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Taken our Arduino Classes and struggling with a concept? Or maybe you’re just looking for a place to tinker with your Arduino board with other like-minded individuals? Come to the Nancy D. Castle … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, February 6, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, February 6, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, February 6, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, February 6, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Valentine Necklace Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Make a pattern with straws and hearts, and then you will have a valentine necklace to wear! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join 4-C parent educator Clara Turner for an evening of literacy, singing, and dancing.  Immerse yourself and your child in language, move to music, and more, while you bond with your child and meet … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Magic Muffins Book Discussion

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be discussing I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 by Lauren Tarshis. On May 18, 1980, eleven-year-old Jessie Marlowe and her best friends, Eddie and Sam, are in a … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad—CANCELED

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
We apologize, but this class has been canceled.   Building on the basics taught in “Introduction to 3D Design”, we will cover converting basic graphic files to an SVG, importing both STL and … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Valentine Necklace Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Make a pattern with straws and hearts, and then you will have a valentine necklace to wear! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to Arduino Track

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Wednesdays, February 1, 8, and 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. and are intended to be taken as an entire course. You will register for the entire … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Great Hall

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Excel: Formatting

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This Excel class builds on some of the basics you may already know if you are familiar with Excel and Word. If you are interested in learning how to change the formatting of your spreadsheet, come to … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

Story Time @ Panera

Location:Panera Bread

Thursday, February 9, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Click ‘read more’ to sign-up for a special story time at Panera Bread on Sycamore Road. Hear a variety of stories for pre-school age children, presented by DeKalb Librarian, Theresa Winterbauer. … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, February 9, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Movie Showing: Jurassic World

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, February 9, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Teens (grades 6th through 12th) are welcome to utilized the Teen Room early on this early release day from school! We’ll be watching Jurassic World starting at 1:00 p.m. Popcorn will be available in … read more

Hang Out with the Huskies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, February 9, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Drop in anytime to enjoy a variety  activities and stories while you “Hang with the Huskies”!  Alpha Phi Omega, an NIU co-ed service fraternity is hosting this program for children of all … read more

TinkerCad Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, February 9, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
During this TinkerCAD open lab you can work on your own projects and get help from our TinkerCAD expert Josh. Feel free to bring your own laptops, though please understand that we cannot troubleshoot … read more

Cinematic Teen Reads

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, February 9, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Read the book at home, watch the movie at the library! Join us as we trek through Middle Earth, travel through time, explore a candy factory, learn magic, swing through New York on a spider web, … read more

Excel: Data Manipulation

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, February 9, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
If you have some excel skills and want to become more familiar with handling data within excel, come to this class to learn the basics on how to sort and filter. This class will work with some … read more

AARP Free Tax Help

Location:Adult Study Rooms

Saturday, February 11, 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be available Saturday mornings from February 11 - April 15, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., to assist low- and middle-income taxpayers with their tax returns. … read more

Moving Showing: Storks

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, February 11, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Storks deliver babies...or at least they used to.  Now they deliver packages.  Junior, the top delivery stork, gets into a bundle of trouble after the old baby-making factory is activated and an … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, February 11, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from unusual perspectives. We invite … read more

Arduino Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, February 13, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Taken our Arduino Classes and struggling with a concept? Or maybe you’re just looking for a place to tinker with your Arduino board with other like-minded individuals? Come to the Nancy D. Castle … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, February 13, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, February 13, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, February 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month the General Book Club will discuss Julia Child’s book My Life in France. In her book, Julia tells the story of her and her husband Paul’s life in France from 1948 through 1954. It is … read more

3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, February 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join 4-C parent educator Clara Turner for an evening of literacy, singing, and dancing.  Immerse yourself and your child in language, move to music, and more, while you bond with your child and meet … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  A certified therapy dog, Gracie, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, will visit the library between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Children may register at the Youth Reference … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Building on the basics taught in “Introduction to 3D Design”, we will cover converting basic graphic files to an SVG, importing both STL and SVG files, and using “Community Shape Generators”. … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Meet Princess Aurora!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Meet Princess Aurora, the princess who almost slept 100 years!  Sleeping Beauty will read a story and talk to the children. Princess Aurora will pose with each child for a picture! Parents and … read more

Introduction to Arduino Track

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Wednesdays, February 1, 8, and 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. and are intended to be taken as an entire course. You will register for the entire … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

PowerPoint Introduction

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
PowerPoint is presentation software that is part of Microsoft Office. Educators and students often use it to teach something or show what they have learned. PowerPoint can also be used to make a … read more

4-C Spanish Parent-Child Play Group: Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, February 16, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Fancy Valentine Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, February 16, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Add tissue to your lacy heart for a homemade valentine! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, February 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR … read more

PowerPoint II

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, February 16, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you familiar with the basics of PowerPoint or have you attended the first PowerPoint class? PowerPoint II will build on some of the basic skills of PowerPoint. Topics will include a focus on … read more

Movie Showing: Kubo and the Two Strings

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, February 17, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Clever, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town.  But his quiet existence is shattered when a spirit from his past storms down from the heavens to … read more

Lego Club

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, February 17, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lego Club is open to all school-age children and their siblings.  Our target audience is K through 5th grade, but we recognize that some younger siblings may tag along.  This is fine, just please be … read more

AARP Free Tax Help

Location:Adult Study Rooms

Saturday, February 18, 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be available Saturday mornings from February 11 - April 15, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., to assist low- and middle-income taxpayers with their tax returns. … read more

Shakespeare Shenanigans

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, February 18, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Romeo & Juliet is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays and as luck would have it, NIU will present the play at Huntley Middle School beginning February 23. As a way to engage with Romeo & Juliet … read more

Meet the Presidents!

Location:Children's Department

Monday, February 20, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pick up a “Presidential Invitation” card at the Youth Services desk, and then wander the department to meet various presidents.  As you speak with each president and learn a fun fact, they will mark … read more

Arduino Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, February 20, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Taken our Arduino Classes and struggling with a concept? Or maybe you’re just looking for a place to tinker with your Arduino board with other like-minded individuals? Come to the Nancy D. Castle … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, February 20, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, February 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Beaded Necklace Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Choose your favorite colors and string the beads.  Maybe make a pattern! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join 4-C parent educator Clara Turner for an evening of literacy, singing, and dancing.  Immerse yourself and your child in language, move to music, and more, while you bond with your child and meet … read more

Magic Muffins Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes, and news articles or start something new at … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Building on the basics taught in “Introduction to 3D Design”, we will cover converting basic graphic files to an SVG, importing both STL and SVG files, and using “Community Shape Generators”. … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft. This program is also open to other caregivers and … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Beaded Necklace Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Choose your favorite colors and string the beads.  Maybe make a pattern! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to 3D Printing

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
This class will help you familiarize yourself with the procedures of printing 3D objects at the DeKalb Public Library. While we will not design anything in this class, we will cover a few of the … read more

Calm, Creative Coloring

Location:Great Hall

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Do you miss the good old days when things were simpler, worries were less, and you could relax and take time to color? This is the perfect group for you! Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of … read more

Excel I

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Introductory Microsoft Excel teaches you the basic skills of creating workbooks, using basic formulas, and other functions. If you need to create lists, tables, or data, this is the class for you.  … read more

Shakespeare Shenanigans

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Romeo & Juliet is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays and as luck would have it, NIU will present the play at Huntley Middle School beginning February 23. As a way to engage with Romeo & Juliet … read more

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, February 23, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Join the fun! Learn with your child (age birth to 3)! Meet other families during this monthly program at the DeKalb Public Library.   These 4-C playgroup programs promote language and early literacy … read more

Smiley Piggy Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, February 23, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
You can give a big OINK when you put on your new mask! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

TinkerCad Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, February 23, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
During this TinkerCAD open lab you can work on your own projects and get help from our TinkerCAD expert Josh. Feel free to bring your own laptops, though please understand that we cannot troubleshoot … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, February 23, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Teen Advisory Group

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
T.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group Making Libraries Work for Teens! TAG is about local teens talking to librarians, discussing and deciding which materials, books, programs, and services they need. … read more

Computer Basics

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? With lessons in computer basics, learn how to perform essential tasks using a mouse and keyboard while navigating the Windows … read more

AARP Free Tax Help

Location:Adult Study Rooms

Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be available Saturday mornings from February 11 - April 15, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., to assist low- and middle-income taxpayers with their tax returns. … read more

Movie Showing: Trolls

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, February 25, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Trolls are the world's happiest creatures spending their days singing, dancing, and hugging, believing life is all about rainbows, glitter and happy thoughts. They only have one fear - the evil … read more

Homeschool Happenings

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, February 27, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This will be the first of a monthly homeschool program. For this first meeting, all ages will be welcome to come together and play some games, as parents discuss homeschooling and any topics you'd … read more

Arduino Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, February 27, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Taken our Arduino Classes and struggling with a concept? Or maybe you’re just looking for a place to tinker with your Arduino board with other like-minded individuals? Come to the Nancy D. Castle … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, February 27, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, February 27, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, February 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Starry Night Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Add bright stars to your night sky! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join 4-C parent educator Clara Turner for an evening of literacy, singing, and dancing.  Immerse yourself and your child in language, move to music, and more, while you bond with your child and meet … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Building on the basics taught in “Introduction to 3D Design”, we will cover converting basic graphic files to an SVG, importing both STL and SVG files, and using “Community Shape Generators”. … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Starry Night Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Add bright stars to your night sky! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to Arduino Track

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Wednesdays, March 1, 8, and 15 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and are intended to be taken as an entire course. You will register for the entire … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need … read more

Computer Basics—CANCELLED

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
We apologize but this class has been cancelled. Are you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? With lessons in computer basics, learn how to perform essential tasks using a … read more

4-C Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, March 2, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Cat in the Hat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, March 2, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with the “Cat in the Hat” craft! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Thursday, March 2, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, March 2, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evil Threatens. The World Needs Saving. TIME TO STEP UP! Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where … read more

Word I

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, March 2, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Introductory Microsoft Word teaches the basic skills in creating, editing, and printing a word document. Editing fonts, arranging the layout, placing graphs and images, or how to “Spell Check” are … read more

AARP Free Tax Help

Location:Adult Study Rooms

Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be available Saturday mornings from February 11 - April 15, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., to assist low- and middle-income taxpayers with their tax returns. … read more

Arduino Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, March 6, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Taken our Arduino Classes and struggling with a concept? Or maybe you’re just looking for a place to tinker with your Arduino board with other like-minded individuals? Come to the Nancy D. Castle … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Monday, March 6, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Friends support the library by providing programs, materials, and services that are not part of the regular library budget. Friends serve as a link between the library staff and the public. New … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, March 6, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, March 6, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, March 6, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Muddy Pig Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Turn your clean pig into a very muddy one!  Oink! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

4-C Fun w/ Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join 4-C parent educator Clara Turner for an evening of literacy, singing, and dancing.  Immerse yourself and your child in language, move to music, and more, while you bond with your child and meet … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Building on the basics taught in “Introduction to 3D Design”, we will cover converting basic graphic files to an SVG, importing both STL and SVG files, and using “Community Shape Generators”. … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
10:30 am - 10:50 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
10:50 am - 11:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Muddy Pig Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Turn your clean pig into a very muddy one!  Oink! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Introduction to Arduino Track

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Wednesdays, March 1, 8, and 15 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and are intended to be taken as an entire course. You will register for the entire … read more

Basic Computer Skills: Cutting and Pasting

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? During this class, learn how to use the cut and paste functions on a computer. This class is FREE and open to all. Laptop … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This is the monthly meeting of the DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, conducting the business of the library. Open to the public. For additional information, please contact the library at … read more

Story Time @ Panera

Location:Panera Bread

Thursday, March 9, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Click ‘read more’ to sign-up for a special story time at Panera Bread on Sycamore Road. Hear a variety of stories for pre-school age children, presented by DeKalb Librarian, Theresa Winterbauer. … read more

4-C Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, March 9, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos en el lenguaje y la musica, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas basico.  Comparta tiempo con su bebe o nino pequeno y conozca otros … read more

Hang with the Huskies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, March 9, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Drop in anytime to enjoy a variety  activities and stories while you “Hang with the Huskies”!  Alpha Phi Omega, an NIU co-ed service fraternity is hosting this program for children of all … read more

Cinematic Teen Reads

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Read the book at home, watch the movie at the library! Join us as we trek through Middle Earth, travel through time, explore a candy factory, learn magic, swing through New York on a spider web, … read more

Files and Folders

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? The Files and Folders class will include time to practice saving and finding your files onto a computer and a flash drive. It also … read more

AARP Free Tax Help

Location:Adult Study Rooms

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be available Saturday mornings from February 11 - April 15, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., to assist low- and middle-income taxpayers with their tax returns. … read more

Arduino Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, March 13, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Taken our Arduino Classes and struggling with a concept? Or maybe you’re just looking for a place to tinker with your Arduino board with other like-minded individuals? Come to the Nancy D. Castle … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, March 13, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teachers will be holding FREE homework help at the library for District #428 students in grades 3-8. Register now, as space is limited. For additional information, please call the Youth … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, March 13, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Ms. Jen for a few bedtime tales! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

General Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, March 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us when the General Book Club discusses Open City by Teju Cole. Cole’s first novel is about “national identity, race, liberty, loss, dislocation, and surrender.” Julius is a young Nigerian … read more

3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, March 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Introduction to 3D Design class will focus on using TinkerCad (tinkercad.com), a browser-based 3D design program. No prior design experience is needed, however basic computer skills (using a … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am
This morning story time program is geared towards children, ages 2-5, and caregivers. Music, finger plays, puppets, and books are woven into the weekly theme. The program lasts approximately 30 … read more

Handprint Owls Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Trace your hands to make wings for your colorful owl! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
This lapsit program is geared towards infants, ages 0-24 months. Babies learn music, movements, and stories and have a chance to play with developmental toys. No sign-up is necessary to attend this … read more

4-C Fun w/ Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join 4-C parent educator Clara Turner for an evening of literacy, singing, and dancing.  Immerse yourself and your child in language, move to music, and more, while you bond with your child and meet … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  A certified therapy dog, Gracie, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, will visit the library between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Children may register at the Youth Reference … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Pokémon League!  Everyone is welcome to attend this program, run by the Gaming Goat, where you can learn how to play Pokémon, and then participate in the game. Just grab your Pokémon cards … read more