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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Visit with Mrs. Lincoln

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mary Lincoln comes to life as presented by Valerie Gugala. She sets the historical record straight as she takes listeners through the life of a young woman born into a wealthy Lexington, Kentucky … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, March 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

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, March 15, 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 15, 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

Handprint Owls Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 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

Introduction to Arduino Track

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, March 15, 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

Flash Drives

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, March 15, 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

4-C Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, March 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

Feathery Snow Owls Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, March 16, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This cute, snowy owl craft  is easy for little hands! 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 16, 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 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 … read more

Computer Basics

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, March 16, 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, March 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

Blood Drive w/ Heartland Blood Center

Location:Library Parking Lot

Saturday, March 18, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Start your Spring by taking the first step towards saving a life! The DeKalb Public Library is sponsoring a BLOOD DRIVE in conjunction with Heartland Blood Center. A Heartland Mobile Coach will be … read more

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, March 18, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde 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 … read more

Movie Showing: Middle School-the Worst Years of My Life

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, March 18, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In this laugh-filled family comedy based on the best-selling books by James Patterson, Rafe transfers to a rule-crazy middle school, and takes on its principal and his rules .  Called a fun, … read more

Homeschool Happenings: Montessori Math Day

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, March 20, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montessori Math Day! Your kids will play as they learn various math concepts with Montessori materials. This will be individual work time, facilitated by an experienced Montessori instructor. Work … read more

Arduino Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, March 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

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, March 20, 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 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, March 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

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, March 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be reading Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart. On the mountainous border of China and Tibet in 1708, a detective must learn what a killer already knows: that empires rise and … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 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

Baby Bird Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Add feathers and feet to your little flying bird! 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 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

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This month we will be reading Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart. On the mountainous border of China and Tibet in 1708, a detective must learn what a killer already knows: that empires rise and … read more

4-C Fun w/ Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 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

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 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

Kishwaukee College Careers Information Session

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an information session on three possible career tracks at Kishwaukee College. Learn what it takes to be a phlebotomy technician, a pharmacy technician, or a veterinary assistant. No … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, March 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 Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, March 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, March 22, 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 22, 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

Baby Bird Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Add feathers and feet to your little flying bird! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Excel I

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, March 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

Introduction to 3D Printing

Location:Local History Room

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, March 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

Bird Finder Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, March 23, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
These little binoculars will be fun to use when you are looking at nature and the great outdoors! 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 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, March 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

Excel II

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, March 23, 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

AARP Free Tax Help

Location:Adult Study Rooms

Saturday, March 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

Continuing the Conversation: In the Name of Justice

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Sunday, March 26, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us for community centered problem-solving. We will use engaging workshop techniques and facilitated brainstorming to develop solutions for the “communiversity.” In November, a group of local … read more

In the Name of Justice: Empowerment for the Youth

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Sunday, March 26, 2017
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Elephant Rebellion, a social justice artist collective from Chicago, will be running a creative workshop on self expression through arts, including a group beat-making exercise with the purpose of … read more

Homeschool Happenings: Engineering Day

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, March 27, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We will tackle a variety of engineering challenges, including bridge-building and an egg drop. Wear clothes that can get dirty and bring an inquisitive mind! This FREE program is designed for kids … read more

Uno Tournament

Location:Teen Room

Monday, March 27, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Teens, test your UNO game skills! Compete against other while testing your ability at playing this popular card game. Play one-on-one, losers are eliminated each round until there is only one left … read more

Arduino Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, March 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

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, March 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, March 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, March 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

Friendly Lion Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Add a mane to this happy lion and he will ROAR with delight! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Paint Your Own Bank

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Put your paint where the money is!  Children get the opportunity to paint a small ceramic bank.  The small banks come in three different shapes: train engine, car, and fish.  Children will love … read more

Songwriting by Design w/ Dan the Bard

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dan the Bard returns for another awesome program at the library!  Dan is an accomplished songwriter with 10 published CDs of fun and original music.  He performs very funny songs at libraries, … read more

Street Fighter Tournament

Location:Teen Room

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Teens, test your video game skills on our Playstation4! Compete against each other while testing your ability at playing Street Fighter! Play one-on-one, losers are eliminated each round until there … read more

4-C Fun w/ Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 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

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, March 28, 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

Library Closed

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am
The library will be closed for staff training from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Please come by after 11:00 a.m.! read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
11:15 am - 11:45 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

Friendly Lion Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Add a mane to this happy lion and he will ROAR with delight! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Magic Matt’s Family Fun Show

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Magic Matt returns!  By popular request, Magic Matt will perform his Family Fun Show during spring break.  So if you are looking for something fun to do while school is out, head to the library for a … read more

Minute to Win It Games

Location:Teen Room

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Agility, grace, speed… all go out the window when competing in mini competitions designed to be completed in only 60 seconds! Teens are invited to participate in Minute to Win it games and are … read more

Publisher: Make a Newsletter or Flyer

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, March 29, 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

Beauty Visits!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, March 30, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
You’ve seen her in the movies, now meet her in person— a smart courageous person who loves libraries and can tame a beast—Beauty!  Beauty will read a story, then visit with children and pose for … read more

Stripy Tiger Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, March 30, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
This tiger craft is perfect for “Daniel Tiger” fans! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Checkers Tournament

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, March 30, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Teens, test your Checkers skills! Compete against each other one-on-one, losers are eliminated each round until there is only one left standing. The winner will receive a gift card to … read more

Word I

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, March 30, 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

Fluffy Lamb Craft and More!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, March 31, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Get in the mood for spring by creating your own Fluffy Lamb.    Have some extra time?  If you are feeling ‘crafty’ there will be other crafts available.  Drop in any time during the hour to show off … read more

Lego Club

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, March 31, 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 5, but we recognize that some younger siblings may tag along.  That’s fine with us.  Just be aware … read more

Movie Showing: Spirited Away

Location:Teen Room

Friday, March 31, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join other teens in watching the classic anime Spirited Away. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite anime or magna characters (please leave all weapons, toys or not, at home). When a young … read more

AARP Free Tax Help

Location:Adult Study Rooms

Saturday, April 1, 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, April 3, 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, April 3, 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, April 3, 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:Children's Department

Monday, April 3, 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, April 3, 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, April 4, 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

Sponge Paint Butterflies Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Add your favorite colors to brighten up your butterfly! 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, April 4, 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, April 4, 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, April 4, 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

How to Pay for College Without Going Broke

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
My College Planning Team is hosting a FREE SEMINAR for Families with High School Students! While everyone is welcome, we encourage both parents to attend. This is a workshop that no parent should … read more

Advanced 3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, April 4, 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, April 5, 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:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 5, 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, April 5, 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 Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 5, 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

Sponge Paint Butterflies Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Add your favorite colors to brighten up your butterfly! 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, April 5, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Wednesdays, April 5, 12, and 19 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, April 5, 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

Excel I

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, April 5, 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

4-C Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, April 6, 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 Out with the Huskies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, April 6, 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

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Thursday, April 6, 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

Excel II

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, April 6, 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

Beauty Visits Again: Visit for a Minute

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, April 7, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Due to popular demand, Beauty will visit the DeKalb Library again!  You’ve seen her in the movies, now meet her in person— a smart courageous person who loves libraries and can tame a beast—Beauty!  … read more

AARP Free Tax Help

Location:Adult Study Rooms

Saturday, April 8, 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

NIU Steelband

Location:Main Lobby

Saturday, April 8, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The NIU Steelband is back by popular demand!   Join us for what proved to be an engaging evening with this world-renowned band directed by Liam Teague and Clifford Alexis. Created in 1973 by G. … read more

Homeschool Happenings: Map Day!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, April 10, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Come stretch out on the floor with a big map and learn some vital map skills.  We’ll identify directions and lots of other fun stuff! This program is FREE and open to all, no registration … read more

Arduino Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, April 10, 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, April 10, 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:Children's Department

Monday, April 10, 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, April 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In April the General Book Club will discuss When Books Went to War: the Stories That Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning. This inspiring story  gives an account of America’s entry … read more

3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, April 10, 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, April 11, 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

Bunny Hat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Put on your new hat and go “hoppin’ down the bunny trail!” 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, April 11, 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, April 11, 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, April 11, 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

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 12, 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:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 12, 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, April 12, 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, April 12, 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

Bunny Hat Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Put on your new hat and go “hoppin’ down the bunny trail!” 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, April 12, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Wednesdays, April 5, 12, and 19 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

PowerPoint Introduction

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, April 12, 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

Seed Saving Course Kick-off

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DeKalb County Community Gardens will be presenting a series of classes on saving seeds for your home garden, as well as providing a seed library for you to "check out" and return seeds for heirloom … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, April 12, 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, April 13, 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, April 13, 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

Egg Wreath Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, April 13, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Make a colorful wreath by adding eggs and a ribbon! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Thursday, April 13, 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

Cinematic Teen Reads

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, April 13, 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

PowerPoint II

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, April 13, 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: Sing

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, April 14, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
When Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala puts on a singing competition to save his failing theater, animals across the city gather to step into the spotlight and chase their dreams!  Singing … read more

Movie Showing: Sing

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, April 14, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
When Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala puts on a singing competition to save his failing theater, animals across the city gather to step into the spotlight and chase their dreams!  Singing … read more

AARP Free Tax Help

Location:Adult Study Rooms

Saturday, April 15, 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

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Saturday, April 15, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Quiet Girl by Peter Høeg 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

Lunch is on US!

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, April 15, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Families are invited to make their own pizza, box it up, and take it home for dinner! Each family will be given healthy ingredients from Hy-Vee to make a delicious pizza. A wide array of toppings … read more

Arduino Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, April 17, 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, April 17, 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:Children's Department

Monday, April 17, 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, April 17, 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

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, April 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be reading The Passenger by Lisa Lutz. Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 18, 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

Seed Pots Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Master Gardeners will help us plant seeds in our decorated pots! 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, April 18, 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

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This month we will be reading The Passenger by Lisa Lutz. Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband’s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 18, 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, April 18, 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 TinkerCad Special: Design a Cellphone Holder

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Take the basic skills that you’ve learned in our “Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad” class and use them to modify a basic cellphone holder to fit your phone. Personalize it! The holders will … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 19, 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, April 19, 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, April 19, 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, April 19, 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

Seed Pots Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Master Gardeners will help us plant seeds in our decorated pots! 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, April 19, 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

Introduction to Arduino Track

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Wednesdays, April 5, 12, and 19 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, April 19, 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

Excel: Pivot Tables

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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

Design a $1 Cellphone Projector

Location:Adult Study Room 4

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Using a shoebox, tape, and a magnifying glass, we’ll show you how to create a projector for your cell phone! Supplies will be provided, no cost to you! This FREE program requires registration, so … read more

4-C Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, April 20, 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

Tissue Flower Mosaic Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, April 20, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Add colorful tissue to brighten up your flower mosaic! 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, April 20, 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, April 20, 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

Computer Basics

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, April 20, 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

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Friday, April 21, 2017 - Sunday, April 23, 2017
The Friends of the DeKalb Public Library are currently collecting donations for their Spring Book Sale! Let us recycle your used books, CDs, and DVDs to new owners! Please only donate items that … read more

Money Smart Week Big Read Story Time

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
It’s the Money Smart Week Big Read – a statewide celebration of financial literacy just for kids. From 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 22, the DeKalb Public Library will host a story time … read more

Songkran Lunar New Year

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Saturday, April 22, 2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Songkran is a lunar new year festival most famously celebrated in Thailand but is also celebrated in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar (though known as Thingyan there), Northern India (Sangken), Sri Lanka, and … read more

Investing in the Earth

Location:Story & Activity Room

Saturday, April 22, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Earth Day meets Money Smart Week! Join economics professor Tammy Batson and current NIU students to learn about the costs and benefits of environmental initiatives. This program is FREE and open … read more

Homeschool Happenings: Mammals with Russell Woods!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, April 24, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for a fun presentation from Russell Woods Nature Center.  We’ll be discussing mammals and their traits.  Fun items will be available for us to examine, such as furs and a bear skull!  An … read more

Arduino Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, April 24, 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, April 24, 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

The Essentials of Estate Planning

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Monday, April 24, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
*** RSVP is requested. Please call 941-952-1188 or email Kelly.Holleran@lpl.com*** Estate planning is essential to everyone’s lifelong plan, it is not just for the wealthy. It involves not only … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Children's Department

Monday, April 24, 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, April 24, 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

Author Visit: Jeff VanderMeer

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Monday, April 24, 2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist and editor, most recently the author of the New York Times bestselling Southern Reach Trilogy—the first volume of which, “Annihilation,” is currently … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 25, 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

Paper Plate Rainbow Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Display the colors of the rainbow that come out after it rains! 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, April 25, 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, April 25, 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, April 25, 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 CANCELLED

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Pokémon League is CANCELLED tonight.  We will return next week! For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Approaching Retirement on TRS or SURS

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
*** RSVP is requested. Please call 941-952-1188 or email Kelly.Holleran@lpl.com*** Are you worried about the Illinois state budget and the impact on TRS and SURS?  Putting together a solid savings … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 26, 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, April 26, 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, April 26, 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, April 26, 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

Paper Plate Rainbow Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Display the colors of the rainbow that come out after it rains! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Planning for Healthcare in Retirement

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
*** RSVP is requested. Please call 941-952-1188 or email Kelly.Holleran@lpl.com*** With more baby boomers retiring and life expectancies increasing, health-care costs in retirement are consuming a … read more

Computer Basics

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, April 26, 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 Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, April 27, 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

Wind Sock Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, April 27, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Your windsock will flutter in the breeze after you add your colorful streamers! 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, April 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

Social Security Crash Course – Preparing for Your Retirement

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, April 27, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
*** RSVP is requested. Please call 941-952-1188 or email Kelly.Holleran@lpl.com*** Social Security is a critical component of retirement planning. It can be overwhelming and potentially very … read more

Teen Advisory Group

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, April 27, 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

Movie Poster Matching Contest

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Ready for something REELy fun?  Visit the DeKalb Public Library for a short, but fun movie-themed activity. Match several descriptions to movie posters on display. One lucky participant, with all … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Monday, May 1, 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, May 1, 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, May 1, 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, May 1, 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, May 2, 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

Floating Jellyfish Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Choose streamers to add to your jellyfish for an “under the sea” craft! 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, May 2, 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, May 2, 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, May 2, 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 TinkerCad: Design a Cell Phone Holder

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Take the basic skills that you’ve learned in our “Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad” class and use them to modify a basic cellphone holder to fit your phone. Personalize it! The holders will … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 3, 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, May 3, 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, May 3, 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 Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 3, 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

Floating Jellyfish Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Choose streamers to add to your jellyfish for an “under the sea” craft! 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, May 3, 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

Magic Muffins Book Discussion

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tweens discuss favorite books and graphic novels. Bring your favorite to share with the group! FOR AGES 10-14. No registration is required! For additional information, please contact Susan at … read more

Excel Formulas Class

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In this class, we will teach you basic Excel formulas. One useful function of Excel is to perform calculations based on the numbers within the data entered in the spreadsheet. Instead of using a … read more

4-C Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, May 4, 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

Arduino I: What is Arduino?

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, May 4, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Thursdays, May 4, 11, and 18 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. and are intended to be taken as an entire course. You will register for the entire course … read more

CD Fish Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, May 4, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Add jewels and stickers to make your fish sparkle! 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, May 4, 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

DeKalb Middle Schools Present “Beauty and the Beast” Jr.

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, May 4, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Come one, come all to a preview performance of the middle school musical!  This year the DeKalb middle schools will be presenting “Beauty and the Beast Jr." May 19-21. Come get a sneak peak at what … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, May 4, 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

Excel Formulas

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, May 4, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In this class, we will teach you basic Excel formulas. One useful function of Excel is to perform calculations based on the numbers within the data entered in the spreadsheet. Instead of using a … read more

Arduino Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Friday, May 5, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 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

Artigras: NIU Student Choreographic Showcase

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, May 6, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Artigras paints the library! The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will present choreography excerpts from their Student Choreographic Showcase. These professional-level dancers will explain and … read more

Homeschool Happenings: Under the Sea

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, May 8, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Explore life in the oceans with stories, crafts, and activities!  We’ll make several things to take home.  Please wear clothes that can get a little messy. Everyone is welcome to attend and … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, May 8, 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, May 8, 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, May 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The General Book Club meets to discuss The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones. One late spring evening in 1912, in the kitchens at Sterne, preparations begin for an elegant supper party in honor of … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 9, 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

“You are my Sunshine” Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Make a sunshiny Mother's Day card! 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, May 9, 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

3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:30 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 Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 9, 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, May 9, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  A certified therapy dog, Gracie, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, visits the library to listen to children read! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 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

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 10, 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:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 10, 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, May 10, 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, May 10, 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

“You are my Sunshine” Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Make a sunshiny Mother's Day card! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Magic Muffins Activity – CANCELLED

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This program has been cancelled read more

Basic Photo Editing Class

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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, May 10, 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

4-C Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, May 11, 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

Hand Print Flower Bouquet Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, May 11, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Put together a bouquet of flowers presented with your own hand print! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Arduino II: Basic Programming

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, May 11, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Thursdays, May 4, 11, and 18 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. and are intended to be taken as an entire course. You will register for the entire course … read more

Cinematic Teen Reads

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, May 11, 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

Basic Photo Editing Class

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, May 11, 2017
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

The Infamous History of the Radium Girls w/ NIU STEM Read

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Friday, May 12, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us for a free talk about a fascinating and forgotten history! With a mantra of lip...dip...paint, the dial-painters of Ottawa, Illinois were assured that their company’s radium-based paint … read more

3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Saturday, May 13, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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

Fairy Tales for Adults

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, May 13, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of storytelling! Ron Allison presents fairy tales for adults, which grew out of his long-standing love of European fairy tales and encounters with storytellers who opened up … read more

Crime Fiction Books Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, May 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This month we will be reading The Baker Street Jurors by Michael Robertson. A nation’s greatest sports hero has been accused of murder. The trial is approaching, and the public is clamoring - both … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, May 15, 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, May 15, 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, May 15, 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, May 16, 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

Spoon Flowers Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Your spoon flower will brighten up your room at home! 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, May 16, 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, May 16, 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, May 16, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  A certified therapy dog, Gracie, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, visits the library to listen to children read! Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 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

Advanced TinkerCad: Design a Fidget Spinner

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Want to try your hand at “making?” Want to be part of the latest craze sweeping the nation? In this class you’ll take your pick from a selection of Fidget Spinner templates. Expanding on the skills … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be reading The Baker Street Jurors by Michael Robertson. A nation’s greatest sports hero has been accused of murder. The trial is approaching, and the public is clamoring - both … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 17, 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:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 17, 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, May 17, 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, May 17, 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

Spoon Flowers Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Your spoon flower will brighten up your room at home! 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, May 17, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:30 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

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, May 17, 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

Flash Drives

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, May 17, 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

Music and Censorship

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
From the pettiness of religious bureaucrats to the destruction of musical instruments to the oppression of a political movement, censorship in the field of music has been with us over the ages. … read more

4-C Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, May 18, 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

Arduino III: Making w/ Arduino

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, May 18, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Thursdays, May 4, 11, and 18 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. and are intended to be taken as an entire course. You will register for the entire course … read more

Clothespin Hand Print Flowers Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, May 18, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sparkle up your handprint to make a pretty flower! 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, May 18, 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:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, May 18, 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

Computer Basics Class

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, May 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

Advanced TinkerCad: Design a Fidget Spinner

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Friday, May 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Want to try your hand at “making?” Want to be part of the latest craze sweeping the nation? In this class you’ll take your pick from a selection of Fidget Spinner templates. Expanding on the skills … read more

Arduino Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Friday, May 19, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 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

Snack on THIS! Healthy Foods w/ Hy-Vee

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, May 20, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hy-Vee dietician Lisa Brandt will be in the library to discuss healthy living and nutritious alternatives to unhealthy snack foods. Using youth books such as Kid’s First Cookbook by the American … read more

Homeschool Happenings: American Wars

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, May 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Learn about four American wars and how people of each time period lived. There will be crafts, games, and activities.  Come prepared to learn in an entertaining and engaging way! Everyone is … read more

Teacher in the Library

Location:YS Study Rooms

Monday, May 22, 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 w/ Princess Leia

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, May 22, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wear your pajamas and join Princess Leia for an evening of fun at the library! Leia will be available for pictures and one-minute visits with children. This program is FREE and open to all. No … read more

3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, May 22, 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, May 23, 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

Terrariums Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Add plants and even an insect to your own terrarium to take home! 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, May 23, 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

Advanced TinkerCad: Design a Fidget Spinner

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Want to try your hand at “making?” Want to be part of the latest craze sweeping the nation? In this class you’ll take your pick from a selection of Fidget Spinner templates. Expanding on the skills … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 23, 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, May 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

Book Buddies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 24, 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, May 24, 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, May 24, 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, May 24, 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

Terrariums Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Add plants and even an insect to your own terrarium to take home! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Advanced TinkerCad: Design a Fidget Spinner

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Want to try your hand at “making?” Want to be part of the latest craze sweeping the nation? In this class you’ll take your pick from a selection of Fidget Spinner templates. Expanding on the skills … read more

Basic Gardening

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Have you wanted to start a garden but weren’t sure where to begin? Or do you have a garden but have questions about what to grow or simply want to share your experiences with other gardeners? This … read more

Word I Class

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, May 24, 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

Magic Muffins Magazine – CANCELED

Location:YS Internet Computers

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This program has been canceled read more

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, May 25, 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

Advanced TinkerCad: Design a Fidget Spinner

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, May 25, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Want to try your hand at “making?” Want to be part of the latest craze sweeping the nation? In this class you’ll take your pick from a selection of Fidget Spinner templates. Expanding on the skills … read more

Arduino Open Lab

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, May 25, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 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 library to tinker … read more

Curvy Caterpillars Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, May 25, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Color your paper plate edge to design your own “Hungry Caterpillar!” 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, May 25, 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, May 25, 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 Class

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, May 25, 2017
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

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, May 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Off the Beaten Path Book Club meets for the first time in its new every fourth Thursday night slot! This month we will be discussing Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold. This book … read more

Advanced TinkerCad: Design a Fidget Spinner

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Saturday, May 27, 2017
10:30 am - 11:45 am
Want to try your hand at “making?” Want to be part of the latest craze sweeping the nation? In this class you’ll take your pick from a selection of Fidget Spinner templates. Expanding on the skills … read more

An Immigrant’s Song, The Celtic Influx

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, May 27, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join us for an entertaining event with performer Barry Cloyd! This program begins in the ancient days of the Celtic people and follows their migration across Europe to what eventually became their … read more

Closed for Memorial Day

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Monday, May 29, 2017
The library will be closed for Memorial Day. Have safe and relaxing holiday! read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 30, 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

Rainbow Elephant Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Add tissue to make a  colorful elephant 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, May 30, 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, May 30, 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, May 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

Advanced TinkerCad: Design a Cell Phone Holder

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Take the basic skills that you’ve learned in our “Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCad” class and use them to modify a basic cellphone holder to fit your phone. Personalize it! The holders will … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 31, 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:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 31, 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, May 31, 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, May 31, 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

Rainbow Elephant Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Add tissue to make a colorful elephant collage! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Excel I Class

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, May 31, 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

4-C Bebes y Libros – CANCELLED

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 1, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
This program has been cancelled. It will return on Thursday, June 8 read more

Stand-up Giraffe Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 1, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Have fun adding spots to your loooooong necked giraffes! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 1, 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

Excel II

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, June 1, 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

Homeschool Happenings Picnic

Location:Haish Courtyard

Monday, June 5, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Celebrate the end of a school year with a beach-themed picnic! Bring your own picnic lunch and blanket to the terrace of the Haish library building.  There will be games, stories, and crafts.  In the … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Monday, June 5, 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

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 5, 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, June 5, 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, June 6, 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

Snakes and Squares Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Have sssssome fun adding ssssquares to your sssssnake! 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, June 6, 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

Summer Reading Kick-off: Balloons w/ Resource Bank

Location:Main Lobby

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading with Resource Bank!  Local bank managers will be handing out FREE balloons in the library lobby to children registering for summer reading.  Stop by any time … read more

Advanced TinkerCad: Design a Fidget Spinner

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Want to try your hand at “making?” Want to be part of the latest craze sweeping the nation? In this class you’ll take your pick from a selection of Fidget Spinner templates. Expanding on the skills … read more

4-C Fun w/ Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 6, 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, June 6, 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, June 6, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This month we will be discussing Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, June 7, 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, June 7, 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, June 7, 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, June 7, 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

Paper Airplanes

Location:Teen Room/Lobby Balcony

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Have you been yearning to throw a paper airplane off our lobby balcony? Here’s your chance! The library will supply a variety of guides that can be used to fold the perfect paper airplane. You’re … read more

Snakes and Squares Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Have sssssome fun adding ssssquares to your sssssnake! 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, June 7, 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

Introduction to Power Point

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Power Point is presentation software that is part of Microsoft Office. Educators and students often use it to teach something or show what they have learned. Power Point can also be used to make a … read more

4-C Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 8, 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

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, June 8, 2017
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

Story Time @ Panera

Location:Panera Bread

Thursday, June 8, 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

Sides and Salads @ the Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, June 8, 2017
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Quick, easy, and healthy! That’s what summer eating can be all about with the right techniques and ingredients! Hy-Vee dietician Lisa Brandt stops by the Farmers’ Market to give us a taste of … read more

Your Write

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, June 8, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Create a world. Work on developing characters and plots. Complete your story by the end of summer! This FREE program is intended for teens in grades 9-12. Laptops and flash drives will be provided … read more

Cereal Box Puzzle Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 8, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
After you design your pattern, cut out the box picture to create a puzzle.  Make it hard or easy! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Arduino I: What is Arduino?

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, June 8, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Thursdays, June 8, 15, and 22 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. and are intended to be taken as an entire course. You will register for the entire course … read more

Stone Soup Shakespeare Presents Julius Caesar @ Huntley Park

Location:Huntley Park

Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 am
Stone Soup Shakespeare tackles tragedy with a new production of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s famous work about power, loyalty, and the cost of idealism. The play chronicles the events leading to … read more

Power Point II

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you familiar with the basics of Power Point or have you attended the first Power Point class? Power Point II will build on some of the basic skills of Power Point. Topics will include a focus on … read more

’80s Movies: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Location:Teen Room

Friday, June 9, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teens are welcome to join us for a viewing the popular ‘80s movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of … read more

Printers Row Lit Fest Trip w/ the Friends

Location:Pick-up at DeKalb Public Library, NIU Campus, and Fox Valley

Saturday, June 10, 2017
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
The Friends of the DeKalb Public Library, The Friends of the University Libraries, and the Friends of the NIU Art Museum are co-sponsoring a trip to Chicago’s Printers Row Lit Fest! This celebration … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 12, 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, June 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The General Book Club meets to discuss Helen Macdonald’s book H is for Hawk. The author, an experienced falconer, copes with the death of her father by adopting and raising a young goshawk that … read more

3D Design w/ TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, June 12, 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, June 13, 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

Photo Frame Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Decorate your popsicle frame to give to Dad! 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, June 13, 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, June 13, 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

Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for an amazing stage show like none other!  We’ve all seen science shows, and we’ve all seen comedy shows – but rarely a combination of the two.  This show is insanely unique and … read more

Magic Muffins Activity

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Play with your food! Make and take home a cheeseburger or hot fudge sundae key chain made from Perler beads. This program is FREE and intended for tweens. Register now, as space is limited! For … read more

Advanced TinkerCad: Design a Fidget Spinner

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Want to try your hand at “making?” Want to be part of the latest craze sweeping the nation? In this class you’ll take your pick from a selection of Fidget Spinner templates. Expanding on the skills … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, June 14, 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, June 14, 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, June 14, 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, June 14, 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

Photo Frame Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Decorate your popsicle frame to give to Dad! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Summer English Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learning a language can be difficult, but it’s easier when you practice! Join us for basic and intermediate conversations with others who are learning English as a second (or third, or fourth) … read more

TinkerCad Minecraft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Learn how to design things for Minecraft using TinkerCad, a free, web-based 3D design program. The library will supply the computers, you supply the imagination! This class is for ages 8+ and we … read more

Excel Formulas

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
In this class, we will teach you basic Excel formulas. One useful function of Excel is to perform calculations based on the numbers within the data entered in the spreadsheet. Instead of using a … read more

DKPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 14, 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

4-C Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 15, 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

Your Write

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, June 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Create a world. Work on developing characters and plots. Complete your story by the end of summer! This FREE program is intended for teens in grades 9-12. Laptops and flash drives will be provided … read more

Movie Showing: Moana

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, June 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Want to see a movie full of heart and humor?  Come see Moana, an epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, Moana meets the once mighty … read more

Arduino II: Basic Programming

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, June 15, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Thursdays, June 8, 15, and 22 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. and are intended to be taken as an entire course. You will register for the entire course … read more

Celery-Stamped Fish Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 15, 2017
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Pieces of celery make great art tools!  We will have many colors available to design a colorful fish! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 15, 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

Computer Basics

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, June 15, 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

Open Studio

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Friday, June 16, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Looking to practice your TinkerCAD skills or exercise some of that Arduino Knowledge you’ve learned? Or maybe you just want to ask our Makers for help or advice on a project that you’re planning. Our … read more

Jacob Haish Dedication Ceremony

Location:Haish Courtyard

Saturday, June 17, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association (DAAHA) will dedicate during a State of Illinois historical marker recognizing an example of local agricultural innovation that has had national impact … read more

Glow-in-the-Dark Juggling

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, June 17, 2017
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
In this top-notch act, Troy Roark of Elsenpeter Productions uses black light and UV technology to deliver a show filled with juggling, music, magic, and comedy that is truly Space Age! This … read more

Music for Toddlers

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Monday, June 19, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Music stimulates all senses and engages each and every one of us on many levels. Join music therapist Angie Carter for a morning of musical developmental activities and bonding time between little … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, June 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This month we will be reading Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta. When Bish Ortley, a suspended cop, receives word that a bus carrying his daughter has been bombed, he rushes to … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 19, 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, June 19, 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

Danny Santos Folk Music Concert

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Monday, June 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Singer/songwriter Danny Santos melds the inspiration of his Chicano heritage, a musical legacy ranging from Hank Williams to the Beatles, and a Texas-sized determination to create a unique mix of … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 20, 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

Paper Plate Cars Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Your car will be ready to zoom off after you add the paper pieces! 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, June 20, 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

Breakout DeKalb

Location:Teen Study Rooms

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Can YOU breakout of a study room? Get your friends together and solve puzzles to break out of your room and get a prize! There is a limit of 8 participants (two study rooms with four people each), … read more

Advanced TinkerCad: Design a Fidget Spinner

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Want to try your hand at “making?” Want to be part of the latest craze sweeping the nation? In this class you’ll take your pick from a selection of Fidget Spinner templates. Expanding on the skills … read more

4-C Fun w/ Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 20, 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

Scrapbooking @ the Library

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bring your paper crafting supplies to work on your projects and get to know other local scrapbookers. A Cricut will be available for use during this program! This program is FREE and intended for … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 20, 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

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be reading Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta. When Bish Ortley, a suspended cop, receives word that a bus carrying his daughter has been bombed, he rushes to … read more

Magical Theatricals: Actors’ Workshop

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tweens can create and embody original characters in this acting workshop! This program is intended for tweens in grades 5-8. No registration is required! For additional information, please … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, June 21, 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, June 21, 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, June 21, 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, June 21, 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

Paper Plate Cars Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Your car will be ready to zoom off after you add the paper pieces! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Balloon-Powered Cars

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Using basic materials such as cardboard, straws, water bottles, and bamboo skewers, we’ll design and build cars propelled by air! This program is intended for tweens and teens entering grades … read more

Summer English Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learning a language can be difficult, but it’s easier when you practice! Join us for basic and intermediate conversations with others who are learning English as a second (or third, or fourth) … read more

Anime & Manga Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teens and tweens are invited to join the new Anime/Manga Club for veteran otaku or newbie weaboos! Watch and discuss anime and participate in a few fun activities. Do you like Sailor Moon and … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 21, 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

Basic Computer Skills: Cutting and Pasting

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, June 21, 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

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, June 22, 2017
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

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 22, 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

Magic Show!

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, June 22, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Amazing Tim Adamz the Magician will perform at the DeKalb Public Library!  This crazy and funny performer has been named one of America’s top magicians.  The Amazing Tim will perform an … read more

Your Write

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, June 22, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Create a world. Work on developing characters and plots. Complete your story by the end of summer! This FREE program is intended for teens in grades 9-12. Laptops and flash drives will be provided … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Thursday, June 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Miller loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Miller, a Golden Retriever, visits the library to listen to children read. Children may register at the Youth Reference Desk for a 10 minute … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Thursday, June 22, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog, Gracie Allen, a Papillion/Chihuahua mix, visits the library to listen to children read. Children may register at the Youth Reference … read more

Magic Hats Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 22, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Your dazzling magic hat will be fun to wear! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Arduino III: Making w/ Arduino

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, June 22, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Thursdays, June 8, 15, and 22 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. and are intended to be taken as an entire course. You will register for the entire course … read more

Files and Folders

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, June 22, 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

Teen Advisory Group

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, June 22, 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

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, June 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be discussing The Dark Door by Kate Wilhelm. This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the world from … read more

’80s Movies: The Sandlot

Location:Teen Room

Friday, June 23, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teens are welcome to join us for a viewing the popular ‘80s movie The Sandlot! When Scottie Smalls moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at … read more

Lego Club

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 26, 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

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, June 26, 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, June 26, 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, June 27, 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

Patriotic Windsock Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
The Red, White, and Blue will wave in the breeze to help you celebrate the 4th of July! 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, June 27, 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, June 27, 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, June 27, 2017
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 children read. Children may register at the Youth Reference … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 27, 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 Magazine

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 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

Advanced TinkerCad: Design a Fidget Spinner

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Want to try your hand at “making?” Want to be part of the latest craze sweeping the nation? In this class you’ll take your pick from a selection of Fidget Spinner templates. Expanding on the skills … read more

Book Buddies

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, June 28, 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, June 28, 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, June 28, 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, June 28, 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

Patriotic Windsock Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
The Red, White, and Blue will wave in the breeze to help you celebrate the 4th of July! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Summer English Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learning a language can be difficult, but it’s easier when you practice! Join us for basic and intermediate conversations with others who are learning English as a second (or third, or fourth) … read more

Balloon-Powered Cars

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Using basic materials such as cardboard, straws, water bottles, and bamboo skewers, we’ll design and build cars propelled by air! This program is intended for ages 8 and up. We will be using … read more

The FAQs of Autism for Parents & Caregivers

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Are you a parent or caregiver for a child or young adult on the autism spectrum? Join us for an informal informational session led by local service organizations. Representatives from BY YOUR SIDE – … read more

Excel I

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, June 28, 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

The Little Mermaid Visits the Library

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, June 29, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
You’ve seen her in the movies—now meet her in person!  A courageous, adventurous person with big dreams, the Little Mermaid will visit the library before returning to her ocean home and seaside … read more

Your Write

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, June 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Create a world. Work on developing characters and plots. Complete your story by the end of summer! This FREE program is intended for teens in grades 9-12. Laptops and flash drives will be provided … read more

Stars and Stripes Chain Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, June 29, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Make a pattern of stars and stripes to help celebrate the 4th of July! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Excel Data Manipulation

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, June 29, 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

Open Mic Hour

Location:Teen Room

Friday, June 30, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you like to sing, act, or tell jokes? Do you have some music or original poem or fan fiction you would like to share? Bring it on! Content must be G-rated. Performances filmed upon … read more

Open Studio

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Friday, June 30, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Looking to practice your TinkerCAD skills or exercise some of that Arduino Knowledge you’ve learned? Or maybe you just want to ask our Makers for help or advice on a project that you’re planning. Our … read more

Fourth of July Tie Dye T-Shirts

Location:Haish Courtyard

Monday, July 3, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Make your Fourth of July pop by making your own holiday tie-dye tee shirt. This program is entirely FREE and intended for teens and tweens! Registration is required, as supplies are limited. … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 3, 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

Closed for Independence Day

Location:DeKalb Public Library

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
The library will be closed all day for the 4th of July holiday. Be happy, be safe! read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 5, 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:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 5, 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, July 5, 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, July 5, 2017
10:50 am - 11:20 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

Happy Plane Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Your plane will be happy to be up in the clouds! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Build a Coloring Robot!

Location:Teen Room

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Using markers, a storage container, a 9v battery and a motor, we’ll build a robot that will color everything in sight! Be ready to learn about DC voltage and wiring, as we’ll have to get everything … read more

Summer English Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learning a language can be difficult, but it’s easier when you practice! Join us for basic and intermediate conversations with others who are learning English as a second (or third, or fourth) … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 5, 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

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, July 6, 2017
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

4-C Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 6, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos al lenguaje y la música, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas básicas.  ¡Comparta tiempo con su bebe o niño pequeño y conozca otros … read more

BookCraft

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, July 6, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Get ready for a fun, interactive program based on Minecraft! This exciting new show presented by Brent Allan features magic, puppets, interactive games, comedy, and tons of audience participation. … read more

Your Write

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, July 6, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Create a world. Work on developing characters and plots. Complete your story by the end of summer! This FREE program is intended for teens in grades 9-12. Laptops and flash drives will be provided … read more

Fire-Breathing Dragon Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 6, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Make your dragon look fierce when you blow out flames! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR choices make the difference between utter defeat and … read more

85th Army Band Woodwind Quintet

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, July 6, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us as the 85th Army Band presents “Evolution.”  Come learn how the Army Band adapts to changing tastes in the modern world. Tap your toes to patriotic favorites like “Washington Post" then … read more

’80s Movies: The Goonies

Location:Teen Room

Friday, July 7, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teens are welcome to join us for a viewing the popular ‘80s movie The Goonies! When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find … read more

Three Little Pigs Performance

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, July 8, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Most people know the tale of the Three Little Pigs, but Improv Playhouse Theatre for Young Audiences' version has never been seen before! The wolf is out to invite his new neighbors to a community … read more

Homeschool Happenings: Felting with Esther’s Place

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 10, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Learn the art of felting using organic wool.  Make a sleeping cat with a little mouse friend! All materials included. This FREE program is intended for ages 5 and up. Children ages 5-6 should be … read more

TinkerCad Minecraft for Children

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, July 10, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn how to design things for Minecraft using TinkerCad, a free, web-based 3D design program. The library will supply the computers, you supply the imagination! This class is intended for … read more

Friends of the Library Meeting

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, July 10, 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

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 10, 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 with TinkerCAD

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, July 10, 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

General Book Club w/ Special Performance by Stagecoach

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Monday, July 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Little Women, the July selection for General Book Club, was chosen as a tie-in for the July Stagecoach Theatre production of Little Women the Broadway Musical. Preceding the book discussion, … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 11, 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

Pool Noodle Boats Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Decorate your sail so you can float your boat after story time! 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 11, 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

Advanced 3D Design with TinkerCAD: Fidget Spinners

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Want to try your hand at “making?” Want to be part of the latest craze sweeping the nation? In this class you’ll take your pick from a selection of Fidget Spinner templates. Expanding on the skills … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 11, 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, July 11, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Gracie Allen, a Papillon/Chihuahua mix, visits the library to listen to children read. Children may register at the Youth Services Desk … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 11, 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 Activity: Chalk Art

Location:Courtyard

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fool your friends with 3D sidewalk designs and learn simple and fun 3D chalk art techniques! This FREE program is intended for ages 10-14. Register now, as space is limited! Meet in the Main … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 12, 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:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 12, 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, July 12, 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, July 12, 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

Pool Noodle Boats Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Decorate your sail so you can float your boat after story time! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Summer English Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learning a language can be difficult, but it’s easier when you practice! Join us for basic and intermediate conversations with others who are learning English as a second (or third, or fourth) … read more

Balcony Egg Drop!

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Have you ever looked at the balcony that sits above our lobby and wondered what it would be like to drop an egg off of it? Well now is your chance! For the first half of the class we’ll design and … read more

Excel I

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, July 12, 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, July 12, 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

4-C Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 13, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos al lenguaje y la música, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas básicas.  ¡Comparta tiempo con su bebe o niño pequeño y conozca otros … read more

Movie Showing: LEGO Batman

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, July 13, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Want to see a movie full of LEGO action and humor?  Come see LEGO Batman!  In the movie, big changes are brewing in Gotham City, and a cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the Joker and his … read more

Your Write

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, July 13, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Create a world. Work on developing characters and plots. Complete your story by the end of summer! This FREE program is intended for teens in grades 9-12. Laptops and flash drives will be provided … read more

Movie Showing: LEGO Batman

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, July 13, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Want to see a movie full of LEGO action and humor?  Come see LEGO Batman!  In the movie, big changes are brewing in Gotham City, and a cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the Joker and his … read more

Garden Dragonflies Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 13, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Brighten up the wings of your dragonfly and let it flutter in the breeze! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Arduino I: What is Arduino?

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, July 13, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Thursdays, July 13, 20, and 27 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. and are intended to be taken as an entire course. You will register for the entire … read more

Get Excited About Science!

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Friday, July 14, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Using dramatic demonstrations, humor, music, and audience participation, Steve Belliveau explores basic ideas about various scientific concepts in this program, a perfect blend of teaching and … read more

Open Mic Hour

Location:Teen Room

Friday, July 14, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you like to sing, act, or tell jokes? Do you have some music or original poem or fan fiction you would like to share? Bring it on! Content must be G-rated. Performances filmed upon … read more

Stuffed Bunny Science Adventure with STEM Read

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 17, 2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Enjoy the third book in the Stuffed Bunny Science Adventure Series with author Gillian King-Cargile from NIU.  This fast-paced storybook, aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, explores … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Monday, July 17, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This month we will be reading These Honored Dead by Jonathan F. Putnam. Joshua Speed, the enterprising second son of a wealthy plantation owner, has struck off on his own. But before long, he … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 17, 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

TinkerCAD Minecraft

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, July 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn how to design things for Minecraft using TinkerCad, a free, web-based 3D design program. The library will supply the computers, you supply the imagination! This class is for ages 8 and up … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 18, 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

Horse Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Add paper and yarn to complete your own horse 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, July 18, 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

Introduction to 3D Design w/ TinkerCAD

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 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 Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 18, 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

Scrapbooking @ the Library

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bring your paper crafting supplies to work on your projects and get to know other local scrapbookers. A Cricut will be available for use during this program! This program is FREE and intended for … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 18, 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

Magical Theatricals: Actors’ Workshop

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tweens can create and embody original characters in this acting workshop! This program is intended for tweens in grades 5-8. No registration is required! For additional information, please … read more

Crime Fiction Book Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be reading These Honored Dead by Jonathan F. Putnam. Joshua Speed, the enterprising second son of a wealthy plantation owner, has struck off on his own. But before long, he … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 19, 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:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 19, 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, July 19, 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, July 19, 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

Horse Collage Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Add paper and yarn to complete your own horse collage! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

TinkerCAD Minecraft for Teens!

Location:Teen Room

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Learn how to design things for Minecraft using TinkerCad, a free, web-based 3D design program. The library will supply the computers, you supply the imagination! Flash drives will be provided to … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Velcro loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Velcro, a Border Collie, visits the library to listen to children read. Children may register at the Youth Services Desk for a 10-minute time … read more

Summer English Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learning a language can be difficult, but it’s easier when you practice! Join us for basic and intermediate conversations with others who are learning English as a second (or third, or fourth) … read more

Anime & Manga Club Rescheduled

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Anime & Manga Club has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Please join us then! We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. For additional … read more

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 19, 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:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, July 19, 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

Farmers’ Market

Location:Van Buer Plaza

Thursday, July 20, 2017
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

4-C Bebes y Libros

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 20, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos al lenguaje y la música, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas básicas.  ¡Comparta tiempo con su bebe o niño pequeño y conozca otros … read more

Crosstown Exotic Reptile Show

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, July 20, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crosstown Exotics’ traveling reptile show allows audiences to interact with various reptiles, invertebrates, and amphibians. Enjoy the opportunity for an up-close encounter! This program is … read more

Your Write

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, July 20, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Create a world. Work on developing characters and plots. Complete your story by the end of summer! This FREE program is intended for teens in grades 9-12. Laptops and flash drives will be provided … read more

Crosstown Exotic Reptile Show

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, July 20, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Crosstown Exotics’ traveling reptile show allows audiences to interact with various reptiles, invertebrates, and amphibians. Enjoy the opportunity for an up-close encounter! This program is … read more

Hooty Owl Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 20, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Transform a paper tube into an owl with character! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Arduino II: Basic Programming

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, July 20, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Thursdays, July 13, 20, and 27 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. and are intended to be taken as an entire course. You will register for the entire … read more

Adventure @ Your Library

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adventure @ Your Library is DeKalb Public Library's own tabletop role-playing group for teens. Join us for an adventure game where YOUR choices make the difference between utter defeat and … read more

Music for Toddlers

Location:Story & Activity Room

Friday, July 21, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Music stimulates all our senses and engages us on many levels.  Join music therapist Angie Carter for a morning of musical developmental activities for children and their caregivers. This event is … read more

’80 Movie: Gremlins

Location:Teen Room

Friday, July 21, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teens are welcome to join us for a viewing the popular ‘80s movie Gremlins! A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently … read more

Seed Saving Workshop

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Do you like to garden but don't like spending the money to buy seeds or plants each year? Then come to the first of our seed-saving classes! There will be discussions and demonstrations about how to … read more

Blood Drive w/ Heartland Blood Center

Location:Library Parking Lot

Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The library is teaming up once again with Heartland Blood Center to help save lives this summer! All donors will receive a Target gift card and students ages 17-21 can enter the Students Saving Lives … read more

Lizzie Borden Program CANCELED

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Saturday, July 22, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Unfortunately "Lizzie Borden and the Borden Murders" has been canceled. The program will be rescheduled for the fall. For additional information, or if you have any questions, please contact … read more

Music for Toddlers

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 24, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Music stimulates all our senses and engages us on many levels.  Join music therapist Angie Carter for a morning of musical developmental activities for children and their caregivers. This event is … read more

LEGO Club

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 24, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LEGO Club is open to all school-age children and their siblings.  Our target audience is grades K-5, but we recognize that some younger siblings may tag along.  This is fine, just please be aware … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 24, 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 with TinkerCAD

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, July 24, 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, July 25, 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

Friendly Ant Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
We will use colorful paper to make our Friendly Ants! 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 25, 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

Crosstown Exotic Bug Show

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Crosstown Exotics’ new bug show dives into the creepy-crawly world of insects and arachnids. See some of the planet's largest and strangest bugs up close! This program is sponsored by the Friends … read more

Advanced 3D design with TinkeCAD: Fidget Spinners!

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Want to try your hand at “making?” Want to be part of the latest craze sweeping the nation? In this class you’ll take your pick from a selection of Fidget Spinner templates. Expanding on the skills … read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Miller loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Miller, a Golden Retriever, visits the library to listen to children read. Children may register at the Youth Services Desk for a 10-minute … read more

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 25, 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, July 25, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gracie Allen loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Gracie Allen, a Papillon/Chihuahua mix, visits the library to listen to children read. Children may register at the Youth Services Desk … read more

Pokémon League

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, July 25, 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 Magazine

Location:Youth Services Computer Area

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join other area tweens in creating your very own, self-created magazine! Bring in ideas for poems, stories, comic strips, drawings, fan fiction or fake news articles. We provide computers and writing … read more

Book Babies

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 26, 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:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 26, 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, July 26, 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, July 26, 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

Friendly Ant Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am
We will use colorful paper to make our Friendly Ants! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Read to Rover

Location:Children's Department

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Velcro loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Velcro, a Border Collie, visits the library to listen to children read. Children may register at the Youth Services Desk for a 10-minute time … read more

Summer English Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learning a language can be difficult, but it’s easier when you practice! Join us for basic and intermediate conversations with others who are learning English as a second (or third, or fourth) … read more

Balloon-Powered Cars!

Location:Yusanas Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Using basic materials such as cardboard, straws, water bottles, and bamboo skewers, we’ll design and build cars propelled by air! We will also be using scissors and nails during the construction of … read more

Anime & Manga Club

Location:Zimmerman Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Anime/Manga Club finally gets to a (sort of) more serious anime. Join us in watching the cult classic, Soul Eater, where people transform into witch-fighting weapons. At this month's meeting, … read more

Introduction to PowerPoint

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Wednesday, July 26, 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 Parent & Child Playgroup

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 27, 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

Batgirl Visits the Library

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, July 27, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meet Batgirl!  Taking a brief break from crime-fighting, Batgirl is coming all the way from Gotham City to present a delightful story time.  While here, she will read a story, visit with children, … read more

Your Write

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, July 27, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Create a world. Work on developing characters and plots. Complete your story by the end of summer! This FREE program is intended for teens in grades 9-12. Laptops and flash drives will be provided … read more

Batgirl Visits the Library

Location:Yusunas Meeting Room

Thursday, July 27, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Meet Batgirl!  Taking a brief break from crime-fighting, Batgirl is coming all the way from Gotham City to present a delightful story time.  While here, she will read a story, visit with children, … read more

Butterfly Magnets Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Thursday, July 27, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Add decorations to your monarch and let it fly in your window at home! For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 read more

Arduino III: Making w/ Arduino

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Thursday, July 27, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welcome to Arduino! The following classes will be held on Thursdays, July 13, 20, and 27 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. and are intended to be taken as an entire course. You will register for the entire … read more

Teen Advisory Group

Location:Teen Room

Thursday, July 27, 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

Off the Beaten Path Book Club

Location:Bilder Family Meeting Room

Thursday, July 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month we will be discussing The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson. This book group focuses on the strange, the weird, and the uncanny--stories that seem a bit askew, and look at the … read more

Open Mic Hour

Location:Teen Room

Friday, July 28, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you like to sing, act, or tell jokes? Do you have some music or original poem or fan fiction you would like to share? Bring it on! Content must be G-rated. Performances filmed upon … read more

Bedtime Stories

Location:Story & Activity Room

Monday, July 31, 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

Advanced 3D Design with TinkerCAD: Fidget Spinners!

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Monday, July 31, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Want to try your hand at “making?” Want to be part of the latest craze sweeping the nation? In this class you’ll take your pick from a selection of Fidget Spinner templates. Expanding on the skills … read more

Little Learners

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 1, 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

Cat Mask Craft

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Add whiskers and a decorate your mask for a “meowing” good time! 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 1, 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

Introduction to TinkerCad

Location:Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 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 Fun with Your Little One

Location:Story & Activity Room

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm