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september, 2022

sat17sep11:00 AMsat3:00 PM11:00 AM - 3:00 PM 8 Countries in 1 Day

Event Details

It’s time to travel the world again! After an extended break due to the Covid-19 virus, the library is thrilled to bring back our 8 Countries in 1 Day event. Travel the globe without leaving DeKalb.

Gobble down smørrebrød in Denmark, build your own paper circuit constellations in Greece, play Congkak and Batu Seremban in Malaysia, learn how to make Mate in Uruguay, and much more. Other countries included will be Senegal, New Zealand, Laos, and the Czech Republic.

Stop by the welcome table to get your “luggage” and passport before your adventure begins. Visit every country, get your passport stamped, and enter for a chance to win one of many prizes. Bring canned food items to get additional raffle tickets.

The library welcomes back the Northern Illinois University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies and Latino Resource Center as partners. We our grateful for the addition of NIU International Affairs as a third partner!

Gather in the main lobby for big performances throughout the day!

  • 11:00 a.m.: You do Speak English, Don’t You? Cabaret-style Variety Show
  • 12:00 p.m.: Isan Music of Laos with Chamni Sripraram
  • 1:00 p.m.: Zowee E. Beach Story Time: Special Request

A big thanks goes out to our many sponsors who make this event possible: Meta, Friends of the DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb Kiwanis Club, WNIJ, Northern Illinois Federal Credit Union, DeKalb Confectionary, Orthodontic Experts, and There’s Fun in Store.

No registration is required to attend this free event. All are welcome!

For more information, please contact Samantha at [email protected] or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.



(Saturday) 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


DeKalb Public Library


Samantha Hathaway

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