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Carol of the (Berim) Baus with Arcomusical

Main Lobby

They’re back! The library is delighted to host Projeto Arcomusical in an after-hours holiday concert open to the public.  The ensemble will play special arrangements of holiday music as well as original compositions for the audience in the library’s main lobby. Holiday snacks and refreshments will be provided while supplies last. Playing exclusively on the Afro-Brazilian instrument called the […]


Creative Writing: Tea for Tweens

Story & Activity Room

Bring your own laptop, Chromebook, or iPad to these twice per month sessions where you can “get creative.” We will provide some laptops, writing prompts, and art supplies. All your […]

CD Weaving

Teen Room

Learn the basics of weaving and make yourself a cool medallion using yarn and an old CD! This program is for ages 11-17. No registration is required. For more information, contact Susan at or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

The History of James Taylor and Carly Simon

Yusunas Meeting Room

In the early 1970’s the singer/songwriter ruled the radio. Carole King, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens…but the era’s ultimate power couple were husband and wife James Taylor and Carly Simon. Using performance and interview clips we’ll trace the arc of their careers from “Fire and Rain” and “You’re So Vain” to “Shower the People” […]

Library Board Meeting

Bilder Family Meeting Room

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 (815) 756-9568 or

Homeschool Happenings: Holiday Party

Story & Activity Room

Happy holidays from Homeschool Happenings! Join us for a nondenominational party featuring games and card making. Please bring a wrapped present (gently used, or new costing less than $5) for […]