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August 2020

Virtual Event: A Soldier’s Footsteps Through World War II

Friday August 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Local author, Marti Brown, assembled her father’s scrapbooks and over 300 letters sent to family members during World War II and compiled these artifacts into a book entitled From Cornfield to Battlefield: A Young Farmer’s Journey Through World War II. These letters capture her father’s experience as a student at the University of Illinois at the start of the war. Join us virtually as Marti presents “A Soldier’s Footsteps Through World War II.” Graduating as a commissioned officer in 1942…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday August 19 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Silhouettes and Caricatures at the Park

Saturday August 22 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mary Ellen Nilles visits Huntley Park to give a brief summary on the history of creating caricatures and silhouettes. She will demonstrate the process for each on willing participants in front of an audience. Mary Ellen has a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a Master’s of Art in teaching, secondary visual arts. She has been drawing caricatures professionally since 1986 and cutting silhouettes for nearly 30 years. Mary Ellen will create caricatures or silhouettes for…

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Virtual Event: From Parlor to Politics, Women’s Fight for the Right to Vote

Wednesday August 26 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a virtual presentation on women’s suffrage in America. This virtual event outlines the astonishing history of the vision, courage, strategic planning, networking and tenacity demonstrated to win the 72-year battle for women’s political, social and legal equality. Learn of the conditions governing 19th century women’s lives and what provoked them into organization and revolution for women’s right to vote. As the story and the disturbing circumstances are revealed you will hear moving passages from the speeches of…

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Virtual Workshop: Hiring Made Simple for Area Businesses

Thursday August 27 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you own a business in the DeKalb area? Are you always looking for ready employees near you? Do you find hiring expensive or time consuming? Come learn about a new local resource that easily connects job-seekers with employers in the DeKalb area. Participants will learn about new ways to find ready and qualified candidates for entry level and part time positions in their business. Participants will also get a chance to compare the cost of hiring and learn of…

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September 2020

Fairy Tales for Adults in the Park

Saturday September 5 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ron Allison returns with another installment of Fairy Tales for Adults. He will be telling Grimm tales, The Blue Light and Rumpelstiltskin, and a Norwegian tale, The Giant Who Had No Heart, with a discussion following each. Mr. Allison’s approach grew out of his long-standing love of European fairy tales and encounters with storytellers who opened up the possibilities of using fairy tales for self-examination among adult audiences. Much like dream analysis, this approach posits the possibility of viewing the…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday September 16 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Virtual Event: Work/Life Balance

Wednesday September 16 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Managing your own self-care by finding work life balance can lead to a more relaxed, fulfilling life. In this virtual workshop learn several strategies to a better balance. Emily Dienst is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), and has a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University. She is employed at Northwestern Medicine in Sycamore, Illinois, where she has worked for the past eight years in their outpatient Behavioral Health division. In addition…

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Virtual Event: Mind Game – Perception Deception

Saturday September 19 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Our brain decides how we perceive everything around us. It finds patterns and solves problems efficiently, except for when it lies to us. In this engaging, virtual program William Pack explores the real science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don’t exist. You’ll experience how optical illusions work, why people fall for scams, and how our daily choices are influenced, including how we are wired to believe fake news. William will also give the…

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Virtual Workshop: Mindful Eating

Wednesday September 23 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Mindfulness is bringing full attention and awareness to one’s experience. It is about  being in the moment without judgement. In this virtual program, you will learn how mindful eating uses the senses to increase awareness regarding food choices and elevates the experience of eating. It helps us become aware of thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations related to eating to better read our body’s cues for hunger and satiety. This virtual program is provided in partnership with Northwestern Medicine. Wellness Nurse…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday September 30 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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October 2020

Virtual Workshop: Defining Age, an Exploration of Joyful Aging

Friday October 2 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This virtual, interactive workshop is for adults ages 50 and up. Time is devoted to sharing stories, ideas and exploring the wisdom of becoming an elder. Participants gain inspiration and tools to use in their lives. Some of the workshops spotlights include finding joy in our lives, moving more, redefining your language, what makes you happy, discovering your gifts and learning how to use them. Come with us and explore creative ways to walk the second half of your life!…

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Professional Family Photos

Saturday October 3 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Autumn is a beautiful time of the year to gather the family and take a photo that will last a lifetime. The library is offering free 15-minute time slots with a professional photographer for patrons to get 3-5 quality family photos taken. Photographer Jesus Galindo will take a variety of photos, both in the library’s main lobby and in the library’s courtyard, and email them to you a few days after the program. You can download and use them in…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday October 7 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Virtual Workshop: Getting to Know Me, Enneagram Insights

Thursday October 8 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Enne-A-What? Join us for a virtual, thought-provoking introduction to the popular Enneagram Personality Types. Explore the 9 basic Enneagram types, and discover their use for individual growth, improving relationships, and more open communication. Presenters Henrieta Ribeiro and Maryanne Kyle of Intentional Energy 3, invite you to begin a conversation on the patterns of our behavior using the Enneagram. Maryanne Kyle is a national speaker, facilitator, trainer and writer with over 40 years of experience. Her lively and interactive seminars are…

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Virtual Event: Lincoln on Slavery, Emancipation, and Equality

Saturday October 10 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this virtual performance President Lincoln (Kevin Wood) shares his ever-evolving perspectives on the subjects of slavery, emancipation, and equality, including the relationship between the races during his times Kevin Wood, currently of Oak Park, Illinois (Chicago area), portrays President Abraham Lincoln, one of our nation's most beloved and esteemed historical figures.  He has made appearances at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Lincoln Heritage Museum, the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, and Lincoln's Festival on Route 66,…

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Virtual Event: Billy Joel, the Piano Man

Saturday October 17 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Though Billy Joel has not released a new rock album in over 27 years, he remains one of the world’s most popular live performers.  In this virtual event we’ll use performance and interview video clips to trace the arc of Billy’s career from his humble beginnings in Hicksville, NJ…to his slow rise to fame…to his long string of hits including “Just The Way You Are”, ”It’s Still Rock N Roll To Me”, ”Uptown Girl” and “River Of Dreams”…to his love…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday October 21 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Virtual Event: Inside the First Folio

Saturday October 24 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The First Folio was compiled by John Heminges and Henry Condell, two of Shakespeare’s fellow actors.  Without it, we would not today have half of Shakespeare’s plays.  Peter Garino will examine how the First Folio came to be, its importance to our knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare today, and how the Folio is used by actors today in crafting their performances.  A must-see for Shakespeare aficionados or those who simply wish to broaden their understanding of Shakespeare. Garino is a founding…

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November 2020

Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday November 4 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Virtual Event: When the Music Died, the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles Break-Up

Saturday November 7 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

It was 50 years ago in the spring/summer of 1970 that the Beatles called it quits.  Incredibly, it was only 6 years earlier that the Beatles exploded in America on the Ed Sullivan Show.   However, in that brief period they became - and remain - the world’s most iconic band thanks to a treasure chest of memorable songs and an uncanny ability to chart fresh musical direction with every new release. Using performance and interview clips we’ll explore the reasons…

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Virtual Event: Connections, Linking the Medieval Days to our Modern World

Saturday November 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In this virtual edu-tainment adventure, singer/songwriter/historian Barry Cloyd time-travels back to the days of knights and chivalry. Learn how the discoveries and inventions of that most misunderstood of time periods, the Middle Ages, have made a major impact on our lives today. Barry touches on many important periods of Middle Ages history and utilizes various musical instruments, both well-known and obscure to animate the period music in this program. You’ll never look at ancient history the same way again. While…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday November 18 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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December 2020

Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday December 2 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday December 16 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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