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April 2021

Activity Kits Available: Homeschool Happenings, Air Science

Tuesday April 20

Beginning April 20, air science kits for the Homeschool Happenings program on April 27 will be available on a first come, first served basis at the Children's Reference Desk in the library (while supplies last).  Each kit includes materials needed to perform the experiments that will be demonstrated live on Facebook at 10:00 a.m. on April 27. Click here to watch the virtual program on April 27. No registration is needed to attend the event, and it will be recorded…

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Book Club Kits Available: BARB Book Club

Tuesday April 20

Starting April 20, kits for the May 17 meeting of the BARB Book Club will become available for pickup in person or through curbside pickup. The BARB Book Club is a book club for readers in third through fifth grade. Read more about this program in the description of the related calendar event for May 17. This book club kit comes with a copy of the book Skunk & Badger, a snack, and a bookmark. You can register for the…

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Book Club Kits Available: Bookworm Barbs

Tuesday April 20

Starting April 20, kits for the May 17 meeting of Bookworm Barbs will become available for pickup in person or through curbside pickup. Bookworm Barbs is a book club for readers in Kindergarten through second grade. Read more about this program in the description of the related calendar event for May 17. This book club kit comes with a copy of the book Juana & Lucas, a snack, and a craft. You can register for the program online or when…

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Activity Kits Available: Farm Bureau Ag Bags, Soil

Friday April 23

Beginning April 23, soil-themed “Ag Bags” from the DeKalb County Farm Bureau will be available on a first come, first served basis in person or through curbside pick-up at the library (while supplies last). For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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May 2021

Activity Kits Available: Family Fun Science, Light-up Card Kit

Saturday May 8

Beginning May 8, light-up card kits for the Family Fun Science program on May 8 will be available on a first come, first served basis in person or through curbside pick-up at the library (while supplies last). Each kit includes supplies needed to create a light-up greeting card for a loved one. The Facebook Live event demonstrating how to use the kits will be recorded so you can watch it again later.  Click here to watch the virtual program starting…

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Virtual Concert: French Creole Music from the Illinois Country

Saturday May 15 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Fingers and bow flying, Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole take listeners on a musical odyssey not so different from his own musical and cultural education in Upper Louisiana Creole Culture. Taught to play fiddle by local Creole fiddlers Roy Boyer and Charlie Pashia in the tradition of their fathers, Dennis gradually became an adopted son of the French Midwest Creoles living along the Mississippi River south of St Louis, Missouri. A vibrant blend of Celtic, Canadian and Old Time sounds,…

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Activity Kits Available: Farm Bureau Ag Bags, Beef Cattle

Friday May 28

Beginning May 28, beef cattle-themed “Ag Bags” from the DeKalb County Farm Bureau will be available on a first come, first served basis in person or through curbside pick-up at the library (while supplies last). For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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