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October 2020

DeKalb County Virtual Candidates’ Forum

Thursday October 1 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The DeKalb Public Library and the League of Women Voters of DeKalb County invite you to a virtual, public Candidates’ Forum being held on Zoom. As both the League and the Library are non-partisan organizations, candidates for each locally contested office on the November 3rd ballot will have the opportunity to speak. This forum will feature three DeKalb County offices (State’s Attorney, Coroner and Circuit Court Clerk). Coroner: Cat Brian Prescott (Democrat) and Dennis J. Miller (Republican incumbent). State’s Attorney:…

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Virtual Musical Mornings

Friday October 2 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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One event on October 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Music stimulates the senses and engages us on many levels. Join music therapist Angie Carter for a special morning of musical developmental activities. Click here to participate in this virtual program live on select Friday mornings. Past programs are also available for anyone to view on this Facebook page. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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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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Virtual Workshop: 3D Jack O’ Lantern

Friday October 2 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us as we learn to use the free, web-based 3D design software TinkerCAD to design our very own Jack ’o Lantern. After the class, we’ll 3D print your Jack o’ Lantern to be picked up in a few days. This class (and the 3D print!) is completely free. Participants need to be at least 12 years old (10 and 11-year-olds are welcome with an assisting accompanying adult). Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a…

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Virtual Jackbox Game Night for Adults

Friday October 2 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Grab your friends and mobile devices and come and play Jackbox Party Games! The Family-Friendly filter is off and the games are loaded with tons of fun! Make sure you have both a device to access Zoom and separate devices (like smart phones/tablets) to access a web browser to submit your answers during the games. Come play games like: Drawful, Quiplash, Fibbage, and more! This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a…

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Virtual Workshop: Creating Comics

Saturday October 3 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you love graphic novels and comics but you’re not sure how to start making them yourself? Join us for an 8-week virtual series with graphic novel author Aurelius Raines to learn how to turn your passion into a real book. Each session will be one hour and will take place over Zoom. Topics will include: designing your page, writing your script, composition/drafting, making word bubbles, and printing/publishing your comic. This program is aimed at adults but is also appropriate…

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Virtual Workshop: Logic Pro X Basics – CANCELLED

Saturday October 3 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Virtual Spooky Story Writing Workshop: Writing the Short Scary Story

Saturday October 3 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This is a creative writing workshop for adults where we will focus on crafting scary short stories. We will be looking at short works by Poe, Stephen King, HP Lovecraft and more! Make sure to have things to write with as we will be doing some fun writing exercises! This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into…

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Virtual Workshop: Beginner’s Chinese Calligraphy

Saturday October 3 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join local artist Jojo Liu in this virtual beginner’s Chinese calligraphy class, from the safety and comfort of your own home! In this class, Jojo will be teaching you the art of traditional Chinese calligraphy: how to hold a brush, write basic strokes, and write standing. Chinese calligraphy is one of the most traditional art forms in the world, truly representative of eastern art and culture. Jojo was taught and inspired by her grandfather to practice Chinese calligraphy from a…

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The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off

Monday October 5 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday and Friday, repeating until October 12, 2020

The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off is a combination for two great baking shows where people of all skill levels come together to have some fun and learn more about baking. During the competition, the host, Rachel, will post a challenge, a recipe, and tutorial videos every other week on our Just for Adults page. You’ll have 14 days to complete your bake. Library staff will judge the look for each bake and someone in your house will be your…

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Virtual Workshop: DIY Witch Cauldron

Monday October 5 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Looking for easy and fun Halloween crafts? Join us for Makers Monday for DIY witch cauldron bowl. Craft supplies can be located at your local craft store (newspaper, glue gun, duct tape). Additional materials will be accessible at the Tech Desk. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday October 5 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until October 26, 2020

Join us virtually to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. Anyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the Facebook group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group Monday night to watch the story time. Once you have been added to the group, you will…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Tuesday October 6 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

Join Mr. John for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use…

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Virtual Event: Madame CJ Walker and the Heritage of African American Philanthropy

Tuesday October 6 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman from Indiana University will speak about his new book and the long history of African American philanthropy in this virtual event. African Americans give at least $11 billion to nonprofits each year. Despite the toll that four centuries of slavery and discrimination have taken on black earnings, African Americans regardless of their economic status, have long given generously of their money and time. Please click here to register for this free, virtual event. This event is…

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Virtual Workshop: Download eBooks and Audio Books from Your Library

Tuesday October 6 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Did you know you can download free ebooks and audiobooks using your library card? Join us for a program that is designed to answer your questions and help you get up and running with Hoopla, Libby ebooks and Rbdigital audiobooks. An active library card in good standing is required. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and…

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Virtual Workshop: Facebook For Beginners

Tuesday October 6 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Need help navigating through Facebook? Join us Tuesday for beginners a social media guide. Bring any questions you many have. Attendees must have their own credentials. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes prior to the program, especially if you haven’t used Zoom before. Sign-up…

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Virtual Event: Art and Equality Panel Discussion

Tuesday October 6 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Art is a way to express feelings. Art can change peoples’ hearts. Art can motivate passionate activism within a community. DeKalb Public Library gathers artists together for a much-needed discussion for teens about how art in its various forms can overcome racial inequality. Our panelists will answer questions from the young women of “Teen Talk.” Tune in to be a part of the discussion. On the panel: Local business owner Jeff Foster feels motivated to provide studio space for young…

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Virtual Princess Story Time: Rapunzel

Wednesday October 7 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

DeKalb Public Library presents “Princess Story Time: an Interactive Facebook Live Event.” This week, we are pleased to welcome Rapunzel! Everyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group on Wednesday morning to watch the program. Attendees are automatically entered to win a 10-minute…

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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: Basic Photo Editing – CANCELLED

Wednesday October 7 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Virtual Workshop: DIY Halloween Terrariums

Wednesday October 7 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us as we design simple Halloween Terrariums made with material found at our local Dollar General. Patrons must have a glue gun and paintbrushes in order to complete this activity. All other materials will be available for pickup at the library a few days prior to the craft. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Thursday October 8 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

Join Ms. Laura for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use…

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Live Streamed Craft: Halloween Stick Puppets

Thursday October 8 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Miss Amanda live on Facebook for some virtual crafting fun! This week, she'll show you how to make Frankenstein’s monster and cute pumpkin stick puppets. Materials needed: Two Popsicle sticks Orange, green, purple, and black paper Markers Glue Scissors You can craft with us after requesting to join DKPL’s Crafty Corner Facebook group. For more information, please contact Julie at juliez@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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DeKalb County Virtual Candidates’ Forum

Thursday October 8 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The DeKalb Public Library and the League of Women Voters of DeKalb County invite you to a virtual, public Candidates’ Forum being held on Zoom. As both the League and the Library are non-partisan organizations, candidates for each locally contested office on the November 3rd ballot will have the opportunity to speak. This Forum will be for candidates to the DeKalb County Council. This Forum will also include Jeff Keicher and Paul Stoddard, candidates for House Representative to District 70,…

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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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The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off

Friday October 9 @ 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 AM on Monday and Friday, repeating until October 12, 2020

The Great DeKalbian Nailed It Bake-Off is a combination for two great baking shows where people of all skill levels come together to have some fun and learn more about baking. During the competition, the host, Rachel, will post a challenge, a recipe, and tutorial videos every other week on our Just for Adults page. You’ll have 14 days to complete your bake. Library staff will judge the look for each bake and someone in your house will be your…

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Virtual Workshop: 3D Pokeball

Friday October 9 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Are you a fan of the hit game series, Pokemon? If so, then this is the program for you! Now you can catch them all with your very own 3D Pokeball! Join us as we learn the free, web-based 3D design program TinkerCAD and design your own Pokeball. After class, the Pokeballs will be 3D printed and available for pick up in a few days to a few weeks dependent on printer availabilities. Please make sure you have a computer,…

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Virtual Workshop: Creating Comics

Saturday October 10 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you love graphic novels and comics but you’re not sure how to start making them yourself? Join us for an 8-week virtual series with graphic novel author Aurelius Raines to learn how to turn your passion into a real book. Each session will be one hour and will take place over Zoom. Topics will include: designing your page, writing your script, composition/drafting, making word bubbles, and printing/publishing your comic. This program is aimed at adults but is also appropriate…

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Virtual Resume Workshop

Saturday October 10 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Resumes are the first stepping stone to getting that job you’ve been thinking about applying to for awhile. The problem, however, is how do you present yourself in a way that convinces the employer they want to interview you? In this workshop we will address the basics of a resume (e.g. formatting, sections, time order) but also work on making sure our bullet points showcase our qualifications. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation…

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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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Homeschool Happenings: Science of Air

Monday October 12 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us as Homeschool Happenings explores the world of science! In this session, we'll use air to perform several experiments at home. Visit the library to pick up a bag with some materials, then join our Zoom meeting on October 12 so we can all experiment together. This event is intended for kids ages 5-15. Please register below. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link and a password to the Zoom meeting. For more information, please…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday October 12 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until October 26, 2020

Join us virtually to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. Anyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the Facebook group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group Monday night to watch the story time. Once you have been added to the group, you will…

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Virtual Creative Writing: Tea for Tweens

Monday October 12 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Miss Audra for a face-to-face creative writing session including writing prompts, and tips, for creating your best stories. All your creative projects can be added to Tea for Tweens magazine, written by, and for, DeKalb area students, ages 9-14. To be included in the magazine, send your finished creative writing or drawings to createdkpl@gmail.com. Registration is required. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into…

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Virtual Workshop: DIY Witch Cauldron

Monday October 12 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Looking for easy and fun Halloween crafts? Join us for Makers Monday for DIY witch cauldron bowl. Craft supplies can be located at your local craft store (newspaper, glue gun, duct tape). Additional materials will be accessible at the Tech Desk. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom…

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Virtual General Book Club

Monday October 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

It is time to brush up on your Plato. Join the General Book Club, virtually via Zoom, when we discuss Plato’s The Symposium. In the course of a lively drinking party, a group of Athenian intellectuals exchange views on eros, or desire. From their conversation emerges a series of subtle reflections on gender roles, sex in society and the sublimation of basic human instincts. The discussion culminates in a radical challenge to conventional views by Plato's mentor, Socrates, who advocates…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Tuesday October 13 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

Join Mr. John for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use…

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B.A.R.B. Virtual Book Club (Books Are Really Brilliant)

Tuesday October 13 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us for the B.A.R.B (Books Are Really Brilliant) book club! B.A.R.B. is a special place for 3rd-5th graders. We welcome all readers—those who love to read and those whose parents made them participate. (Parents, this would be a great enrichment activity during this crazy school year!) In October we'll be discussing Love, Sugar, Magic: A Dash of Trouble. Leo’s Mexican American, and her family owns a local panadería that bakes delicious treats, especially for Día de los Muertos. This isn’t…

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Virtual Workshop: Cyber Navigator

Tuesday October 13 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Need help with your phone, tablet or computer? We can help you create an email, use the internet, sign up for our library apps, and more. Please note that the Cyber Navigator can not help with issues involving sensitive personal data or device repair. Appointments are for 30 minutes. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and…

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Virtual Workshop: Introduction to Excel

Tuesday October 13 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Microsoft Excel is the business standard for spreadsheet programs and just plain useful to know. We’ll cover what a spreadsheet is, some things it can do, and how to do some basic functions and equations. This will primarily be a show and tell class where the instructor shows the audience some basics on the screen. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to…

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Virtual Adventure @ Your Library

Tuesday October 13 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a virtual Dungeons & Dragons adventure led by infamous DM White Hat. Be prepared to play by filling out your Character Sheet. Registration is required and space is limited. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting. You will also need to download the Zoom app to your device. This group is for youth ages 12 to 17. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815)…

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Virtual TED Talk, Dinner, and Discussion

Tuesday October 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

A new monthly event: TED Talk, Dinner and Discussion. This month’s topic is vulnerability. We will watch Brené Brown’s TED talk entitled “The Power of Vulnerability” and have a discussion following it. About the talk itself, how we can apply it to ourselves and our lives, and more.  Grab your dinner (or snack, or don’t) and join us on Zoom for this event. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link…

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Virtual Off The Beaten Path Book Club

Tuesday October 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month we will virtually be discussing The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold. The half-mad Prince Boleso has been slain by a noblewoman he had intended to defile -- and Lord Ingrey kin Wilfcliff must transport the body to its burial place and the accused killer, the Lady Ijada, to judgment. With the death of the old Hallow King imminent and the crown in play, the road they must travel together is a dangerous one. And though he is…

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Virtual Superhero Story Time: Wonder Woman

Wednesday October 14 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

DeKalb Public Library presents “Superhero Story Time: an Interactive Facebook Live Event.” This week, we are pleased to welcome Wonder Woman! Everyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group on Wednesday morning to watch the program. Attendees are automatically entered to win a…

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Virtual Workshop: Basic Photo Editing – CANCELLED

Wednesday October 14 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Virtual Stories at Home

Thursday October 15 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

Join Ms. Laura for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use…

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Live Streamed Craft: Fall Cat Painting

Thursday October 15 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Miss Julie live on Facebook for some virtual crafting fun! This week, she'll show you how to make a fall cat painting.  If you're worried about painting the cat and branches, never fear—we have a template for you, linked below. Materials needed: Template Heavy white paper or cardboard Yellow, orange, red, and black paint Scissors You can craft with us after requesting to join DKPL’s Crafty Corner Facebook group. For more information, please contact Julie at juliez@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext.…

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Virtual Hocus Pocus Kahoot

Thursday October 15 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Hocus Pocus lovers and trivia lovers! Think you know anything and everything about the movie? Come test your knowledge at our trivia night via Zoom. All you’ll need is access to a web browser for Kahoot! Trivia Night is a free event 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 to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to…

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Virtual Musical Mornings

Friday October 16 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Music stimulates the senses and engages us on many levels. Join music therapist Angie Carter for a special morning of musical developmental activities. Click here to participate in this virtual program live on select Friday mornings. Past programs are also available for anyone to view on this Facebook page. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Virtual Workshop: 3D Jack O’ Lantern

Friday October 16 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us as we learn to use the free, web-based 3D design software TinkerCAD to design our very own Jack ’o Lantern. After the class, we’ll 3D print your Jack o’ Lantern to be picked up in a few days. This class (and the 3D print!) is completely free. Participants need to be at least 12 years old (10 and 11-year-olds are welcome with an assisting accompanying adult). Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a…

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Virtual Jackbox Game Night for Adults

Friday October 16 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Grab your friends and mobile devices and come and play Jackbox Party Games! The Family-Friendly filter is off and the games are loaded with tons of fun! Make sure you have both a device to access Zoom and separate devices (like smart phones/tablets) to access a web browser to submit your answers during the games. Come play games like: Drawful, Quiplash, Fibbage, and more! This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a…

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Virtual Workshop: Creating Comics

Saturday October 17 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you love graphic novels and comics but you’re not sure how to start making them yourself? Join us for an 8-week virtual series with graphic novel author Aurelius Raines to learn how to turn your passion into a real book. Each session will be one hour and will take place over Zoom. Topics will include: designing your page, writing your script, composition/drafting, making word bubbles, and printing/publishing your comic. This program is aimed at adults but is also appropriate…

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Spooky Story Writing Workshop: Monsters, Creatures, and Ghouls

Saturday October 17 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This is a creative writing workshop for adults where we will focus on creating monsters, creatures, and all kinds of general ghouls. We will be looking at short works by Lovecraft, Shelley, Stevenson, Hill, and more! Make sure to  have things to write with as we will be doing some fun writing exercises! This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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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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Individual Resume Help

Saturday October 17 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you looking for help recreating your resume? Consider signing up to meet one on one with someone who is able to help you do just that. Slots are 30 minutes long. You can sign up by emailing reference@dkpl.org or calling (815) 756 9568 ext. 2150. These meetings are free and will take place over Zoom. Once you are signed up, the leader will reach out to you with your personal Zoom link, meeting ID, and password. For more information,…

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Virtual Crime Fiction Book Club

Monday October 19 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month we will virtually be discussing John Woman by Walter Mosley. At twelve years old, Cornelius Jones, the son of an Italian-American woman and a black man from Mississippi, secretly takes over his father’s job at a silent film theater in New York’s East Village—until the innocent scheme goes tragically wrong. Years later, his dying father imparts this piece of wisdom to Cornelius: The person who controls the narrative of history controls their own fate. Please register for this…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday October 19 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until October 26, 2020

Join us virtually to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. Anyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the Facebook group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group Monday night to watch the story time. Once you have been added to the group, you will…

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Virtual Workshop: DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath

Monday October 19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Looking for easy and fun Halloween crafts? Join us for Makers Monday with DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath. Craft supplies can be located at your local craft store (hot glue gun, black and white yarn, black sharpie marker). Additional materials will be accessible at the Tech Desk. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password…

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Virtual Boast or Roast Teen Book Discussion: Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Monday October 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Read or listen to a book nominated on this year’s Teens Top Ten list then grab a beverage and join a virtual book discussion boasting why it rocked or roasting why it reeked. Once you register for the program pick up a copy of the book, which is yours to keep, in the Teen Room while supplies last. The e-audiobook is also available to be downloaded to your device, with the hoopla app and your library card. Opposite of Always…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Tuesday October 20 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

Join Mr. John for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use…

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Virtual Workshop: Download eBooks and Audio Books from Your Library

Tuesday October 20 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Did you know you can download free eBooks and audio books using your library card? Join us for a program that is designed to answer your questions and help you get up and running with Hoopla, Libby ebooks and Rbdigital audio books. An active library card in good standing is required. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom…

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StoryCorps Connect Webinar: Recording Community Stories During COVID-19

Tuesday October 20 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Please join the DeKalb Public Library and national oral history project, StoryCorps, for a one-hour webinar about StoryCorps Connect, the organization's newest service developed in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. StoryCorps Connect offers a free platform for community members and families to connect and record conversations remotely to be preserved at the Library of Congress. This hour will feature stories, tips and best practices for recording a conversation of your own with a loved one. This webinar is free and open to…

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Virtual Crime Fiction Book Club

Tuesday October 20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month we will virtually be discussing John Woman by Walter Mosley. At twelve years old, Cornelius Jones, the son of an Italian-American woman and a black man from Mississippi, secretly takes over his father’s job at a silent film theater in New York’s East Village—until the innocent scheme goes tragically wrong. Years later, his dying father imparts this piece of wisdom to Cornelius: The person who controls the narrative of history controls their own fate. Please register for this…

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Virtual English Conversation Club

Tuesday October 20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learning a language is both fun and frustrating, 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, fourth, etc) language. Adult learners at any level are welcome. This club is FREE and you can attend as many sessions as you like! Join us on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link…

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Virtual Princess Story Time: Cinderella

Wednesday October 21 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

DeKalb Public Library presents “Princess Story Time: an Interactive Facebook Live Event.” This week, we are pleased to welcome Cinderella! Everyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group on Wednesday morning to watch the program. Attendees are automatically entered to win a 10-minute…

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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 Workshop: DIY Haunted Houses

Wednesday October 21 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join as we design a DIY Haunted House just in time for Halloween This easy to make craft uses materials purchased at the local craft store. Patrons must have a glue gun and paintbrushes in order to complete this activity. All other materials will be available for pickup at the library a few days prior to the craft. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Thursday October 22 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

Join Ms. Laura for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use…

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Live Streamed Craft: Popsicle Stick Jack-o’-Lantern

Thursday October 22 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Miss Amanda live on Facebook for some virtual crafting fun! This week, she'll show you how to make a jack-o'-lantern out of Popsicle sticks. Materials needed: Popsicle sticks Orange paint Black paper or paint Green pipe cleaner or construction paper You can craft with us after requesting to join DKPL’s Crafty Corner Facebook group. For more information, please contact Julie at juliez@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Virtual Art and Design: Fall Trees Sponge Painting

Thursday October 22 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Did you know you don't need a brush to make a beautiful autumn painting? Inspired by the beautiful colors of fall, we will paint a tree-centered landscape using canvas board, acrylic paint, cut-up sponges, and a straight edge found item. Led by Art Educator Christine Perkovich, who you may have had for either Art or Math if you went to a District 428 school. Registration is required to attend. Once registered, pick up your bag of art supplies at the…

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Virtual Horror Movie Opinion Night

Thursday October 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love horror movies? Do you have strong opinions on them? Or even small opinions? Join us as we complete together an opinion night full of questions like ‘Do you prefer gore or no gore?’ ‘Freddy or Jason?’ ‘Would you rather live out the Purge or the Conjuring?’ and more. All you’ll need is access to a web browser for Kahoot! Opinion Night is a free event for adults. You must be 18+ to attend. Please register for this…

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Virtual Workshop: DIY Halloween Terrariums

Friday October 23 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us as we design simple Halloween Terrariums made with material found at our local Dollar General. Patrons must have a glue gun and paintbrushes in order to complete this activity. All other materials will be available for pickup at the library a few days prior to the craft. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and…

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LEGO Club Zoom

Friday October 23 @ 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

Let’s get spooky, LEGO friends! At this meeting, let’s build some seasonally scary stuff—spiders, jack-o'-lanterns, haunted houses, or whatever else gives you a fright. Then, we will show off our hair-raising horrors before we say goodbye. Please register below. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link and a password to a Zoom meeting. Join the meeting 5 minutes prior to the program, especially if you haven’t used Zoom before, as this session is limited to the…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Saturday October 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Workshop: Creating Comics

Saturday October 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you love graphic novels and comics but you’re not sure how to start making them yourself? Join us for an 8-week virtual series with graphic novel author Aurelius Raines to learn how to turn your passion into a real book. Each session will be one hour and will take place over Zoom. Topics will include: designing your page, writing your script, composition/drafting, making word bubbles, and printing/publishing your comic. This program is aimed at adults but is also appropriate…

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Virtual Workshop: Logic Pro X Basics – CANCELLED

Saturday October 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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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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Virtual NaNoWriMo Kickoff: Informational Session and Writer Social

Saturday October 24 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to write a novel or participate in National Novel Writing Month? Now is your chance to do so with help and support from your local library! Come to the informational session to learn of our new approach to supporting NaNoWriMo including prizes, writing workshops, writing socials, and more! After the information session we'll will host a few fun pre-writing planning activities! This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive…

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Virtual Homeschool Happenings: American History Series, Revolutionary War

Monday October 26 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us as we learn more about the Revolutionary War. We'll explore the reasons behind the war and discover how people lived at the time. Visit the library to pick up a bag with some materials, then join our Zoom meeting on October 26 so we can all learn together. This event is intended for kids ages 5-15. Please register below. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link and a password to the Zoom meeting. For…

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Virtual Bedtime Stories at Home

Monday October 26 @ 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until October 26, 2020

Join us virtually to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. Anyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the Facebook group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group Monday night to watch the story time. Once you have been added to the group, you will…

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Virtual Creative Writing: Tea for Tweens

Monday October 26 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Miss Audra for a face-to-face creative writing session including writing prompts, and tips, for creating your best stories. All your creative projects can be added to Tea for Tweens magazine, written by, and for, DeKalb area students, ages 9-14. To be included in the magazine, send your finished creative writing or drawings to createdkpl@gmail.com. Registration is required. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Monday October 26 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Tuesday October 27 @ 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until October 27, 2020

Join Mr. John for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use…

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Bookworm Barbs Virtual Book Club

Tuesday October 27 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Have a young reader who wants to talk books with others? Looking for something to push a reluctant reader or provide some extra academic enrichment? Join our book club for 1st-3rd grade readers, where we’ll discuss a book every month. There will also be time to share what other fun books participants are reading. In October we’ll be discussing Mercy Watson to the Rescue. The Watson's bed is falling through the floor, and Mercy the pet pig is going to…

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Virtual Workshop: Cyber Navigator

Tuesday October 27 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Need help with your phone, tablet or computer? We can help you create an email, use the internet, sign up for our library apps, and more. Please note that the Cyber Navigator can not help with issues involving sensitive personal data or device repair. Appointments are for 30 minutes. If there is an open time-slot, walk-ins will be available on a first come, first-serve basis. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with…

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Virtual Adventure @ Your Library

Tuesday October 27 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a virtual Dungeons & Dragons adventure led by infamous DM White Hat. Be prepared to play by filling out your Character Sheet. Registration is required and space is limited. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting. You will also need to download the Zoom app to your device. This group is for youth ages 12 to 17. For more information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815)…

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Virtual Workshop: Excel Tips and Tricks

Tuesday October 27 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sometimes you just need someone to show you the steps or some tips and tricks. In this class, we will teach you some Excel tips and tricks to help you be a little more proficient when using Excel. Whether you are a beginner user or a familiar user, this class is for you. This will primarily be a show and tell class where the instructor shows the audience some basics tips and tricks for Excel on the screen. Please register…

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Virtual American Horror Story Kahoot

Tuesday October 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all American Horror Story lovers and trivia lovers! Think you know anything and everything about the show? Come test your knowledge at our trivia night via Zoom. All you’ll need is access to a web browser for Kahoot! Trivia Night is a free event for adults, simply register on the website to receive the link. Questions will be taken from the following seasons: Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show and Cult. Please register for this event. Once you register…

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Virtual Princess Story Time: Dorothy

Wednesday October 28 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

DeKalb Public Library presents “Princess Story Time: an Interactive Facebook Live Event.” This week, we are pleased to welcome Dorothy! Everyone who wants to watch the program can click here to send a request to be added to the group. This can be done at any time between now and just before the event. Then, you can click the link again to go back to the group on Wednesday morning to watch the program. Attendees are automatically entered to win a 10-minute…

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Virtual Workshop: Basic Photo Editing – CANCELLED

Wednesday October 28 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Virtual Workshop: 3D Pokeball

Wednesday October 28 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Are you a fan of the hit game series, Pokemon? If so, then this is the program for you! Now you can catch them all with your very own 3D Pokeball! Join us as we learn the free, web-based 3D design program TinkerCAD and design your own Pokeball. After class, the Pokeballs will be 3D printed and available for pick up in a few days to a few weeks dependent on printer availabilities. Please make sure you have a computer,…

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Virtual Stories at Home

Thursday October 29 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until October 29, 2020

Join Ms. Laura for a virtual story time on Facebook Live! We’ll be reading stories, singing songs, and having fun. The books we read are perfect for preschoolers, but we hope our time together can also be enjoyed by a baby or toddler and parent as well. Click here to request access to the story time Facebook group (this can be done at any time before the program starts). After you have been added to the group, you can use…

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Virtual Local Jobs and Hiring Resources Workshop

Thursday October 29 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you interested in local job opportunities? Are you tired of submitting too many online job applications? Come learn about new local free resources that connect job seekers with employers in the DeKalb area. Participants will learn about new ways to reach local employers with job openings and how to make themselves easily available to local businesses. This workshop is free and intended for teens and adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation…

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Virtual Spooky Charades for Adults

Thursday October 29 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you want to celebrate the “spooky season” with people but current predicaments have gotten in the way? Grab your favorite snacks and join us for a virtual game night. The game? Charades. Charades but make it spooky.  This will take place over Zoom and it’s a no judgment zone, so whether you’re great or terrible it’s going to be a lot of fun. It is also an adults only zone. Simply sign up below to receive the link. Please…

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Virtual Jackbox Game Night for Adults

Friday October 30 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Grab your friends and mobile devices and come and play Jackbox Party Games! The Family-Friendly filter is off and the games are loaded with tons of fun! Make sure you have both a device to access Zoom and separate devices (like smart phones/tablets) to access a web browser to submit your answers during the games. Come play games like: Drawful, Quiplash, Fibbage, and more! This program is free. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a…

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Virtual Author Visit: Graphic Designer and Illustrator Charlot Kristensen

Saturday October 31 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meet Afro-Danish author Charlot Kristensen as she talks about her debut graphic novel What We Don’t Talk About.  A story about the challenges of an interracial relationship in the 21st century, Kristensen will explain the inspiration for her graphic novel, as well as talk about her upbringing in Denmark and her career as a graphic designer and illustrator. Space is limited so please register soon.  Once registered you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to the Zoom presentation…

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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: The United States and Southeast Asian Militaries during the Cold War

Friday November 13 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

America’s Cold War involvement with Southeast Asia is often viewed through the prism of the Vietnam war. While few would deny the importance of this conflict, many other far less known and far more successful interactions occurred between American and Southeast Asian military establishments. Washington’s anti-communist policies resulted in far more powerful Southeast Asian militaries with few commitments to democracy and an increasing appetite for political power. This virtual lecture examines the course and legacies of these developments using Thailand,…

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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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