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June 2019

Magic Matt’s Family Fun Show

June 20, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Magician and balloon artist Matthew Scherer returns to present a participatory program full of magically illustrated stories and routines.  Laugh and marvel at his stunning tricks! No registration is required to attend this FREE program!  It is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Born in a Trunk

June 22, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stop by the library to hear the fascinating true life story of the famous Bryant Showboat family as presented by JoAleene Miranda. JoAleene is the fourth generation and granddaughter of Billy Bryant, the owner and proprietor of the famous Bryant Showboat that plied the Ohio and Mississippi rivers in the early part of the twentieth century. In her program she tells the stories of growing up on a river showboat and what life was like in a time before television,…

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Movie Showing: How to Train Your Dragon, Hidden World

June 24, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

It's never been a more challenging time to be a dragon. Hiccup's one desire is to build a dragon sanctuary of sorts - a peaceful place where they can go to just exist in happiness. But this is much more difficult than it may seem at the outset. Then, once you add in Night Fury's mysterious absence due to a mate who has appeared out of thin air, it seems like everyone is being tested. No treats are provided, but…

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All About Berries!

June 25, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn all about berries, including why they are so good for you, with Lisa Brandt from HyVee.  Enjoy samples of the following recipes featuring these summertime favorites: Blueberry Slump, Savory Blueberry Pizza, and Very Berry Smoothie! Space is limited to 25 participants.  Please register for this FREE program using the form below. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Tuesday Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

June 25, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for another free Tuesday Movie featuring the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). Based on Truman Capote's novel, this is the story of a young woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building. He is with an older woman who is very wealthy, but he wants to be a writer. She is working as an expensive escort and searching for a rich, older man to marry. This film is rated…

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Robin’s Dog Stars

June 27, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Join Robin Bengtson and dog stars Cedar, a border collie, and Gracie, a black lab, for a fun and entertaining show full of amazing canine tricks. See Cedar and Gracie jump through hoops, count, and more! No registration is required to attend this FREE program!  It is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Robin’s Dog Stars

June 27, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Join Robin Bengtson and dog stars Cedar, a border collie, and Gracie, a black lab, for a fun and entertaining show full of amazing canine tricks. See Cedar and Gracie jump through hoops, count, and more! No registration is required to attend this FREE program!  It is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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July 2019

Ancestry Library Edition Basics

July 5, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Researching family history can be difficult and expensive, especially if you’re not able to travel. There’s a wealth of records available on Ancestry Library Edition, but the database can be a bit overwhelming. Learn the basics of how to search for records related to your family and how to save them to refer to later. Follow along with the presentation and take notes or bring your own laptop to access Ancestry Library Edition during the workshop. Join us for this…

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Tuesday Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

July 9, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a classic film based on one of the greatest novels of our time, To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). Scout Finch (Mary Badham), 6,and her older brother, Jem (Phillip Alford), live in sleepy Maycomb, Ala., spending much of their time with their friend Dill (John Megna) and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters)…

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Movie Showing: Dumbo (2019)

July 12, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus.  But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback.  When the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath a shiny veneer. This PG movie runs for 1 hour and 52 minutes. No treats are provided, but you may bring…

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Tuesday Movie: They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

July 16, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for another night of FREE movies at DKPL! This week we are screening Peter Jackson’s documentary, They Shall Never Grow Old (2018) about the lives of soldiers during World War 1. Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings…

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Ben’s Bubble Show

July 18, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Ben Jimenez presents a mind-blowing show featuring bubble magic, illusions, and sculptures.  Volunteer to help him out with a trick or two — you may even end up inside a giant bubble!  It's fun for the whole family! No registration is required to attend this FREE program. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Ben’s Bubble Show

July 18, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Ben Jimenez presents a mind-blowing show featuring bubble magic, illusions, and sculptures.  Volunteer to help him out with a trick or two — you may even end up inside a giant bubble!  It's fun for the whole family! No registration is required to attend this FREE program. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Yoga: It’s a Mind, Body, Spirit Thing

July 22, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Beginners level yoga. Anyone is welcome to come, just wear clothing that is easy to move in and bring your own mat! No experience required! This event is FREE to attend and requires no registration. It is intended for adults ages 18 and up. For additional information, please contact Cassandra at cassandrap@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2150.

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Tuesday Movie: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

July 23, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This week we are screening the off-beat comedy The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) from director Wes Anderson. Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected…

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Cold-Blooded Creatures

July 25, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Bubba’s back!  Are you ready to see this 8-foot-long alligator (who weighs over 200 pounds), along with a tortoise and a variety of snakes and lizards?  Jim Nesci captivates audiences with a collection of wondrous creatures. Cold-Blooded Creatures offers the latest information about reptiles from an experienced expert in the reptile industry.  Jim will address the relationship between reptiles and dinosaurs, treat everyone to unknown facts about this misunderstood group of creatures, and tell humorous stories about his adventures with…

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Cold-Blooded Creatures

July 25, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Bubba’s back!  Are you ready to see this 8-foot-long alligator (who weighs over 200 pounds), along with a tortoise and a variety of snakes and lizards?  Jim Nesci captivates audiences with a collection of wondrous creatures. Cold-Blooded Creatures offers the latest information about reptiles from an experienced expert in the reptile industry.  Jim will address the relationship between reptiles and dinosaurs, treat everyone to unknown facts about this misunderstood group of creatures, and tell humorous stories about his adventures with…

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Tuesday Movie: Casablanca (1942)

July 30, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This week we are screening the classic film Casablanca (1942) starring Humphery Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country. This film is rated PG, children must be accompanied by an adult. It is free…

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August 2019

Summer Reading Party

August 3, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Celebrate the end of summer reading!  Join us for a variety of fun activities.  Say “hello” to Victor E. Huskie, Northern Illinois University’s mascot, and enter into a raffle to receive prizes. This event is FREE and open to all.  No registration is required. For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Tuesday Movie: Won’t You Be My Neighbor (2018)

August 6, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children's television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. This film is rated PG-13, children must be accompanied by an adult. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Spencer at spencert@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1700.

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Look Up to the Stars: Astronomy for Everyone

August 8, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come experience an inspiring and uplifting presentation that will draw you into a deeper understanding of the workings of the universe. In a time where there is concern for our nation and welfare, the purpose of Look Up to the Stars is to help everyone do just that, to think big, dream big, and to foster interest, curiosity, and literacy in science through the delivery of awe-inspiring, educational, and entertaining astronomy programs. Join us for this family-friendly presentation, learning more…

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Tuesday Movie: Ready Player One (2018)

August 13, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). This film is rated PG-13, children must be accompanied by an adult.…

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Teen Ice Cream Social

August 14, 2019 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! We’ll learn how to make our own ice cream and hangout afterwards! The program is for teens going into grades 6-12. For additional information, please contact Susan at susang@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.

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Tuesday Movie: The Upside (2017)

August 20, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for another FREE movie Tuesday featuring The Upside (2017), a comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him. This film is rated PG-13, children must be accompanied by an adult. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Spencer at…

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Cross-cutting Conversations

August 26, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you an ESL teacher, lawyer, psychologist, social worker, local government employee who helps immigrants, or are you working in a similar career? Are you a member of the general public who is concerned about the status of immigrants today? Would you welcome opportunities to participate in meaningful conversations with others who share your interest? Join us for the first in a series of facilitated conversations about writing related to modern-day immigration. Find support and fresh perspectives through discussion with…

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Tuesday Movie: The War of the Worlds (1953)

August 27, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Scientist Clayton Forrester (Gene Barry) and Sylvia Van Buren (Ann Robinson) are the first to arrive at the site of a meteorite crash. Soon after, an alien war machine emerges and begins killing at random. The Marines are called in, but they're no match for the aliens' force field. Forrester and Van Buren, however, are able to wound one of the creatures and procure a sample of its blood. They take it to Los Angeles where they hope, through testing,…

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September 2019

Tuesday Movie: Dr. Strangelove (1964)

September 3, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button -- and it played the situation for laughs. U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks that the communists are conspiring against the American people. This film is rated PG, children must be accompanied by an adult. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored…

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When They See Us: Screening and Discussion

September 5, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for the final part in our screening of the documentary series When They See Us. Following the screening, Dr. Joseph Flynn from the Center of Black Studies at Northern Illinois University will be holding a discussion about the film and various aspects of what was happening in New York City at the time. If you missed the first three parts of the series, you can find it easily on Netflix to catch up or you can simply join…

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Kevin’s Comedy Hour

September 9, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Everyone likes a good laugh and we have some funny teens right here in DeKalb. Come enjoy a comedy show of jokes and silly commentary from Kevin, a local teen who hopes to get you laughing. After Kevin finishes his set, feel free to come up to share your own (rated G) jokes. This FREE program is intended for all ages, children under 8 must be accompanied by an older sibling or adult. For additional information, please contact Susan at…

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Surthrival!

September 10, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

We invite you to join a workshop that employs storytelling and reflection strategies to help you strengthen your self-care habits. "Surthrival" draws attention to how our marginalized and privileged identities may impact our self-care routines. Whether you're horrible at practicing self care or consider yourself an expert, this workshop will provide something meaningful for you. Show up for yourself! This program's facilitator is Ariel Owens, M.S. Ed., Ari Empowers. Learn more about the facilitator at AriEmpowers.com. For more information, contact Cassandra…

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Explore Your Family History with Newspapers.com

September 11, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Searching through old newspapers can be difficult. If you don’t have an exact date, using microfilm is tedious and time-consuming, and the quality of the image isn’t always great.  Finding hard copies of old newspapers is almost impossible because they degrade so quickly. Join us to learn about the library’s new database, Newspapers.com. Newspapers.com is the largest online newspaper archive consisting of over 514 million pages of historical newspapers from 12,100+ newspapers from around the United States and beyond.  This…

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Goat Yoga – CANCELLED

September 14, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This program has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule it in the near future.

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The New Tax Laws and You!

September 17, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Tax reform is HERE, how does it affect YOU?  Attend a free educational workshop with Northern Illinois Federal Credit Union and Focused Tax Solutions which will explain the impact the new tax law may have on you.  Learn about changes to the tax law with an emphasis on the potential impact to individual taxpayers. This workshop is open to the public. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Britta at brittak@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100

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The New Tax Laws and You!

September 17, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Tax reform is HERE, how does it affect YOU?  Attend a free educational workshop with Northern Illinois Federal Credit Union and Focused Tax Solutions which will explain the impact the new tax law may have on you.  Learn about changes to the tax law with an emphasis on the potential impact to individual taxpayers. This workshop is open to the public. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Britta at brittak@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100

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Tuesday Movie – CANCELLED

September 17, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War

September 17, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dennis Maher and Lars Jacobson, members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, will present a program about the S.U.V.C.W. on Tuesday, September 17 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Yusunas Meeting Room. Mr. Maher will provide a history of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Mr. Jacobson will follow with a discussion of the history of the 105th Illinois Infantry of DeKalb County. This program is…

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Tuesday Movie: Rocketman (2019)

September 24, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years. Follow his life from his biggest triumphs to his worst downfalls in this extravagant biopic. This film is rated R, movie-goers must be 18 or older to attend. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Spencer at spencert@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568…

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Ukulele Strum and Sing

September 26, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Turn up with your ukulele and Liz & Jim Beloff’s The Daily Ukulele, 365 song book, and be ready play with other wonderful people. We plan for a fun strum along to liven up your month.  Don’t have a uke? Bring your voice.  Can’t sing? Bring your uke.  We will post a song list before each meetup so those who wish, can run through beforehand. Let go of stress, have a strum, a sing, and a laugh. Sessions will be…

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October 2019

Tuesday Movie: The Natural (1984)

October 1, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A classic American sports film, yet so much more. Join us for a showing The Natural (1984) and watch the struggle between good and evil unfold. On the way to a tryout with the Chicago Cubs, young baseball phenom Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) is shot by the unstable Harriet Bird (Barbara Hershey). After 16 years, Hobbs returns to pro baseball as a rookie for the last-place New York Knights. Despite early arguments with his manager, Pop Fisher (Wilford Brimley), Hobbs…

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Adult Horror Night

October 3, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Calling all horror movie fans! Join us this October for our Adult Horror Night, where we will be showing some SPOOKtacular movies. The movies are as followed: Thursday, October 3 at 5:00 p.m.: Dawn of the Dead (2004) Thursday, October 17 at 5:00 p.m.: The Conjuring (2013) Wednesday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m.: The Conjuring 2 (2016) Thursday, October 31 at 5:00 p.m.: Us (2019) You MUST be 18+ to attend this FREE event. Popcorn will be provided but please…

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Tuesday Movie: Ma (2019)

October 8, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

It’s Octavia Spencer like you’ve never seen her before. Get in the Halloween spirit and join us for a showing of Ma (2019). A lonely middle-aged woman befriends some teenagers and decides to let them party in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober, don't curse, and never go upstairs. They must also refer to her as Ma. But as Ma's hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what…

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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

October 11, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
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The Friends of the DeKalb Public Library invite you to the Fall Book Sale! You’ll find lots of great buys and a wonderful selection of paperbacks and hardcovers — history, science, art, film, cookbooks, gardening biography, fiction and much more. There’s a wide selection of DVDs, audio-books, and music CD’s. $5.00 a bag blowout sale on Sunday. All proceeds are used for library books, materials, and programs. Donations of gently used books, DVD's, and CD's are accepted year round at…

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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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The Friends of the DeKalb Public Library invite you to the Fall Book Sale! You’ll find lots of great buys and a wonderful selection of paperbacks and hardcovers — history, science, art, film, cookbooks, gardening biography, fiction and much more. There’s a wide selection of DVDs, audio-books, and music CD’s. $5.00 a bag blowout sale on Sunday. All proceeds are used for library books, materials, and programs. Donations of gently used books, DVD's, and CD's are accepted year round at…

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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
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One event on October 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM

The Friends of the DeKalb Public Library invite you to the Fall Book Sale! You’ll find lots of great buys and a wonderful selection of paperbacks and hardcovers — history, science, art, film, cookbooks, gardening biography, fiction and much more. There’s a wide selection of DVDs, audio-books, and music CD’s. $5.00 a bag blowout sale on Sunday. All proceeds are used for library books, materials, and programs. Donations of gently used books, DVD's, and CD's are accepted year round at…

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Adult Horror Night – CANCELLED

October 17, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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In Their Shoes

October 22, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Come join us for a “Choose your own Adventure” interactive activity, discussion, and snacks. Presented by Safe Passage. In groups or with a partner, you will be given cards with stories of teens and their dating relationships, then you choose which path you want to take based on options given on the cards. This activity helps us understand how difficult it can be to leave relationships that are toxic and abusive. Come along for the activity and discussion around this…

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Adult Horror Night: The Conjuring 2 (2016)

October 23, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Calling all horror movie fans! Join us this October for our Adult Horror Night, where we will be showing some SPOOKtacular movies. The movies are as followed: Thursday, October 3 at 5:00 p.m.: Dawn of the Dead (2004) Thursday, October 17 at 5:00 p.m.: The Conjuring (2013) Wednesday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m.: The Conjuring 2 (2016) Thursday, October 31 at 5:00 p.m.: Us (2019) You MUST be 18+ to attend this FREE event. Popcorn will be provided but please…

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Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program: Informational Session (bilingual)

October 24, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for an information session on the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP). The IBCCP helps to provide screening tests for breast and cervical care, such as: clinical breast exam by provider, mammogram, ultrasound, MRI for the breast and for the cervix, pap smears, HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), and colposcopy. This program is for women and men with no insurance, high deductible insurance, or those with insurance who have not kept current with their screening tests. You must…

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The Story of Smoky the War Dog

October 26, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stop by the library to hear the amazing story about Smoky the War Dog. From a lucky chance discovery at he bottom of an abandoned fox hole in Papua New Guinea during WWII to becoming a famous entertainer, a decorated war hero and the world’s first official therapy dog of record, Smoky’s story is nothing short of amazing. Professional public speaker and skilled story teller Adrian Brigham, along with his wife, recording artist Denise Brigham and their 4 lb. Yorkie…

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Tuesday Movie: The Favourite (2018)

October 29, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. Join us for a showing of The Favourite (2018), a black comedy period piece. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing,…

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Paint a Pumpkin

October 30, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you feeling both creative and in the fall mood? Does painting a pumpkin sound fun to you? Then come join us for this free program! All supplies will be provided. This program is limited to ages 18+. There is a registration limit, so sign up beforehand. For more information, contact Cassandra at cassandrap@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2150. Thank you to the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library for funding this program.

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Adult Horror Night: Us (2019)

October 31, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Calling all horror movie fans! Join us this October for our Adult Horror Night, where we will be showing some SPOOKtacular movies. The movies are as followed: Thursday, October 3 at 5:00 p.m.: Dawn of the Dead (2004) Thursday, October 17 at 5:00 p.m.: The Conjuring (2013) Wednesday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m.: The Conjuring 2 (2016) Thursday, October 31 at 5:00 p.m.: Us (2019) You MUST be 18+ to attend this FREE event. Popcorn will be provided but please…

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November 2019

Tuesday Movie: Arrival (2016)

November 5, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind. This film is rated PG-13, children under 18 must be…

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LGBTQ+ Experience Panel

November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a conversation on the LGBTQ+ identity and hear about experiences from members of the community themselves. This program is a safe space that allows attendees to listen, ask questions, and learn. Thank you to the panelists from Speakers Bureau, a group of students based out of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at Northern Illinois University, for coming to share. This event is free and open to all. If you have any questions contact Cassandra at cassandrap@dkpl.org…

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Kevin’s Comedy Hour – CANCELLED

November 11, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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The New Tax Laws and You – CANCELLED

November 12, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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The New Tax Laws and You – CANCELLED

November 12, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Tuesday Movie: North by Northwest (1959)

November 12, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Cary Grant stars as an innocent man mistaken for a spy in one of director Alfred Hitchcock's greatest thrillers. While leaving New York's Plaza Hotel, advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Grant) has the misfortune of standing just as the name "George Kaplan" is paged--starting a lethal case of mistaken identity and a nonstop game of cat and mouse as he is pursued across North America by espionage agents trying to kill him--and by police who suspect him of murder. This film…

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Kishwaukee Performing Arts Club: “Seasons of Emotions” Preview

November 13, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Students from the Kishwaukee College Performing Arts Club will preview some of the acts from their debut show, “Seasons of Emotions.” The performers will take you on an emotional journey through song, dance, drama, and poetry. The show is recommended for ages 15 and up due to adult content. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Britta at brittak@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.

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Goat Yoga

November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A fun way to support Live Learn and Lead vocational farm is to join us for Goat Yoga! This non-profit organization aims to provide a holistic approach to solving some of society's biggest challenges. Attending this class is a great way to let go of the stresses of the day and have fun with Nigerian Dwarf Goats. This hour-long class is intended for ages 12 and up. All skill levels are welcome! Please bring a mat or large towel.  Registration is…

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Tuesday Movie: The New World (2005)

November 19, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

English adventurer John Smith finds love with Pocahontas after arriving in America and being pardoned from a death sentence. Meanwhile, European settlers establish a shaky truce with the Native Americans. This film is rated PG, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Cole at curtisf@dkpl.org or at (815)…

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Burl Ives, Midwestern Minstrel

November 23, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Burl Ives was and is an iconic figure in the annals of American Folk Music and he got his start in the farms & fields of Southern Illinois near the small towns of Hunt City and Newton. Ives went on to become one of the world's most well-known folk singers and actors, but never lost his home-town “folksie” touch. He recorded nearly 100 albums in his career and was called America's Great Ballad Singer by none other than Carl Sandburg.…

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Cross-cutting Conversations

November 25, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you an ESL teacher, lawyer, psychologist, social worker, local government employee who helps immigrants, or are you working in a similar career? Are you a member of the general public who is concerned about the status of immigrants today? Would you welcome opportunities to participate in meaningful conversations with others who share your interest? Join us for our next session in a series of facilitated conversations about writing related to modern-day immigration. Find support and fresh perspectives through discussion…

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Tuesday Movie: First Man (2018)

November 26, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) rigorously trains to become the first man to walk on the moon. Join us to experience his journey during First Man (2018). This film is rated PG-13, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Cole at curtisf@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext.…

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December 2019

Tuesday Movie: Before Sunrise (1995)

December 3, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

An American and a French student have a chance encounter while traveling across Europe by rail, and spend a romantic day together before he has to leave for the States. This film is rated R, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Cole at curtisf@dkpl.org or at (815)…

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Tuesday Movie: Groundhog Day (1993)

December 10, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bill Murray stars as an obnoxious weatherman who finds himself stuck in a time-loop, reliving the same 24-hour period over and over. He becomes desperate for it to end, trying crazier and crazier things to break the cycle. This cult-classic will have you laughing. This film is rated PG, parental guidance for children under 18 is suggested. This event is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the…

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Tuesday Movie: Elf (2003)

December 17, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

After accidentally falling into Santa Claus' gift sack, a human baby is raised at the North Pole, growing up to believe he is an elf. Due to his large size, the "elf" causes chaos in Santa's workshop, forcing Kris Kringle to send him on a mission to find his human roots. This film is rated PG. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public…

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The New Tax Laws and You!

December 18, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Tax reform is here, how does it affect you? Attend a free educational workshop with Northern Illinois Federal Credit Union and Focused Tax Solutions which will explain the impact the new tax law may have on you.  Learn about changes to the tax law with an emphasis on the potential impact to individual taxpayers.  This workshop is open to the public. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Britta at brittak@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.  

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January 2020

Tuesday Movie: Forbidden Planet (1956)

Tuesday January 7 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A rocket ship lands on a distant planet to investigate the disappearance of settlers, and the crew discovers a scientist, his daughter and a highly intelligent robot named Robby. This film is rated G. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Cole at curtisf@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1700.

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Tuesday Movie: Us (2019)

Tuesday January 14 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A family is terrorized by twisted doppelganger versions of themselves. This film is rated R, minors under 18 must be accompanied by a supervising adult. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Cole at curtisf@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1700.

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Tuesday Movie: Downton Abbey (2019)

Tuesday January 21 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Crawley family prepares for an official royal visit to their family house in Yorkshire in 1927. They experience physical, social, and psychological upheavals as King George V, Queen Mary, and their royal entourage descend on the eponymous mansion. This film is rated PG. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Cole at curtisf@dkpl.org or at (815)…

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Laughter Yoga

Thursday January 23 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

It may sound hilarious, but it’s also healthy! Laughter Yoga is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter and is based on the belief that this provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Join us as we split into groups and forced laughter soon turns into real and contagious laughter. Emily Hummel has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), practicing in Northern Illinois and the Chicago suburbs since 1995. She received her Certification as an Employee…

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Humor is Mankind’s Greatest Blessing: a Warren Brown a.k.a. Mark Twain Presentation

Saturday January 25 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A reporter asked Mark Twain if life was worth living. He replied, “It depends on the liver.” Join us as Warren Brown depicts the humor of Mark Twain. You’ll be told partial truths, lies, tall tales, and funny bits of wisdom which you can then tell to your family and friends, or use to impress those ‘special people’ you meet and would like to know better. You too, can be a distinguished humorist like Samuel Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain, “America’s…

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Tuesday Movie: Lady Bird (2017)

Tuesday January 28 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

An eccentric teenager clashes with her mother over her plans for the future. This film is rated R, minors under 18 must be accompanied by a supervising adult. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Cole at curtisf@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1700.

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February 2020

Fairy Tales for Adults

Saturday February 1 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ron Allison returns with another installment of Fairy Tales for Adults. He will be telling two Grimms' stories: Faithful John, and The Old Woman in the Woods, followed by a discussion. 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 narratives as metaphorical of our own psychodynamics, particularly in…

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Tuesday Movie: Joker (2019)

Tuesday February 4 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck seeks connection. Yet, as he trods the sooted Gotham City streets and rides the graffitied mass transit rails of a hostile town teeming with division and dissatisfaction, Arthur wears two masks. One, he paints on for his day job as a clown. The other he can never remove; it’s the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel he’s a part of the world around him, and not the misunderstood man whom…

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Love Poems from Around the World

Saturday February 8 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hear and feel the beauty of  poetry from around the world. Discover fresh insights and inspirations about love in it's many forms and expressions. The work of Pablo Neruda, Walt Whitman, Kabir, Lee Young li, Rilke, Chinese and Zen poems and many more love poems will be recited and performed. The program will include Sound Healing and live song and music as part of the performance. Sven Oscar Hansen was born to Norwegian immigrants in the American Midwest, where he…

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Tuesday Movie: La La Land (2016)

Tuesday February 11 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards, LA LA LAND is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year — it’s a cinematic treasure for the ages that you’ll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant…

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Conflict Styles Workshop – CANCELLED

Thursday February 13 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This program has been cancelled.

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Singer/Songwriter Dave Ramont

Saturday February 15 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Americana singer/songwriter, guitarist and freelance writer Dave Ramont will share stories and songs from his CD catalog, along with songs and musical insights from other favorite songwriters. This event is free and open to all. No registration is required. Stop by our Friends of the Library membership drive happening in the main lobby. Show your support on Valentine’s Day by loving your local library! For additional information, please contact Samantha at samanthah@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.

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Tuesday Movie: Children of Men (2006)

Tuesday February 18 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

British bureaucrat protects a pregnant woman in a dystopian future marked by worldwide infertility. This film is rated R. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Cole at curtisf@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1700.

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Tuesday Movie: Maleficent, Mistress of Evil (2019)

Tuesday February 25 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Maleficent's peaceful life is once again set to be disturbed when the princess announces her engagement to Prince Phillip. As humans are separated from fairies, Maleficent and Aurora find themselves on opposite ends of the brewing conflict. This film is rated PG. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. For additional information, please contact Cole at curtisf@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext.…

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American Sign Language Workshop

Tuesday February 25 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Back by popular demand! American Sign Language was officially recognized as a language in 1960, but has been used for many MANY years (prior to 1800)! This visual language is fun and interesting to learn and it has a rich culture attached to it. Join us to learn from Taylor Hartman, ASL Instructor and member of the Deaf community. This event is free and open to ages 15 and up. For more information, contact Cassandra at cassandrap@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568…

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LGBTQIA Families Panel

Wednesday February 26 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Kishwaukee College's Spectrum Club for a night of LGBTQ+ education 6p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26! We will be covering everything from coming out to how to respect and support your LGBTQ+ family members and everything in between. The event will feature LGBTQ+ individuals from Kishwaukee College and the surrounding communities. The panelists will share some of their experiences, and then we will open the topics up for everyone to discuss and ask questions. This program is…

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March 2020

Tuesday Movie: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

Tuesday March 3 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Lloyd Vogel is an investigative journalist who receives an assignment to profile Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers. He approaches the interview with skepticism, as he finds it hard to believe that anyone can have such a good nature. But Roger's empathy, kindness and decency soon chips away at Vogel's jaded outlook on life, forcing the reporter to reconcile with his own painful past. This film is rated PG. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered…

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Tuesday Movie: Blade Runner, Final Cut (1982)

Tuesday March 10 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In the 21st century, a corporation develops human clones to be used as slaves in colonies outside the Earth, identified as replicants. In 2019, a former police officer is hired to hunt down a fugitive group of clones living undercover in Los Angeles. This film is rated R. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. It is free and movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb…

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Tuesday Movie: Knives Out (2019) – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 17 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Joan Aubele: The Power of Faith – CANCELLED

Saturday March 21 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Tuesday Movie: Strangers on a Train (1951) – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 24 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Ukulele Strum and Sing – CANCELLED

Thursday March 26 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Tuesday Movie: A Scanner Darkly (2006) – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 31 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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April 2020

Social Security’s Best Kept Secrets – CANCELLED

Tuesday April 7 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Money Smart Week 2020 has been cancelled.

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Estate Planning 101: The Essentials – CANCELLED

Wednesday April 8 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Money Smart Week 2020 has been cancelled.

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Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale – CANCELLED

Friday April 17 @ 9:00 AM - 5:45 PM
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Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale – CANCELLED

Saturday April 18 @ 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale – CANCELLED

Sunday April 19 @ 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
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Sound Healing and Visionary Poetry – CANCELLED

Saturday April 25 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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May 2020

Goat Yoga – CANCELLED

Saturday May 2 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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A Portrait of Shakespeare – POSTPONED

Saturday May 9 @ 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

This event has been postponed. It is now scheduled for the fall.

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July 2020

Goat Yoga – CANCELLED

Saturday July 11 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This event has been cancelled.

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