Tag: DeKalb Public Library


Saturday, October 19, 2019

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Are you a lover of all things related to pop culture? TV addict? Movie aficionado? Comic book collector? Dress up in your cosplay best and join us for DeKalb Public Library’s first annual Pop-Con: a celebration of pop culture! From 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM we’ll have sessions for children, teens, and adults.

This program is entirely FREE and is intended for all ages. Everyone is welcome! No registration is required.

For additional information please contact Britta at brittak@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.

DeKalb Public Library
309 Oak Street
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

American Sign Language Conversation

Thursday, September 19, 2019

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


Learning a new language can be a lot easier when you have a chance to practice with other people. Whether you are a fluent, an advanced signer, or just learning we welcome you to come and converse in this space with other people! Conversations can be about anything and everything, so long as it is in sign language (that’s correct, no voices in the room). Please feel free to bring a pen and paper to help in communicating with others if you do not know how to sign what you want to say.

Members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, interpreter students, ASL students, and people who are curious are all welcome.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Cassandra at cassandrap@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2150.

Or visit: http://dkpl.org/event/american-sign-language-conversation-2/

Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War

Tuesday, 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 free, does not require registration, and is open to everyone.

For more information contact Teresa at (815) 756-9568, ext. 2114 or teresai@dkpl.org.

Or visit:  http://dkpl.org/event/sons-of-the-union-veterans-of-the-civil-war/

Boost Your Credit Score

Thursday, September 12, 2019

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Credit can be your friend or enemy. You will learn what credit means, why it’s important, how to clean up bad credit, and how to establish good credit in this class.

This program is free and open to all. No registration is required. This program is held in conjunction with Fifth Third Bank.

For additional information, please contact Samantha at samanthah@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.

Or visit http://dkpl.org/event/boost-your-credit-score/

Explore Your Family History with Newspapers.com

Wednesday, 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 includes the Daily Chronicle from 1895 through 1963. Learn how to browse these newspapers and search them for information specific to your genealogy interests. Feel free to bring your own laptop to follow along with the presentation.

This program is FREE and does not require registration.

For more information, contact Britta at brittak@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.

Or visit http://dkpl.org/event/explore-your-family-history-with-newspapers-com/

8 Countries In 1 Day

Saturday, September 7, 2019

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Are you ready for another stamp in your passport? Then join us for our fourth annual “8 Countries in 1 Day” event at the DeKalb Public Library! We’ll provide the passports AND the luggage!

Stroll through Canada and Norway to make your own miniature hockey sticks and enjoy a curling match. Rock to the rhythm of Harambee drums in Zimbabwe. Experience the grace of Thai dancing. Be amazed by the incredible TaeKwonDo performance of South Korea. And much, much more! Other countries featured include Italy, Japan, and Australia.

Each country will have crafts, activities, and food samples available while supplies last. Special performances will be scheduled throughout the event. Programs, “passports,” and “luggage” will be handed out at the welcome table. Visit each country, get your “passport” stamped, and enter for a chance to win a prize! Bring canned goods for additional raffle tickets.

This event is entirely FREE and open to all, no need to register! It is held in conjunction with the NIU Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

Thank you to those who have donated time, services, and discounted prices to this event: DeKalb Confectionary, Windy City Curling Club, Waltham Curling Club, St. Viateur Bagels, Mark Mellon, Doreen MacAulay, Upton Naturals, First United Methodist Church, Harambee Percussion Ensemble, Casey’s General Store, Tim Hortons Crescent Avenue, and Sycamore Jewel.

A special thank you to the sponsors who have helped to fund this event:

The Friends of the DeKalb Public Library
The DeKalb Kiwanis Club, “A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body” Initiative
Jackie’s Vacations, a Dream Vacations Company
The Lincoln Inn, providing you with an enjoyable dining experience in Downtown DeKalb for over 40 years
Faranda’s, a premiere yet comfortable facility in which you can create a one of a kind event for your friends and family
Last year we had over 300 people attend this community event. We hope to beat that record this year!

For additional information, please contact Samantha at samanthah@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.

A special thank you to the organizations that have donated their services or materials to this program: DeKalb Confectionary.

For additional information, please contact Samantha at samanthah@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.

Or visit http://dkpl.org/event/eight-countries-in-one-day/

4-C Bebes y Libros

4-C Bebes y Libros

DeKalb Public Library


Una oportunidad para que los ninos sean expuestos al lenguaje y la música, animados para moverse y aprender lenguaje de senas básicas.  ¡Comparta tiempo con su bebe o niño pequeño y conozca otros padres también!

Este es un programa solamente en Español.  ¡Sin embargo todos son bienvenidos!

This is a Spanish language only program.  However, everyone is welcome!

For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.