Tag: Free Event

Take Back the Night

Join Safe Passage in the movement to end sexual assault! We will stand together with survivors and community members to say sexual violence is not tolerated in our county. Together, we will march downtown DeKalb and let our voices be heard. Immediately following, survivors will have a chance to share their stories. Light refreshments will be served.

Signs are available to use at the event, but you can also bring your own.

FREE and open to the public!

Meet Author Neal Shusterman

Join NIU’s STEM Read for a conversation, audience Q&A and book signing with Neal Shusterman. Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including the Unwind dystology, the Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his latest series, Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows.

At this public talk, Shusterman will discuss his work, his writing process and the ways he incorporates real science and technology concepts into his chilling visions of the future. Books will be available for purchase.

The event is free and open to the public.

NEW! Genre Book Club

Join us for our new genre-based book club. This month’s selection is Frangipani Tree Mystery, by Ovidia Yu. (Mystery).

For further details contact the staff at 815-895-2500 extension 128, or email jillc@sycamorelibrary.org

Business After Hours with the Sycamore Chamber

Did you know Sycamore Library had a formal space planning study done in 2019? Come see the results, and learn about the plans for the future of the library, during this fun and informative after-hours event while you enjoy refreshments and networking a the Sycamore Library. No sign up required. 

Arm Chair Travelers: Peaches and Baseball

Are you ready for baseball? The 1992 film, A League of Their Own, introduced modern America to the Women of the Greatest Generation who played professional baseball to keep up the morale on the American Home Front during WW2. The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was so successful that it continued for nearly a decade after the war ended. Who were the real women who joined the league that inspired the film? Join Rebecca Tulloch, a modern Rockford Peach and manager of the “League of Our Own” vintage softball team, as she traces the truth and fiction about the film, A League of their Own.

Tuesday Movie: Blade Runner, Final Cut (1982)

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 Public Library.

For additional information, please contact Cole at curtisf@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1700.

Game Night for Friends, Family, and People with Disabilities

This game night is intended to offer a fun environment for friends, family, and people with disabilities to gather and enjoy themselves. Simple games will be provided such as chess, checkers, Uno, and basic playing cards. Light snacks and soft drinks will be offered. This group is open to anyone 13 and up. If you would like to bring a game of your own you’re welcome to do so.

This group is coordinated by Emin, who was born and raised in Chicago. He was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2006. Due to a complication from the medication he was on he contracted and survived an infection called Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). He moved to Dekalb nearly four years ago in search of a less stressful lifestyle and a slower pace than Chicago.


This program is free and open to all; no registration is required.


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

Academic Duel

How would you like to be challenged in an academic match? Be the first to answer the question and get a point/ or card. Add up your cards/ points and turn them in for prizes. You may be answering questions on vocabulary, world history, mathematics, science, famous world landmarks and additional subjects. Audience invited to cheer them on.


This free program is for middle and high school students, ages 12-17. Registration is not required. Space is limited to the first ten to arrive.


For additional information, please contact Kimberly at kimberlyw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568, ext. 3400.

Stranger Things Trivia Night

Calling all Stranger Things lovers and trivia lovers! Think you know anything and everything about the show? Come test your knowledge at our trivia night! Depending on the number of people, we will work in teams or alone.

Extra points if you dress up as a character from the show!

Trivia Night is a free event for adults and there is no registration required.

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