Events

Story time is back! Join us Thursdays at 11:30 in the auditorium above the library. No registration is necessary. Masks are required for anyone over the age of 2.

John Sandford's latest book, "Ocean Prey," will release April 13th. Meet the author the next day! Join in a virtual author talk on Wednesday, April 14th at 7pm on Zoom. John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of twenty-nine Prey novels; four Kidd novels; twelve Virgil Flowers novels; three YA novels coauthored with his wife, Michele Cook; and three other books. Register here. You must have a valid email address to receive the Zoom link.

Try out these upcoming programs from the DeKalb Public Library, generously shared with the Hinckley community:

 

 

Charitable Giving & Estate Planning: Why, When, and How to Give

 

April 15 @ 5pm-6pm

 

For many, charitable giving is a way of life. One question is how much to give throughout your lifetime and what to leave as charitable gifts in your will or trust. In this virtual seminar, local experts will dissect charitable giving and estate planning, including why, when, and how to give. Topics include:

-          Philanthropic Trends

-          Charitable Giving Options

-          Estate Planning & Tax Considerations

-          Donor Advised Funds

This session is relevant for donors, the general public, and those who fundraise for nonprofit/charitable organizations. It is being offered collaboratively by the DeKalb County Estate Planning Advisory Committee, DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, DeKalb County Community Foundation, the DeKalb Public Library, the Hinckley Public Library, the Kirkland Public Library, and the Sycamore Public Library.

 

To register, visit https://dcnp.org/event/charitable-giving-estate-planning-why-when-how-to-give/

 

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

 

Virtual Workshop: First-time Homebuyers

Saturday April 17 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or searching to downsize, local experts are here to help navigate the DeKalb real estate market.  The realtors will discuss the process of buying a home- from finding a mortgage company to negotiating an offer to the closing table.

The presenters will include Tiffany Dallas, Realtor, at Century 21 Affiliated and Stephanie Hunter, Mortgage Loan Originator at FNB Mortgage Group.

This free program is intended for adults. It is held as part of Smart Money Initiative DeKalb County. Click here to register.

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

Virtual Cooking Program: Brunches and Breads

Saturday May 1 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Have you tried bread baking or wanted to? Learn some favorite vintage trends and techniques for making breads and other brunch favorites in this humorous, nostalgic presentation with cookbook collector Amy Alessio. Recipes are included!

Amy Alessio is an award-winning librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest reference book is the co-authored of 50+ Programs for Adults, Teens, Tweens (American Library Association, 2019). Her fiction includes the Amazon bestselling Alana O’Neill mysteries with vintage recipes, and romance under a pseudonym. She was the Windy City RWA Northern Illinois Librarian of the year in 2012. She served on the Young Adult Library Services Association Board of Directors and is an adjunct faculty for Dominican University. She is a romance reviewer for Booklist and has given over 300 presentations to libraries and large groups on vintage cooking and crafts. Learn more at www.amyalessio.com.

Click here to register.

This event will also be live streamed to the library’s Facebook page. Click here to watch it on Facebook.

This program is part of the “Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body” initiative with the DeKalb Kiwanis Club.

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

 

Virtual Event: The 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic, World War I, and Wilson

Thursday May 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

On Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm historian Jim Gibbons will take you on the roller coaster ride of your life: the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic, the decade of the 1910s and World War I.

The year is 1918. Thousands of U.S. troops are involved in World War I and millions will die. In the U.S., an additional war is forming. It is called “influenza" and it will take between 40-100 million more lives. Gibbons will describe all the ups and downs, twists and turns, fear, mourning and joy of the 1910s that will take you into the excitement of the Roaring 20s!

This program is free and open to everyone. Click here to register.

For additional information or help with registration, please contact Teresa at teresai@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2114.

 

Virtual Concert: French Creole Music from the Illinois Country

Saturday May 15 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Fingers and bow flying, Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole take listeners on a musical odyssey not so different from his own musical and cultural education in Upper Louisiana Creole Culture. Taught to play fiddle by local Creole fiddlers Roy Boyer and Charlie Pashia in the tradition of their fathers, Dennis gradually became an adopted son of the French Midwest Creoles living along the Mississippi River south of St Louis, Missouri. A vibrant blend of Celtic, Canadian and Old Time sounds, this music bridges the gap between contemporary Canadian and Louisiana Cajun styles. Preserved by families in the Ozark foothills, the music remains largely intact and true to the traditions that have been passed down for over three centuries.  Included in L’Esprit Creole is also Doug Hawf on guitar.  A lifelong musician, Doug grew up just a few miles down the Wabash River from the old French Creole settlement of Vincennes, Indiana.

With the blessing of the Creole people of the Midwest, Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole are its passionate ambassadors, expanding interest and excitement in a region that has been, in many ways, ignored by the history books. What many have considered to be long lost is alive and kicking. A medley of music, language, stories, and culture secreted away in the Missouri Ozarks has a voice in the tapestry of this world.  It’ll make your soul jump, your head spin, and your heart glad to know that it is still here. As they say in the hills, “On est toujours icitte: We are still here!”
Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole have performed across the United States and Canada at notable events and locations including The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and Festival Acadiens in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Click here to register.

This event will also be live streamed to the library’s Facebook page. Click here to watch it on Facebook.

This concert is funded in part by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture grant.

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

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