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Events

The Summer Reading Program will run through June and July. You can keep signing up throughout July! Registration is required for all summer events, so call or stop by the library to sign up.

Plan your summer at the library! Find the July Calendar here or grab a paper copy at the library. Register for the reading program.

What can you expect from Summer Reading 2024?

  1. ALL ages are welcome to participate.

  2. You don't need to have a library card or live in Hinckley.

  3. Books, ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines all count. Enjoy what you're reading and don't worry about the reading level.

  4. Turn in one reading log each week for an automatic prize and an entry into a grand prize drawing.

 

Hinckley Hub Event Calendar for All Things Hinckley

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

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Balloon Show: The Art of Inflation

July 11, 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Imaginations soar when watching an ordinary balloon transform into an extraordinary animal, shape, or figure.  Just as a good book captivates the minds of its readers, Magical Balloon-dude Dale’s balloon show uses art and creativity to capture imagination.  Enjoy light comedy and awe-inspiring balloon art with Magical Balloon-dude Dale as he performs the Art of Inflation.  

 

This is an all-age show that blends comedy, audience participation, balloon twisting, and a dash of silliness with upbeat music leaving you happy and amazed.  Towards the end of the show the house lights will turn off, and the audience will see glowing balloons twirl about the room!

 

This program is funded by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. It is free and requires no registration.  

 

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

 

 

Dan Gogh’s Magic and Art Show

July 18, 2024, 10:00am - 11:00am

Step into the whimsical world of Artist-Magician Dan Gogh, where comedy, magic, and art converge to unlock the mystery of creativity. With Dan as your guide, prepare for a captivating adventure through wacky colors, magical drawings, and art tools that have a mind of their own. Reading is a huge component of this special show, as Dan seamlessly weaves storytelling into his magical tapestry.

 

Get ready to be spellbound, uplifted, and entertained from start to finish as you embark on this one-of-a-kind journey of discovery and laughter. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will leave you amazed, inspired, and eagerly anticipating what wonders await around the next corner.

 

This program for all ages is free and requires no registration.  It is funded by the Friends of the Library.

 

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

 

 

Good Clean Fun: Music Duo

July 27, 2024, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Playing music from every decade and virtually every style, Good Clean Fun delivers an exciting show that's guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face and bring everyone out to the dance floor!

 

Led by husband-and-wife team, Good Clean Fun is the perfect party band for any occasion. Mike & Traci put love, personalization, and energy into every performance. Good Clean Fun has been entertaining the New York Tri-State area since 1997. and the Midwest since 2006. They currently hold the "Couple's Choice Award" for the last 6 consecutive years.

 

This performance 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.

 

Author Fair

August 10, 2024, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Learn about the recent publications of area authors from the writers themselves. The library’s main lobby will be filled with local authors showcasing their works and answering questions throughout the day. Eight authors will provide a brief presentation in the Yusunas Meeting Room during the event. Listen to excerpts from their books, ask questions, and interact with each author. Copies of the books will be available to purchase.

 

This event is free to attend and open to all. Drop by any time to visit with the authors!

 

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

 

 

Jersey Brothers

August 17, 2024, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Jersey Brothers perform music from Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and their contemporaries, with historical notes from the group's popular and on-going career.

 

Seasoned performers, Norm and Randy Murray have appeared on the same bill as The Four Seasons, Johnny Rivers, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Diamonds, and Bill Haleys Comets.

 

This event 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.

 

 

After-hours Concert: The Twangtown Paramours

August 30, 2024, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Twangtown Paramours are a national touring, award-winning husband and wife duo and band from Nashville. Their music is a blend of Nashville, New York, and Austin influences and has been called “Soulful Americana”. Join us in the main lobby of the library as we welcome this band for the first time to perform an after-hours concert!

 

Some of the Twangtown Paramours’ tunes are poetic, but many are just a whole lot of fun. Recently, other artists have begun recording their songs. They are 3-time Kerrville New Folk finalists and winners of the Wildflower Contest in Richardson, TX. Their newest full band album, “Double Down on a Bad Thing” was #11 on the U.K Indie Blues chart last year and #18 on the U.S. RMR Contemporary Blues chart.

 

MaryBeth sang background vocals for the late Eva Cassidy. Mike is a session musician, songwriter, and producer, and is the author of a #1 platinum selling pop ballad in Korea. He also sometimes plays upright bass for Jimmie Dale Gilmore.

 

This concert is free and open to all. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and music will begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

 

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

 

 

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