Events

Story Time meets every Thursday at 11:30am AND at 4:00pm.

Adult book club meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7pm. Pick up a copy of the current month's book choice and join in a friendly discussion.

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Meet bestselling author Chris Bohjalian at a live event on Zoom on Wednesday, October 27th at 6:30pm. Chris will be talking about his newest book, Hour of the Witch, just in time for Halloween. Register here.

Try It Club meets on Saturday, November 6th at 2pm to make macrame plant hangers. Space is strictly limited, so call the library to register. Ages 10+ for this one.

Adulting 101 is back! Learn how to be Travel Savvy with veteran international traveler Cynthia Clampitt. Call the library to register. Wednesday, November 10th, 6:00-7:30pm.

Story time has a special event planned for Thursday, November 18th at 4pm. Bring the whole family for Family Reading Night. Kids will have the opportunity to share their own favorite story, either a book or something they invented.

 

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

 

 

Virtual Workshop: Connecting Through Conversation 

Thursday October 21 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Join Kishwaukee College Library and partners DeKalb Public Library, NIU Library, and Sycamore Public Library for our Zoom book discussion Connecting Through Conversation on the epidemic of loneliness in America. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s book “Together” offers insight into how our neighbors and ourselves have been affected by the isolation that COVID-19 has created. This discussion is conducted through ALA’s Libraries Transforming Communities initiative. 

Copies of the book are available for free at the DeKalb Public Library. 

This program is intended for adults. Click here to register. 

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

 

 

Virtual Event: Wild Chicago 

Saturday October 30 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

 

Join us as Ben Hollis, the original host of “Wild Chicago”, presents a history of this popular PBS show. 

Click here to register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes prior to the program, especially if you haven’t used Zoom before. 

For additional information or help with registration, please contact Leah at leahh@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2112. 

Intuitive Eating

Thursday November 11 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in listening to Alison Swenson, a Registered Dietitian from Minnesota, speak about intuitive eating. Alison owns her own practice, Reclaiming Nutrition, where she works with her clients to dispel the one size fits all philosophy on nutrition and help them in the journey to find freedom with all food. Alison will speak on what intuitive eating means, why diet culture should be left behind, and what to remember with the upcoming Holiday season in regard to food guilt and the typical New Year’s weight loss campaigns.

 

There will be time for a Q&A section at the end of the program.

 

This program is being sponsored by the “Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body” initiative with the DeKalb Kiwanis Club.

 

This event is free to attend. There is the option of joining us in person in the Yusunas Meeting Room or virtually via Zoom. Click here to register to attend virtually.

 

For more information or help with registration, please contact Cassandra at cassandrap@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2150.

 

Holiday Movies and Music

Thursday November 18 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Journey back with us over the past century of film and music history as host John LeGear showcases some of the happiest and most memorable holiday moments from classic and popular films. Join us for songs, dances, and magical movie scenes from some of the most warmly embraced holiday films of all time, among them “Holiday Inn,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “The Bishop’s Wife,” “Polar Express” and, of course, Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.” Holiday Movies & Music is a stirring reminder of why we surround ourselves with loved ones to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

 

This event is free to attend. There is the option of joining us in person at the Yusunas Meeting Room or virtually via Zoom. Click here to register to attend virtually.

 

For more information or help with registration, please contact Cassandra at cassandrap@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2150.

Darkness Overtakes Us: Stephen King Book Club

Saturday November 20 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Join us as we read the spine-chilling tales of Stephen King. Books chosen will include graphic novels, non-fiction, and screenplays. Each month will feature a different tale and discussions may include clips of film and television adaptations. For November, we’ll be reading Salem’s Lot.

 

Click here to register to attend virtually.

 

Copies of the book will be available in the Adult Services Department as the date of the book club approaches.

 

If you’d like to attend in person no registration is required. This book club is intended for adults.

 

If you have any questions or need help with registration, please contact Leah at leahh@dkpl.org or call (815) 756-9568 ext. 2112.