Events

Story Time meets on Thursday, May 19th at 11:30am. There will be no story time on May 26th as we set up for Summer Reading. Starting in June, Story Time will be on Mondays at 11:00.

Download the

June Summer Reading Calendar

July Summer Reading Calendar

or pick up a paper copy at the library.

Registration starts June 1st.

 

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

 

 

Benjamin Franklin: The Kite, the Key and other Tales

Saturday May 21 @ 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

 

This presentation, commissioned by Chicagoland’s Orland Park Library, humanizes the amazing story of the “First American”, Benjamin Franklin. His regard for America’s developing work ethic, indomitable spirit and unique position in the world is presented through the persona of his only surviving son, William Franklin. William, although imbued with a healthy respect for his world-renowned father, differed sharply in his political views. This conflict provides dramatic tension as Benjamin’s inventive genius, love of liberty and creative restlessness became the archetype for a new nationality, the American.

 

Includes music penned by Ben Franklin, traditional and original music by Barry Cloyd.

 

No registration is required. All ages are welcome!

 

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

Motown’s Early Hits with Gerald McClendon and Paul Coscino

Saturday June 4 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Singer Gerald McClendon has been keeping Soul Music alive in Chicago’s hottest nightclubs, hippest private events, and outdoor festivals for long he has earned the title of “The Soul Keeper”! He and veteran keyboard player Paul Coscino joined forces many years ago, and together they will take you a musical tour back through the years of hits from the great Soul Artists of Motown, Stax, and Atlantic records.

 

This concert 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.

 

 

Cody’s Sensory Friendly Spectacular

Saturday June 11 @ 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Cody Clark uses visual and direct magic to safely stimulate your senses!

 

Each of Cody’s routines is designed with the audience’s sensory needs in mind, engaging each participant at the level they’re most comfortable with. Whether you’re able to directly participate in the magic or just wave your hands to make the magic happen, you’ll feel empowered exactly as you are.

 

This magic show is intended specifically for patrons ages 8 and up with special sensory needs, though anyone is welcome to attend. No registration is required.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

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

 

 

Afternoon Concert: Event Horizon Jazz Quartet

Saturday June 18 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon concert with the Event Horizon Jazz Quartet! Event Horizon is unique in the eclectic nature of their emotional pallet, mixing textures, influences and grooves with whimsy and love- all under the umbrella of what some call jazz.

 

“Thanks to the superb artistry of the group and the diverse and stimulating compositions, Event Horizon is an enjoyable and absorbing release. Given the superlative synergy and talent among the four band members it is surprising that they have not recorded together more often. Perhaps this will change in the future.” – Hrayr Attarian; Chicago Jazz Magazine

 

This concert is free and open to all. No registration is required.

 

This concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

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