All in-person events are on hold until further notice.

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

Virtual Event: Center Yourself with Tai Chi

Monday February 1 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us on a virtual journey through the Tai Chi Sun 73 forms. Tai Chi is one of the most beneficial exercises to increase immunity, flexibility, strength and reduce stress.

This class will include step by step instructions taught by Erica Bough, 4th degree black belt in the Martial Arts and certified Tai Chi instructor. A pre-recorded video session will accompany this Zoom session so you can learn at your own pace.

Click here to register. For additional information or help with registration, please contact Britta at or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.

Virtual Concert: Barb Sorensen Presents Farm Art

Saturday February 13 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

International singer songwriter Barb Sorensen performs a virtual concert featuring original pop/rock songs written for her latest CD, Farm Art, mixed with traditional German and Norwegian folk songs, folklore, and stories from her tours.

German songs (with a yodel or two included) are part of Barb’s heritage. In German the word “art” refers to a type, or type of person. Barb’s newest songs in the Farm Art concert reflect her German heritage and American upbringing.

Barb’s music layers multiple levels of concepts, rhythms, and styles, and is upbeat, insightful, and adventurous. Grab some munchies and a drink, and join us on the couch for a wonderful hour long concert live via Zoom.

Click here to register. For additional information, please contact Samantha at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.

Virtual Teen Choice Book Award Discussion: A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti

Tuesday February 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Lincoln Award: Illinois Teen Reader’s Choice and YALSA’S Teens’ Top Teen are two book awards in which teens choose the winners. Each month read one of these nominated titles and discuss if you think it’s worthy of an award.

Register for the discussion, then pick-up a free copy of the book, while supplies last, along with some goodies which our librarians have put together. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the virtual book discussion and notification that a free copy of the book is available to be picked-up during the next Curbside Pick-up hours.

Annabelle’s life wasn’t perfect, but it was full of friends, family, love. And a boy…whose attention Annabelle found flattering and unsettling all at once. Until that attention intensified. Now Annabelle is running. Running from the pain and the tragedy from the past year. With only Grandpa Ed and the journal she fills with words she can’t speak out loud, Annabelle runs from Seattle to Washington, DC, and toward a destination she doesn’t understand but is determined to reach. With every beat of her heart, every stride of her feet, Annabelle steps closer to healing—and the strength she discovers within herself to let love and hope back into her life.

Annabelle’s journey is the ultimate testament to the human heart, and how it goes on after being broken.

This free program is for teens, ages 13-17, or in grades 7th-12th, and is supported by The Friends of DeKalb Public Library. Registration is required.

Even if you miss your chance for a free copy, you can still participate in the discussion by checking out a library copy. Our librarians will contact you for your library card number, and checkout a library book or audiobook for you to pick up. Please indicate your choice, if contacted.

Click here to register. For additional program information or help with registration, please contact Susan at or at (815) 756-9568 Ext. 3400.

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