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Events

Summer Reading 2023 was a huge success! 316 participants turned in 1,020 reading logs! Support for the program and the many wonderful prizes came from these sponsors: Aurora Regional Fire Museum, Chicago Zoological Society, Classic Cinemas, DeKalb Park District, Ellwood House Museum, Fox Valley Ice Arena, Funway, Hinckley Lions Club, Honey Hill Orchard, Joffrey Ballet, Kane County Cougars, Kuiper's Family Farm, Lake Geneva Zipline Tours, Leigh-Leigh Kossman Coaching, Little Traveler, Paisano's Pizza and Grill, Raging Waves, Squaw Grove Dental, Strypes Plus More, Sycamore Family Sports Center.

Story Time runs on Wednesdays at 10:30 for the Fall session. Ages 0-6 will enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and more in each 30-45 minute session. Please call or stop by the library to register.

 

Book club for adults meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7pm. Pick up a copy of this month's title and join in our friendly discussion.

Hinckley Hub Event Calendar for All Things Hinckley

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

 

Grease with JP and Jenny

September 30, 2023, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

JP & Jenny present a wonderful tribute to the music of the major motion picture “Grease”. Using professional musical track reproductions and live guitars and vocals, this duo brings “Grease” and other hits of the 50s/60s to life in a dynamic and compact show. The audience is engaged and thoroughly entertained as they sing, play, and dance through a myriad of the best songs of the movie wearing authentic costumes and larger-than-life personalities.

 

James Paul Lynch is a veteran of the Chicago music scene. He has performed internationally in many countries throughout the world and has spent the last decade in the role of “George Harrison” with the renowned Beatles Tribute show, “American English”.

 

Jenny V James is a lifelong actress, performer, and voice instructor. She has a background in Broadway style performances and popular music, both vintage and contemporary.

 

This program 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.

Lights Out, Everybody: Mystery and Horror during the Golden Age of Radio

October 5, 2023, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

For more than a decade, Steve Darnall has had the opportunity to share his twin fascinations for American history and popular culture as the host of Those Were the Days and the publisher of Nostalgia Digest. During this time, he's had the chance to speak to thousands of radio fans across the country.

 

Steve discovered the Golden Age of Radio at age 12, when his father Jack turned the dial to Chuck Schaden's Those Were the Days and out came the sounds of Fibber McGee and Molly. Thus began a relationship with the early days of radio that continues to this day.

 

His presentation, Lights Out, Everybody: Mystery and Horror During the Golden Age of Radio, uses sound clips from some of radio's best known mystery and horror programs (including Escape, Inner Sanctum and Lights Out) to illustrate how radio could truly be a "Theater of the mind" and use music, voices and sounds to create indelible — and often frightening — "pictures."

 

This event is free and open to all ages. No registration is required. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

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

The Haunted Page, Tricks and Tales for October Eves

October 14, 2023, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Born and raised in Chicago, William Pack is a magician, storyteller, and author. At 11 years old, William got his first job in a magic shop and has been performing ever since. William has won numerous awards for his magic and comedy performances. In 2001, he taught actor Will Smith sleight of hand for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the film, Ali.  

 

William will present his horror-themed program, The Haunted Page, Tricks and Tales for October Eves. Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelly, Bram Stoker, M.R. James, and Shirley Jackson jump off the page and provide inspiration for 60 minutes of spine-tingling magic and spell-binding stories.

 

This highly-interactive performance will be spooky, magical, and of course, fun! It is free, and open to all ages. No registration is required.

 

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

 

 

Samhein: The Celtic Roots of Halloween

October 28, 2023, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Samhein (pronounced Sow-wehn) is the ancient Gaelic name for a time between times, a time at the end of Harvest when the veil between the world of men and the other-world of spirits becomes thin and those sprits walk the earth. From ancient times until today, we have celebrated this mysterious and beautiful time of year. We call it Halloween or All Hallows Eve. 

 

Join Award-Winning singer/songwriter Barry Cloyd as we step back into ancient Celtic times to revisit and bring to life the tales and songs of this haunting October celebration. It's a Spooky good time.

 

This event is free and open to all. No registration is required. It 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.

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