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Events

Abe Lincoln will be back at the library on Thursday, February 9th at 6pm. Kevin Wood portrays Mr. Lincoln in full period dress, sharing the story of how both he and Illinois rose from obscurity to greatness between the years 1830 to 1861. All ages are welcome and registration is not required.

 

Homeschool Hangout is a new event designed by homeschooling families. Drop in at 1pm on January 10th and 24th to meet new friends. All ages welcome. Bring a board game, something to show and tell, art supplies, or just come to hang out. ​​

Story Time. Ages 0-6 will enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, crafts, and more on Thursdays at 11:00am with Miss Sarah. The next session begins January 12th. Call or stop by the library to register.

Treats and Tales: a book club for grades K-3. Read the book then join us at the library for food, discussion, and voting on the next title. Check at the library for the next date and title.

 

Rate Your Read: a book club for grades 4-7. Read the book then join us at the library for food, discussion, and voting on the next title. Check at the library for the next date and title.

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.

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

James the Magician

January 28, 2023, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

DeKalb Public Library

Family Friendly, Free, Library, Music & Theater

Youth, Adult, Senior, Teen, Tween

 

Since 1986, James Ember has been creating and performing magic.

 

He has performed his award winning, interactive, comedy magic show throughout the world.

 

Performing magic with a wild passion since he won his first talent show at the age of 6, his exceptional magical talent has been showcased at school programs, during weddings, at corporate events, on stages, on the street, and everywhere in between.

 

There’s one thing that drives every single one of his performances – he knows joy is contagious. It’s passed from the performer to the audience, then from audience members to each other and, by the end of the show, everyone is laughing, amazed, and having fun.

 

This magic show is free and intended for ages 5 and up, even adults! No registration is required.

 

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

Mardi Gras Celebration

Saturday, February 11, 2023, 2:00pm-3:00pm

 

Celebrate Mardi Gras at the library! Design your own Mardi Gras mask using glitter, paint, ribbons, and more. You can also create your own Mardi Gras beads.

 

This event is first come, first served as space is limited. All ages are welcome.

 

For additional information, please contact Leah at leahh@dkpl.org or Grace at graces@dkpl.org or call (815) 756-9568, ext. 2112.

Swinging the Lantern: Songs and Stories of the Sea

Saturday, February 18, 2023, 2:00pm-3:00pm

 

Pull up a sandbag and swing the lantern! The phrase, initially of British military origin, refers to the lamps hung from a ship’s beams that would swing while the ship was out at sea. This expression has come to be synonymous with the telling of tales (mostly true, some tall tales) in maritime culture.

 

Join singer, songwriter, and storyteller Dave Martin on an exploration of the vast wonder of the world’s oceans and Great Lakes. Casting off, listeners will be regaled with legendary incidents that have occurred on the high seas near and afar, and become acquainted with colorful characters that have forged the flinty character of sea-going people. In this program, audience members meet a real pirate of the Caribbean, end up in a precarious position with the captain of a Boston Whaler off Nantucket, and experience the legendary fury of a ‘November Witch’ on the Great Lakes; a storm that occurred in 1913, and is referred to by Great Lakes mariners and historians as the ‘White Hurricane.’

 

Dispatched from the Third Coast, Dave Martin entertains and delights with his keen sense for stories and wry presentation sensibility.

 

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

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

 

After-Hours Concert: Jazz in Progress

 

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Jazz in Progress joins us for an after-hours concert that will feature different styles of big band and modern jazz music in the library’s main lobby!

Jazz in Progress (JIP) organized in 2012 to encourage local musicians to play jazz in support of its mission of musical, charitable, and educational purposes to advance the appreciation, performance, and history of jazz music and its related genres. Its membership includes a variety of talented musicians from the DeKalb County area. The ensemble also honors the practice of inviting local high school and college jazz musicians to sit in with the band, giving young musicians an opportunity to gain more experience in playing jazz music.

JIP is an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that puts funds raised back into local community music programs. Past recipients of JIP donations include the DeKalb, Genoa-Kingston, Hinckley-Big Rock, Indian Creek and Sycamore music booster organizations, as well as St. Mary’s-DeKalb and the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

JIP has performed at benefit and fund raising events and venues around the area including the St. Mary’s Lancer Legacy Ball, Sycamore Natural History Museum’s Rockin’ for the Reptiles, Stage Coach Theatre, Sycamore Farmers Market, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, Artigras, The House Café, and Oak Crest Senior Proms. The band also has performed with the Celebration Chorale and at many other community and charity events.

This concert is free and open to all. No registration is required. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and music will begin at 6:30 p.m.

 

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

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