Events

​​Holiday story times. Ages 0-6 will enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, crafts, and more on Thursdays at 11:00am with Miss Sarah. Sign up for each of these holiday theme events separately: 

                Deck the Tree—December 1

                Elf Workshop—December 8

                Santa Claus is Coming to Town—December 15

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:

AFTER-HOURS CONCERT: APOLLO STRINGS QUINTET

Saturday, December 3, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

 

Join us for an after-hours concert in the library’s main lobby with the Apollo Strings Quintet! They will be performing “Classical Holidays,” a blend of Classical music and well-known holiday tunes.

 

Apollo Strings is a student-led quartet of exceptional and highly accomplished student musicians, 2 from Sycamore and 2 from Sugar Grove. The members include: Emma Fredericks, violin, student director (Sycamore), Aeryn Hwang, violin (Sugar Grove), Vienna Hwang, viola (Sugar Grove) and Evan Tonaki, cello (Sycamore). All four members have years of training and performing experience, with both members from Sugar Grove being prior members of the Kaneland Youth Orchestra, and both members from Sycamore being current members of both the NIU Sinfonia String Ensemble and the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

 

The Quartet formed in 2020 during the pandemic shutdown as an outlet for these musicians to continue to play music. Finding the result very successful, they decided to continue the group and are now in their third year. The group has produced several concerts over the last two years both online and in live venues, as well as doing holiday programs within the community and providing music for a wedding reception.

 

This concert is free and open to all. No registration is required. Light refreshments will be available while supplies last. 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.

 

VISIT WITH SANTA’S HELPER ELF

Saturday, December 10, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

Meet Santa’s Helper Elf! Enjoy caroling and an interactive story with one of Santa’s elves. Then make holiday crafts, write and mail a letter to Santa, eat a candy cane, and more, while you wait your turn for a one-on-one visit with the Elf, and get a free Autographed Keepsake Photo of your little ones with the Elf, taken and printed on the spot!

 

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

 

For additional information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

 

DIY HOLIDAY GNOMES

Saturday, December 17, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

 

Ready to get crafty? Patrons will be provided all materials to create a plush gnome and decorate it to their own style!

 

This program is first come, first served as materials will be limited. It is intended for adults.

 

For additional information, please contact Grace at graces@dkpl.org or 815-756-9568 ext. 2110 or Iris at irise@dkpl.org.