ADVENTURE! @ your library update!

If you haven’t been attending ADVENTURE! @ your library, DeKalb Public Library’s very own RPG group for teens, you’ve missed out on the fantastic adventures of a gunslinger, a fox-man, a ghost, a private investigator, and a ninja as they:

- make the world safe for their favorite noodle restaurant by defeating a sorcerer with a jetpack
- fight an evil super-spy, then travel to other dimensions using a super-science television, make friends with monsters, and save the future from Mr. Smiley
- beat up a wolfman and infiltrate a party of the super-wealthy using fashion straight from Lady Gaga’s closet

It’s like the best cartoon you’ve never seen!

Fortunately, you have a chance to join in on the fun! Our next meeting is on Sunday, January 20th, at 1 PM, and you can sign up now!


I Think That Somebody Is Missing the Point

… don’t you?


This image projects food into surreal country.


The Many Faces of … YOU!


Wildcard: The Many Faces of Me

This month, we’ll be taking several pictures of ourselves, group them together, print them, and draw all over them! Show the world the many facets, personalities, and aspects that make YOU unique!

Join us at the DeKalb Public Library on January 10 at 6:30 PM. As always, this program is for teens.


Time Magazine Talks Hobbits and Dungeons & Dragons

For all my fellow gamers out there, a brief article on Dungeons & Dragons:

Will Dungeons & Dragons Be the Next Hobbit?

And just in case you were wondering, ADVENTURE! @ your library continues to be a fantastic time. We currently have an opening for a creative and imaginative teen to join–if you’re interested, our next meeting is Sunday, December 16th, at 1:00 PM. Click the link above to sign up!


Wildcard: White Elephant Gift Exchange!


Thursday, December 13, @ 6:30 PM!

Bring a gift! Find it, make it, buy it (but only if you must, and DEFINITELY don’t spend more than $5.00), then wrap it up!

Then watch some unsuspecting person open it and try to trade for something better!

Gag gifts are encouraged!

Happy holidays, and we hope to see you there!


Come One, Come All to the Electric Faire!

Join us on THURSDAY, JUNE 14TH, at 6:30 PM, as we combine Wildcard Night with our Bright Futures program and create a Fantastic, Phantasmagoric Festival and Electrical Extravaganza for the Entire Family!

Electrify YOUR Mind With:
* Energy and Electricity Demonstrations
* Hands-On Activities
* Information on Clean, Green Energy Initiatives
* Electrified Hot Dogs and Pickles
* A Look Inside the Chevy Volt
* The Unveiling of a Work of Electric Art created for the Bright Futures Program by Artists Bart Woodstrup and Michael Taylor!

And More!

Brought to you by: the DeKalb Public Library; NIU STEM Outreach; Lights for Learning; The Time Arts – Design and Media Arts Dept.; The Institute for Energy, Sustainability, and the Environment; and DeKalb/Sycamore Chevrolet. Made possible by a grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Foundation, the IEEE Life Members Committee, and the IEEE Chicago Section.


Bully: It’s Time to Take a Stand


Take a Stand Against Bullying

Free community showing of the film Bully tomorrow–limited to the first 200 people in line.

When: 15 May 2012, 6:55 PM
Where: Market Square Cinema, Sycamore Road, DeKalb

Community discussion immediately following at Hopkins Park Community Center–Terrace Room, on Sycamore Road in DeKalb. (Across the street from Jewel/Osco and Bea’s Wok & Roll.)


Bright Futures: Squishy Circuits!

Bright Futures: Electrify Your Mind @ Your Library Presents:


Did you know that you could make electrical circuits out of homemade clay-dough? It’s true! Come join us and our friends from Northern Illinois University’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers as we play with clay and learn all about electricity at the same time!

(Don’t worry moms and dads–the clay is made from simple bleached flour, salt, sugar, lemon juice, vegetable oil, and water!)

We’re meeting on Saturday, April 28, at 2:30 PM, at the DeKalb Public Library. For ages 10+, maximum of 15 youth, so be sure to sign up at the DeKalb Public Library Events Calendar.

Brought to you by the DeKalb Public Library, NIU STEM Outreach, and the NIU chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, and made possible by a grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Foundation, the IEEE Life Members Committee, and the IEEE Chicago Section.


Adventure @ Your Library

We save the world twice each month! (You’re welcome!)

In our latest game, we explore postapocalyptic ruins and find the treasures of the ancients in the Mutant Future!

Come join DeKalb’s role-playing game program for teens! Out next meeting is on May 6, 2012. There are only 6 spaces available, however, so be sure to sign up at the DeKalb Public Library Events Calendar.


TAG: Teen Advisory Group!

March 22, 6:30 PM

Come join us for pizza, fellowship, and, oh yeah, deciding which items YOU want to add to the library’s collection.

It’s a win-win, really.