Archive for March, 2012


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.


ADVENTURE! @ your library

We save the world just about every other Sunday. You’re welcome.

Come join us! We gather in our lair on March 18th at 1:00 PM. But there are only 7 spots per session, so you have to sign up over at the DeKalb Public Library Website Calendar!


SF Teen Read: The Carbon Diaries 2015

SF Teen Read: Where Science Meets Science Fiction!

Our next book is:
The Carbon Diaries 2015, by Saci Lloyd
A book about climate change, alternative energy, and rock ‘n’ roll!

Pick up this book at the book club display at DeKalb Public Library!

We’re meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at NIU Montgomery Hall, room 442. Discuss the book, then visit the NIU Alternative Fuels Lab with us!

Brought to you by DeKalb area libraries and NIU STEM Outreach.

If you have any questions, please contact Steven Roman at 815.756.9568, ext. 280, or send an email to


Bright Futures: Engineering Tour

“Bright Futures: Electrify Your Mind @ Your Library” gears up for its second event, a tour of the NIU Engineering Building!

Engineering = Science in Action!
See everything from crushing stress tests to dune buggies! Discover how engineers transform scientific principles into the devices that you use every day, from toys to cars to airplanes!

Come join us on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 6:30 PM at the NIU Engineering Building, 590 Garden Road in DeKalb, and see what the FUTURE looks like!

Brought to you by the DeKalb Public Library and STEM Outreach, 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Steven Roman at 815.756.9568, ext. 280, or send an email to


Books for Teens – Sex & Violence, Clean & Dirty: One Author’s View

Mike Mullin, author of the post-apocalypse novel Ashfall, recently posted an article to his blog entitled “I Write Dirty Books, and I’m Proud of It.” In the article, Mullin discusses sex and violence in books intended for teens, what causes a book to be labeled clean or dirty, and why we need more dirty books for teens. I thought it was a worthwhile article, so I’m sharing it with you.