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.


BRIGHT FUTURES: Electrify Your Mind @ Your Library! Monday, Feb. 27, 6:30 PM

One week from today: Join us for a FREE, live science and electricity show to celebrate our new circulation materials and program series!

Thrill to wonders of Science! See the ELECTRIC PICKLE! Learn the wonders of harnessing the power of electricity–and then check out kits to do your own energy experiments at home

Thanks to a grant from IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the DeKalb Public Library and NIU STEM Outreach present a program designed to interest youth in science! In addition to programming, the DeKalb Public Library will have a variety of materials, including science kits, that families can check out and use at home!

Ages 10 and up! No need to sign up–just drop in and enjoy the show!

Brought to you by the DeKalb Public Library, NIU STEM Outreach, and  the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Foundation, the IEEE Life Members Committee, and the IEEE-Chicago Section.


TAG: Teen Advisory Group!

Look, guys, it’s really simple.

The Teen Advisory Group needs you.

You sit down with me, DeKalb’s Friendly Neighborhood Teen Librarian.

You get free pizza.

You get to choose the stuff YOU actually want to read, see, and use at the library.

I make sure that stuff is added to the collection.

How simple is that?

So … this Thursday, February 23, @ 6:30 PM. I’ll see you there!


ADVENTURE! @ your library: Heroic Role-Playing for Teens!

Evil threatens. The world needs heroes.

Time to step up!

Take part in a game of collaborative storytelling where YOUR decisions create the action and control the course of the adventure.

Plus, you get to stomp bad guys.

The library that brought you the Anime Alliance and the award-winning Heroes @ your library introduces a new program for teens, run by DeKalb’s own Librarian Superhero!

Thrill to the twists and turns of a story that YOU help to create, where your actions mean the difference between defeat and victory!

Our first game is February 5, 2012, at 1:00 PM, and we’ll meet every other week thereafter. There are a limited number of spots available, however, so sign up now on the event calendar at the DeKalb Public Library homepage:
February 5, 2012 Game
February 19 2012 Game


An Interview with Chewbacca!

Okay, an interview with the actor who plays Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew.


Summer Movies, part 2

Just wondering who’s going to see:


Summer Movies, part 1

Just wondering who saw: