This Month's Topic: Wizards!
Do you like fantasy, science fiction, and horror stories and movies?
Are you a Whovian? A Trekker? An aspiring Jedi?
Do you read comics and manga? Do you watch anime?
Then YOU are a citizen of Geektopia!
Every month we explore an aspect of geek culture, learn about its history, have a lively discussion, and watch a movie related to that month's topic!
Refreshments are provided. This program is intended for fans ages 12 to adult.
Our e-book librarian, Jodi Sapita, is available today for one-on-one instruction or help with downloading to your e-book readers or mobile devices. Just drop by!
Going on a trip or just want to try an e-reader? The library has several Kindles and Nooks available for you to check out.
Downloadable eBooks are available to all DeKalb Public Library card holders.
T.A.G. = Teen Advisory Group
Making Libraries Work for Teens!
TAG is about local teens talking to librarians and helping to decide which books, programs, and services they need. It's about making your voices heard and your choices matter.
Refreshments are provided - all you have to do is bring your ideas, energy, and enthusiasm!
TAG - you're it!
This program is for teens.
PowerPoint is presentation software that is part of Microsoft Office. Educators and students often use it to teach something or show what they have learned. PowerPoint can also be used to make a slide show for a special event like a graduation or wedding. In business, presentations are sometimes used to make a sales pitch. This class will show you the basics and give you time to start making your own PowerPoint slide show. Tweens, Teens and Adults are welcome to this event.
Signup online or at the Reference Desk or by calling 815-756-9568 ext. 220.
Always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome!
You will need to bring your own supplies such as yarn and crochet hooks. This club is great for people who are beginners all the way up to advanced. If you are unsure of what you need, a basic crochet or knit how-to booklet will be provided during classes. There is no sign up necessary.
This month we will have dedicated fantasy projects we will be working on to tie in with the Big Read!
Are you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks? With lessons in Computer Basics, learn how to perform essential tasks using a mouse and keyboard while navigating the Windows operating system. Laptop computers will be provided for use in class. Class will be held in the lower level of the library. Signup online, at the Reference Desk or by calling 815-756-9568 ext. 220
Discover whole new worlds in this "Comic-Con" like event exclusive to The Big Read of DeKalb County! Join us in starting our Big Read month. We will be reading and celebrating "A Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula K. LeGuin.
Fantasy Fest (at the DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road) will be a host of dazzling games, magical crafts, mysterious alchemy demonstrations by NIU STEM, music by Dan the Bard, dragon activities by Linda Ma, and much more. There will be medieval knights and ladies and other-worldly characters to interact with Fan Fest goers.
Costumes are encouraged to enter this magical fest. There will be a costume contest at 2:00 p.m.
This fest is free and open to the entire community! Big Read books will be distributed at this event and all the Big Read events through out October.
Check back soon for a complete program for this event.
On Monday, October 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the Ellwood House Visitor's Center (509 N. First Street), Fantasy author Howard Andrew Jones comes to DeKalb to talk to us about the importance of fantasy fiction—why we still read it, and why we should! Howard Andrew Jones writes historical fantasy and is the author of The Chronicles of Sword and Sand, including the novels The Desert of Souls and The Bones of the Old Ones. He is also Managing Editor of Black Gate Magazine, so be sure to visit Black Gate (http://www.blackgate.com), one of the premiere sites featuring the best and boldest news about fantasy fiction!
There will be refreshments and cookies for this intriguing free event. There is no registration necessary. Receive a free copy of A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin at this and every Big Read event.
This Big Read program is brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
School is out early! The Big Read is in full swing!
Join us as we watch the first Lord of the Rings movie on our "silver" screen. We'll have popcorn and refreshments as we enjoy this amazing film. Costumes are encouraged!
You'll receive a free copy of A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin at this and every Big Read event!
A Wizard of Earthsea
Big Read Book Discussion
Join us tonight for a discussion of our 2014 Big Read book: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. In A Wizard of Earthsea, young Ged proves himself a magical prodigy. When Ged's mentor sends him to Roke Island and the School for Wizards, Ged's pride leads him to practice a forbidden magic and unleashes a terrible shadow upon the world.
Refreshments are provided.
This group is intended for teens.
309 Oak Street
DeKalb, Illinois 60115