We are celebrating National Poetry Month with a poetry contest of our own! Write an original poem (less than 100 words) about Harry Dumpty and submit it on or before April 30th. There will be three categories: adult, teen and children.
A winner will be chosen from each category on May 1st. Each winner will receive a personalized t-shirt with their poem on the back, a chocolate egg from The Confectionary and they will be able to read their award-winning poem during our groundbreaking event.
Please submit poems to Edith Craig via email at email@example.com, at the library or by fax 815-756-7837. Please include your name, age (so we can discern your category), email and/or phone number.
A variety of board and card games will be available in the Youth Services Department throughout the day for you to enjoy. Visit the library with a friend and select a game (or games) to play!
Try out Magic Muffin Kitchen Domination! The board game created by DeKalb area tweens!
Join Miss Jen on the Dragon Carpet and enjoy several stories! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas. This week we will be reading about recycling!
Be green and save green by making a plastic bottle piggy bank!
The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen
Four friends, recent college graduates, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it's no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise-quick, efficient, low risk-works like a charm. Until they kidnap the wrong man. Now two groups they've very much wanted to avoid are after them-the law, in the form of veteran state investigator Kirk Stevens and hotshot young FBI agent Carla Windermere, and an organized-crime outfit looking for payback. As they all crisscross the country in deadly pursuit and a series of increasingly explosive confrontations, each of them is ultimately forced to recognize the truth: The true professionals, cop or criminal, are those who are willing to sacrifice . . . everything. A finger-burning page-turner, filled with twists, surprises, and memorably complex characters, The Professionals marks the arrival of a remarkable new writer.
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The Crime Fiction Book Club is for adults who enjoy quality novels in the mystery/suspense genre. Join us in the community conference room for a lively and informal discussion. Books are available for check out from the book club shelf, and refreshments are provided! Drop in and be welcome!
This story time program on Tuesday mornings is geared to 2-year-old children.
The program will last approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Children will receive a coloring sheet after the program, which they may color at the library.
This week we will be reading about gardens!
Older and younger children are welcome to attend.
We will decorate the pots and plant seeds. Watch them grow!
This free program is for DeKalb School District children in grades 3-5.
Those who register will receive assistance with homework assignments in all subject areas. Our teacher, Marti Brown, is retired from District #428.
Parents should sign-up in advance for each session; there is a limit of 5 children. If registration is closed for one session, you may register for the next or email Marti at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on a waiting list.
Learn about some of the tricks of the trade for spying. We'll be testing our skills in the library, so practice your quiet walking skills!
This program is for tweens ages 10-14.
309 Oak Street
DeKalb, Illinois 60115