NIU Art Museum Biennal

NIU Art Museum 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Shown every two years, this exhibit features recent artwork by current faculty and teaching staff and highlights the artistry, research, and instruction found at NIU. The work on display represents […]

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Paint and Sip with a Book

Common Grounds Coffee, Tea and Smoothies LLC 2180 Oakland Drive Suite B, Sycamore, IL

Common Grounds loves books and book lovers. More than that we love supporting art lovers and inspiring creativity in our community. Join Common Grounds for art nights every Monday from […]

FREE

NIU School of Art and Design 2022 Faculty Biennial

Virtual

The biennial exhibition features the work of current full-time and part-time faculty and teaching staff. The work on display represents the activity and interests of individual members of the School […]

FREE

Free Movie: The Wiz

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

The movie is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:30 PM. Join us after the film for a panel discussion. Showing partnered with The Center for […]

Making Smart Purchases with Consumer Reports Online

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

When you make a purchase, whether big or small, you want to make sure that you’re getting a quality item. Join DeKalb Public Library to learn how to use Consumer […]

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Family Fun Science: Light-Up Valentines Day Cards

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

It’s time to light up someone’s life! Join DeKalb Public Library to learn about simple and complex circuits and use our knowledge to build a card that really lights up. […]

FREE

NIU School of Art and Design 2022 Faculty Biennial

Virtual

The biennial exhibition features the work of current full-time and part-time faculty and teaching staff. The work on display represents the activity and interests of individual members of the School […]

FREE

Wally Mulso LIVE at the Warehouse on Park

Warehouse on Park 662 Park Ave, Genoa, IL

Bring your significant other, BFF, or whomever and have some Late afternoon fun with local Lothario, Wally Mulso! We have limited seating so get your free tickets now to secure […]

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Paint and Sip with a Book

Common Grounds Coffee, Tea and Smoothies LLC 2180 Oakland Drive Suite B, Sycamore, IL

Common Grounds loves books and book lovers. More than that we love supporting art lovers and inspiring creativity in our community. Join Common Grounds for art nights every Monday from […]

FREE

Torn Paper Mosaics

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Create wonderful works of art using nothing but torn pieces of paper, some glue, and your imagination! This program is intended for those in grades 6-12. Registration is not required. […]

FREE

NIU School of Art and Design 2022 Faculty Biennial

Virtual

The biennial exhibition features the work of current full-time and part-time faculty and teaching staff. The work on display represents the activity and interests of individual members of the School […]

FREE

Free Movie: Good Hair

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

The movie is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:30 PM. Join us after the film for a panel discussion. Showing partnered with The Center for […]

Recovery is Possible

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Dive deep with an individual who is living her life of recovery from Bipolar Disorder. Hear her incredible journey from multiple hospitalizations and living at the Chicago YMCA to working […]

FREE

Life Hacks: Crochet and Knitting Basics

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

This series of programs is designed to teach various life hacks. Learn the basics of knit or crochet in this life hacks class. Yarn and tools will be provided for […]

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Variety Show

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

  Kevin Adair’s slogan is, “I Do Things.” This can be experienced live in Kevin’s variety show that includes comedy, magic, juggling, poetry, and storytelling! Kevin keeps the audience involved […]

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Paint and Sip with a Book

Common Grounds Coffee, Tea and Smoothies LLC 2180 Oakland Drive Suite B, Sycamore, IL

Common Grounds loves books and book lovers. More than that we love supporting art lovers and inspiring creativity in our community. Join Common Grounds for art nights every Monday from […]

FREE

NIU School of Art and Design 2022 Faculty Biennial

Virtual

The biennial exhibition features the work of current full-time and part-time faculty and teaching staff. The work on display represents the activity and interests of individual members of the School […]

FREE

NIU Teen STEM Café: Jobs of the Future

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Many of the jobs that are important now (social media manager, smartphone app developer) didn’t even exist a few decades ago. How can today’s teens anticipate and prepare for the […]

FREE

Casey Carrino LIVE at The Warehouse on Park

Warehouse on Park 662 Park Ave, Genoa, IL

Our Indoor LIVE music rolls on as we welcome Casey Carrino to our joint! Casey will be Grooving with his awesome Blues, Reggae, folk & Bluegrass music. Our bar will […]

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Paint and Sip with a Book

Common Grounds Coffee, Tea and Smoothies LLC 2180 Oakland Drive Suite B, Sycamore, IL

Common Grounds loves books and book lovers. More than that we love supporting art lovers and inspiring creativity in our community. Join Common Grounds for art nights every Monday from […]

FREE

Woodpeckers of Illinois

Virtual

Peggy Doty, Illinois Extension, Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator in partnership with the Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will be presenting a program on the Woodpeckers of Illinois. Woodpeckers are incredibly […]

Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore

Kiskwaukee Valley Heritage Society 622 Park Ave, Genoa

The DeKalb County History Center and Ellwood House Museum are planning three different programs to highlight the work being done by these groups dedicated to local history. The first presentation […]

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15th Annual Skateboard Inspired Art Show

Fargo Skateboarding 641 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb

Join Fargo Skateboarding for a full day of events celebrating skateboarding! 12pm: Beginner skate contest 5pm: Skate contest - CASH PRIZES 6pm: Art show opens in the Fargo Venue Featured […]

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Family Fun Science: Candy Science

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Get ready for a sweet time! DeKalb Public Library will be doing multiple fun candy experiments this month for our Family Fun Science program. They will be engineering with marshmallows, […]

FREE

Knit & Crochet Circle

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Whether you’re a veteran yarn worker or someone who wants to learn the craft, everyone is welcome! Bring a project to work on, or simply show up and learn. Enjoy […]

FREE

Aldo Leopold Week: Green Fire Film Viewing and Discussion

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Celebrate famed wildlife ecologist and land ethic conservationist Aldo Leopold during Aldo Leopold Week! Join Sycamore Library and local Land Ethic Leader Terese D. for a viewing of the film […]

Contemporary Broadway Concert

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Vocalist Layni Katz and pianist Deane Myers perform Broadway hits from the 60s through the 2000s. Toe tappers to showstoppers! Enjoy your favorites from Hello Dolly, A Chorus Line, The […]

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Visit Ranger, the Tyrannosaurs

Sycamore Park District Community Center 480 Airport Rd, Sycamore, IL

Have your picture taken with the animatronic dinosaur!

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NIU School of Art and Design 2022 Faculty Biennial

Virtual

River Weaving, The 2020 Kishwaukee River Installation Celebrating NIU's 125th, in Review School of Art and Design Associate Professor and environmental sculptor John Siblik presents on this 2020 art installation […]

FREE

Volunteer Fair

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Have you been looking for something to do to give back to your community? Join the DeKalb Public Library for its first annual volunteer fair! We will have over 20 […]

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Live Music! Jim Green

Prairie State Winery 222 West Main St., Genoa, IL

Saturday live music events are first come first served. The kitchen is open on Saturdays from 11am-7pm!

Hand Sewing Basics with Homeschool Happenings

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Learn to thread a needle and do a few basic stitches in this session of Homeschool Happenings. Participants will have the opportunity to make a finished project such as a […]

FREE

NIU School of Art and Design 2022 Faculty Biennial

Virtual

Artist Talk - "The Wandering Mind" by Michael Barnes, Professor of Art, NIU School of Art and Design NIU Professor of Art Michael Barnes, head of the printmaking program in […]

An Evening with Jenny Lawson

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Join DeKalb Public Library for a virtual evening with award-winning humorist Jenny Lawson as she discusses her most recent bestseller, “Broken (in the best possible way)” and her brilliantly funny […]

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Acrylic Silhouettes

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Acrylic painting might seem a bit complicated from afar, but with some practice, everyone can do it! You can follow step-by-step instructions or create your own abstract masterpiece with the […]

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After-hours Concert: NIU Steelband

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

They’re back! Join DeKalb Public Library in the main lobby for an after-hours concert performed by the Northern Illinois University’s renowned Steelband. The concert will be an eclectic program of […]

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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

NIU Art Museum 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and […]

Coding for Adults: HTML

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Calling all moms, dads, entrepreneurs, college students, or any adult interested in coding! For this program we will be exploring HTML, the foundation of all web pages. Students will learn […]

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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

NIU Art Museum 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and […]

Recurring

Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

NIU Art Museum 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and […]

Exploring Jacob Haish

DeKalb County History Center 1730 N. Main Street, Sycamore, IL

DeKalb, Illinois is famous for barbed wire - but how much do you know about the people who invented it? Jessi Haish Larue, a Haish family descendant, will present and […]

FREE

Coding for Adults: CSS

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Calling all moms, dads, entrepreneurs, college students, or any adult interested in coding! For this program we will be exploring CSS, a coding language meant for the presentation of a […]

FREE
Recurring

Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

NIU Art Museum 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and […]