Hocus Pocus

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

You’re invited to join us on Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 PM for a FREE showing of Hocus Pocus following the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce‘s Spooktacular event! No ticket or RSVP […]

Familiar Spirits: A Day of Ghost Theater

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Remember the experience of turning off the lights, huddling under a blanket, and watching an old black and white monster movie? Ever tell ghost stories by candlelight? Or around a […]

KSO’s Free Halloween Concert

NIU Music Building 550 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL

No ticket is needed for these free concerts! Celebrate Halloween with live music from the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra! Wear your costume; appropriate for all ages. Trick-or-treating will be offered AFTER […]

After-hours Concert: Jazz in Progress

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Jazz in Progress joins us for an after-hours concert that will feature different styles of big band and modern jazz music in the library’s main lobby!Jazz in Progress (JIP) organized […]

Cosplay Workshop

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Cosplay your favorite characters using our costumes and props. Bring some of your own paraphernalia to complete the look! Pose in front of our green screen and backdrop scene.This event […]

African American Oral History Project

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

November’s Brown Bag/Local Lore program heads back to the Ellwood House Museum. Dr. Stanley Arnold and Drew VandeCreek will discuss the African American Oral History project. This talk, sponsored by […]

Badminton at the Library

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Are you a backyard badminton enthusiast? Are you interested in learning badminton skills? Join us to learn more about badminton basics, including how to hold your racket, serving, and different […]

Artist-in-Residence: Soft Block Printing with Molly Walker

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Join local artist Molly Walker to explore printmaking. Molly will demonstrate live at 2:00pm how she carves linoleum blocks and experiments with inks and patterns. Molly’s printmaking, acrylic painting, and […]

After-hours Concert: Great Chicago Blizzard of 1967

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

There’s nothing like winter in Chicago! Join Vocalist Layni Katz and Pianist Deane Myers as they celebrate the great blizzard of 1967 in story and song in this after-hours concert […]

Planning for Retirement Health Care Costs

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Health care is one of the biggest topics of conversation in the United States today. Pre-retirees are concerned about how much it will cost in retirement and what they need […]

Planning for Retirement Health Care Costs

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Health care is one of the biggest topics of conversation in the United States today. Pre-retirees are concerned about how much it will cost in retirement and what they need […]

Explore Adventure Works — DeKalb Public

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Visit with therapists from Adventure Works!Located on Sycamore Road in DeKalb, Adventure Works–DeKalb County provides therapy to children and families through fun outdoor activities. Learn about available programs, volunteer opportunities, […]

STEM: Marine Engineering with the Society of Women Engineers

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Join volunteers from the Society of Women Engineers and build boats out of household materials. Think like a marine engineer as you test the strength of your boats. Will they […]

Life During the Holocaust: Choices and Consequences

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

What can we learn from youth in Nazi Europe about bullying, peer pressure, and violence? Learn about the Holocaust though the choices and consequences of three German youth: Anne Frank, […]

Homeschool Happenings: Dinovember

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Dinosaurs are invading the library! It’s up to you to stop them from destroying everything…or maybe help them with their shenanigans. Enjoy a fun day of dinosaur crafts, stories, and […]

Angst

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

Free movie sponsored by the DeKalb County Mental Health Board.

Family Fun Science: Robotics

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Let’s play and learn with robots! This month’s Family Fun Science features a visit from Crowbotics, the DeKalb High School Robotics Club. They will demo their robot, and then we’ll […]

Hawaiian Show

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Traditional Hawaiian music was brought over to the mainland United States during the 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition, where it later fused with jazz, ragtime, and other styles of popular music […]

Homeschool Happenings: Minecraft

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Whether you love to mine or craft, this day is for you! Explore the world of Minecraft with themed activities and crafts. Bring your diamond pickaxe and dig into this […]

Winterfest

Russel Woods Forest Preserve 11750 IL-72, Genoa

Plan to join us for our annual Winterfest. We'd love to see you again to celebrate winter both outdoors and in.

Stories From My Childhood Exhibition Opening Reception

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

Join us for the opening reception of Stories From My Childhood from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the NIU Art Museum. Award ceremony to begin at 6 p.m. Refreshments […]

Lights on Lincoln & Santa Comes to Town

Downtown DeKalb DeKalb, IL

Celebrate the start of the holiday season in Downtown DeKalb with Lights on Lincoln and Santa Comes to Town! Enjoy holiday lights that line the streets and wave to Santa […]

Celebrate the Season

Downtown Genoa Genoa, IL

Hometown traditions are back! Celebrate the Season on  Friday, December 2nd we will be hosting the 21st Annual Jingle Bell Walking Parade, Santa's Arrival, tree lighting ceremony, wagon rides, Petting […]

Downtown Sycamore Sycamore, Illlinois

Bundle up and bring the entire family downtown Sycamore on Friday, December 2!! Join us as we welcome Santa to Sycamore. At 4p.m. the evening starts off with a free […]

Hot Chocolate in a Jar at the DeKalb Public Library

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Join us in kicking off the holiday season with this simple, crafty treat you can eat! At our Hot Chocolate in a Jar program, patrons will be able to create […]

DIY Snow Globes at the DeKalb Public Library

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Join us in making holiday cheer with our DIY Snow Globe Workshop! Patrons will be able to choose different elements to add to their “winter wonderland” creation using materials provided […]

Village of Shabbona Winter Holiday Festival

Downtown Shabbona Pontiac Street, Shabbona, IL

Come join the fun at the Village of Shabbona's Winter Holiday Festival. Festival is being held in parks and buildings along Navaho Ave between Illini Street & Pontiac Street. Visit […]

Dance Down Gingerbread Lane

Downtown DeKalb DeKalb, IL

Come Dance Down Gingerbread Lane on Saturday, December 3rd, from 5:00-7:00 pm in Downtown DeKalb. Dimensions Dance Academy dancers will be performing in the windows of merchant's decorated for the […]

After-hours Concert: Apollo Strings Quintet

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Join us for an after-hours concert in the library’s main lobby with the Apollo Strings Quintet! They will be performing “Classical Holidays,” a blend of Classical music and well-known holiday […]

Whiskey, Wine and Cheese

1304 Secretariat Dr 1304 Secretariat Dr, Genoa, IL

Whiskey, Wine & Cheese is a holiday open house that supports CASA’s advocacy for children in DeKalb County who have experienced abuse or neglect. The evening will include a live wreath […]

Carol of the (Berim) Baus with Arcomusical

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Projecto Arcomusical returns to the library with their annual holiday, after-hours concert, Carol of the (Berim) Baus! The ensemble will play special arrangements of holiday music as well as original […]

Paint & Sip Hot Chocolate at the DeKalb Public Library

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Start your morning with a hot beverage and a creative project! Join us bright and early for our Paint & Sip event. Patrons will be provided all materials to paint […]

Visit with Santa’s Helper Elf

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Meet Santa’s Helper Elf! Enjoy caroling and an interactive story with one of Santa’s elves. Then make holiday crafts, write and mail a letter to Santa, eat a candy cane, […]

Recurring

Genoa Santa House

Downtown Genoa Genoa, IL

Visit with Santa today! Santa will be in his house from 10- 1pm. Santa's house also has a mail slot in the door. Write your letter and drop it off! […]