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 compositions for the audience in the library’s main lobby.Playing exclusively on the Afro-Brazilian instrument called the berimbau, Projeto Arcomusical’s performances provide a unique and family-friendly […]

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 a canvas and drink hot chocolate while working. No instructions are necessary as this is a time to relax and create whatever comes to mind. […]

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, and more, while you wait your turn for a one-on-one visit with the Elf, and get a free Autographed Keepsake Photo of your little ones […]

Peppermint Salt Scrub Workshop at DeKalb Public Library

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

With winter upon us, join us for our DIY Peppermint Salt Scrub Workshop! In this workshop, patrons will be able to make a fragrant salt scrub. This easy recipe is perfect for the holiday season.This program is first come, first served. There are a limited number of seats available. It is intended for adults.

DIY Workshop: Acrylic Pour Ornament at the DeKalb Public Library

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Time to roll up those sleeves and get messy. Join us for our DIY Workshop: Acrylic Pour Ornament just in time for the holiday season! Patrons will be provided with paints and clear plastic ornaments to create a beautiful chaotic creation.This program is first come, first served as materials will be limited. It is intended […]

Teen Open Mic Night at the DeKalb Public Library

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Calling all performing artists! Join the teen team as we host open mic night here at the library. Actors, musicians, poets, and writers are encouraged to join this fun environment for teens to show off their skills and talents.This program is intended for teens in grades 6-12. Register to perform when you arrive, as space […]

Family Fun Science: STEM Gingerbread Houses

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

It’s the holiday season and a perfect time to build a gingerbread house with the family! Join us for our fourth annual STEM Gingerbread House Family Fun Science. We’ll have the supplies to build—graham crackers, frosting, and candy. Bring your creative ideas!At the end, we’ll have a friendly competition for Best House and the winner […]

DIY Felt Stuffed Animals at the DeKalb Public Library

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Get ready to get crafty! Join us to design and create a stuffed animal using materials provided. Afterwards, take it home to keep or give as a gift.This program is first come, first served as materials will be limited. It is intended for adults.

Beyblade Tournament at the DeKalb Public Library

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

“3! 2! 1! Go Shoot!” Put your Beyblade battle skills to the test when you compete in head-to-head events. Do you have what it takes to BE THE ONE?A tournament bracket will be created prior to the program based on registration. The first battle will begin at 11 a.m. and winners will progress through the […]

Acrylic Pour at the DeKalb Public Library

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Have you ever wanted to create a beautiful abstract painting? Now’s your chance. Acrylic pours are a straight-forward method to getting spectacular painting results for anyone new to painting!The library’s resident art specialist will be showing a couple of different techniques to creating different textures and shapes.This program is intended for teens. No registration is […]

Hot Chocolate & Vision Boards at the DeKalb Public Library

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Join us for a relaxed morning to mark the end of the year with our Hot Chocolate and Vision Boards program. Patrons will be provided with all the materials to create a digital or physical vision board perfect for starting off the New Year with a self-reflective mindset.Choose a mantra, a collection of quotes, or […]

Noon Year’s Day Celebration at the DeKalb Public Library

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

We hope you can join us to celebrate the coming of the New Year! Make a noisemaker, toss confetti, and as 12:00 approaches, we’ll start a “noon year” countdown.No registration is required for this free program. It is intended for families with children.