Flashback Friday Films: The Sandlot

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Adults are welcome to attend Sycamore Public Libraries new theme of monthly after-hours movie nights: Flashback Fridays! Designed for adults to relive watching their favorite 80’s and 90’s childhood movies with friends, library staff will provide soda, popcorn, and sentimentality. Movies will be screened in the stacks on the second floor. Register for a reminder […]

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Flashback Friday Films: The NeverEnding Story

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Adults are welcome to attend the Sycamore Public Libraries new theme of monthly after-hours movie nights: Flashback Fridays! Designed for adults to relive watching their favorite 80’s and 90’s childhood movies with friends, library staff will provide soda, popcorn, and sentimentality. Movies will be screened in the stacks on the second floor. Register for a […]

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Flashback Friday Films : Labyrinth

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Adults are welcome to attend Sycamore Public Library's new theme of monthly after-hours movie nights: Flashback Fridays! Designed for adults to relive watching their favorite 80’s and 90’s childhood movies with friends. Library staff will provide soda, popcorn, and sentimentality. Movies will be screened in the stacks on the second floor. Register for a reminder […]

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‘Barbie’ Movie Screening and Party

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Adults and teens 13+ can join the Sycamore Public Library to celebrate everything Barbie! Dress as your favorite Barbie, play games, take a photo in a Barbie box, and enjoy pink snacks and popcorn. Games at 2pm, movie starts at 2:30pm.

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Back Country Roads Acoustic Concert

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Back Country Roads goes back to their roots with a 3-piece acoustic concert at the library. Join us after-hours for this special concert filled with acoustic renditions of their hit song list.NO REGISTRATION REQUIREDSeating is limited, please arrive early to guarantee a seat. Additional parking can be found in the many nearby city lots for […]

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Flashback Friday Films: Back to the Future

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Adults are welcome to attend the Sycamore public library's new theme of monthly after-hours movie nights: Flashback Fridays!Designed for adults to relive watching their favorite 80’s and 90’s childhood movies with friends, library staff will provide soda, popcorn, and sentimentality.Movies will be screened in the stacks on the second floor. Register for a reminder and […]

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Friday Night Fright: Anna and the Apocalypse

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Adults 18+ can join library staff after hours for a free screening of Anna and the Apocalypse (2017). In this musical horror/comedy movie, a zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven at Christmas. Anna and her friends fight, slash and sing their way to survival. They soon discover that no one is safe […]

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Hooks & Books Crochet Circle

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

In this new monthly club, participants of all skill levels are welcome to share their love of fiber crafts! Perfect for both beginners and experienced crocheters, our crochet circle will have you relaxing and learning! Bring your yarn and hooks. Light snacks provided.

Family Program: Seed Paper Studio

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Create your very own paper that you can draw on, then plant it to grow wildflowers when you're done!

Dave Martin: Mirth and Miscellany in the Midwest

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Musician and storyteller Dave Martin takes us on a good-natured romp through the Midwest to explore the culture and storied history of the region, performing both traditional and original songs while infusing quixotic anecdotes about his family’s place in America’s heartland.  

Friday Night Fright: Scream

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Do you like scary movies? Adults 18+ can join the Sycamore Public Library for an screening of Scream (1996)!Join them after-hours for a Summer Slasher-themed event. Settle in with popcorn and bring your own chairs and blanket for an authentic summer movie feel.

Dog Days of Summer

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with canine crafts, and meet adoptable dogs from Tails Humane Society! During this family program you can create homemade peanut butter no-bake pet treats, a T-shirt dog toy, and a pastel portrait of your pet.

Teen Program: Break a Record!

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Test your mettle and ability to break a record while you attempt a variety of wacky challenges including: eating Jello with chopsticks, alphabetizing letters, putting Mr. Potato Head together while blindfolded and more.

Friday Night Fright

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Adults 18+ can join us after-hours for a free Summer Camp Slasher-themed event. Compete in teams to participate in a library scavenger hunt, take a Camp Crystal Lake photo, and enter to win a raffle prize. Then, settle in with popcorn to watch Friday the 13th (rated R).Bring your own chairs and blanket for an […]

Book Queeries Book Club

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Join Sycamore Library at our monthly book club for the LGBTQA+ community and their allies. All books read will be by and/or about queer people. Older teens and adults are welcome!Upcoming Books: June 13: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (Fiction/Memoir)July 11: Even Though I Knew the End by C. L. Polk (Fantasy […]

Spill the Tea: Spare Book Club and Afternoon Tea

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Adults can celebrate the coronation of King Charles with a special book club event to discuss Spare. "Spill the tea" when chatting about all the gossip and history of the royal family.Tea and light snacks will be served; fascinators are optional.Beginning May 1st, pick up a copy of Spare from the second floor Reference Desk […]

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Dr. Linh Nguyen currently serves as an instructor for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Illinois University (NIU). Dr. Nguyen’s story of an immigrant from communist Vietnam gives her a unique awareness of an American citizen’s responsibility. Dr. Nguyen’s story is one of challenges, courage, determination, and excellence – indeed, an “only in […]

The Music Connection Concert

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Join Ben Weaver, owner of Sycamore’s The Music Connection for an evening concert and musical petting zoo.People of all ages can watch Ben, other instructors, and music students perform ensemble and solo pieces.Always wanted to learn how to play an instrument? Stay after the performance for a musical “petting zoo” to learn how specific instruments […]

Teen Program: “Paws” for Finals with a Therapy Dog

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Finals got you down? Sign-up for a 10-minute time slot to chill out with a trained therapy dog, then dive back into studying. For students in grades 9-12.  

Movie Showing: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month while watching Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings".This PG-13 film stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. Popcorn provided.

Stuffed Animal Storytime/Sleepover

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Bring your favorite stuffed animal friend and enjoy some stories together, then leave them at the library overnight for a sleepover with other stuffies. What will they get up to? All stuffed animal friends can be picked up at the library on Saturday, April 1 between 9:30 am – Noon.  

Sterling Women: Female Silversmiths in the 17th Century

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about the surprising role women played as silversmiths during the 17th century in both England and America. Local personal property appraiser Carolyn Law will trace this long and remarkable history of women in silver, from entrepreneurs to artists, and cover the basics of defining and identifying sterling silver, coin […]

World Music Concert: Arcomusical

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Explore the unique music of the berimbau, the musical bow, and learn about its traditions and practices in Brazil and its African relatives. Attendees will be treated to a 30-minute concert, followed by hands-on opportunities to learn more about the construction and playing of these unique instruments as well as singing, dancing and drumming. The […]

Artist-in-Residence: Acrylic Fluid Art with Shannon Erickson

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Local artist Shannon Erickson will give a demonstration of her Acrylic Fluid Art technique at 2:00pm, after which participants can make their own mini bloom art. Come by any time between 10 and 4 to see her own pieces, made with the bloom art technique! 

Puzzle Exchange Party

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Adults are invited to join SPL for a jigsaw puzzle party! Teens 12+ are also welcome!Not only will you be able to put together puzzles during this party, you are able to bring old puzzles and exchange them with the puzzles brought by other puzzlers..Light refreshments will be provided. Please do not bring puzzles with […]

Teen Program: Anti-Valentine’s Party

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

No Valentine? Who needs one! Eat snacks, make stuff, and celebrate yourself. Come decorate a broken-heart cookie, make duct tape roses, and more. Presented by the SPL (Teen) Advisory Group. For students in grades 6-12.

Classic Movie Club: The Philadelphia Story

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Seniors and adults of all ages can come by the Sycamore Public Library to watch a classic movie. Special programs and activities may also occur. Popcorn will be provided!

Celebrate Black History: Stella by Starlight Book Discussion

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Join African American community members and staff from the DeKalb County History Center and Sycamore Library for a discussion of Sharon Draper's book "Stella by Starlight" and learn about some local history that has some connections to some of the happenings in the book. Please register in advance to receive a copy of the book […]

Teen Movie: The Hate U Give

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Did you love the book The Hate U Give? Enjoy pizza and an after-hours showing of the movie, rated PG-13. For students in grades 6-12.

Sycamore Integrated Health Workshop: Preventing Arthritis

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Join Dr. Zac Sheedy from Sycamore Integrated Health as he leads a workshop about how you can prevent arthritis. Dr. Zac is a specialized doctor of chiropractic care. He will be going over the cause of chronic joint inflammation, how you can prevent it, and how proper treatment can help keep your body feeling young!

Art Break!

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Take a break from your busy month to create some art at our new monthly program. Visit the library on the 3rd Saturday of the month between 10am-1pm to be inspired. Different types of media, paints, items, and tools will be provided for you each month. What will you create?For adults and older teens.

Swing Dance Lessons with Vargo’s Dance

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Learn how to swing dance in this fun and energetic class taught by Jamie Vargo and Carl Linder. Perfect for beginners or others wanting to brush up on their skills. No partner or experience necessary. Come as you are and get ready to Swing!

Winterfest

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Warm up your winter by attending our inaugural Winterfest! Enjoy live music by Wild Blue Ukulele, while taking part in a variety of fun summer-themed activities , and MORE!All ages welcome. Please register each child/adult attending.Thank you to the Friends of the Sycamore Library for their sponsorship of this event!

Classic Movie Club: Roman Holiday

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Seniors and adults of all ages can come by the Sycamore Public Library to watch a classic movie. Special programs and activities may also occur. Popcorn will be provided!

Celebrate Black History: Kruccus International

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

All ages are invited to a high-energy performance of African dance and drumming from Chicagoland's Kruccus International. Audience participation is encouraged. Please register all persons who will be in attendance at this event.Funding for this event is provided by Sycamore Park District, Friends of the Sycamore Library, & Sycamore Library.

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 photography works will be on display. Attendees will be able to carve their own soft block to take home and create some printed art (while […]

Concert at the Library: Joey Leone’s History of Blues in America

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Acclaimed guitarist and music historian Joey Leone presents “The History of Blues in America”; a one hour program covering the history, influence and social impact of American blues music through songs, stories and historical facts. Joey has toured and recorded as a guitar player for artists including Etta James, The Coasters, Sam & Dave, Wilson […]

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Classic Movie Club

Sycamore Public Library 103 E State St, Sycamore, Illinois

Come by the library and watch a classic film on the second Sunday of the month. About this event Seniors and adults of all ages can come by the Sycamore Public Library to watch a classic movie, learn about books to read that pair with the movie, and participate in a short activity. Popcorn will […]

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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 Green Fire and an in-person discussion on March 9th. View the streaming film online through the Aldo Leopold Foundation, or in-person at the library at […]