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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]