Events

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Chair Yoga
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Chair Yoga is an exercise program for seniors or anyone with health challenges. Using chair support, Bonnie Stewart shows participants how to move through a series of seated and standing yoga and stretching poses designed to increase flexibility, range of movement and balance. Bonnie is a local Speech Language Patholog , ...
Winter Storytelling with Kyle L. White
6:00 pm
Thursday, Feb. 1 Winter Storytelling with Kyle L. White 6:00 pm  Winter is for reflecting and for laughing together! Kyle L. White, a local author and artist, will share an interactive evening of Midwest stories with adults. He has previously been an Artist-in-Residence and a presenter on sketchbook journaling at Sycam , ...
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Little Wiggles Baby Storytime
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories & songs.  Geared towards kids birth – 24 months with caregiver, but all are welcome.  No registration required , ...
REACH with Opportunity House
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Specifically designed for adults with disabilities, REACH is a drop-in program where attendees can color, play games, watch a movie, read a book, and make a craft. Opportunity House welcomes the general public. Light, healthy snacks will be provided. No registration required, but sign up to get a reminder about this e , ...
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Dungeons & Dragons 
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dungeons & Dragons Saturday, December 2 & 16, January 6 & 20, February 3 & 17 Noon – 3:30 pm Register by emailing josephh@sycamorelibrary.org  Are you a more-experienced Dungeons & Dragons player who enjoys campaigns?  If so, join us for these in-person sessions.  For more details, contact josephh@s , ...
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Drop-In Ancestry Help
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DROP-IN ANCESTRY HELP 1st Sundays · 2 PM – 4 PM Drop-in for FREE Ancestry help! Staff will show you how to research your family history & genealogy using the library’s Ancestry database. , ...
Dessert in a Jar
2:00 pm
Sunday, Feb 4th Dessert in a Jar 2:00 pm-4:00 pm  Got a sweet tooth? So do we! Adults can learn how to create and decorate a dessert in a jar; perfect for a Valentine’s Day gift. Supplies are available for the first 20 attendees.  , ...
Make ‘N Bake Salt Dough Fossils 
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Make ‘N Bake Salt Dough Fossils Sunday, February 4 @ 3-4 pm   Channel your inner paleontologist and create mini dino fossils you take home to bake.  Grades K-2. No registration  , ...
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Toddler Time
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Drop into the Youth Services Department to enjoy storytime with Miss Megan.    Mondays at 10 am  Children 18 months – age 3 with caregiver. No registration required.   , ...
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Intro to Chess 
4:00 pm
Intro to Chess Teens in Grades 6-12 Tuesday, February 6 @ 4 pm  Whether you’re new to chess, want a refresher on rules and strategy, or just want to play, join us for some beginner-friendly games.  No registration  , ...
Friends of the Library Board Meeting
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Friends of the Sycamore Public Library support the Library by providing volunteer services, sponsoring library events, and funding library programs. New members are always welcome. Open to the public. , ...
ESL Class Beginner
6:00 pm
Students of all levels can join Jason to learn and build on their understanding of the English language. This bi-monthly course will focus on speaking, conversation, reading, and writing skills.  No registration required.  , ...
ILP: A Conversation with Jerry Craft: From Mama’s Boyz to New Kid and Beyond-VIRTUAL 
7:00 pm
Tuesday, Feb 6th ILP: A Conversation with Jerry Craft: From Mama’s Boyz to New Kid and Beyond  7 pm Virtual  Learn about life, art, and telling your story with bestselling author, illustrator, and syndicated cartoonist, Jerry Craft. Join us for a conversation about his works and journey to success, including a drawing , ...
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Drop into the Youth Services Department to enjoy storytime with Miss Megan.   Wednesdays at 10 am. Ages 3-6. No registration required.   , ...
History Harvest: Show and Tell Your Food Memories
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us at the library for “History Harvest: Show and Tell Your Food Memories” hosted by the DeKalb County History Center! Drop in anytime between 3:30-6:00pm to share your food stories, photos, and memories. Help us collect local tales for our upcoming FOOD Exhibit. Share family recipes and the stories tha , ...
Books and Barks
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cookbook Club-Family Favorites
6:30 pm
Join us for a delightful evening on Wednesday, February 7th, at 6:30 PM for our Cookbook Club! This quarter’s theme celebrates the heart of every family: those cherished recipes not found in any cookbook. Prepare a dish from your family’s beloved recipe box and bring it to our potluck book discussion. All y , ...
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Chair Yoga
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Chair Yoga is an exercise program for seniors or anyone with health challenges. Using chair support, Bonnie Stewart shows participants how to move through a series of seated and standing yoga and stretching poses designed to increase flexibility, range of movement and balance. Bonnie is a local Speech Language Patholog , ...
Computer Class: Excel Part 1
6:00 pm
Thursday, Feb 8th Computer Class Excel Part 1 6:00 pm  From 6-7 pm learn how to use formulas to automatically calculate and manipulate totals, percentages, averages, and ranges in this class.  , ...
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Baby/Toddler Playgroup
10:00 am
Bring your friends or make new ones at this unstructured playgroup for babies and toddlers. All caregivers are welcome! Geared towards children birth – 24 months. No registration required. , ...
Winter Star Party @ Sycamore Park District
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, Feb 9th Winter Star Party @ Sycamore Park District with FVAS 7:00 pm-9:00 pm  Join Mark Wagner and the rest of Fox Valley Astronomical Society to learn about astronomy. Hosted at the Sycamore Park District Community Center at 480 S. Airport Rd., this family-friendly event begins with an indoor lecture on the wi , ...
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Tech Help
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Visit Sycamore Library to get help with your devices every 2nd and 4th Saturday! Reserve a 30-minute time slot to work with an staff member in-person. Please bring your passwords and charging cords. Registration Required For This Event. Please call (815) 895-2500 x410 with any questions or for help with registering.  & , ...
Baby/Toddler Playgroup
10:00 am
Bring your friends or make new ones at this unstructured playgroup for babies and toddlers. All caregivers are welcome! Geared towards children birth – 24 months. No registration required. , ...
Chess Club 
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chess Club Saturday, December 30, January 27, February 10 11 am – Noon Join us for casual chess games.  Come learn the basics or hone your skills!  Students in grades 4-8. No registration required.  , ...
Alice’s Ordinary People Screening and Panel Discussion at Community Foundation Building
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 10th Celebrate Black History Month: Alice’s Ordinary People Screening and Panel Discussion- 1 pm-2:30 pm.  Celebrate Black History Month with Sycamore Library and DeKalb County History Center. Join us at the Community Foundation building to watch a screening of the documentary film Alice’s Ordinary People , ...
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Big Valentine Decorating Challenge
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BIG VALENTINE DECORATING CHALLENGE Sunday, February 11 · 2PM Learn some decorating tips & tricks from Michelle Boyd of Good Gracious Cakes, then work individually to decorate a heart-shaped cake. Students in Grades 3-5. Registration required , ...
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Toddler Time
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Drop into the Youth Services Department to enjoy storytime with Miss Megan.    Mondays at 10 am  Children 18 months – age 3 with caregiver. No registration required.   , ...
Dungeons & Dragons One-Shots 
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dungeons & Dragons One-Shots Monday, January 15 (D427 No School Day), 2-5 pm Monday, February 12, 3-6 pm No registration  Are you relatively new to D & D or don’t know where to start?  Join us for one or more of these in-person dates to play with other like-minded individuals without committing to a game that s , ...
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TAG (Teen Advisory Group)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Love the Library?  Join TAG (Teen Advisory Group) and meet other like-minded teens who propose teen programming ideas, help shelve library materials and provide assisting hands with youth programming.  Contact us for more details.  Students in Grades 6-12 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 4 pm   , ...
Love Bugs 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Love Bugs Tuesday, February 13 @ 4:30-5:30 pm   Create a cute little Valentine’s Day critter using a cardboard tube, construction paper and pipe cleaners.  Students in Grades K-3. No registration  , ...
Sycamore Library Board Meeting
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Our Board of Trustees generally meets at 5:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted Meetings are held in the Board Room and are open to the public More details HERE , ...
How Balance Affects your Daily Life
6:30 pm
Tuesday, Feb 13th  How Balance Affects your Daily Life: Balance Workshop 6:30 pm  Join Dr. Kimberly Selir from Family Wellness and Rehab to learn the importance of balance, how it affects your daily life, and how it helps with fall prevention. Stay after the lecture to get a free balance assessment.  , ...
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Drop into the Youth Services Department to enjoy storytime with Miss Megan.   Wednesdays at 10 am. Ages 3-6. No registration required.   , ...
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Sensory Playtime 
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sensory Playtime Children birth – Age 5 with a caregiver Thursday, December 14:  Sensory Tubes Tuesday, January 9:  Farm Thursday, February 15:  Hot Chocolate 9:30-11 am No registration Wear clothing you don’t mind getting messy with, and come prepared to have some hands-on fun! , ...
Chair Yoga
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Chair Yoga is an exercise program for seniors or anyone with health challenges. Using chair support, Bonnie Stewart shows participants how to move through a series of seated and standing yoga and stretching poses designed to increase flexibility, range of movement and balance. Bonnie is a local Speech Language Patholog , ...
Books & Barks 
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Books & Barks Wednesdays, December 13 & February 7, 4:30-5:30 pm Thursday, January 4 & 18, 4:30-5:30 pm Thursday, December 7, February 15, 6-7 pm  Students in grades K-5 reading independently. Register for a 15- minute timeslot to practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog.  Register on Eventbrite. , ...
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Little Wiggles Baby Storytime
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Introduce your baby to the love of reading with lap-time rhymes, stories & songs.  Geared towards kids birth – 24 months with caregiver, but all are welcome.  No registration required , ...
Cardboard Fort Building 
2:00 pm
Cardboard Fort Building Friday, February 16 (D427 No School Day) @ 2 pm   Have you ever wanted to be a knight?  Build and defend your very own cardboard castle at the library!  We provide the supplies, you provide the imagination.  Presented by the Sycamore Library Teen Advisory Group.  Students in Grades K-5. No regi , ...
Flashback Fridays: Back to the Future
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday Feb 16th Flashback Fridays: Back to the Future (PG) – 6:00 pm  Adults are welcome to attend our 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 , ...
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Hooks & Books: Crochet Circle at the Library
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, Dec 16th– Hooks & Books: Crochet Circle at the Library- 10 am-1 pm  In this new monthly club, participants of all skill levels can join Jana to share in their love of crochet. Perfect for both beginners and experienced crocheters, our crochet circle will have you relaxing and learning. Bring your y , ...
Dungeons & Dragons 
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dungeons & Dragons Saturday, December 2 & 16, January 6 & 20, February 3 & 17 Noon – 3:30 pm Register by emailing josephh@sycamorelibrary.org  Are you a more-experienced Dungeons & Dragons player who enjoys campaigns?  If so, join us for these in-person sessions.  For more details, contact josephh@s , ...
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Craft Supply Adopt and Swap
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, Feb 18th Craft Supply Adopt and Swap 1-5 pm  Gather to exchange or trade various crafting materials, such as beads, fabrics, paints, & other supplies. Participants bring items they no longer need or want, & others can choose items they can use for their own crafting projects. , ...
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Toddler Time
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Drop into the Youth Services Department to enjoy storytime with Miss Megan.    Mondays at 10 am  Children 18 months – age 3 with caregiver. No registration required.   , ...
Comics Club 
1:00 pm
Comics Club Monday, February 19 (D 427 No School Day) @ 1 pm   Calling all Dog Man, InvestiGATORS, and Baby-Sitter’s Club fans!  Join other comics and graphic novel fans for activities featuring your favorite series and characters.  Students in Grades 2-5. No registration  , ...
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ESL Class Intermediate
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Intermediate ESL is for students who are “learning and building” their understanding of the English language. This course will focus on the next steps of speaking, conversation, reading, and writing skills.  No registration required, but sign up to get a reminder about this event , ...
ILP: Julia Quinn – VIRTUAL 
7:00 pm
Tuesday, Feb 20th ILP: Julia Quinn – 7:00 pm VIRTUAL  Julia Quinn, the #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning romance author, has written close to 40 novels including her popular series about the Bridgerton family which was adapted into an Emmy-nominated series on Netflix. Her newest novel, Queen Charlotte, is , ...
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Drop into the Youth Services Department to enjoy storytime with Miss Megan.   Wednesdays at 10 am. Ages 3-6. No registration required.   , ...
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Chair Yoga
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Chair Yoga is an exercise program for seniors or anyone with health challenges. Using chair support, Bonnie Stewart shows participants how to move through a series of seated and standing yoga and stretching poses designed to increase flexibility, range of movement and balance. Bonnie is a local Speech Language Patholog , ...
Computer Class- Excel Part 2
6:00 pm
Thursday, Feb 22nd Computer Class- Excel Part 2, 6:00 pm  From 6-7pm learn how to create tables and pivot tables, sort and filter data, work with large spreadsheets, and more in this class.  , ...
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Back Country Roads Acoustic Concert
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, Feb 23rd: Acoustic Concert by Back Country Roads 6:00 pm-8:00 pm  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. Seating is limited, please arrive early to guarantee , ...
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Tech Help
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Visit Sycamore Library to get help with your devices every 2nd and 4th Saturday! Reserve a 30-minute time slot to work with an staff member in-person. Please bring your passwords and charging cords. Registration Required For This Event. Please call (815) 895-2500 x410 with any questions or for help with registering.  & , ...
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Toddler Time
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Drop into the Youth Services Department to enjoy storytime with Miss Megan.    Mondays at 10 am  Children 18 months – age 3 with caregiver. No registration required.   , ...
Last Word Book Club
6:30 pm
All adults are welcome to attend our book discussions. Copies of the books are available in the Adult Services department prior to each club meeting. Check back for upcoming titles… JAN: Hello Beautiful, by Ann Napolitano  FEB: Harlem Shuffle, by Colson Whitehead  No registration required.  , ...
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Drop into the Youth Services Department to enjoy storytime with Miss Megan.   Wednesdays at 10 am. Ages 3-6. No registration required.   , ...
Crafty Crew: Folded Book Shamrock
6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday Feb 28th– Crafty Crew: Folded Book Shamrock -6:30pm , ...
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Chair Yoga
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Chair Yoga is an exercise program for seniors or anyone with health challenges. Using chair support, Bonnie Stewart shows participants how to move through a series of seated and standing yoga and stretching poses designed to increase flexibility, range of movement and balance. Bonnie is a local Speech Language Patholog , ...
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