Events

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Baby/Toddler Play Group 
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesdays  7/2, 8/6, 9/3, 10/1, 11/5   Saturdays- 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5, 11/2   9:30-10:00 am  Build your child’s social skills and meet other caregivers at this casual drop-in playtime for babies and toddlers ages 0-3.   Siblings always welcome!  No registration.  , ...
Dungeons & Dragons Campaign 
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dungeons & Dragons Campaign  Saturdays: 6/1 & 6/15- 7/6 & 7/20- 8/3 & 8/17  12-3:30pm  Adventure into the jungles of Chult in a race against time to stop a deadly curse and uncover ancient secrets in a test of survival. Are you a more-experienced Dungeons & Dragons player who enjoys campaigns?  If s , ...
Pet a Pup with Tails Humane Society
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday June 1st  2:00pm-4:00pm  Celebrate National Foster a Pet Month by petting, adopting, or fostering a pup. All ages are welcome to interact with adoptable puppies from Tails Humane Society and create pet-related crafts from 2-4pm. Current Tails foster parents will talk about how you can make a difference in a pe , ...
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Tiny Tots Toddler Storytime
10:00 am - 10:30 am
A storytime for toddlers and their caregivers filled with exciting interactive stories, music, and fun!   For children 18 months – age 3 with caregiver. No registration.  , ...
Wildflower Seed Packets 
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, 6/3  6:00- 7:00pm  Decorate a packet to fill with native wildflower seeds. Gift to a friend afterwards or sprinkle them in your yard to help the pollinators!  For grades 7-12. No registration.  , ...
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Baby/Toddler Play Group 
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesdays  7/2, 8/6, 9/3, 10/1, 11/5   Saturdays- 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5, 11/2   9:30-10:00 am  Build your child’s social skills and meet other caregivers at this casual drop-in playtime for babies and toddlers ages 0-3.   Siblings always welcome!  No registration.  , ...
Artful Tots 
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesdays  7/2, 8/6, 9/3, 10/1, 11/5   10:00- 10:30am  Let your toddler experience art and see what fun creations they can make!   Please come dressed for a mess.    For children 18 months – age 3 with caregiver.  No registration.  , ...
Drawing Optical Illusions 
2:30 pm
Tuesday 6/4   Optical Illusions have a way of fooling us and are so much fun!   Join us to learn the secrets of many 2-D and 3-D optical illusions and get step-by-step directions to duplicate a famous optical illusion.   For grades 3-6.  Register on Eventbrite.  , ...
How To Draw Manga 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 6/4   4:00-5:00pm  Do you love reading manga and wish you could draw your favorite characters?  Learn the proportions that manga artists use to design their characters and get some tips on drawing facial features so you can create your own manga characters.  For grades 7-12. Register on Eventbrite.  , ...
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. , ...
ILP: Dr. Temple Grandin: The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers
7:00 pm
Join us for a rescheduled, special event with Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades. Her memoir, Emergence: Labeled Autistic, was published in 1986 and she has c , ...
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Drop into the Youth Services Department to enjoy storytime and a simple craft.  Geared towards children ages 3-6 with a caregiver. No registration.  , ...
Books and Barks  
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesdays 6/5, 7/31, 8/7  4:30-5:30pm    Thursdays 6/13, 7/11  5:30-6:30pm    Register for a 15-minute time slot to practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog! For grades K-5.   Register on Eventbrite.  , ...
NAMI KDK Family Support Group
6:00 pm
NAMI KDK Family Support Group: Every 2nd Wednesday (except in June & Aug) at 6:00pm  NAMI KDK’s Family Support group is for those 18 and older who have a loved one living with a mental health condition. This support group is run by the National Alliance on Mental Illness: Kane-South, DeKalb, and Kendall Count , ...
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Drive-In Movie 
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, 6/6  10-11am  Make your own “car” and then drive in and watch a short movie with your library friends.   For children ages 3-6 years with a caregiver.  No registration.   , ...
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 , ...
Brown Bag Lunch Series: featuring Chef Jessica Pamonicutt
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Chef Jessica Walks First is unable to present at this month’s “Brown Bag Lunch” lecture at the Sycamore Public Library. Tomorrow’s free program will include a presentation on Indigenous foodways and sustainable farming by Debbie Allen, President of NIU’s F , ...
Narwhal and Jelly Fan Club 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 6/6  4:00-5:00pm  Narwhal and Jelly book lovers will enjoy diving deeper into the series and learning about the silly duo.   For grades K-2.  No registration.  , ...
Summer Concert in the Park Featuring Soda @ Sycamore Park District
7:00 pm
Concert in the Park Featuring Soda @ Sycamore Park District —Good Tymes Shelter. Thursday June 6th Summer @ 7:00pm  What’s your flavor? Soda gives you the best of everything; Classic rock, 80s, new wave, reggae, alternative–the list goes on and on! Concert sponsored by Sycamore Public Library.  , ...
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Little Wiggles Baby Storytime
9:30 am - 10:00 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 , ...
Dungeons & Dragons One-Shot 
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday; 6/7  12-2 pm  Are you relatively new to D & D or don’t know where to start? Join us to play with other teens, without committing to a game that spans multiple meetings. Pre-made characters provided.   Grades 6-12.  No registration required.  , ...
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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.  & , ...
Swiftie Friendship Bracelets 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday, 6/8  12:00-1:00pm  Celebrate Best Friends Day by creating friendship bracelets for your besties while listening to your favorite Taylor Swift songs.   For grades 3-12. No registration.  , ...
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Hooks & Books
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hooks & Books: Every 2nd Sunday at 2:00pm-4:00pm  In this monthly club, participants of all skill levels can join Jana to share in their love of crochet. Experienced in another fiber art? You’re welcome to join our circle with your own materials. Bring your yarn and hooks.   June 9th  July 14th  Aug 11th   , ...
Family LEGO Club 
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  Sundays: 6/9, 7/14 & 8/11  2-3:30pm  We supply the LEGOs, you supply the creativity during this open-ended, free-play program for the whole family.   No registration.    , ...
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Tiny Tots Toddler Storytime
10:00 am - 10:30 am
A storytime for toddlers and their caregivers filled with exciting interactive stories, music, and fun!   For children 18 months – age 3 with caregiver. No registration.  , ...
What’s the Buzz? Cicadas & their Significance in the Midwest
6:00 pm
Monday June 10th @ 6:00pm  Adults can join Illinois Extension Master Naturalists Carly and Jodi to learn about the two broods of cicadas emerging in our area this summer! Truly a once in a lifetime event; this hasn’t happened since 1803, and won’t happen again until 2245. We’ll cover cicada basics, what makes this summ , ...
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Pete the Cat Storytime & Craft
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Tuesday, 6/11  10-10:45am  Hear Pete the Cat stories and make your own Pete the Cat the take home!   For children ages 3-6 years and a caregiver.  No registration.   , ...
I-Cash: Does the State Owe you Money?
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday June 11th @ 10:30am-12:30pm  Residents interested in finding out whether the State of Illinois is holding unclaimed funds owed to them are invited to attend Representative Jeff Keicher’s I-Cash event. Staff from the Treasurer’s Office will be on hand to assist guests with filing claims of any funds owed to them , ...
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 Miss Jacqui for more information at jacquiw@sycamorelibrary.org  Students in Grades 6-12.   , ...
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 , ...
Book Queeries
6:30 pm
Book Queeries, the Sycamore Library’s LGBTQ+ friendly book club. Join us as we delve into the vibrant world of queer literature, exploring stories by and about LGBTQ+ authors and subject matter. Whether you’re a seasoned member or new to our community, all are welcome to participate in our discussions that , ...
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Drop into the Youth Services Department to enjoy storytime and a simple craft.  Geared towards children ages 3-6 with a caregiver. No registration.  , ...
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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 , ...
Elder Care Monthly Drop-In Help
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Shari Hanson, SHIP Counselor and Information & Assistance Coordinator at Elder Care Services, for a 30 minute one-on-one session to answer your questions.No registration required. , ...
Patriotic Wind Socks 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 6/13  4:00-5:00pm  Celebrate Flag Day by creating a fun decoration for your home.  For grades K-2. No registration.  , ...
Books and Barks  
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesdays 6/5, 7/31, 8/7  4:30-5:30pm    Thursdays 6/13, 7/11  5:30-6:30pm    Register for a 15-minute time slot to practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog! For grades K-5.   Register on Eventbrite.  , ...
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Little Wiggles Baby Storytime
9:30 am - 10:00 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 , ...
Busy Bee Toddlers  
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fridays, 6/14, 7/12, 8/9  4:00- 5:00pm  Work with your toddler and see how many amazing creations they can make!   Please come dressed for a mess.    For children 18 months – age 3 with caregiver.  No registration.  , ...
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Dungeons & Dragons Campaign 
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dungeons & Dragons Campaign  Saturdays: 6/1 & 6/15- 7/6 & 7/20- 8/3 & 8/17  12-3:30pm  Adventure into the jungles of Chult in a race against time to stop a deadly curse and uncover ancient secrets in a test of survival. Are you a more-experienced Dungeons & Dragons player who enjoys campaigns?  If s , ...
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Classic Book Club
1:30 pm
Classic Book Club: 3rd Sundays at 1:30pm  Try out our new book club for the Summer; Classic Book Club! Join us for a classic literature movie screening and book discussion! For each month’s classic novel, we will watch a film rendition followed by a discussion of the book. Light refreshments provided.   June 16th̵ , ...
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Tiny Tots Toddler Storytime
10:00 am - 10:30 am
A storytime for toddlers and their caregivers filled with exciting interactive stories, music, and fun!   For children 18 months – age 3 with caregiver. No registration.  , ...
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Preschool Picnic 
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Tuesday, 6/18  10-10:45am  Listen to stories about picnics and create a fun picnic craft to use at home or your own pretend picnic.  No real food will be used in this program.   For children ages 3-6 years and a caregiver.  No registration.   , ...
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LIBRARY CLOSURE
All Day
Our physical library is CLOSED, but don’t worry! Our digital library is always open, providing 24/7 access to e-books, audiobooks, research databases, and more. Explore and enjoy a world of knowledge from home HERE. , ...
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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 , ...
Funny Fish Bowls 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 6/20  4:00-5:00pm  June is National Aquarium month! Join Miss Elizabeth to make your own fun aquarium.   For grades K-2. No registration.  , ...
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Little Wiggles Baby Storytime
9:30 am - 10:00 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 , ...
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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.  & , ...
Saturday Morning Storytime
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Join us for a delightful adventure at our Special Saturday Family Storytime in the Youth Services Department! Perfectly tailored for busy working parents, this engaging session is designed for children ages 3-6. No need to worry about registration—simply drop in and immerse yourselves in the magic of storytelling with , ...
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Sunday Cookbook Club
2:00 pm
Sunday Cookbook Club: 4th Sundays at 2:00pm  Foodies, join us for a fresh new take on our cookbook club! Teens and Adults are invited to attend our monthly cookbook club where each member picks a recipe to make, share potluck style, and review from the same cookbook club. An exciting and delicious way to taste your way , ...
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Tiny Tots Toddler Storytime
10:00 am - 10:30 am
A storytime for toddlers and their caregivers filled with exciting interactive stories, music, and fun!   For children 18 months – age 3 with caregiver. No registration.  , ...
 Teen Art Flow 
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mondays, 6/24, 7/15 & 8/5  6:00- 7:00pm  Explore new art mediums and techniques in this self- guided open studio.   6/24- Chalk Pastels, 7/15- Charcoal, 8/5- Watercolors  For grades 7-12. No registration.  , ...
Last Word Book Club
6:30 pm
Love reading and discussing books? Us too! Grab the next club pick at our Adult Services Desk and join the conversation! June 24th- Yellowface by R.F. Kuang  July 29th – NonFic Personal Pick (everyone chooses own NF book to read and share a review)  Aug 26th – Starter Villain by John Scalzi  No registration required. , ...
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Preschool STEM 
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Tuesday, 6/25- 10-10:45am- Wild Ramps  Thursday, 7/11- 4:00- 4:45pm- Pom Pom Poppers  Tuesday, 7/23- 10-10:45am- Make your own ice-cream   Tuesday, 7/30- 10-10:45am- Marshmallow Engineering   Use household materials and get creative building!    For children ages 3-6 years and a caregiver.  No registration.   , ...
Make a Mini-Frappe 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, 6/25  4:00-5:00pm  Calling all Boba tea and frappe lovers! Make a very tiny model of your favorite drink!  For grades 3-6. No registration.  , ...
Crafty Crew
6:00 pm
Crafty Crew: Every 4th Tuesday at 6pm June 25th Cork Cross Stitch  July 23rd Cyanotype Prints  Aug 27th Wire and Bead Flowers  Registration Required For This Event. Please call (815) 895-2500 x410 with any questions or for help with registering. , ...
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Drop into the Youth Services Department to enjoy storytime and a simple craft.  Geared towards children ages 3-6 with a caregiver. No registration.  , ...
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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 , ...
Pool Noodle Ponies 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 6/27  4:00-5:00pm  Use an everyday Pool Noodle to create a pony you can play with at home!  For grades K-2. No registration.  , ...
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Little Wiggles Baby Storytime
9:30 am - 10:00 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 , ...
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