DeKalb Public Library events for the week of Oct. 13


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The DeKalb Public Library.

By Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — The DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., will offer a variety of events open to the public from Oct. 18 to Oct. 24.

On Tuesday, the library will be hosting a Press Reader 101 event from 11 a.m. to noon. The program is intended to answer any questions regarding the PressReader app, which provides free access to popular magazines and newspapers. An active library card is required. The seminar will be held in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio.

From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m Tuesday, an Introduction to Google Drive Apps seminar will be offered virtually and in person. The session is designed to be a show-and-tell where an instructor will give tips and tricks for using applications from Google Drive. Those attending in-person should meet in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio.

From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, a workshop is available for those wanting to learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel and how to use functions and equations within the program. The show-and-tell format of the event will be similar to that of the Introduction to Google Drive Apps. The event will take place in a virtual Zoom meeting.

The Anime-Manga Club for Teens event will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening in the Teen Room. Teens and tweens are invited to partake in discussions regarding anime and manga, play games, and watch anime.

Bullet Journaling 101 will also span from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will help attendees learn how to start a bullet journal or continue making one. Participants must bring their own supplies and should meet in the Bilder Family Meeting Room to attend.

For Tuesday’s final event, the library will be holding its weekly meeting of the Safe Passage Book Club. Attendees will discuss the book l and share thoughts and feelings regarding aspects of the novel. The meeting will take place in the Yusunas Meeting Room.

On Wednesday, an instructional seminar on 3D printing will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Members of the public will have the opportunity to learn how to make 3D prints and buttons. Those interested can go to 309 Creative in the building to attend.

From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 21, a virtual workshop featuring the Kishwaukee College Library and partners will discuss the loneliness throughout the country created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will take place virtually via Zoom.

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will also be held from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 and 23, and Oct. 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Books from a variety of genres such as history, mystery and science fiction will be available for a $5 a bag blowout sale. The sale will be located throughout the lower level of the building.

On Oct. 23, Medical 101 will take place at the DeKalb Public Library from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will educate participants about Medicare insurance options and the different aspects of the program.