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DeKalb Public Library to host Dominican festival for 9th annual Big Read

By Northern Star staff | February 23, 2016

The DeKalb Public Library will host a Dominican festival for the annual Big Read kickoff from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the library.The Big Read event begins with a Dominican Festival in honor of the Dominican Republic’s independence from Haiti....

Historian ties barbed wire to ‘Grit’

By Erin Kolb | October 15, 2013

Barbed wire history was part of Big Read activities on Tuesday night.Historian Gerald Brauer presented The Story of Barbed Wire: An American Invention, at the Ellwood House Visitor’s Center, 509 N. First St. He talked about the history of barbed wire,...

Top 5: Reviewing latest DeKalb news

By Holly New | October 2, 2013

No. 5: Cafe has high hopes despite lease issueThe leasing issues with the House Cafe, 263 Lincoln Highway, have been going on for a while. While I’m not the biggest fan of the venue, I know many students find refuge here for music and find it a place...

Amy Timberlake, author of One Came Home, reads a snippet from her book Tuesday at the Ellwood House Visitors Center, 509 N. 1st St., as part of the Big Read True Grit event sponsored by the DeKalb Public Library. Timberlakes book centers around a Western mystery and adventure. The library will hold Western-themed events all through October.

‘Grit’ comes to DeKalb

By Keisha Howerth | October 1, 2013

The DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., plans to spend a national grant on Big Read events throughout October for the seventh year in a row.The National Endowment for the Arts awarded the DeKalb Public Library a $15,000 grant to promote literacy through...

Library to host square dance and pie baking contest as a finale to the Big Read

By Samantha Brockett | October 24, 2012

The DeKalb Public Library will be hosting a square dance and pie baking contest at 6 p.m. Saturday. The event will be held at Hopkins Park Shelter, 1403 Sycamore Road. During the event, participants have a chance to enter a pie baking contest. The deadline...

The NIU School of Music Jazz Band plays at the 1920s themed
cocktail mixer at the Stratford Inn, 355 W. State Street Sycamore,
on Thursday evening.

It was the cat’s pajamas!: Party in Sycamore revives 1920’s fashion

By Kelly Bauer | October 6, 2011

The flapper era was reborn Thursday night at the Stratford Inn during the DeKalb Public library's 1920s costume cocktail mixer The mixer, which was meant to call to mind the excessive era of the roaring ‘20s, was held as part of the DeKalb Public Library's...

Nancy Wood and her husband, David, look for books in the DeKalb Public Library on Sunday afternoon.

DeKalb Library begins Big Read month

By Zachary Brictson | October 3, 2010

The Big Read is making its fourth appearance in DeKalb. The event, hosted by the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., began Friday. The Big Read is a month-long initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, and according to the DeKalb Public Library's...