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The entrance to the Duke Ellington Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

DeKalb day planner: Jan. 28

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | January 24, 2023

Here are some exciting activities to participate in this Saturday in DeKalb and at NIU. Lavender Bath Salts Workshop From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the Dekalb Public Library, located at 309 Oak St., is hosting a relaxation workshop where teens and adults can...

The berimbau comes from Africa and was brought to Brazil during the Transatlantic slave trade.

Upcoming Arcomusical concert, berimbau demonstration at DeKalb Public Library

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | December 2, 2022

DeKALB – Ring in the holidays with a live musical performance by Arcomusical at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the DeKalb Public Library post opening hours. Arcomusical is an ensemble dedicated to the berimbau instrument and its music. The berimbau is a...

The Celebration Chorale will perform a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 317 N. Fourth St. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Ring in the holiday cheer this weekend with Ellwood House holiday tours, Christmas concert

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | November 30, 2022

Kick-off December right by ringing in the holiday cheer this weekend. Throughout DeKalb, holiday-themed events will be taking place. SANTA VISITS IN DEKALB  Santa Claus will be visiting downtown DeKalb from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The visit...

NIU Banda and NIU Mariachi will be performing a concert with Sones de México at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall at the Music Building.

Watch an NIU Banda and Mariachi concert, learn tree trimming this Saturday

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | November 16, 2022

With fresh snow on the ground, you may want to go out and spend the day somewhere warm doing something fun. This Saturday, there are many great things to do in DeKalb.  OPEN ART WORKSHOP AT THE DEKALB PUBLIC LIBRARY  From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m....

Jazz in Progress to perform at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the DeKalb Public Library in the main lobby.

DeKalb Public Library to host Jazz in Progress concert

By Tyler Murray, Sports Reporter | October 26, 2022

DeKALB — Make sure to swing by the DeKalb Public Library this Saturday for their After-Hours jazz concert performed by Jazz in Progress (JIP) from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the main lobby.  The organization will feature a variety of styles ranging from...

The DeKalb Public Library is hosting a Microsoft Excel workshop at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24.

DeKalb Public Library to host Microsoft Excel workshop

By Michael Stoll, Sports Reporter | October 14, 2022

DeKALB – The DeKalb Public Library is offering a free hour-long workshop class on learning Microsoft Excel at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24. The class will take place in the library’s Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio. Organized by Lara Lyles, the class...

The DeKalb Public Library is hosting a Microsoft Excel workshop at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24.

DeKalb Public Library to host homemade soup mix event

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | October 5, 2022

DeKALB –  The DeKalb Public Library will be hosting a homemade soup mix event at noon on Oct. 8.  Attendees will make a five-bean soup and will receive all dry ingredients upon arrival. The soup jars are easy to create and make a good gift. It...

The DeKalb Public Library is hosting a Microsoft Excel workshop at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24.

DeKalb Public Library to host weekend showing of ‘Honey on the Rocks’

By Alex Crowe, Senior Sports Reporter | September 29, 2022

DeKALB – The DeKalb Public Library will be holding an after-hours concert “Honey on the Rocks” on Saturday with selections from Danny Vapul and Jill Buhagiar’s favorite jazz, pop and potential surprise songs. Vapul has spent 40 years as a band...

Americana musician to visit DeKalb Library

By Northern Star Staff | February 12, 2020

DeKALB — Musician Dave Ramont will perform from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the DeKalb Public Library. The event is free. Ramont, a Chicago native, is a guitarist who specializes in Americana music, according to Ramont's official website. Americana is...

Festive events bring the holiday spirit to DeKalb

Festive events bring the holiday spirit to DeKalb

By Jacob Roushia | December 17, 2019

DeKalb - Organizations including NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff Council, the Egyptian Theatre and The DeKalb Public Library will host festive events throughout December.Supportive Professional Staff CouncilNIU’s Supportive Professional Staff...

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DeKalb Public Library to host game night

By Kyle Mathas | October 28, 2019

DeKALB — On the week of Halloween, the DeKalb Public Library will be hosting a game night with games and snacks. The game night will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Bilder Family Meeting Room.The event is meant to be a fun outing for friends, family...

The DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., will host a musical duo Friday evening.

DeKalb Public Library to host musical duo for Autumn and the Moon Concert

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | October 3, 2019

The DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., will host the musical duo of Deane Myers and Layni Katz 7 p.m. Friday at the Autumn and the Moon Concert. The pianist/vocalist duo will perform until 8:30 p.m. Alcoholic beverages will also be provided by Fatty’s...