National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

DeKalb Public Library


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309 Oak Street
DeKalb, IL 60115

Tel: 815/756-9568
Fax: 815/756-7837
http://www.dkpl.org

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

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In the Time of the Butterflies
Julia Alvarez

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Events

Story Time with Carla

Join Miss Carla from Kishwaukee College on a fun journey into the Dominican Republic! She will be reading stories with cultural and geological aspects of the Dominican Republic. This event is free and open to the public. Children of all ages are welcome, no registration is necessary. This Big Read program is brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Event Location: 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

Date: Tue, Mar 8, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Date: Tue, Mar 15, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

Date: Wed, Mar 16, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Date: Mon, Mar 28, 2016 – Tue, Mar 29, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Date: Tue, Mar 29, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

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Big Read Kick-Off

Let's start the month by celebrating the rich history and culture of the Dominican Republic! There will be merengue dancing by Northern Illinois University's Tumbao Latin Dance Group, merengue music by NIU's School of Music, crafts, food samples, and cultural demonstrations. Free copies of The Big Read Book, "In the Time of the Butterflies" by Julia Alvarez will be distributed. All activities held this month will help us prepare for Julia Alvarez's appearance in DeKalb at the end of the month! This Big Read program is brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership by Arts Midwest. This event is free and open to all.

Event Location: 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Sat, Mar 5, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm

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Movie Showing: "In the Time of the Butterflies"

Whether or not you have read "In the Time of the Butterflies", gather with us at the Egyptian Theatre to see the film starring Salma Hayek and Edward James Olmos. This movie, directed by Mariano Barroso, is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government. This Big Read program is brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. It is free and open to the entire community. Free copies of "In the Time of Butterflies" will be distributed!

Event Location: 135 N. Second Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Sat, Mar 12, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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General Book Club: "In the Time of the Butterflies"

Delve deeper into the intriguing and thought-provoking Big Read book, "In the Time of the Butterlies", by coming to this book discussion. This will help gear us up for the visit by the author, Julia Alavarez, at the end of the month! This Big Read program is brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. There is no registration for this event and is open to all.

Event Location: 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Mon, Mar 14, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Family Literacy Night

A short read-aloud of "In the Time of the Butterflies", a lively discussion, a multi-media slideshow, and an activity table for children are all just a sample of things that we will be doing at this year's Literacy Night at Kish College. This evening will help prepare us for the next week's visit of the author, Julia Alvarez! This Big Read program is brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. This event is open to all ages with no registration required.

Event Location: 21193 Malta Rd, Malta, IL 60150

Date: Thu, Mar 24, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Cook Book Club: Caribbean Cooking

This book club will invite readers and cooks alike to try new recipes, taste one of the dishes during our meetings, rate the book/recipe, and write up a review for this newsletter!  Each month we will try different cook book varieties; from Italian hearty meals to light gluten-free recipes. Everyone will come with suggestions, different variations, and have a good time. This month we are featuring recipes from the Caribbean to tie into our Big Read book, "In the Time of the Butterflies" by Julia Alvarez. Cook Books are available for checkout in the library.  Please commit to trying at least one recipe from the book and come prepared to rate the recipe and to tell us about the result!   This Big Read event is brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Event Location: 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Fri, Mar 25, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

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