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DeKalb library sets summer programs

Published: Saturday, May 31, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Steve Roman, DeKalb Public Library’s award-winning teen librarian, is at it again. With the help of the library’s tween coordinator, Darcy Tatlock, Roman is bringing DKPL new and exciting programs this summer. 

Geektopia is a program held the third Saturday every month from 1 to 5 p.m. beginning June 21. To become a citizen of Geektopia, there are few requirements. It is for anyone who likes science fiction, fantasy, horror stories and movies. It is for Whovians, Trekkers, aspiring Jedis and anyone who reads manga and graphic novels. Every month the library will explore an aspect of geek culture, learn about its history, have a lively discussion, and watch a movie related to that month’s topic. This program is open to ages 10 to adult – youth, teens and families are welcome. There is no sign-up for this free event.  

Adventure @ Your Library is another new program to be held on the first Saturday of every month from 1 to 5 p.m. beginning June 7. Adventure @ Your Library is a tabletop role-playing game program for area teens. Teens will take part in a game of teamwork and collaborative storytelling where decisions make the difference between defeat and victory. There are only a limited number of spots available, therefore registration is necessary on the library’s website, www.dkpl.org.  

Heroes @ Your Library will be every other month on the second Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning  July 17. Heroes @ Your Library is the award-winning graphic novel discussion group for area teens. Every meeting there is a discussion on  a particular graphic novel, the history and context of the comic, and the question considered is: What makes a hero? There is no registration to this free program.

Finally, the fourth Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m., beginning June 28, The Magic Muffin Magazine program will take place. Area tweens (ages 10 to 14) can create their own magazine. They can either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes and news articles or start something new. The library will provide laptops to work on submissions during the program. After the program contributions will be added to a layout and printed for library patrons to take home and enjoy.  

For any information on these programs, email Steve Roman at stever@dkpl.org or email Darcy for more information on the Magic Muffin activity at darcyt@dkpl.org. The DeKalb Public Library is open seven days a week. Visit www.dkpl.org or like them on Facebook for other library news and events.   

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