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Your public library wants to resource you with high-quality, engaging events that promote learning and equip our community to dream up new possibilities. On this page you will find helpful information about all kinds of upcoming programs. To sign up for an event that requires registration, visit the events calender page by clicking here, stop by the library, or call 815-786-8308. To inquire about an event, a recurring program, or our video archives, or to suggest an event, please call 815-786-8308 ext.209. Click here to see our cancellation & refund disclaimer.



Emergency Preparedness Kit Distribution
Tuesday, September 19th | 12:00pm-3:00pm
No Registration Required
Our friends at the DeKalb County Health Department want to make sure you’re ready to face whatever comes. While supplies last, each attendee will receive a free Emergency Preparedness Kit at this open-house style program!

Medicare Help Desk
Monday, October 2nd | 10:30am-1:30pm
Tuesday, October 17th | 10:30-1:30pm
No Registration Required
2024 brings big changes to Medicare drug plans. Stop by with your annual enrollment questions and learn about benefit changes, out-of-pocket expenses, network changes, and other plan options to fit your health care needs. A local agent will address your questions one-on-one, guiding you to the info that will help you best!

Pumpkin Painting
Saturday, October 7th | 1pm-2:30pm
No Registration Required
Come paint a pumpkin with the family! All painting supplies will be provided, and a selection of pumpkins will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own! All ages.

Break the Silence Vigil with Safe Passage
Wednesday, October 11th | 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Registration Required
Break the Silence is a vigil to raise awareness about domestic violence, which will include a time to speak out. This event is a collaboration with our friends at Safe Passage. All are welcome.

Wall of Thankfulness 
November 1st - 30th
William Faulkner once wrote, “Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” Here at the Sandwich Public Library, we invite the community to practice gratitude together by making something beautiful. From Nov. 1st-30th we will cover our entryway wall with those things for which we are thankful. Here’s how you can participate: Come to the library, write what you’re grateful for on a “thankfulness leaf,” and give it to a staff member. Then we’ll add it to our “wall of thankfulness.” Come by before Thanksgiving to see what our community is grateful for!  

Masterpiece Massacre
Tuesday, November 7th | 6:30pm-7:30pm
Registration is Required by November 6th. $5 per registrant.
Poorly recreate your favorite work of art! You may not be the next van Gough, Picasso, or Kahlo, but you’re invited to join us for a relaxed night of art, snacks, and lots of fun. Choosing from a variety of mediums, you will make a playful (though perhaps feeble) attempt to recreate a masterpiece. Bring a friend and unwind! Participants should bring a print copy of the masterpiece they want to recreate.

2nd Annual Scrabble Tournament
Tuesday, November 28th | 6:00pm-7:45pm
Registration Required by November 28th at 4pm
Who will be crowned this year’s SPLD Scrabble champion? Play against other word lovers in a head-to-head tournament to find out! The winner will receive a new Scrabble set. Refreshments provided.

Cancellation & Refund Disclaimer

  • If an event is cancelled by the library, a full refund will be made to all paid registrants.
  • If a paid registrant is unable to attend an event, a refund will be made only if the registrant cancels their registration with the library in the time frame set for that particular event. Unless otherwise specified, the cancellation deadline is 24 hours prior to the event, but each event may have its own specific cancellation deadline.
  • If a paid registrant does not attend an event and does not cancel their registration before the cancellation deadline, no refund will be made. Thank you for understanding.
  • If registering for a paid event online, your registration is not complete until payment has been made. If you pay with a credit card, your registration will be complete. If you choose to pay with cash or check, your registration is not final until payment has been made. We reserve the right to register someone else in your place if payment has not been made by the start of the event. Additionally, if you (1) register for a paid event online, (2) do not finalize your registration with payment before the event begins, (3) fail to attend the event, and if (4) we are not able to fill your spot with another paying registrant, you will not be permitted to attend another paid event until you have paid the registration fee for the prior event. If you are a Sandwich Public Library District cardholder, a fine with the registration amount will be placed on your card.
  • When a patron registers for a paid event, they agree to abide by this disclaimer.

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Sandwich Public Library District

925 South Main Street, Sandwich, Illinois 60548
Phone: 815-786-8308  |  Fax: 815-786-9231

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