ANNEX Demolition

Demolition for the Decatur Public Library Annex (the empty building in the parking lot) is scheduled for the month of October. During that time the area around the Annex will be fenced in for the safety of the public and staff. The fencing is scheduled to be installed on Tuesday, October 16. Parking in the library parking […]

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Postpartum Depression Support Group

Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 pm, Staley Room Wednesday, November 3, 12:00 pm, Staley Room Wednesday, November 21, 6:00 pm, Staley Room Mother to Mother welcomes all moms with the purpose of creating a non-judgmental, confidential environment where women can share thoughts and feelings, receive support and obtain information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. “Lap” […]

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Movies @ Your Library!

NOW SHOWING… October 2018, Madden Auditorium Monday October 8 5:30pm The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) R A doctor’s life begins to collapse around him, driving him into a desperate search for answers in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, a powerful and unforgettable film from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos. The cast boasts Colin Farrell and […]

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Book Clubs

Interested in joining a book club? The Decatur Public Library offers 4 different book clubs and you can drop in any time! You do not have to the read the book to attend discussions, but you will want to.       Books Between Bites BBB is organized by the Friends of the Decatur Public Library and is not […]

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Computer Classes

 October Computer Classes Tech Drop In – Computer Tutoring / Basic Internet Monday, October 8, 11:00 am  or call 217-424-2900 x. 7. This very basic computer session focuses on the basics of computers and computer related problems. Bring your email, internet, and computer and laptop questions. We discuss basic computer terminology, functions and components of […]

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Racial Taboo

Thursday, October 18, 6:00 pm Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm Thursday, November 21, 6:00 pm Staley Room When the subject of “race” comes up, many people choose to avoid it. As a result, it continues to be a taboo subject. The Racial Taboo Initiative is working to change that, and bring communities and people together. […]

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Think Pink!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Will you give? Almost everyone knows someone who’s been diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact, about one in eight women in this country will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. This year, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, try to think of what you can do to really make an impact. When it […]

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Read with PawPrint Ministries

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:00 pm, Children’s Auditorium October 4th and 18th November 1st and 15th Would the child in your life like to practice reading out loud to some furry friends? Children’s Department staff will read a story, and then PawPrint Ministries will introduce their dogs and talk about what they do in the […]

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Decatur Area Poets

Third Saturdays, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Staley Room EXCITING NEWS! Dedrah Tillotson, one of DAP‘s founding members, has had a poem with photograph accepted by Tiny Words publishing. It is her first acceptance! Congratulations Dedrah! Decatur Area Poets exists to create, share and kindly critique original works by local writers of poetry, essays, short stories and spoken word. […]

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Building Illinois Railroads

with Don Chamberlain Saturday, October 20, 2:00 pm, Madden Auditorium The dramatic changes to intermodal transport had far reaching impact upon the course of Illinois history. The building of the Illinois Central Railroad changed the population and culture of Illinois citizens, as it was built. After establishing rail connections from Cairo, Illinois south to Mobile, […]

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