Postpartum Depression Support Group

Wednesday, August 15, 6:00 pm, Staley Room Wednesday, September 5, 12:00 pm, Staley Room Wednesday, September 19, 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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Four Seasons Gardening

Webinar Series Participants will join in these webinar-based workshops at the library, presented by staff from the University of Illinois Extension. For more information, follow the links provided below. Please register there as well. Tuesday, August 15, 1:30 pm Staley Room At-Home Micropropagation: In Vitro Plants Thursday, August 17, 6:30 pm Staley Room  

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Movies @ Your Library!

NOW SHOWING… August 2018, Madden Auditorium Return of our FREE Thursday Family movies for the summer! Join us for a review of Disney’s greatest animated films, Thursdays at 2:00pm throughout the summer. All family movies will be shown with inclusion in mind. Pillows for alternative seating will be available and please feel free to bring whatever would […]

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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

August Computer Classes Really Basic Email Monday, August 20, 10:00 am, Computer Lab  or call 217-424-2900 x. 7. Get assistance with the basics of creating an email account, opening emails, sending emails and using the library’s online catalog and databases, and much, much more! Registration is required please. Really Basic Word Friday, August 24, 10:00 […]

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Racial Taboo

Thursday, August 16, 6:00 pm Thursday, September 6, 6:00 pm Thursday, September 20, 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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Educational Opportunities

lynda.com – Decatur Public Library (DPL) is pleased to offer its cardholders access to lynda.com’s library of instructional videos. Normally, using lynda.com requires a paid subscription, but as a DPL library cardholder you can access lynda.com content from any computer with an Internet connection simply by entering your 14-digit DPL library card barcode and 4-digit PIN. Log […]

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Your Online Cookbook!

NEW AT DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY! AtoZ World Food – DPL is pleased to announce that it now offers AtoZ World Food to its patrons. If you think that spice the variety of life and love international cuisine, AtoZ World Food has you covered. AtoZ World Food is the only food database that contains traditional recipes […]

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Will You Give?

Everyone has their own reason for giving blood. For the Luxmore family, that reason is B.J.  For the past five years, B.J. Luxmore’s family and alma mater have held an annual blood drive in his memory. It’s a way for them to honor the Army Corporal who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2012, […]

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Our Land Between the Rivers

Illinois in Story and Song with Barry Cloyd – Historian Saturday, August 18, 2:00 pm Madden Auditorium Known as the lifeblood of our land, the Midwestern Rivers, such as the Mississippi (Great Father of Waters), The Illinois, The Ohio and The Missouri were the original highways of the Midwest, utilized by all our ancestors. From […]

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