Postpartum Depression Support Group

Wednesday, December 19, 6:00 pm, Staley Room Wednesday, January 2, 12:00 pm, Staley Room Wednesday, January 16, 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… December 2018, Madden Auditorium Wednesday December 5 5:30pm Ladies They Talk About (1933) NR This pre-code sizzler stars Barbara Stanwyck and explores a genre not often seen in the era, women in prison. Stanwyck is a natural as a hard edged inmate who lands herself in trouble when she confides in a handsome, but […]

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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

November Computer Classes Beginning Excel Monday, November 19, 12:30 pm  or call 217-424-2900 x. 7. Must be familiar with keyboarding, computer basics. This session explains the components of a spreadsheet and how to store data in it. Students will also learn to perform basic mathematical tasks, create charts and graphs in a spreadsheet, and learn […]

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Racial Taboo

Thursday, December 20, 6:00 pm Thursday, January 3, 6:00 pm Thursday, January 17, 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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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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Rebecca Caudill Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, November 28, 2:00 pm, Children’s Auditorium Homeschoolers in 4th-8th grade will read a different Rebecca Caudill nominee book each month. The group began in September. Students who read at least three Rebecca Caudill books by the February meeting will be able to vote for the Rebecca Caudill award. The group will meet the last […]

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New Series for TEDxDecaturPublicLibrary

This Is Us: The Stories of Humanity Tuesday, December 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Click HERE to register for the event. What is TED?  TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and […]

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Read with PawPrint Ministries

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:00 pm, Children’s Auditorium December 20th January 3rd & 17th 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 community.  Afterward, […]

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50 Years Ago – 1968

with Gary Geisler Thursday, December 20, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Staley Room 1968….50 years ago.   So many things happened that year that changed the world.  Things we have forgotten or never knew.  Spend an hour with us for a fast paced review with iconic pictures and video clips of a year that will never be repeated.  Don’t […]

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