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, 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” children are welcome, but at this time, […]

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Movies @ Your Library!

NOW SHOWING… November 2018, Madden Auditorium Monday November 5 5:30pm Thoroughbreds (2017) R This intense, slow burn thriller follows two estranged friends who reunite under less than ideal circumstances, but forge an unlikely union when their personalities click and a twisted friendship is launched. This is a stylish, character driven piece that has excellent lead performances […]

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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 Tech Drop In – Computer Tutoring / Basic Internet Monday, November 5, 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, 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. The Initiative hopes to facilitate […]

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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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Krafty Things with Katie

A Christmas Carol Book Thursday, November 1, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Madden Auditorium Join us for some holiday crafting fun! We’ll be turning used books into holiday decorations inspired by A Christmas Carol! Ages 10 and up are welcome to attend! Register HERE or call 217-424-2900. Free!

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Read with PawPrint Ministries

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:00 pm, Children’s Auditorium November 15th December 6th and 20th 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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Becoming a State the Illinois Way

Creative Accounting and Humble Beginnings with Tara McClellan McAndrew Saturday, November 17, 2:00 pm, Madden Auditorium Two hundred years ago, Illinois’ leaders were working hard to make our wild western territory a state. Hear how they fudged numbers to cinch the deal and  met the challenges of shaping a new state government (like finding a […]

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