Postpartum Depression Support Group

Wednesday, November 21, 6:00 pm, Staley Room Wednesday, December 5, 12:00 pm, Staley Room Wednesday, December 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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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, November 21, 6:00 pm Thursday, December 6, 6:00 pm Thursday, December 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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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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No Moosin’ Around

By giving blood on a routine basis and encouraging others to do the same, volunteer blood donors help save lives by providing a critical resource that can come from no other source! We hope you’ll resolve to give as often as you can this year. Decatur Public Library Blood Drive Monday, December 3 11:30 AM […]

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Krafty Things with Katie

Paperback Snowman! Thursday, December 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Madden Auditorium We’ll be making snowmen from recycled paperback books! These cuties could be left up well into January! Come enjoy some holiday cheer! Ages 10 and up are welcome to attend! Register HERE or call 217-424-2900. Free!

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DPL Wants You

to Watch These Films Propaganda in Film Movies are often seen as simply entertainment or an escape from our daily lives. We do not consider the impact of plot or character in these stories on our perceptions. Yet, film has been utilized for decades to influence and alter how society perceives history and current affairs. […]

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