Computer Classes

  August Computer Classes Computer Tutoring / Windows 10 / Library Website Monday, August 7, 10:15 am, Computer Lab Need help setting up that new tablet? Got stuck on borrowing an eBook? Bring your questions and devices to the Decatur Public Library for assistance. This very basic computer session focuses on the basics of computers […]

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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.   DPL Book Club The Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 1:00pm in the board room. This […]

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Movies @ the Library!

NOW SHOWING… July 2017, Madden Auditorium Summer Family Movies on Thursdays! Wednesday July 19 5:30pm The Fifth Element         Thursday July 20 2:00pm Secret Life of Pets         Thursday July 27 2:00pm Treasure Planet         Captain America Movie Marathon! Monday, July 31 10:00 am Captain America         […]

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The Gilmore Group

The Gilmore Group 2nd Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Staley Room Bring a lunch and join us to discuss the pop cultural phenomenon – Gilmore Girls. The Gilmore Group will examine one season of the hit show the 2nd Tuesday of each month. We will discuss the Girls themselves, the residents of Stars Hollow, family dynamics, their […]

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Uncomfortable Conversations

Racial Taboo Thursday, July 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. The Initiative hopes to facilitate the beginnings of […]

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READiculous

READiculous, JR Sign up today Class size limited! READiculous, JR – Is for 10-14 year olds with a Decatur Public Library card Meeting times: 4:00 – 5:00 pm every Tuesday (except Labor Day week) August 8 through September 19, 2017 To sign up: Stop by the Children’s Desk at the Decatur Public Library or Call […]

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Horticulture: Four Seasons Gardening

Grow Your Own Backyard Tree Fruit Tuesday, July 25, 1:30 pm, Madden Auditorium DPL will be hosting live webinars in conjunction with the U of I Extension Office. Please register at least one day before the program at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=16960. or calling 217-877-6042.  

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EXPLORING the TRADES

Apprenticeship Information Session Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 1:00pm & 6:00pm Madden Auditorium What do I do after high school? Is there another option besides college?     What skills are required for each trade? How long does the training last? How much does the training cost? Do you get paid while in training? What is […]

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Children’s Summer Reading Program

“Reading by Design” Starts Thursday, June 1 in the children’s Department! The program is open to any child (including pre-readers) with a Decatur Public Library card, or in the care of an adult with a DPL card. Kids, starting June 1 you can sign up and receive a personal book log to track books read […]

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Adult and YA Summer Reading Program

“Reading by Design” Starts Thursday, June 1 at the Reference Desk This year’s reading theme highlights S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). We encourage you to read books containing these topics, but you DON’T HAVE to! We just want you to READ! Read Books! Read whatever books you want! Just read! Bring your Gear […]

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