Local History Construction

Construction on the new Local History Room will begin on the morning of Monday, October 27. It is slated to last no more than 4 months. There will be a dust partition installed to eliminate construction dust, but there will be an increase in noise levels. We apologize for any inconvenience and we ask for your […]

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Holiday Open House

Join us at our annual Holiday Open House Wednesday, December 10, 11:00 am – 2:00pm Decatur Public Library Lobby There will be live music led by Larry Wade on the piano. Refreshments will be served! And everyone is welcome!

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Legendary Locals of Decatur

Legendary Locals of Decatur by Huey Freeman, Introduction by Mark Tupper Saturday, December 13, 1:00 – 4:00 pm in the Madden Auditorium Presentation followed by Q & A: 1:00 – 2:00 pm Book Signing: 2:00 – 4:00 pm   Book Description:  A working-class city of 75,000 people on the banks of the Sangamon River and its […]

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Language of Lungs

Annual Language of Lungs Community Health Fair Wednesday, November 19, 11:30 am-2:30 pm in the Madden Auditorium 11:30am: An Update on New Therapies for COPD with William C. Brandes, MD 12:30pm: Research Advances in COPD… Moving Beyond You are Old and Out of Breath with J. Steven Arnold, MD FREE services and screenings: Blood Pressure […]

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French Conversation Classes for Free

Thursday, December 4, 5:30 pm In the Staley Room at Decatur Public Library Taught by Dr. Paul Touré Assistant Professor of French Department of Modern Languages Millikin University The purpose of these classes is to help your oral communication competencies, how to ask questions, make suggestions, and describe your daily routine, home activities and hobbies. […]

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Gale Courses

Even more classes available now Never stop learning.  Whether you’re looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, Decatur Public Library now offers hundreds of online courses that are accessible anywhere online, 24/7. Gale Courses offer well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students. Gain valuable knowledge you can immediately apply to […]

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Book Clubs

Interested in joining a book club? The Decatur Public Library offers three different book clubs and you can drop in any time! You do not have to the read the book to attend discussions. Books Between Bites is organized by the Friends of the Decatur Public Library and is not a standard book club. There […]

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Computer Classes

Basic IPAD and IPhone Thursday, November 20, 9:30 – 11:00 am in the Computer Lab Exploring the settings, setting up an iTunes account, backing up your device to the iCloud, downloading apps, setting up email accounts, setting up FaceTime and messages. Must have and email account. Adults and Young Adults are welcome. No registration is […]

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