Postpartum Depression Support Group

Wednesday, February 6, 12:00 pm, Staley Room Wednesday, February 20, 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… January 2019, Madden Auditorium Sensory/Family Friendly Saturday January 19 2:00pm Ferdinand Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand’s peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return […]

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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

January Computer Classes Tech Drop – Basic Computer Instruction Monday, January 21, 2019, 10:30 am  or call 217-424-2900 x. 7. Assistance with basic computer skills, using the Internet, social media, the free online resources and much, much more! Registration is required please. Tech Drop In for Seniors – Basic Computer Instruction Monday, January 28, 10:30 […]

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Free Tax Help

Thursdays, January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28 and March 7, 21, 28 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Madden Auditorium, Staley Room on occasion Saturdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 23, 30, and April 6, 13 9:30am – 2:30pm, Madden Auditorium, Staley Room on occasion Get FREE online filing of State and Federal income tax […]

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Racial Taboo

Thursday, February 7, 6:00 pm Thursday, February 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 Decatur Area Poets exists to create, share and kindly critique original works by local writers of poetry, essays, short stories and spoken word. Interested writers at any level of experience are welcome to join. We are open to learning different genres and forms of writing and presenting material. […]

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2019 Winter Reading Program for Adults and Teens

January 2 – March 30 READ! Read any books you want to read! Easy, right? Keep track of reading time! Record 6 hours of your reading time on the reading log. Turn in your reading log. Turn completed Reading Log in by March 30th. Click HERE for the 2019 (Very First) Children’s Winter Reading Program […]

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READiculous JR

Announcing TWO Classes! Registration is open now! Registration closes February 6th Class 1, Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, February 19 – March 26, Children’s Auditorium Class 2, Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, February 20 – March 27, Children’s Auditorium READiculous, JR is a reader’s theater/creative dramatics program for kids 10-14 years old led by READiculous’ […]

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Chess Club

Saturdays, January – May 18th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Children’s Section Chess Club every Saturday! Children 3rd grade to teens and their families are invited to play chess with instructor, Gene Tanta, on Saturdays in the Children’s Section. Adult must be present. No registration required. Gene Tanta earned his MFA in Poetry from The Iowa’s Writers’ […]

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