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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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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Movies @ Your Library!

NOW SHOWING… Feburary 2019, Madden Auditorium Wednesday February 6 5:30pm Mandy Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy was a massive cult hit, earning a wide theatrical release and a rabid fan base in the process. Nicolas Cage stars a man pushed beyond the brink when his beloved girlfriend is taken by a cult, driving him to unleash a trail […]

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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 In for Seniors – Basic Computer Instruction Monday, January 28, 10:30 am  or call 217-424-2900 x. 7. Introduction to the Decatur Public Library Online Learning Computer resourcesIn this session we will cover the free online resources offered by the Decatur Public Library. Introduction to Lynda.com – lynda.com is an online learning site […]

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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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3rd Annual Tournament of Books

DPL is hosting a Tournament of Books! 32 books/series will be “competing” for your vote over 5 weeks. Your votes will decide the weekly winners, and which titles move on. Best part? You can fill out a bracket with your predictions as to who will win, for the chance to earn prizes! Download your bracket here! Rules: Brackets will be available […]

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Get Cookies!

2 Seconds – Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. 1:7 – 1 in 7 people entering the hospital will use blood. 1 Pint – Blood cannot be artificially made. The only way to have enough blood to save lives is through your blood donations. 3 Lives – Every pint of blood can be split into […]

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