Decatur Vegetarian Society

Every 3rd Wednesday, 6 p.m.,  Quiet Study Room  Please bring a vegetarian or vegan dish to share (with ingredients written down) and your own table service and drink.

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Racial Taboo

Thursday, November 16 Thursday, December 7 Thursday, December 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 […]

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A Golden Spike and a Silver Hammer

Riding the Rails with Barry Cloyd An original edu-tainment presentation by Barry Cloyd Productions Friday, November 17, 3:00 pm, Madden Auditorium       I begin this true folksong/story show with the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Point on May 10th, 1869 and continue on from there into the song “Drill Ye’ Tarriers […]

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Krafty Things with Katie

A Dickens Holiday Thursday, December 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Madden Auditorium Enjoy some Holiday cheer while making an elegant decoration from an up-cycled book! We’ll give a nod to Dickens’ beloved Christmas Carol with this beautiful craft. 10 and up are welcome! FREE! Registration Suggested. Register HERE or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

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Educational Opportunities

lynda.com – Decatur Public Library (DPL) is pleased to offer its cardholders access to lynda.com’s library of instructional videos. Normally, using lynda.com requires a paid subscription, but as a DPL library cardholder you can access lynda.com content from any computer with an Internet connection simply by entering your 14-digit DPL library card barcode and 4-digit PIN. Log […]

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Movies @ Your Library!

NOW SHOWING… November 2017, Madden Auditorium Saturday November 18 3:00pm Polar Express   Monday November 20 5:00pm Wonder Woman Friday November 24 1:00pm Disney’s Descendants Friday November 24 following Descendants 1 Disney’s Descendants 2   Tuesday November 28 5:30pm Ben Hur (2016)   December 2017, Madden Auditorium Tuesday December 5 5:30pm The Glass Castle   Monday December 11 6:00pm Lady Macbeth Tuesday […]

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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. […]

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Computer Classes

November Computer Classes Advanced Excel Friday, November 17, 10:15 am, Computer Lab Must be familiar with keyboarding, computer basics and basic Excel. These uses real-world scenarios for practice to cover basic Excel functions such as formulas, PivotTables and other useful spreadsheet applications. Registration Required. Register now by clicking on the Computer Class Name above, or call […]

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Yoga

Starting in September! Every Tuesday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Madden Auditorium The only requirement is participants must provide their own yoga mat or blanket. No registration for this free class is required. The dates for the classes are: August 1st & 15th Every Tuesday beginning September through December All are welcome.

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True Colors

Adult Coloring Nights! Thursdays, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Adult Activity Room Release your “inner child” and join us for Adult Coloring Night at the Decatur Public Library each Thursday evening, from 5 to 7 pm in the Adult Activity Room located near Local History. Studies have proven that creative activities, like coloring, help reduce anxiety and promote personal wellness. […]

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