We Will Be Closed Friday October 3

The Decatur Public Library will be closed on Friday, October 3, 2014 for a Staff Development day.

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Patron Computers will be unavailable

On Tuesday, October 7; Wednesday, October 8; and Thursday, October 9, there will be no internet access or word processing available to patrons. There will still be WiFi access. During those days, all of the patron computers will be moved to their new home. They will be east of their current location and closer to the […]

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Mental Health

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:00 pm Decatur Public Library – Staley Room You are invited to join Steve Rathnow, LCPC, Senior Counselor for St. Mary’s Behavioral Health, to talk about mental health and counseling resources. This will be a FREE program for anyone who would like to learn about services available in Central Illinois. Refreshments […]

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French Conversation Classes for Free

Thursday, October 16, 5:30 pm Thursday, November 13, 5:30 pm 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, […]

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Just a Guy

Meet Local Author, William L. Horton and hear about his book, Just a Guy: Some Memories and Reflections Wednesday, October 29, 3:00 pm in the Madden Auditorium Refreshments will be provided From the jacket: My dad, Lew Horton, always had a place to do woodworking. After he retired from Penney’s he rented places in Lincoln, […]

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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

Computer Help Monday, September 22, 10:30 am in the Computer Lab Need a little help figuring out something on the computer?  Want to know how to register for Facebook, eBay or craigslist, open a document in email, search the Internet, or add a resume to your email address. Come in with your questions for one on […]

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