New Hours on Tuesdays!

In order to better serve our public, beginning July 1, 2014, the Decatur Public Library will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m on Tuesdays only. For all other days the schedule remains unchanged: Starting July 1, 2014 Monday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. – [...]

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Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal – For Life!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 6:00 pm Decatur Public Library – Madden Auditorium You are invited to join St. Mary’s Hospital’s Maternal Health Staff to talk about breastfeeding. This is a FREE program for anyone who would like to learn about the importance to increase and sustain protection, promote and support breastfeeding. Presented by Florence Folami, [...]

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Paws to Read!

Paws to Read! In full swing at Decatur Public Library! The 2014 summer reading incentive program began the first Monday in June in the Children’s Department and already, more than 1200 kids have signed up. But it’s not too late! Children from toddlers through middle school may still sign up, get a reading log, set reading goals, and earn [...]

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Three-Season Gardening

Three-Season Gardening Monday, July 28, 5:30 pm , Madden Auditorium Three-Season Gardening will be presented in the Madden Auditorium at the Decatur Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, by Frank Grgurich, a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener. Learn how to extend the vegetable-growing season with fall crops and how to put your garden to [...]

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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

Microsoft Word 2010 Thursday, July 3, 10-11:30 am in the Computer Lab In this session, the students will learn how to use Word 2010 to create and edit simple documents; format documents; add tables and lists; add design elements and proof documents. This session is intended for students who want to learn basic Word 2010 [...]

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