Select Reads

With so many new and classic books at your fingertips, sometimes the hardest thing is to find the perfect thing to read. DPL offers plenty of ways to keep track of hot new titles and rediscover old favorites.   Select Reads – Subscribe to free monthly booklists on your favorite topics. Once a month, you’ll receive an […]

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Reading Challenge 2016

Looking to broaden the scope of your reading in 2016? Decatur Public Library cordially invites you to try Popsugar’s 2016 Reading Challenge. This Challenge doesn’t tell you which books to read, but it gives you suggestions to broaden your horizon. For example: The first book you see in a bookstore A book that’s guaranteed to […]

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Crime and Punishment

A Book Club Tuesdays in February and March 6:30 pm in the Staley Room Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky as translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volohonsky The book club will meet at the Decatur Public Library on the following days: February 2nd: discussing Part I February 16th: discussing Parts II & III March 1st: discussing […]

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Tax Preparation

Annual Income Tax Services will begin Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Free electronic filing of federal and state tax forms will be offered at Decatur Public Library, starting Tuesday, January 26, and ending Thursday, April 14. This free service is available for families with incomes of less than $50,000, and for individuals with income of less […]

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Graphic Novel Club

DPL’s Graphic Novel Club  Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 pm in the Staley Room The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Adapted by P. Craig Russell The first paperback edition of the glorious two-volume, full-color graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal–winning novel The Graveyard Book, adapted by P. Craig Russell and […]

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New Time, New Room – Adult Coloring Night

De-stress & Express Thursdays, February – April 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm The Adult Coloring Room located in the microfilm area near the Local History Room just follow the signs Release your “inner child” and join us for Adult Coloring Night at the Decatur Public Library each Thursday evening, February through April, from 5 to 7 pm […]

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Awareness Event

Sex Trafficking Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:00 pm Madden Auditorium A speaker form the Growing Strong Center in Decatur will present an Awareness Event on Sex Trafficking and how it impacts our community. Pamphlets about the topic will be available for those who want more information. This program is presented by the American Association of […]

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Decatur Audubon Society

Saturday, February 20, 2016 At 2:00 pm, Norm Jensen will present Birds and Climate Change. At 2:30 pm, J.C. Fultz will present his program, Weather in Decatur. J.C. Fultz is the Chief Meteorologist at WAND. You can catch J.C.’s forecast Monday through Friday on WAND News at 4, 5, 6 and 10 pm. He’s a native of Central Illinois […]

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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 Graphic Novel Club The Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the […]

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Gale Courses

Online learning anytime, anywhere… just a click away! Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform your life. Course offerings are tied to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fastest-growing occupations and include: Courses to support business professionals, such as business law, human resources, […]

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