Meet the Candidates

Tuesday, October 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Madden Auditorium In anticipation of the upcoming election, the American Association of University Women, in conjunction with the Decatur Public Library, will host Meet the Candidates, a public forum for candidates on November’s ballot to share their platform and opinions on issues that affect us all. Meet the […]

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Uncomfortable Conversations

DEATH Saturday, October 1, 1:00 – 3:00pm, Adult Coloring Room Join us when Dr. Louis Profeta will share his experiences as an ER physician at a busy Indianapolis hospital, which he writes about in his book, “The Patient in Room 9 Says He’s God.” The conversation will also include discussion on current philosophical and professional […]

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DemographicsNow

NEW AT DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY! DemographicsNow provides robust and highly-detailed demographic data. Ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an untapped audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more. Reporting capability allows you to rapidly produce a variety of compiled reports to […]

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E Books and MORE!

The Decatur Public Library is pleased to offer three new opportunities for E Books and MORE:           Checkouts are limited to 5 items per month. The month resets on the first of each month. Items cannot be renewed, but you may re-borrow. A music title may only be borrowed twice during the […]

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Decatur Vegetarian Society

Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 pm, Adult Coloring Room The Decatur Vegetarian Society will meet at the Decatur Public Library, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, in the Adult Coloring Room. Please bring a vegetarian or vegan dish to share (with ingredients written down) and your own table service and drink. DPL staff will be demonstrating how to […]

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NEW – DPL Film Club

The Decatur Public Library has begun offering a film club, on the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 6:30pm, in the Staley room. We invite interested persons to attend the meetings to get to know each other, and discover what we would like to discuss together as a group. We have some interesting ideas to share […]

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Mango Languages AND MORE

NEW AT DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY! Mango Languages – DPL is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons. Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear […]

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NICHE Academy

NEW AT DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY! NICHE Academy – Take a moment and look to the right of your screen. You should see a dark blue tab that currently says “tutorials”. When you click on the tab, a slender slide bar will… slide out. Now you have access to Decatur Public Library’s new E-Learning tutorials! Niche […]

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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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Nutrition Education Classes

First and Third Mondays of each month beginning October 3 10:00 – 11:00 am, Madden Auditorium Join the University of Illinois Extension for 8 weeks of free nutrition education classes! Classes include hands-on learning, cooking demonstrations and recipe sampling. Participants who attend at least 6 classes will receive a free kitchen utensil. This is a general […]

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