Reading Takes You Everywhere

Summer Reading Programs for all ages will begin Tuesday, May 29th! Rules for YA and Adult SRP 2018: Sign-up and get your passport to record where reading takes you this summer. You may sign-up at any point during the program. Read books! Read whatever books you want, in any format you want! Just read! Check-in […]

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Movies @ Your Library!

NOW SHOWING… June 2018, Madden Auditorium Return of our FREE Thursday Family movies for the summer! Join us for a review of Disney’s greatest animated films, Thursdays at 2:00pm throughout the summer. All family movies will be shown with inclusion in mind. Pillows for alternative seating will be available and please feel free to bring whatever would […]

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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.       Books Between Bites BBB is organized by the Friends of the Decatur Public Library and is not […]

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Computer Classes

July Computer Classes Basic Computers Monday, July 9, 10:30 am, Computer Lab  or call 217-424-2900 x. 7. This informational session is an introduction into the basics of technology. Some examples of the technology covered includes; the basics of the Internet, downloads vs. uploads, and web browsers. We will also take suggestions during these sessions for […]

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Racial Taboo

Thursday, July 5, 6:00 pm Thursday, July 19, 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 facilitate […]

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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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Your Online Cookbook!

NEW AT DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY! AtoZ World Food – DPL is pleased to announce that it now offers AtoZ World Food to its patrons. If you think that spice the variety of life and love international cuisine, AtoZ World Food has you covered. AtoZ World Food is the only food database that contains traditional recipes […]

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Exciting News!

As of June 1, 2018, DPL will eliminate fines for overdue materials. On June 1, Decatur Public Library will join the many Illinois libraries that have become “fine-free.” What does this mean for Decatur Public Library users? Decatur Public Library cardholders will no longer be charged overdue fines. Any DPL cardholder who wants to check […]

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READiculous 8th Show

In the Children’s Summer Reading Program, one of the rewards for Goal #2 is a ticket to see DPL’s own READiculous, doing their brand new 2018 Summer Show! There are 3 performances to choose from: Thursday, June 28, 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, 10:30 a.m. So be sure to sign up so you can earn […]

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Postpartum Depression Support Group

Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 pm, Staley Room Mother to Mother welcomes all moms with the purpose of creating a non-judgmental, confidential environment where women can share thoughts and feelings, receive support and obtain information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. “Lap” children are welcome, but at this time, we do not have child care available […]

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