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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Stopping Traffic

The Movement to End Sex-Trafficking Thursday, June 21, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Madden Auditorium Please join us for a screening of the film, “Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex-Trafficking”. Stopping Traffic investigates the international crisis of human sex trafficking, particularly of minors, from a deeply personal point of view. It is anchored by frank interviews […]

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Naval Hero, Stephen Decatur

With Jerry Johnson Saturday, June 16, 2:00 pm Madden Auditorium Join Jerry Johnson of the Decatur Area Arts Council and the Decatur Public Library, as we continue our celebration of the state’s bicentennial. Learn about the exciting adventures and daring exploits of the American naval hero, Stephen Decatur. Why he was one of the most famous […]

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Movies @ Your Library!

NOW SHOWING… May 2018, Madden Auditorium Monday May 21 5:30pm Mean Girls (2004) PG-13 Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. Wednesday May 23 5:30pm Project Nightmare (1987) NR Two men in […]

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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

June Computer Classes Intro to Microsoft Office Word Monday, June 11, 10:00 am, Computer Lab  or call 217-424-2900 x. 7. We will cover basic Microsoft Word Basics, resume building, creating and saving a document, using the library catalog and databases, and much, much more. Gale Courses online (for DPL card holders) Introduction to Microsoft Word […]

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Racial Taboo

Thursday, June 7, 6:00 pm Thursday, June 21, 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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