Decatur Public Library Community Survey

Please help develop the Strategic Plan for the Decatur Public Library by participating in this survey. In order to better serve Library patrons, your input on a variety of topics is needed. Your responses will help greatly in planning the future of Library services and programs. The survey was developed by the independent Library Strategies […]

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Tax Preparation

Free Tax Help Begins January 24th! Get help filing your State and Federal Taxes at the Decatur Public Library. Free electronic filing of state and federal tax forms for families with $50,000 or less in total income and individuals with $25,000 or less in total income. Tuesdays, 4:30 – 7:30 pm Thursdays, 4:30 – 7:30 pm […]

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Decatur Vegetarian Society

Wednesday, January 18, 6:00 pm, Adult Coloring Room The Decatur Vegetarian Society will meet at the Decatur Public Library, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 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. The Decatur Vegetarian Society will continue to […]

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True Colors

Adult Coloring Nights! Thursdays, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Adult Activity Room Release your “inner child” and join us for Adult Coloring Night at the Decatur Public Library each Thursday evening, from 5 to 7 pm in the Adult Activity Room located near Local History. Studies have proven that creative activities, like coloring, help reduce anxiety and promote personal wellness. […]

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61 Highways Revisited:

The Albums of Bob Dylan Saturday, February 25, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Madden Auditorium Decatur native, author, teacher, and musician, Bob Shiel, will appear Saturday, February 25, at the Decatur Public Library, in the J. Elizabeth Madden Room, from 2 to 4 PM.  His book and double CD, 61 Highways Revisited, The Albums of Bob Dylan will […]

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Movies @ the Library!

NOW SHOWING… January 2017, Madden Auditorium Friday January 20 1:00 pm Historical/Documentary Project Nim   Saturday January 28 1:00 pm Family Time Pete’s Dragon   Monday January 30 5:30 pm Science Fiction/Fantasy Alice Through the Looking Glass   NOW SHOWING… February 2017, Madden Auditorium Thursday February 2 6:00 pm Comedy Groundhog Day   Wednesday February 8 5:00pm Drama Lincoln […]

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DPL Film Noir Club

Wednesday, January 25, 5:00 pm, Staley Room The Maltese Falcon (1941) Directed by John Huston Starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet How do you define film noir? French critics in the 40s and 50s, after coining the phrase, struggled to nail down the genre’s key characteristics: Dream-like. Cruel. Erotic. Cynical. Fatalistic. Strange. In […]

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Demographics Now

NEW AT DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY! Richland Community College offers, FREE, introductory and advanced classes on using Demographics Now. Come learn how Demographics Now can help you with your business or marketing plan and many other uses. Seating is limited so register now. Demographics Now: Demographics Now provides robust and highly-detailed demographic data. Ideal for gaining consumer […]

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AtoZdatabases

NEW AT DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY! AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, […]

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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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