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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Movies @ Your Library!

NOW SHOWING… February 2018, Madden Auditorium Join our new host, Marc, for movies with some of your favorite actors and actresses (that may or may  not have hit it big at the box office).   Monday February 26 5:30pm Happy Death Day (2017) PG-13 A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over […]

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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 Non-Fiction Book Club The Club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm in the […]

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Computer Classes

February Computer Classes TechConnect for Seniors Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:00 – 11:59 am, Computer Lab  or call 217-424-2900 x. 7. This session is an introduction into the basics of technology. Some examples of the technology covered includes, hardware vs. software, basics of the Internet, downloads vs. uploads, web browsers, iPads and iPhones, signing up for […]

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Meet the Author

DPL Non Fiction Book Club Thursday, February 27, 1:00 pm Board Room The book club will be meeting to discuss Ring Around the Rosary and the author, Gretchen Grossman, will be their special guest.

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

DPL is conducting a Tournament of Books! 32 books/series will be “competing” for your vote over 5 weeks. Your votes will decide the weekly winners, and which titles move on. Best part? You can fill out a bracket with your predictions as to who will win, for the chance to earn prizes! Rules: Brackets will […]

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Young Adult Readers Art Contest

Are you are reader and an artist between the ages of 12-18? Share your best original piece of art, inspired by a book or series! Selected works will be displayed in the Library! Please include your name, age, school, and your contact information, as well as a brief paragraph about your art piece and the […]

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Free Tax Preparation

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Madden Auditorium (* Staley Room) January 30, February 6, 13*, 20, 27, March 6, 20, 27, April 3 Thursday, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Madden Auditorium (* Staley Room) February 1, 8*, 15, 22, March 1, 8*, April 12 Saturdays, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Staley Room February 3, 10, 17, […]

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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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Krafty Things with Katie

Thursday, March 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Madden Auditorium Longing for Spring? Join us to make this unique planter from an upcycled book and fresh succulents. All materials provided! Free. Ages 10 and up. Sign-up recommended. Register HERE or call 217-424-2900. Free!

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