Postpartum Depression Support Group

Wednesday, August 15, 6:00 pm, Staley Room Wednesday, September 5, 12:00 pm, Staley Room Wednesday, September 19, 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” […]

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Four Seasons Gardening

Webinar Series Participants will join in these webinar-based workshops at the library, presented by staff from the University of Illinois Extension. For more information, follow the links provided below. Please register there as well. Tuesday, August 15, 1:30 pm Staley Room At-Home Micropropagation: In Vitro Plants Thursday, August 17, 6:30 pm Staley Room  

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Movies @ Your Library!

NOW SHOWING… August 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

August Computer Classes Really Basic Email Monday, August 20, 10:00 am, Computer Lab  or call 217-424-2900 x. 7. Get assistance with the basics of creating an email account, opening emails, sending emails and using the library’s online catalog and databases, and much, much more! Registration is required please. Really Basic Word Friday, August 24, 10:00 […]

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Racial Taboo

Thursday, August 16, 6:00 pm Thursday, September 6, 6:00 pm Thursday, September 20, 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. […]

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Our Land Between the Rivers

Illinois in Story and Song with Barry Cloyd – Historian Saturday, August 18, 2:00 pm Madden Auditorium Known as the lifeblood of our land, the Midwestern Rivers, such as the Mississippi (Great Father of Waters), The Illinois, The Ohio and The Missouri were the original highways of the Midwest, utilized by all our ancestors. From […]

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Decatur Area Poets

Third Saturdays, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Staley Room Decatur Area Poets exists to create, share and kindly critique original works by local writers of poetry, essays, short stories and spoken word. Interested writers at any level of experience are welcome to join. We are open to learning different genres and forms of writing and presenting material. […]

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The Paths We Take

Anytime Saturday, September 1, between 12:00 – 4:00 pm Start the journey in the Madden Auditorium A short film will be shown from 3:30 – 4:00 pm There are tens of millions of slaves in our world today. Real slaves. Women, men, and children. Unable to walk away, under the threat of violence, forced to […]

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The Presidency

With Gary Geisler Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Madden Auditorium September 4, 11, 18,  October 2, 30 & November 6 This is a six-part presentation on the Presidency of the United States of America.  This will be a non-partisan discussion on the office of the Presidency, the powers that the President holds and the limits […]

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