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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Movies @ Your Library!

NOW SHOWING… July 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   Gale Courses online (for DPL card holders) Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 10:00 am, Computer lab  or call 217-424-2900 x. 7. Staff will assist in signing participants up for the six week online course. Participants may use the computer lab weekly to complete these online classes (if available). […]

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Racial Taboo

Thursday, July 19, 6:00 pm Thursday, August 2, 6:00 pm Thursday, August 16, 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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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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Postpartum Depression Support Group

Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 pm, Staley Room Wednesday, August 1, 12:00 pm, Staley Room Wednesday, August 15, 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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Decatur’s Lincoln Statues

With Brent Wielt of the Macon County Conservation District Saturday, July 21, 2:00 pm Madden Auditorium The Nation’s 16th President first laid eyes on Decatur in March of 1830 at the age of 21. Throughout the next three decades, the future President of the United States and the young City of Decatur would continually intersect. […]

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Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Tuesday, July 24, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Staley Room Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to […]

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