DPL Wants You

to Watch These Films Propaganda in Film Movies are often seen as simply entertainment or an escape from our daily lives. We do not consider the impact of plot or character in these stories on our perceptions. Yet, film has been utilized for decades to influence and alter how society perceives history and current affairs. […]

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A Conversation with Author David Griffith

Monday, November 26, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Children’s Auditorium Join us for a reading and Q&A with author David Griffith, author of A Good War is Hard to Find: The Art of Violence in America. David is a 1994 graduate of Stephen Decatur High School, and a nationally recognized essayist and teacher of creative writing. […]

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TEDxDecaturPublicLibrary

What is TED?  TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design, TED, converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than […]

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Bearing Witness and Giving Thanks

A Writing Workshop with Author David Griffith Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Staley Room Join nationally recognized essayist and teacher of creative writing David Griffith for a writing workshop focused on what each of us can bear witness to, and give thanks for, in our daily lives. The hour and a half long […]

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Rebecca Caudill Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, November 28, 2:00 pm, Children’s Auditorium Homeschoolers in 4th-8th grade will read a different Rebecca Caudill nominee book each month. The group began in September. Students who read at least three Rebecca Caudill books by the February meeting will be able to vote for the Rebecca Caudill award. The group will meet the last […]

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Christmas Movies

Parade Day Christmas Movies Saturday, December 1st, 3:00 – 5:00 pm Madden Auditorium The Polar Express Children’s Auditorium Classic Christmas animated shorts

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No Moosin’ Around

By giving blood on a routine basis and encouraging others to do the same, volunteer blood donors help save lives by providing a critical resource that can come from no other source! We hope you’ll resolve to give as often as you can this year. Decatur Public Library Blood Drive Monday, December 3 11:30 AM […]

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Andrea Gibson: Reading and Signing

Monday, December 3rd, 6:00 pm, Madden Auditorium Lord of the Butterflies by Andrea Gibson Andrea Gibson’s latest collection is a masterful showcase from the poet whose writing and performances have captured the hearts of millions. With artful and nuanced looks at gender, romance, loss, and family, Lord of the Butterflies is a new peak in […]

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Songs, Story, and Santa!

Wednesday, December 5th, 4:30 – 6:00 pm, Children’s Floor Join us in the Children’s Section at the Decatur Public Library on December 5 at 4:30 pm!  Bring the family and enjoy the Millikin Children’s Choir, hear Mr. John recite the classic Dr. Seuss book, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” and take pictures of the kids telling […]

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READiculous “Between the Holidays”

Thursday, December 27th,  10:30 am, Children’s Floor Come and enjoy our story-acting team, READiculous! Ms. Susan and Ms. Alissa have some new favorite books to bring to life! This special holiday break program is free and open to the public.  

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