PokémonGo Community Day

Pre-Event Saturday, September 22, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Madden Auditorium Join the local PokémonGo community as they celebrate the September Pokémon… Chikorita !!! Contests, raffles, food, badges, and more!!!! Connect with others that are hunting, catching, and raiding all over town. Exchange trainer codes and maybe even a Pokémon! Learn about chats, apps, and tools […]

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TEDxDecaturPublicLibrary

Knowing Ourselves, Knowing Each Other Creating Our Future Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Decatur Public Library is excited to announce that it is launching its first TEDxDecaturPublicLibrary event. This is the first of a 3-part series. Click HERE to register for the event. Come back for future events: Part 2: Tuesday, October 23, […]

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Blues Harmonica Workshop

Saturday, September 29, 2:00 – 5:00 pm Children’s Auditorium Blues Harmonica Workshops with Steve “The Harp” Mehlberg. Beginner Workshop 2:00-3:00pm Intermediate Workshop 3:30-5:00pm

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Poetry & Motion

Inspirational poetry reading and book signing Saturday, September 29, 2:00 pm Madden Auditorium Detroit residents, Felix and Paula Sirls, blend their passions for music, poetry, and advocacy. They bring a truck load of knowledge, love, energy, uplift and affirmation in music, experience, entertainment and thought. You won’t want to miss this! Want more: Coffee House […]

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Krafty Things with Katie

Book Turkey Thursday, October 4, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Madden Auditorium Join us to make a beautiful turkey to add to your Thanksgiving decorations. This turkey is made from a book and looks stunning on your table. Ages 10 and up are welcome to attend! Register HERE or call 217-424-2900. Free!

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Read with PawPrint Ministries

1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:00 pm, Children’s Auditorium October 4th and 18th Would the child in your life like to practice reading out loud to some furry friends? Children’s Department Staff will read a story, and then PawPrint Ministries will introduce their dogs and talk about what they do in the community.  Afterward, children will […]

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The Not So Scary Story Time

Tuesday, October 30, 6:00 pm, Children’s Auditorium Kids will hear stories, make a Halloween craft, and get a treat bag!

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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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Will You Give?

Everyone has their own reason for giving blood. For the Luxmore family, that reason is B.J.  For the past five years, B.J. Luxmore’s family and alma mater have held an annual blood drive in his memory. It’s a way for them to honor the Army Corporal who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2012, […]

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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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