Programs

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Decatur Public Library! All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Registration required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
Monday, Aug. 20, 10:00 am
or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Monday, August 20, 2018

10:00 am

 

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.

Monday, Aug. 20, 5:30 pm

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Monday, August 20th @ 5:30
Possessed (1947) NR
After being found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, a severely catatonic woman tells a doctor the complex story of how she wound up there.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Yoga
Every Tuesday, August through December
12:00 – 1:00 pm, Madden Auditorium


 

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m.
BabyTALK Times are small parent-child groups designed for families with children from birth to three to share parenting questions and concerns, to celebrate babies' achievements, and to have fun with books, toys, songs, and fingerplays. BabyTALK Times are held in the Children's Auditorium on the 2nd floor. No registration is necessary. Sponsored by Friends of the Decatur Public Library.
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 5:30 pm

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Wednesday, August 22nd @ 5:30
Other Men’s Women (1931) NR

Events take an unhappy turn for two Bill and Jack, two locomotive engineers, after Bill is attracted to his best friend's wife.

 

Thursday, Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Baby TALK Times are small parent-child groups designed for families with children from birth to three to share parenting questions and concerns, to celebrate babies' achievements, and to have fun with books, toys, songs, and fingerplays.  Baby TALK Times are held in the Childen's Auditorium on the 2nd floor, and sponsored by the Friends of Decatur Public Library.  Registration NOT required.
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2:00 pm

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Thursday, August 23rd @ 2:00
Princess and the Frog (2009) G

A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him.

 

Thursday, Aug. 23, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

True Colors
Thursdays, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Quiet Study Room

Release your “inner child” and join us for Adult Coloring Night at the Decatur Public Library each Thursday evening, from 5 to 7 pm in the Adult Coloring Room located near Local History.

Studies have proven that creative activities, like coloring, help reduce anxiety and promote personal wellness.  Public libraries across the country are finding that events like this are fostering a deeper sense of community too.   So even if you don’t consider yourself the “creative type,” come experience all the benefits that coloring provides, meet new people and have some fun!   

We will provide coloring pages, colored pencils, crayons and markers, light refreshments and background music so all you need to bring is you!  Adults 18 and older are welcome.

Friday, Aug. 24, 10:00 am
or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Friday, August 24, 2018

10:00 am

 

Get assistance with basic Microsoft Word Basics, resume building, creating and saving a document, using the library catalog and databases, and much, much more! 

 

Registration is required please.

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2:00 pm

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Saturday, August 25th @ 2:00
Every Day (2018) PG-13

A shy teenager falls for someone who transforms into another person every day.

 

Monday, Aug. 27, 10:00 am
or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Monday, August 27, 2018

10:00 am

 

Assistance with basic computer skills, using the library catalog and databases, and much, much more! 

 

Registration is required please.

Monday, Aug. 27, 5:30 pm

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Monday, August 27th @ 5:30
50 Shades Darker (2017) R
While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.

 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Yoga
Every Tuesday, August through December
12:00 – 1:00 pm, Madden Auditorium


 

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 1:00 pm

Tuesday, August 28, 1:00pm, Board Room
Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meats
by Michael Pollan

What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating. From Amazon.

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m.
BabyTALK Times are small parent-child groups designed for families with children from birth to three to share parenting questions and concerns, to celebrate babies' achievements, and to have fun with books, toys, songs, and fingerplays. BabyTALK Times are held in the Children's Auditorium on the 2nd floor. No registration is necessary. Sponsored by Friends of the Decatur Public Library.
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 5:30 pm

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Wednesday, August 29th @ 5:30
The Exorcist (1973) R

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Thursday, Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Baby TALK Times are small parent-child groups designed for families with children from birth to three to share parenting questions and concerns, to celebrate babies' achievements, and to have fun with books, toys, songs, and fingerplays.  Baby TALK Times are held in the Childen's Auditorium on the 2nd floor, and sponsored by the Friends of Decatur Public Library.  Registration NOT required.
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2:00 pm

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Thursday, August 30th @ 2:00
Frozen (2013) PG

When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

Thursday, Aug. 30, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

True Colors
Thursdays, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Quiet Study Room

Release your “inner child” and join us for Adult Coloring Night at the Decatur Public Library each Thursday evening, from 5 to 7 pm in the Adult Coloring Room located near Local History.

Studies have proven that creative activities, like coloring, help reduce anxiety and promote personal wellness.  Public libraries across the country are finding that events like this are fostering a deeper sense of community too.   So even if you don’t consider yourself the “creative type,” come experience all the benefits that coloring provides, meet new people and have some fun!   

We will provide coloring pages, colored pencils, crayons and markers, light refreshments and background music so all you need to bring is you!  Adults 18 and older are welcome.

Friday, Aug. 31, 10:00 am
or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Friday, August 31, 2018

10:00 am

 

Get assistance with using a computer, tablet, or phone. Topics available for help: basic operation, typing, internet searching, email, downloading eBooks & audio books, filling out job applications online, MSOffice, social media, amazon, etc. 

 

 Registration is required please.

 

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