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:
Movies @ Your Library!
Monday, Feb. 19, 5:30 pm

Now Showing…

Join our new host, Marc, for movies with some of your favorite actors and actresses (that may or may not have hit it big at the box office).

Monday, February 19th @ 5:30

His Girl Friday (1940) NR

When hard-charging New York newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) discovers that his ex-wife, investigative reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), has gotten engaged to milquetoast insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy), he unsuccessfully tries to lure her away from tame domestic life with a story about the impending execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams. But when Hildy discovers Williams may be innocent, her reporter instincts take over.

 

 

 

Yoga
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

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


 

Free Tax Preparation
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 4:30 - 7:30 pm (Tuesdays, January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 20, 27, and April 3)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Madden Auditorium
Thursday, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Madden Auditorium
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Madden Auditorium


Tuesdays- 4:30-7:30 - 01/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
 
Thursdays- 4:30-7:30 - 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 4/12
 
Saturdays- 9:30-2:30 - 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14
 

Get help filing your State and Federal Taxes at the Decatur Public Library. Free electronic filing of state and federal tax forms for families with $50,000 or less in total income and individuals with $25,000 or less in total income.

Please note that times and dates of tax prep can vary due to bad weather, staff availability, and other unforeseen circumstances.

      What to Bring with You:

  • All W-2s, W2G, and 1099s (if any) for the year involved
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) for all family members
  • Valid photo ID for all family members
  • Copies of previous year’s federal & state (2014) tax returns
  • Proof of bank account number and routing number if you choose to direct deposit your tax refund
  • Total paid for day care and necessary ID numbers
  • Property tax bill
  • Amount spent on college expenses                                         

This free service is provided by Millikin University. The Decatur Public Library is only the host facility.

BabyTALK Times
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6 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, boys, 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.
Movies @ Your Library!
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 5:30 pm

Now Showing…

Join our new host, Marc, for movies with some of your favorite actors and actresses (that may or may not have hit it big at the box office).

For Black History Month: 
Wednesday, February 21st @ 5:30
Eve's Bayou (1997) R
Black female writer-director Kasi Lemmons made her feature directorial debut with this period family drama set in the South.

Over the course of a long, hot Louisiana summer, a 10-year-old black girl, Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett), discovers that her family's affluent existence is merely a facade. The philandering of her suave doctor father, Louis (Samuel L. Jackson), creates a rift, throwing Eve's mother, Roz (Lynn Whitfield), and teenage sister, Cisely (Meagan Good), into emotional turmoil. Eve, though, manages to find some solace with her quirky psychic aunt, Mozelle (Debbi Morgan).

 

The Decatur Vegetarian Society
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Quiet Study Room

The Decatur Vegetarian Society meets at Decatur Public Library every third Wednesday of the month.


Please bring a vegetarian or vegan dish to share (with ingredients written down) and your own table service and drink.

BabyTALK Times
Thursday, Feb. 22, 10 a.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, boys, 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.
Free Tax Preparation
Thursday, Feb. 22, 4:30 - 7:30 pm (Thursdays, February 1 ,8, 15, 22, March 1, 8 and April 12)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Madden Auditorium
Thursday, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Madden Auditorium
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Madden Auditorium


Tuesdays- 4:30-7:30 - 01/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
 
Thursdays- 4:30-7:30 - 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 4/12
 
Saturdays- 9:30-2:30 - 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14
 

Get help filing your State and Federal Taxes at the Decatur Public Library. Free electronic filing of state and federal tax forms for families with $50,000 or less in total income and individuals with $25,000 or less in total income.

Please note that times and dates of tax prep can vary due to bad weather, staff availability, and other unforeseen circumstances.

      What to Bring with You:

  • All W-2s, W2G, and 1099s (if any) for the year involved
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) for all family members
  • Valid photo ID for all family members
  • Copies of previous year’s federal & state (2014) tax returns
  • Proof of bank account number and routing number if you choose to direct deposit your tax refund
  • Total paid for day care and necessary ID numbers
  • Property tax bill
  • Amount spent on college expenses                                         

This free service is provided by Millikin University. The Decatur Public Library is only the host facility.

Parent Leadership Training Initiative
Thursday, Feb. 22, 4:30 - 8 p.m. (Thursdays 4:30 - 8 p.m.)
Parent / Community advocacy training  for a cohort of 20 adults Thursday evenings October - March. Sponsored by The Community Foundation, Millikin University, Decatur Public Schools & Decatur Public Library.
Adult Coloring Night
Thursday, Feb. 22, 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.

Free Tax Preparation
Saturday, Feb. 24, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm (Saturdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 24, and April 7, 14)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Madden Auditorium
Thursday, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Madden Auditorium
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Madden Auditorium


Tuesdays- 4:30-7:30 - 01/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
 
Thursdays- 4:30-7:30 - 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 4/12
 
Saturdays- 9:30-2:30 - 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14
 

Get help filing your State and Federal Taxes at the Decatur Public Library. Free electronic filing of state and federal tax forms for families with $50,000 or less in total income and individuals with $25,000 or less in total income.

Please note that times and dates of tax prep can vary due to bad weather, staff availability, and other unforeseen circumstances.

      What to Bring with You:

  • All W-2s, W2G, and 1099s (if any) for the year involved
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) for all family members
  • Valid photo ID for all family members
  • Copies of previous year’s federal & state (2014) tax returns
  • Proof of bank account number and routing number if you choose to direct deposit your tax refund
  • Total paid for day care and necessary ID numbers
  • Property tax bill
  • Amount spent on college expenses                                         

This free service is provided by Millikin University. The Decatur Public Library is only the host facility.

TechConnect for Seniors
Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:00 - 11:59 am
or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

10:00 am - 11:59 am, Computer Lab

 

This session is an introduction into the basics of technology. Some examples of the technology covered includes, hardware vs. software, basics of the Internet, downloads vs. uploads, web browsers, iPads and iPhones, signing up for a social media account and how to sign up for a free email account.

 

Please register at the front desk OR call 424-2900.

 

Registration is required please.

Movies @ Your Library!
Monday, Feb. 26, 5:30 pm

Now Showing…

Join our new host, Marc, for movies with some of your favorite actors and actresses (that may or may not have hit it big at the box office).

Monday, February 26th @ 5:30
Happy Death Day (2017) PG-13
A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.

 

 

Yoga
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

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


 

DPL Non-Fiction Book Club
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1:00 pm

DPL Non-Fiction Book Club
Tuesday, February 27, 1:00pm, Board Room
Ring Around the Rosary
by Gretchen Grossman

Gretchen was raised in a charming Catholic family and environment. As a child, she was taught to desire a life of religious devotion. At age seventeen, she joined a convent to become a nun. But she soon found out that the loving arms of the church were hiding their true intentions. This true story details how a girl ran from a secret oppression only to find more out in the real world. From Amazon.

Additional Suggested Reading:
The Bishop Who Dared: A Biography of Bishop Michael Ryan Dempsey
by Ann Dempsey Burke

Free Tax Preparation
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 4:30 - 7:30 pm (Tuesdays, January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 20, 27, and April 3)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Madden Auditorium
Thursday, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Madden Auditorium
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Madden Auditorium


Tuesdays- 4:30-7:30 - 01/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
 
Thursdays- 4:30-7:30 - 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 4/12
 
Saturdays- 9:30-2:30 - 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14
 

Get help filing your State and Federal Taxes at the Decatur Public Library. Free electronic filing of state and federal tax forms for families with $50,000 or less in total income and individuals with $25,000 or less in total income.

Please note that times and dates of tax prep can vary due to bad weather, staff availability, and other unforeseen circumstances.

      What to Bring with You:

  • All W-2s, W2G, and 1099s (if any) for the year involved
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) for all family members
  • Valid photo ID for all family members
  • Copies of previous year’s federal & state (2014) tax returns
  • Proof of bank account number and routing number if you choose to direct deposit your tax refund
  • Total paid for day care and necessary ID numbers
  • Property tax bill
  • Amount spent on college expenses                                         

This free service is provided by Millikin University. The Decatur Public Library is only the host facility.

BabyTALK Times
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6 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, boys, 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.
Movies @ Your Library!
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 5:30 pm

Now Showing…

Join our new host, Marc, for movies with some of your favorite actors and actresses (that may or may not have hit it big at the box office).

For Black History Month: 
Wednesday, February 28th @ 5:30
Marshall (2017) PG-13
Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who's never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.

 

BabyTALK Times
Thursday, Mar. 1, 10 a.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, boys, 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.
Free Tax Preparation
Thursday, Mar. 1, 4:30 - 7:30 pm (Thursdays, February 1 ,8, 15, 22, March 1, 8 and April 12)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Madden Auditorium
Thursday, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Madden Auditorium
Saturdays, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Madden Auditorium


Tuesdays- 4:30-7:30 - 01/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
 
Thursdays- 4:30-7:30 - 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 4/12
 
Saturdays- 9:30-2:30 - 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14
 

Get help filing your State and Federal Taxes at the Decatur Public Library. Free electronic filing of state and federal tax forms for families with $50,000 or less in total income and individuals with $25,000 or less in total income.

Please note that times and dates of tax prep can vary due to bad weather, staff availability, and other unforeseen circumstances.

      What to Bring with You:

  • All W-2s, W2G, and 1099s (if any) for the year involved
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) for all family members
  • Valid photo ID for all family members
  • Copies of previous year’s federal & state (2014) tax returns
  • Proof of bank account number and routing number if you choose to direct deposit your tax refund
  • Total paid for day care and necessary ID numbers
  • Property tax bill
  • Amount spent on college expenses                                         

This free service is provided by Millikin University. The Decatur Public Library is only the host facility.

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