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.

 
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Madcap Puppets in "The Enchanted World"
5:30 p.m.
Madcap Puppets in "The Enchanted World"
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 5:30 p.m.
Madcap Puppets from Cincinnati will present 3 shows of The Enchanted World for kids who have earned a ticket in the summer reading program.  Ticket holders may bring a friend and a grown up.  This event will be held upstairs in the children's ...read more
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Books Between Bites
12:15 pm
 Books Between Bites
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 12:15 pm
Wednesday, August 6, 12:15pm, Madden Auditorium
The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown
Speaker: Anne PondelickOut of the depths of the depression comes this irresistible true story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight oar rowing c...read more
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Madcap Puppets in "The Enchanted World"
10 a.m.
Madcap Puppets in "The Enchanted World"
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m.
Madcap Puppets from Cincinnati will present 3 shows of The Enchanted World for kids who have earned a ticket in the summer reading program.  Ticket holders may bring a friend and a grown up.  This event will be held upstairs in the children's ...read more
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Madcap Puppets in "The Enchanted World"
2 p.m.
Madcap Puppets in "The Enchanted World"
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m.
Madcap Puppets from Cincinnati will present 3 shows of The Enchanted World for kids who have earned a ticket in the summer reading program.  Ticket holders may bring a friend and a grown up.  This event will be held upstairs in the children's ...read more
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Baby TALK Times
10 a.m.
 Baby TALK Times
Thursday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10 a.m.)

Held in children’s auditorium for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Children play, adults chat about child rearing issues, and Ms. Susan from Baby TALK shares books, music, and fingerplays with the group.
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Introductory Word
10:30 am
 Introductory Word
Monday, Aug. 11, 10:30 am
Monday, August 11, 10:30 am
Computer LabThis session prepares the user for basic Microsoft Word. The very basics of navigation, file types, and opening a word documents are covered.read more
Register Online or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.
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Baby TALK Times
6:00 p.m.
 Baby TALK Times
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 6:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays at 6 p.m.)

Decatur Public Library
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.
Held in children’s auditorium for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Children play, adults chat about child rearing issues, and Ms. Susan from Baby TALK shares books, music, and fingerplays with the group.
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Baby TALK Times
10 a.m.
 Baby TALK Times
Thursday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10 a.m.)

Held in children’s auditorium for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Children play, adults chat about child rearing issues, and Ms. Susan from Baby TALK shares books, music, and fingerplays with the group.
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Basic Microsoft Word
10:30 am
 Basic Microsoft Word
Thursday, Aug. 14, 10:30 am
Thursday, August 14, 10:30 am
Computer LabThis session covers the basic functions of word processing via Microsoft Word 2010: Formatting text, aligning paragraphs, changi...read more
Register Online or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.
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Introductory IPad and IPhone
10:45 am
 Introductory IPad and IPhone
Friday, Aug. 15, 10:45 am
Friday, August 15, 10:45 am
Computer LabA tour of the iPad, navigation, settings, connecting to the internet, setting up a iTunes account.Registration required....read more
Register Online or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.
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Introductory PC
10:00 am
 Introductory PC
Monday, Aug. 18, 10:00 am
Monday, August 18, 10:00 am
Computer Lab

This very basic computer session focuses on the basics of computers; using a mouse to point, click and double-click, keyboard and typing tips, opening and closing software files, accessing a CD-ROM, and locating a saved file.read more
Register Online or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.
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Introductory PC
5:30 pm
 Introductory PC
Monday, Aug. 18, 5:30 pm
Monday, August 18, 5:30 pm
Computer Lab
This very basic computer session focuses on the basics of computers; using a mouse to point, click and double-click, keyboard and typing tips, opening and closing software files, accessing a CD-ROM, and locating a saved file and accessing the interne...read more
Register Online or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.
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Baby TALK Times
6:00 p.m.
 Baby TALK Times
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 6:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays at 6 p.m.)

Decatur Public Library
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.
Held in children’s auditorium for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Children play, adults chat about child rearing issues, and Ms. Susan from Baby TALK shares books, music, and fingerplays with the group.
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Basic PC
10:00 am
 Basic PC
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 10:00 am
Wednesday, August 20, 10:00 am
Computer LabMust be able to use a mouse, open files and access the internet. Teaches computer basics such as learning certain terminology like Desktop, Icons, Menu, Taskbar, Toolbar, etc. opening a program...read more
Register Online or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.
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Baby TALK Times
10 a.m.
 Baby TALK Times
Thursday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10 a.m.)

Held in children’s auditorium for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Children play, adults chat about child rearing issues, and Ms. Susan from Baby TALK shares books, music, and fingerplays with the group.
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DPL Book Club
1:00 pm
 DPL Book Club
Thursday, Aug. 21, 1:00 pm
Thursday, August 21, 1:00pm, Board Room
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity 
by Katherine Boo
In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality ...read more
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Basic IPad and IPhone
11:45 am
 Basic IPad and IPhone
Friday, Aug. 22, 11:45 am
Friday, August 22, 11:45 am
Computer LabExploring the settings, setting up a iTunes account, backing up to iCloud, downloading apps, setting up email accounts, setting up FaceTime.read more
Register Online or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.
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DPL Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00 pm
 DPL Non-Fiction Book Club
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1:00 pm
Tuesday, August 26, 1:00pm, Board Room
Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone by George BlackEmpire of Shadows is the epic story of the conquest of Yellowstone, Wyoming, a landscape uninhabited, inaccessible and shrouded in myth...read more
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Baby TALK Times
6:00 p.m.
 Baby TALK Times
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 6:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays at 6 p.m.)

Decatur Public Library
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.
Held in children’s auditorium for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Children play, adults chat about child rearing issues, and Ms. Susan from Baby TALK shares books, music, and fingerplays with the group.
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Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal - For Life!
6:00 pm
Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal - For Life!
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 6:00 pm
Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 6:00 pm
Decatur Public Library – Madden AuditoriumYou are invited to join St. Mary’s Hospital’s Maternal Health Staff to talk about breastfeeding. This is a FREE program for anyone who would like to learn about the importance to increase and sustain p...read more
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Baby TALK Times
10 a.m.
 Baby TALK Times
Thursday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10 a.m.)

Held in children’s auditorium for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Children play, adults chat about child rearing issues, and Ms. Susan from Baby TALK shares books, music, and fingerplays with the group.
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