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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Baby TALK Times
10 a.m.
 Baby TALK Times
Thursday, Jul. 2, 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.
Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 2, 10 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10 a.m.)
Story Time
For kids age 3 to 7,  story times are held in conjunction with Baby TALK Times, to accomodate families with children from babies to 2nd graders.  Children's staff read stories and lead a craft or other activity at story time.
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Baby TALK Times
6:30 p.m.
 Baby TALK Times
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 6:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays in July, 6:30 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.
Story Time
6:30 p.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 6:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays at 6:30)
Story Time
For kids age 3 to 7, this story time is held in conjunction with Baby TALK Times, to accomodate families with children from babies to 2nd graders.  Children's staff read stories and lead a craft or other activity at story time.
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Baby TALK Times
10 a.m.
 Baby TALK Times
Thursday, Jul. 9, 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.
Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 9, 10 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10 a.m.)
Story Time
For kids age 3 to 7,  story times are held in conjunction with Baby TALK Times, to accomodate families with children from babies to 2nd graders.  Children's staff read stories and lead a craft or other activity at story time.
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READiculous
10:30 a.m.
 READiculous
Friday, Jul. 10, 10:30 a.m.READiculous
For kids who earned a ticket in the summer reading program, Ms. Susan & Ms. Alissa will perform their 5th READiculous show in which they "story act" a variety of books, including some of the ever-popular Elephant & Piggie stories.  Kids with a ticket may bring their ...read more
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Colonel French MacLean
1:00pm
 Colonel French MacLean
Saturday, Jul. 11, 1:00pm
Saturday, July 11th, 1-3pmJoin us for another fascinating presentation by Col. French MacLean as he discusses the subject of his award-winning book,...read more
Friends of the Library 2nd Saturday Used Book Sale
9:30-12:30pm
Friends of the Library 2nd Saturday Used Book Sale
Saturday, Jul. 11, 9:30-12:30pm
Saturday, July 11, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Don’t forget about the great prices! Paperbacks $0.50, Hardbacks $1, Current Hardback fiction $2, Special books ...read more
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Computer Tutoring
10:15am
 Computer Tutoring
Monday, Jul. 13, 10:15am
Monday, July 13, 10:15am, Computer Lab

This very basic computer session focuses on the basics of computers and computer related problems. Bring your email...read more
Register Online or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.
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Baby TALK Times
6:30 p.m.
 Baby TALK Times
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 6:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays in July, 6:30 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.
Story Time
6:30 p.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 6:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays at 6:30)
Story Time
For kids age 3 to 7, this story time is held in conjunction with Baby TALK Times, to accomodate families with children from babies to 2nd graders.  Children's staff read stories and lead a craft or other activity at story time.
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Baby TALK Times
10 a.m.
 Baby TALK Times
Thursday, Jul. 16, 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.
Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 16, 10 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10 a.m.)
Story Time
For kids age 3 to 7,  story times are held in conjunction with Baby TALK Times, to accomodate families with children from babies to 2nd graders.  Children's staff read stories and lead a craft or other activity at story time.
DPL Book Club
1:00pm
 DPL Book Club
Thursday, Jul. 16, 1:00pm
Thursday, July 16, 1:00pm, Board Room
Beach Music by Pat Conroy
Pat Conroy, America’s preeminent storyteller, delivers a sweeping novel of lyric i...read more
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Baby TALK Times
6:30 p.m.
 Baby TALK Times
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 6:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays in July, 6:30 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.
Story Time
6:30 p.m.
 Story Time
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 6:30 p.m.
(Tuesdays at 6:30)
Story Time
For kids age 3 to 7, this story time is held in conjunction with Baby TALK Times, to accomodate families with children from babies to 2nd graders.  Children's staff read stories and lead a craft or other activity at story time.
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Baby TALK Times
10 a.m.
 Baby TALK Times
Thursday, Jul. 23, 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.
Story Time
10 a.m.
 Story Time
Thursday, Jul. 23, 10 a.m.
(Thursdays at 10 a.m.)
Story Time
For kids age 3 to 7,  story times are held in conjunction with Baby TALK Times, to accomodate families with children from babies to 2nd graders.  Children's staff read stories and lead a craft or other activity at story time.
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Computer Tutoring
5:15 pm
 Computer Tutoring
Monday, Jul. 27, 5:15 pm
Monday, July 27, 5:15pm, Computer Lab

This very basic computer session focuses on the basics of computers and computer related problems. Bring your email,...read more
Register Online or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.
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DPL Non-Fiction Book Club
1:00pm
 DPL Non-Fiction Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 1:00pm
Tuesday, July 28, 1:00pm, Board Room
Trash Animals Edited by K. Nagy and P. D. Johnson
Why are some species admired or beloved while others are despised...read more
Sparky & Rhonda Rucker in Concert
2:00 & 6:30 p.m.
Sparky & Rhonda Rucker in Concert
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2:00 & 6:30 p.m.
Sparky & Rhonda Rucker of Knoxville, Tennessee will share folksongs and stories for kids who have earned a ticket in the summer reading program.  Ticket holders may bring their adult and a friend.  The general public may attend if space permits, after ticket holders and their guest hav...read more
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Sparky & Rhonda Rucker in Concert
10 a.m.
Sparky & Rhonda Rucker in Concert
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 10 a.m.
Sparky & Rhonda Rucker of Knoxville, Tennessee will share folksongs and stories for kids who have earned a ticket in the summer reading program.  Ticket holders may bring their adult and a friend.  The general public may attend if space permits, after ticket holders and their guest hav...read more
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Baby TALK Times
10 a.m.
 Baby TALK Times
Thursday, Jul. 30, 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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