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February 2018

Winter Reading Program

February 22
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

February 22
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

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Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

February 23
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

February 23
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

February 24
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

February 24
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

February 25
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

February 25
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Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

February 26
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

February 26
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Movies @ Your Library!

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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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). 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.

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Winter Reading Program

February 27
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

February 27
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Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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DPL Non-Fiction Book Club

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

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Tuesday, January 23, 1:00pm, Board Room Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad by Stephen Ambrose Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad—the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and…

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Winter Reading Program

February 28
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

February 28
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

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Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Movies @ Your Library!

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Now Showing… For Black History Month: 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). 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…

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March 2018

Winter Reading Program

March 1
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 1
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

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Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Adult Coloring

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 27, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Release your “inner child” and join us in the Quiet Study Room. 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 provide coloring pages, colored pencils, crayons and markers,…

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Winter Reading Program

March 2
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 2
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 3
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 3
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 4
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 4
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 5
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 5
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 6
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 6
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 7
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 7
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

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Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Books Between Bites

March 7 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:15pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2018

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Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Wednesday, February 7, 12:15pm, Madden Auditorium Speaker: Millikin student, Taylor Hartman, a junior elementary education major from Kankakee. Book: Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H. L. Hunley Author: Sally M. Walker On February 17, 1864, the H.L. Hurley made history as the first submarine to sink a ship in battle.  Soldiers on the shore waited patiently after seeing the submarine's return signal.  But after several days, the ship had failed to return.  What had…

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Winter Reading Program

March 8
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 8
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Adult Coloring

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 27, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Release your “inner child” and join us in the Quiet Study Room. 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 provide coloring pages, colored pencils, crayons and markers,…

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Winter Reading Program

March 9
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 9
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 10
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 10
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Friends of the Library 2nd Saturday Book Sale

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2018

One event on September 2, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on September 3, 2018 at 11:00am

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Book Sale Room

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Winter Reading Program

March 11
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 11
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 12
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 12
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 13
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 13
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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DPL Graphic Novel Book Club

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
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Tuesday, January 9, 6:30pm, Staley Room Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware This first book from Chicago author Chris Ware is a pleasantly-decorated view at a lonely and emotionally-impaired "everyman" (Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth), who is provided, at age 36, the opportunity to meet his father for the first time. An improvisatory romance which gingerly deports itself between 1890's Chicago and 1980's small town Michigan, the reader is helped along by thousands of…

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Winter Reading Program

March 14
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 14
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 15
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 15
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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DPL Book Club

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 27, 2018

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Thursday, January 18, 1:00pm, Board Room The Summer Before the war by Helen Simonson East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England’s brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her husband in the small, idyllic coastal town of Rye. Agatha’s husband works in the Foreign Office, and she is certain he will ensure that the recent saber…

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Adult Coloring

March 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 27, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Release your “inner child” and join us in the Quiet Study Room. 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 provide coloring pages, colored pencils, crayons and markers,…

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Winter Reading Program

March 16
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 16
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 17
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 17
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 18
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 18
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Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 19
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 19
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 20
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 20
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 21
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 21
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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The Decatur Vegetarian Society

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Third Wednesday of the month, 6 - 8 pm, Quiet Study Room Please bring a vegetarian or vegan dish to share (with ingredients written down) and your own table service and drink.

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Winter Reading Program

March 22
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 22
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Adult Coloring

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 27, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Release your “inner child” and join us in the Quiet Study Room. 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 provide coloring pages, colored pencils, crayons and markers,…

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Winter Reading Program

March 23
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 23
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 24
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 24
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 25
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 25
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 26
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 26
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 27
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 27
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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DPL Non-Fiction Book Club

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 25, 2018

One event on December 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Tuesday, January 23, 1:00pm, Board Room Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad by Stephen Ambrose Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad—the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and…

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Winter Reading Program

March 28
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 28
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 29
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 29
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Adult Coloring

March 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 27, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Release your “inner child” and join us in the Quiet Study Room. 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 provide coloring pages, colored pencils, crayons and markers,…

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Winter Reading Program

March 30
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 30
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Winter Reading Program

March 31
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until March 31, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Join anytime January to March Log the time you read during the Winter Reading Program months Turn in completed Reading log with contact information by 3/31/18 Winner will be drawn from completed Reading Logs One Prize for YA (ages 13-18) One Prize for Adults (ages 19+)

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

March 31
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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April 2018

2nd Annual Tournament of Books

April 1
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

April 2
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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2nd Annual Tournament of Books

April 3
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An event every day that begins at 2:00am, repeating until April 3, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Starting January 29th and running through April 3rd Voting starts February 25th, Mondays through Fridays Winners announced on Sundays Final results and the winner(s) announced April 3rd

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Books Between Bites

April 4 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:15pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Wednesday, February 7, 12:15pm, Madden Auditorium Speaker: Millikin student, Taylor Hartman, a junior elementary education major from Kankakee. Book: Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H. L. Hunley Author: Sally M. Walker On February 17, 1864, the H.L. Hurley made history as the first submarine to sink a ship in battle.  Soldiers on the shore waited patiently after seeing the submarine's return signal.  But after several days, the ship had failed to return.  What had…

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Adult Coloring

April 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 27, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Free

Release your “inner child” and join us in the Quiet Study Room. 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 provide coloring pages, colored pencils, crayons and markers,…

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DPL Graphic Novel Book Club

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Tuesday, January 9, 6:30pm, Staley Room Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware This first book from Chicago author Chris Ware is a pleasantly-decorated view at a lonely and emotionally-impaired "everyman" (Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth), who is provided, at age 36, the opportunity to meet his father for the first time. An improvisatory romance which gingerly deports itself between 1890's Chicago and 1980's small town Michigan, the reader is helped along by thousands of…

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Adult Coloring

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 27, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Free

Release your “inner child” and join us in the Quiet Study Room. 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 provide coloring pages, colored pencils, crayons and markers,…

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Friends of the Library 2nd Saturday Book Sale

April 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2018

One event on September 2, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on September 3, 2018 at 11:00am

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Book Sale Room

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The Decatur Vegetarian Society

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Third Wednesday of the month, 6 - 8 pm, Quiet Study Room Please bring a vegetarian or vegan dish to share (with ingredients written down) and your own table service and drink.

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DPL Book Club

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 27, 2018

Decatur Public Library, 130 N Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62523 United States
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Thursday, January 18, 1:00pm, Board Room The Summer Before the war by Helen Simonson East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England’s brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her husband in the small, idyllic coastal town of Rye. Agatha’s husband works in the Foreign Office, and she is certain he will ensure that the recent saber…

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