Upcoming Events.....


Books Between Bites

Destiny of a Republic

April 5th - Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class- presented by Millikin students McKenzie Sauer and Benjamin Viette.

Destiny of a Republic

May 3rd - Body Language 101: The Ultimate Guide to Knowing When People Are Lying, How They Are Feeling, What They Are Thinking. Presented by Shirley Elkin.


Second Saturday Book Sales

April 8th, May 13th, June 10th - Second Floor of the Decatur Public Library 930-1230. Hardbacks $1, Paperbacks $.50. Newer Fiction $3. DVDs, CDs, and Audiobooks are also available.

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Some of the newer $3 books available for the April sale.

Recently .....


the last painting of sara de vos

On January 4th, Bev Hackney, Reference Librarian, Decatur Public Library, presented The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith. The engaging novel is about the fictional Dutch artist Sara de Vos.  

pacific crucible

December 7th - Pacific Crucible, War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 by Ian W. Toll. Presented by Judith Kimmons. Pacific Crucible begins with the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.   It culminates with the Battle of Midway.

Ella Minnow Peas

November 2 - Jackie Goeppinger is a retired child and adolescent therapist.  She talked about “Ella Minnow Pea and A, B, Cs,” based on the book, Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters, by Mark Dunn.

Friends of the Decatur Public Library Mission

The purposes of the Friends of the Decatur Public Library are charitable, literary and educational. These purposes are:

We hope you will consider joining us in our mission to help Decatur Public Library serve our community in the best way possible!

Katie Gross, Head of the Children's Department at Decatur Public Library had this to say:

Over the past quarter of a century that I have been head of the Children's Division, the Friends have provided, among many other things, ongoing financial support for quality summer reading programs, and birthday gift books for one-year-olds, enhancing the library's partnership with Baby TALK.  The hard work and dedication of the Friends is a real morale booster,  saying volumes about the importance of the library to people in our community.  The  Friends' efforts are integral to providing good library service at Decatur Public Library!