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Speaker and Author Events

Enjoy a variety of speakers and author presentations

Decatur Public Library is delighted to offer a variety of programming from partnerships with Illinois Library Presents and the Library Speaker's Consortium. These programs will be offered via Zoom link and many will also be available to view in person at the Library. Check back monthly to see what's coming up from the Speaker and Author Series! Much thanks to the Friends of Decatur Public Library for sponsoring these great programs.

A Conversation with Jesmyn Ward

Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward as she discusses how her literary vision and personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice.

A Conversation with Caitlin Doughty

Wednesday, November 16th at 7pm on Zoom and screening party in the Madden Auditorium. Join us for a conversation with Caitlin Doughty, mortician, bestselling author, and advocate for death acceptance.