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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.

Another spot you can look at for upcoming speakers is https://libraryc.org/decaturli...

Saying Yes to Your Story: A Conversation with Kwame Alexander

Webinar February 8th at 7PM. Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with bestselling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander, author of the Newbery Award winning book, The Crossover, Newbery Honor/Caldecott Medal winning book, The Undefeated, The Door of No Return, and most recently, An American Story, for an Illinois Libraries Present event for young people and their families.

Back in a Spell: Author Talk with Lana Harper

Webinar February 9th at 6:00PM. Join us for a magical evening with New York Times bestselling author Lana Harper as she discusses the enchanting third installment of her immensely popular The Witches of Thistle Grove series, Back in a Spell.

Saying Yes to Your Story: A Conversation with Kwame Alexander

Webinar February 8th at 7PM. Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with bestselling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander, author of the Newbery Award winning book, The Crossover, Newbery Honor/Caldecott Medal winning book, The Undefeated, The Door of No Return, and most recently, An American Story, for an Illinois Libraries Present event for young people and their families.

Register Here for February 8th Webinar  →