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Black History Month Storytime

Black History Month Storytime

2/7 10 am Join Decorah Public Library for a storytime with stretches, scarves, and shaker eggs.  This storytime will highlight ...
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2/22: Take-and-Make Tuesday: Gee’s Bend Inspired Paper Quilts

Celebrate Black History month with a Take-and-Make.  We provide the supplies for a project–you pick them up at the library ...
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Paula Modersohn-Becker Birthday Party with Arthaus

Paula Modersohn-Becker Birthday Party with Arthaus

Paula Modersohn-Becker Birthday Party with Arthaus 2/8: 3:30-5 pm at ArtHaus Join ArtHaus to celebrate the 68th birthday of  Paula Modersohn-Becker, a ...
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Dog Tales

Dog Tales

Tuesdays 02/08, 02/22 4:30-5:30 pm Independent readers are welcome to join us in reading to some adorable four-legged friends. Our ...
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Absolute Science: Bigger Bang Bubbles!

Absolute Science: Bigger Bang Bubbles!

Saturday 3/5 11 am This show will leave all ages feeling like a kid again. If you liked Absolute Science’s ...
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Winter Forest Yoga with Mikah Jaschke and DPL

Winter Forest Yoga with Mikah Jaschke and DPL

Winter Forest Yoga with Mikah Jaschke and DPL 2/22 at the Yoga Studio 3:15-4:15 𝘙𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥. Use form below to ...
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2/15: Take-and-Make Tuesday: Alma Woodsey Thomas Inspired Art

Celebrate Black History month with a Take-and-Make.  We provide the supplies for a project–you pick them up at the library ...
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Most Popular YA 2021

Most Popular YA 2021

What did Decorah Public Library users read last year?  We're sharing the three books with the highest circulation from our ...
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2022 Decorah Public Library Annual Report

2022 Decorah Public Library Annual Report

Text only version below image. Click here for a downloadable pdf version. Decorah Public Library Annual Report Jan 2022 Decorah ...
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Preschool Skating Party with Parks and Rec

2/3 3:15-4:15 Children in pre-k through first grade with a favorite adult. Join us at the ice rink for a ...
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Winter Field Trips

Wednesdays, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 3:15-4:45 Are you interested in spending time outside, exploring Decorah, and doing some winter recreating? ...
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DPL is fine free

DPL IS FINE FREE!

Starting January 11, 2022, Decorah Public Library will no longer be collecting fines on any materials and all existing fines ...
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2/8: Take-and-Make Tuesday: Valentines

We provide the supplies for a project–you pick them up at the library and do the project at home. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 ...
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Grab-and-Go Reserves

Starting on June 1, curbside pickup and reserves will be merged into Grab-and-Go Reserves. Anything you place on reserve will ...
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2/1: Take-and-Make Tuesday: Snow Painting

We provide the supplies for a project–you pick them up at the library and do the project at home. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 ...
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YA Friday

YA Friday

Happy New Year!  This YA Friday we're highlighting some books in our junior nonfiction section that might appeal to readers ...
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Sweet Tooth YA Friday

Sweet Tooth YA Friday

Did you watch the Netflix show Sweet Tooth--a post-apocalyptic story where a boy who's half-human and half-deer searches for a ...
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Book Bundles

Wondering what to read next?  You tell us what you love. We pick your next read.  Fill out the form ...
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YA Friday

YA Friday

Happy YA Friday!  It's already December and 2022 is getting closer by the day!  Today we're celebrating some of the ...
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YA Friday

YA Friday

Happy #YAFriday!  Are you a fan of the Netflix comedy-drama On my Block?  Well then we've got books for you!  ...
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YA Friday

YA Friday

November is Native American Heritage Month and we're celebrating with BOOKS.  Check-out our YAFriday picks.   Looking for more inspiration ...
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Happy Friday

Happy Friday

Happy Friday!   Is your family dressing up this year?  We’d love to see your costumes!  Trick-or-treat at the library anytime ...
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YA Friday

It’s YA Friday and today we’re highlighting our OCTOBER VIBES display.  Whether you like truly scary stories or just stories ...
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YA Friday

YA Friday

It's YA Friday and today we're highlighting cosplay and costuming. We love creativity and fandom and are excited to help ...
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Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day

Today Canadians observe Orange Shirt Day-- also known as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It was created as ...
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YA Friday

YA Friday

It's #YAFriday and we love NONFICTION.  This week we're highlighting some new additions to our nonfiction section.  Whether you want ...
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YA Friday-graphic Novels for Spooky Season

YA Friday-graphic Novels for Spooky Season

It's #YAFriday, equinox is next week, October is fast approaching, and we're highlighting spooky season graphic novels.  Whether you're looking ...
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Books for Outdoorsy Readers

Books for Outdoorsy Readers

We often get requests for book bundles or book recommendations for readers who love the outdoors, adventure, and survival stories.  ...
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YA Friday

It's #YAFriday and we're excited to kick off  National Hispanic Heritage Month.  Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month ...
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YA Friday

YA Friday

It's #YAFriday and today we're spotlighting books slated to be made into movies, shows, or mini-series!   Check the books ...
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YA Friday

It's #YAFriday and today we're sharing read alikes for fans of the 2021 Peabody Winning series The Owl House.    ...
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Starting School Picture Books

School starts this week and we're reading picture books!  Whether the start of school makes your household excited, nervous, joyful, ...
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YA Friday

It's YAFriday and we have more Zodiac inspired booklists!  This week we have recommendations for Sagittarius and Capricorn.   ...
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YA Friday

Time Magazine just came out with their list of the 100 Best YA Books of All Time (https://time.com/collection/100-best-ya-books/) and we're ...
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YA Friday

It's YAFriday and we have more Zodiac inspired booklists!  This week we have recommendations for Libras and Scorpios. Book Recommendations: ...
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Zodiac Inspired Booklists

YA Friday

It's YAFriday and we're trying something new: Zodiac inspired booklists!  This week we have recommendations for Leos and Virgos.   ...
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Never Have I Ever YA Book Recommendations

YA Friday

It's #YAFriday!  This week we're highlighting books that fans of Never Have I Ever. (Season 2 just dropped on Netflix last week!)  Never ...
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Remembering Floyd Cooper

This week, the kid lit community mourns the loss of Floyd Cooper (January 8, 1956-July 15, 2021) who passed away ...
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Dark Academia

YA Friday

It's #YA Friday and today, instead of making a booklist inspired by a topic, a movie, or a television show, ...
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Luca Booklist

Luca Booklist

We love making booklists based on movies, shows, and other media!  Today we wanted to highlight books for fans of ...
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YA Friday Korra

YA Friday Korra

Great news: we recently added the Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra Graphic Novels to our collection! Earlier ...
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What are WE reading-YA Friday

What are WE reading-YA Friday

What are WE reading?  We pulled a list of the young adult novels that have circulated most frequently in our ...
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What are WE reading? 

What are WE reading? 

What are WE reading?  We pulled a list of the picture books that have circulated most frequently in our community ...
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YA Friday

YA Friday

It's #YAFriday!  This week we're highlighting books that fans of Loki-- a new television series  based on Marvel Comics.  This ...
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Juneteeth Free Storytime Share

Happy Saturday! We’re excited to share this storytime video created by Capstone Publishing in honor of Juneteenth.  Juneteenth for Mazie ...
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YA Friday

YA Friday

It's YAFriday and we're highlighting book recommendations for fans of the Marvel movie Black Panther.  Read on! Click on an ...
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Books About Swimming

Books About Swimming

We love...swimming!  Are you looking for picture books about swimming, learning to swim, taking swim lessons, being afraid of the ...
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Immigrant Heritage Month

Immigrant Heritage Month

June is Immigrant Heritage Month!  Since June of 2014, Immigrant Heritage Month has given people across the United States an ...
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YA Friday

YA Friday

Are you watching Shadow and Bone on Netflix? Are you looking for YA fantasy books with similar vibes to Shadow ...
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Stonewall Book Award Winners and Nominees

Stonewall Book Award Winners and Nominees

Happy June!  Today we're highlighting the Stonewall Book Award Children’s & Young Adult Literature Winners and Nominees that you can ...
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Remebering Eric Carle

Remembering Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert

This week, children's literature lost two icons: Eric Carle, who passed away at age 91, and Lois Ehlert, who passed ...
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Find-It Tuesday

Find-It Tuesday

Did you know May is National Inventor's Month?  National Inventors Month was started in 1998 by the United Inventors Association of ...
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YA Friday

YA Friday

This week we're highlighting books for fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender.  This is part of a "recommended reads for ...
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Loving Libraries Thursday

Loving Libraries Thursday

It's #lovinglibraries Thursday! One of the things we love about arriving early to prepare curbside, select books for bundles, and ...
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Early Chapter Books

Early Chapter Books

“One of the most magical times in parenthood…is watching our children learn to read – first to sound out letters ...
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YA Friday

YA Friday

It's #YAFriday! This week we're highlighting books that fans of Studio Ghibli--a studio best known for its animated feature films, ...
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Loving Local

Loving Local

We love Decorah!  This Thursday, we're #lovinglocal and highlighting some picture books that are either set near Decorah or written ...
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Book Bundles and Reservations

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