Decatur Library

Call: 404-370-8450 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org
A DeKalb County Public Library branch located in downtown Decatur.
A DeKalb County Public Library branch located in downtown Decatur. The Decatur Library is right off the square and near the Marta Station.
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Jordan Is So Chilly: An Encounter With Lillian Smith

Thursday July 25, 2019 07:15 pm EDT
We are pleased to present an encore performance of Jordan Is So Chilly: An Encounter With Lillian Smith, a one-woman show adapted, and performed by local actor Brenda Bynum. The text of Jordan Is So Chilly is drawn completely from Lillian Smith’s writings and interviews. Much of the material has nev...
Cost: Free

DIY DNA Necklace Workshop w/ Decatur Makers

Wednesday July 24, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
Get a closer look at your own DNA. In this workshop with the Decatur Makers you will make a DIY necklace with your own DNA inside. Pizza will be served.

Please register online, call, or visit the Youth Services Desk to sign up. Support provided by DeKalb Library Foundation.

Cost: Free

Tuesday Family Fun Night

Tuesday July 23, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
An envening of entertainment for the whole family featuring Michelle's Magical Poodles. Come see their tricks!

Open to first 164 participants. Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.

Cost: Free

Graphic Novel Book Club

Saturday July 20, 2019 03:00 pm EDT
Curious about Graphic Novels or already a fan? Read and learn about graphic novels.

Sign up at the Children's Desk and receive a copy of the book. Open to the first 10 participants. Please call or visit branch to register. Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.

Cost: Free

Fun With Classic Games

Friday July 19, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
Learn to play a variety of classic abstract strategy games from around the world such as Go, Oware, and Hnefatafl. These games help build brains, develop skills, and provide lots of fun!

Open to the first 8 participants. This program is supported by the DeKalb Library Foundation.

Cost: Free

Arthur Miller: Writer

Thursday July 18, 2019 07:15 pm EDT
The documentary Arthur Miller: Writer is an intimate portrait of the great American playwright and social critic, Arthur Miller, from the unique perspective of an award-winning filmmaker – his daughter, Rebecca Miller. The film contains material never before seen by the public, including in-depth in...
Cost: Free

Dani Shapiro

Thursday June 27, 2019 07:15 pm EDT
From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist and novelist copies a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love. Dani Sha...
Cost: Free

DisneyNature's Wings Of Life

Sunday June 23, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
Narrated by Meryl Streep, this FREE family film screening takes an amazing look at the incredible — but increasingly threatened — lives of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, bats and flowers. Part of Beecatur's 2019 National Pollinator Week Programming. For complete schedule of eve...
Cost: Free

Hometown Habitat: Stories Of Bringing Nature Home

Sunday June 23, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Inspired by and featuring renowned entomologist Dr. Doug Tallamy, this FREE film screening presents inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation and the principals of coexisting with nature that are outlined in Tallamy's book, "Bringing Nature Home." View film trailer here: Cost: Free

Jean Kwok

Thursday June 6, 2019 07:15 pm EDT
Cost: Free

Jean Kwok

Thursday June 6, 2019 07:15 pm EDT
The New York Times Bestselling author of ”Girl In Translation” and “Mambo in Chinatown” returns to the Georgia Center for the Book to discuss her new novel, “Searching for Sylvie Lee”. “Searching for Sylvie Lee” is a poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three wo...
Cost: Free

Thank-O-Rama Bus Tour!

Saturday May 4, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
Little Shop of Stories presents The beloved characters of Mo Willems are hitting the road to engage book lovers across America in 2019! Little Shop is so excited that Decatur is a stop on this epic bus tour. We are partnering with the Decatur Library, just around the corner from the shop, to bring...
Cost: Free

Revival: Lost Southern Voices Festival

Friday April 12, 2019 12:30 pm EDT
The Georgia Center for the book and the Decatur Library will host the first day of this 2 day festival. A celebration of southern writers who's works are underappreciated. Guest speakers include Valerie Boyd, Tony Grooms, and Caleb Johnson. The event is free but registration is encouraged. 
Cost: Free

Nancy MacLean | Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America

Thursday March 14, 2019 07:15 pm EDT
Presented by A Cappella Books

Location:  Decatur Library Auditorium 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030

An explosive exposé of the right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, and change the Constitution. FINALIST FOR THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD...
Cost: Free

Darria Long Gillespie

Thursday February 21, 2019 07:15 pm EST
Decatur Library
Cost: Free

Devi Laskar

Thursday February 7, 2019 07:15 pm EST
Lecture by author Devi Laskar about her new novel The Atlas of Reds and Blues in the Decatur Library Auditorium.
Cost: Free

Tayari Jones

Tuesday February 5, 2019 07:00 pm EST
A book discussion held at First Baptist Church Decatur led by Tayari Jones and leading a talk about her new novel An American Marriage.
Cost: Free

Soniah Kamal

Monday January 28, 2019 07:15 pm EST
Lecture in Decatur Library Auditorium about Soniah Kamal's novel Unmarriageable and it's retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan.
Cost: Free

Expanding Civil Rights with Focus on Women of the Movement Program

Tuesday January 22, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Decatur Library
Cost: Free


Wednesday January 16, 2019 07:30 pm EST
Come to the Decatur Library Auditorium for a live talk show setup for readers and writers of Young Adult Literature with various activities featuring Georgia-based and best selling authors.
Cost: Free

Decatur Public Library Book Club

Thursday December 20, 2018 01:00 pm EST
Join the DPL Book Club the 3rd Thursday of each month to discuss selected titles! December 20th- Fiction THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
Cost: Free

Bicentennial Celebration

Saturday December 15, 2018 02:00 pm EST
Two hundred years ago, Illinois' leaders were working hard to make our wild western territory a state. Hear how they fudged numbers to cinch the deal and met the challenges of shaping a new state government (like finding a place to meet) in this interesting and entertaining talk by Tara McClellan Mc...
Cost: Free

Mother to Mother

Wednesday December 5, 2018 12:00 pm EST
Mother to Mother welcomes all moms with the purpose of creating a non-judgmental, confidential environment where women can share thoughts and feelings, receive support and obtain information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. ?Lap? children are welcome, but at this time, we do not have chil...
Cost: Free

Decatur Public Library Blood Drive

Monday December 3, 2018 11:00 am EST
There?s no time like the present to get the lifesaving started! Take part in a blood drive at Decatur Public Library! We have several dates you can give a pint!
Cost: Free
215 Sycamore St.
Decatur, GA 30030
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