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Decatur Library

Call: (404) 370-3070 or visit www.dekalblibrary.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.

The 12-Month Manuscript Workshop

Wednesday March 4, 2020 11:00 am EST
Writing your manuscript is a much smaller (and more mundane ;D) task than you've been lead to believe. Let author and publishing manager Tenesha L. Curtis walk you through the fastest and easiest ways to get it done, in a year or less, no matter how busy you are.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

11:00 a...
Cost: Free

Book Launch for Mayra Cuevas' 'Salty, Bitter, Sweet'

Saturday February 29, 2020 05:00 pm EST
Join Little Shop of Stories and the Georgia Center for the Book for the book launch of Mayra Cuevas’ SALTY, BITTER, SWEET! Atlanta author Kimberly Jones (I’m Not Dying with You Tonight) will talk to Mayra about the release of her book and take questions from the audience. Born and raised in Puerto R...
Cost: Free

Poetry Atlanta presents 'Teri Elam and Sandra Meek'

Monday February 24, 2020 07:15 pm EST
Warm up with a night of poetry by local Atlanta writers in our Poetry Atlanta Presents series. This reading will feature local and award-winning poets reading from their latest works. Our host for the evening is Collin Kelley, and the featured poets are Teri Elam and Sandra Meek. Event is free and o...
Cost: Free

Jericho Brown - The Tradition

Saturday January 25, 2020 11:00 am EST
Join the Georgia Poetry Society and the Georgia Center for the Book for a reading and book signing with poet Jericho Brown. His recent collection, "The Tradition," was shortlisted for the National Book Award and selected for the 2019 list of Books All Georgians Should Read. This event is part of the...
Cost: Free

Noel Holston - Life After Deaf

Tuesday January 21, 2020 07:15 pm EST
Join the Georgia Center for the Book for a reading from and discussion of Noel Holston's new memoir, "Life After Deaf: My Misadventures in Hear Loss and Recovery." From a renowned media critic to a man with sudden and full hearing loss, Noel Holston ran the gauntlet of diagnoses, health insurance, a...
Cost: Free

Ilya Kaminsky - Deaf Replublic and Katie Farris - boysgirls

Thursday January 16, 2020 07:15 pm EST
Join the Georgia Center for the Book for a poetry reading and book signingwith Ilya Kaminsky and Katie Farris. Doors open at 6:30. This event is free and open to the public. A Cappella will have copies of the authors' books available for purchase.
Cost: Free

Girl, Get Your Life Empowerment Forum

Saturday November 23, 2019 12:00 pm EST
Categories: health and wellness Many of us have experienced some form of a setback, heartache, or traumatic experience. If you're like me, you may even wonder, "This has happened to me...what do I do NOW?" Girl Get Your Life is a powerful empowerment experience intended to equip women with the safe ...
Cost: Free

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
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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
215 Sycamore St.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 370-3070
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