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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.

Delia Owens

Wednesday August 15, 2018 07:15 pm EDT
Author Delia Owens discusses her latest novel, Where the Crawdads Sing.
Cost: Free

2018 Books All Georgians Should Read Ceremony

Thursday August 16, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
2018 Books All Georgians Should Read Ceremony. Join us as we honor the writers and illustrators for the 2018 lists of Books All Georgians Should Read and Books All Young Georgians Should Read. Presented by the Georgia Center for the Book and the DeKalb County Public Library system.
Cost: Free

Golden Classic Films

Tuesday August 21, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Especially designed for those 55 and older

Mrs. Miniver, starring Greer Garson, Walter Pigeon and Teresa Wright. NR, 1942.

Willliam Wyler’s last film before joining the U.S. Army Air Force portrays a British family’s coping with the war in Europe and the bombing of England. Winner of six Oscars ...
Cost: Free

Landlord-Tenant Clinic

Tuesday August 21, 2018 05:30 pm EDT
Attorneys from DeKalb Legal Aid will discuss Georgia landlord-tenant law, the eviction process and tenants' rights.  After the discussion, attorneys will be available for questions and consultations.
Cost: Free

2018 Fall Book Preview

Tuesday August 21, 2018 07:15 pm EDT
Representatives from America’s biggest publishers will return to the library to talk about the exciting new books that will be published this fall. It’s a unique opportunity to get an advanced look at notable upcoming book titles in the fields of biography, fiction, history, young adult, mystery, fa...
Cost: Free

Spotting Fake News

Thursday August 23, 2018 12:30 pm EDT
How confident are you in your ability to reliably spot fake news? Although most Americans say they are fairly confident, several studies show that the majority of us aren't able to accurately distinguish fake from real news. In the last decade or two, with the growth of the internet and social media...
Cost: Free

Discussion: The Martian

Wednesday August 29, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Remember Man Plus, Frederik Pohl’s award-winning 1976 novel about a cyborg astronaut who’s sent, alone, to Mars? Imagine, instead, that the astronaut was just a regular guy, part of a team sent to the red planet, and that, through a series of tragic events, he’s left behind, stranded and facing cert...
Cost: Free

Decatur Library Book Sale

Saturday September 1, 2018 09:00 am EDT
Book Sale: Saturday, September 1, 2018 @ 9:00am - 3:00pm Saturday; September 1, 2018 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Friends of the Decatur Library will host a book sale. The sale will be held on the lawn, in front of the Decatur Library. Proceeds provide funds for library materials and programs for childre...
Cost: FREE

Debt Clinic

Tuesday August 14, 2018 05:30 pm EDT
Are you struggling with debt?  If you have been sued for a debt and you have questions, then get the answers from the DeKalb Volunteers Lawyers Foundation.  Local attorneys will discuss information regarding debt cases in DeKalb County and facilitate free, one-on-one consultations.  Participants are...
Cost: Free

Jewelry Making

Tuesday August 14, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Create a piece of South American inspired jewelry by transforming beads and other components into something completely yours. Presented by local artist Virginia Milner. Class limited to 10 participants. To register, call 404-370-3070 ext.2008.  Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Librar...
Cost: Free

Beginning Yoga with Aditi Chandrasekhar

Saturday August 11, 2018 04:00 pm EDT
Join us for an inviting and relaxed yoga class with instructior Aditi Chandrasekhar. Her practice is in the vinyasa style, based on hatha yoga involving asana and pranayama. Please bring your own yoga mat. Open to first 15 participants This is an Embrace Our World program funded by the Dekalb Libra...
Cost: Free

Scrabble Saturday

Saturday August 11, 2018 01:00 pm EDT
Bring the family, grab a friend, consult your dictionary, and sign up for two rounds of fun wordplay. You must be at least 11 years old to play. Light snacks and refreshments will be available. Registration not required. Open to first 24 participants. Funding provided by The DeKalb Library Foundati...
Cost: Free

Generation CONNECTED: Salsa Fridays @ The Library

Friday August 10, 2018 06:30 pm EDT
Want to try something new this year? Join Generation CONNECTED (21-35 year olds) at the Library and learn salsa! You will get a brief lesson followed by a chance to show off your moves.  All experience levels are welcome.  Dancing is a great way to exercise, have fun and meet new people! Refreshment...
Cost: Free

Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday August 10, 2018 11:30 am EDT
Donating blood is a simple thing to do, and it can make a huge difference in the lives of others. It only takes about one hour to give blood and each blood donation can save up to three lives. The Red Cross must collect 14,000 units of blood each day.
Cost: Free

George Yancy

Tuesday August 7, 2018 07:15 pm EDT
Emory Professor George Yancy, discusses his latest book, Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America.
Cost: Free

English as a Second Language

Tuesday August 7, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Free. No registration needed. Sponsored by Literacy Action and DeKalb County Public Library. For more information, call Literacy Action at 404.377.7323 or DCPL Literacy Services at 404.508.7190, ext. 2240.

This is a repeating event.  See below for full schedule:

Mondays, 10:30-12:00 p.m. Chamble...
Cost: Free

Cheryl Reid

Monday August 6, 2018 07:15 pm EDT
The author of As Good As True discusses her debut novel in the Decatur Library Auditorium.
Cost: Free

English as a Second Language

Tuesday July 31, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Free. No registration needed. Sponsored by Literacy Action and DeKalb County Public Library. For more information, call Literacy Action at 404.377.7323 or DCPL Literacy Services at 404.508.7190, ext. 2240.
Cost: Free

Book Bunch Book Club

Tuesday July 31, 2018 04:00 pm EDT
Read the month's selected book and come talk about it over snacks. Copies are available at the previous month's meeting when the title for the following month is annnounced. Open to first 15 participants. Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.
Cost: Free

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday July 31, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, and more! Siblings welcome. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated.

Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 24 participants.

Cost: Free

Books and Babies

Tuesday July 31, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Nursery rhymes, songs, short books, and fingerplays that target the developmental needs of infants and crawlers. Siblings welcome. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated.

Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 25 participants.

Cost: Free

The Exceptional Student Group - Improv for Autism Workshop II

Monday July 30, 2018 04:30 pm EDT
Join The Exceptional Student Group and Whole World Theatre for a workshop on improvisation for children and teens on the autism spectrum. Open to the first 8 participants. Register in advance at the Children's Desk. Open to first 8 participants. Please call or visit branch to register.
Cost: Free

Rockin' Mini Golf

Friday July 27, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Mini Golf is back at the Decatur Library with a new course! Bring the family for some fun and practice your putting skills. Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the program. Limit four people per tee time. Tee times begin at 7:00p.m., with the last tee time at 8:15p.m. Hang out in our club...
Cost: Free

Jobs Bus (Mobile Career Center and Resource Center)

Thursday July 26, 2018 10:00 am EDT
The Mobile Career Center (also called the "Jobs Bus") includes 13 computer stations and high-speed satellite Internet connection. The Center will provide residents with essential services, including job search assistance, resume writing, and interviewing tips. The bus schedule includes library locat...
Cost: Free

YATL Live

Wednesday July 25, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
If you haven’t been to a recording of the local live YA author show YATL, then you’ve missed some hysterical fun! This month, authors Will Walton, Carlie Sorosiak, Devri Walls, and Shawn Sarles will be the guests on YATL LIVE. Not only will readers get to meet the authors and get their books signed ...
Cost: FREE

Discussion: Members' Choice

Wednesday July 25, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Join us for our annual members' choice meeting where we each talk about a few of the books that we have enjoyed over the past twelve months.

Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.

Cost: Free

Senior Advisory Board Meeting (SAB)

Wednesday July 25, 2018 01:30 pm EDT
Are you recently retired or have time to help your community? Get involved! Become a member of DeKalb County Public Library’s Senior Advisory Board (SAB) and assist us in planning programs for and about seniors. To register or for more information call, 404.508.7190, ext. 2257.
Cost: Free

English as a Second Language

Tuesday July 24, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Free. No registration needed. Sponsored by Literacy Action and DeKalb County Public Library. For more information, call Literacy Action at 404.377.7323 or DCPL Literacy Services at 404.508.7190, ext. 2240.
Cost: Free

Book Buddies Book Club

Tuesday July 24, 2018 04:00 pm EDT
A book club for early chapter book readers. Join us for discussion, activities, and snacks! Please call or visit the Youth Services Desk to sign up.

Open to first 15 participants. Please call or visit branch to register. Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.

Cost: Free

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday July 24, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, and more! Siblings welcome. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated.

Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 24 participants.

Cost: Free

Books and Babies

Tuesday July 24, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Nursery rhymes, songs, short books, and fingerplays that target the developmental needs of infants and crawlers. Siblings welcome. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated. Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 25 participants.
Cost: Free

Ricki Schultz

Monday July 23, 2018 07:15 pm EDT
Novelist Ricki Schultz returns to the Georgia Center for the Book for her latest release, Switch and Bait, a charming, hilarious romantic comedy told with sharp insight and sarcastic wit.
Cost: Free

Gloopy Glop Workshop

Monday July 23, 2018 02:00 pm EDT
Educators from the Children's Museum of Atlanta will help us explore the science of bubbles and slime during this hands-on workshop!  Funding provided by the Decatur Craft Beer Festival Grant and the DeKalb Library Foundation. Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 50...
Cost: Free

Bits and Bots

Friday July 20, 2018 04:00 pm EDT
Join us as we experiment with robotics and electronics using Little Bits, Ozobots, Dot and Dash robots and more! Space is limited, so please call or visit the Children's Desk to sign up.  Funding provided by the Decatur Craft Beer Festival Grant and the DeKalb Library Foundation. Open to first 10 pa...
Cost: Free

Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30 am EDT
Donating blood is a simple thing to do, and it can make a huge difference in the lives of others. It only takes about one hour to give blood and each blood donation can save up to three lives. The Red Cross must collect 14,000 units of blood each day.
Cost: Free

Crochet Club

Wednesday July 18, 2018 04:00 pm EDT
Come crochet with us! Supplies available for the first 8 new crocheters. Repeat attendees do not need to register, just remember to bring your hook.

Open to first 8 participants. Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.

Cost: Free

Rock Crafting Fun

Wednesday July 18, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Join us for rock inspired crafts and music.

June 13: Make it with Rocks

July 18: Rockin' Art

Open to first 12 participants. Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.

Cost: Free

Tuesday Family Fun Nights

Tuesday July 17, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Family fun night is back with music, magicians, and more.

June 12 - Lessons in Sound with Brien Engle - Glass Harp Musician

June 19 - Adam and the Inflatable Zoo - Comedy, magic, and fun!

June 26 - Flamenco dance and The Story of Ferdinand

July 10 - Magician Ken Scott - Sure to be a magical ...
Cost: Free

English as a Second Language

Tuesday July 17, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Free. No registration needed. Sponsored by Literacy Action and DeKalb County Public Library. For more information, call Literacy Action at 404.377.7323 or DCPL Literacy Services at 404.508.7190, ext. 2240.
Cost: Free

Landlord-Tenant Clinic

Tuesday July 17, 2018 05:30 pm EDT
Attorneys from DeKalb Legal Aid will discuss Georgia landlord-tenant law, the eviction process and tenants' rights. After the discussion, attorneys will be available for questions and consultations. 
Cost: Free

Eager Readers Book Club

Tuesday July 17, 2018 04:00 pm EDT
A book club for beginning readers. Join us for discussion, activities, and snacks! Please call or visit the Youth Services Desk to sign up.

Open to first 15 participants. Please call or visit branch to register. Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.

Cost: Free

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday July 17, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, and more! Siblings welcome. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated.

Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 24 participants.

Cost: Free

Golden Classic Films

Tuesday July 17, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Especially designed for those 55 and older. 1776, starring William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Blythe Danner and Ken Howard. Rated G. The Continental Congress struggles to agree on a declaration of independence in this film adaptation of the Tony winning Broadway musical. 166 minutes. Due to the unusu...
Cost: Free

Books and Babies

Tuesday July 17, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Nursery rhymes, songs, short books, and fingerplays that target the developmental needs of infants and crawlers. Siblings welcome. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated.

Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 25 participants.

Cost: Free

Dr. Marietta Collins, Dr. Marianne Celano, and Dr. Ann Hazzard

Monday July 16, 2018 07:15 pm EDT
Join the authors of Something Happened In Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice, for a discussion about the book, and how parents and teachers can use its message to spark conversations with children about bias and prejudice.
Cost: Free

Beginning Yoga with Rama Chandrasekhar

Saturday July 14, 2018 04:30 pm EDT
Join us for an inviting and relaxed yoga class with yoga instructor Aditi Chandrasekhar. Her practice is in the vinyasa style, based on hatha yoga, involving asana and pranayama. Please bring your own yoga mat. This is an Embrace Our World program funded by the DeKalb Library Foundation. Open to fir...
Cost: Free

Graphic Novels Rock! Book Club

Saturday July 14, 2018 03:00 pm EDT
Curious about Graphic Novels or already a fan? Join this special addition graphic novel book club. Sign up at the Children's Desk and receive a copy of the book.

June: Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke July: Real Friends by Shannon Hale

Open to first 10 participants. Please call or visit branch to...
Cost: Free

Beadweaving With the Georgia Museum of Art

Saturday July 14, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Learn beadweaving from a teaching artist from the Georgia Museum of Art. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own pieces to take home! 

Open to first 25 participants.

Cost: Free

Generation CONNECTED: Salsa Fridays @ The Library

Friday July 13, 2018 06:30 pm EDT
Want to try something new this year? Join Generation CONNECTED (21-35 year olds) at the Library and learn salsa! You will get a brief lesson followed by a chance to show off your moves.  All experience levels are welcome.  Dancing is a great way to exercise, have fun and meet new people! Refreshment...
Cost: Free

Rock the Runway: T-Shirt Design

Thursday July 12, 2018 02:00 pm EDT
Transform a basic t-shirt into a designer work of art! Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a t-shirt design challenge and then present their design during a "runway" show in our auditorium. Materials for the design challenge will be provided; just bring your creativity and imagi...
Cost: Free

Self Care and Wellness

Thursday July 12, 2018 12:00 pm EDT
Sheryl Woods returns to teach basic wellness techniques,  such as tai-chi, EFT (Emotional Field Therapy), acupressure and breath work. Open to first 20 participants. Please call or visit branch to register. Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.
Cost: Free

David Bottoms: Otherworld, Underworld, Prayer Porch

Wednesday July 11, 2018 07:15 pm EDT
David Bottoms explores otherness, the death of parents, and private spirituality. Images of rural Georgia confront the changing landscape of his memories where he searches for refuge in quiet places of prayer. Rooted in nature, Bottoms’ poetry affirms the “tenuous ways tenderness seeps into the worl...
Cost: Free

Not a Box Family Workshop

Wednesday July 11, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Is it a rocket? A boat? A cave? Whatever it is, it will definitely not be a box after you are finished with this program! We will provide each family with a very large box and lots of supplies to transform it; you provide your imagination and creativity! Space is limited for this program. To registe...
Cost: Free

Movies Rock!

Wednesday July 11, 2018 01:30 pm EDT
Stay cool this summer with a movie in our auditorium.

June 6: Clifford's Really Big Movie (2007) Rated G

June 13: Mary Poppins (1964) Rated G

June 20: My Little Pony the Movie (2017) Rated PG

June 27: Smurfs - The Lost Village (2017) Rated PG

July 11: Harriet the Spy (1996) Rated PG

July...
Cost: Free

Tuesday Family Fun Nights

Tuesday July 10, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Family fun night is back with music, magicians, and more. Open to first 164 participants. Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.
Cost: Free

English as a Second Language

Tuesday July 10, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Free. No registration needed. Sponsored by Literacy Action and DeKalb County Public Library. For more information, call Literacy Action at 404.377.7323 or DCPL Literacy Services at 404.508.7190, ext. 2240.
Cost: Free

Debt Clinic

Tuesday July 10, 2018 05:30 pm EDT
Are you struggling with debt?  If you have been sued for a debt and you have questions, then get the answers from the DeKalb Volunteers Lawyers Foundation.  Local attorneys will discuss information regarding debt cases in DeKalb County and facilitate free, one-on-one consultations.  Participants are...
Cost: Free

Book Plus Book Club

Tuesday July 10, 2018 04:00 pm EDT
For Teens (12-16 years)

Read the month's selected book and come to the library to talk about it over snacks. Copies are available at the previous month's meeting when the title for the following month is announced.

Open to first 15 participants. Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Lib...
Cost: Free

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday July 10, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, and more! Siblings welcome. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated.

Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 24 participants.

Cost: Free

Books and Babies

Tuesday July 10, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Nursery rhymes, songs, short books, and fingerplays that target the developmental needs of infants and crawlers. Siblings welcome. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated.

Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 25 participants.

Cost: Free

Afternoon Adventure: Dungeons & Dragons

Monday July 9, 2018 02:00 pm EDT
Come along and enter a mystical world of giant dragons, elven armies, clever gnomes, and other fantastical creatures during our special supersized summer edition of Dungeons and Dragons! Open to first 12 participants. Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.
Cost: Free

Musical Mother Goose

Monday July 9, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Nursery rhymes, songs, short books, and fingerplays. Siblings welcome. Please sign up at the Desk in the Children's Department on the morning of the program. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated.

Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 25 participants.

Cost: Free

Toddler Time and Nursery Rhymes

Monday July 9, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and songs. Siblings welcome. Please sign up at the Desk in the Children's Department on the morning of the program. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated.

Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 25 participants.

Cost: Free

English as a Second Language

Wednesday July 4, 2018 12:30 pm EDT
For adults (18+)

Free. No registration needed. Sponsored by Literacy Action and DeKalb County Public Library. For more information, call Literacy Action at 404.377.7323 or DCPL Literacy Services at 404.508.7190, ext. 2240.

This is a repeating event.  See below for full schedule:

Mondays, 10:30...
Cost: Free

English as a Second Language

Tuesday July 3, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Free. No registration needed. Sponsored by Literacy Action and DeKalb County Public Library. For more information, call Literacy Action at 404.377.7323 or DCPL Literacy Services at 404.508.7190, ext. 2240.
Cost: Free

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday July 3, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, and more! Siblings welcome. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated.

Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 24 participants.

Cost: Free

Books and Babies

Tuesday July 3, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Nursery rhymes, songs, short books, and fingerplays that target the developmental needs of infants and crawlers. Siblings welcome. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated. Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 25 participants.
Cost: Free

Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday June 29, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Donating blood is a simple thing to do, and it can make a huge difference in the lives of others. It only takes about one hour to give blood and each blood donation can save up to three lives. The Red Cross must collect 14,000 units of blood each day.
Cost: Free

Amber Brock

Thursday June 28, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Set in the 1950s, Lady Be Good marks Amber Brock’s mesmerizing return, sweeping readers into the world of the mischievous, status-obsessed daughter of a hotel magnate and the electric nightlife of three iconic cities: New York, Miami, and Havana.
Cost: Free

Rock-It Science Mobile Museum

Thursday June 28, 2018 10:00 am EDT
The Out of the Box mobile science museum presents Rock-It Science and you'll learn exciting facts about the rocks and minerals of the earth. This program will run twice. Please choose one session to attend. Funding provided by the Decatur Craft Beer Festival Grant and the DeKalb Library Foundation. ...
Cost: Free

Julie Hedgepeth Williams

Wednesday June 27, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
 Three Not-So-Ordinary Joes tells the tale of Joseph Addison Turner, who founded the basis of Southern literature with the help of two other not-so-ordinary Joes: Joseph Addison and Joel Chandler Harris.
Cost: Free

Discussion: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

Wednesday June 27, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson. First published anonymously in 1912,The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is James Weldon’s Johnson fictional account of a young biracial man living in America during the second half of the 19th century and early part of the 20th centu...
Cost: Free

Tuesday Family Fun Nights

Tuesday June 26, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Family fun night is back with music, magicians, and more.

June 12 - Lessons in Sound with Brien Engle - Glass Harp Musician

June 19 - Adam and the Inflatable Zoo - Comedy, magic, and fun!

June 26 - Flamenco dance and The Story of Ferdinand

July 10 - Magician Ken Scott - Sure to be a magical ...
Cost: Free

English as a Second Language

Tuesday June 26, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Free. No registration needed. Sponsored by Literacy Action and DeKalb County Public Library. For more information, call Literacy Action at 404.377.7323 or DCPL Literacy Services at 404.508.7190, ext. 2240.
Cost: Free

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday June 26, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Stories, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, and more! Siblings welcome. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated.

Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 24 participants.

Cost: Free

Books and Babies

Tuesday June 26, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Nursery rhymes, songs, short books, and fingerplays that target the developmental needs of infants and crawlers. Siblings welcome. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated. Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 25 participants.
Cost: Free

Doc Atoms Science Show

Saturday June 23, 2018 02:00 pm EDT
Join our favorite master of mad science as he demonstrates exciting and entertaining experiments that will have you on the edge of your seat!  Funding provided by the Decatur Kraft Beer Festival Grant and the DeKalb Library Foundation. Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open ...
Cost: Free

Crochet Club

Wednesday June 20, 2018 04:00 pm EDT
Come crochet with us! Supplies available for the first 8 new crocheters. Repeat attendees do not need to register, just remember to bring your hook.

Open to first 8 participants. Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.

Cost: Free

Art Rocks!

Wednesday June 20, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Become the artist and leave the class with your own painted canvas. Come dressed to paint. Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 12 participants. Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.
Cost: Free

Books and Babies

Tuesday June 19, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Nursery rhymes, songs, short books, and fingerplays that target the developmental needs of infants and crawlers. Siblings welcome. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated.

Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 25 participants.

Cost: Free

Golden Classic Films

Tuesday June 19, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Especially designed for those 55 and older

The Court Jester, starring Danny Kaye, Angela Lansbury, Basil Rathbone and Mildred Natwick.

Klutzy carnival performer infiltrates the court of the kingdom’s usurper by masquerading as Giacomo, the King of Jesters. “Get it?” “Got it.” “Good.” 101 minutes...
Cost: Free

Graphic Novels Rock! Book Club

Saturday June 16, 2018 03:00 pm EDT
Curious about Graphic Novels or already a fan? Join this special addition graphic novel book club. Sign up at the Children's Desk and receive a copy of the book.

June: Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Cost: Free

Rupert Thomson

Thursday June 14, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
A literary tour de force that traces the real-life love affair of two extraordinary women, recreating the surrealist movement in Paris and the horrors of the world wars with a singular incandescence and intimacy. Brilliantly imagined, profoundly thought-provoking, and ultimately heartbreaking, Never...
Cost: Free

Rock Crafting Fun

Wednesday June 13, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Join us for rock inspired crafts and music.

June 13: Make it with Rocks

July 18: Rockin' Art

Open to first 12 participants. Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.

Cost: Free

English as a Second Language

Tuesday June 12, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Free. No registration needed. Sponsored by Literacy Action and DeKalb County Public Library. For more information, call Literacy Action at 404.377.7323 or DCPL Literacy Services at 404.508.7190, ext. 2240.
Cost: Free

Eager Reader's Book Club

Tuesday June 12, 2018 05:00 pm EDT
A book club for beginning readers. Join us for discussion, activities, and snacks! Please call or visit the Youth Services Desk to sign up.

Open to first 15 participants. Please call or visit branch to register. Funding provided by the Friends of the Decatur Library.

Cost: Free

Books and Babies

Tuesday June 12, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Nursery rhymes, songs, short books, and fingerplays that target the developmental needs of infants and crawlers. Siblings welcome. In some cases, latecomers cannot be accommodated.

Groups of 5 or more, please call branch for appointment. Open to first 25 participants.

Cost: Free

Beginning Yoga with Aditi Chandrasekhar

Saturday June 9, 2018 04:00 pm EDT
Curious about yoga? Join us for an inviting and relaxed yoga class. Aditi Chandrasekhar started her yoga practice in 2005 at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in India and received her post graduate diploma in yoga training from the Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University in India. Her p...
Cost: Free

Movies Rock!

Wednesday June 6, 2018 01:30 pm EDT
Stay cool this summer with a movie in our auditorium.

June 6: Clifford's Really Big Movie (2007) Rated G

June 13: Mary Poppins (1964) Rated G

June 20: My Little Pony the Movie (2017) Rated PG

June 27: Smurfs - The Lost Village (2017) Rated PG

July 11: Harriet the Spy (1996) Rated PG

July...
Cost: Free

Decatur Library Book Sale

Saturday May 26, 2018 09:00 am EDT
Friends of the Decatur Library will host a book sale. The sale will be held on the lawn, in front of the Decatur Library. Proceeds provide funds for library materials and programs for children and adults. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Dealers must scan at tables. Enjoy a weekend of celebrati...
Cost: Free

Jazz Harp and Clarinet Concert

Saturday February 24, 2018 02:00 pm EST
Susan Ottzen, harp, and Eric Fontaine, clarinet, will perform jazz, ragtime and love songs. 

Funding provided by the DeKalb Library Foundation.

Cost: Free

Black History Month Project Assistance

Thursday February 15, 2018 03:30 pm EST
Bring in your Black History Month project topic and get assistance with it. Assistance includes research help as well as help with your display board or project craft. 

Open to first 12 participants. Please call or visit branch to register.

Cost: Free

Valentine's Day Craft

Saturday February 10, 2018 03:00 pm EST
Make a special Valentine's Day craft at the library!

Open to first 15 participants. Funding provided by the Friends of the Chamblee Library.

Cost: Free

Decatur Library Book Sale

Saturday February 3, 2018 09:00 am EST
The Friends of the Decatur Library will host a book sale on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 9 am to 3 pm. The sale will be held inside the building, on lower level of the Decatur Library. Thousands of gently used fiction, nonfiction and children’s books, as well as CDs, and DVDs will be available f...
Cost: Free

Groundhog Day Mini Golf at the Library

Friday February 2, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Once again we're transforming the library into a mini-golf course! This is an event not to miss. Bring the family for some fun and practice your putting skills! Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the program. Limit four people per tee time. Tee times begin at 7:00 p.m., with the last tee...
Cost: Free

Friday Movies: Baby Driver

Friday December 8, 2017 01:30 pm EST
Each Friday afternoon Decatur Library showcases a mix of new releases and old favorites. Movies shown with closed-captioning when available. Baby Driver, starring Ansel Elgort and Kevin Spacey. R, 113 minutes, 2017.

Details

Cost: Free

Java Monkey Slam

Wednesday December 6, 2017 07:00 pm EST
Hosted by Daryl Funn Witness the battle of words. Poets have 3 minutes to kick knowledge drop science spin yarn. 5 Judges picked at random will place a numeric value to these poems. The audience will SWAY the judges scores. The highest and lowest scores are dropped the 3 middle scores are added to g...
Cost: Free

Slow Food Atlanta Movie Night: At the Fork

Sunday November 12, 2017 04:00 pm EST
Come experience the groundbreaking film that is At the Fork. Directed by John Papola, this film digs further into the struggles a person has when considering the morals of farming animals for food, as well as what goes on at a large American farm.
Cost: Free

Slow Food Atlanta Movie Night: Asparagus! Stalking the American Life

Sunday October 1, 2017 04:00 pm EDT
Join us for a screening of Asparagus! Stalking the American Life. This film shines a spotlight on Oceana County Michigan, the self proclaimed asparagus capital of the world. Directed by Kirsten Kelly and Anne de Mare, this cinematic experience shows how a small town takes on the war on drugs, free ...
Cost: Free

Slow Food Altanta Movie Night: Symphony of the Soil

Sunday August 27, 2017 04:00 pm EDT
Join us for a fun filled movie night with a screening of the documentary, Symphony of the Soil. Directed by Deborah Koons, the fascinating film hones in on the relationship between soil, plants and animals.
Cost: Free
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