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Holiday Closing
All DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents' Day.
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Design for the new Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library Library Breaks Ground for new Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library
DeKalb County Public Library invites the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library on Friday, February 22, at 10:00 AM, at the site of the current building. Come see architectural renderings of the new building, learn about the building's unique features, and hear from important officials.
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Library Seeks Community Input on New Scott Candler Library
The public is invited to offer its input on the design of the new Scott Candler Library at a community meeting on Wednesday, February 20, at 7:00 PM, at Scott Candler Library.
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photo of Rosa Parks February is Black History Month
Special presentations, musical performances, author talks, films and activities for children--they are all a part of the Black History Month celebration at DeKalb County Public Library in February. More than 30 events are scheduled at eleven branches and the Jimmy Carter Library, a programming partner.
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Author Talks
Charles E. Cobb Jr. is the author of On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail, a guide to over 400 historic sites in America linked to the Civil Rights Movement. Tuesday, February 19, 7:15 PM, Decatur Library
Linda Levin’s new book, The Making of FDR, explores how Roosevelt’s press secretary Stephen Early helped shape the administration’s role and image in the 1930s. Wednesday, February 20, 7:15 PM, Jimmy Carter Library
Chandler Burr, The New York Times’ perfume critic, has written an exciting new book, The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York, about the super-secret process of creating perfume. Thursday, February 21, 7:15 PM, Decatur Library
LeeAnna Keith discusses her new book, The Colfax Massacre: The Untold Story of Black Power, White Terror and the Death of Reconstruction, a real-life account of an 1873 massacre in Louisiana when an all-black Republican militia was slaughtered by a mob of white terrorists and the aftermath of this little-remembered incident. Friday, February 22, 7:00 PM, Jimmy Carter Library
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African American Experience Database of the Month:   African American Experience
Articles on African American history, biography, literature, arts, etc. from reference works and primary sources.
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Gwendolyn Brooks Strikes Straight
Gwendolyn Brooks is one of my favorite poets. Growing up in Chicago, Brooks took her inspiration from the local community and published her first collection of poems, A Street in Bronzeville, when she was only 28. Her second collection of... [ Read More On Our Blog, DCPLive ]

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