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Lithonia-Davidson Library has Re-Opened; Work to Re-Open the Wesley-Chapel Branch Continues

The Lithonia-Davidson Library re-opened October 6 with regular hours. Work continues on the installation of new air conditioning/heating units, but that work is nearly complete and will not affect the operation of the branch.

Meanwhile, the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library remains closed as work continues on installing a new air conditioning/heating unit there. The library system is working with the contractor to set a target date before the end of October to complete the work and re-open the branch. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit us at nearby branches and check back regularly for updates at dekalblibrary.org.

 
Literacy Run/Walk Scheduled for Piedmont Park November 15

Support literacy programs and initiatives throughout Metro Atlanta this November and have some fun, too. Participate in the 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Literacy, Saturday November 15, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. in Piedmont Park, 1320 Monroe Drive, NE in Atlanta. The Run/Walk is sponsored by the Literacy Alliance of Metro Atlanta (LAMA), a coalition of more than 30 organizations, including DeKalb County Public Library, seeking to achieve 100% literacy for the adults and families they serve. Register online at literacyallianceatlanta.org. Please choose DeKalb County Public Library when you register and the Library will receive 50% of your fee.

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New Lists of Books All Georgians Should Read

The Georgia Center for the Book (GCB) at DeKalb County Public Library has selected 20 works by prize-winning authors and illustrators with Georgia connections for its 2014 lists of Books All Georgians Should Read and Books All Young Georgians Should Read. The prestigious lists include topnotch works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s literature by contemporary Georgia writers and artists. They were compiled by writers, educators, librarians and media representatives from the GCB Advisory Board.

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For the Love of Books

As I have mentioned in a previous post, I worked for a number of years as a bookseller. Although I prefer working in libraries now, bookselling, for a while, was the job of my dreams and I was often surrounded by people who felt exactly the same way. Don’t get me wrong–it certainly wasn’t the ...

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