Tuesday, July 30, 2019

August Task

This August, Decatur Public Library has programs for the adults while the kids go back to school. We have the Al Keith Band scheduled for Friday, August 9th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. While dancing is not required, it is encouraged when Al plays. Come out and enjoy a fun-filled night of music at the Library!

The DPL Summer Series will present 5 more adult programs this month. Learn about the Tennessee River, Andrew Jackson, James Longstreet, John Dersham’s My Alabama, and watch a movie and participate in a panel discussion about travel for Blacks in the Jim Crow south. If any of this sounds like something you would enjoy, please check here for more information on these programs. All programs are free to the public and we invite you come out and learn with us.

If you are looking for the August task for the Adult Reading Challenge, you are in the right place. The task this month is to read a book set in prison. Being in prison is definitely the wrong place to find yourself, especially in the state of Alabama. The prison system in our state is one of the most dangerous and overcrowded in the United States. The U. S. Department of Justice has warned that changes have to be made or Alabama will face a federal lawsuit, with the potential for the state’s prison system to be put in the hands of a judge. Unfortunately, this is one of the things Alabama is known for that needs to be addressed and changed.

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

July Task

The month of July in the Library world means that Summer Reading is half over. To the rest of this country it means fireworks, grilling, celebrating Independence, and hot weather. Whatever this month means for you, think about spending part of it in the air conditioned library or at one of the events out in the community we will be attending.  There will be programs for kids to learn about Alabama scientists, civil rights, Native Americans, Outer Space, and wild animals. For adults we will have a book club meeting, a program on the Apollo Space Program, and the Friends Luncheon (tickets on sale now).

We hope you can join us for one of the programs or just come out and support the library at the Summer Showcase at the Decatur Mall on Thursday, July 18th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm or at 3rd Friday downtown in Casa Grande Park on Friday, July 19th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

For the Adult Reading Challenge the task this month is Freedom. Celebrate your freedom to read. This task is open to any book you choose to read. If you have a book you wanted to use on the challenge but couldn’t make it fit anywhere or there is a book you want to read but haven’t because you didn’t know if it would fill a task- here it is.

Happy Reading!