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.