Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The event is part of the "Living the Green Life" series at Decatur library.
Colorist Rebecca Ewing, who has 35 years in the decorating field, is scheduled to visit Decatur library on Saturday, April 27 from 10-11:30 a.m. to talk about decorating "to reduce energy consumption," according to the library's website. Topics at the discussion, "Decorating Green: Reuse. Redo. Rethink" will include thread counts, window coverings, ways to reduce the carbon footprint, and more. Ewing's visit is part of the library's "Living the Green Life" series. The event is free and open to all ages. Decatur library's phone number is 404.370.3070.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A library employee said she saw a man commit a sex act on the third floor.
An employee of the Decatur Library told police she observed a man masturbating on the third floor Jan. 17. The employee said she was working at the desk about 3 p.m. and heard the heavy breathing of a man. She said she looked up and saw a man with his pants unzipped between the book stacks. The man got on the elevator and left the third floor. The employee described him as black, tall with a slender build and wearing a blue baseball hat, gray fleece sweat shirt and blue jeans. He was carrying a black book bag and a black umbrella.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Here's a list of events scheduled at the Decatur Library.
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Monday, December 24, 2012
Here are January events at the Decatur public library. The information was provided by the DeKalb County Library System. Tuesday, January 8 Claire Bidwell Smith. In her astonishingly accomplished debut book, The Rules of Inheritance, Claire Bidwell Smith writes ”a powerful and searingly honest memoir” about a young woman who loses her family but finds herself in the process. It is about her own life--a profoundly personal account of her parents’ death when she was 14 and her remarkable coming-of-age story. Written with suspense and style, her book examines the tragedy she faced and also how she coped with grief and came to better understand her own role. The author is an experienced counselor who specializes in grief and who is beginning…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The Wylde Center and the Decatur Library will continue their collaboration.
Back in February, the Wylde Center and the Decatur Library announced a series of free classes with the "Living Green" theme. The classes were so successful that more classes will be offered this month and in 2013. All the classes are free and will be held in the library at 215 Sycamore St. You don't have to register in advance. Here's the list of upcoming classes provided by the Wylde Center.. From the Kitchen to the Medicine Cabinet Wednesday Dec. 12, 7-8 p.m. Heal Yourself! Join one of Oakhurst Community Garden’s favorite teachers Charli Vogt, of Beyond the Measuring Cup, and meet some of the food, herbs, and spices in your kitchen that are health inducing. Taste and learn about food that restores health and provides comfort. Charli …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Kids and parents are invited to Woodlands Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday to hear stories and take a walk in the woods.
If you want to get your kids outside to enjoy the fall weather this weekend, think about Woodlands Garden at 932 Scott Blvd. in Decatur. The free event will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Ruby Bock, manager of the garden, tells about it. Please join us on Saturday morning for a seasonally inspired storytime and craft experience. Mia Manekofsky, children's librarian at the downtown Decatur location, will be here to read two stories. Just in time for Thanksgiving, we'll hear "I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pie" by Alison Jackson, and we'll have our own lady who gets stuffed with food. There are plenty of yellow (and red and orange and gold) leaves here at Woodlands this week, so the other book, "The Little Yellow Leaf" by Carin Berger, …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The Festival of Writers continues. There's also a Living Green class.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
This information was provided by the DeKalb County Library System. Friday, October 5 Jasper Fforde. International bestselling author Jasper Fforde makes his first visit to the Center for the Book with a literary thriller that just might be his best book yet: The Woman Who Died a Lot: A Thursday Next Novel. Fforde’s Thursday Next books, in the author’s words, “are a series based upon the notion that what we read in books is just a small part of a larger Book World that exists behind the page.” His books skillfully and playfully combine doses of reality with plenty of fantasy and sci-fi, and they have sold millions of copies all around the world. His event is free; no reservations required. The doors to the church will open at 6:00 p.m. for…
Friday, August 31, 2012
Police said library patrons and bystanders helped officers track down the suspect in the Marta tunnel.
Decatur police have charged a man with child molestation in an incident that allegedly occurred Thursday afternoon in the Decatur Library. This information comes from a police report. Officers were called to the library a little after 4:30 p.m. Police said they were told a man exposed himself to a boy and touched the boy with his genitals. A parent and bystanders said they'd tried to detain the suspect and chased him as he fled to the nearby Decatur Marta Station. The man jumped onto the train tracks and continued to run up the tunnel. Decatur and Marta police with the help of a DeKalb police canine covered several exit points until the man was captured. Johnta Mackenzie Baker, 19, of Green Hawk Trail in DeKalb County was charged with …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Different performers will appear June 12 through July 10.
Tuesdays will be Family Night at the Decatur Library, with a different performer weekly June 12 to July 10. It's all free and suitable for every age. The show starts at 7 p.m. and ends about 7:45 p.m. Here's the lineup: The performers are sponsored by the Friends of the Decatur Library. The library is at 215 Sycamore St., Deatur.
Friday, April 13, 2012
DeKalb County police charge man with indecent exposure.
This information comes from Decatur and DeKalb County police reports. Decautr police arrested an accused purse-snatcher March 29 with the help of construction workers and people standing outside the Decatur Library. A woman told police she went to the library with her father-in-law midday and placed a Louis Vuitton pocketbook on a chair. Two men approached and one grabbed the purse and ran out of the library toward Church Street. The woman said she kicked off her shoes and pursued. She couldn't keep up with the suspects and went back to the library, where she was met by a woman holding the purse. The second woman said she was sitting on a bench in front of the library and heard someone yell, "Stop him, stop him!" The woman saw a man …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Four mystery writers appeared at the event to benefit the DeKalb Library System.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Four local mystery and thriller writers helped raise $20,000 last weekend for the DeKalb County Library System. Grant Jerkins, William Rawlings, Patricia Sprinkle and Amanda Kyle Williams along with 130 guests attended "A Mysterious Evening" in the Decatur Library. The DeKalb Library Foundation reported that the crowd enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and then was entertained with a mystery theater performance. Also attending were DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis and Philippa Ellis; Chair of DeKalb County Public Library Trustees Jon Abercrombie and wife Frances; Library Director Alison Weissinger and husband Chris; DeKalb Library Foundation President Pat Pickard and Foundation Directors Mary Pat Crouch, Bill Harshman, Doug Selph and Sandy Zayac and …