No Catalog Access Monday, February 19, 2018

The Library catalog, including My Account access, will be unavailable Monday, February 19, 2018 for maintenance. Access to electronic and downloadable resources may also be affected during this time. Thank you for your patience  We apologize for the inconvenience. Regular access to these services resumes Tuesday, February 20.

Holiday Closing

All Dekalb County Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 in observance of Presidents' Day.

Library Awarded Prestigious NEH Grant for Children’s Programming

Library Awarded Prestigious NEH Grant for Children’s Programming

DeKalb County Public Library has been awarded a $50,000 matching grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand its programming aimed at young children. The Humanities Access Grant is one of 17 totaling $1.3 million awarded nationwide by NEH in December to “outstanding cultural programs for young people, communities of color and economically disadvantaged populations.”

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Annual Food Drive Seeks to Help Hungry in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia

Again in 2018, DeKalb County Public Library is partnering with DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon and other county departments to collect food to help people in need. The month-long drive is scheduled for February 12 through March 5.

All library branches will have containers where you can make donations during library hours. The donations will go to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) for distribution. ACFB says the items most needed are canned fruit, vegetables, and meats; canned or dried beans, peas and lentils; paper products; diapers and toiletries. ACFB says about 14.5% of residents are food insecure in the 29 counties of Metro Atlanta and North Georgia that the organization serves.

Workshop Focuses on Improving Racial and Cultural Understanding

Workshop Focuses on Improving Racial and Cultural Understanding

Dr. Imani Scott will lead a workshop aimed at helping you improve your communication with and understanding of people from different races and cultures, Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Flat Shoals Library. Dr. Scott teaches intercultural communications at the Savannah College of Art and Design and has a PhD. in conflict analysis and resolution. Click here to get details about the program.

Is February the Month Your Thoughts Focus on Love and Romance?

Is February the Month Your Thoughts Focus on Love and Romance?

Many associate the entire month of February with love and romance, and not just on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic—or not— check out our list of resources about love and relationships and the many twists and turns love can take. Click here to see our picks on matters of the heart.

DCPLive: Our Blog

DCPLive: Vision Boarding

What are your goals for 2018? Do you have a pretty good idea of what you want to achieve for the coming year, or no clue at all as to where to begin? After all, you may still have some goals left over from 2017 that you’ve somehow managed...

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