Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Released Tasks


Decatur Public Library has a lot going on in May. On Tuesday, May 2nd, Al Keith, certified respiratory therapist will be presenting Asthma Blues® at 4:00 pm. This musical program educates people of all ages on the how to control asthma. On Thursday, the 4th of May, Mr. Jim Phillips will be presenting a program on the “Roads to Statehood: Life and Travel in early Alabama”. On Thursday, May 11th, DPL will host free movie night. The movie stars Clint Eastwood, James Garner, Tommy Lee Jones, and Donald Sutherland. Licensing restrictions prohibit us from listing titles here, but more information can be found on our website. If you enjoy 3rd Fridays Downtown in Decatur, be sure to come by and visit with us in Jones Park on 2nd Ave. We are there every 3rd Friday, letting people know what’s going on at DPL. The summer reading kick-off will be Saturday, May 27th from 10:00am until 3:00pm. The library will be hosting several canines with programs and activities in the Youth Services department and in Margarete’s Garden. We invite you to join us for some or all of these programs this month. For more information check the website or call 256-353-2993 ext. 106.

The two released tasks this month are:

Task # 1 Railroads/Trains:  The Transcontinental Railroad was completed on May 10, 1869. It connected the civilized east coast to the west and made it easier to bring people and supplies to the unsettled parts in between. The task is to read any book that contains a railroad or train as an important part of the story.

Task # 2 Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Lewis and Clark Expedition set out in May of 1804 and returned in September of 1806. They explored a large area of the western United States and discovered many new species of plants and animals.  During their trip they passed through 10 present day states in the search for a water way across the continent. Those 10 states are Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. For this task read a book set in one of the states they crossed.


Happy Reading!



StephRhonda’s May Schedule*
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday



1.
9-5:30
2.
9-4
Asthma Blues 4pm
3.
Not
Available
Meetings &
5th Grade tours
4.
9-4
Book Club 12-2
Jim Phillips
4-6 pm
5.
9-3
6.

9-5
7.
2-5
8.
9-5:30
9.
9-5:30
10.
9-5:30
11.
11-1
3-6
5th grade tour
Movie Night
12.
10-5
13.


Not
Available

14.
Not
Available
15.
9-5:30
16.
10-5
5th grade tours
17.
9-5:30
18.
10-5
5th Grade tours
19.
12-4
3rd Friday
Downtown
20.

Not
Available


21.
Not
Available
22.
9-5:30
23.
9-5:30

24.
9-5:30
25.
9-5:30
26.
9-5:30
27.

Not
Available
28.
CLOSED
29.
CLOSED
30.
9-5:30
31.
9-5:30














** This is a very tentative schedule. We will be doing library tours for 5th graders during part of the month and the schedule will change as needed to accommodate that. If you are making a trip to the Library to get stamps, call or email us to confirm ahead of time that we will be available.
Phone: 256-353-2993 ext. 106

Monday, April 3, 2017

April Released Tasks



This month the library will show free movies for adults on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. The first movie stars Michael Caine, Robert Duvall and Haley Joel Osment. The 
second stars Mel Gibson, James Garner, and Jody Foster. Licensing restrictions prevent us from advertising titles here, but more info is available on our website. We hope you can join us  on movie night at the library for free movie and popcorn.

On the surveys for last year’s challenge several asked for a later meeting  time for the Reading Round-Up book club. This month we are going to try a second book club on Thursday, April 13th from 4:30-6 pm. Everyone is invited to attend, even if you attend the regular meeting on the 6th...you are welcome to the late meeting also. It will run just like the regular club, so plan to stay the entire time, or come when you can and stay as long as you have time. If you stay till six, you may as well enjoy  the free movie and popcorn too.

Now for the released tasks for this month for the Adult Reading Challenge:

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865. There have been 3 other United States presidents assassinated while in office. For the first released task this month read any book that contains the assassination or attempted assassination of a United States president. If you are reading fiction and the book is about a fictitious president but there is an assassination or attempted assassination it will count for this task.

The second task this month is humor. April is national humor month, so read any book that you find humorous. A well-developed sense of humor is a must in trying times so pick something that tickles your funny bone. The best thing about this task-you decide what is funny to you, so you can read anything that makes you laugh.
Happy Reading!




StephRhonda’s April Schedule*
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday






1.
Not
Available
2.
Not Available
3.
9-5:30
4.
9-5:30
5.
Not
Available
6.
9-5:30

Book Club
12-2
7.
9-5
8.

9-5

9.

2-5
10.
9-5:30
11.
9-530
12.
9-2

Meetings after lunch
13.
12-6
Book Club2.0
4:30-6
Movie 6-9
14.
9-5
15.

Not
Available


16.
Not Available
17.
9-5:30
18.
9-5:30
19.
9-2
Meetings after lunch
20.
10-5:30

21.
12-4
3rd Friday
22.
Not
Available
23.
Not
Available
24.
9-5:30
25.
9-5:30
26.
9-2
Meetings after lunch
27.
12-6
Movie Night 6-9
28.
9-5
29.


9-5
30.


2-5


** This is a very tentative schedule. We will be doing library tours for 5th graders during part of the month and the schedule will change as needed to accommodate that. If you are making a trip to the Library to get stamps, call or email us to confirm ahead of time that we will be available.
Phone: 256-353-2993 ext. 106


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

DPL invites you to take part in a free, worldwide digital book club with the Big Library Read





 No baking class needed, just a library card. Decatur Public Library is taking part in the Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time. DPL users can borrow the eBook, Art of the Pie: one of 2016’s best cookbooks from pie-guru Kate McDermott, starting Thursday, March 16 and concluding on Thursday, March 30 by visiting www.camellia.overdrive.com.  Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

Kate McDermott has taught the time-honored craft of pie-making to thousands of people. Her pies have been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Real Simple, Oprah.com, NPR and more. In the Art of the Pie she shares her secrets to great crusts, fabulous fillings, and to living a good life. Kate provides dozens of recipes for all the pie combinations you can dream up with hints and tricks helpful to even the most experienced pie baker.

“If you are a first time pie maker, the words in the book are the very same ones I share in the pie making workshops and I hope they will give you the confidence to dip your hands into the baking bowl,” said author, Kate McDermott. “A recipe is a starting place, so feel free to experiment with different seasonings and flavor combinations that please you. I hope you will enjoy the stories in Art of the Pie as well as the recipes. It was a labor of love to write it for you.”

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook. Discussions about the cookbook, recipes and more can be found on BigLibraryRead.com. The free program runs for two weeks and to get started reading, all that is needed is a DPL library card. Art of the Pie can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle® without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook cookbook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between Decatur Public Library, the CamelliaNet consortium, OverDrive and Countryman Press, publisher of Art of the Pie. Library readers voted Art of the Pie as their cookbook choice for Big Library Read. To borrow the eBook, readers can visit www.camellia.overdrive.com. 

For more information on Big Library Read, visit BigLibraryRead.com.