Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August Gauntlets




The library has several fun events lined up for this month. The Round Table Book Club will meet on the 4th, we will be hanging out with the new DCS Superintendent Dan Brigman at 3rd Friday on the 19th, and we will show movies on the 11th and 25th. We hope you can join us for some fun inside and out of the library in August.

Getting stamps for the Reading Challenge just got easier. StephRhonda now has an office that allows for public access without having to ask Circulation or Reference to page us.  Just enter the Library on the 6th Avenue side and turn left to the little hallway between the copy machine and the Circulation Desk.  Our office is the first one on the right.  We will be happy to answer questions and stamp reading logs anytime the sign is posted on the door.

The first gauntlet for this month is an either/or choice: David Baldacci or Elmore Leonard.  Baldacci was born on August 5, 1960 and you will find all of his books at DPL cataloged as Fiction. He has two new books so far this year, with a third set for release on November 15th so odds are good there is one of his books you haven’t read, even if he’s one of your favorite authors. Leonard died on August 20, 2013. He left a long list of books which can be found scattered throughout the library. Some of his books are cataloged as fiction, some westerns, some mystery and even one Young Adult title.

The other gauntlet for August is to read your Favorite Male Author. This is your chance to count that author that hasn’t worked anywhere else on the challenge. We hope this helps with some of the books that were read, even though you didn’t think they would work for the Challenge.

Happy Reading!


StephRhonda’s August Schedule
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday



1
9am-5:30pm
2
9am-11:30
2pm-5:30
*Friends Luncheon
3
9am-6pm
4
9am-5:30pm
RoundTable Meet. 12-2
5
Not Available
6
Not Available
7
Not Available

8
9am-5:30pm
9
9am-5:30pm
10
9am-5:30pm
11
12pm-6pm
*Movie Night
12
9am-5pm
13
Not Available
14
Not Available

15
9am-5:30pm
16
11am-6pm
17
9am-5:30pm
18
9am-5:30pm
19
12pm-3pm
*3rd Friday
20
Not Available
21
Not Available
22
9am-5:30pm
23
9am-5:30pm
24
9am-5:30pm
25
12pm-6pm
*Movie Night
26
9am-5pm
27
9am-5pm
28
2pm-5pm
29
9am-5:30pm
30
9am-6:30pm
31
9am-6:30p



 **This schedule is accurate as of 8/2/2016, but subject to change. If you have any questions or wish to make sure we will be available at a certain time, please contact us. 
Email: stephrhonda@decatur.lib.al.us
Phone: 256-353-2993 Ext. 106

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

July Gauntlets




As the temperature outside rises, spend some time inside the cool interior of Decatur Public Library and enjoy the programs and services we offer.  In addition to multiple events for children and teens this month, we have free movies for adults on the 14th and 28th at 6:30pm.  The theme for our July movies is 1980s classics.  There are also two Summer Reading movies planned on July 1st and the 22nd at 5:30pm with fun themes and extras.  We hope you’ll stop by and visit this summer!

To celebrate our nation’s independence, the first gauntlet this month will be to read an AMERICAN AUTHOR.   Pick a book by any author who is a citizen of the United States to receive a stamp for a July gauntlet.

The second gauntlet is another either/or choice.  You can read any YA or adult book by J. K. ROWLING who celebrates her birthday on July 31st OR you can read any book BY SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, who died on July 7th.  If you choose Rowling, you may read any of her books written under her nom de plume Robert Galbraith also. 



Happy Reading!


StephRhonda's July Schedule

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday







1
11-5
Movie
2
9-5
3

2-5

4
CLOSED
5
12-5:30
6
9-5:30
7
9-5:30
Round Table
8
9-5
9
N/A
10
N/A


11
9-5:30
12
12-5:30
13
9-5:30
14
12-6
Movie Night
15
12-4
3Rd Friday
16
N/A
17

N/A

18
9-5:30
19
12-5:30
20
9-5:30
21
9-5:30
22
12-5
Movie Night
23

N/A

24
N/A


25
9-5:30
26
12-5:30
27
9-5:30
28
12-6
Movie Night
29
9-5
30
9-5
31
2-5








 Schedule subject to change. If you have any questions or wish to make sure we will be here at a certain time, please contact us. 
Email: stephrhonda@decatur.lib.al.us
Phone: 256-353-2993 ext. 125






Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Gauntlets






June is a busy month at Decatur Public Library. We will have programs for all ages: children, teens and adults. There will be the sign up events for the children’s and teens Summer Reading Program, Bond movies on adult Free Movie Nights, special story times, author meet and greets, 3rd Friday Downtown, and much more. Make sure to check DPL’s website to stay informed about events and programs your family will enjoy.

June is audio book month, so the first gauntlet is to listen to an audio book that is read by the author. There are several in our collection, some as books on CD and some as eAdiobooks from CamelliaNet. The best thing about an audio book is it leaves your hands free to do other chores or tasks while still getting to hear a story. If you have to ride the lawn mower or pull weeds the time will go much faster if you are listening to a good story at the same time. Just make sure for the challenge, the narrator is also the author of the book.

The second gauntlet is an either/or author choice.  You can either read Larry McMurtry or Louis L’Amour.  These two authors are known for their westerns, but they actually have books in several genres. Between the two of them they are represented in non-fiction, fiction, mystery, and of course westerns. L’Amour has a book of poetry and short story collections that cover crime and adventure. McMurtry has several books of essays and memoirs. They are also both represented in our audio book collections.

Happy Reading and Listening!


StephRhonda’s June Schedule

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday






1.
9-6
2.
9-6
*12-2 RoundTable
3.
9-6
*Local Author Meet& Greet
4.
9-5
5.
2-5


6.
9-5:30
7.
9-5:30
8.
9-5:30
9.
12-6
*Bond Movie
10.
9-2
11.
Not Available
12.
Not Available


13.
9-5:30
14.
12-5:30

15.
9-5:30
16.
9-5:30
17.
12-4
*3rd Friday
18.
Not Available
19.
Not Available


20.
9-5:30
21.
12-5:30
22.
9-5:30
23.
12-5:30
*Bond Movie
24.
12-5
*SRP Movie
25.

Not Available
26.
Not Available
27.
9-5:30
28.
12-5:30
29.
9-5:30
30.
11-6
*Created Equal Film and Discussion





* *This schedule is accurate as of 6/1/2016, but subject to change. If you have any questions or wish to make sure we will be here at a certain time, please contact us. 
Email: stephrhonda@decatur.lib.al.us
Phone: 256-353-2993 ext. 125

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2016 Summer Reading Program @ Decatur Public Library



Summer is almost upon us and we are gearing up for another fantastic summer reading program at Decatur Public Library.  DPL's 2016 Summer Reading Program will be open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, storytimes, and more.  This year, we will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as Decatur Public Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read.”  Activities will include movies, crafts, martial arts, animal fun and lots of reading!

The public library cares about children and has planned programs to keep them reading and learning all summer. Whether parents keep track of the amount of time their children spend reading or the number of books they have read this summer, children who join the summer library program keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed.  We also make sure they have a lot of fun while they’re learning!

Teens are also encouraged to participate in “Get in the Game: READ!” Teens are invited to come to the library and read for prizes, as well as to take part in special events offered throughout the summer.  Special events this summer will include giant Jengaรข, YA Literature Jeopardy!®, life-size Angry Birds, and Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings. Teens in junior high and high school can attend these free events at DPL this summer.  No library card is required to attend, so visiting children and teens are welcome to join us!

Registration forms for Summer Reading can be turned in any time in the month of June but we will also have a couple of special opportunities to get started.   Ms. Mary and Ms. Anna will be at 3rd Friday on May 20th so you can go ahead and sign up!   We will also have special Summer Reading Program Signup events on June 3rd from 1pm – 4pm and June 4th from 9am – 11am. 
Check our website or stop in to our Youth Services department for more information and a schedule of events.   All programs are free of charge.  We hope to see you this summer!