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

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