Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Released Tasks

This month we have a variety of programs for adults at Decatur Public Library. On August 3rd we will have the monthly book club meeting for the Adult Reading Challenge but it will start at 11:00 am instead of 12:00 pm. We moved it up to accommodate The Great American Eclipse Program that will take place at 2:30 pm in the Youth Services Department the same day. Kevin Alspaugh from the Space and Rocket Center will be here to explain about the eclipse that will take place on the 21st of this month. Everyone who attends the program will receive free eclipse glasses (while supplies last). The program is for all ages, but is being held in the Youth Services Department to allow more room for people to attend.

The Lunch and Learn series will continue with three programs this month. Wylheme Ragland will be speaking at the first two. On Tuesday, August 8th he will present “Successful Women of Old Town Decatur: The Best, Brightest, and Well Connected,” and on Tuesday, August 22nd, he will present “19th Century Aldermen of Old Town Decatur, 1800-1892”. On Saturday, August 26th, artist Frances Tate will present “Celebrating Early Old Town with Art”. Make sure when you come to the library this month to take the time to look at her artwork in the display cases. Her paintings will be on display throughout the month of August.

To finish off the busy month we will resume our Free Movie Nights on the 2nd and 4th Thursday. This month we will show two movies that star Humphry Bogart. See him win the girl from his dashing brother on the 10th and star in the movie version of Dashiell Hammett’s best novel on the 24th. As always the doors will open at 6:15 pm and the movie will start at 6:30 pm.

DPL will be in Jones Park on 2nd Avenue for 3rd Friday Downtown on the 18th of the month. We will be talking about upcoming programs and giving away children’s books. We hope you will join us for one or all of these programs this August.

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

To get in the mood for the coming eclipse, the first task is to read any book that is about or contains an astronomical event. This could be an eclipse, a comet, or a meteor headed for earth.

The second task is to read any book that is about or contains an earthquake or volcano. On August 27, 1883 the volcano Krakatoa erupted killing an estimated 36,000 people. It is one of the most deadly eruptions in modern history and considered the first global catastrophe. Because of the telegraph, news of the disaster spread around the world very quickly. The amount of ash in the atmosphere caused bright red sunsets to be seen around the world for years and may have also effected the growth of Saguaro cacti in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona (https://phys.org/news/2016-07-distant-volcanic-eruptions-foster-saguaro.html ).

Happy Reading!


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






1.
9-5:30
2.
9-5:30
3.
9-5:30
Book Club 11-1
Eclipse Program 2:30
4.
Not
Available
5.
Not
Available

6.
Not
Available


7.
9-5:30
8.
9-5:30
Lunch and
Learn 12-2
9.
9-5:30
10.
12-6
Movie Night
11.
9-5
12.
Not
Available
13.
Not
Available

14.
9-5:30



15.
9-5:30
16.
9-5:30
17.
9-5:30
18.
12-3
3rd Friday
19.
Not
Available
20.
Not
Available

21.
9-5:30
22.
9-5:30
Lunch and
Learn 12-2
23.
9-5:30
24.
11-9
Movie Night
25.
9-5
26.
9-11/3-5
Lunch and Learn 12-2
27.
2-5


28.
9-5:30
29.
9-5:30
30.
9-5:30
31.
9-5:30


*This is a tentative schedule. We may be working but not available to stamp logs on some days. If you are making a trip to the library just to see us about the challenge, please call or email to confirm first or to schedule a time.
Phone: 256-353-2993 ext. 106


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