You’re Invited to Celebrate Black History Month at DeKalb County Public Library

DeKalb County Public Library is offering a wide array of interesting and entertaining programs you won’t want to miss during Black History Month this February, 2016. Programs for everyone, from children to seniors, have been scheduled.

Events include a presentation by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights about the role it plays in protecting the rights of all people around the globe. The program will be at the Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library on Saturday, February 6 at noon. At the Decatur Library, the Georgia Center for the Book is sponsoring a program that integrates words and music to reflect on the life and times of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. It’s called “Billie Holiday on the Radio” and is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 at 7:15 p.m.

Programs for children include a Family Tree craft program at the Salem-Panola Library on Monday, February 8 at 3:30 p.m. and a Black History Month Scavenger Hunt at the Hairston Crossing Library during library hours, February 22 through 27. In addition, you will find a number of programs for the entire family featuring music, dance and storytimes. For details about the complete lists of events, click here.

Library Seeking Food Donations for the Hungry This Winter

DeKalb County Public Library is joining other county departments to sponsor a food drive this winter, with donations going to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). AFCB says such food drives have a powerful impact in helping to feed hungry people.

The four-week food drive is planned for January 26 through February 19. All library branches will have barrels where you can put donations when you visit during branch hours. To find out about the most needed items, ask at your local branch or click here.

Holiday Closings

All DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of Presidents' Day.

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