DeKalb County Public Library has been awarded a $50,000 matching grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand its programming aimed at young children. The Humanities Access Grant is one of 17 totaling $1.3 million awarded nationwide by NEH in December to “outstanding cultural programs for young people, communities of color and economically disadvantaged populations.”Read More
Again in 2018, DeKalb County Public Library is partnering with DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon and other county departments to collect food to help people in need. The month-long drive is scheduled for February 12 through March 5.
All library branches will have containers where you can make donations during library hours. The donations will go to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) for distribution. ACFB says the items most needed are canned fruit, vegetables, and meats; canned or dried beans, peas and lentils; paper products; diapers and toiletries. ACFB says about 14.5% of residents are food insecure in the 29 counties of Metro Atlanta and North Georgia that the organization serves.
Now you can read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and thousands of other newspapers and magazines from around the word on your smartphone or tablet. Access is provided by PressReader, an electronic resource offered free to you through DeKalb County Public Library. Access the PressReader website from DCPL’s eLibrary tab or click here. Download the app for Android or iOS on the website. Then sign up by selecting “Library and Group” from the Social and Linked networks and searching for “DeKalb County Public Library.” From there, put in your library card number and PIN to sign in for free access.
Dr. Imani Scott will lead a workshop aimed at helping you improve your communication with and understanding of people from different races and cultures, Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Flat Shoals Library. Dr. Scott teaches intercultural communications at the Savannah College of Art and Design and has a PhD. in conflict analysis and resolution. Click here to get details about the program.
Many associate the entire month of February with love and romance, and not just on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic—or not— check out our list of resources about love and relationships and the many twists and turns love can take. Click here to see our picks on matters of the heart.
What are your goals for 2018? Do you have a pretty good idea of what you want to achieve for the coming year, or no clue at all as to where to begin? After all, you may still have some goals left over from 2017 that you’ve somehow managed...Read More