Holiday Closings

All DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4, 2017 in observance of Labor Day.

New Library Film Series Highlights Acclaimed Filmmaker Haile Gerima

New Library Film Series Highlights Acclaimed Filmmaker Haile Gerima

Acclaimed filmmaker and writer Haile Gerima will screen his latest award-winning film, Teza, at the Decatur Library this fall. This will be the inaugural program for DeKalb County Public Library’s new African Films and Filmmakers series. The series is being launched by Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Branch Manager Monica Foderingham. She says its purpose is to “showcase the rich tradition of African filmmaking, which explores the diverse history and culture of the continent through the cinematic lens."

The program featuring Mr. Gerima is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in the library’s auditorium, 215 Sycamore Street, in downtown Decatur. A reception for Mr. Gerima is planned for 4:00 p.m. The film will be screened at 5:00 p.m., followed by a question and answer session with the filmmaker, a professor of film at Howard University in Washington, D.C. since 1975.

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Telephone Notifications Temporarily Suspended

The Library has temporarily suspended notifications by telephone voicemail for overdue items and holds. Our phone notification system is currently out of service. You will be notified by e-mail instead. If we do not have a current e-mail address for you, please go to My Account on the Library webpage, call or visit your neighborhood branch to provide us with this information.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Telephone notifications will resume as soon as our system is working properly. Text messages notifications are not affected.

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DCPLive: Becoming An American Citizen

On July 3rd, 2017 I became a citizen of the United States. Standing alongside 72 other candidates, all from different countries around the world, I solemnly took the Oath of Allegiance to Support and defend the Constitution and laws of this...

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