March is National Women’s History Month

When you think of women who have made an impact on American society, who do you think of? The list is very long and wide-ranging. National Women’s History Month was established by the U.S. Congress in 1987 in an effort to ensure women’s contribution are recognized and celebrated. Click here for a list of resources we have compiled that highlights incredible women who have left their imprint on the nation.

App Offers Access to Thousands of Newspapers and Magazines

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.

Is February the Month Your Thoughts Focus on Love and Romance?

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.

Raising Backyard Chickens Growing in Popularity

You don’t have to live on a farm to raise chickens. More and more people in Metro Atlanta are raising the birds right in their own backyards, where local laws allow. They do it for many reasons—like fresh eggs, the fertilizer chickens produce and the help they provide with pest control. Are backyard chickens for you? Attend our February 10 program at the Chamblee Library and find out.

All Library Branches Closed Wednesday and Thursday, January 17-18, 2018

Due to the threat of inclement weather, all DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed Wednesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 18, 2018. All items due Wednesday or Thursday will now be due on Saturday, January 20. Holds due to expire on Wednesday or Thursday will now expire on Saturday, January 20.