Festival Coincides with the 30th Anniversary of Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library’s Naming
DECATUR, Ga. – (Nov. 29, 2022) – The annual Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival starts on Dec. 1 and runs through December and January. The festival highlights DeKalb County’s diversity with more than 25 programs, for all ages, at many DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) branches.
Programs will feature music, dance, food, crafts, informational workshops, and more.
The festival commences with an event on Dec. 10 at Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library. The event will include African folktales with children’s author Ada-Ari; family portraits with photographer Kaylinn Gilstrap; a cooking demonstration; and a jewelry-making experience with Virginia Milner. Registration is required for the Dec. 10 event.
“We invite the community to come and celebrate DeKalb County’s diversity by taking part in one of our many programs,” said DeKalb County Public Library Director Alison Weissinger. “The Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival is one of DCPL’s most highly anticipated events, and this year is especially exciting because in-person events return.”
On Dec. 27, a Kwanzaa celebration will be held at Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library. The event will also recognize the 30th anniversary of the naming of the library after the late Dr. William C. Brown.
Registration is required for some events. See the list of Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival events on the events calendar.
About the Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival
The Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival celebrates communities served by DeKalb County Public Library. It was first celebrated in 1983 as the Kwanzaa Awareness Festival at Scott Candler Library, with more than 1,000 people in attendance. The Festival honors the diverse cultural heritages of DeKalb County residents. The late Doris K. Wells blazed a trail as DeKalb County’s first African American librarian. Her legacy continues to make a positive impact on DeKalb County’s more than 700,000 residents.