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Karin Slaughter launches

New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets, and shocking surprises you won’t see coming. On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. Vanished into thin air, the authorities are...

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6th Annual Fall Book Preview

Back once again by popular demand is one of our most exciting programs for the end of the summer. The 6th Annual Fall Book Preview is an event to highlight the biggest book releases of the season! Representatives from America’s biggest publishers will return to the library to talk about the exciting new books that will be published this fall. It’s a unique opportunity...

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The Book As Art 7.0: Wonders - Opening Reception

Please join us for the opening reception of The Book As Art 7.0: Wonders. There will be snacks and beverages provided. A book begins as a small mass of material, formed and pressed into life by ideas, words, and machines. A concept becomes thought, becomes word, becomes book, becomes sculpture. From the tactile complexity of handmade paper, to the alteration of existing volumes, to a...

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"Lillian Smith: Breaking The Silence" Screening Presented by Decatur Book Festival

“Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence” is a 50-minute documentary about the life and work of controversial Georgia writer and activist Lillian Smith (1887-1966). Created by Hal and Henry Jacobs, the film explores the life of Smith who was a southern leader in denouncing segregation and white supremacists for several decades—paying a heavy price for it. Smith left a lasting legacy in the literary and...

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"TransMilitary" Screening, Presented by Decatur Book Festival and Out On Film

Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the U.S.), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service. “TransMilitary” chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace & First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. They put their...

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Lillian Smith Book Awards ceremony

Please join us for the 2019 Lillian Smith Book Award ceremony at the Georgia Center for the Book at DeKalb County Public Library on Sept. 1 at 2:30 p.m. The award ceremony is free and open to the public.

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August Events

:Tuesday 20th:

Karin Slaughter launches

:Wednesday 21st:

6th Annual Fall Book Preview

:Friday 23rd:

The Book As Art 7.0: Wonders - Opening Reception

:Friday 30th:

"Lillian Smith: Breaking The Silence" Screening Presented by Decatur Book Festival

:Saturday 31st:

"TransMilitary" Screening, Presented by Decatur Book Festival and Out On Film

September Events

:Sunday 1st:

Lillian Smith Book Awards ceremony

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