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Poetry Atlanta Presents Franklin Abbott

Poetry Atlanta Presents another evening of poetry, featuring Franklin Abbott. More information is forthcoming!

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The Book as Art: Illuminated -- Gallery Opening

Georgia Center for the Book and the DeKalb Country Public Library are pleased and honored to be the hosts of the 2017 Book As Art: Illuminated exhibit! The exhibition is located in the Periodicals Gallery at the Decatur Library through September 29, 2017. Artist books take many forms – from handmade and lusciously tactile to linear and informative, abstract and questioning to sculptural and monumental....

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2017 Fall Book Preview

Back once again by popular demand is one of our most exciting programs for the end of the summer. 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 to get an advance look at notable upcoming book titles in the fields of biography, fiction, history, young...

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The Book as Art: White Glove Nights

Georgia Center for the Book and the DeKalb Country Public Library are pleased and honored to be the hosts of the 2017 Book As Art: Illuminated exhibit! The exhibition is located in the Periodicals Gallery at the Decatur Library through September 29, 2017. Thursday evening, September 7, 2017, we will host the first ”White Glove Night”, when we put away the ”do not touch” signs,...

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Eleanor Henderson

New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Henderson discusses The Twelve Mile Straight, an audacious American epic set in rural Georgia during the years of the Depression and Prohibition. Cotton County, Georgia, 1930: in a house full of secrets, two babies-one light-skinned, the other dark-are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper’s daughter. Accused of her rape, field hand Genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind...

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James Forman Jr.

In recent years, America’s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers. In Locking Up Our...

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August Events

:Monday 21st:

Poetry Atlanta Presents Franklin Abbott

:Friday 25th:

The Book as Art: Illuminated -- Gallery Opening

:Tuesday 29th:

2017 Fall Book Preview

September Events

:Thursday 7th:

The Book as Art: White Glove Nights

:Thursday 14th:

Eleanor Henderson

:Monday 18th:

James Forman Jr.

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