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Books Between Bites

A Great Reckoning

July 5th - Rosemarie King-Grindy will be reviewing Louise Penny's last novel, A Great Reckoning, her 12th Inspector Gamache novel. It's great mystery with complex characters and lovely imagery. Rosemarie is a Professor of English at Richland Community College whose guilty pleasure is good mystery novels.


Second Saturday Book Sales

July 8th, August 12th- Second Floor of the Decatur Public Library 930-1230. Hardbacks $1, Paperbacks $.50. Newer Fiction $3. DVDs, CDs, and Audiobooks are also available.

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Some of the newer $3 books available for the April sale.

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Elizabeth Jeffery

June 7th - Master Gardener Elizabeth Jeffery talked about "What do you want from your yard?" Elizabeth discussed the different options available for using your yard.  Elizabeth grew up in England, where an Englishman’s house and grounds are his castle, now lives just outside Decatur, and is working out ways to live peaceably with the deer that share her castle grounds with her.

Destiny of a Republic

April 5th - Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class- presented by Millikin students McKenzie Sauer and Benjamin Viette.

Destiny of a Republic

May 3rd - Body Language 101: The Ultimate Guide to Knowing When People Are Lying, How They Are Feeling, What They Are Thinking. Presented by Shirley Elkin.

Friends of the Decatur Public Library Mission

The purposes of the Friends of the Decatur Public Library are charitable, literary and educational. These purposes are:

We hope you will consider joining us in our mission to help Decatur Public Library serve our community in the best way possible!

Katie Gross, Head of the Children's Department at Decatur Public Library had this to say:

Over the past quarter of a century that I have been head of the Children's Division, the Friends have provided, among many other things, ongoing financial support for quality summer reading programs, and birthday gift books for one-year-olds, enhancing the library's partnership with Baby TALK.  The hard work and dedication of the Friends is a real morale booster,  saying volumes about the importance of the library to people in our community.  The  Friends' efforts are integral to providing good library service at Decatur Public Library!