Books Between Bites
March 1 - A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny. The last Inspector Gamach novel, it's a great mystery, and a New York Times bestseller. Presented by Rosemarie King-Grindy. Rosemarie is an English professor at Richland Community College, and an avid mystery reader.
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.
April 8th - Second Saturday Book Sale -
On January 4th, Bev Hackney, Reference Librarian, Decatur Public Library, presented The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith.
The engaging novel is about the fictional Dutch artist Sara de Vos.
December 7th - Pacific Crucible, War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 by Ian W. Toll.
Presented by Judith Kimmons.
Pacific Crucible begins with the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. It culminates with the Battle of Midway.
November 2 - Jackie Goeppinger is a retired child and adolescent therapist. She talked about “Ella Minnow Pea and A, B, Cs,” based on the book, Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters, by Mark Dunn.
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:
- to develop activities that focus public attention on library service,
programs and collections
- to encourage financial support of libraries
- to be actively interested in all cultural and educational aspects of the
- and to give support to the Friends of the Library at national, state and
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!