Books Between Bites
October 5th - Tim Rapson will share about his family of readers. 6 generations of family members who started reading at an early age. They learned from Dick and Jane readers, Mcguffey readers, even a Union reader from as far back as the 1880s. He has the set of the 6 readers used by his family over this 135 year span. 4 of the readers are the very books from which his Daughter, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandmother learned to read. He will share how these readers were collected by an exceptional family of teachers, lifelong learners, writers, and yes readers. All heavy readers. A special 7th reader will also be revealed publicly and added to the set for the first time.
Tim Rapson is happy to be able to speak with the Books Between Bites group in order to boost awareness of the Decatur Public Library Nonfiction Book Readers Club.
October 8th, November 12th, and December 10th - Second Saturday Book Sales - 930am - 1230pm
Find these great books, and dvds and cds at the next monthly sale!
September 7th - Dr Patrick White, President of Millikin University spoke about the book: The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts Are The Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation. Authors: Antoine W. van Agtmael and Alfred Bakker.
August 3rd: Isaac Asimov: A Prolific Author and Scientist - Speaker: Jerry Johnson
July Books Between Bites - A, B, See The Beatles by Jill Davis -
Presented by Jill Davis
April Books Between Bites - Searching For Jesus by Robert Hutchison -
Presented by Timothy Kovalcik
Karen Becker spoke on January 6 at Books and Bites about the book The Teacher Wars
Teena Zindel-McWilliams spoke on December 2 on The Man Who Invented Christmas.
Joyce Robinson(left), Teena(center), Mary Lou Dwyer (right)
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!