Holiday Closings

All DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day.

Check Out Our New Catalog and its Great Features

Our new catalog, Polaris, is now live and offers the best ever access to the nearly one million items in our collection.  One of this catalog’s new features is it can keep a history of the items you check out.

Here is how to use it:

Click the “My Account” button here on the home page.

Log in with your library card and PIN.

Click on “Contact Information and Preferences.”

Scroll down to the Preferences section, and check the box that says “Maintain reading history.”
 

That’s all it takes. Please note that the reading history begins when you turn on this feature. A history of checkouts made before this time is not available.

Check back here to learn more about other new “My Account” features—coming soon.

Explore Caribbean American Culture During June at DeKalb County Public Library

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month and DeKalb County Public Library is celebrating with programs exploring the richness, influence and diversity of Caribbean American culture. The celebration kicks off Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library with a thought-provoking panel discussion on immigration and assimilation, Caribbean dishes for sampling and the opening of a photography exhibit depicting Caribbean culture in Atlanta by photographer Arthur Ratliff.

Other programs and events planned for the month include a film festival with films from Grenada, French Guiana, Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, and Barbados; a storytelling festival featuring traditional Anansi stories; and a spelling competition with words related to Caribbean people, places and things.

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DCPLive: Cooking with Diana Gabaldon!

I have been a fan of Diana Gabaldon’s books for a long time.  I have read most of the Outlander series.  I also really enjoy the Outlander series on television which are available on DVD from the library.   Diana has a couple of Outlandish...

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