Library Launches Major Library Card Sign-up Campaign

If you don’t already have a library card, DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) is launching a major campaign beginning in September to encourage you to get one. September is Library Card Sign-up Month.

First of all, DCPL will unveil a bright, new library card design that is very different from what you’ve seen before. Not only will this special, limited-edition card help you be a Know-It-All. It’ll attract attention and tell others you're a Know-It-All, too!

“We purposely came up with a colorful, whimsical design to attract attention to our message, which is very important,” says Library Director Alison Weissinger. “That message is that the Library plays a crucial role in our diverse county by providing free access to information and assistance in developing literate, engaged citizens—citizens that ‘Know-It-All.’ ”

To find more about how to apply for a card, click here.

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Foundation Fundraiser a Big Success

The DeKalb Library Foundation raised more than $25,000 in support of DeKalb County Public Library at its September 24 fundraiser, A Novel Affair: Books & Bites, held at the DeKalb History Center. That included $6,500 raised for Fund-A-Need, which will support the Library's new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative that will launch in 2016. 
Approximately 200 people attended the event that included a live auction, great food and a panel that talked about cooking and writing about food. The panel featured Steven Satterfield, executive chef and co-owner of Miller Union; Eddie Hernandez, chef and co-owner of Taqueria del Sol; and Susan Puckett, author of Eat Drink Delta, and was moderated by Georgia Center for the Book  Executive Director Joe Davich.

To find out more about the Foundation and how you can support its work, click here.   

DCPLive: Meru vs. The Holiday Inn

I have written previously here about adventurous sports like mountain climbing, ultra-marathons and cross-canyon treks. But when I saw the film Meru (which won the Audience Award at Sundance) over a weekend at the Midtown Art Cinema, I thought,...

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