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Mar 6 2008

Toco Hill All Packed Up!

by Jimmy L

As some of you may know, the Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Branch was closed in January so that construction on a new library can begin. This is very exciting for us, but it’s also the beginning of a lot of work including packing up all the books into boxes! Below you’ll find some pictures of this laborious process.


Dec 31 2007

Happy New Year! (and a question)


We here at DeKalb County Public Library wish you have a Happy New Year!  Please note that all library branches will be closed at 5:00 PM on Monday, December 31 and will remain closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 in observance of the New Year.What was the best book you checked out from the library in 2007, and why?

We have many plans for 2008, and we’re looking forward to serving you even better.  As the end of the year draws close, we’d like to ask you a question:

Please respond by commenting to this blog post.  See you in 2008!


Dec 24 2007

Happy Holidays from DCPL

by Nolan R

All DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.

If you have an information need over the holiday, don’t forget you can still access Library resources via our Databases, Web Links, and eAudiobooks.  If you still can’t find the answer, use our handy Email a Librarian form and a staff member will respond after we return from the holidays.

Here are few links that you might find useful until the Library reopens:

Flying over the holidays?  Check out some packing and travel tips from TSA.

Need a last minute recipe?  Try the Epicurious or All Recipes.

Looking for a quick decorating idea? Try HGTV, The Decorating Diva Blog, or go “green” with environmentally friendly holiday tips from The Green Daily’s Green Holiday Guide.

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Nov 22 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Jimmy L

Drive safe, eat plenty of turkey, be thankful, and don’t forget that all DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed today, Thursday, November 22. An exception will be the Doraville Library, which will close on November 22 through November 24.

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Nov 6 2007

Films to Commemorate Veterans' Day

by Chris S

FlagThis coming Sunday is Veterans’ Day, which originally commemorated the end of World War I, known at
the time as the “War to End All Wars” – if only we were so fortunate!  Today, this federal holiday still honors the many men and women who have served in our armed forces and the sacrifices they have made.

The library has many books and films that are appropriate remembrances of American wars for your Veterans’ Day holiday.  Here’s a sampling of World War films we own:

World War I

Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper, tells the story of Alvin York, a conscientious objector who becomes a World War I hero.

Lawrence of Arabia, David Lean’s genius epic about the rebellious British soldier T. E. Lawrence and his influence in the middle east during the Great War.

World War II

The Bridge On the River Kwai tells of an obsessive and emotionally complex English officer (played by Sir Alec Guinness) whose madness borders on treason.  One of my all time favorite movies.

Saving Private Ryan, one of Steven Spielberg’s tributes to the “greatest generation,” has a chillingly realistic reenactment of the D-Day landing at Normandy.

The Caine Mutiny shows the immortal Humphrey Bogart as a navy captain who slowly loses his grip on reason.

Patton, starring George C. Scott in his signature role, was released at the height of the antiwar sentiment surrounding American involvement in Vietnam, yet still instantly became a modern classic.

Here’s a link to a Department of Veterans’ Affairs web page with a brief history of Veterans’ Day.

And remember that the library will be closed on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans’ Day.

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