Event is free and open to the public. This event is at the First Baptist Church, Decatur. Featuring games, interviews and lip-synching, the shenanigan-filled show celebrates Georgia-based, bestselling authors and exposes readers to the diverse voices in Young Adult Literature. An year-old Michael Thurmond was a member of the first graduating class of the newly-consolidated Clarke Central, a merging of the all-black Burney-Harris High School and the predominantly-white Athens High School.
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Later Thurmond began to document the history of the black community in Athens, a history largely unknown and unrecognized. Over the ensuing years, A Story Untold emerged and was first published in The book is a compilation of nine written essays and one pictorial essay concerning the history of black men and women in Athens, Georgia. Each essay depicts either an individual contribution or the historical development of one the major institutions within the Athens black community.
The award ceremony is free and open to the public. Around 15, transgender people serve in the U. The ban was lifted in , but with President Trump now trying to reinstate it, their futures hang in the balance again. Directed by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with community members, including transgender veteran Monica Helms.
One of the oldest and largest such festivals in the country, Out On Film kicks off its 32nd annual festival Sept. Created by Hal and Henry Jacobs, the film explores the life of Smith who was a southern leader in denouncing segregation and white supremacists for several decades—paying a heavy price for it. Smith left a lasting legacy in the literary and Civil Rights communities, a legacy that is still relevant, today. At this screening, attendees will view the final version of the documentary; revised after feedback received from the preview screenings held at Decatur Library in May, Doors will open at p.
Please join us for the opening reception of The Book As Art 7.
There will be snacks and beverages provided. A book begins as a small mass of material, formed and pressed into life by ideas, words, and machines. A concept becomes thought, becomes word, becomes book, becomes sculpture. From the tactile complexity of handmade paper, to the alteration of existing volumes, to a variety of other materials and concepts, these objects, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive. The objects in this exhibition will interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where word has become form.
The Book As Art v. The exhibition, which is in the Periodicals Room of the Decatur Library, runs from August 9 - September 27, and gallery hours are Monday through Sunday. Back once again by popular demand is one of our most exciting programs for the end of the summer. The 6th Annual Fall Book Preview is an event to highlight the biggest book releases of the season! Doors for this special program will open at , and of course, there will be give-aways and door prizes for the early birds! On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot.
Vanished into thin air, the authorities are desperate to save the doctor.
One month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground-shaking blast—followed by another seconds later. Medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush to the scene—and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives. When the assailants abduct Sara, Will goes undercover to save her and prevent a massacre—putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves. Karin Slaughter is one of the world's most popular and acclaimed storytellers.
Published in 37 languages, with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her eighteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter. A native of Georgia, Karin currently lives in Atlanta. She and Gilly have created something beautiful, and we are absolutely honored to host their launch at the Georgia Center for the Book at Decatur Library. Please join us in congratulating them on Tuesday, August 6 at There will be a presentation moderated by another local favorite Julian Winters , signing, and some light refreshments served.
We cannot wait for the world to meet this book and come to love these authors as much as we do! Lena has her killer style, her awesome boyfriend, and a plan. Campbell, on the other hand, is just trying to keep her head down and get through the year at her new school. When both girls attend the Friday-night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass chaos. Chaos born from violence and hate. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together.
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The sisters are left behind by Laurel, a mother who never takes to mothering, then raised by their father and a stepmother who loves them as her own. When Laurel reappears to rekindle a relationship, they have disparate responses, but, in their love for one another, allow each other to follow their own paths. As their lives settle into adulthood along with their own questions of belonging, Laurel, desperate for another chance at family and happiness, asks for a stunning gift. The reverberations from the request and its answer will continue to transform the lives of the family.
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In Give , debut novelist Erica Witsell wades through issues of motherhood, sisterhood, queer identity, polyamory, infertility, and infidelity while never losing sight of the important central question: how do we choose to give love? Everything you are? A graduate of Wesleyan University and University of California, Berkeley, she taught high school for over ten years and now teaches English as a new language in Asheville. Completed for publication by her daughter Through My Eyes is an historical, educational, and wholesome book that families, adults, and children of all ages can read and enjoy together.
We are pleased to present this with our neighbors at the South Carolina Center for the Book! Celebrate the summer with a reading by local poets in our Poetry Atlanta Presents series. This reading will feature local and award-winning poets reading from their latest works. Much of the material has never been published and is collected at the Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia. Decatur Library Auditorium. Ceaselessly entertaining Historical-fiction fans should devour this.
The documentary Arthur Miller: Writer is an intimate portrait of the great American playwright and social critic, Arthur Miller, from the unique perspective of an award-winning filmmaker — his daughter, Rebecca Miller. Rebecca Miller opens the door to the man behind the icon, delves into the roots of his life as an artist, and explores his character — both its strengths and its weaknesses. This event occurs after the Library is closed for regular business. Please enter the building through the lower level, rear doors to access the auditorium. From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist and novelist copies a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love.
In the spring of , through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She woke up one morning and her entire history--the life she had lived--crumbled beneath her. It is the story of a woman's urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years, years she had spent writing brilliantly, and compulsively, on themes of identity and family history. It is a book about the extraordinary moment we live in--a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover.
We may have a few spaces due to no-shows, but we won't know that number until the start off the event. Ticket holders. Doors open at p.
The illustrations on display will be accompanied by a copy of book, or publication, in which the art appears. The zanny, live talk show centered on Young Adult Literature and Authors YA authors is a monthly program featuring interviews, games, music, and shenanigans with bestselling and emerging authors. The program is hosted by Vania Stoyanova, and is sure to be fun for the young and young-at-heart! New York Times best-selling writer Pat Conroy inspired a worldwide legion of devoted fans numbering in the millions, but none are more loyal to him and more committed to sustaining his literary legacy than the many writers he nurtured over the course of his year writing life.
In sharing their stories of Conroy, his fellow writers honor his memory and advance our shared understanding of his lasting impact on 20th- and 21st-century literary life in and well beyond the American South. Each author in this collection shares a slightly different view of Conroy. Through their voices, a vibrant, multifaceted portrait of him comes to life and sheds new light on the writer and the man.
We should thank a pollinator at every meal. These diminutive creatures fertilize a third of the crops we eat and in North America and Europe, bee populations have already plummeted by more than a third, and the population of butterflies has declined 31 percent.
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Protecting Pollinators explores why the statistics have become so dire and how they can be reversed. Along with inspiring stories of revival and lessons from failed projects, readers will find practical tips to get involved, and keep these pollinators fluttering, soaring, and buzzing around us. Jodi Helmer writes about food and farming while tending gardens and keeping bees on a small homestead in North Carolina. Created by Hal and Henry Jacobs the film explores the life of Smith who was a southern leader in denouncing segregation and white supremacists for several decades—paying a heavy price for it.
The author of Caraval and Legendary joins us to discuss the last installment of her 1 New York Times bestselling Caraval series, Finale! With lives, empires, and hearts hanging in the balance, Finale is the YA Fantasy read for the Summer. Our partners Little Shop of Stories is so excited to bring this afternoon of fun to the Decatur Library. Come out to see the bus set up in front of the library, and join us for an afternoon of activities the whole family featuring the Elephant and Piggie characters, a Reading Corner, and a Craft Station!
Revival: Lost Southern Voices — a two-day celebration of lost and under-appreciated Southern writers. During this literary festival, invited writers and scholars discuss favorite authors whose works no longer receive the attention and reading they deserve. This year the Georgia Center for the Book and the Decatur Library will host the events for the first day of the festival!
We invite the public, scholars, students, writers and lovers of good books to join us.
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The event is free, but registration is encouraged. Register at perimeter. Poetry Atlanta will celebrate National Poetry Month with this special reading featuring poets from the award-winning Sibling Rivalry Press.