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September Book Events


Monday, September 13th @ 7:15pm

Donald Sturrock has written a solid and definitive biography of one of the great writers for children and adults, Roald Dahl.  Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl covers Dahl’s remarkable life from his boarding school years and his flying for the RAF to his children and his marriages.  Sturrock’s research was in cooperation with Dahl’s adult children and both wives.

Decatur Library Auditorium

Wednesday, September 15th @ 7pm

Bestselling author, Sara Gruen, has a new book about the human-animal connection.  Ape House is the story of a group of Bonobo apes that are kidnapped from the Great Ape Language Lab and reappear as the stars of a reality TV show.

Margaret Mitchell House

Admission is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.

Reservations are required.  To purchase tickets, please call 404-814-4150.

Thursday, September 23rd @ 7pm

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker makes a special appearance to talk about her new book, Promise Me:  How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer.  She is viewed as the leader of the global breast cancer movement.  Her journey began with a promise to her dying sister.  The organization that she created bears her sister’s name, Susan G. Komen, and has fought to end the shame, pain, fear and hopelessness associated with the disease.

Agnes Scott College

Presser Hall

Saturday, September 25th @ 10am

Curious George Day

The Decatur Library has again been chosen to host “Curious George Day”.  Only a few libraries are picked each year to participate in the celebration of the very popular monkey.  The day’s events start at 10am and are for the entire family.  More information and details will be announced closer to the day.

The Decatur Library

Thursday, September 30th @ 7:15pm

Poetry Atlanta Night

The poets from Poetry Atlanta will be on hand for an evening of fun.  This event will include readings by several poets including JC Reilly, Eve Hoffman, Bob Wood, Ann Lynn and Jenny Sadre-Orafai.  Atlanta poet Collin Kelley coordinated the evening.

Decatur Library Auditorium

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