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Decatur Branch – Dekalb County Public Library

215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030 United States

June 2019

Hometown Habitats: Stories of Bringing Nature Home

June 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Decatur Branch – Dekalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Inspired by and featuring renowned entomologist Dr. Doug Tallamy, this film presents inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation and the principals of coexisting with nature that are outlined in Tallamy's book, "Bringing Nature Home." Following the film, representatives from the Georgia Native Plant Society will address the importance of gardening with native plants and answer audience questions. View film trailer here: https://vimeo.com/176679147

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Disney Nature’s Wings of Life

June 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Decatur Branch – Dekalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Narrated by Meryl Streep, this film is an amazing look at the incredible -- but increasingly threatened -- lives of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, bats and flowers. View film trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VRvhFLRCk0

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July 2019

Fossil Fun

July 18, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Decatur Branch – Dekalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Make fossil imprints of dinosaurs, fossil rubbings, touch real fossils, and take home a shark tooth! Presented by High Touch High Tech of Greater Atlanta. Supported by the DeKalb Library Foundation. We will offer two sessions of Fossil Fun. Please choose one session to attend. Session 1: 1:30-2:15 p.m. Limited to 30 participants. Session 2: 2:15-3:00 p.m. Limited to 30 participants.

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DIY DNA Necklace Workshop with Decatur Makers

July 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Decatur Branch – Dekalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Get a closer look at your own DNA. In this workshop with the Decatur Makers you will make a DIY necklace with your own DNA inside. Pizza will be served. Please register online, call, or visit the Youth Services Desk to sign up. Support provided by DeKalb Library Foundation.

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August 2019

Decatur Book Festival: Cultured – How Ancient Foods Can Feed Our Microbiome

August 31, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Decatur Branch – Dekalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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These days, probiotic yogurt and other “gut-friendly” foods line supermarket shelves. But what’s the best way to feed our all-important microbiome—and what is a microbiome, anyway? In this engaging and eye-opening book, science journalist Katherine Harmon Courage investigates these questions, presenting a deep dive into the ancient food traditions and the latest research for maintaining a healthy gut. Equal parts science explainer, culinary investigation, and global roadmap for healthy eating, Cultured offers a wealth of information for anyone interested in making…

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September 2019

Maker’s Space: Take it Apart

September 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Decatur Branch – Dekalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Gears and motors, oh my! Ever wondered what was inside a microfilm machine? Want to see what makes a CD player move? We'll provide the screwdrivers and other tools to help you get to the interesting parts inside several different machines. As we take things apart, we'll look at how the components are used and connected, decide what parts we want to salvage, and make art with all the good stuff we find.

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Bits and Bots September

September 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Decatur Branch – Dekalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Join us as we experiment with robotics and electronics using Ozobots, Cubelets, Dot and Dash robots, and more!

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October 2019

Bits and Bots- October

October 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Decatur Branch – Dekalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Join us as we experiment with robotics and electronics using Ozobots, Cubelets, Dot and Dash robots, and more! Open to the first 8 participants. Support provided by the DeKalb Library Foundation.

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