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The Great American Read brings America’s search for our best-loved novel to Decatur August 2-9. Drop by the Decatur Library at 215 Sycamore St. to visit the special interactive traveling booth and celebrate the power of reading through the prism of America’s 100 top novels. The Great American Read is an eight-part television series on PBS at the center of a national campaign to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. So tune in, get involved, check out the book list, and then check out the books! Want your favorite to win? – Cast your vote in person at the booth or online at www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read.

Decatur Library
215 Sycamore St.
Decatur, GA 30030

On view during regular library hours Thursday, Aug. 2 through Thursday Aug. 9, 2018

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Join the Pied Piper Parade as it makes its way through downtown Decatur on Wednesday, July 4. Gather friends and family, ride your bike, walk or skate in this community parade for anyone and everyone. Neighborhoods and organizations are encouraged to make floats and join the fun too. And don’t forget your red, white, and blue!

Parade lineup is at 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. Pedestrians will gather on the lawn and vehicles will be lined up by volunteers in the parking lot. The parade begins at 6 p.m.

The concert on the square starts at 7 p.m. in the Community Bandstand, featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band. Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9 p.m.).

This event is sponsored by the City of Decatur and the Decatur Business Association. For more information, check out http://www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com/see-do-play/special-events/fourth-of-july

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Open Office Hour (1)

Decatur will host its second Open Office Hour of the year with Mayor pro tem Tony Powers on Wednesday, May 23 from 7 – 8 p.m. Mayor pro tem Powers will speak for approximately 15-20 minutes on the topic of myths and facts of development in the City.

The community is invited to tune in to watch and listen via livestream, http://www.decaturga.com/city-government/city-commission/streaming-video, and will be able and encouraged to submit questions related to the topic live (beginning at 7 p.m.) via the following channels:
1. City of Decatur, GA-Government
2. Twitter: @downtowndecatur
3. Openofficehour@decaturga.com
4. 678-553-6568




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Alzheimer's Concert

Join the Dementia Spotlight Foundation, Alzheimer’s Music Fest and Laona M. Kitchen Foundation on May 14 at Eddie’s Attic, 11 am – 3 pm. for the Alzheimer’s music fest. Limited seats available, RSVP at vincezangaro@gmail.com as soon as possible.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in Decatur with Root City Market on May 12, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Decatur Convention Center/Courtyard Marriott, 130 Clairemont Rd.

There will be over 30 makers and artists selling local, artisan-made goods, a DJ, workshops, a kids’ activity with Sittersphere and more!

Follow along on social media @hellorootcity or sign up for Root City’s newsletter at hellorootcity.com/contact.

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Saturday, April 28 is Independent Bookstore Day. Here’s how Little Shop of Stories is celebrating:

  • Free coffee and doughnuts for early shoppers.
  • Limited edition Independent Bookstore Day swag for sale.
  • A special storytime with guest stars Elephant & Piggie.
  • Snacks in the afternoon while supplies last.
  • $5 Golden Tickets to benefit the shop’s On The Same Page community-wide reading program.
  • Authorly Advice Booth with superstar author Laurel Snyder from 1 to 3 p.m.

And starting at 7 p.m.:
Becky Albertalli and Emily X.R. Pan in conversation with Aisha Saeed

Little Shop of Stories will be hosting Becky Albertalli’s launch for Leah on the Offeat! (Becky’s first novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, was recently made into the movie, “Love, Simon,” which was partly filmed in Decatur). She will be in conversation with Emily X.R. Pan, author of The Astonishing Color of After, and moderated by Aisha Saeed, author of Written in the Stars and the upcoming Amal Unbound. Little Shop cannot wait to share these two phenomenal YA books with the community!

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Storefront Saturday, Decatur’s bi-annual boutique crawl, is next Saturday, April 21, noon to 5 p.m. Treat yourself to specials, prizes, snacks, and more! If you make a purchase at one more of the participating shops, you can bring your receipt up to the square (look for the Decatur Visitors Tent), and enter to win a giant Decatur gift basket filled with goodies from the local stores. Enter up to 20 times if you shop at every store. #shoplocal

Are you planning on joining us on Saturday, April 21? Check out the Storefront Saturday Facebook event page.

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The Amplify Decatur Music Festival will return to the downtown Decatur square on Saturday, April 14, 2018 with an all-star Americana line-up that includes The Lone BellowThe JayhawksAmanda Shires, and Parker Millsap. Atlanta-based folk duo Dwayne Shivers will also perform.

Tickets are available at AmplifyDecatur.org and through Ticketfly.com.General Admission tickets are $45 and include front-of-stage access on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP tickets (quantity limited) are $155 and include preferred seating with front-of-stage access, complementary beverages, and dedicated VIP bathrooms.

All funds raised at the third annual outdoor music festival will be directed toDecatur Cooperative-Ministry (DCM) to support its efforts to prevent and alleviate homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County. The 2017 concert series featured Lucinda Williams and raised $40,000 for DCM.

Amplify Decatur will also feature shows at Eddie’s Attic on Friday, April 13 and Sunday, April 15, with artists to be announced soon.

Full festival details including show times, the festival map, and food/drink vendors will be announced at AmplifyDecatur.org.

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The local businesses on West Ponce are pulling out all the stops for Friday’s Movie Night with discounts, movie snack packs, face painting and more!

Farm Burger – Lunch specials all day, $6.50 Agave Wine Margaritas, $5 Creature Comfort Bier Garden, milk shake specials, corn hole, face painting for kids all starting at 4 p.m.

Sushi Avenue – To Go specials all night including a free soda with two rolls, a volcano roll, dumpling combo, calamari, pork cutlet sticks, Takoyaki, and half priced Ramune.

Vivid Boutique – Pre order a special movie night snack box! Choose from an extensive list of candy, snack and beverage options along with fresh, hot popcorn all in an easy-to-carry caddy for $15. Order here.

Chai Pani –  $9.99 special for any sandwich + Indian chip combo.

Found Co. – The store is celebrating owner Jason’s birthday/movie night with cake and champagne. Check out the Facebook event page for details.

Mellow Mushroom – Selling pizza slices to movie-goers all night.

Aimee Jewelry and Gallery – 20 percent off Genuine Polish Amber Jewelry, 20 percent off German Designer Jewelry, 20 percent off fine jewelry from Turkey, and high fashion jewelry with Swarovski Crystal, stones and Cubic Zirconia are $25 each.

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Come out to the Square from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20th to experience the City’s proposed spending plan for FY18-19.  In addition to learning about the city’s plans for spending in the July 2018 – June 2019 fiscal year, the expo will feature music, food and prizes. A few of our city vehicles will be parked in the East Court Square turn around so since you were unable to make it to last Saturday’s Touch a Truck event due to the drizzle, take this chance to check some things out (before the rescheduled event on May 5th.) The event is free and open to everyone in the community.


Should the weather keep us from being outdoors, the event will be moved to the Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street.) Stay tuned for updated information.



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