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Membership Renewal - It's time to renew your Friends of the Library membership for 2022/2023 Membership renewal form - Thanks for your continuing support!

Books Between Bites - September 7th- Empire of the Summer Moon by S.W. Gwynn. Reviewed by Donald Chamberlain

Second Saturday Book Sale - The next Second Saturday Book Sale will be in October.

Labor Day Booksale will be on September 4th and 5th at the Civic Center.



Labor Day Used Book Sale is Back

The Decatur Friends of the Library Used Book Sale coming Sep 4-5 at the Decatur Civic Center

Used books of all types will be waiting for you.

Public Sale Hours:
Sunday 11 AM- 5PM
Monday 9AM-3 PM
Early shopping exclusively for Members of Friends of the Library: Sunday 9-11 AM
(There is still time to become a Friends member: Sign-up on-site Sunday morning.
$15 for individual; $25 for family)

Sunday prices: Hardbacks $1, paperbacks 50 cents
Monday prices: Hardbacks 50 cents, paperbacks 25 cents or fill one of our large paper grocery
bags for $5.
Cash, check or credit/debit (with minimum $25 purchase)

All proceeds of the sale support programs at your Decatur Public Library



Please join us Sep 7, at 12:15 in the Decatur Public Library’s Madden Auditorium

Book Title: Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

Author: S.W. Gwynn Presenter: Donald Chamberlain

Donald Chamberlain will review the book Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and
Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S.W. Gwynn. Don is a
Decatur native, a retired teacher and owner of “Mindmeld Photography.” His experience as a high
school teacher, his award-winning photography and his enthusiasm for his topics make him a much
sought-after speaker and presenter. Empire of the Summer Moon, written in 2010, traces the rise and
fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. During their history they
often took prisoners. One prisoner was a 9-year-old girl from Texas named Cynthia Parker. She
eventually became an adopted member of the tribe, married a Comanche chief and one of her sons
Quanah Parker was the last major chief of the Comanche tribe and helped them to adjust to
reservation life.


Books Between Bites is a free program at the Decatur Public Library, sponsored by Friends of Decatur Library



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Second Saturday Book Sale - The Friends of the Library will hold the next Second Saturday Book Sale in October, 2022 at our regular time from 930 until 1230 on the second floor of the library.

We are also having weekday book sales on Mondays 10:30-12:30 and Thursdays 12:30-3:30.

See you there! Thanks!