Signing day: Decatur novelist delivers personal history, truth and flare for fiction

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Sylvia Hornback has always had the ability to write.

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Library to host author, book signing

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Attention mystery lovers, the Decatur Public Library is hosting local author Sylvia Hornback Thursday as she promotes her novel "The Mallard Conspiracy."

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Critters and crawlers

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Racey Burden

Critterman, also known as David Klevin visited the Decatur Public Library Wednesday.

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Back home

Published Saturday, May 26, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Author Julia Heaberlin shakes a reader's hand after signing a copy of her latest book, "Paper Ghosts," Tuesday at Decatur Public Library.

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Libraries ready to rock summer reading

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County libraries have a full slate of summer activities to not only keep kids entertained, but also maintain and grow their reading level.

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Decatur Public Library to hold first book festival

Published Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Public Library will have its first book festival this weekend.

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Genealogical society announces 2017-18 programs

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Genealogical Society has planned its programs for 2017-18.

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Eclipse experience: Library draws crowd for viewing party

Eclipse experience: Library draws crowd for viewing party

Published August 23, 2017
By Racey Burden

Hundreds of people stood in the parking lot of Decatur Public Library Monday afternoon and looked to the sky.

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Solar eclipse viewing party planned

Published Wednesday, August 2, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Public Library will have a solar eclipse viewing party Aug. 21, starting at noon.

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Where’s the rabbit?

Published Saturday, June 4, 2017
By Joe Duty

Magician Mica Calfee of Riot Acts Entertainment amused kids at the Decatur Public Library Wednesday in the first of the library's summer reading events.

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Decatur Public Library offers mobile printing

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By David Talley

From wherever you're reading this, if you have an Internet connection, you can now print documents at the Decatur Public Library.

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Library to host book talk, signing

Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Researcher Dennis Blocker, who was instrumental in writing "The Heart of Hell: The Untold Story of Courage and Sacrifice in the Shadow of Iwo Jima," will speak at the Decatur Public Library 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10.

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Prehistoric Lesson

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Joe Duty

"Dinosaur George" Blasing talks with children during a presentation about dinosaurs and other prehistoric life at the Decatur Library Wednesday.

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Putting Wise County in check; Library offers community chess lessons

Putting Wise County in check; Library offers community chess lessons

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By David Talley

At 7 years old, Dylan Duran sat somewhere near the median age of participants in the Decatur Public Library's chess club Monday evening session.

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Local author to speak at library

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Local author Julia Heaberlin will talk about her latest book, "Black Eyed Susans," at Decatur Public Library 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17. A book signing will follow.

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New library programs to showcase art

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Jake Harris

Bluegrass music, stained glass paintings and live audiobook readings are coming soon to the Decatur Public Library as a part of the new "Fall Fine Arts" series that will start Monday.

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Labor of Love

Labor of Love

Published Saturday, April 7, 2012
By Kristen Tribe

Community commitment has built nationally recognized library

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