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Sponsor a library holiday tree

We're planning our annual Festival of Trees display at the Main Library downtown, 915 Monroe St. This event is an opportunity for community nonprofit organizations to promote themselves and their events. Read more »

Alabama Girls Collaborative Project

The National Girls Collaborative Project is growing into Alabama. Help us launch the Alabama Girls Collaborative Project on Monday, December 9, at 1 p.m. at the Main Library downtown. Read more »

For military families: a roadmap to less stress about money

Feeling a bit stressed when it comes to money?  Nearly two thirds of the U.S. military families feel the same way.  Good news: you can reduce your stress! recently published this roadmap to working your way through your financial worries. Read more »

How to Do Things: African Drumming

Our African drumming class has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library downtown. Read more »

Health Forum: Digestion

Dr. Jason Kinzel of the Digestive Disease Center talks about digestive issues and treatments on Tuesday, November 19, at 11 a.m. in the second-floor Events Room of the Main Library downtown.

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Money Management Resources for Members of the Military

Here's an interesting resource page from Loyola University, featuring Money Management resources for members of the military community. It includes federal as well as private sources and tools to help families and members of the military manage their financial resources, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, relocation, deployment, reunion, and the particular concerns of families with special-needs members. Read more »

Health Forum: Flu

Dr. Susie Lynn talks about influenza and how to take care of yourself if the bug bites you on Tuesday, December 17, at 11 a.m. at the Main Library. Read more »

Meet the Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

Just in time for Christmas, New York Times bestseller Sena Jeter Naslund comes back to the Library to discuss her new book, The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman: A Novel. Read more »

CANCELLED: Video Chat with Author Daniel R. Schwarz

Meet New York author Dan Schwarz in this special video chat, and discuss his book Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009. Read more »

The Poetry of Alabama Music

Acclaimed author Frye Gaillard and musical artist Kathryn Scheldt intertwine music and poetry in this special literary concert on Sunday, August 25, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. Read more »

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