Lamb's fine debut novel about the travails of a troubled young woman was originally published in 1992. After quietly drifting into obscurity, She's Come Undone today sits atop the best sellers lists thanks to Oprah Winfrey's on-air endorsement. Lovable loser Dolores Price bounces from one tragedy to the next, retaining only her cynical sense of humor. Abandoned as a child by her father (who later tries to make amends, only to be met with Dolores's stubborn rejection), raped by a trusted adult, and later married to a philandering husband, Dolores nonetheless evolves into a cautious, wry adult. Kathy Najimy's sprightly reading is particularly strong when the narrative hits Dolores's adolescent years. For most popular collections.Â‘Mark Annichiarico, "Library Journal" (c) Copyright 2010. Read more about Bailey Cove Evening: She's Come Undone
In this workshop, you will weave a round basket, 6" in diameter with a handle. You’ll learn how to handle basket reed, how to start a round basket, how to shape a basket, and how to use colored reed.
Basket making is wet work, so wear old clothes and bring a towel. The instructor will bring all the tools and other supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop.
Join us at Bailey Cove Public Library on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 9am-3pm. A supply fee of $10 is due on the day of the event. Space is limited to 12 students ages 14 and up. Bring a sack lunch! Sign up today at 256-881-0257. Read more about Weave an Easter Basket!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 (All day) to Thursday, March 17, 2011 (All day)
All the storytimes at the Bailey Cove Library this week are "Go, GREEN!" to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the greening of spring. Don't forget to wear green -- we'll see you at the library! (see calendar for times and age groups.) Read more about "Go, GREEN" at Bailey Cove Storytimes!
Create a beautiful triangle scarf to wear on these chilly spring mornings!
Artist Crystal Kitchens is back at Bailey Cove with another fabulous class using the traditional technique of hand weaving. This triangle loom technique is like "magic" and requires no previous experience. With just one stroke, you make the warp and weave the weft.
First-time weavers will learn to make a triangle loom in various sizes, weave with continuous thread, and finish and join the triangles. Repeat weavers have a few options: weave patterns, experiment with colors for plaids or weave with cut thread in the log cabin pattern.
Join us at Bailey Cove Public Library on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 9am-3pm. A supply fee of $6 is due on the day of the event. Space is limited to 10 students ages 14 and up. Bring a sack lunch! The instructor will bring all the tools and other supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop.
PLEASE NOTE: this meeting has been rescheduled from the 12th! We hope to see you here at the Library!
In the 1950s the "wickedest city in America" was not Las Vegas but Phenix City, AL. Located just across the Chattahoochee River from Columbus, GA, and nearby Fort Benning, it was a notorious haven for gamblers, prostitutes (about a thousand in a town of 23,000 people), con men, and murderers. Worse, this cesspool of vice and human depravity was run by a corrupt political and law enforcement machine that thwarted any attempt at reform with intimidation and violence. But the 1954 assassination of Attorney General-elect Albert Patterson, who had vowed to clean up Phenix City, set events in motion that would change this town forever. Atkins's sixth novel (after White Shadow) and the first set in his home state of Alabama is a fictionalized retelling of this chilling murder and its dramatic aftermath. As reflected in Atkins's use of shifting narratives between the first-person voice of Lamar Murphy, a boxer-turned-gas station owner who becomes the town's new reform-minded sheriff, and the third-person perspectives of the criminals who stop at nothing to hold onto their power, this is the classic Western tale of good vs. evil, "played out not with horses and Winchesters but with Chevys and Fords and .38s and switchblades." The result is a gripping, superb crime story, all the more remarkable because it really did happen. Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: Wicked City
The first of the 3 canticles in "La divina commedia "(The Divine Comedy), this 14th-century allegorical poem begins Dante's imaginary journey from Hell to Purgatory to Paradise with his sojourn among the damned. There he encounters historical and mythological creatures -- each symbolic of a particular vice or crime. Translated beautifully by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: The Inferno