Bessie K. Russell Branch Library

Solving Family Mysteries Genealogy Class Community Read 2013

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Thursday, April 18th Solving Family Mysteries

Genealogy Class, 10 a.m.

 

Genealogy workshop focusing on using library resources to locate rare or hard to find information for your family tree.

Russell Readers Book Discussion Community Read 2013-- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Wednesday, April 10th Coffee, Tea or Murder:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 11 a.m.

 

Enjoy an informal discussion with the Russell Readers (R&R) Book Club!   We’ll talk about The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes while  enjoying samples of some

Sherlock-themed teas.

Understanding Type II Diabetes

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

You can raise your diabetes awareness during a seminar at the Bessie K. Russell Public Library!  Nutritionist Victor Owens will discuss the risk factors for type II diabetes as well as signs and symptoms of the disease, myths about diabetes and resources to help you manage the disease. The public is invited. For more information, call the Russell Library at 256-859-9050.

Russell Readers Book Discussion-- The Shoemaker's Wife

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

The fateful first meeting of Enza and Ciro takes place amid the haunting majesty of the Italian Alps at the turn of the last century. Still teenagers, they are separated when Ciro is banished from his village and sent to hide in New York's Little Italy, apprenticed to a shoemaker, leaving a bereft Enza behind. But when her own family faces disaster, she, too, is forced to emigrate to America.

Russell Readers Book Discussion-- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells - taken without her knowledge - became one of the most important tools in medical research. Known to science as HeLa, the first "immortal" human cells grown in culture are still alive today, and have been bought and sold by the millions. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today, where Henrietta's family struggles with her legacy.

Russell Readers Book Discussion-- The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

The Color Purple is foremost the story of Celie, a poor, barely literate Southern black woman who struggles to escape the brutality and degradation of her treatment by men. The tale is told primarily through her own letters, which, out of isolation and despair, she initially addresses to God. . . . during the course of the novel, which begins in the early 1900's and ends in the mid-1940's, Celie frees herself from her husband's repressive control.

Nutrition for Your Heart

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Nutritionist Victor Owens will be discussing what is heart disease; its risk factors such as High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, and Diabetes.  Also, he will discuss nutrition and what foods will decrease the risk of heart disease and its factors.  Come join us!

Russell Readers Book Discussion

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Marriage can be a real killer. 

Russell Readers Book Discussion

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

In May 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific and quickly sank, leaving behind only two survivors bobbing helplessly in the restless seas. One of them was Louis Zamperini, a 26-year-old airman who had overcome a troubled past to become an Olympic athlete. After 47 perilous days adrift on a raft, Zamperini and his companion survivor were rescued by the Japanese navy. He remained a prisoner of war until the end of hostilities. This riveting narrative by the author of Seabiscuit is the story of one plucky man. Now ninety-three, Louis Zamperini lives on.

Russell Readers Book Discussion

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Her life spanned fewer than 40 years, but she was the last Egyptian pharaoh and one of the most influential women of the age. She married twice, each time to a brother; she poisoned one and waged a war against the other. To this day, the life of Cleopatra VII (69-30 B.C.) intrigues us. This adept biography by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff tells us why it should. The true story of the woman behind the myth.

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