Main Library

Clone of Clone of Friends of the Library 25 cent sale

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Clone of Friends of the Library 25 cent sale

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Honeybees and Beekeeping

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:45am - 1:00pm

Learn interesting and mostly unknown facts about honeybees - what they do, how they do it and their most unusual physical characteristics.  For instance, did you know they depend heavily on odors and sound, yet have no nose or ears?  Also, pollination by honeybees and its value to humankind will be discussed. 

Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:45am - 1:00pm

Emma Lazarus wrote the famous sonnet "The New Colossus" which graces the Statue of Liberty, holding aloft the beacon of light and democracy, welcoming all to our nation.  Who was she and what influenced her to compose those famous lines?  This presentation will highlight her as a gifted woman whose ideas spanned the past, encompassed her present and heralded the future.

American Red Cross Preparedness

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 11:45am - 1:00pm

Alabama is the second most disaster prone state in the United States next to Oklahoma, and Madison County is the most disaster prone county in Alabama. The American Red Cross is engaged inproviding Community Disaster Education, a program in which trained volunteers and/or staff meet with agencies, churches and organizations to present information on what disasters are, how to prepare for disasters, and how to cope with a disaster when we are confronted with one.

Meet the Author: Mark McCarter

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sports columnist Mark McCarter discusses his new book, Never a Bad Game – an inside look at Southern League baseball.  Mark takes the reader through the dugout, clubhouses, and buses – introducing us to the events, teams, players, managers and accomplishments that make up the League’s 50-year history.

4-3-2-1 Leadership with Major General Vincent Boles (Ret)

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Retired Major General Vincent E. Boles discusses lessons he learned from leading American men and women into combat and coordinating the nation’s ammunition supply.  He’ll also share his journey to becoming a speaker and author about his own philosophy, “4-3-2-1 Leadership.”  General Boles hasn’t just read a book or two on Leadership; it has been his life’s work, conducted in the toughest crucibles of national service. 

"Murder at Main" Book Group

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

"Murder at Main" book group meeting in the Ranee Pruitt Room on the 3rd Floor

"Murder at Main" Book Group

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

"Murder at Main" Book Group

Acoustic Memories: A Celebration of Southern Music and Literature

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Music, readings, and musings by:

  • Rheta Grimsley Johnson
  • Frye Gaillard
  • Pamela Jackson

Tuesday• July 22 • 6pm
Main Branch Library
915 Monroe Street
For details, call Sophie Young at 532-2362.

Free and open to the public

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