Main Library

Hollywood Rock & Roll

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, September 8, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pmMonday, September 15, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pmMonday, September 22, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pmMonday, September 29, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Hollywood Rock & Roll is a film/lecture series exploring the history of how rock & roll performers and their music have been portrayed in film.  The series will begin with the rise of rock & roll in the mid-50s with Elvis and other artists and track the growing popularity of popular music in films from the 1960s onwards.  Four complete films will be shown, as well as short film segments to highlight major performers and performances.  Documentaries and feature films will also be shown.  Each film will be introduced with a short lecture about its place in film

Monte Sano Views

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Experience Monte Sano Mountain as never before with rarely seen photos and maps from a private collection.  Go on a "Monte Sano Ramble" with late 19th century Judd photos, explore life at the CCC camp in mid-1930, visit early summer houses, and of course enjoy views of Monte Sano.

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

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