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HMCPL Bicentennial

This year, Alabama’s oldest public library is celebrating its bicentennial in 2018, one year before Alabama became a state.

To learn about our full history, check out our interactive timeline here.

Help us celebrate on October 6, 2018 at the Early Works Museum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Schedule of Events:

10:30: Puppet Show

11:00: 1st birthday cake cutting

12:00-4:00 Green Pea Press

12:30: Puppet Show

1:00: 2nd cake cutting

1:00-3:00 Musician Karen Newsum

2:00 Laura Murray Workshop

Special guest Laura Murray, the illustrator of Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book Journey Through Our 67 Counties will conduct a children's illustration and art workshop based on her book. She will be signing copies of her book and and they will be available for sale.

The Bicentennial Poster contest winner:

First Place: Metro Town Library by Lily Denny and Katie Woodall



The Bicentennial Library Card contest winner:

First Place: The Future of the Library by Janice Hendrick