Birmingham Public Library Plans An Artful Celebration For December Brown Bag Lunch Series Programs

BIRMINGHAM, AL -- The Birmingham Public Library cordially invites the public to attend the following December Brown Bag Lunch Series programs. Each Wednesday in December at noon, the library will examine the following topics presented by various lecturers.

December 4 - A Christmas Memory
Birmingham storyteller and actress Dolores Hydock presents “A Christmas Memory.” Truman Capote’s poignant reminiscence of his boyhood in rural Alabama is brought to vivid life in this performance.

December 11 - A Folk Christmas with Flying Jenny
On fiddle, guitar and banjo, Flying Jenny (Joyce and Jim Cauthen and Duncan Blair) will play lively tunes and sing songs that have been part of Christmas celebrations in the South since the 1800s. Flying Jenny will be joined for part of the program by Herb Trotman and Kathy Hinkle. Flying Jenny plays old-time string band music, which was the music of the American settlers from the British Isles and is a forerunner of bluegrass and country music.

December 18 - No Program Scheduled

December 25 - No Program Scheduled - Library Closed

The Brown Bag Lunch Program is a weekly program examining various topics of interest to the community. The programs are held in the Arrington Auditorium of the Linn-Henley building at the the Birmingham Public Library. Patrons are strongly encouraged to bring their lunch. Beverages will be provided by the Birmingham Public Library. Reservations are not required and all programs are free and open to the public.

The Birmingham Public Library and its 20 branch locations provide the public with the most current collections, as well as providing the most comprehensive research tools in the state. The Birmingham Public Library strives to inform visitors by hosting special programs year round, such as Brown Bag Lunch series and Alabama Bound, as well as children’s programs from toddlers to teenagers. These programs allow the public to meet and greet guest lecturers, musicians, authors and publishers. For more information regarding the Birmingham Public Library and a list of exciting, upcoming events, please visit or call (205) 226-3600.