Birmingham Public Library Unwraps July Brown
Bag Lunch Program Schedule

BIRMINGHAM, AL -- The Birmingham Public Library cordially invites the public to attend the following programs for the July Brown Bag Lunch Series. Each Wednesday in July, beginning at 12:00 Noon, the library will examine the following topics presented by various lecturers.

Wednesday, July 10
Susan Swagler, Birmingham News book columnist, will discuss different kinds of book groups. She will give tips on what works and what doesn’t when organizing a group.

Wednesday, July 17
Marlin Barton will read from his collection of short stories, The Dry Well, all of which are set in Alabama. Mr. Barton also teaches creative writing to juvenile offenders in the “Writing Out Stories” program.

Wednesday, July 24
Scholar Pam Kingsbury ties the themes of literary giant John Steinbeck to contemporary Southern authors Rick Bragg and Homer Hickam. This program was designed by the Leeds Library for the Steinbeck Centennial.

Wednesday, July 31
Dolores Hydock, actress, storyteller, and writer will present a solo theater selection from one of her favorite works of fiction. Ms. Hydock’s performances are always entertaining and creative.

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.