Birmingham Public Library Continues 75th Anniversary Celebration With
June Brown Bag Lunch Schedule
BIRMINGHAM, AL -- The Birmingham Public Library
cordially invites the public to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the
Linn-Henley building with following selected topics for the June Brown Bag
Lunch Series programs. Each Wednesday in June, beginning at 12:00 Noon, the
library will examine the following topics presented by various lecturers.
Wednesday, June 5
Learn how to rid your mattress of bedbugs, how to make chicken stew with
squirrels, or how to clean your ivory knife handles. Celebrate Alabama
history and travel back in time to 19th century Alabama with Alabama author,
Carol Padgett, when she presents Keeping Hearth and Home in Old Alabama.
Wednesday, June 12
Patterson Toby Graham, head of special collections at the University of
Southern Mississippi, will discuss his new book, A Right to Read:
Segregation and Alabama’s Public Libraries.
Wednesday, June 19
Birmingham novelist and historian Cathy Adams will introduce her new book,
Worthy of Remembrance: A History of Redmont, and discuss ways to
research the histories of Birmingham neighborhoods.
Wednesday, June 26
Retired Birmingham Public Library director George Stewart will show rare
volumes from the library’s Bible collection and discuss the history of the
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
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 www.bplonline.org or call