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 printed Bible.

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.