Birmingham Public Library Explores The Past With
August Brown Bag Lunch Series Program Schedule

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

Wednesday, August 7 - “Interpreting Family Snapshots”
Frances Robb will discuss the role of the family snapshot in recording Birmingham history and will lead a tour of the library’s photo exhibit Common Bonds.

Wednesday, August 14 - “The Original Steel Magnolias”
Explore the myths and realities of Southern womanhood with Nancy Rohr, Independent Scholar and Alabama author

Wednesday, August 21 - “Get Out the Map”
Come view maps that show the development of Alabama from the “Age of Discovery” to the present in a slide presentation on the Rucker Agee Map Collection.

Wednesday, August 28 - “Bedspreads to Modern Art”
Carol Logan Newbill, Birmingham resident and quilt maker for over 24 years, will take you on a journey through the history of quilt making.

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.