Bring your lunch and
join us on Wednesdays at noon in the third floor auditorium of the
Linn-Henley Research Building. We’ll provide beverages. For more
information, call 226-3604.
Ancestor Searching in Government Documents
Yvonne Crumpler from the Library’s Southern History Department will
talk about records of genealogical value such as the Alabama Coal Mine
Inspector Reports, the American State Papers, and the state militia lists.
Alabama’s Mysteries and Legends: Strange But True Tales from
the Heart of Dixie
Alan Brown, professor of literature at the University of West Alabama
in the Department of Languages and Literature, will present this program
on Alabama folktales. From the meteor shower of 1833 to the crying pecan
tree of Butler, Professor Brown recounts and examines legends told across
Caribbean Steel Drums Serenade
Join us as Jim Pate, our preeminent reference librarian of many hidden
talents, demonstrates the steel drums that he constructed and learned to
play. A journey to the Caribbean with a free concert at noon, what a great
way to spend a lunch hour.
Identity Theft: The High-Tec Crime
Paul Daymond, community outreach coordinator for the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, will give suggestions for avoiding identify theft. Come
learn how you can prevent this happening to you.
Summer Food Hazards
Come hear a representative from the Jefferson County Department of
Public Health present a program on summer food safety. We all love potato
salad, barbeque, cole slaw, and deviled eggs however these wonderful
dishes can make you sick if not prepared properly. Learn how to prepare,
store, and serve your delicious dishes safely.
What is the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham?
Please join us to hear Kate Nielsen, president of the Community
Foundation of Greater Birmingham, and Jim King, development officer,
explain how the funds of the Community Foundation work. Nielsen and King
will also inform you how these funds can be included in your financial or
The Houses We Live In
Alabama historian Frances Robb will examine how houses shape the lives
of those who live in them, and how those people shape their houses into
homes. Ms. Robb’s slide presentation will illustrate American houses
from log cabins to the modern home
Blessed Are The Peacemakers
Dr. Jonathan Bass will discuss his book, Blessed are the Peacemakers:
Martin Luther King, Jr., Eight White Religious Leaders, the Media, and the
Letter from the Birmingham Jail. Featured recently on National Public
Radio, Bass is the first historian to explore the complex history of King’s
letter and the impact that it had on the lives of the clergymen being
Vulcan and his Restoration
Stewart Dansby of the Vulcan Park Foundation will discuss the latest
developments in the effort to restore Birmingham’s Vulcan statue and
plans for the future of Vulcan Park. An exhibit accompanying the talk will
feature photographs, artifacts and other items from the Birmingham Public
Library Archives relating to Vulcan.