Press Release - Detail
For Immediate Release
Sandi Lee
Public Services Coordinator
Birmingham Public Library
(205) 226-3742

October 2009 Brown Bag Programs at the Birmingham Public Library

Come join us at noon on Wednesdays in the Richard Arrington Auditorium of the Central Library for April’s Brown Bag programs.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 --- Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale
This fall, the Birmingham Museum of Art will host the exhibition “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery” (October 4, 2009 - January 10, 2010). This major exhibition includes 230 masterpieces of American art, including John Trumbull's iconic painting, The Declaration of Independence, which has appeared in nearly every American history textbook and on the back of the $2 bill. Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, PhD, Curator of American Art, will give an illustrated talk about this important exhibition, and share the fascinating stories behind the works of art.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Musical Mystery Tour
Hear Peggy Ehrhart, author and musician, talk about books that deal with mysteries that have musical themes. Inspired by her book, Sweet Man is Gone, Ehrhart tells the story about the world of a struggling blues band.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 --- Grim and Bear It
Something’s gone terribly wrong in the world of fairy tales. All of your favorite villains get pink slips when the Front Office decides that they are too scary for children. Join the Seasoned Performers as they help the bad guys remind audiences of the importance of familiar stories and the value of wisdom that comes with age.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 ---Digging Out of the Great Depression-Federal Programs At Work
Join us for a look at the new photographic exhibit by Birmingham Historical Society showcasing the Birmingham area's public architecture and landscapes produced in the 1930s.

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