Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Friday, March 23, 2018
CONTACT:    Roy L. Williams                                
                        Director of Public Relations             
                        Birmingham Public Library                          
                        Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        

Central Library hosting Nosing Around Newspapers, Flannery O'Connor movie screening

What: Screening of “Uncommon Grace: The Life of Flannery O'Connor;” Q&A with filmmaker Bridget Kurt to follow
When: Saturday, March 24, 1-2:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library/Arrington Auditorium, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203
Details: Free and open to the public. Read more about the screening at this link:

What: Nosing Around Newspapers
When: Sunday, March 25, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Where: Central Library/Arrington Auditorium
Details: Free and open to the public

Birmingham, Ala. - Looking for something interesting to do this weekend in Birmingham before heading off for spring break? The Central Library downtown is hosting two free events this weekend that will be of interest to movie buffs and area residents passionate about genealogy research.

On Saturday, March 24, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., a film screening of   “Uncommon Grace: The Life of Flannery O'Connor” will take place in the Linn-Henley Research Building’s 4th Floor Arrington Auditorium, 2100 Park Place downtown. The movie will be followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Bridget Kurt. Read more about the event paying tribute to the movie star at this link:

On Sunday, March 25, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Arrington Auditorium will host “Nosing Around Newspapers,” a program designed to help genealogists navigate using newspapers to research information. With so many cutbacks in the media industry, this workshop will help patrons learn how to locate the newspapers they need and how to efficiently search them to discover everything from obituaries to scandalous news stories involving their ancestors.

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