Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Monday, Nov. 28, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                                
Director of Public Relations             
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        
What: “A Christmas Memory” performed by Dolores Hydock
When: Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, 3 p.m.
Where:  Central Library, Linn-Henley Research Library, Arrington Auditorium, 4th Floor, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203
Details: Free and open to the public
Dolores Hydock to Present “A Christmas Memory” at Central Library on Sunday, Dec. 4
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) kicks off its 2016 holiday-related activities with the return this Sunday of an annual tradition by Dolores Hydock, a popular storyteller and actress from Irondale.
Hydock will present “A Christmas Memory” on Sunday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m., at the Central Library, 2100 Park Place in downtown Birmingham. Her performance will take place in the Linn-Henley Research Library’s Arrington Auditorium on the 4th Floor. Hydock, who performs across the country, has made her performance of “A Christmas Memory,” Truman Capote’s poignant reminiscence of his childhood in rural Alabama, an annual tradition at the Birmingham Public Library for over a decade. The program is free and open to the public.
As an added treat, Birmingham Breadworks will join BPL to share their own fruitcake creations. In "A Christmas Memory," Capote lovingly describes making fruitcake with a favorite relative. Birmingham Breadworks will offer a new twist on an old holiday favorite.

For more information on the program, contact Jim Baggett at or 205-226-3631. Read more about Hydock at Learn more about Birmingham Breadworks at
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