John Steinbeck program series: Celebrating 75 years of The Grapes of Wrath
We're still finalizing the dates for these programs, but check back with us here or on Facebook for updates!
The exhibit The Dust Bowl will be on display throughout the month of April. The Dust Bowl is an exhibition organized by the Nebraska Council for the Humanities in collaboration with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Dr. Susan Shillinglaw of San José State University will discuss the continuing relevance of The Grapes of Wrath.
Dr. Kenneth Vickers of Martin Methodist College will provide the historical context for the novel by discussing the Dust Bowl and its effects.
Dr. Lynne Rieff of the University of North Alabama will tie the novel to local history by exploring what life was like in rural Alabama in the 1930s.
Students from the University of North Alabama will present their research from their course “Special Topics in Literature: John Steinbeck.” The presentations will cover a wide range of Steinbeck works.
Pillar of Fire will screen film adaptations of Steinbeck works.
FLPL’s popular gardening series returns for 2014! On the last Friday of each month at 11:30 am, Chris Becker of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will share his expertise on a variety of gardening topics. We hope you join us for these events:
Get Dirty at the Library: Raised Bed Gardening
Friday, February 28, 11:30 am
Get Dirty at the Library: Blueberries
Friday, March 28, 11:30 am
Get Dirty at the Library: Herbs
Friday, April 25, 11:30 am
Get Dirty at the Library: Tomatoes
Friday, May 30, 11:30 am
Get Dirty at the Library: Rain Barrels
Friday, June 27, 11:30 am
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library’s guitar checkout program has officially launched! You can check out a guitar (complete with guitar kit and instructional DVD) at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the library. Guitars check out for two weeks. In order to check out a guitar, you must provide a credit card and driver's license and have a library card in good standing (no more than $5 in fines).
We are also celebrating our new music initiative with a series of videos featuring prominent Shoals musicians. Visit www.youtube.com/flplibrary to see these videos.