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Jennifer Keeton

FLPL Offers Free Classes for Unemployed Residents Through Coursera

May 30, 2020

FLORENCE-Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is offering free classes through the website Coursera, available to any local residents whose employment has been affected by the pandemic. People can request a free Coursera account by visiting www.flpl.org/athome ​ and clicking the Coursera link.   Coursera offers over 3500 classes taught by instructors from top universities and companies. There […]


Florence-Lauderdale Public Library Hosts Online Author Talks with Kristy Woodson Harvey and Susan Meissner

April 24, 2020

FLORENCE– ​Books and stories have the power to encourage and inspire, especially during times of adversity. Florence-Lauderdale Public Library hopes to do just that by inviting the community to read and discuss novels about strength and resilience. The library is hosting two online author talks in early May, using the online platform Zoom. Kristy Woodson […]


Florence-Lauderdale Public Library hosts livestream film discussions

April 12, 2020

FLORENCE-FLPL is hosting weekly film discussions through Facebook Live. The series is called Brenna’s Movie Club, and is hosted by Dr. Brenna Wardell, a film scholar and Assistant Professor of English at UNA (except for the Jaws discussion, which features a guest speaker). Folks can join us live and add their own questions and comments, […]


Florence Library Offers Resources, Programs While Closed

April 3, 2020

FLORENCE– ​Even though Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is currently closed, residents of the Shoals area can still use the library from the comfort of their own homes. The library is providing digital books and audiobooks, video classes, online storytimes, and more virtual programs, as a way to continue providing the community with access to learning and […]


Florence-Lauderdale Public Library Closing Due To COVID-19 Concerns

March 16, 2020

FLORENCE-A public library’s mission is to serve its community, and today, the best way we can serve our community is to keep it safe. Therefore, FLPL will close at 4:00 pm today (Monday, March 16) and will remain closed until further notice. Feel free to come in this afternoon to check out books and movies […]


Fines Suspended, Program Cancellation At FLPL

March 14, 2020

FLORENCE-Sunday’s scheduled event “Abolition, Women’s Suffrage, and the Right to Vote” taking place at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is canceled for now. The speaker is unable to travel in from Nashville at this time. FLPL hopes to reschedule for a later date. On another note… many of our patrons may be avoiding public places right […]


Come learn with us at the library!

March 9, 2020

  FLORENCE-In addition to our Voting Rights in America series, The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library will have two lunchtime programs this month for you to enjoy and learn.   Book Talk/Signing: Historic Alabama Bells by Thomas Kaufman Tuesday, March 10, 11:30 am Join us for a lunchtime talk with Thomas Kaufman, the author of Historic Alabama Bells. […]


FLPL Hosting Talk About Children’s Author Beatrix Potter March 16

March 6, 2020

  FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library willbe hosting a  talk about children’s author Beatrix Potter later this month (perfect timing for Women’s History Month and for Easter). These talks are always free at FLPL. Beatrix Potter: The Woman Behind the Rabbit Monday, March 16, 11:30 am Florence-Lauderdale Public Library Learn about the life of Beatrix Potter […]


Buried Truths Live: Civil Rights in the Shoals and Get Dirty at the Library all at FLPL

February 25, 2020

FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library hopes you join them for Thursday’s live podcast recording “Buried Truths Live: Civil Rights in the Shoals” Community members are invited to share their own experiences of living in the Shoals during the civil rights era during the event. Buried Truths Podcast Listening Session Tuesday, Feb. 25, 11:30 am Join us […]


FLPL To Celebrate Women’s Suffrage Centennial

February 24, 2020

FLORENCE-Lauderdale Public Library’s series “Voting Rights in America” will move into its second month, as the focus shifts from African American voting rights to women’s suffrage. Throughout the month of March, which is Women’s History Month, the library will host programs and exhibits celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which banned the restriction […]


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