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Jennifer Keeton

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 […]

Award-Winning Civil Rights Podcast ‘Buried Truths’ Comes to Florence

February 17, 2020

FLORENCE – Florence-Lauderdale Public Library will host a live episode of the Peabody-winning civil rights podcast Buried Truths on Thursday, February 27, at 6 p.m. The event will be co-hosted by Pulitzer-winning author, journalist, and professor Hank Klibanoff and TimesDaily journalist Sherhonda Allen. The program will focus on race relations in the Shoals area during […]

Florence-Lauderdale Public Library to Explore Voting Rights in February and March

February 11, 2020

FLORENCE– ​Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is hosting an in-depth series of programs, exhibits, and discussions exploring the history of voting rights. The “Voting Rights in America” series commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment, which banned the restriction of voting based on race, and the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which banned the restriction […]

Author Lunch with Marie Benedict at FLPL February 5

January 18, 2020

FLORENCE-Join the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library for an author lunch with New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict!  The luncheon will be February 5 from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM.  Tickets are $35.00 for the event. Marie will be talking about her latest novel Lady Clementine, which explores the life of Clementine Churchill, whose story is […]

FLPL Friends Bookstore Half Price Sale

January 12, 2020

FLORENCE-Pass the winter hours with stacks of great used books! The Friends Bookstore, located on the first floor of Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, will be hosting a half price sale from January 17 through January 26! All books, music, and movies (everything except our handmade bookmarks) will be half off. Proceeds from the Friends Bookstore help […]

Get Out of Town series at FLPL for 2020

December 22, 2019

FLORENCE-Florence-Lauderdale Public Library’s annual Get Out of Town travel series returns for January 2020. Each week, a different speaker shares stories and photos from a recent trip to a fascinating destination. Get Out of Town takes place on Sundays in January at 2:00 pm. Each week. Get Out of Town: Greece, Switzerland, and Germany with […]

Hamilton talk and singalong at FLPL

November 26, 2019

FLORENCE –  ​Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is hosting a special Hamilton ​night in anticipation of the smash musical’s upcoming performances in Nashville. The library’s event will be on Tuesday, December 10 and will start at 5:30 p.m. with a lecture on Aaron Burr, followed by a Hamilton​           ​ sing-along at 6:15 p.m.   Author and historian […]

Ghosts Over the Boiler Exhibit Talk at FLPL

November 17, 2019

  FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library will be hosting an exhibit from members of Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty: Exhibit Talk – Ghosts Over the Boiler: Voices from Alabama’s Death Row Thursday, November 21, 5:30 pm Florence-Lauderdale Public Library Learn about capital punishment from the perspective of those who are on Alabama’s death row. […]

Florence Library Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

October 28, 2019

FLORENCE-November is Native American Heritage Month, and Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is celebrating by hosting a series of free events for all ages. The series will kick off with an Indigenous People Storytelling and Sharing Day on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free event will feature stories, demonstrations, and educational talks. […]

FLPL November Events And Friends Gala

October 24, 2019

 FLORENCE-Become a friend to the library.  The library will close at 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 24 for the Friends of the Library Gala. The Gala will begin a 5:00 pm, and if you’d like to join the Friends and attend, dues will be payable at the door. Levels of annual membership are: Individual – […]

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