Get Out of Town, Cuba, and Gut Health in January at FLPL

By  | December 22, 2016 | Filed under: News

FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library will kick off the New Year with a little travel and a lot of books.  Just a few of the amazing events set up for your enjoyment for January.

NOTE:FLPL will be closed December 22-26 and January 1
for the holidays, but mark your calendars for these
January events at FLPL!

 

Cuban History and the Endangered Archives Program
Thursday, January 5, 5:30 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
Early in 2016, doctoral student John Harris traveled to Cuba as part of the British Library and Vanderbilt University’s Endangered Archive Project. The purpose of this project is to digitize birth, death, and baptismal records from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in order to make them available to the public for the furtherance of historical research.

Since the first phase of the project was completed in August, however, many changes have taken place, including the death of Fidel Castro. The future of US-Cuban relations is as uncertain as it has ever been. In light of these recent events, John will be presenting a brief history of Cuba, including its past of sugar and slavery. More importantly, however, is the history of US-Cuban relations. For all the animosity, the two countries affected each other profoundly in the twentieth century, especially the era before the Cuban Revolution in 1959. In this context, preserving decaying records and the precious information they contain is more important than ever.

John Harris graduated from UNA with a Masters in History, and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Arlington focusing on the British North Atlantic, the Caribbean, and Cartography. He received various awards from UNA, UTA, and Phi Alpha Theta for his research on the Machiavellianism of Henry VII.

For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 28.

Get Out of Town: Mother Ganges River
Sunday, January 8, 2:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

Our annual travel series returns for 2017! Debby and Bill Brown will share pictures and stories from their recent trip along the Mother Ganges River, which flows through India and Bangladesh. Join us each Sunday in January at 2:00 pm for a different speaker and topic! For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 28.

Book Talk/Signing:
Gut Instinct: Transform Your Life and Health with the Power of Your Gut by Carolyn O’Byrne
Monday, January 9, 5:30 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

Local author Carolyn O’Byrne will talk about her new book Gut Instinct: Transform Your Life and Health with the Power of Your Gut. Carolyn’s book is directed toward teaching truck drivers how to have a healthy diet on the road, but the author’s tips can help anyone who struggles to find time to prepare healthy food.Carolyn O’Byrne, CHT is a colon hydro-therapist, life coach, and wife of a truck driver. In the heart of the trucking industry, she directs her passion and knowledge towards drivers and their families by life coaching. She wants to reach even more people by using this book as another way to help others who are desiring progressive change in their lives. She is there to show them how to transform their future and to direct them to success, to health, and to a positive outlook on life.

Throughout her years of interest in true health and wellness, Carolyn has studied and applied to her own life these many different modalities. Her insight has also enabled her to help numerous others on their journey to health through her business, Life Coach Service, LLC. Her mission is to steer those who want results in the direction of good health, both emotionally and physically.

For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 28.

Get Out of Town: Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Sunday, January 15, 2:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

For the second event in our annual travel series, Dr. Jonathan Fleming, Assistant Professor of Geography at UNA, will share photos and stories from his trip to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 28.

Get Out of Town: Jamaica
Sunday, January 22, 2:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

For the third event in our annual travel series, Dr. Mario Mighty, Assistant Professor of Geography at UNA, will share photographs and stories from his trip to Jamaica. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 28.

Get Out of Town: Trans-Siberian Railway
Sunday, January 29, 2:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

For the final event in our annual travel series, Andy Thigpen will share photos and stories from the Trans-Siberian Railway.  For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 28.

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