Storytelling, Women in Agriculture, MacBooks Classes, and more

By  | May 11, 2017 | Filed under: News

FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library has several events scheduled to round out the month of May.

MacBook Series: Files, Folders, and Finder
Thursday, May 11, 1:00-2:30 pm
FLPL Reading Room

Have a MacBook but need some help learning to use it? Bring your MacBook for this computer class series. In this class, we will introduce you to files and folders and will teach you how to use Finder to manage files.

MacBook Series: Applications
Thursday, May 18, 1:00-2:30 pm
FLPL Reading Room

This class will introduce you to the applications that are pre-installed on most MacBook computers and will provide brief tutorials of those that are most frequently used.

Delores Hydock Presents “It Could Happen!: Stories of Hope and Possibility”
Thursday, May 18, 3:30 pm
FLPL Colonnade

In this new show, storyteller Dolores Hydock brings a collection of new stories of hope, possibility, and the simple things that keep us going no matter how crazy the world gets.

Dolores Hydock is an actress and story performer, whose work has been featured at a variety of concerts, festivals, and special events throughout the U.S. She has been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, has been Teller-in-Residence at Jonesborough’s International Storytelling Center, and her ten CDs of original stories have all received Resource Awards from Storytelling World Magazine.

Women in Agriculture: A Global Perspective
Saturday, May 20, 1:00 pm
FLPL Conference Room

Dr. Deborah Hellums, Director of Fertilizer Research at IFDC, will share the stories of women around the globe who have been empowered through agriculture. This program is the final event in FLPL’s Explore Earth exhibit and series.

Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet, a traveling exhibition for libraries, is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Exhibit partners include the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and Afterschool Alliance. Explore Earth is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Flashback Florence Scanning Day
Wednesday, May 24, 9:00-11:00 am
at the St Florian Senior Center

Your Family History Can Be Part of Florence History! Not only that, but we will preserve your precious family photos and documents so your family will have them forever.

You bring:
• Old family photos
• Family Documents (letters, postcards, handwritten recipes, etc.)
Photos/documents must be originals, not copies

We will:
• Scan your photos and documents
• Give you a flashdrive with those scans

Your photos/documents may be used in the official Florence Bicentennial Timeline. To learn more, call 256-764-6564, ext. 23 or 32.


MacBook Series: Internet and Email
Thursday, May 25, 1:00-2:30 pm
FLPL Reading Room

Bring your MacBook to the last class in our MacBook computer class series. This class will be an introduction to the internet, web browsers, bookmarks, and emailing.


Right Bite: Diabetes/Healthy Cooking School
with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Thursdays at
11:00 am, June 1-July 6
FLPL Conference Room

Learn to prepare delicious meals and snacks to control or prevent diabetes and other diseases.

During six exciting lessons you will learn:

• To choose healthier food at the store
• Prepare recipes lower in fat, cholesterol, sugar and sodium
• Control portions

This series will take place every Thursday at 11:00 am, from June 1-July 6.

Registration is required, and space will be limited. To register, email, or call 256-764-6564, ext. 28.

Sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System in partnership with The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

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