Hot Times At FLPL In July!

By  | June 29, 2017 | Filed under: News

FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library has some HOT events set up for the month of July.  Here are just a few of the fun things you can do at the FLPL:

Book Talk/Signing – Mr. Brandon’s Bus: What I Heard on the Way to School by Tom Brandon
Thursday, July 13, 11:30 am
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
Come enjoy fun stories with Tom Brandon, a long-time bus driver who was named the 2013 Steve Harvey Bus Driver of the Year. Mr. Brandon will visit FLPL to talk about his book Mr Brandon’s Bus: What I Heard on the Way to School.

Mr. Brandon’s Bus reminds us of the wisdom of children and their uncanny ability to teach adults a thing or two. Mr. Brandon’s School Bus, published by NewSouth Books, collects in one volume the insightful and often humorous conversations children have had while riding on Brandon’s big yellow school bus over the years. You know the things your child hears at home that you don’t want repeated elsewhere? Tom Brandon says you can count on them to be told with gusto on the way to school. So climb on board and, as “Mr. Mucus” would say, “Sit back and enjoy the ride.” Hey, there are some things you just can’t make up.

Of author Tom Brandon, Larry Lee, Alabama’s foremost education blogger, says, “Each school bus is a little magic kingdom where fantasies come alive and the sweet innocence of childhood sometimes meets reality. With the keen eye and ear of a good storyteller, Tom Brandon has chronicled the great adventures of his riders with a talent that makes you see the smile and hear the giggles. Thanks to him for doing so.”

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

Not in That Onesie You’re Not: Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Thursday, July 13, 5:30 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

Comic book and film fans have been clamoring for years for Spider-man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and they finally got their first glimpse of Tom Holland’s take on Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War. Now that Spidey has gotten his first full MCU entry, come talk about Spider-Man: Homecoming at the library with other fans, with a discussion led by Stephen G. Melvin.Stephen G. Melvin is a Visiting Instructor of English at UNA, where he also serves as an Organizer for the Lindsey UNA Film Fest. He has been a comic book enthusiast since 1984, is a member of the Whedon Studies Association, and is currently producing a documentary.

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

Book Talk/Signing – Transforming the South: Federal Development in the Tennessee Valley, 1915-1960 by Dr. Matthew L. Downs
Thursday, July 20, 11:30 am
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

Dr. Matthew L. Downs will visit FLPL to talk about his book Transforming the South, Federal Development in the Tennessee Valley, 1915-1960. This event is in coordination with the exhibit Remembering the Great War: Alabama in World War I, which commemorates the centennial of World War I.Dr. Downs will discuss the huge impact of World War I-era government programs in the Tennessee Valley: government nitrate plants and hydroelectric dams at Muscle Shoals, Alabama, as well as the extensive work completed by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Transforming the South examines this transition from farm to factory and explores the dramatic reshaping of the region’s economy and how these projects drove social reform.

For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 27.

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