Renaissance, Wonder Woman, and more this October AT FLPL

By  | October 3, 2017 | Filed under: News
FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library has a plethra of events sechudelled for October.  Some are fun and some are interesting but be sure of one thing….allwill make you think and allow you to learn.  Visit the library today!
Indigenous People’s Day Presentation
Thursday, October 5, 6:00 pm
1st floor Colonnade
The Shoals Indigenous People’s Day Coalition will present a family-friendly, interactive presentation on native heritage. The event is cosponsored by the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area.
Poetry Reading with Tianna Clark
Thursday, October 5, 6:00 pm
2nd floor Reading Room
The Lynne Burris Butler Visiting Artist Series presents this poetry reading by Tianna Clark, the 2017-2018 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. This event is sponsored by the UNA Department of English.
Luther and Art (Alabama Renaissance Faire Lecture Series)
Sunday, October 8, 2:00 pm
1st floor Colonnade
For the second program in the 2017 Alabama Renaissance Faire Lecture Series, Dr. Lisa Kirch will talk about art during the Lutheran Reformation. Dr. Kirch is Assistant Professor of Art at UNA. This series is sponsored by the Alabama Renaissance Faire, the University of North Alabama, and Florence-Lauderdale Public Library.
Wonder Woman Screening and Discussion
Monday, October 9, 6:00 pm
1st floor Colonnade
Enjoy watching Wonder Woman with other fans at the library, and join us for a discussion led by film scholars Dr. Cynthia Burkhead and Anissa Graham. Together, we’ll explore the themes and significance of the first film featuring Diana of Themyscira. The screening and discussion is part of our Women Heroes and Villains series, sponsored by the UNA Department of English and the UNA Center for Women’s Studies.A History of Wonder: The Mythic/Literary Roots of Wonder Woman
Thursday, October 12, 6:00 pm
1st floor Colonnade

You’ve seen the movie, now learn the story behind Wonder Woman! Literature and film scholar Dr. Brenna Wardell will present “A History of Wonder: The Mythic/Literary Roots of Wonder Woman.” This event is part of our Women Heroes and Villains series, which is sponsored by the UNA Department of English and the UNA Center for Women’s Studies.Medievalspeake: A Medieval Worde Boke
Sunday, October 15, 2:00 pm
1st floor Colonnade
For the third and final event in the 2017 Alabama Renaissance Faire Lecture Series, Lee Freeman will present an author talk on his book Medievalspeake: A Medieval Worde Boke. Lee Freeman is the Local History Librarian at FLPL and a Board Member for the Alabama Renaisance Faire. This series is sponsored by the Alabama Renaissance Faire, the University of North Alabama, and Florence-Lauderdale Public Library.

She-Demons: Victorian Female Poisoners and the Science of Murder
Thursday, October 19, 6:00 pm

1st floor Conference Room
Explore murder and intrigue this October with Dr. Cheryl Blake Price, as she presents “She-Demons: Victorian Female Poisoners and the Science of Murder.” This talk examines the stereotype of the Victorian woman poisoner, giving several examples of real-life murderesses, to trace this criminal’s development over the course of the nineteenth-century. It argues that the increasing scientific sophistication of female poisoners caused a great deal of anxiety in a culture that was trying to determine the nature of women’s education. Do women have the capacity to learn science, and should they have access to scientific knowledge if this information can pervert their minds and cause them to commit murder? The answer the Victorians offered to this question may be surprising, and Victorian womenpoisoners offered female thinkers of the nineteenth-century a way to challenge male dominance of the sciences.

This event is part of our Women Heroes and Villains series, sponsored by the UNA Department of English and the UNA Center for Women’s Studies.

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