March events at FLPL

By  | February 25, 2018 | Filed under: News

FLORENCE-It is going to be a busy month at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library.   There will be events where you get your hands dirtyor you can color away the stress. Also in March there will be a talk on “This Woman’s World: Saints, Educators, and Activists—A Snapshot of Local Women’s Work” .

Get Dirty at the Library: Petals and Pollinators
Thursday, March 1, 11:30 am
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
Our annual gardening series returns for Spring 2018! For this year’s first event, Taylor Reeder of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will give tips on growing flowers to attract pollinators. The series will take place on Thursdays in March at 11:30 am (excluding March 15). For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 128.

Get Dirty at the Library: Spring Vegetables and Seed Swap
Thursday, March 8, 11:30 am
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

For the second event in our Get Dirty at the Library series, Taylor Reeder of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will help you have a great vegetable garden this spring. Plus, her talk will be followed by a Seed Swap, so bring some of those seeds you’ve been saving and trade them with your neighbors! The series will take place on Thursdays in March at 11:30 am (excluding March 15). For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 128.

Amazing Alabama Coloring Book Talk and Workshop
Saturday, March 10, 10:30 am
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

Author/illustrator Laura Murray will visit FLPL to talk about her coloring book Amazing Alabama and to lead a coloring workshop. All ages of coloring fans are welcome! Laura will also sell and sign copies of her coloring book at the event.

Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book Journey Through Alabama’s 67 Counties is a delightful, one-of-a-kind coloring book whose publication coincides with two significant bicentennial celebrations: the 2017 anniversary of Alabama becoming a territory and the 2019 anniversary of Alabama becoming a state. It is designed to to engage youngsters and adult coloring book enthusiasts in learning about the unique character of our nation’s 22nd state.

Every county in Alabama is featured in Amazing Alabama with an appealing line drawing of its iconic and lesser-known sites―historical, geographical, topographical, industrial and commercial, and more. Companion text identifies and provides context for the pictured elements. The book provides a comprehensive educational snapshot of all that is special about the state.

Author/illustrator Laura Murray was inspired to create Amazing Alabama, her first coloring book, after moving to Alabama with her husband from Georgia. Together, they made many road trips, which introduced her to the state’s history, its scenic highways and byways, its commercial centers and rustic small towns. Her coloring book showcases some of her favorite discoveries―the historic U.S. Post Office in Etowah County, Hatchet Creek in Coosa County, the pitcher plant bog in Chilton County, and much more. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 128.

 
This Woman’s World: Saints, Educators, and Activists–A Snapshot of Local Women’s Work
Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

In celebration of Women’s History Month, “This Woman’s World: Saints, Educators, and Activists—A Snapshot of Local Women’s Work” offers an inspiring portrait of some of the diverse work done by local women, from community activism to prison literacy to writing a life of female saints.
The event’s speakers will address the challenges and opportunities of their own work and illustrate the importance of women’s work to our community. Speakers include Camille Bennett of Project Say Something, Dr. Nancy Atkinson and Dr. Katie Owens-Murphy of UNA’s Department of English, Dr. Yaschica Williams of UNA’s Department of Sociology and Family Studies, and Dr. Lynne Rieff of UNA’s Center for Women’s Studies. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 128

 
Get Dirty at the Library: Garden & Landscape Pest Management
Thursday, March 22, 11:30 am
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

Taylor Reeder of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will help you troubleshoot any pest problems you have in your garden or lawn. The Get Dirty at the Library series takes place on Thursdays in March at 11:30 am (excluding March 15). For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 128.
 
Get Dirty at the Library: Urban Forestry/Tree Maintenance
Thursday, March 29, 11:30 am
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

Even seasoned gardeners are often unprepared when it comes to caring for their trees. For the final event in our Spring 2018 gardening series, Taylor Reeder of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will talk about Urban Forestry/Tree Maintenance. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 128.
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