Summer Events FLPL…Music…Quilts…Movies

By  | May 16, 2018 | Filed under: News

FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library has a host of events set for the end of May and June carrying us into the heart of summer from Books to Movies and Bicentennial Quilts…something for everyone.

Bicentennial Quilt Exhibit
Now through May 27
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

Come to the 2nd floor of the library to see a special exhibit of 13 quilts celebrating the 200th anniversaries of Florence and Lauderdale County. Members of the Batting Brigade Quilt Guild have created quilts with subjects including local buildings and landmarks, Native American heritage, and more.

The Batting Brigade Quilt Guild is a local group of about 55 members that is open to quilters and anyone interested in quilts. For more information about this exhibit or the Batting Brigade, call Mary Riley at 256-767-0673.

The Beach House
 Film Screening
Thursday, May 31, 6:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

Get ready to meet Mary Alice Monroe with this free screening of The Beach House, the brand new Hallmark movie based on the first book in Monroe’s Beach House series.

When Cara finds her life spinning out of control, she returns to the scenic Lowcountry to visit her mother. Before long, the rhythms of the island open her heart in wonderful ways as she repairs the family beach house, becomes a bona fide “turtle lady,” and renews old acquaintances long lost. The film stars Minka Kelly, Andie MacDowell, Chad Michael Murray, and Makenzie Vega. Special thanks to Hallmark for allowing us to host this screening. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 128.

Summer Concert Series: Kimi Samson
Saturday, June 2, 3:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

This year’s Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock, so we’re celebrating with a series of free concerts at FLPL. For this event, classical violinist Kimi Samson will perform. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 128

 

An Evening with Mary Alice Monroe
Tuesday, June 5, 5:30 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
Tickets: $35

Florence-Lauderdale Public Library presents an evening with New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe! Tickets are $35 each and include entry to Monroe’s talk and signing, a copy of her latest book Beach House Reunion, and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at www.flpl.org/beachhouse and at the library.

Mary Alice Monroe is the author of more than a dozen novels, including The Beach House series and the Lowcountry Summer series. This year, The Beach House was adapted into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Andie MacDowell and Minka Kelly. Monroe has received numerous awards for her writing, including the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing, the 2014 South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence, the RT Lifetime Achievement Award, and the International Book Award for Green Fiction. An active conservationist, she lives in the lowcountry of South Carolina. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 128.

Meet Mary Alice Monroe
Wednesday, June 6, 11:30 am
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
Free

Join us for this free event featuring New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe. She will be talking about her latest book, Beach House Reunion. Her book The Beach House was recently adapted into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Minka Kelly and Andie MacDowell. Books will be available to purchase at the event. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext.128.

Summer Concert Series: Andy Baxter
Saturday, June 9, 3:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

This year’s Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock, so we’re celebrating with a series of free concerts at FLPL. For this event, singer/songwriter Andy Baxter, of the band Penny and Sparrow, will perform. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 128.

Summer Concert Series: Singing River Steel
Saturday, June 23, 3:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

This year’s Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock, so we’re celebrating with a series of free concerts at FLPL. This event will feature Singing River Steel, a new percussion ensemble at the University of North Alabama. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 128.

Summer Concert Series: Caleb Elliott
Saturday, June 30, 3:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

This year’s Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock, so we’re celebrating with a series of free concerts at FLPL. For this event, singer/songwriter Caleb Elliott will perform.

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