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Poetry, Poison, and more in October

By  | October 9, 2018 | Filed under: News

FLORENCE-The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library adds more events to the already jam-packed schedule for the month of October.   From Poetry to Doctors of Poision from the Vicrotia Era to information to help you stay healthy.

Please note that the library will be closed October 15 & 16 for maintenance, so stock up on books and movies now!

Image result for Tara Betts2018 Lynne Burris-Butler Poetry Reading
Featuring Tara Betts
Tuesday, October 9, 6:00 pm
The University of North Alabama presents a poetry reading with Tara Betts, author of Break the Habit, 7×7: kwansabas, and Arc and Hue. This event is sponsored by the Lynne Burris Butler Visiting Writers fund, the family of Lynne Burris-Butler, and the UNA Department of English.

Image result for scotland and the renaissance The Scotland/UNA Connection with Laci Rowe and students
Sunday, October 14, 2:00 pm
The Alabama Renaissance Faire sponsors a free lecture series at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library the first three Sundays in October at 2:00 p.m.

The second in the series this year is “The Scotland-UNA Connection,” by Lacie Rowe and the students in the Scotland Program at the University of North Alabama

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King James

 James VI of Scotland/James I of England with Dr. Jeffrey Bibbee
Sunday, October 21, 2:00 pm
Dr. Jeffrey Bibbee of the University of North Alabama presents the final event in our annual free lecture series sponsored by the Alabama Renaissance Faire.

Image may contain: 1 person “Doctors of Death”: Poisoning Doctors of the Victorian Period
Wednesday, October 24, 6:00 pm
‘Tis the season of death and murder, so join us for this follow-up event to last year’s popular “She-Demons” lecture, presented by Dr. Cheryl Blake Price, Assistant Professor of English at UNA. Dr. Price will discuss some famous cases of medical poisoners which occurred in nineteenth-century England. A spate of poisoning doctor cases, beginning in the 1850s, raised public fears that doctors could indiscriminately poison their clients. In reality, however, doctors were much more likely to murder those closest to them—especially their wives. Victorian authors realized the threat the poisoning-doctor posed to those in the home, and began incorporating this character into their writing as a way of exploring the growing power the field of medicine was exerting over the domestic sphere.

Image result for Right Bite: Diabetes/Healthy Cooking School Right Bite: Diabetes/Healthy Cooking School
Registration Required
Thursdays at 11:30 am, October 25 – November 15
Learn to prepare delicious meals and snacks to control or prevent diabetes and other diseases.

During four exciting lessons, you will learn how to:

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

Pre-Registration is a Must-Space will be limited. To reseve your spot, email or call 256-764-6564, ext. 128.

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

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