Monday, September 22, 2008

October is ProjectRead month!

Jefferson County Library Cooperative presents

The Prince of Frogtown!

Read Rick Bragg's newest book, The Prince of Frogtown and see what the Public Libraries of Jefferson County are doing to celebrate ProjectRead!

Here at Emmet O'Neal Library:

Wednesday October 1st, Noon - The Brown Bag Lunch program will feature a film on the folk musicians and musical heritage of the Appalachian foothills

Wednesday October 8th, Noon - The Brown Bag Lunch program will hear from Alabama Humanities Foundation speaker Joyce Cauthen on "Fiddlers, Banjo Players, and Strawbeaters"

Tuesday October 14th, 10A.M. - The Bookies will be discussing Prince of Frogtown

Wednesday October 15th, Noon - The Brown Bag Lunch program will feature a film about one of Alabama's favorite storytellers, Kathryn Tucker Windham.

Wednesday October 22nd, Noon - The Brown Bag Lunch program will feature a film from the PBS series "The American Experience" which will examine one of America's first families of music, the Carter Family.

Tuesday October 28th, 6:30P.M. - The Genre Reading group will be discussing biographies.

Wednesday October 29th, Noon - The Brown Bag Lunch program will feature a film today about Shelby Lee Adams, who has been photographing the eastern Kentucky Appalachian mountain people for thirty years. Many claim she has exploited these people - our film today explores this controversy.

If you'd like to see Rick Bragg:

Friday, October 10th - Noon
Gardendale Civic Center, Magnolia Suite
Enjoy a special event with Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling All Over but the Shoutin' as he reads from and discusses his latest book, The Prince of Frogtown. This event will be held at the Gardendale Civic Center, Magnolia Suite. For more information, contact Lisa Keith, Gardendale Public Library Adult Services Librarian at 205-631-6639 or

Thursday, October 23rd - 6:30 P.M.
Vestavia Hills Public Library presents An Evening with Rick Bragg, author of The Prince of Frogtown, Thursday, Oct. 23rd, 6:30p.m. at the Vestavia Hills Baptist Church (2600 Vestavia Drive, Birmingham, AL 35216). Bragg will be discussing his latest book, The Prince of Frogtown, his third foray into his family history and Alabama roots. Bragg has again created a wonderful heartwarming story, full of laughs, great stories, and great truths about his perceptions of his father and his own turn at parenting his young step-son. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, contact Vestavia Public Library Adult Services Librarian Leslie West at 205-978-3683, or

Thursday, November 13th - 5:30 P.M.
Annual Birmingham Public Library Friends of the Library Meeting
Birmingham Public Library Friends membership is required to attend the event and you may join at the door. Contact the BPL Friends for more information at (205) 226-3610 or visit their website.

Happy Reading!

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