Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Local Author Book Talk and Signing

On Thursday, September 13, 2012 at noon local author, Lottie Jacks, will
briefly discuss her first novel, Applegreen.  Set in post-Civil War Alabama,
the story revolves around Emily Whitworth, who after being rejected as a
child, sets her heart on a lifetime journey to find love.  After the discussion,
Ms. Jacks will be available to sign her book.  Please join us in the Bessemer
Library Auditorium.  Free admission.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Archives and Rare Book Room

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 from noon - 1:00 p.m. Jason Kirby, Archivist at
the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Library, will give a PowerPoint presentation on  the Archives 
and Rare Book Room.  Opened to the public in 2008, the collection includes antique seed catalogs,
garden club scrapbooks, plant press books, plant fossils and many other unique items.
Please join us in the Bessemer Library Auditorium.  Free admission.

August Family Night at the Movies

The Bessemer Public Library will be showing Dr. Seuss The Lorax on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.  Admission is free.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Art Gallery Exhibit

Come explore the artwork of local artist Dennis Earley.  His collection includes three oil paintings as well as a series of charcoal drawings entitled "Dreaming in History."  The charcoal drawings are intended to be interpretations of historical periods.  They focus on the cultural impact of discoveries and inventions, and some of the major figures of the eras.

The collection will be on exhibit in our Art Gallery on the upper level during the month of August.