Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fiddlers, Banjo Players and Strawbeaters: Alabama's First Pop Musicians

Please join us on Thursday, February 7th from noon to 1 p.m. as Joyce
Cauthen, Executive Director of the Alabama Folklife Association, discusses
the pivotal role played by African Americans in developing the music at
the roots of today's bluegrass and country music.  In addition, fiddler
Jim Cauthen will demonstrate fiddle tunes that have been mentioned in
historical writings, slave narratives and early newspapers of Alabama.  Be
prepared to hear a musical treat of styles and tunes that are seldom heard
today.  An Alabama Humanities program sponsored by the Friends of the
Library.  Free admission.

Friday, January 11, 2013

January Family Movie Night

Please join us on Monday, January 14th at 5:30 p.m. for Family Movie Night.
One of sports’ toughest players ever takes on his biggest challenge yet –
fatherhood! A superstar with an ego bigger than a football field, Joe
Kingman is getting ready for the big championship game when the daughter
he never knew existed shows up.  Free admission.