SPRING READER by wuxiangyu


									  T h e      P u b l i c        L i b r a r i e s         o f     B i r m i n g h a m / J e f f e r s o n                     C o u n t y

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                                                            VOL. 11              •     NO. 1           •     FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL                                     •     2001

   2001           he Birmingham Public Library’s
                  annual fair to celebrate Alabama
                  authors and publishers will take
place on Saturday, April 28, 2001, at the Central
Library in downtown Birmingham. The celebration
begins at 10:00 a.m. and lasts until 4:00 p.m. As in
previous years, ALABAMA
BOUND! will coincide with
Operation New Birmingham’s Magic
City Art Connection, making the city
center a great place to be on April 28.
     ALABAMA BOUND! brings
writers and publishers together with
readers and book lovers of all
ages to share their love of
                                                 IS COMING SOON
                                                                                                                                      Throughout the day in the Fiction Department on the
                                                                                                                                 first floor of the Library, some of the writers will take to
                                                                                                                                 the “author stage” to talk about their latest books, read
                                                                                                                                 excerpts of their work aloud, speak candidly about their
                                                                                                                                 own writing experiences, or recall their efforts to get
                                                                                                                                 published. The authors will take questions from the
                                                                                                                                                   audience in a Q&A session that has
                                                                                                                                                   become one of the most popular features
                                                                                                                                                   of the day. In addition to interacting with
                                                                                                                                                   the authors in these scheduled talks, book
                                                                                                                                                   lovers will have numerous opportunities
                                                                                                                                                   to mingle and talk informally with
                                                                                                                                                   authors and other readers in gatherings
                                                                                                                                                   throughout the building.
                                                                                                                                                        ALABAMA BOUND! is a
reading, writing, and                                                                                                            great place for people to meet favorite authors, discover
books. This year more                                                                                                            new ones, and learn how writers master their craft. It
than 50 authors will be                                                                                                          appeals to people of all ages and interests and honors
on hand in the Library                                                                                                           authors of all sorts. The honorees include fiction and
to autograph their books,                                                                                                        non-fiction writers, children’s book authors, romance
chat with readers, and seize                                                                                                     writers, African-American authors, and, this year for
upon the rare opportunity                                                                                                        the first time, some authors who write primarily for
to meet and talk with other                                                                                                      magazines, newspapers, and the World Wide Web.
writers. Distinct from any                                                                                                            The atmosphere is lively and fun. During the
other event of its type in                                                                                                       festivities books will be available for purchase and
the state, ALABAMA                                                                                                               autographs. Souvenir canvas bags and tee shirts with
BOUND! speaks about writing                                                                                                      the colorful and distinctive ALABAMA BOUND!
and publishing with an Alabama                                                                                                   logo will be for sale as well. Library staff members
accent. At this unique book and                                        ovingt                                                    will sell coffee and snacks under the trees in the
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author fair, the authors were born                       hor, V f her boo                                                                    Library’s Atrium Café-for-a-day. Outside the
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or raised in Alabama, they live and            labamhs a copy Women .
                                           s A rap                               s “And to whom is this book dedicated to” -                           Library in Linn Park, the Magic City
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work here, or they look to the state’s     autog ast Hote Bound 2                says Charles Ghigna as he prepares to                                           Art Connection will host
                                              he L      ama                      autograph a book during Alabama Bound
people and places for their inspiration, T uring Alab
                                             d                                   2000 at the Birmingham Public Library.                                                   artists from around
imagery, backgrounds, topics, and                                                                                                                                              the southeast.
themes. Alabama book & magazine publishing                                                                                                                                    Now in its 18th
will also be featured at ALABAMA BOUND!                                                                                                                                      year, this art
A number of publishers will represent their books                                                                                                                          show has become
and magazines and promote some of the wealth of                                                                                                                           one of the premier
literary material that is coming out of Alabama today.                                                                                                                   annual art events
     The third edition of ALABAMA BOUND!                                                                                                                               in Birmingham.
promises to continue the success of its predecessors                                                                                                                        ALABAMA
by welcoming both veteran writers and first-timers in                                                                                                                 BOUND! is a one-day
the daylong celebration. In the previous two years the                                                                                                              event on the last Saturday
event spotlighted a number of popular authors who                                                                                                                  in April at the Birmingham
will be back in 2001 for an encore engagement.                                                                 sA                                                 Public Library. The event
Returning authors include Rick Bragg (All Over but                                                              sign bama a                                     begins at 10:00. It is open
                                                                                                               duri s one uthor A
the Shoutin’), Vicky and Dennis Covington                                                                     Birmng Alab f her s nne G                        to the public with no
(Cleaving), Anne George (the Southern Sisters                                                                      ingh ama outh eorg                         applications to fill out, no
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                                                                                                                          Pub Bound         m
mysteries), and Charles Gaines (The Next Valley                                                                               lic L 200 ysterie              reservations to make, and no
                                                                                                                                    ibra 0 at        s
Over). Among the many other authors expected this                                                                                       ry.      the        fees to pay. Like all of the best
year are Robert Inman (Coming Home), Charles and               s Alabama author Dennis Covington                                                           things in life, ALABAMA
                                                               discusses one of his books during
Debra Ghigna (Christmas is Coming), and Marvin                 Alabama Bound 2000 at the                                                                   BOUND! is free.
Whiting (Vestavia Hills, a Place Apart).                       Birmingham Public Library.

                                                     SATURDAY • APRIL 28 TH
                                                                                              National Pig Day - Mar. 1. Drop by the
                                                                                              Youth Department and make your own pig
                                                                                              craft to celebrate one of man’s most
                                                                                              intelligent and useful animals.
                                                                                              Luck of the Irish - Mar. 13-17. Try your
                                                                                              luck at guessing the number of “gold
                                                                                              nuggets” in our Pot of Gold. Best guess              BROWN BAG LUNCH
                                                                                              wins a prize! Drawing Mar. 17.                       P R O G R A M S
                                                                                              Between the Lions Family Fun Night -                  At Birmingham Public Library-Central
                                                                                              Mar. 19, M, 6:30 p.m. Get introduced to
                                                                                              the newest bunch of lions on the block!               These programs are held at 12:00 noon in
                                                                                                                                                   the 3rd floor auditorium of the Linn-Henley
                                                                                              Go Extreme this Spring - Mar. 26, M,                  Building. The library provides beverages.
                                                                                              10:30 a.m. Be extreme during Spring
                                                                                              Break and join us for a rousing good time                                y
                                                                                              to begin your week of vacation. Please                             FEBRUARY
                                                                                              call 226-3655. Reservations required.
                                                                                              National Library Week - Apr. 1-7, M-F.                         A Musical Celebration
                                                                                              Come by the Children’s Department and                         of Black History Month
                                                                                              check out a good book! You never know                              Presented by
                                                                                              what surprise will await you!                         the Informaion/Circulaiton Department
                                                                                              Reading is Fun Week - Apr. 15-21. We                               Wednesday
     Activities Of The Jefferson County Public Libraries For                                  will be having a week long festival of fun                February 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
                     February/March /April                                                    activities to celebrate reading - Check our
                                                                                              monthly calendar for all the fun!                         MUSIC.... MUSIC.... MUSIC.
                                                                                              Jumping JellyBean Family Fun Night -                 Excellent performances from Carver High
                                              Irish Sweepstakes - Mar. 5-16. Do you           Apr. 16, M, 6:30 p.m. We will be having                 School, Jackson Olin High School,
           ADAMSVILLE                         have the luck of the Irish? If so, you just     all kinds of jellybean fun! Join us for all             the School of Fine Arts and others.
                                              might win the pot of “Gold.”                    the activity!                                         These promise to be uplifting wonderful
                                              March Madness - Mar. 20, Tu, 6:30 p.m.          It’s Not Easy Being Green - Apr. 20.                     programs that will set your senses
Children                                                                                                                                                 reeling and your feet tapping.
                                              Let the March winds blow you into the           Celebrate Earth Day with the Youth
Storytime - Every 2nd M, 3:30 p.m.            library for a family night of fun, fun, fun!    Department and create your own green                                     y
4th-9th grade                                 Please register by calling 595-9108.            project to take home.                                                 MARCH
Storytime - Every 2nd & 4th Th, 3:30 p.m.     Go Extreme This Spring - Mar. 27, Tu,           Birmingham International Festival
                                                                                              Salute to Hungary - Be watching for the              A Celebration of Women’s History Month
K4-3rd grade.                                 10:30 a.m. School is out, but the library is
                                                                                              date of our special celebration saluting                           Presented by
                                              in & we are taking it to the EXTREME!                                                                    the Social Sciences Department
                                              Please register by calling 595-9108.            Hungary!
                                              National Library Week - Apr. 1-7. Read                                                                             Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                        March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th
                 AVONDALE                     away your rainy days with books from the
                                              Avondale Library. Come by the Children’s                         EAST ENSLEY                            Presentations by local area scholars
         Birmingham Public Library Branch     Department & register to win an umbrella                                                             on the accomplishments and contributions
                                              that will keep you & your books dry.                       Birmingham Public Library Branch                   of women in our society.
                                              Happy Reading!
                                              April Showers - Apr. 24, Tu, 6:30 p.m.          Programs /Exhibits /Meetings                                             y
Tot Time - Every M, 10:30 a.m. Storytime                                                                                                                             APRIL
for toddlers including songs, crafts, snack   Let the April showers splash you into the
                                              library for a family night of stories, songs,   Ensley Area Presidents - Every other                           “I’m Alabama Bound”
& fun. Registration required 595-9108.                                                        1st Th, 6 p.m.
Once Upon a Storytime - Every Th,             snacks, crafts & fun. Please register by                                                             Wednesday April 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
                                              calling 595-9108.                               Gospelship Group - Every 2nd Sa, 2 p.m.
9:30 a.m. Stories, songs, & fun for                                                           ADEM/EPA - Every 3rd M, 12:30 p.m.                      Join us for programs that focus on
everyone. Daycare groups welcome.                                                             Future Investment Club - Every 3rd Sa,                  Alabama authors and their works.
Valentine Friends - Feb. 5-9. Help spread                                                     3:30 p.m.                                            These will serve as an introduction to the
some love by designing a special valentine                 BESSEMER                           Western-Olin/Jackson-Olin Class                       Alabama Bound book fair to be held on
to be given to a patient in the Children’s                                                    Reunion - Every 4th M, 6 p.m.                        Saturday, April 28th at the central library.
Hospital.                                     Programs /Exhibits /Meetings                    Councill Elementary School Reunion -
After School BINGO - Feb. 15, Th,                                                             Contact library for date & time.                                         y
3:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of                                                         Tax assistance - Jan. 16-Apr. 14.                            No reservations are needed.
                                              Moving Sale - Beginning Jan. 19 the                                                                    Programs are free and open to the public.
BINGO fun. Coretta Scott King Award           Bessemer Public Library will have an                                                                   For additional information call 226-3604.
medal books will be given as prizes.          ongoing sale of books & other items.            Young Adults
African American Read-In-Chain                Call 428-7882 for more information.
Family Fun - Feb. 27, Tu, 6:30 p.m. Come                                                      Story hour - Every Tu & Th, 10 a.m.
be a link in the reading chain, as we cele-   Children                                        Videomania - Every Sa, 2 p.m.                       Children
brate a culture rich with stories, poetry &                                                   Delta Sigma Theta Academy - Every
songs. Please register by calling 595-9108.   Storytime - Every W, 9:30 a.m.                  2nd Sa, 12:30 p.m.                                  Storytime for All Ages - Every Th,
                                              Individuals & small groups only please.         Girl Scouts - Contact library for date              10 a.m. Daycare groups are welcome!
                                                                                              & time.                                             Children’s Craft Day - Feb. 1, Th,
  Go Extreme
                                              Have A Heart - Feb. 1-8. Stop by the
                                              library & make a special valentine for the                                                          Afterschool. Children can come by and
                                              kids at Children’s Hospital.                    Children                                            make a craft honoring African American

     This                                                                                     Story hour - Every Tu & Th, 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                  History month.
                                                                                                                                                  Africa’s Greatest Children - Feb. 8,

   Spring!                                             BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC
                                                                                              Videomania - Every Sa, 2 p.m.
                                                                                              Easter crafts - Nov. 17, F, 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                  Th, 4:30 p.m. The Birmingham Civil
                                                                                                                                                  Rights Institute will be here with
                                                                                                                                                  a slide presentation about children.
                                                            Central                           Easter story & video hour - Every Tu
                                                                                                                                                  The Importance of the Civil Rights
   Join us for outrageous programs                                                            & Th in Oct, 2 p.m.
       during Spring Break 2001                                                               Spring crafts - Every Tu, 10:30 a.m.                Movement - Feb. 15, Th, 4:30 p.m.
       at the following libraries:            Children                                                                                            A speaker will be here to share with
                                                                                                                                                  children where we have come from
           Monday, March 26                   Tours - Group tours of the Youth                                                                    and where we are going.
         BPL-Central - 226-3655               Department may be scheduled by calling                             EAST LAKE                        African Stories - Feb. 22, Th,
                                              226-3655. Please call at least two weeks                   Birmingham Public Library Branch         4:30 p.m. A storyteller from the
                                              prior to the date that you wish to tour.                                                            Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
           Tuesday, March 27                  Storytime - Feb. 8, Mar. 8, & Apr. 12,
       Avondale Branch - 595-9108                                                             Programs /Exhibits /Meetings                        will be here to share a little of
                                              Th, 10:30 a.m. For ages 4 and up.                                                                   African culture through stories.
                                              Daycares welcome.                               READ ON - Every 1st Tu, 10 a.m. Adults              Pot o’ Gold - Throughout the month
         Wednesday, March 28                  Hearts and Hugs - Feb. 1-10. Make               can join us in a discussion of their favorite       of March, children can answer trivia
   Springville Road Branch - 856-0824         a valentine to brighten the day of a            book or books. We want your advice on               questions about their favorite books.
                                              child in Children’s Hospital! (Supplies         what books interest you. For more                   When they answer a question
           Thursday, March 29                 provided) We will deliver them before           information, call Ms. Wanda at 836-3341.
   Five Points West Branch - 786-2493                                                                                                             correctly, they may enter to win
                                              Valentines Day!                                 Neighborhood Meeting - Every 1st Tu,                the Pot o’ Gold. Children may only
                                              KISS - Feb. 14, M. Get a kiss from your         7 p.m.
            Friday, March 30                                                                                                                      enter one time per day.
                                              favorite librarian - It’s Valentine’s Day!
                                                                                                                                                  Jumpin’ JellyBeans - Throughout
  North Birmingham Branch - 254-6454          Celebrate Black History Month                   Young Adults                                        the month of April, children can
                                              at our Family Fun Night - Feb. 19,
                                              M, 6:30 p.m. Join us for a                                                                          come by and guess how many Jelly
       Fun starts daily at 10:30 a.m.                                                              Teen Craft Day - Feb. 3, Sa, 2 p.m.
                                              rousing night of family fun,                                                                        Beans are in the jar. For tips on
          Registration required.                                                                      Come celebrate African American
                                              playing Bingo for Books.                                                                            guessing, ask last year’s winner
                                                                                                          History Month by making a
                                                                                                                                                  Demetrius Huggins.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8                             We will be featuring                                            craft you can wear all
                                              books by black authors.                                              year long.

N A T I O N A L                    L I B R A R Y               W E E K                                       APRIL              1-7           @     YOUR               LIBR ARY!
                                                          Birmingham Public Library Branch     Storytime - Every Tu, 10:30 a.m. African-
                                                                                               American Read-In Chain stories featured                National African-American
                                                Children                                       in Feb. Classes, families, daycares - all                    Read-In Chain
                                                                                               welcome to enjoy stories, music, games &
                                                Storytime - Every F, 10:45 a.m.                films with Ms. Lisa and Ms. Nakita.                  Family Events – February 2001
                                                African American Read-In-Chain -               Valentines for Children’s Hospital Kids -            Join us during the month of February
                                                Feb. 23, F, 10:45 a.m.                         Feb. 1-9, after school and weekends. Make            for the 12th Annual Read-In Chain as
 REGIONAL LIBRARY                               Between the Lions - Mar. 9, F, 10:45 a.m.      cheerful cards for Children’s Hospital kids;
                                                                                               materials supplied, you bring imagination
                                                                                                                                                   we celebrate African-American culture
                                                                                                                                                   in stories, songs, poetry, music, dance
                                                                                                                                                   and crafts. Please contact the libraries
 COMPUTER CENTER                                                                               and love. All ages invited.
                                                                                               African Crafts - Every F, in Feb. 3:30 p.m.             listed below for details of their
                                                          EMMET O’NEAL                         Celebrate Black History Month (without
                                                                                                                                                           programs and to register
                                                                                                                                                                 to participate.
  February /March /April Classes                                                               homework!), for school age. Please register
                                                Due to construction there will be no           in advance as space is very limited.                  AVONDALE BRANCH LIBRARY
     Call 226-3799 for details.                 programming Feb-Apr.                           Go Extreme This Spring - Mar. 29, Th,                        595-5821
                                                                                               10:30 a.m. Celebrate being out of school!            BIRMINGHAM LIBRARY CENTRAL
                                                                                               Please call for details and to register.
     Birmingham Public Library                                                                 Bonnets & Bunnies - Apr. 13, F,
              3rd Floor                                             ENSLEY                     10:30 a.m. Easter Crafts: bonnets, caps,             EAST ENSLEY BRANCH LIBRARY
                                                                                               rabbits - please register in advance since                     787-1928
        Linn-Henley Building                              Birmingham Public Library Branch
                                                                                               space is limited.                                      EAST LAKE BRANCH LIBRARY
                                                Young Adults                                                                                                  836-3341
 Basic Internet - Introduction to                                                                                                                    EASTWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY
 the Internet                                   Girls Incorporated of Central                              FULTONDALE                                       591-4944
 Tu, Feb. 13 ..............10:00-12noon         Alabama/ASAEP-After School                                                                              ENSLEY BRANCH LIBRARY
 Tu, Feb. 13 .............5:15-7:15 p.m.        Empowerment Program - Every Tu,                Children                                                        785-2625
 Th, Feb. 15 .......................2-4 p.m.    4 p.m. Improve your grades and have fun
 Th, Mar. 8.........................2-4 p.m.    at the same time.                                                                                           FIVE POINTS WEST
                                                                                               Is This Space or What? - Feb. 7, W,                          BRANCH LIBRARY
 Tu, Mar. 13 .............5:15-7:15 p.m.                                                       10:30 a.m. Ms. Brooke and Ms. Brooke
                                                Children                                                                                                         780-8151
 Tu, Mar. 13 .......................2-4 p.m.                                                   will continue to enchant you with outer
 Tu, Apr. 10..............5:15-7:15 p.m.                                                       space stories.                                        INGLENOOK BRANCH LIBRARY
 Tu, Apr. 10........................2-4 p.m.    Storytime - Every Tu, 9:30 a.m.                How Do You Feel Day - Feb. 21, W,                             849-8739
 Th, Apr. 12 .......................2-4 p.m.    Storytime - Every W, 11:30 a.m.                10:30 a.m. Going to the Dr. and other                  LITERACY BRANCH LIBRARY
                                                Valentines for Children Hospital -             sneezy stories about “not feeling so good”.                    322-6371
                                                Jan. 24, W, 11:30 a.m. Materials provided.     Mice, Mice - Mar. 7, W, 10:30 a.m. How
 Basic PC ...“How do you turn this              African-American Read-In-Chain -                                                                           NORTH AVONDALE
 darn thing on”                                                                                about those mice? Join Ms. Brooke and                       BRANCH LIBRARY
                                                Every W, 11:30 a.m. during the month           Ms. Brooke and do a little mouse hunting.
 Tu, Feb. 6 .........................2-4 p.m.   of Feb.                                                                                                       592-2082
 Tu, Feb. 6 ...............5:15-7:15 p.m.                                                      Learn about Letters - Mar. 21. W,
                                                Festival of Arts Salutes Hungary -             10:30 a.m. Cat, Mat, Sat, Hat and Rat.                     NORTH BIRMINGHAM
 Th, Feb. 8 .........................2-4 p.m.   Call library for date and time. 785-2625.                                                                  BRANCH LIBRARY
                                                                                               Let’s learn to spell!
 Th, Mar. 1.........................2-4 p.m.                                                   Weather Watching - Apr. 4, W, 10:30 a.m.                       254-6454
 Tu, Mar. 6 ...............5:15-7:15 p.m.                                                      April showers bring May Flowers! Don’t                POWDERLY BRANCH LIBRARY
 Th, Mar. 8.....................10-12noon                                                      forget your umbrellas. We will also                          925-6178
 Tu, Apr. 3................5:15-7:15 p.m.                  FIVE POINTS WEST                    celebrate Barney’s Birthday.                          PRATT CITY BRANCH LIBRARY
 Tu, Apr. 3..........................2-4 p.m.                                                  Food Day - Apr. 18, W, 10:30 a.m. Join
                                                          Birmingham Public Library Branch                                                                    798-5071
 Th, Apr. 5 .........................2-4 p.m.                                                  us for a little snack and we’ll read a few
                                                                                               veggie tales while you chew.                          SLOSSFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY
 Free E-Mail on the Web                         Programs /Exhibits /Meetings                   Storytime with Ms. Carolyn - Every                             322-1222
 Th, Feb. 22 ...................10-12noon                                                      2nd & 4th W, 10:30 a.m. Ages 2 and up.                SMITHFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY
                                                Adult Book Club - Feb. 20, Tu, 6:30 p.m.
 Th, Mar. 22...................10-12noon        Please call the reference department to
 Th, Apr. 19 ...................10-12noon       sign up.                                                                                             SOUTHSIDE BRANCH LIBRARY
 Microsoft Publisher Basics
                                                Ensley Highland Neighborhood - Every                      GARDENDALE                                         933-7776
                                                2nd M, 7 p.m.                                                                                              SPRINGVILLE ROAD
 Th, Feb. 8 .....................10-12noon      Central Park Neighborhood - Every                                                                           BRANCH LIBRARY
                                                                                               Young Adults
 Th, Mar. 1.....................10-12noon       1st M, 10 a.m.                                                                                                 856-0824
 Th, Apr. 5 .....................10-12noon      Five Points West Community - Every             Sign Language Class - Every 2nd &
                                                4th Th, 7 p.m.                                                                                        TITUSVILLE BRANCH LIBRARY
                                                                                               4th W, 3:30 p.m. Ms. Carolyn and Ms. Lou                        322-1140
 Powerpoint                                     Lecture/Workshop - Feb. 5-6, M & Tu,           Ellen help young adults learn the art of
 Tu, Feb. 27 .......................2-4 p.m.    4-6 p.m. Winfield & Elinor D. Burks,           storytelling and signing. Grades 7-12.                 WEST END BRANCH LIBRARY
 Th, Mar. 15.......................2-4 p.m.     Christian educators, will present a two day    Teen Council Meeting - Feb. 20, Tu,                            785-5518
 Th, Apr. 26 ...................10-12noon       workshop on people of color in the Bible.      3:30 p.m. Interested in volunteering?                WOODLAWN BRANCH LIBRARY
                                                Bring your Bible and learn about the rich      Let your voice be heard. Grades 7-12.                       595-2001
 Spreadsheets -                                 heritage of blacks in the Bible. Snacks will
                                                be provided.                                                                                           WYLAM BRANCH LIBRARY
 Basic Microsoft Excel                                                                         Children                                                      785-0349
                                                Choir-Singing - Feb. 14, W, 4 p.m.
 Th, Feb. 1 .........................2-4 p.m.
                                                The Mt. Canaan Full Gospel Church              Storytime - Every W, 9 a.m. Join Ms. Lou                This nation-wide Read-In-Chain
 Tu, Mar. 27 .......................2-4 p.m.    Choir will sing a variety of African           Ellen and Ms. Carolyn for stories, songs,            is a celebration of African-American
 Tu, Apr. 24........................2-4 p.m.    American spirituals. Please come, hear,                                                                literature and is an official part
                                                                                               and more!
                                                and be blessed by this gifted and              Toddler Time - Every 1st & 3rd F, 10 a.m.               of Black History Month activities
 Surfing the Net                                anointed choir.                                                                                               across the country.
                                                                                               A special storytime just for toddlers and
 Th, Feb. 15 ...................10-12noon       Senior Adult Day - Apr. 25, W, 11-1 p.m.       their adults.                                        READ-IN, REACH-OUT, READ-ON
 Th, Mar. 15...................10-12noon        Come join the fun as the Seasoned              Afterschool Storytime - Every 1st & 3rd
 Th, Apr. 12 ...................10-12noon       Performers present a one-act comedy            Tu, 3:30 p.m. Visit our library for details
                                                entitled “The Elixir”. Pre-registration is     on special programs.
 WORD 97 (WORD 101)                             required. Call the Adult Department to                                                            Special Program on Feb. 8, with Dr. Joan
                                                                                                                                                  Atkinson (University of Alabama School
 Tu, Feb. 20 .............5:15-7:15 p.m.        register 780-8152. Lunch will be served.
                                                Computer Classes - Richard Manoske,                                                               of Library and Information Studies)
 Tu, Feb. 20 ...................10-12noon
 Tu, Mar. 20 .............5:15-7:15 p.m.        instructor. Call 789-8151 for details.                      HOMEWOOD                              presenting what’s hot in YA literature.
                                                                                                                                                  With Books & Library - Mar. 10, Sa,
 Tu, Mar. 20 .......................2-4 p.m.                                                   Programs /Exhibits /Meetings                       8-1 p.m. You can make books music
 Tu, Apr. 17........................2-4 p.m.    Young Adults
                                                                                                                                                  to a child’s ears. A workshop for
 Tu, Apr. 17..............5:15-7:15 p.m.                                                       Brown Bag Film Series - Every W, 12:15             teachers and caregivers of young
                                                Movies & Popcorn - Every other W,
                                                Feb. 21-Apr. 25, 4 p.m. Popcorn will be        p.m. Bring a sack lunch. Drink and dessert         children. Guest Speaker John
 WORD 97 (WORD 102)                                                                            furnished by the Friends of the Library.           Archambault, co-author of Chicka
 Th, Feb. 22 .......................2-4 p.m.    Civil Rights Museum - Feb. 7, W,               Beyond Goosebumps Book Discussion                  Chicka Boom Boom and Knots On
 Tu, Feb. 27 .............5:15-7:15 p.m.        3:30 p.m. Mr. Ward from the Civil Rights       Group - Every 2nd Th, 7 p.m. What are              A Counting Rope. You must register
 Th, Mar. 22.......................2-4 p.m.     Museum will present a slide presentation       the teens in your life reading? Come join          before March 6th to attend and seating is
 Tu, Mar. 27 .............5:15-7:15 p.m.        on Civil Rights in Birmingham.                         us to read and discuss the fantastic       limited. The fee is $10.00 and includes
 Th, Apr. 19 .......................2-4 p.m.    Please come and enjoy                                      books written for young adults.        .3 CEU credits from Auburn University.
 Tu, Apr. 24..............5:15-7:15 p.m.        a historic moment                                            Teachers, parents, and               For more information please call Dona
                                                in history.                                                       librarians welcome.             Herring Smith, 877-8664.

N A T I O N A L                      L I B R A R Y               W E E K                                     APRIL             1-7            @     YOUR             LIBR ARY!
                      Babies Are
                    Born Learning...                Lapsit Storytimes - Feb.16, F, 10:30 &
                                                    11:30 a.m.; Mar.16, F, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                    Grand Re-Opening - For information
                                                                                                    please call the Youth “What’s Happening”
                  Make Every Moment Count           & Apr. 13, F, 10 a.m. (Easter Egg Hunt).
                                                    These storytimes are for babies, birth
                                                                                                    Line at 444-7838 or visit our website at
                                                                                                                                                            Library Theatre
                                                    through 23 months and their lap-partners.       “American Girl Tea Party” - Apr. 19, Th,                  For more information call
 ASpecial Project Through Childcare Resources       Registration begins the first day of each       4-5 p.m. From Raggedy Ann to an                         The Library Theatre Box Office
                                                    month. NO SIBLINGS PLEASE.                      American Girl, bring your favorite doll and                      at 444-7888.

          he library system now has available                                                       join us for a Depression Era Tea Party
          a new video that focuses on early         2’s Company - Feb. 23, F, 10:30 a.m.;
                                                    Mar. 23, F, 10:30 a.m. & Apr. 13, F, 11:30      honoring “Kit” the newest American Girl.                          Remembering Blue
          brain development. This video                                                             In honor of this historical period, please                       Feb. 24, Sa, 8 p.m. &
 is an excellent resource for new and/or            a.m. (Easter Egg Hunt). This storytime is
                                                    for ages 24-35 months and their lap-            bring a canned good to donate to charity.                        Feb. 25, Su, 2:30 p.m.
 expecting parents as well as those you                                                             Call 444-7830 for reservations beginning
                                                    partners. Registration begins the first of                                                               Karen Pell, Tommy Goldsmith and
 care for Alabama’s youngest children.                                                              April 1. (Grades K-5).
                                                    each month. NO SIBLINGS PLEASE.                                                                           Tom House, creators of the songs
    Provided by Childcare Resources’
 Birth to Five Initiative and produced              Sign-Language Family Storytimes -                                                                        featured in Fair and Tender Ladies,
 by the McCormick Tribune Foundation,               Feb. 10, Mar. 10, & Apr. 14, Sa, 10:30 a.m.                                                             return to our stage. Their new songs,
                                                    Join Ms. Carolyn for these special fun and                                                                inspired by Connie May Fowler’s
 the Ten Simple Things Every Alabama
                                                    educational storytimes. All ages will learn                        INGLENOOK                            powerful novel, Remembering Blue,
 Child Needs video is 10 minutes in length
 and discusses 10 very important daily              and enjoy these storytimes.                                Birmingham Public Library Branch               tell the story of Mattie Fiona Blue
 activities that parents and caregivers need        Spanish Family Storytimes - Feb. 24,                                                                        and her husband Nick, a young
                                                    Mar. 24, & Apr. 14, Sa, 10:30 a.m. Join Ms.     Programs/Exhibits/Meetings                                        fisherman lost at sea.
 to do with children in the first three years
 of life. These “Ten Simple Things” are             Amelia for these special Spanish storytimes.                                                                           Tickets $15.
                                                    All ages will learn and enjoy the fun!          Inglenook Neighborhood Association -
 described and demonstrated by a diverse                                                            Every 2nd M, 5:30 p.m., Hezekiah Jackson,                  Scruj MacDuhk - In Concert
 group of parents and caregivers through            English Family Storytimes - Feb. 17,
                                                    Mar. 17, & Apr. 21, Sa 10:30 a.m. Join Ms.      President.                                                        Mar. 10, Sa, 8 p.m.
 narration and visual example.                                                                      Inglenook Neighborhood Watch - Every                    An irresistible mix of Celtic, bluegrass
    The video also links these daily                Lisa for this special Saturday storytime.
                                                    All ages will enjoy and learn!                  3rd M, 5:30 p.m.                                         and French Canadian music that will
 activities to the latest brain development                                                                                                                   have your toes tapping in no time.
 research. Included in the video are clips          Storytime Matinees - Every 1st & 3rd Th,
                                                    4 p.m. Enjoy afternoon fun with Ms.
                                                                                                    Children                                                One of Canada’s hottest young groups,
 of a PET scan that shows neuron (brain
                                                    Carolyn and friends!                                                                                       Scruj MacDuhk brings polished
 cell) connections being formed. The                                                                Storytime with Ms. Wanda - Every F,
                                                    Pre-Teen-Volunteers for grades 3 though                                                                    instrumentals, great vocals and
 development of these neurons is                                                                    9:30 a.m.
                                                    5 - Feb. 26, Mar. 19, & Apr. 30, M, 4-5 p.m.                                                            unbridled joy and vitality to the stage.
 enhanced when children get the right                                                               Library Lovers’ Month - February is the
 stimuli during the first three years of life.      Call or come in to register for this special                                                                          Tickets $15.
                                                                                                    month to love your library and check out
    Check out this new video. Find out              group activity. There will be projects,         those books! When you check out 3 or                        Behind the Broken Words
 what all parents and caregivers can do             eating, planning, and much fun.                 more, you may enter a drawing for prizes                         Mar. 22, Th, 8 p.m.
 to strengthen those connections and                Valentine Cards Craft - Jan. 29 - Feb. 10,      to be awarded Feb. 9 & 23.                                 Internationally-known, Emmy
 ultimately improve a child’s brain                 all day. Come by during this time to make       Share Your Love - Feb. 6-8, 4-5 p.m. Come                award-winning actors Roscoe Lee
 development, learning ability and                  a Valentine for the children who will be        by and make a Valentine card to share with             Browne and Anthony Zerbe have toured
 overall chances of succeeding in life.             spending this holiday in Children’s             the kids at Children’s Hospital.                       the country to critical acclaim, bringing
                                                    Hospital. We supply everything needed.          Focus on Black History Month - Every F,                 20th century poetry and drama to the
                                                    All ages welcome.                               4-5 p.m. Celebrate this year’s theme:                  stage in a powerful, unforgettable way.
Young Adults                                        Easter Bunny will be visiting again this        “Creating and defining the African-                                  Tickets $15.
                                                    year - Mar. 13-Apr. 14. Come say hello!         American community: family, church,
TABs (Teen Advisory Board) - Monthly                Easter Egg Hunt for ages 3-5 - Apr. 10,                                                                    Tom Key’s Stand-Up Poetry
                                                                                                    politics, and culture.” Come watch a video
meetings to review and order materials, plan        Tu, 7 p.m. Bring a big basket or bag for lots                                                                    Apr. 6 &7, 8 p.m. &
                                                                                                    that highlights these aspects of African-
and host programs, eat and have fun. Make           of goodie-eggs in the library!                                                                                  Apr. 8, Su, 2:30 p.m.
                                                                                                    American culture.
your voice heard! Call 877-8665 for details.        Easter Egg Hunt for ages 6-8 - Apr. 12,                                                                 This living anthology runs the gamut
                                                                                                    Kids’ Koofi Craft - Feb. 20, Tu, 10 a.m.
April Poetry Celebration - Stop by                  Th, 7 p.m. Bring a really big basket or bag                                                                 from poignant to dramatic to
                                                                                                    Design a hat with your own special touch.
anytime in April for guidelines to enter the        for lots of goodie-eggs in the library!                                                                     completely hilarious. “From
                                                                                                    You must pre-register.
Poetry Contest, which will be judged by                                                                                                                       Shakespeare to Shel Silverstein,
                                                                                                    All That Jazz - Feb. 27, Tu, 10 a.m. Michael
local poet, Matthew Layne.                                                                                                                                    this is Key’s maddest, funniest,
                                                                                                    Glaser and his trio will entertain us with a
Young Adult Author Wendelin Van                                                                                                                              most intense one-man show yet.”
                                                                                                    little history of African-American jazz greats,
Draanen - Apr. 26, Th, 7 p.m. Come visit                            HOOVER                          some education about their instruments, and                          Tickets $15.
with the creator of Sammy Keyes. Author
                                                                                                    you’ll even get to hear some jazz before you                  Anonymous 4 In Concert
talk and book signing                               Programs/Exhibits/Meetings                      go. Registration required.
                                                                                                                                                                       Apr. 29, Su, 7 p.m.
Children                                                                                            Famous Women - March is National
                                                    Friends of the Hoover Public Library                                                                    Called the “vocal ensemble sensation
                                                                                                    Women’s History Month. Check out a
Weekday Storytimes - Every Tu & W,                  Live Don’t Die - Feb. 5, M, 10 a.m.                                                                       of the decade,” this internationally
                                                                                                    biography about a well-known woman and
10:30 a.m. These storytimes are geared              Vicki Park, author                              register for a prize to be awarded Mar. 23.              known quartet has a purity of sound
toward ages 3-6, but all ages are welcome.          “Plans for Development of the Cahaba            Just a Wee Bit ’o the Irish - Mar. 15, Th,                  that has been called “absolutely
                                                    River in Hoover” - Mar. 5, M, 10 a.m.           10 a.m. Join us to make a St. Patrick’s Day              spellbinding” and “almost celestial.”
? ?

                                                    Virginia Williams                               craft. Registration required.                             They have recorded 10 CDs in less
                                                    Membership Coffee - Apr. 2, M, 10 a.m.          Here Comes Peter Cottontail - Apr. 5, Tu,                 than 10 years, and have performed
        For                                         home of Lisa Worley-Henderson                   10 a.m. Come by this morning to make an                 in nearly every major city worldwide.
   k ing g                                                                                          Easter craft. You must pre-register.                                  Tickets $20.
Loo ethin                                           Children                                        Check Us Out - Apr. 2-6. It’s National

Som                                                                                                 Library Week, so each time you check out

                                                    Mother Goose - Every 1st & 3rd M,               3 or more books this week you’ll get a treat.

                                                    Apr., 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. (repeat).               Just How Many Are There?? - Apr. 2-12.                   LEEDS /JANE CULBRETH
                                                    Reservations required (Lapsit storytime for     We’re talking jellybeans! The jar will be on
                               Managing Wildlife:   children 12-24 months and their caregiver.)     the circulation desk. The person who guesses          Programs/Exhibits/Meetings
                           Managing wildlife        Join us in April in our new storytelling room   closest to the correct number of beans will
                        on private lands in Ala-    at the Hoover Public Library.                   win an April showers umbrella to be given             Word Processing - Feb. 2, 9 & 16, F, 1:30
                       bama and the Southeast       Together With Twos - Every 2nd & 4th M,         away Apr. 16.                                         p.m. 3 weekly sessions for beginners.
                      books are being placed in     Apr., 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (repeat).                                                                Computer Basics - Feb. 13, Mar. 6, & Apr.
                         every public library and
                                                    Reservations required. (Lapsit storytime for                                                          10, Tu, 1 p.m. Introduction for beginners.
                           junior/high school in
                            Jefferson County.       children 25-36 months and their caregiver.)                                                           Internet Introduction - Feb. 20, Mar. 20,
                            The Alabama Wildlife    Join us in April in our new storytelling room                  IRONDALE                               & Apr. 17, Tu, 1 p.m. World Wide Web for
                            Federation and          at the Hoover Public Library.                                                                         beginners.
                            Alabama Power           Storytime Live for 3’s, 4’s & 5’s - Starting    Children                                              Unforgettable: the Music and Times of
                            Company have teamed     in April, every Tu & W, 1:30 p.m. (repeat                                                             Nat King Cole, W. C. Handy, and Dinah
                           up to donate over 100    performances). Drop-off storytime for           Storytime - Every 1st & 3rd Th, 10:30 a.m.            Washington - Feb. 22, Th, 6:30 p.m.
books to public libraries and schools.              independent 3, 4 & 5 year olds.                 Ages 3-5.                                             Richard Bailey, Ph.D. presentation
Managing Wildlife is a 600 page hardback            Reservations not required.                      Storytime - Every 2nd W, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5.         sponsored by the Alabama Humanities
book that combines detailed information,                                                            Make A Valentine - Join us in making
prolific photography, illustrations, and quick      Family Storytime - Every Tu & W,                                                                      Foundation.
reference material in an easy to use format.        Apr., 10:30 a.m. (repeat performances).         Valentines for Children’s Hospital.                   Snowflake Hydrangeas/Aldridge
This excellent resource can be used to              Reservations not required. All ages. Join us    Materials supplied.                                   Gardens - Mar. 8, Th, 7 p.m. Eddie
heighten understanding and appreciation             in April in our new storytelling room at the    AfterSchool Storytime - Feb. 26 & Apr.                Aldridge presentation sponsored by the
of the fundamental principles of wildlife           Hoover Public Library.                          23, M, 4 p.m. 1st-4th grades.                         Friends of the Library.
management and conservation. Topics such            PM Storytime - Apr. 17, Tu, 7 p.m.              Time for Twos - Feb. 13, Mar. 13, & Apr.              Decoupage Pillar Candles - Mar. 13, Tu,
as attracting backyard habitat, fish pond           All ages. Wear your pajamas and enjoy           10, Tu, 10:30 a.m. Two-year-olds                      10 a.m. Must call 699-5962 to pre-register
management, threatened and endangered               stories and a bedtime snack!                    accompanied by an adult are invited for               for this adult craft session. Limited
species, and managing forest and farm land                                                                 one-half hour of stories, fingerplays,         enrollment.
for wildlife benefit are all included. For more     Join us in April in our new
                                                    storytelling room at the                                  crafts and light refreshments.              Single Parenting - Mar. 22, Th, 7 p.m. Join
information check out Managing Wildlife at                                                                       Advance registration is
your local public library or contact the Alabama    Hoover Public Library.                                                                                us for tips and single parenting insights with
Wildlife Federation.                                                                                                 required                             Grady Sue Saxon, Ph.D. Child Development.

N A T I O N A L                        L I B R A R Y                 W E E K                                       APRIL              1-7             @      YOUR              LIBR ARY!
                                                                                                         Be My Valentine - Feb. 1-9. Drop by &
                                                                                                         make special Valentines for patients at               Gallery Exhibits
                                                               oris Jarvis, Director of the Leeds Jane
                                                                                                         Children’s Hospital.
                                                               Culbreth Library, was awarded the         Celebrate African American Read-in-                      BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC
                                                               “2000 Birmingham’s Best Boss              chain with the Birmingham Civil Rights                    LIBRARY CENTRAL
                                                    Award.” The Leeds Library Staff nominated            Institute - Feb. 6, Tu, 9-12noon & Feb. 7,
                                                                                                         W, 1-2:15 p.m. Join us as we take a look at                        Gallery
                                                    Mrs. Jarvis in recognition of her dedication and
                                                                                                         the many familiar images of the                        January 4-February 20, 2001
                                                    commitment to the community, library and the         Birmingham civil rights struggle by reading                Alabama Art Quilters
                                                    staff. “I’ve never heard her ask someone else to     books, viewing slides, & participating in                 Works by ten fabulous
                                                    do a job she is not willing to do herself. She is    group discussions.
                                                                                                                                                                    Alabama art quilters.
  BIRMINGHAM’S                                      always positive, encouraging, and under-             Terrific Tooth Time - Feb. 13, Tu, 10:30
                                                                                                         a.m. In honor of Children’s Dental Health               Additional art quilts will also
                                                    standing. She listens to our ideas, allows
    BEST BOSS                                       initiative and is abundant with her praise!”
                                                                                                         Month, Ms. Ursula Fullenwider will share
                                                                                                         tooth tips in a terrific tooth storytime.
                                                                                                                                                                 be displayed in the first floor
                                                                                                                                                                         exhibit cases.
  A         W           A          R            D   We congratulate Doris for being recognized as a      Read To Your Child Day - Feb. 14, W.
                                                                                                         Teachers, parents & caregivers, checkout                     March 1-April 30
      By Melissa Foster, Leeds Public Library       great boss and librarian!                                                                                         Vision and Revision
                                                                                                         5 books to read to a child & register to win
                                                                                                         a special prize.                                         Abstract paintings by twelve
                                                                                                         African American Read-in chain                                 Village Painters
Writing and Living Alabama History -                   Hoppy Spring - Apr. 17, Tu, 10 a.m. Enjoy
Apr. 5, Th, 7 p.m. Draughon Seminars                   spring stories and songs with Miss Melissa!       Storytime Fun - Feb. 19, M, & Feb. 20,                        March 1- May 11
2000-2001 speaker Dr. Leah Rawls Atkins                Reading Is Fun Week - Apr. 18, W, 10 a.m.         Tu, 1-1:30 p.m. Come by & listen to some                          First Floor
presentation sponsored by the Auburn                   Our celebrity reader, Paige Phillips Parnell,     of your favorite African-American stories.
                                                                                                                                                                  Lives of Quiet Affirmation:
University Center for the Arts &                       will have Dinkel and Darlene share their          Daycares & preschools are welcome.
                                                                                                         Celebrate National Women’s History                     An Alabama Jewish Community
Humanities.                                            favorite books! Reading is fun!                                                                        A photographic exhibition designed
Word ‘97 - Apr. 11, 18 & 25, W, 1:30 p.m.              Everyday is Earth Day - Apr. 23, M,               Month - Mar. 1-29. Come join us as we
                                                                                                         play a game of Women’s History Trivia.               to celebrate, preserve and interpret
Learn basic word processing in this                    6:30 p.m. Family Fun Night is celebrating                                                              the traditions and lives of the Jews
3-week course.                                         Earth Day! We’ll hear stories and learn tips      Dr. Seuss Is On The Loose - Mar. 1-30.
                                                                                                         Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss by                       in Calhoun County.
                                                       on how to care for our environment.
Young Adults                                                                                             checking out 4 books & register to win
                                                                                                         a prize.                                                             y
                                                                                                         Read Between the Lions - Mar. 5, M, &                          HOMEWOOD
Writing Workshop - Feb. 7, W, 4 p.m.
Learn how to write essays and term papers!                             MIDFIELD                          Mar. 6, Tu, 1-1:30 p.m. Join us for these                   February 2-27, 2001
                                                                                                         special storytimes featuring characters from            During regular library hours
Game Day! - Feb. 15 & Apr. 26, Th,
                                                       Programs/Exhibits/Meetings                        the PBS hit series, “Between the Lions.”                Introduction To Photography
3:30 p.m. Let’s play games!                                                                              American Red Cross Month - Mar. 7, W,
Teen Time Fun Time! - Feb. 20, Tu, 4 p.m.                                                                                                                       An exhibit by Homewood High
                                                       Friends of the Library - Mar. 17, Sa,             1 p.m. Join us as Mrs. Jane McKenzie, a
Join us for cool games and fun!                                                                                                                                 School students in Dr. Carolyn
                                                       11-12noon. The staff extends a warm               Community Education Specialist from the
Springtime Fashions - Mar. 20, Tu, 4 p.m.                                                                Red Cross, talks about unpredictable                   McDonald’s photography class.
Let’s start spring en vogue! Enjoy a fashion           welcome for patrons to come have a group
                                                       discussion with the Director on items the         weather & how to stay safe. Call 592-2082                  March 1 - March 30
show with the Leeds CATO.                                                                                for more information.
                                                       library should acquire and services that                                                                  During regular library hours
Spring Break Crafts! - Mar. 26, M, 1 p.m.                                                                Spring Break Movie in the Afternoon -
Lots of fun with crafts!                               could be improved.                                                                                        Birmingham Quilter’s Guild
                                                                                                         Mar. 29, Th, 2-3:30 p.m. Join us for an                members presents a collection of
Spring Break Fun! - Mar. 28, W, 10 a.m.                                                                  afternoon of movies, laughter & treats.
Puppet mania with April Moon!                          Young Adults                                                                                                “Cuddle Quilts & More”
                                                                                                         April Showers Reading Giveaway -
Spring Break Games! - Mar. 29, Th,                                                                       Apr. 2-6. In honor of National Library                          April 3-27
1 p.m. Let’s play games!                               Friends of the Library - Mar. 17, Sa,
                                                       11-12noon. The staff extends a warm               Week, check out 3 books & register to                   During regular library hours
Poetry Café - Apr. 19, Th, 4 p.m. Share                                                                  win an umbrella to help read away those                We Love Homewood Exhibit...
your favorite poem or write something new!             welcome for patrons to come have a group
                                                       discussion with the Director on items the         rainy days.
                                                                                                         Reading is Fun Week - Apr. 16-20.                      All exhibits open to the public.
Children                                               library should acquire and services that                                                                      For more information
                                                       could be improved.                                To highlight the importance of reading,
                                                                                                         come by & checkout 2 books, tell us about                   please call 877-8664.
Valentine Hugs - Feb. 1, Th, 3:30 p.m.                 Teen Advisory Board - Every 2nd Sa,
Help us make Valentine cards for the kids              12noon. Teens, we need you to volunteer           your favorite one & win a sweet treat.
                                                                                                         It’s Here! - The International Festival of
at Children’s Hospital!                                both your time and your expertise on what                                                                        PRATT CITY
                                                       teens like to read and do. Come help plan         Arts is celebrating the heritage & culture
It’s Storytime - Feb. 8, Th, Feb. 27, Tu,                                                                of Hungary. Call 592-2082 for more                               February
                                                       activities for younger kids and volunteer
Mar. 8, Th, Apr. 12, Th, & Apr. 24, Tu,                                                                  details. TBA                                                   Meeting Room
                                                       around the library for community service
10 a.m. Enjoy stories and songs with Ms.                                                                                                                          African Americans Exhibit
                                                       hours! Refreshments provided.
Carolyn!                                                                                                                                                          Local and Former Heroes
Tooth Fairy Tales - Feb. 12, M, 6:30 p.m.              Children                                                                                                Sponsored by Helping Hands Inc.
We’re celebrating Children’s Dental Health                                                                         NORTH BIRMINGHAM
month with stories, songs, and helpful hints           Giving Your Heart - Feb. 12, M. Making                      Birmingham Public Library Branch
from Leeds’ favorite dentist, Dr. Carol                Valentines for those less fortunate at
Miles!                                                 Children’s Hospital should brighten your          Programs/Exhibits/Meetings
Be My Valentine! - Feb. 14, W, 10 a.m.                                                                                                                      Children
                                                       day. Come by and let us help you “give
Join Miss Melissa for a St. Valentine’s Day            your heart.” Supplies furnished.                  Adult Book Club - Every 4th Su, 4-6 p.m.           African American Read In Chain
storytime!                                             Easter Egg Hunt - Apr. 7, Sa, 11 a.m.             Liz Pickens, Coordinator.                          Storytime Celebration - Every Th,
Game Day! - Feb. 15 & Apr. 26, Th,                     Ages 5-12.                                        Crochet Club - Every M, 10-12noon & Sa,            10 a.m. Join Ms. Judith and Ms. Judy as
3:30 p.m. Let’s play games! Third grade                                                                  2-4 p.m. Ms. Calmese, Instructor.                  they celebrate African American heritage
and older only.                                                                                          GED Classes - Every M-Th, 2:30-5:30                with special stories and songs.
Read Across America Day! - Mar. 2, F,                                                                    p.m. Mr. John Farmer, Instructor.                  Hugs and Kisses - Feb. 1-9. Stop by and
10 a.m. Join our celebrity reader, Charcey                           NORTH AVONDALE                      Diabetes Programs - Monthly. Sponsored             create a valentine for a child at
Glenn, (Charles Barkley’s mother) as she                                                                 by the Jefferson County Department of
                                                                  Birmingham Public Library Branch                                                          Children’s Hospital.
shares the tales of Horton, The Cat in the                                                               Health. Call 254-6454 for dates and times.         Join Addy from the American Girl
Hat, and Green Eggs and Ham. Help us                                                                     Dr. Pham, Coordinator.
                                                       Programs/Exhibits/Meetings                                                                           Series for Family Fun Night - Feb. 13,
celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by sharing his                                                             Annual Black History Month Program -               Tu, 6:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of
classic books.                                                                                           During the month of February. Call 254-
                                                       North Avondale Neighborhood                                                                          stories, songs and fun with Addy. Please
Friendship - Mar. 15, Th, 10 a.m. All                                                                    6454 for date and time. Please join us for
                                                       Association - Every 3rd Th, 7 p.m.                                                                   register in the Youth Department.
aboard the Friend-ship! Anchors away as                                                                  our annual Black History Month Program,
                                                       Seekers of Truth Forum - Every Tu,                                                                   Family Fun Night - Every 2nd Tu,
we set sail with friendly stories and songs!                                                             an evening of celebration and song.
                                                       10 a.m. Join us as we discuss various             Arts and Crafts Trade-off Program -                6 p.m. Join us for a special program
Crafty Families! - Mar. 19, M, 6:30 p.m.
                                                       topics ranging from political issues to           Apr. 28, Sa, 11-1 p.m. Join us for our             dedicated to family fun! Registration
Family Fun Night celebrates National
                                                       Biblical facts.                                   annual Arts and Crafts Trade-off Program.          required.
Crafts Month!
                                                                                                         Exchange of talents and techniques.                Go Extreme this Spring - Mar. 30, F,
Spring Break Crafts! - Mar. 26, M, 1 p.m.
Lots of fun with crafts!
                                                       Children                                          Hands-on demonstration.                            10:30 a.m. Please sign up in the
                                                                                                                                                            department or call 254-6454 for
Spring Break Fun! - Mar. 28, W, 10 a.m.
                                                       Storytime for Tots - Every M, 1 p.m.              Young Adults                                       information and reservations.
Puppet mania with April Moon!                          Join us for stories, games, songs & more.                                                            National Library Week - Apr. 1-7.
Spring Break Games! - Mar. 29, Th,                     Families & daycares welcome. Storytimes           Art with Mrs. Pearson - Feb. 7, W, 4-5             Check out a good book in the Youth
1 p.m. Let’s play games! Third grade and               will end Apr. 27, 2001.                           p.m. Let your creative energy flow on paper        department.
older only.                                            Storytime Fun - Every Tu, 1 p.m.                  with watercolors.                                  Salute to Hungary - Watch for our
Festival of Arts Salute to Hungary! - Apr.             Join us for special age specific                          Spring Break Extreme Fun -                 special storytime saluting Hungary in
4, W, 10 a.m. Learn all about Hungary from             storytimes full of laughter, surprises                        Check with the Youth                   the month of Apr. Call 254-6454 for
the Festival of Arts Storytellers.                     & more. Call 592-2082                                              department for a week of          details of dates and times.
Kids’ Crafts - Apr. 11, W, 3:30 p.m. It’s              for more information.
craft time!                                                                                                                   fun and exciting

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                                                Every 4th Tu, 6-7 p.m., Johnny Howze,           Every 2nd W, 12noon.
                                                                                                                                                       The Chronicles of Narnia series
 Tell us a little about your background.        President                                       College Hill Voters League - Every 4th M,
                                                                                                6:30 p.m.
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 I’m a retired high school English and          African American Read-In-Chain -
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 world history teacher. I taught for
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 27 years in several schools around
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 education. I was born in Hueytown,             Tubman, Richard Wright and others. Young        Family Fitness Time - Every Sa, 9:30-                  Wizards Hall
 and I’ve lived here all my life except         adults welcome.                                 11 a.m. Hey Kiddies, Moms, Dads,                        by Jan Yolen
 when I followed, my then army                  Bernice C. Johnson Scholarship Essay            Grandmas and all. Come have a ball with
                                                Contest - For young men only ages 17-           Fitness for all.                                       Wizard
 aviator, husband to a variety of                                                                                                                       by Sherryl Jordan
                                                1st year college student. Sponsored by          Talent Showcase - Call library for further
 military posts in the early 70’s.                                                                                                                     The Sword in the Stone
                                                Metropolitan Democratic Women’s Club,           details.
                                                Myrtle Stewart, President. Call Library for                                                             by T.H. White
 When did you start writing seriously
                                                Date and time.                                  Young Adults                                           The Indian in the Cupboard
 and how did you break into the ranks
 of published novelist?                         Electronic Filing for Income Tax – Every                                                                by Lynne Reid Banks
                                                Sa, Jan. 27-Apr. 15. Volunteers are at it       Trauma Prevention - Feb. 15, Th, 4 p.m.
 I started writing in 1991 or early                                                             Sponsored by the University Of Alabama at
                                                                                                                                                       Lioness Rampant
                                                again to provide electronic filing for your                                                             by Tamora Pierce
 1992. In 1993 I sold the first book            2000 Income Tax Returns. This is a free         Birmingham, Speaker: Chaplain Cecilia
 I wrote, a Regency-set historical, to          service. No registration is required.           Hatcher. Registration is required!                     The Dark is Rising
 Harlequin. I knew nothing about                                                                Festival of Arts Storytime - Be on the look             by Susan Cooper
 publishing, but I had been a life-long         Children                                        out for the date of our special celebration of         The Wizardry series
 reader and as an English teacher,                                                              Hungary. Please call the library for further            by Diane Duane
 I had some knowledge of story                  Valentine’s Day Crafts - Feb. 1-10,             details.                                               Dragonslayers Apprentice
 structure. After I had completed the           Afterschool and Sa. Cheer up a sick child       Stranger Danger - Mar. 7, W, 4 p.m.                     by David Calder
 book, I did research in the local              and make them happy for valentine’s day         Safety Prevention Seminar instructed by
 libraries on how and to whom to                                                                Officer Charles B. Huffman with the                    The Door in the Tree
                                                while they are held up in the hospital.                                                                 by William Corlett
 submit my manuscript. I found the              Supplies are available at the library, all we   Birmingham Police Department.
 library’s copy of THE WRITER’S                 need is you and your creativity. Roses are                                                             The Snow-Walker’s Son
 MARKET and other reference guides              Red, Violets are blue, Cheer someone up,        Children                                                by Catherine Fisher
 to be invaluable.                              So they’ll feel Special Too.                                                                           The Night of Solstice
                                                Spring Break Extravaganza - Mar. 28,            After School Ballet Dance - Every F,                    by L.J. Smith
 As an award-winning novelist, tell us          W 12noon-5 p.m. PJ party! Wear your             3:30-4:45 p.m. Ages K-5 Sponsored by
                                                                                                Madam L.J. Scott. For further information              The Battle for the Castle
 a little bit about the Romance Genre           favorite pajamas to the library for an                                                                  by Elizabeth Winthrop
 and why do you think it is so                  afternoon lock-in Local neighborhood            please contact the library.
 popular?                                       officers, organizations, Helping Hands &        Do you love your library? - During the                 Time Warp Trio
                                                First Choice will assist in coordinating this   month of Feb. expressions of love are                   by Jon Scieska
 Romance is by far the most popular                                                             shared. Let us know how much you love
 of the non-literary genres, having             afternoon of fun! Mark your calendar.                                                                  Frindle
                                                Easter Egg Hunt - Apr. 13, F, 3:30-5 p.m.       your library. We would like for all of our              by Andrew Clements
 nearly a 60% share of all mass                                                                 wonderful patrons from the community,
 market paperback sales. I think                Win the Golden Egg and receive a fabulous                                                              Skellig
                                                prize. Lots of fun for children of all ages.    schools, nursing homes, and daycares to                 by David Almond
 romance appeals to women                                                                       come into the library, and write how much
 because it reflects our core values.           JellyBean Contest - Apr. 2-28. How many                                                                Ella Enchanted
                                                yummy jellybeans do you think is in the jar?    you love your library.
 It chronicles the developing                                                                   Hearts and Hugs - Feb. 6, 4 p.m. Roses are              by Gail Carson Levine
 relationship between two people                Take a guess and try to win the jellybeans,
                                                the jar, books, and other prizes. Winner will   Red, Violets are Blue, Come to the Library                Compiled By Leslie West
 who are, by the end of the story,                                                              and make a Valentine card for a child that
 committed to one another. Romance              be announced M, Apr. 30. In order to                                                                      Bessemer Public Library
                                                participate you must check out at least five    would like to hear from you. All cards
 is the most positive type of popular                                                           created will be sent to Children’s Hospital.
 literature because its very definition         books before you register. Good Luck!
                                                                                                TOT TIME Commemorates Black
 requires an emotionally satisfying                                                             History Month - Every W & Th, 10 a.m.                           SPRINGVILLE ROAD
 ending. That’s a guarantee to the                                                              Join our regional storytellers as we
 reader, and I think women respond to                                                                                                                         Birmingham Public Library Branch
 that. Yes, there’s plenty of gloom and
                                                                 SLOSSFIELD                     recognize the achievements and
                                                                                                contributions by African Americans through
 doom in the world and a lot of                           Birmingham Public Library Branch      stories, songs, and dance.
 broken relationships, but there are                                                            Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss - Mar. 3, Sa,
 also hundreds of thousands of strong,          Programs/Exhibits/Meetings                                                                           All Ages Storytime - Every W,
                                                                                                10 a.m. Sister to Sister celebrates the birth
 successful marriages like mine. It’s                                                           of Dr. Seuss. Enjoy a morning filled with            10:30 a.m. Join us for songs & stories!
                                                Acipco-Finley Citizen Participation                                                                  Everyone is welcome.
 the possibility of those partnerships                                                          stories, face painting, arts and crafts games
                                                Association Group - Every 2nd Tu, 5 p.m.                                                             Time for 2’s - Every 1st & 3rd M,
 that romance celebrates.                                                                       and even a taste of Green Eggs and Ham.
                                                Girl Scouts - Every 2nd Sa, 9:30 a.m.                                                                10:30 a.m. Story, craft, & snack for 2
                                                                                                National Library Week - Apr. 1-7. Come
                                                Highsteppers - Every 4th Sa, 10 a.m.                                                                 year olds with accompanying adult.
 What books have you read recently                                                              to the library and hear a special story hour
 that you would recommend?                                                                      saluting this annual week and check out a            Registration required.
                                                Young Adults                                    book by your favorite author.                        Especially for 3’s & 4’s - Every 2nd &
 There’s truly something for everyone                                                                                                                4th M, 10:30 a.m. Story, craft, & snack
 in the romance genre. The novels run           Makeover for Teens - Feb. 24, Sa, 10 a.m.                                                            for 3 & 4 year olds with accompanying
 the gamut from dangerous thrillers to                                                                                                               adult. Registration required.
 inspirational love stories in which            Children                                                          SOUTHSIDE                          Valentine Crafts - Jan. 29-Feb. 9. Stop
 faith plays a major role. There are                                                                                                                 by the children’s department and make
 those that evoke laughter and ones             Storytime - Every Th & F, 12-1 p.m.                       Birmingham Public Library Branch
                                                                                                                                                     a special card or bag for the kids at
 that make us cry. For a good                   Afternoon Craft - Every 2nd & 4th F,                                                                 Children’s Hospital.
 sampling of the range in romance,              4 p.m. Crafts with Ms. Carolyn. Please                                                               African American Read-In-Chain -
 read the RITA winners for this year.           call for details.                               Five Points South Neighborhood                       Feb. 4, Su, 3-5 p.m. Join us in
 These are the best of the best                 Black History Movies Month - 3:30 p.m.          Association - Every 4th M, 7p.m.                     celebration of Black History Month.
 according to the members of                    Feb. 5, M. Iron Eagle                                                                                Afternoon at the Library - Feb. 13,
 Romance Writers of America-                    Feb. 12, M. Judgement Day                       Children
                                                                                                                                                     Tu, 4-5 p.m. Stories and fun with
 and I’m very honored to have a                 Feb. 19, M. Separate But Equal                                                                       Ms. Susan.
 book on that list this year. The               Feb. 26, M. Held In Trust                       Preschool Storytime - Every F, 9:30-10 a.m.
                                                                                                Feeling Safe - Jan. 31, W, 4 p.m. Learn              Family Bingo Night - Feb. 20, Tu,
 RITA winners can be found at                   Valentine Treats - Feb. 14, W.                                                                       6:30 p.m. Don’t miss this night of
                                                                                                trauma prevention tips, sponsored by UAB.
 http://www.rwanational.com/ or                 Bike Safety Week - Mar. 2-11. 3 p.m.                                                                 family fun and games at the library!
                                                                                                Valentine Craft - Feb. 6, W & Feb. 7, Th, 4
 as a special insert in the August              Huga Book - Mar. 14, W.                                                                              Family Fun Night - Mar. 20, Tu,
                                                                                                p.m. Space limited registration required.
 issue of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.                    Bingo - Mar. 16, F, 3 p.m.                                                                           6:30 p.m. A night of entertainment
                                                                                                Spring Break Fun - Mar. 26-29. Magic
                                                Saint Patrick’s Day Beard Contest -                                                                  featuring the new PBS show
 Gayle Wilson
                                                                                                show, games, movies, and jellybean contest.
                                                Mar. 19, M, 3:30 p.m.                                                                                Between the Lions.
                                                                                                Call 933-7776 for details.
 RITA Winner: Best Romantic Suspense 2000       Spring Crafts Colony Sheets -                                                                        Spring Break Program - Mar. 28, W,
                                                                                                Easter Craft - Apr. 3, Tu, 4 p.m. Space
 for THE BRIDE’S PROTECTOR MIDNIGHT             Mar 20-24, 3:30 p.m.                                                                                 10:30 a.m. Call 854-2541 for details.
                                                                                                limited. Registration required.
 REMEMBERED from Intrigue in November           Easter Treats - Apr. 12th, Th.                         International Festival - Apr. 11, W,          Birmingham International
                                                                                                          4 p.m. The Republic of Hungary             Festival – Apr. 17, Tu. 6:30 p.m.
      THIS INTERVIEW WAS                                                                                       will be saluted with a special        The entire family is invited to this
   CONDUCTED BY LESLIE WEST                                                                                        program.                          celebration of Hungary.

N A T I O N A L                      L I B R A R Y               W E E K                                      APRIL              1-7             @     YOUR            LIBR ARY!
                                                                                                                Megan Sexton (Claiming the Spirit Within),

            Birmingham Public Library Branch             he Hoover Public Library’s ninth annual Southern
                                                         Voices is scheduled for February 23-25, 2001. This     Martin Clark (The Many Aspects of Mobile Home
 Programs/Exhibits/Meetings                                                                                     Living), Michael Chitwood (Hitting Below the Bible
                                                         three-day conference explores the characteristics
 South Titusville Neighborhood Meeting -        of Southern culture as reflected in contemporary arts. Join     Belt), Tom House and Jim Murphy (The Memphis Sun).
 Every 2nd Tu, 6 p.m. Edward Ramsey,            Southern Voices this year for readings and discussions by            On Saturday evening Karren Pell will perform
 North Titusville Neighborhood Meeting -        a diverse group of authors, the premier performance of          Remembering Blue, songs inspired by Ms. Fowler’s
 Every 3rd Sa, 11 a.m. Edward Speights,         songs inspired by Connie Mae Fowler’s novel                              novel. Ms. Pell will appear again on Sunday
 President                                      Remembering Blue, and                                                              afternoon. Following this matinee
 Positive Parenting - Every W, 10:30 a.m.
                                                a gallery showing of the pencil                                                          performance, author Connie
 Young Adults                                   and watercolor works of                                                                      Mae Fowler and composer/
                                                noted artist Bill Hill.                                                                         lyricists Tommy
 Make a Valentine Card - Feb. 4, 4 p.m.
 Be a valentine to a sick child. All supplies        The conference                                                                               Goldsmith, Tom House,
 are provided.                                  begins Friday evening                                                                               and Karren Pell will
 Celebrate Black History Month - Feb. 18,       with a keynote address                                                                               join the audience
 4 p.m. Help Titusville Celebrate Black
 History Month through biography, poetry        by Georgia author and                                                                                for a question and
 and music.                                     National Public Radio                                                                                answer session.
                                                commentator Bailey                                                                                       Artist Bill Hill
 Children                                                                                                                                          will be honored at
                                                White. Ms. White’s
 Storytime - Every Tu, 10 a.m. Join             works include Mama                                                                               a reception in the Theater
 Ms. Eve for stories and fun.                   Makes Up Her Mind and                                                                          Gallery on Thursday,
 African American Read-In-Chain -
 Feb. 20, Tu, 10 a.m. Join Ms. Eve for a        Sleeping at the Starlight Hotel.                           By Leslie West                   February 22. This event is
 special storytime.                             A dessert reception and book signing                                                   free and open to the public.
                                                will follow her talk.                                                           His exhibit will run through March.
                                                     The Authors’ Conference on Saturday will feature                Cost for the entire conference is $65. Individual
              TRUSSVILLE                        Connie May Fowler (Remembering Blue), science                   event tickets may be purchased as follows: An Evening
                                                fiction writer Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game),                 with Bailey White $20; Saturday Authors’ Conference
                                                Robert Morgan (“Oprah pick” Gap Creek),                         $35 (including lunch); Remembering Blue $15.
 Friends of the Library - Every 3rd Tu,         Doug Marlette (editorial cartoonist and creator                 For conference information, call 444-7820.
 7 p.m. Join the friends and help support the   of Kudzu), Andrew Hudgins (Babylon in a Jar),                   For tickets, call 444-7888.
 library. Anytime is great!
 Reading Club - Every last Tu, 6:30 p.m.
 Share the joy of reading. Discover new
 East Jefferson Quilter’s Association -         Reading with Ms. Jennifer - Every Th,
 Every 4th Th, 9 a.m. Start a new project.      3:30 p.m. Children in grades 1-3 are invited                 WARRIOR
 Find new stitchin’ friends.                    to come and enjoy a snack, and read with
                                                Ms. Jennifer. Reservations are requested,
 Young Adults                                   but not required.
                                                American Girl’s Club Meeting - Every           Storytime - Every 2nd Tu & 3rd M, 9 a.m.,
 Chess Club - Every Th, 3:30 p.m. All skill
 levels welcome.
 Crafts - Feb. 6, & Apr. 10, Tu, 3:30 p.m.
 Valentines for Children’s Hospital.
 Materials provided.
                                                4th M, 6:45 p.m. The club is for girls in
                                                K-5th grade. Reservations are required.
                                                Call Ms. Jennifer at 655-2022, or come by
                                                the library to make a reservation.
                                                Reservations for the next month begin on
                                                                                               & every 3rd W, 1 p.m.

                                                                                                                 WEST END
                                                                                                                                             STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS
 Games Day - Mar. 5, M, 3:30 p.m. Domino        Tuesday after the meeting.                                Birmingham Public Library Branch
 Challenge.                                     Celebrate The Birth Of Laura Ingalls           Children                                                 Contributed By
                                                Wilder - Feb. 7, W, 4 p.m. Come join                                                                  Mary Ann Ellis
 Children                                       Ms. Jennifer for our second annual birthday    Poetry Slam - Feb. 13, Tu, 3:30 p.m. Come            Branch Head at Wylam
                                                party for one of the best loved and most       and read your own poetry (Grades K-7).
 Storytime - Every Th, 9:30 a.m. All are        read authors.                                  Birmingham Civil Rights Institute/Slide       The Moose That Roared, by Keith
 welcomed, however especially for ages          Mrs. Easter Bunny Visits the Children’s        Show - Feb. 15, Th, 4 p.m. Join us for a      Scott. An account of the powers
 7 and younger.                                 Department - Apr. 12, Th, 9:30 a.m. &          slide show emphasizing African-American       behind “Rocky and Bullwinkle”—
                                                4 p.m. Mrs. Bunny will share stories and       history (Grades K-6).                         namely, Jay Ward and Bill Scott.
  V I D E O             S E R I E S             snacks for all attending. Reservations for     Important Figures in African-American         For anyone who has ever wondered
                                                9:30 a.m. are requested.                       History - Feb. 22, Th, 4 p.m. (Grades K-6).   how America’s favorite moose and
                                                                                               Jewelry Making and Design Workshop -

       o ON OUR
                                                                                                                                             squirrel made it to prime-time TV,
                                                                                               Mar. 13, Tu, 3:30 p.m. Join us and learn to   this is the book you’ve been waiting
                                                                                               create beautiful jewelry (Ages 5-12).         for. Two antlers up!
                                                         VESTAVIA HILLS
          OWN                                                                                  Storytime - Every Th, 1 p.m.

   T                    TERMS
                       ON DYING

                                                Brown Bag Lunch Series - Every Th,
                                                12noon. Video Series. Call for info.

                                                                                                          Birmingham Public Library Branch

                                                                                                                                             Shakespeare: A Crash Course,
                                                                                                                                             by Rob Graham. A wild ride through
                                                                                                                                             every aspect of Shakespeare’s life,
                                                                                                                                             works, and society. Profusely
                                                                                                                                             illustrated, with entertaining little
                                                                                                                                             insets, this book could convince the
                                                                                                                                             most determined Bard-avoider in the
                                                                                                                                             world to give Shakespeare a try.

          he four-part PBS series On Our                                                       Woodlawn Neighborhood Association -
          Own Terms: Moyers on Dying that                                                      Every Last Th, 7 p.m.
          aired September 10-13 was             Preschool Storytime - Every Th,                                                              Invasion of the Body Snatchers,
 extremely popular with Jefferson County        10:30 a.m. Ages 3+.                            Children                                      by Jack Finney. If you’ve enjoyed
                                                Toddler Time (18 months-3 years) -                                                           Finney’s books (Time & Again),
 area patrons. The series was the beginning
                                                Every Tu & W, 10:30 a.m.                       Storytime - Every Tu, 10 a.m.                 go back and get caught up on this
 of a national conversation regarding end
                                                PJ Storytime - Every 2nd & 4th M, 7 p.m.                                                     classic tale of sci-fi/horror. How
 of life issues. The series is divided into                                                                                                  would you feel if you suspected that
 4 programs: Program I: Living with             Valentine Party - Feb. 12, M, 7 p.m. Join
                                                us in making valentines.                                                                     your spouse, your parents, your best
 Dying; Program II: A Different Kind
 of Care; Program III: A Death of One’s         Chapter Book Storytime -                                           WYLAM                     friend had been killed and replaced
                                                Every Th, 4 p.m.                                                                             by aliens? Go and check the
 Own; Program IV: A Time to Change.                                                                       Birmingham Public Library Branch
                                                Special Guest Storyteller -                                                                  basement for pods . . .
 The Birmingham Area Hospice of the
 Jefferson County Department of Health          Feb. 13, Tu, 10:30 a.m. & 4 p.m.,              Programs/Exhibits/Meetings
 and the Community Foundation of Greater        Feb. 22, Th, 10:30 a.m.,
 Birmingham have come together to fund          Mar. 13, Tu, 10:30 a.m. & 4 p.m.,              Wylam Neighborhood Association                        For your convenience,
 and donate video tapes of the television       Mar. 22, Th, 10:30 a.m.,                             Meeting - Every 1st Tu, 6 p.m.          directional maps to public libraries in
 series to 20 Jefferson County Public           Apr. 10, Tu, 10:30 a.m. & 4 p.m.,                                                                Birmingham /Jefferson County
                                                                                                           Children                                   are available at all
 Libraries. Contact your local public library   & Apr. 26, Th, 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                 public libraries in the county.
 for more information on this video series.                                                                Storytime - Every W, 12:30 p.m.

N A T I O N A L                    L I B R A R Y               W E E K                                     APRIL            1-7         @    YOUR           LIBR ARY!
        By Pat Ryan, Director of Jefferson County Library Cooperative
     Left to Right: Walter Bryant, Ruffner Page, Robert Ellenburg, Lee Gewin,
     Jane Culbreth, Holman Head, Alma Dennis, and Victoria Baxter Palefsky.

                                                              Alma P. Dennis, Birmingham Public                      Lee M. Gewin, R. Holman Head, G.                                           Children’s Department. He has been an

        he Library Champion Award is
        given annually by the Jefferson                       LibraryTrustee. Mrs. Dennis has served on              Ruffner Page, Jr., Mountain Brook                                          active member of the Friends of the Library
        County Public Library Association                     the Birmingham Library Board for the past              Library Foundation. These three                                            and has served on their Council.
(JCPLA) to an individual(s) and/or                            14 years. She has been a vocal advocate of             individuals have worked tirelessly to
organization who has made a significant                       the tuition assistance program, which enables          spearhead the fundraising drive for the new                                Jane Culbreth, Board Chairman, Leeds-
contribution to libraries or librarianship in                 staff librarians to obtain a Masters of Library        39,000 square foot Emmet O’Neal Library.                                   Jane Culbreth Public Library. Through the
Jefferson County. The individuals/                            Science degree. She has contributed a great            They have been involved from planning the                                  efforts of Ms. Culbreth, the Leeds Public
organizations listed below were honored                       deal of time and energy to the American                building to strategizing the fundraising,                                  Library opened in 1971. She has served as
December 5 at the annual JCPLA Holiday                        Library Trustee Association, and currently             from training volunteers to recruiting new                                 chairman of the Library Board of Trustees
Luncheon at the Harbert Center.                               serves as their Regional Vice-President.               Foundation Board members. Their                                            for 33 years, working diligently to improve
                                                                                                                     continued efforts and enthusiasm has                                       library services for her community and the
Walter Bryant, Birmingham News                                Victoria Baxter Palefsky, Birmingham                   helped make this dream a reality.                                          state through legislative advocacy.
Staff Writer. The information provided                        Public Library Trustee. Mrs. Palefsky has
through Mr. Bryant’s articles is a public                     served on the Birmingham Library Board for             Robert B. Ellenburg, Volunteer, Homewood                                   These Library Champions are
service to citizens of all ages. Citizens                     the past 9 years. She has been a strong                Public Library. Mr. Ellenburg has volun-                                   representative of the excellent leaders
are kept up-to-date on new services                           proponent of library staff development and             teered at the Library for 16 years, working in                             that give of themselves to serve their
and technology offered in our libraries.                      has been very supportive of the countywide             all departments. His expertise as an engineer                              libraries and communities. Today’s
He has gone above and beyond the                              library cooperative system. She has been an            and his carpentry skill has greatly benefited                              libraries are community centers as
call of duty to promote libraries in                          outspoken library and intellectual freedom             the Library. On several occasions he has                                   well as centers for life-long learning.
Jefferson County.                                             advocate in our community.                             constructed large play items for use in the                                Thank you Library Champions!


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                                                                                                                                                                                                         BIRMINGHAM/JEFFERSON COUNTY

                                                                                                                                                             BY JIM PATE                          Adamsville .................................674-3399
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                                                                    24.   Amateur radio fan or showy actor.         16. Operates or races.                                                        Bessemer ....................................428-7882
11                        12                       13               25.   Tabernacles not taut.                     19. Talk informally or interact on Internet.                                    http://bessemer.lib.al.us
                                                                    27.   E-mail address box not in excess.         20. Den or haunt.                                                             Birmingham (Central)................226-3600
14                   15                       16                    28.   Three-toed sloth or ancient city.         21. Possessed by thing or declaration.                                          http://www.bham.lib.al.us
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                                                                    29.   Presidential prohibitions or reversals.   22. English school town not consumin’.                                          *Avondale ...............................595-5821
                                                                    30.   Big snake or long scarf.                  23. Highway not traveled on.                                                    *East Ensley............................787-1928
19     20                                21             22   23     31.   Cannonball Express or Orange              25. Decimal base not food can.                                                  *East Lake...............................836-3341
                                                                          Blossom Special.                          26. Appointee or designee.                                                      *Eastwood...............................591-4944
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28                   29                            30               34.   Home of U.S. Capitol (abbr) or type       30. Former Yugoslavian state not Dickensian                                     *Five Points West....................780-8151
                                                                          of electricity (abbr).                        place.                                                                      *Inglenook ..............................849-8739
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                                                                    35.   Roman goodbyes not fluffy dogs.           32. Snake or calculator.                                                        *Literacy Branch/McCoy Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                        for Community Service......322-6371
                34             35        36                         37.   Writer of An Exile or Dolly’s and         33. Scary sound or Scout’s friend.                                              *North Avondale .....................592-2082
                                                                          Indiana’s surnames.                       35. Semaphore or set of symbols.                                                *North Birmingham ................254-6454
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                                                                    42.   Source of metal not poetic above.         36. Open like a door or off kilter.                                             *Powderly ...............................925-6178
42                        43                       44               43.   Inspiration or notion.                    37. Bushy hair or cleaning tool.                                                *Pratt City ...............................798-5071
                                                                    44.   Roth plan or one of the Gershwins.        38. Metric measure or multiple “be”.                                            *Slossfield...............................322-1222
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                                                                    45.   According to not kitty tune.              39. Female sib not network.                                                     *Smithfield..............................324-8428
                                                                    46.   Carnac or prophet.                        40. Sea eagle not decorative vase.                                              *Southside...............................933-7776
                                                                    47.   One of or some of.                        41. Speak or recite.                                                            *Springville Road ...................856-0824
                    A C R O S S                                                                                     Clue for unchecked letters in 5D and 26D:                                       *Titusville ...............................322-1140
                                                                                                                                                                                                    *West End ...............................785-5518
                                                                               D O W N                              Armstrong and Aldrin’s vehicle (abbr) or some                                   *Woodlawn .............................595-2001
 1.    Average on links not little salmon.                                                                          middle letters.
 4.    Napoleon’s state ere Elba not Adam’s son.              1.  Cat foot or handle.                                                                                                               *Wylam ...................................785-0349
                                                                                                                    Correction to last issue’s answer grid: 1 Across should be                      *Accessible through http://www.bham.lib.al.us
 8.    In favor not golf shout.                               2.  Boxer Muhammad or actress McGraw.                 PAS, 11 Across should be IRE, 1 Down should be PIA,                           Birmingham Civil Rights Institute/
11.    Home of 14A and 37A (abbr).                            3.  What was wanted for Red Chief or price.           and 2 Down should be ARC. Apologies for the error.                              Archives Division....................328-9696
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                                                                                                                                                                               A R    T    S      Fultondale ..................................849-6335
       prefix.                                                10. Unchangeable computer capacity or                                             37  38
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19.    Sate or surfeit.                                           epistle (abbr).                                                               42
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                                                                                                                                                                                  G   U T
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gardendale/Martha Moore.........631-6639
21.    Bury not go into.                                      15. Not quite far enough or bashful.                                              45
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                                                                                                                                                                                  E   T H           http://gardendale.lib.al.us
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Irondale ......................................951-1415
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Leeds/Jane Culbreth...................699-5962
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                                                                                                                                                             5                                      www.leedsalabama.com/library.htm
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                                                                                                   OFFER GOOD ONLY DURING                                                                           http://pleasantgrove.lib.al.us
            USE THIS COUPON TO                                                                     NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK,                                                                         Tarrant ........................................849-2825
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                                                                                                   APRIL 1-7, 2001 AT ANY                                                                           www.trussvillelibrary.com
            OVERDUE FINES.                                                                         JEFFERSON COUNTY LIBRARY.                                                                      Vestavia Hills/
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Richard Scrushy ......................978-0155
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    *Western Hills Mall branch ....923-1150
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