upcoming events


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Items below in gold are open to the public.

JANUARY 2022

Sunday, January 30: Pedaling Hard on the Cycle of Life. Part of the Soup and Stories for the Soul annual event at Vestavia Hills UMC, 2061 Kentucky Avenue, Vestavia Hills. Doors to Tyson Fellowship Hall open at 12:15, then a casual lunch of soup and bread, then the stories, finishing up at around 2 p.m. The event is a fund-raiser for the food ministry at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15 plus a can of coup to help restock the church's food pantry. All are welcome to attend -- not just church  members. Reservations are essential so they know how much soup to make! For reservations, email bobarb@bellsouth.net.

Whether it's diet fads, technology trends, or seeing your mother's face in the mirror, the truth is that what goes around, comes around, and everything old is new again. A collection of funny, affectionate, and mostly true stories about the cycle of life that keeps us all pedaling as hard as we can.



FEBRUARY 2022

Tuesday, February 1: Fools for Love. 
11 a.m. to noon, Gulf Shores Cultural Center, 19470 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores. Free. Sponsored by the Gulf Shores Public Library and the Alabama Humanities Alliance. For info, call the library at 251-968-1176. 

Come enjoy true, tender and sometimes shocking stories of Cupid's mischief as we peek under the covers of a royal scandal (not the current one; one that happened 200 years ago!), and get a sideways glance at strange fads and hair-raising shenanigans among the love-struck fashionistas of 19th century England. These tales are part royal shocker, part True Romance, and part fun facts from history. There's no telling what people will do when Cupid's arrows fly! 


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esday, February 1: Fools for Love. 3 - 4 p.m., Spanish Fort Public Library,  7361  Spanish Fort Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL. Center, 19470 Oak Road West, Gulf Shores. Free. Sponsored by the Spanish Fort Public Library and the Alabama Humanities Alliance. For info, call the library at 251-410-7323.

Come enjoy true, tender and sometimes shocking stories of Cupid's mischief as we peek under the covers of a royal scandal (not the current one; one that happened 200 years ago!), and get a sideways glance at strange fads and hair-raising shenanigans among the love-struck fashionistas of 19th century England. These tales are part royal shocker, part True Romance, and part fun facts from history. There's no telling what people will do when Cupid's arrows fly!



MARCH 2022

Wednesday, March 2: Look Carefully or You'll Miss It: Stories about finding the beauty in the everyday.
 Noon - 1 p.m., B. B. Comer Library Auditorium, 314 North Broadway Avenue, Sylacauga, AL. Free. Part of the Adult Brown Bag Series. For info, call the library at 256-249-0961.

Two true stories, one about a chance encounter with a woman who grew philosophy as well as phlox on her little piece of earth, and one about a piece of 40-year-old fatherly advice that finally made sense. 


Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9: Classic Tales of Children's Literature. Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, 217 East Tuscaloosa Street, Florence, AL. Stories to accompany a special exhibit of illustrations from classic children's books. Times and other details TBA.


Tuesday, March 15: Castles and Cathedrals. 2 - 3 p.m., Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library, 108 East 10th Street, Anniston, AL . Free. Sponsored by the library and the Alabama Humanities Alliance.

Vernon and Irene Castle were ballroom dancers of the Vaudeville era. Their story has unexpected detours into the glittery world of fame and fortune, and the battlefields of World War I. But the real hero of this intriguing tale is the public library system whose resources make their story come to life.


Thursday, March 24: Soldiers in Hoop Skirts -- Nurses, spies, and other fighting women of the Civil War.
10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, 1221 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ticket info TBA.

Women on both sides of the conflict did their part for the war effort – as spies, soldiers, nurses, and supporters from the home front. This program shares the true, sometimes funny, sometimes touching, stories of some of the sisters, wives, mothers, and daughters who snooped, smuggled, sewed, nursed, and risked their lives, health, and fortunes for a cause they loved. The program includes photographs, letters, journal entries, and excerpts from memoirs written by these women after the war.


APRIL 2022


Friday, April 22: Unmasked, Unlocked, Untested - Post-Pendemic Stories. Homewood Public Library Auditorium, 1710 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL.  Evening story concert. Ticket info and details TBA.