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Word from the Library … Register for summer reading now

Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 4:58 am

Jill Rael

Jillian Rael


library director

Things are heating up here at the library as we make our final preparations for the Summer Reading Program. We are so excited to have just been awarded a $1,500 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to be used for Summer Reading materials!

Our final calendar is looking so amazing and includes planetarium shows provided by Sci-Quest out of Huntsville. We are also making our final preparations to work with the kids at the FAST program this summer, so parents, be on the lookout for packets coming home with more information about Summer Reading.

We will have a volunteer orientation on May 21st, so if you are interested in lending a hand with our programs this summer, please give us a call for more details and make arrangements to attend the orientation.

Summer Reading registration is open NOW, and our Mad Scientist kick-off party will be May 31st (costumes welcome!).

Our first FoL Speaker was Betty Bolte who gave a great talk on the art and process of writing historical fiction, and it was a great treat! Betty is a local author and we appreciate her taking the time to come out and share some of what she has learned over the years about weaving fact into fiction.

Our next speaker in the lineup will be Dr. John Kvach, history professor at UA Huntsville and author of De Bow’s Review: the Antebellum Vision of a New South (and local favorite for talks). Dr. Kvach earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee and specializes in southern history. His talk, “Isolation and Ignorance: A Southern Mind During the Civil War” will focus on the author of De Bow’s Review and how he changed during the Civil War as he became more isolated and despondent. Dr. Kvach will also have copies of his book available for signing. Dr. Kvach’s talk will be on May 27 at 6 p.m.

For a more complete listing of our upcoming events, visit our website at www.bit.ly/flclibrary, our entire Google calendar as well as color flyers are available under the Events tab.