January 27, 2015 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA) Join us at the Orange Beach Senior Activity Center on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. for a talk on the culture of Alabama. Alabama is perceived by the outside world as being monocultural and isolated. People are surprised to find a diverse state.
MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, Ala. — The newest program at the Magnolia Springs Public Library includes more barks and meows than the others. The library recently started hosting Pet Thursday every week, during which visitors can interact with animals from the Stray Love Foundation.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. – The Friends of the Fairhope Public Library’s annual Chocolate and Champagne Fantasy fundraiser is Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at the library. The event will feature the theme “Winter Wonderland,” and attendees will have the opportunity to sample an array of savory hors d’oeuvres and delectable desserts together with a great selection of wine and champagne.
ELBERTA, Ala. — Plans to establish a public library in Elberta continue. During the Elberta Town Council’s November meeting, Council member Betty Wood announced plans to forma steering committee to research the selection of a board of directors for the library.
FOLEY, Ala. — September is a busy month at the Foley Public Library with activities of interest for the entire family. The fun begins Thursday with the first installment of the Foley Public Library’s Fall Film Series.
FOLEY, Ala. — Foley Public Library is gearing up for a bevy of activity this month, which kicks off with the annual Friends of the Foley Public Library Potluck Dinner this week. According to Library Director John Jackson, the event will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at Foley Civic Center.
ELBERTA, Ala. — A library in Elberta may not be too far off. The idea to add such a facility opened Tuesday’s Elberta Town Council Workshop with by Councilwoman Betty Wood and Alma Doege indicating that they had begun researching the endeavor.
MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, Ala. — The Magnolia Springs Public Library became a source of debate during Tuesday’s Magnolia Springs Town Council meeting.
MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, Ala. — Magnolia Springs Library kicked off its Summer Reading Program Saturday with a theme based around “The Great Green Turkey Creek Monster” by James Flora.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama — Adult Summer Programs will be held at the Fairhope Public Library. As part of this year’s Literary Elements theme, the library is hosting “It’s all Relative,” a multi-generational genealogy series.
DAPHNE, Alabama — The Daphne Library will offer a special summer reading teen event. David Stephens with All Hands Productions will conduct a teen puppet workshop June 10.
SUMMERDALE, Ala. — Reading in Summerdale this summer is sure to be explosive as the Marjorie Younce Snook Public Library prepares to launch “Fizz, Boom, Read!” next week. The free Summer reading program kicks off Tuesday with its first installment. That means from 10 a.m. to noon each Tuesday in June, participants can enjoy live entertainment, crafts, reading and refreshments.
LOXLEY, Alabama — The Loxley Elementary School and Loxley Public Library are sponsoring a summer reading program. t will kick off at 10 a.m. June 3 at the Loxley Public Library. All children of the Loxley area are invited to come enjoy the kick-off event with popcorn, drinks, games and a story.
GULF SHORES, Alabama — Area youth will have the opportunity to participate in Fizz Boom Read and Spark a Reaction, the Thomas B. Norton Public Library and Gulf Shores Museum’s youth summer reading programs beginning June 4.
Fines are being forgiven at some Baldwin County Libraries during National Library Week. Anyone can return overdue books, DVDs, audio books or any other library-owned material to the libraries listed below during the week of April 13-19 and all will be forgiven.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama — Beginning April 3, Fairhope Public Library will showcase the film adaptations of four of Shakespeare’s classics to commemorate the bard’s 450th birthday. As an extension of the library’s summer film series, Consanguinity, now approaching its 13th year, “Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!” will introduce and feature a body of work each Thursday at 1 p.m.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama — Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts will present a talk on Cultivating Inspiration. The talk will take place at 6 p.m. March 27 at Fairhope Public Library.
FAIRHOPE, Alabama — Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts will present a talk on Cultivating Inspiration.The talk will take place at 6 p.m. March 27 at Fairhope Public Library.
The Friends of the Daphne Public Library will hold their spring book sale. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 22 in front of the library and in the library’s Community Room.
ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – The Eighth Annual Trivia Night Party turned out to be a great success, and, like previous years, proved to festive and fun while raising money to benefit the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach libraries as well as other local organizations.
Becky Malone is a librarian, but she has a teacher’s heart.
“I always say, ‘You can take the teacher out of the classroom, but you can’t take the classroom out of the teacher,’” Malone says. “Even in the library, I always want to teach something.”
MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, Ala. — Through both rain and shine, Magnolia Springs Library celebrated its second anniversary this past Saturday.
The celebration that doubled as a fundraiser was held both outdoors and inside the library during lunch time. Festivities included live musical entertainment provided by Laura Hardy of Huntsville, an inflatable, a book sale and barbecue dished out by volunteers of all ages and members of the Magnolia Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
DAPHNE, Alabama — The Daphne Library was recently awarded a $25,000 Strengthening Youth and Family Grant, funded by the Library Services and Technology Act, to be used for young adult and at-risk teen programming.
MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, Ala. — The Magnolia Springs Library will celebrate its second anniversary this weekend.
The celebration is scheduled for 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the library.
Young adult author Leigh Moore will present a book talk at the Daphne Public Library on Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. Moore is an award-winning journalist and editor, who began writing novels in 2009.
The Friends of the Fairhope Public Library are gearing up for the Fall By-the-Inch Book Sale, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Giddens Conference Center at the library.
September 30, 2013 – Gulf Shores, AL (GSA) – The Thomas B. Norton Public Library will soon be barking up a new tree with a program called the Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program. The mission of the program is to improve the literacy skills of children in first, second and third grades through the assistance of registered canine therapy and literacy mentors. The R.E.A.D. program utilizes registered therapy animals that have been trained and tested for health, safety, appropriate skills and temperament.
DAPHNE, Alabama- The Friends of the Daphne Public Library will hold it’s fall Sidewalk Book Sale on Saturday, September 28 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The sale will be held in front of the Library and in the Library’s Community Room.
The Daphne Public Library is accepting entries for the 2013 “Back-to-School” Bookmark Contest.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – In June and July 2013, more than 100 readers were able to “Dig into Reading” and find literary treasures “Beneath the Surface” in a total of 2179 books!