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April 30th - Shoals Earth Day Fest

The event includes art and crafts, children's activities. Earth-Friendly displays and music by Dillon Hodges and other. Performances by Steve Trash at noon, 2pm, and 4pm.

Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum, Veterans Drive, Florence

FLPL: Jazz Concert, Film Screenings, and more!

Stop by the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library for some of these upcoming events!

'The Screening Room: Get Low (2010)
Thursday, April 14, 7:30 pm
Directed by Aaron Schneider (Two Soldiers), Get Low stars Robert Duvall in an Oscar-worthy performance as a 1930s-era Tennessee hermit who hires two down-on-their-luck funeral-parlor directors (Bill Murray and northwest Alabama native Lucas Black) to stage his memorial service before his death. The cast also includes Sissy Spacek, Bill Combs, Gerald McRaney and University of North Alabama alumnus Danny Vinson.

Serenades from the Shoals: Mars Hill Bible School Jazz Band
Sunday, April 17 2011, 2:00pm
FLPL is celebrating the Year of Alabama Music with a monthly concert series featuring local artists, beginning with a performance by the Mars Hill Bible School Jazz Band on Sunday, April 17 at 2pm. Admission is free.
For a full schedule of upcoming events in the Serenades from the Shoals concert series, visit http://flpl.org/events/featured-programs

The Screening Room: True Grit (1969)
Thursday, April 21, 7:00 pm
If you’ve only seen the 2010 Cohen brothers version, stop by the library for director Henry Hathaway’s Oscar-winning original film version of Charles Portis’ Western novel True Grit, starring John Wayne and Kim Darby.
The Screening Room: The Cameraman (1928) and One Week (1920)
Saturday, April 23, 2:00 pm
This Screening Room event will feature Buster Keaton’s classic silent comedy The Cameraman and his uproarious short silent comedy One Week.

Book Launch Event: Redemption: Missy’s Story by Melissa Owens
Thursday, April 28, 5:00 – 6:30 pm (Book reading at 5 pm)
In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Melissa Owens will visit FLPL to talk about her book Redemption: Missy’s Story. This memoir recounts Owens’ childhood as a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, and spiritual abuse, as well as extreme neglect. In the book, she explores her struggles with drugs and alcohol and with life as a runaway and a teenage mother. She discusses how she turned her life around with the support of caring people who were committed to helping her.
Melissa Owens is an author, speaker, and advocate of women and children’s rights. She is currently working with locally elected officials to form Youth At Risk programs and is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) representative and a member of Protect.org.
Owens will be selling and signing copies of Redemption at this event. Part of the book sale proceeds will go to CASA. For more information, visit missyspeaks.com.

The Holocaust and Yad Vashem: A Presentation by Jim Bevis
Monday, May 2, 6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 4, 2:30 pm
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Week, Jim Bevis will visit the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library to present “The Holocaust and Yad Vashem.” He will give this presentation on Monday, May 2 at 6:00 pm and on Wednesday, May 4 at 2:30 pm.
Mr. Bevis will provide an overview of the Holocaust and the events leading up to it and will talk about his visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. He will give special attention to what people of all faiths can do in response to the Holocaust and anti-semitism.
Jim Bevis serves as President of CSR Ministries, an international Christian renewal ministry, and is a member of the Chistian Leadership Council of Remembrance of Yad Vashem. He and his wife, Anne Wagnon Bevis, have ministered in over thirty countries. They live in Florence.


April 22& 23 - Living History Event

April 22-23 - Sweetwater Living History Weekend

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in Florence in 1860? Have you ever secretly wished you could? That opportunity can be yours on April 22nd and 23rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the "Sweetwater Living History Weekend."

Admission to the event will be free both days. The celebration will feature such events as an hourly reading of Alabama's twentieth Governor Robert M. Patton's innaugural speech, a Maud Lindsay kindergarten re-enactment , Civil War campsites and many more living histories from the period.

Concessions will be available and different events will be planned for both days.

Sweetwater Mansion est 1828 is located at 842 Sweetwater Avenue, just off Florence Boulevard. Watch for signs on the day of the event or call 256-710-4432 for more information.

All events will be postponed in case of rain.

photo by Sandra McVay