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Building Characters That Stand the Test of Time

Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 10:30am
Author Michael Morris will lead a writer's workshop that will feature writing exercises using photographs to develop ideas for historical or contemporary fiction. These exercises focus on developing compelling characters and settings that can be used to launch a short story or even the beginning of a novel. Reservations required. 444-7840
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Purl @ the Plaza

Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 1:00pm
Join old friends and make new ones at this crafty meeting of all fiber enthusiasts! Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider with us.

FREE EVENT!
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May Glue Gun Gang: Cut Up Poetry and Decoupaged Votives

Sunday, 14 May 2017 - 3:00pm
Create cut-up poetry using damaged books and decoupage a glass jar with your poem to create a candle holder. Adults only. Registration begins on May 1 and is required. 444-7840
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Neuroscience Cafe: Adolescent Psychosis

Monday, 15 May 2017 - 6:30pm
"Identification and Treatment of Psychosis in Young People: Experience from a First Episode Psychosis Clinic" presented by the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center. The discussion will be led by Clinton Martin, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Adrienne Lahti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry. NEUROSCIENCE CAFE is an ongoing series in which experts in the neurosciences present topics, create discussion and answer questions for the community. 444-7840
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French Conversation Club

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Adults of all fluency levels are invited to practice their French and celebrate the culture.
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Trivia Night

Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Compete for prizes in our monthly trivia night. While we usually have themed trivia nights, May will be a general trivia night.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Andy Spain

Sunday, 21 May 2017 - 2:30pm
Singer/songwriter writes eclectic but accessible songs that merge folkways with futurism in a style he calls "sci-folk."

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Monday at the Movies: Me Before You

Monday, 22 May 2017 - 2:00pm
May: Me Before You

Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.

110 minutes | Rated PG-13

FREE EVENT
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Monday at the Movies: Me Before You

Monday, 22 May 2017 - 6:30pm
May: Me Before You

Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.

110 minutes | Rated PG-13

FREE EVENT
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Nighttime Nonfiction Book Group

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach * 444-7816
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After Hours @ the Plaza: Game Nite

Friday, 26 May 2017 - 7:00pm
Team up with your friends and fellow gamers and heed the call of the tabletop! We have a great selection of board games available, or bring your own to share.

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY PLAZA
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Insatiable Readers: Summer Reading Preview

Saturday, 27 May 2017 - 10:30am
Feed your need for nonfiction titles and bookish conversations while you enjoy a cup of coffee! 444-7840
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Brother Joseph and the Grotto - Alabama documentary screening

Saturday, 27 May 2017 - 2:30pm
Brother Joseph and the Grotto tells the “true fairy tale” of Brother Joseph Zoettl, the tiny Bavarian hunchback monk who built Ave Maria Grotto, a miniature city of recycled materials in the Alabama woods of Saint Bernard Abbey (2013, approx. 2 hours). Free admission and refreshments! ⁠444-⁠7840
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First Thursday Fiction Book Group

Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 10:00am
TBA
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Coffee & Espresso 101: Discussion & Tasting

Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 10:00am
Learn about coffee, espresso, different methods of brewing, coffee sustainability practices and more. Class is $10 and includes light snacks & drink tastings. Limited seating! Reserve your spot at 205-518-6264.

East 59 Cafe on the Plaza, 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm
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