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Library Press Release    8/8/2017             Library Closings: Monday, September 4 for Labor Day.

The first 7 days of each month are fine-free for books returned in good condition!

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News and Special Events

  1. Our third annual Snapshot Day is coming up! Drop by the library and take a tour, fill out a comment card, star in a snapshot, admire the Sew Joyful Quilters’ work, enjoy light refreshments, and see what your library is up to in a day. We look forward to seeing you Thursday, August 17th, all day long! (Our Green Bag Gardening Lunch takes place from 12-1; a good time to visit.)
  2. Need to brush up on your tech skills?  Our Beginner’s Follow-up (Level 2) starts August 14. Sign up is required for this 2-week, 8 class course! Call the library at 256-927-5838 or email us at

Other Computer Courses, funded by a grant from the Tillotson-Menlo Charitable Foundation:

Basic Beginners Computer class has a long waiting list; sign up to be contacted as space becomes available.

Full Courses: Beginners Follow-up, (starts August 14); Email Toolkit (starts Sept. 12); and Computer             Refresher (starts Aug 31.)

Two Hour Workshops: Facebook (August 15) and Computer Troubleshooting (August 22.) 2:00-4:00 p.m.

For schedule information and to sign up, call, visit the library, or email

  1. Green Bag Lunch Gardening Program on the third Thursday of the month!

Thursday, August 17: “Drought Resistant Plants” with Jason Powell of “Petals from the Past” 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.         Bring a lunch; we’ve got the drinks and dessert!

Thursday, September 14:  “Know Your Native Plants” with Master Gardener Judith Rives, 12:00-1:00.

  1. AARP’s Smart Driver Course will be held at the library on August 25 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Participants are eligible for discounts from most insurance companies after completing the course for a certificate. Cost is $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-members; however, those who wish can audit the course at no charge. Please sign up by phone or at the library. For more information, visit
  2. Forgotten Alabama author Glen Wills will speak and sign copies of his book on

Monday, August 28 at 4:00 p.m. as part of the library’s Alabama Bicentennial Celebration.

  1. Fall Storytime begins September 12! Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Stories, songs, art, and fun!
  2. Car trouble? Get expert help with car repairs and estimates with our link to Follow this path:; choose the “Links” tab; click on ChiltonLibray
  3. The library’s Genealogy Room features a large and unique collection of local and family history, plus free access to com Library Edition. Visit soon!

Regular Programs

  1. The Sew Joyful Quilters meet regularly on Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
  2. Reading Around Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month from 2:00-3:00 P.M.

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