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Sunday, January 21st, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A time to celebrate and emphasize the gift and culture of life without prejudice or partiality.
     
           

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First observed in 1975 as a day to set aside and celebrate pie! Annually Jan. 23rd.
     
           

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

  • - January 24, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY. 60th annual. Celebrating the best in recording arts and sciences, the Grammys cover more than 100 categories, from classical to jazz to pop and rock. Awarded by and to artists and technical professionals. National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL. The best football players from the AFC and NFC battle it out. Annually, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
     
           

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - In lunar folklore, the third full moon in a season containing four full moons is called a blue moon. But in recent times, a blue moon has come to describe the second full moon falling in the calendar month- as is the case in January and March 2018.
     
           

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

  • | 1:30pm - 3:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Bonus programs are one-time presentations on a wide range of topics at various locations in the area. Registration is not needed. Members may bring a guest to bonus programs.

    Southern Gothic Writing
    Feb 1, Thurs
    1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
    Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest
    Instructor: Ralph Voss, Professor Emeritus of English

    UA Gothic literature has existed for centuries, but American Southern Gothic literature originated chiefly with Edgar Allan Poe in the 19th century. This program will describe what Gothic literature is, and will detail the characteristics that make for Southern Gothic literature, with examples from some of the South’s greatest practitioners of the genre. If attendees wish to establish a framework for the program, they may want to read some or all of the following works, which contain many of the examples to be discussed:

    Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher and The Telltale Heart (short stories)
    William Faulkner’s Rose for Emily
    Flannery O’Connor’s Good Country People (short story) Truman Capote’s Children on their Birthdays (short story) Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (novel)
    Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (novel)
    Vestavia Hills Public Library
    1221 Montgomery Highway Birmingham AL 35216
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Old belief that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges on this day, six weeks of winter will ensue.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - During American Heart Month in February, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," a national movement about women and cardiovascular disease. Each year cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly 500,000 women. For all the women you know who have been affected by cardiovascular disease, participate in Wear Red Day. Annually, the first Friday in February.
     
           

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

  • - On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard student Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin launched "TheFacebook" as a social networking site. Facebook, later dropping the "The", quickly became an Internet sensation, reaching 901 million users by March 2012. The site currently has more than 936 million daily users (83% of whom live outside North America) and is offered in 70 million languages. On May 18, 2012, Facebook went public, with a volume of 567 million shares trading that day.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN. Football's legendary battle between NFC and AFC champions.

     
           

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Friday, February 9th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Bagels have earned their day in the spotlight, with the chewy circular bread first debuting in 1610 in Krakow, Poland! Bagels continue to be a popular breakfast staple, with more than 300 million bagels sold in 2016 alone.
     
           

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Last feast before Lent. Although Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday, literally) is properly limited to Shrove Tuesday, it has come to be popularly applied to the preceding two weeks of celebration. Celebrated especially at New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and certain Mississippi and Florida cities. State holiday in Louisiana.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Food lovers pick this day to enjoy these round, sugarcoated, fruit-filled, Polish pre-Lenten pastries, pronounced "poonch-kee," available in bakers nationwide. Paczki coincides with Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.
     
           

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Marks the beginning of Lent. Forty weekdays and six Sundays (Saturday considered a weekday) remain until Easter Sunday. Named for the use of ashes in ceremonial penance.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Most Christian churches observe a period of fasting and penitence (40 weekdays and six Sundays) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending the Saturday before Easter.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - St. Valentine's Day celebrates the feasts of two Christian martyrs of this name. One, a priest and physician, was beaten and beheaded on the Flaminan Way at Rome, Italy, Feb 14, AD 269, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Another Valentine, the bishop of Terni, is said to have been beheaded, also on the Flaminian Way at Rome, Feb 14 (possibly in a later year). Both history and legend are vague and contradictory about details of the Valentines, and some say that Feb 14 was selected for the celebration of Christian martyrs as a diversion from the ancient pagan observance of Lupercalia. An old legend has it that birds choose their mates on Valentine's Day. Now it is one of the most widely observed unofficial holidays. It is an occasion for the exchange of gifts (usually books, flowers, or sweets) and greeting cards with affectionate or humorous messages.
     
           

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

  • | 10:30am - 12:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Bonus programs are one-time presentations on a wide range of topics at various locations in the area. Registration is not needed. Members may bring a guest to bonus programs.

    Liver-Eating Jeremiah Johnson: The Man and the Myth

    Feb 15, Thurs
    10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Bessemer Public Library
    Presenter: Richard Rhone, retired history instructor

    It is often difficult to separate legend from reality, and that’s certainly true today as we look at one of the most infamous and most enigmatic characters that existed in the American Wild West. If not for a movie, most of us would be ignorant of him, even though in the 19th century his fame was of epic proportions. Today we aren’t sure of much of his life, but two things we know as absolute facts: his name was not Jeremiah Johnson and he certainly didn’t look like Robert Redford. Let’s try to separate the fact from the fiction.
    Bessemer Public Library
    1400 19th Street N Bessemer AL 35020
  • | 1:30pm - 3:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Bonus programs are one-time presentations on a wide range of topics at various locations in the area. Registration is not needed. Members may bring a guest to bonus programs.

    Tour Eastern Europe
    Feb 15, Thurs
    1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
    Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest
    Instructor: Andrea Traina, native of Italy who conducts tours of his homeland and Eastern Europe

    Join Andrea as he shows us the beautiful and historic cities of Eastern Europe. We will visit Budapest, Hungary; Krakow, Poland; and Prague in the Czech Republic. We will see world famous museums, learn the history and the arts, as well as see the beautiful blue Danube.
    Vestavia Hills Public Library
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 4:05 PM, EST.
     
           

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