City honors MLK’s visit to Greenville

by gbcpl on October 14, 2015

Martin_Luther_King_Jr_speaking_to_an_audience_in_a_church_building_in_Greenville_Alabama(1)The Greenville-Butler County Public Library was proud to join with the City of Greenville and Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce in a ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 8 to present a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to members of Harrison Street Baptist Church.

The portrait, enlarged from a photo included in the Alabama Department of Archives and History’s collection of over 11,000 images donated by Jim Peppler from his time with the Southern Courier, was taken during Dr. King’s visit to Greenville and Harrison Street Baptist Church in 1965.

Complete media coverage of the event can be found at the following links:

The Greenville Advocate: “Historic photo of Civil Rights leader unveiled”

WSFA: “Photos of MLK unveiled in Greenville”

WAKA: “Greenville honors MLK visit”

The photograph will be on display at schools in Greenville as well as City Hall, the Butler County Courthouse, and the Library before being displayed at the Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Breakfast in January. It will then be donated to Harrison Street Baptist Church along with a plaque commemorating the event.

Click here for: The complete Jim Peppler Southern Courier Photograph Collection

Library hosts Dr. Clifton Meador Friday

by gbcpl on June 4, 2015

20x24_stadiumGreenville native Dr. Clifton Meador joins us on Friday, June 5 at 4 p.m. for a signing of his new book, Sketches of a Small Town…Circa 1940.

About the Book: For a boy coming of age during the 1930s and ’40s, Greenville, Alabama, a small cotton-farming town in the Deep South, was a wonderfully rich environment. Greenville may have been small, but for author Clifton K. Meador, MD, life growing up there was anything but dull. In his memoir Sketches of a Small Town…circa 1940, Meador lovingly retells the stories that formed his values and shaped his life. For young Clifton and his friends, there’s plenty of trouble to stir up, ranging from a field fire, to buzzard hunting, to fights between the “country boys” and the “city boys,” and, of course, girls

Dr. Meador has graciously agreed to donate portions of the proceeds from any books he sells back to the library. Please come out and support this event!

McWane presents “Superhero Science”

June 4, 2015

Explore the science behind superheroes and their amazing powers as the McWane Science Center of Birmingham presents “Superhero Science” on Friday, June 5 at 10 a.m. at the library. A FREE program for all ages and no registration is required. Helping kick off summer reading 2015 at the Library! Don’t forget our “Hero Academy,” held […]

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Summer Reading starts June 4!

May 26, 2015

Our Summer Reading schedule of programs has been set! Visit our Summer Reading 2015 page for a complete list of special programs and other activities! It’s going to be an exciting summer here at the GBCPL!

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