Closed Dates – July 4 & 5 – Independence Day

Ya Ya Yarners – July 1. 5 pm. Members share crochet and knitting talents as well as work on community service projects. This year our group will provide hats and scarves to local charities and will provide shawls to local nursing home residents. Need to brush up on your skills? Want to share your talents with other crafters? Join us for a fun-packed evening of stitching and conversation. For more information, email us at [email protected]. Program takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.

Shelby County Camera Club – No meeting in July. Will resume in August.

ABC & Ds of Medicare – July 8. 1 pm. Karen Haiflich of the Medicare Information Source will help you navigate through the process of Medicare. Learn about filing, benefits, and any other questions you might have. Program takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.

Friends of the Library Meeting – July 8. 6 pm. Meeting takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.

Wilderness Survival 101 – July 13. 1 pm. Join us as Patrick Rollins from Randall’s Adventure & Training demonstrates basic survival skills including starting fire, building shelter, and purifying water.

Library Book Group – July 18. 6:30 pm. Join us to discuss In an Instant by Suzanne Redfearn. After a devastating car accident takes her life, 16-year-old Finn Miller, trapped between worlds, watches helplessly as those she loves struggle to survive after the tragedy and finds herself unable to move on. Program takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.

Every Picture Tells a Story: The Storytelling of Norman Rockwell – Dolores Hydock – July 21. 2 pm. Norman Rockwell didn’t just paint pictures; each of his paintings told a story. Join us as Dolores Hydock shares a behind-the-scenes look at how Rockwell created his one-image stories in some of his best-loved covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Alliance. Program takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.

Journaling for Self-Care – July 22. 6 pm. Journaling is a powerful practice that combines self-reflection and self-care, offering individuals a structured and accessible way to explore thoughts and emotions. During this one-hour interactive workshop, Kim Eaton will teach about the different realms of self-care; how to implement self-care strategies in your daily life; and how journaling can become a valuable companion to you on the journey to improved mental well-being and a more fulfilling life. Materials will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring your own journal. Kim is a third-year PhD student in the Health Behavior program with UAB’s School of Public Health. Her research focuses on self-care and journaling to cope with grief, stress, anxiety, and depression. Program takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.

Books & Brews – July 25. 6:30 pm. Come to Siluria Brewing Co. to discuss Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber. After the death of her beloved grandmother, Anna Kate travels to Wicklow, Alabama to settle her estate and sell the café she ran, but finds herself drawn to the quirky town and the mysterious blackbird pie everyone is talking about.

Medicare 101 – July 25. 6 pm. Learn what to expect with Medicare and how to ask the right questions. Perfect for anyone wanting to learn about their Medicare options. Presented by a representative of Medicare Advisors of Alabama. Program takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.