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Don & Emogene Kolar's Christmas Card exhibit December 2007.

On November 11, 2007 Dietician Donna Smith came to the Library and presented her program "Finger Lickin' Way to Get Ready for Thanksgiving". She prepared the following healthy recipes Broccoli Salad, Big Daddy's Sausage n' Beans and Orange Julius.  Everyone in attendance was able to taste these delicious treats.  There were 35 in attendance.

The Adelia M. Russell Library held a vintage garment exhibit this fall.  The exhibit was on display from October 22 until November 3. 

Susan Shehane, author of Alabama Listening in the Cold War Era visited the library on October 3, 2007 for a book signing.

On June 29, 2007 the Alexander City Supervisor's meeting was held at the Adelia M. Russell and Mamie's Place Children's Library pavillon. The meeting was hosted by Judy Tidwell.

On September 12, 2007 Linda Ewing presented a program on "Creating dried flower arrangements".  She made several arrangements and then decorated a table for the Library.  Everyone had a wonderful time and left with ideas to decorate for fall.

In Sept. 2007 the Adelia M. Russell Library received a facelift.  The entire building received a new coat of paint and some minor repairs were taken care of at this time.

On August 14, 2007 James Spann, Meteorologist from ABC 33/40 visited the library.  There were over 90 people in attendance.  Everyone enjoyed his very informative program on weather.  Faith Christian Academy students made Mr. Spann a welcome poster. 
The Library introduced 3 Kress paintings in an unveiling reception Monday at 5:00 P.M at the Adelia M. Russell Library. These Renaissance works were first given to the library in 1964 at the request of Sim Wilbanks, a local attorney. Representing the late Mr. Wilbanks was his daughter Alice Johnson, his wife Johnnie Wilbanks and his grandson Sim Wilbanks. The beautiful Renaisance works were unveiled one by one at the reception. These fine works of art add a great deal to the ambiance of the library. A large crowd was on hand for the event.

Mr. J. B. Peoples reminiscing in the "Bevelle Memories" Room at Adelia M. Russell Library

On July 10 residents from Adam's nursing home came to the Adelia M. Russell Library for Movie Day.  They enjoyed the movie, popcorn and drinks. 

On July 3, 2007 the library hosted a 4 th of July cookout for our patrons. Heath Johnsey son of Lynn Johnsey (Mamie's Place) cooked hot dogs. The hot dogs were furnished by Gary & Melody Robertson.

Ms. Minnie Floyd and Ms. Sarah Johnson recently visited the library from Youngstown, Ohio. While at the library they utilized a service provided by the library for geneology research.

Laura Grimes presented a program at the library on Friday, May 18 on Brass Rubbings.  She had several brass rubbings from her personal collection on display and shared her story and adventure of going to Europe where she learned about this interesting process.

Catie Radney and son Anderson were first place winners in the 33 rd Annual Art Exhibit held at the Adelia M. Russell Library and sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

33rd Annual Art Reception, April 22, 2007.

Fred Williams, whose father was a former mayor of Alexander City donated a beautiful exotic bird painting to the Adelia Russell Library in memory of his parents. Pictured with Mr. Williams are his sisters Jean Cummins and Jackie Scott.

The library hosted a booksigning on February 22, 2007 for black history month. Frequita Slade, whose pen name is Anelsa, spoke about the importance of family life, interacting with children and the black family structure. Thirty-Five people enjoyed her presentation as she read from her book, Colored Girl .

Adelia M. Russell Library hosted a book signing on February 7 th , 2007 for Bob Whetstone. He is a native of Alexander City and grew up in the Avondale community.

His book Grave Dancin' was the subject of his talk. Because the book was about textile mills and the fact that Mr. Whetstone is from Avondale, many friends and schoolmates attended this book signing. Sixty people enjoyed the presentation and many books were purchased and signed.

Pictured left to right:

Pee Wee Moultrie, former Hank Williams band member
Judy Tidwell, Acting Director, Adelia Russell Library
Clent Holmes, former Hank Williams band member
Mayme Holmes, band member and wife of Clent Holmes
Ralph Moore, author of Hank.

Beth Spraggins, a loyal library patron recently donated a statue to the library. 
It is a beautiful bronze statue of a boy holding a book and a dog at his side.  She has named the little boy "Cary" after her father and the dog "Brandy" memorializing her father's beloved dog.  This is a special addition to the library grounds.  The statue is located at the back entrance of the library.  Please take time to come by and view this wonderful addition. 

A huge crowd came to the
Remembering Hank Williams
on Friday, January 12 at
the Adelia Russell Library.

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