Not only will the Foley Public Library have new hours beginning in January 2022 (Mon-Thurs, 9 am – 7 pm; Fri & Sat, 9 am – 5 pm,) but they will have some new programs as well. Along with our regular monthly programs such as Makersaurus Time, the Doki Doki Anime Club, a Saturday movie, and Coffee & Donuts With an Author, the library has a new monthly program and a few stand alone programs, too.
On Fri, Jan 14, @ 6 pm, the library will host its Family BINGO Night which is now held every other month. A small donation is required to acquire bingo cards. The library plays 3 rounds of 5 games each. Prize drawings are held at the end of each round. Back doors open at 5:30 pm to allow entrance for bingo. Reservations are required and can be made online at our library’s website or by phoning Melanie at 251-943-1031.
A new Adult Anime Club will begin at the library on Fri, Jan 21 @ 6 pm. This club is for ages 17 and above. Attendees are encouraged to bring a bite to eat with them and cold drinks will be served. More mature anime (for ages 17 and up) will be watched and discussed. We will be creating club guidelines at this first meeting. Please join us to get in on the ground floor of this exciting new club. No reservations are required at this time.
Mike Bunn will give a presentation on “The Assault on Fort Blakely” on Tues, Jan 27 @ 2 pm in the library’s upstairs meeting room. Reservations are required and can be made online or by phoning Melanie.
Bunn will discuss the afternoon of April 9, 1865, when some sixteen thousand Union troops launched a bold, coordinated assault on the three-mile-long line of earthworks known as Fort Blakeley. The charge was one of the grand spectacles of the Civil War, the climax of a weeks-long campaign that resulted in the capture of Mobile – the last major Southern city to remain in Confederate hands. Bunn will take you into the chaos of those desperate moments along the waters of the storied Mobile-Tensaw Delta. He will share detailed accounts of those who participated in this harrowing siege and assault.
Fairhope musician and poet, Mike Turner, will give a musical presentation, “Songs of the Gulf Coast,” on Thurs, Jan 27 @ 6 pm. Reservations are required and can be made online or by phoning Melanie.
Turner’s presentation is composed of original songs and the stories behind them, the program draws inspiration from life along Mobile Bay and the Gulf Coast. Historic events like the BP oil spill, the Dauphin Island Race Tragedy, local Legends and Louisiana Hoodoo serve as source material for this unique musical program.
A special Family Book Read will happen on Sat, Jan 29 @ 10 am. Author, Ryan Caver & his son, Oliver, will present their book, Litter, Litter Please Come Here, as well as discussing their organization named Clean Horizons whose mission is to clean up beaches and pick up three million tons of trash. For more info on this organization, please go to www.cleanhorizons.org. Seating is limited so a reservation is required. This can be done online at the library’s website or by phoning Melanie.
For more information on any of the listed events, please contact the library at 251-943-7665 or check out the website at www.foleylibrary.org. You can also check out the library’s Facebook page or find the library on Instagram and Twitter.