Soldiers in Hoop Skirts with Dolores HydockSoldiers in Hoop Skirts: Spies, Nurses, and Other Fighting Women of the Civil War

Thursday, October 23 at 6pm

Women on both sides of the conflict did their part for the war effort – as spies, soldiers, nurses, and supporters from the home front. This program shares the true, sometimes funny, sometimes touching, stories of some of the sisters, wives, mothers, and daughters who snooped, smuggled, sewed, nursed, and risked their lives, health, and fortunes for a cause they loved. The program includes photographs, letters, journal entries, and excerpts from memoirs written by these women after the war.

This event is sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Friends of the Irondale Library

Library news

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We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the Friends of Irondale Public Library.

Their efforts have benefited the library and the community in so many ways. Here’s a few:

    • The Friends have purchased bicycles for 3 years for the Summer Reading Grand Prize
    • They have also purchased prizes for the Pre-school Summer Readers
    • We have a Wii gaming system now for programs Thanks to the Friends of IPL
    • The Friends have hosted several programs (Dolores Hydock, Coffee Tasting, Bunko Night)

 We have a New Online Calendar! Click the “Calendar” link at the top of the web page to see all of the fun upcoming events at IPL!

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