SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Comer Library’s SouthFirst Bank Adult Lecture Series to kick off with Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame performer, Elnora Spencer from Birmingham.

Elnora Spencer—accompanied by piano, bass, and drums—will open the SouthFirst Bank Lecture Series on Sept. 19 at noon at the Comer Library.  The renowned vocalist and her talented musicians will present an hour of what she calls “jazzy blues” for the audience’s enjoyment.

Library director, Tracey Thomas, commented on the fall series—“You Must Remember This”— saying, “The Comer Library is pleased to offer an interesting array of programs to our wonderful adult participants who come in from parts of four counties to enjoy food, fellowship and fun with programs on history, literature, music, storytelling and more!  This “painless learning opportunity” is sure to appeal to adults who are interested in lifelong learning with the following programs presented by noted historians and performers:

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018– David Alsobrook

“Eyewitness to History:  Four Recent U.S. Presidents and Their First Ladies”

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 – Scotty Kirkland
“Let the Dirt Fly:  Alabamians and the Panama Canal!

Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 2018 – Paul Harris
“To Save A City: The Berlin Airlift—June 1948 to May 1949”

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 – William Deutsch
“Alabama, The River State

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018—Jim Baggett
“It Came Like a Cyclone:  Alabama and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic”

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018—David Lucsko
“Junkyards and the Automotive Past”

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018—Dolores Hydock

“Lost and Found:  Stories About What Shows Up When You Are Looking for Something Else”

“You Must Remember This”—the fall Adult Brown Bag Lecture Series—is sponsored by Southfirst Bank.  Refreshments—sponsored by the Hickory Street Café and volunteers— begin at 11:00 and the programs begin promptly at 12:00 in the Harry I. Brown Auditorium. For more information, call 256-249-0961 or visit  Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended for groups.


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