Pelham library announces upcoming programs

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Pelham Public Library recently announced several events taking place in January 2019. All of the upcoming events are free.

Here is a list of events:

200 Years of Forgotten Alabama featuring Glenn Wills – On Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at 1 p.m. join the Pelham Public Library for a presentation and book signing from Glenn Wills, author of Forgotten Alabama. Alabama is celebrating its 200th birthday in 2019, and as part of the library’s centennial celebration, it will host Wills, who has made it his mission to capture thousands of beautiful images of neglected places in Alabama before they disappear. His haunting and poignant photographs accompanied his personal blog on his website and Facebook page. Wills traveled thousands of miles, visiting every county in Alabama to capture these places on film and sharing his experiences. His efforts eventually coalesced in the creation of the books, Forgotten Alabama and Forgotten Alabama 2. He is currently working on his third book in the series which will feature older structures from the early days of Alabama statehood. Books will be on sale for signing afterward. This event is free to attend, but seating is limited. Please reserve your seat by calling 620-6418.

Ask a Financial Pro – Debra Cinquemani, a certified financial planner, will be available on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 and Jan. 22, 2019 from 10-11 a.m. and Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 and Jan. 24, 2019, from 6-7 p.m. to meet with anyone who is interested in asking questions about their finances. The service is free. For more information or to schedule a time to meet with her, call 822-9590, or meet her at the library. It will be first come, first serve unless you have an appointment.

Spanish Conversation Table – Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 and Jan. 31, 2019 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. the library will host the Spanish Conversation Table. Do you speak Spanish but need the opportunity to practice with others? Did you take Spanish classes, study abroad, or go on missions’ trips to Spanish speaking countries? If so, this is the perfect group for you. The language conversation table offers the opportunity to practice with others. We’ll come together to practice and learn in a fun and casual environment. Registration is not required.

Understanding Medicare Seminar – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, from noon to 1 p.m. Does Medicare confuse you? Get answers at this seminar provided by Linda Reynolds, an independent insurance agent with 15 years of experience. The presentation simplifies complex issues such as the Medicare parts, enrolling and more. Hundreds age into Medicare each month in this area. It is a complex and confusing process for most individuals. Attend this program and get the facts. The seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 620-6418.

Free Social Security Seminar – On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 and Feb. 4, 2019 from 6-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Wilson Financial Group will be hosting free seminars to the public on maximizing Social Security benefits. In these workshops, Philip Wilson will explain how to plan appropriately for retirement income along with how to maximize your Social Security payments. He has been a practicing financial advisor since 1989 and has obtained many professional certifications in the areas of estate and long-term care planning. Wilson is passionate about helping seniors plan for their future after retirement. RSVP by calling 205-745-3947.