Monday, March 19, 2012

Household Money Management

Do you want to participate in a FREE financial class? Would you like to learn more about how to organize your finances, build an emergency fund, create budgets, how to get out of debt and more? If so then sign up today for our 5 week class!

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn under the tutelage of Mr. Jim Sweatt, who has taught a variety of financial classes in our community since 2002. Materials for the class and refreshments will be provided. Participants must commit to attend all 5 weeks. Classes will be held Thursdays starting April 5th - May 3rd from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Gardendale Library. A minimum of 10 participants are required for classes to be held. Mr. Sweatt will also be providing financial counseling privately before class for those who request it.

Don't hesitate to call with any questions you might have about the class. We hope you will call today to reserve your seat- 631-6639 (ask for Gina.)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

April Monday Night Book Club Book: I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg

Book Description

The beloved Fannie Flagg is back and at her irresistible and hilarious best in I Still Dream About You, a comic mystery romp through the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, past, present, and future.

Meet Maggie Fortenberry, a still beautiful former Miss Alabama. To others, Maggie’s life seems practically perfect—she’s lovely, charming, and a successful real estate agent at Red Mountain Realty. Still, Maggie can’t help but wonder how she wound up in her present condition. She had been on her hopeful way to becoming Miss America and realizing her childhood dream of someday living in one of the elegant old homes on top of Red Mountain, with the adoring husband and the 2.5 children, but then something unexpected happened and changed everything.

Maggie graduated at the top of her class at charm school, can fold a napkin in more than forty-eight different ways, and can enter and exit a car gracefully, but all the finesse in the world cannot help her now. Since the legendary real estate dynamo Hazel Whisenknott, beloved founder of Red Mountain Realty, died five years ago, business has gone from bad to worse—and the future isn’t looking much better. But just when things seem completely hopeless, Maggie suddenly comes up with the perfect plan to solve it all.

As Maggie prepares to put her plan into action, we meet the cast of high-spirited characters around her. To Brenda Peoples, Maggie’s best friend and real estate partner, Maggie’s life seems easy as pie. Slender Maggie doesn’t have to worry about her figure, or about her Weight Watchers sponsor catching her at the Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. And Ethel Clipp, Red Mountain’s ancient and grumpy office manager with the bright purple hair, thinks the world of Maggie but has absolutely nothing nice to say about their rival Babs “The Beast of Birmingham” Bingington, the unscrupulous estate agent who hates Maggie and is determined to put her out of business.

Maggie has heartbreaking secrets in her past, but through a strange turn of events, she soon discovers, quite by accident, that everybody, it seems—dead or alive—has at least one little secret.

I Still Dream About You is a wonderful novel that is equal parts Southern charm, murder mystery, and that perfect combination of comedy and old-fashioned wisdom that can be served up only by America’s own remarkable Fannie Flagg.