If you'd rather attend on Zoom, register here to receive a Zoom Link.
The Great Short Stories reading and discussion group is currently using two texts:
"One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories," edited by Chris Brazier. Click here to reserve a copy. This title is also instantly available as an ebook on Hoopla (for residents of the cities of Birmingham, Gardendale, Homewood, Hoover, Irondale, Leeds, Mountain Brook, Pinson, Pleasant Grove, Trussville, Vestavia Hills, and Warrior only).
"Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films" Click here to reserve a copy.
Below, the stories (and books) for each meeting are listed. For more information, contact Holley at 205.445.1117 or email@example.com.
GSS meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm. If you'd prefer to attend online, register your email to receive a Zoom meeting link the morning of the event.
October 9 - "The Fly" by George Langelaan, page 176 in "Adaptations," adapted to the 1958 film The Fly directed by Kurt Neumann and the 1986 film The Fly directed by David Cronenberg. UAB Film Studies professor Gareth Jones will be our guest presenter! Both versions of the film are available in the JCLC system. It may also be available to stream/rent on some streaming services. A Great Short Stories Matinee community film screening is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th at 3pm, register here.
November 13 - "Maryanne Clouds Today" by Ivan Gabriel Rehorek, page 167 in "One World."
December 11 - "Red Ryder Nails the Hammond Kid" by Jean Shepherd, page 473 in "Adaptations," adapted to the 1983 film A Christmas Story directed by Bob Clark. Bill will lead. The movie is available in the JCLC system. It is also available to stream/rent on streaming services. A Great Short Stories Matinee community film screening is scheduled for Sunday, December 3rd at 3pm, register here.
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TRAFFIC ALERTS FOR CRESTLINE VILLAGE AND MOUNTAIN BROOK VILLAGE WHICH WILL AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO GET TO THE LIBRARY AS WELL AS PARKING NEAR THE LIBRARY IN THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS:
On or around October 9th, Dan Watkins will be closed. This will last about 10 days. Immediately after, Dan Watkins from the parking garage to Keely Court will open, and they will close Dan Watkins from the parking garage to Euclid. This work should also last about 10 days. Somewhere around the first of October, Dan Watkins will be open again, but Euclid will be closed at the intersection at Dan Watkins. This work will last about 15 days, and then they will proceed toward the triangle. We are uncertain if some part of the triangle intersection will be open.
MOUNTAIN BROOK VILLAGE
On September 18, Montevallo Road will be closed at the intersection by Regions Bank until late-October, early-November. Traffic will be re-routed through Lane Parke.