FLORENCE–  The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library continues its eventful February with the following events 

February 18 - 12 noon Live Zoom

presentation by author Jonathan Putnam

“A House Divided” re-imagines one of the greatest unsolved murder mysteries from Abraham Lincoln’s real-life trial cases. It’s the latest book in the Lincoln and Speed mystery series from Lincoln scholar and author Jonathan F. Putnam.

Get the link by emailing events@flpl.org

February 19 - 3pm   Live Zoom

Historian and genealogist - Thomas McKnight

McKnight will discuss how he traced his ancestors - a journey that brought him from New York to Tuscumbia.  

Among McKnight’s discoveries: 

McKnight’s great-grandmother, Sophia Napier Watkins, was the Keller household cook when Helen Keller was a child.

• Tuskegee Airman, Lt. Carroll Napier Langston, and noted author, Langston Hughes, are family members.

• McKnight has a family history connection to the Hon. James Carroll Napier, of Nashvillean African American lawyer, politician, and civil rights activist who was Registrar of the U.S. Treasury during the administration of President William Howard Taft (1911-1913).

For a Zoom link to the presentation, email archive@flpl.org