Articles By: Margaret Wilbourne

Bargains for Books to benefit, support youth literacy programs

The Literacy Council of West Alabama reports that one in four Alabama residents are functionally illiterate. Leadership Tuscaloosa is hoping to change that statistic by hosting Bargains for Books, a garage sale that will benefit youth literacy in the area, Saturday. “Our hope is to benefit programs teaching children to read and move forward with their education instead of falling […]

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Art supports sexual assault victims

Sexual assault is often as much a psychological attack as it is a physical one, and talking or expressing feelings can be extremely difficult for victims. For the 12th year running, the University’s Women’s Resource Center is helping to make the first step toward closure a little easier through the Healing the Wounded Heart project, on exhibit now. Participants are […]

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Miniature book exhibit covers 230-year period

Miniature book exhibit covers 230-year period

Three inches is close to the size of the average golf tee, travel-sized toothpaste and the maximum width, length and height of a miniature book, as dictated by the Miniature Book Society. Ninety-six of these tiny manuscripts, which belong to the Kate Webb Ragsdale Miniature Book Collection, part of The University of Alabama’s W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, are now […]

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DCGP offers Saturday gardening workshops

Helping to grow a love of gardening throughout the community has always been the mission of local non-profit organization Druid City Garden Project. Since its creation in 2010, the group has organized volunteer efforts, school gardens and elementary education programs. The DCGP is now taking root beyond the crosswalk with its new community garden workshop series. DCGP director Lindsay Turner […]

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Vintage shoppers strike gold at 5th Street Market

“Mad Men,” Wayfarers and vinyl records are all linked by one common thread: a growing popularity driven by vintage appeal. Often the search for good vintage venues is thought of as a large endeavor, with television shows like “American Pickers” highlighting the hunt for all things eclectic as a cross-country undertaking. Univesity of Alabama students need look no further than […]

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