Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Today's Brown Bag Lunch Program: Between the Covers: Fools for Love with Storyteller Dolores Hydock

Dolores Hydock
Between the covers of a history book, between the covers of an artist's portfolio, and under the covers of a secret marriage—there are amazing true stories about some famous and not-so-famous people who were fools for love in the early 1800s. Dolores Hydock shares these stories that are part royal scandal, part true romance, part fun facts from history, part R-rated (in a Fine Art kind of way), and part art appreciation for amateurs, with a shout-out to Queen Elizabeth, Jane Austen, and Columbo.

This program brings to life through true stories the world surrounding the time of the Regency Period in England, a time when it was all the rage for the fashionable set to exchange “Lover's Eyes”—hand-painted miniatures depicting a single eye set in jewelry and meant to be shared with the one person who would recognize whose eye it was. Take a look at these Lover's Eyes in person at the Birmingham Museum of Art through June 10, or visit for a virtual look. Wednesday, June 13, noon.

Feed your body and mind at BPL's Brown Bag Lunch programs. You bring the lunch and we'll bring the drinks. Wednesdays at noon in Central Library’s Arrington Auditorium.

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