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Plotting the Perfect Murder: meet crime writer D. P. Lyle

Saturday, April 3: join crime writer D. P. Lyle, MD for a book signing and presentation. Tickets on sale now.

Author D. P. Lyle will have a book signing and presentation, "Plotting the Perfect Murder," to celebrate the release of his latest book, Stress Fracture.

Tickets are $25 each and are on sale: Read more about Plotting the Perfect Murder: meet crime writer D. P. Lyle

Can you plan the perfect murder?

Saturday, April 3: Free workshops for aspiring crime writers. Reservations encouraged.

Join the Main Library and writer D. P. Lyle, MD, a frequent advisor to published mystery writers, for a night of crime, forensics, and mystery writing.

  • Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010.
  • Time: 2-5pm
  • Reservations encouraged:  Call (256) 532-5950 for your spot.

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A Public Square Conversation on Terrorism

Tuesday morning: Join LearningQUEST for a discussion on terrorism where we will explore this current issue from its genesis to its results. 9:30am, Main Library. (See event details or learn more about LearningQUEST) Read more about A Public Square Conversation on Terrorism

Get on our mailing lists!

Our email lists help keep you up with library events: kid-friendly events, book clubs, genealogy, book suggestions, and more. Learn more and sign up at hmcpl.org/lists Read more about Get on our mailing lists!

Website focus groups

We'll be traveling to various library branches and departments through February 26 to get your feedback about our new changes to the website, and feedback on our future website plans. The focus groups will be thirty minutes long and held  Read more about Website focus groups

HMCPL participates in OurValleyEvents

[ourvalleyevents.com logo]Ever wished you could check one community events calendar to find out what's happening all across the Tennessee Valley? HMCPL is participating in ourvalleyevents.com, a master community event calendar of arts and nonprofit events, SEC football games, political events, and more. It's one-stop shopping to ensure the event you're planning doesn't conflict with other local events. Read more about HMCPL participates in OurValleyEvents

Updates on website upgrade

We're still working on a few issues from our migration to hmcpl.org. The 'My Account' page is still currently disabled. To renew items or place holds, visit our catalog directly. Access to Heritage Quest is back! Go here to learn how to access it from home using RocketSearch. Read more about Updates on website upgrade

Meet the author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Saturday, March 6: meet Essense bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, author of The Pastor's Wife and The Devil is a Lie. Book signing to follow. 2-4pm, Main Library auditorium. Tickets $10 each; purchase yours at the Main Library downtown or by calling (256) 532-5950. Presented by the Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother book club. Read more about Meet the author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Egyptology in the Valley of the Kings

Monday mornings: A series of six lectures by Dr. Bill Stephens focuses on the hidden and mysterious tombs of the Pharaohs that lie in the Valley of the Kings. Lectures are free to the public. Main Library auditorium, 10:30a to noon, Mondays from February 1 - March 8 except February 15. Call (256) 532-5950 for more info. Read more about Egyptology in the Valley of the Kings

Meet local author Frank Griffin

Tuesday, Feb. 9: Author Frank Griffin will speak about and sign copies of his memoir, Touched by Fire, an account of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s in a family of Alabama migrant farm workers. Frank's father, Johnny Frank Griffin, was knifed in 1954, a day after he'd told a Phenix City grand jury of what he'd seen in the moments after Attorney General-designate Albert Patterson's assassination. 10am - noon, Main Library 2nd Floor public meeting room. Call (256) 532-5950 for more info. Read more about Meet local author Frank Griffin

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