Bring your writing tools and join other National Novel Writing Month participants to write your novel on Mondays in November, 3, 10, 17 & 24, from 6 to 8:45 p.m. in the second-floor Events Room of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library downtown, 915 Monroe St.
Discover a digital path to historic research on November 8 when Chuck Sherrill, Tennessee state archivist, presents “Collecting the Past: A Report from Tennessee’s State Librarian and Archivist” from 10 a.m. to noon at the Downtown Huntsville Library. Admission is free. Read more about Collecting the Past
Huntsville native Sheryll Cashin wrote about the struggles of her family in The Agitator’s Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family. Now the Georgetown University law professor will return to her hometown to talk about her latest book, Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America, on Monday, November 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Huntsville Library. Books will be available for sale and signing. Admission is free. Read more about Meet the Author: Sheryll Cashin
Satisfy your sweet tooth and help the Showers Center Library raise money to buy new books and DVDs for children at the third annual It’s Sweet 2 Read dessert fundraiser on Saturday, November 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Downtown Huntsville Library, 915 Monroe St.
Bishop Kee Sloan will talk about his new book, Jabbok, a work of fiction, on Thursday, October 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza S.E.
Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided, sponsored in part by the Bailey Cove Friends of the Library.
The Right Reverend John McKee Sloan served as rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Huntsville from 1993-2007, and currently serves as bishop of the Diocese of Alabama. To learn more about Sloan and his work, check out this article from al.com: Read more about Meet the Author: Kee Sloan
The Tillman Hill Library in Hazel Green will host a book launch party for three local romance writers on Tuesday, October 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Drop in during those hours and meet Betty Bolte, Lesia Flynn, and Bambi Lynn.
Betty is an award-winning author of paranormal romances. Her new novel is titled “Remnants,” the second book in the “Ghosts of Roseville” series. Betty will give away a free book to the first five people who arrive.
We’re taking a seriously scientific approach to Summer Reading 2014, but there's still fun for all ages at all 12 library branches.
Fizz, Boom, READ! encourages children to explore and discover the world inside them and all around them through stories, songs, games, puppets, and other activities that promote STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.
Learn about the history of quilts and their modern incarnations during “Quilts Then and Now,” a show sponsored by the New Hope Friends of the Library, on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The show will be held at three locations in New Hope: the Elizabeth Carpenter Library, 5496 Main Drive; New Hope Church of Christ, 238 College Ave., and Northern Lodge #278, 2435 Old Gurley Pike. Admission is $5.