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NaNoWriMo Write-In

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.

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Help us deck our halls

We’re presenting our annual Festival of Trees at the Downtown Huntsville Library and the Festival of Wreaths at the Madison Library again this year, and your group is invited to help us decorate.

You can view the displays throughout December, but you must to sign up in November to participate. Call Chris Daniels at 256-532-5993 for Downtown Huntsville trees. For Madison wreaths, contact the Friends of the Madison Public Library at 256-461-0046 or email madisonfriendsofthelibrary@gmail.com. Read more about Help us deck our halls

Collecting the Past

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

Meet the Author: Sheryll Cashin

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

It's Sweet 2 Read

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.

We’ll be selling cupcakes, cookies, and slices of cakes and pies along with coffee and punch. For more information, contact Showers Center Library Manager Lillie Cawthorn at 256-851-7492 or lcawthorn@hmcpl.org. Read more about It's Sweet 2 Read

Meet the Author: Kee Sloan

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

Romantic encounters in Hazel Green

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.

Lesia writes whimsical contemporary romances. Her new book is “Painting Skyline,” book two in the “Skyline Mountain” series. Read more about Romantic encounters in Hazel Green

A toast! To murder...

The main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library launches the new Murder at Main Mystery Book Club on Thursday, May 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Wine Cellar, 2304 Whitesburg Drive.

We need your input on how the club should proceed: When to meet? Where? Which authors to read?

The library will provide snacks, and the Wine Cellar will sell wine by the glass.

Call Mic Butler at 256-532-5984 for details. Read more about A toast! To murder...

Summer Reading 2014

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.

Spark a Reaction is geared to our teenage readers. Read more about Summer Reading 2014

New Hope Quilt Show

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.

There will be a bed turning demonstration at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the New Hope Church of Christ. Read more about New Hope Quilt Show