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Rocket City Rock & Soul: Huntsville Musicians Remember the 1960s

Join us November 15 at the Main Branch for this author event and book signing!

On November 15, 6:00pm Huntsville author, Jane DeNeefe, will discuss and read excerpts from her new book, Rocket City Soul: Huntsville Musicians Remember the 1960s in the HMCPL Main Branch Atrium. 

Music will be provided by Ivy Joe Milan and Jim Cavender and special guests, performing some of Huntsville’s musical greats from the 50s through the present.  Copies will be on sale at the event at $20 each, and books will be available online and in book stores beginning November 2.

 

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S2S/B2B: Local African American Authors Expo

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Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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S2S/B2B African American Local Authors Expo

Join Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother on Saturday September 17, 2011 at 2:00pm at the Main Library on 2nd floor in the Events Room. We will listen as our local authors tell us exciting stories about their books! We have lined up this year Mr. James Floyd, Ms. Tamecia McDowell, Ms. LaShea Johnson, Mr. Charlie Holley and Ms. Jonia Brown. This event is free to the public. Read more about S2S/B2B: Local African American Authors Expo

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Donna Andrews
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Stork Raving Mad

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read a title from the Meg Lanslow mystery series by Donna Andrews.

Meg is eight and a half months pregnant with twins when Michael asks if she wouldn’t mind another houseguest. One of his doctoral students is directing his new translation of a play by a minor Spanish playwright, and the playwright has agreed to come to town for the production.

Senor Mendoza turns out to be a drinker, a smoker, and an inveterate partygoer. Before long, Meg's kitchen is filled with the smells of Spanish food and the voices of all the wilder souls in both the drama and Spanish departments. Into this chaos arrive two prune-faced administrators, the dean of the English department and a man from the college president’s office, who say that the play must be canceled.

When the dean is found murdered, Meg's house becomes a crime scene, and the only way to restore peace is to help Chief Burke solve the murders---while rescuing the student's dissertation and Michael’s tenure---all before dashing off to the hospital to give birth to her twins!

The one and only Donna Andrews continues to surprise and delight in this next knee-slapping adventure featuring Meg Langslow and all the eccentric characters that make up her world. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews

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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood by Susan Wittig Albert

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood : the cottage tales of Beatrix Potter

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read a title from the cottage tales of Beatrix Potter series.

Beatrix Potter loves the warmth of Sawrey, her new hometown. But even the kindest of souls can turn snappish when houseguests overstay their welcome. When Beatrix returns from time away, she finds the attic overrun with rats. Rosabelle, resident rat and generous hostess, has offered her family a place to stay. But when word gets out, she soon has dozens of rat families on her tiny hands. To get rid of them, Beatrix invites some cats over-deeply offending Felicia Frummety, resident cat. Then a mysterious outsider plans to ruin the pristine shoreline of Lake Windermere by building a sprawl of villas. And trouble has beset three village children, favorites of Beatrix, who are counting on the help of the fairies of Cuckoo Brow Wood. Now, with her signature tact, Beatrix must work with her friends-human and animal-to set things right. Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood by Susan Wittig Albert

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Bailey Cove Evening: Let the Great World Spin

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Colum McCann
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Let the Great World Spin

 Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed author's most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s.

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Bailey Cove Evening: Echo Maker

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Powers, Richard
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The Echo Maker

Set against the Platte River's massive spring migrations-one of the greatest spectacles in nature-The Echo Makeris a gripping mystery that explores the improvised human self and the even more precarious brain that splits us from and joins us to the rest of creation.
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YABC: White Cat

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Holly Black
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White Cat

Cassel comes from a family of curse workers -- people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail -- he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago. Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen. Holly Black has created a gripping tale of mobsters and dark magic where a single touch can bring love -- or death -- and your dreams might be more real than your memories. Read more about YABC: White Cat

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Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Catching Fire

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Suzanne Collins
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Catching Fire

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Read more about Bailey Cove Science Fiction: Catching Fire

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Eleanor E. Murphy Library Book Club: Missisippi Delta mysteries series by Carolyn Haines

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Carolyn Haines
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Mississippi Delta mysteries series

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Library Book Club as we read the Mississippi Delta mystery series by Carolyn Haines. Book club participants are invited to read any one of the mysteries in the series.

Broke, unmarried, haunted by the nagging ghost of great-great-grandmother's nanny, and about to lose the family plantation, Sarah Booth is in no condition to fall in love and investigate a murder, but she finds herself doing both. - Novelist Plus Read more about Eleanor E. Murphy Library Book Club: Missisippi Delta mysteries series by Carolyn Haines

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Bailey Cove Evening: A Visit from the Goon Squad

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Jennifer Egan
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A Visit from the Goon Squad

A Visit from the Goon Squad is a 2011 winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and is being adapted by HBO into a television series. Read more about Bailey Cove Evening: A Visit from the Goon Squad

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