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Meet the Author: Wanda Vaughn

Local author Wanda Vaughn will talk about her new children's novel "Huntsville 1892: CLARA," the first in a series of "Alabama Girls" historical novels, on Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. at the Main branch. Admission is free.

May of 1892 is an exciting time for young Clara Landers. Bicycles have arrived in town, and there's nothing she wants more. But they're too expensive. Then a local merchant sponsors a treasure hunt with a bicycle as the prize.

Vaughn researched the time period in the library’s Heritage Room and Archives. Read more about Meet the Author: Wanda Vaughn

Meet the Author: Jamie Dodson

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Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Award-winning historical fiction author Jamie Dodson explores the “flying boats” of the first half of the 20thcentury.  Some of the largest aircraft of their time, flying boats used water instead of expensive land-based runways – ideal for international functions during the interwar period.

Jamie explains why flying boats were attractive to early airlines, cargo haulers, explorers and the military, and exhibits his display airliner models.  He also gives an introduction to his Nick Grant Adventures series, which features aviation of this bygone era. 

Books will be available for purchase and signing – a perfect holiday gift for young and adult aviation enthusiasts alike. Read more about Meet the Author: Jamie Dodson

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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Now Hiring, All Companies"

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Monday, August 6, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Now Hiring, All Companies"

Monday, August 6

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

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Presenter, Dale Callahan, Ph.D., author of Resumes are Worthless

Unemployment may be high, but all companies are hiring if you have the right conversation. The author of Resumes are Worthless discusses how to uncover hidden job opportunities. Dale sees the employee / employer model in a state of total flux. Those looking for jobs and career the old fashion way are set for great amounts of frustration and instability. He argues that the only hope is to operate like a company of one - learning to behave like an entrepreneur even if you work for a fortune 100 corporation.

Dale Callahan is the director of the Information Engineering and Management graduate program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Learn more about Dale and his work from his blog at www.dalecallahan.com.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Mary Moore at askus@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5975.

The workshop is free of charge, but please RSVP below if possible. Read more about Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Now Hiring, All Companies"

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Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Conflict & Emotion"

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Conflict & Emotion: The Heart of the Story"

Tuesday, August 14

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Linda Winstead Jones, New York Times bestselling author

What drives your story? What drives your characters? Go beyond plot to the real heart of your story. Linda Winstead Jones first published in 1994 and is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than 60 romance novels and novellas. A five-time RITA® finalist, she won the RITA for paranormal romance in 2004. She’s served as president and vice-president of her local chapter of Romance Writers of America and is the current national president of the organization.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Mary Moore at askus@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5975. Read more about Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Conflict & Emotion"

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'Outcasts' author Neil White returns

Neil White, author of the acclaimed memoir In the Sanctuary of Outcasts, returns to Huntsville to talk about his work on Tuesday, July 17, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Von Braun Center. His appearance is a program of Leadership Huntsville’s Major Events in partnership with Huntsville Rotary and the Huntsville Library Foundation.

Admission is $25 per person, and the event is open to the public. Contact Amy Gandy at agandy@hmcpl.org for tickets. Read more about 'Outcasts' author Neil White returns

Non-Fiction with a Niche Publisher

Jane DeNeefe, author of Rocket City Rock and Soul: Huntsville Musicians Remember the 1960s, will discuss the challenges of researching, writing, publishing and marketing her book during the next Write Right Lunch & Learn program, “Non-Fiction with a Niche Publisher,” on Tuesday, July 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in the second-floor events room of the main library, 915 Monroe St.

DeNeefe will tell about the obstacles and rewards of turning an interview-based local history project and ephemera collection into a book. Read more about Non-Fiction with a Niche Publisher

Write Right Lunch & Learn: Non-Fiction with a Niche Publisher

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Non-Fiction with a Niche Publisher"

Tuesday, July 10

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Jane DeNeefe, author of Rocket City Rock and Soul: Huntsville Musicians Remember the 1960s

DeNeefe will discuss the challenges of researching, writing, publishing and marketing Rocket City Rock and Soul. From the origins of the research committee dubbed the "Rocket City Rockophiles" to the celebratory book release events featuring musicians interviewed for the book, DeNeefe will offer amusing stories and hard-won tips about the obstacles and rewards of turning an interview-based local history project and ephemera collection into a book. Copies of the book will be available.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Mary Moore at askus@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5975. Read more about Write Right Lunch & Learn: Non-Fiction with a Niche Publisher

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Author Event: Irene Latham

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Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Irene Latham is a poet and novelist who writes heart-touching tales of unexpected adventure. Join us as Irene talks about her second novel, the upcoming "Don't Feed the Boy."  This adventure took her behind-the-scenes at the zoo... and into the heart of a boy who's trying to figure out where he belongs in the world. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Read more about Author Event: Irene Latham

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Author Event: Beck McDowell

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Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Beck McDowell talks about her newest book, "This Is Not a Drill," releasing October 25.  This upcoming YA fiction tells the story of Emery and Jake, who must protect a roomful of kindergartners who are being held hostage.  Books will available for purchase and signing. Read more about Author Event: Beck McDowell

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Author Event: Joe Martin

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Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Fitness expert and contributing author Joe Martin will discuss taking charge of your health and explain the philosophy behind The Wellness Code.  Books will be available for purchase and signing. Read more about Author Event: Joe Martin

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