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Author Event: Hester Bass

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Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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How did a game show, a hurricane, and a fairy tale help a childhood dream come true?  Hester Bass tells how a young boy from New Orleans became the “most famous American artist you’ve never heard of” and a dreamy first-grader became an award-winning author.

Meet Hester at the Library as she talks about her latest book, The Secret World of Walter Anderson.  Hester shares the journey of this book to publication and what it was like to work with the illustrator, E. B. Lewis, and the Walter Anderson Family.  Discover details that didn't make it into the book. Read more about Author Event: Hester Bass

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Hear novelist Robert McCammon talk about his work

Robert R. McCammon, author of Boy’s Life, the Matthew Corbett series of historical thrillers and The Five, will talk about his work and sign books on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. His visit is sponsored by the Huntsville Literary Association. Admission is free. Read more about Hear novelist Robert McCammon talk about his work

Author Event: Tayari Jones

Nationally acclaimed author Tayari Jones comes to the Main library May 13 to talk about her latest novel, Silver Sparrow. Read more about Author Event: Tayari Jones

Pieces of Myself: Meet Poet Anne Rutledge

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Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Join us as Anne Rutledge and friends read selections from her new book, Pieces of Myself, honoring this local poet for her contribution to Huntsville’s literary arts.  Signed books will be available for purchase.  Read more about Pieces of Myself: Meet Poet Anne Rutledge

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Margret Mefford - Book Signing and Reception

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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 Madison Friends of the Library will present a book signing and reception with Margret Mefford, author of 'Journey to Freedom', an account of life in WWII Germany as remembered and told by the children who endured the hardships of war. Read more about Margret Mefford - Book Signing and Reception

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Hertha Heller Forum: Poets' Choice Readings

The Friends of the Library will conclude the 2012 Hertha Heller Forum series with Poets' Choice Readings on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. in the main library auditorium. Read more about Hertha Heller Forum: Poets' Choice Readings

Author, artist Melonie M. King shares her work

Local author Melonie M. King will talk about her new chapbook, "Palm to Palm with an Angel," on Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. in the second-floor events room of the main library. Read more about Author, artist Melonie M. King shares her work

Move over Scarlett; meet 'The Rebel Wife'

The main library will host a book signing for Huntsville native Taylor M. Polites in support of his first book, "The Rebel Wife," on Tuesday, February 21. Read more about Move over Scarlett; meet 'The Rebel Wife'

Explore the dreams of a blind girl

Keith Jacobs, native Huntsvillian and author of "Alicia Without Sight and the Dreams She Dreams At Night," will visit the Main Library's Youth Services department to read his book on Saturday, Febr Read more about Explore the dreams of a blind girl

A Rare Titanic Family: Author Julie Williams speaks about her new book.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Mark your calendars for a fascinating program by Birmingham author Julie Williams.  This April marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Williams will appear in period costume and speak about her new book, A Rare Titanic Family, which chronicles the experiences of her great uncle, who survived the Titanic disaster with his wife and baby. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

This program begins at 2 pm in the auditorium of the Main branch. It is free and open to the public. Read more about A Rare Titanic Family: Author Julie Williams speaks about her new book.

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