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Author Event: Tayari Jones

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Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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We are thrilled to welcome celebrated Southern author Tayari Jones. She will be speaking about her most recent work just out in paper back, Silver Sparrow. Please learn more about Ms. Jones and her work at http://www.tayarijones.com/.

Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author. This event will begin at 2 pm. Read more about Author Event: Tayari Jones

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Author Talk: Melonie M. King

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Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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We are pleased to welcome local author Melonie M. King to speak about her new anthology of poetry and photography, Palm to Palm with an Angel. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

This event will begin at 2 pm in the second floor events room of the Main branch. It is free and open to the public. Read more about Author Talk: Melonie M. King

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Taylor Polites Author Talk

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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We are thrilled to welcome author Taylor Polites who will be giving a talk about his brand new novel, The Rebel Wife.

Please find out more about Mr. Polites and his work at http://taylormpolites.com/.

This event will begin at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, February 21 in the Main branch's second floor events room. This event is free and open to the public.

Please contact Luisa with questions at lmorenill@hmcpl.org. Read more about Taylor Polites Author Talk

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Write Right Lunch & Learn: Fundamentals of Freelancing

Interested in writing or editing for newspapers, magazines and websites? Then join us on Tuesday, January 10 for an informative presentation on "The Fundamentals of Freelancing."

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Tickets on sale NOW for S2S/B2B Sinners and Saints book event!

Tickets are now available to purchase for the Sister 2 Sister/Brother 2 Brother book discussion and autograph event with authors Reshonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray on Thursday, January 19 at Main.

Beginning Monday, December 12, you may purchase tickets for $7.00 per person at the Showers Center Library (256-851-7492) or the Main Library business office (256-532-5950).  Event details are below.

 

Thursday, January 19, 2012; 6:00 PM

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Celebrating Native American History: A Special Author Event

We are pleased to welcome three authors who have written books that highlight Native American history and culture, for this special event on December 6.

1. Charles Moore , author of Come Tell Me How You Lived
This book contains local stories and rare information about Native Americans from along the Tennessee River. It has beautiful pictures of archeological artifacts. Here is a review of the book.

2. Butch Walker , author of Warrior Mountain
This book contains historical research on Native Americans from across North Alabama. Read more about Celebrating Native American History: A Special Author Event

Rocket City Rock & Soul

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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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.

Questions? Contact 256-532-5975 or e-mail askus@hmcpl.org.

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An afternoon with Dr. Sonnie Hereford

We are honored to present a special talk by local civil rights activist, Dr. Sonnie Hereford, on November 13. His new memoir, Beside the Troubled Waters, chronicles his experiences during the civil rights era in Huntsville.

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Celebrating Native American History: A Special Author Event

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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We are pleased to welcome three authors who have written important books that highlight Native American history and culture, for this special event:

1. Charles Moore , author of Come Tell Me How You Lived
This book contains local stories and rare information about Native Americans from along the Tennessee River. It has beautiful pictures of archeological artifacts. Here is a review of the book.

2. Butch Walker , author of Warrior Mountain
This book contains historical research on Native Americans from across North Alabama.

3. Wheeler Pounds, author of Histories of Cherokee Hideaway
This is the first in a historical fiction trilogy about an Indian family that escaped removal.

The event will take place at 6:30 pm in the Main branch auditorium.

Books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors at this event.  It is free and open to the public. Please contact Luisa at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org with questions.
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