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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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Restoring the Hope

Madison author, Minister C.L. Holley, shares his family's story detailed in his book, "The God of My Midnights." Read more about Restoring the Hope

Restoring the Hope

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Madison author, Minister C.L. Holley, describes the recovery process after the death of his son, Torrell. Torrell collapsed on the gym floor during basketball practice at Liberty Middle School and died a few minutes later from a heart attack. Mr. Holley shares the story of his family's struggle with depression with tips on how to cope after the loss of a loved one especially during the holiday season. Read more about Restoring the Hope

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Author Talk: Dr. Sonnie Hereford

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Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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We are honored to present a special talk by local author and civil rights activist, Dr. Sonnie Hereford, whose newest book, Beside the Troubled Water, chronicles his experiences during the civil rights era in Huntsville. Read more about Dr. Hereford and the book in this excellent Huntsville Times article.

This event will take place in the Main branch, auditorium. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Please contact Luisa with any questions at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org. Read more about Author Talk: Dr. Sonnie Hereford

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Author Dan Haulman speaks about the history of the Tuskegee Airmen

A special evening with Dan Haulman, coauthor of  the The Tuskegee Airmen, An Illustrated History: 1939-1949 on September 20.

Mr. Haulman will speak about the fascinating history of the Tuskegee Airmen and answer your questions. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

This event will take place in the Main branch auditorium on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 pm.

Please contact Luisa at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org with any questions.

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A Haunted Evening with author Jessica Penot

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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We are delighted to present talented local author Jessica Penot at this special, seasonal author program on October 20. Ms. Penot will speak about her fascinating books, Haunted North Alabama, and Haunted Chattanooga. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

This event will take place at 6:30 pm in the Main branch's second floor events room. Please contact Luisa at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org with any questions.

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Jessica Penot is a writer and therapist who lives in Huntsville with her husband, 2 children, and 2 corgis.  Her ghost stories have been featured in numerous literary magazines and she's written two collections of regional ghost stories, Haunted Chattanooga and Haunted North Alabama.  Jessica loves a good ghost story and collects them on her blog and in her column at the Valley Planet.  She's always looking for a new story to send shivers down her spine.  You can follow Jessica at her blog:  www.ghoststoriesandhauntedplaces.blogspot.comRead more about A Haunted Evening with author Jessica Penot

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Author Tina Savas speaks about her book, Women of True Grit

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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We are proud to present author Tina Savas who will be speaking about the fascinating and acclaimed book that she co-authored with Edie Hand, Women of True Grit.

This program will be at 6:30 pm in the Main brach auditorium.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. This program is free and open to the public. Financial donations will be happily accepted, and receipts for donations are available.

Please contact Luisa with any questions at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org.

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Tina Savas is among the first wave of women entrepreneurs in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1983, she founded the Birmingham Business Journal newspaper, followed by Alabama Health News, Alabama Construction News, and Birmingham Weekly, and the area’s only weekly alternative newspaper. She is a continual winner of national editorial awards. Her newspaper legacies include, “The Fifty Richest” series, naming the area’s 50 richest people and their net worth; “The Birmingham 100”, listing the top private companies and their revenues; the “Top 40 Under 40” series, naming the up and coming stars all under the age of 40 (now copied in all U.S. major markets); the “Fast Track 25”, ranking the fastest growing companies in the area; and the “Best in Business” awards. She has served on local boards for community development, advised numerous foundations, colleges and hospitals, and won many awards during her career. Savas continues her entrepreneurial spirit through real estate investment and other business ventures.

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These 40 first-person narratives put the spotlight on women who reached the top despite adversity and great personal suffering. In their own words, these women share insights about how they were challenged, what inspired them, and what drove them to be successful. By sharing their uplifting stories, these women are acting as mentors for every reader who aspires to great accomplishments. Read more about Author Tina Savas speaks about her book, Women of True Grit

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Author Luncheon with Keith Thomson

Meet the talented Keith Thomson, author of Once a Spy and Twice a Spy on August 26 at Main

 

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is pleased to welcome Keith Thomson, author of Once a Spy and Twice a Spy on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 12:30pm for a special author luncheon.    Tickets are $15, and include box lunch, drink, and door prizes.  Registration is available at http://store.hmcpl.org/tickets/genres2011/luncheon Read more about Author Luncheon with Keith Thomson

Enjoy Cocktails with D.P. Lyle

Enjoy cocktails with the author of HOT LIGHTS, COLD STEEL at the home that served as the inspiration for main character, Dub's dwelling. Read more about Enjoy Cocktails with D.P. Lyle

Behind the Palace Walls: Books & Buns

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Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Lynn Raye Harris
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Behind the Palace Walls

Alone and scared on the dark streets of Moscow, staid, bespectacled Paige Barnes has no choice but to comply with the handsome stranger's command....Little does Paige know she's been rescued by Alexei Voronov--a Russian prince and her boss's deadliest rival. Now he has Paige unexpectedly in his sights, Alexei is prepared to play emotional Russian roulette to keep her close and discover her true motives. But in his splendid gilded palace his game of chance spins out of control and passion takes over.
It's only when she's back home that Paige realizes she's pregnant with the prince's baby... Read more about Behind the Palace Walls: Books & Buns

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