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John F. Baker Jr. discusses his book: The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom

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Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Our Black History Month celebration in February kicks off with a special appearance by author John F. Baker Jr. whose beautifully written book The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation:  Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom has been hailed as “a groundbreaking work of history and a deeply personal journey of discovery.”

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's archivist, Ranee’ Pruitt, credits the book as being "better than Alex Haley's Roots.”

This event will take place at 1 pm in the Main branch auditorium.

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This program is part of our Black History Month series of events. This year our programming is focusing on family, and African American genealogy.

Please contact Susanna at sleberman@hmcpl.org with any questions about this event or others in our Black History Month series. Read more about John F. Baker Jr. discusses his book: The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom

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Meet bestselling author Scott Oden

Please join us on December 5 at 2 pm for an exciting visit with New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction, Scott Oden, as he talks about his most recent novel, The Lion of Cairo.

In The Lion of Cairo, Oden masterfully blends history and adventure in the style of Robert E. Howard. Bringing medieval Cario, the true jewel of the Arabian Nights, to exhilarating life, full of intrigue and thunderous battle, Oden resurrects one of the Ancient World’s most beautiful and beguiling countries. Read more about Meet bestselling author Scott Oden

Meet the Author: Vanessa Davis Griggs

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Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Vanessa Davis Griggs

Meet the Author: Vanessa Davis Griggs

Tickets: $10/each, tickets go on sale February 15, 2011

Purchase yours: Showers Library, Main Library or by calling 256-532-5950

Sister 2 Sister/ Brother 2 Brother is celebrating our fifth anniversary!

Our guest speaker, "God's Cheerleader" Vanessa Davis Griggs, is an author and motivational speaker who adores the power of words both written and spoken. At the end of 1996, this former BellSouth employee left 18 years of service stepping out on faith and decided to pursue her purpose and passion--writing. Vanessa pens a column May I Have a "Word" With You? that appears weekly in The Birmingham Times. Vanessa is the author of novels: Destiny Unlimited, The Rose of Jericho, Promises Beyond Jordan, Wings of Grace, Blessed Trinity, Stongholds, If Memory Serves, Practicing What You Preach, Goodness and Mercy, and The Truth Is The Light. Released in December 28, 2010 is "Ray of Hope" and coming soon is "Redeeming Waters" on July 28, 2011. Griggs will speak, followed by a question & answer period, book signing, and author reception. Read more about Meet the Author: Vanessa Davis Griggs

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Ellinor Billington, 17th Century Pilgrim

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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  In this lively presentation exploring the events of 1621, author Diane Z. Shore, dressed in period costume and in Olde English language, tells about 17th Century America.  Through the eyes of Ellinor Billington, a colorful and rather opinionated colonist, who along with her troublesome husband and two mischievous sons traveled to the New World aboard the Mayflower, Diane shares stories of the Mayflower voyage, that first year of hardship in the New World, and everyday life in Plimoth. 
Includes a hands-on interactive demonstration of the 17th century European and Native American children’s toys and games.   Come and play Hoop and Stick, Ninepins, Whip Top and more, and learn how to write your name with a real quill pen!  It’s an entertaining and educational time travel that brings history to life.  Read more about Ellinor Billington, 17th Century Pilgrim

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Author Julie Williams discusses her book, Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, AL.

We are pleased to welcome author Julie Williams on Sunday, November 7, to discuss her exciting new book, Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910.

Please join us to hear about Williams' intriguing account of uncovering the history of the nation's first flight school, founded by the Wrights in Montgomery 100 years ago.  

When: Sunday, November 7, 2 pm

Where: Main branch, auditorium Read more about Author Julie Williams discusses her book, Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, AL.

Bestselling author Scott Oden speaks about his new book, The Lion of Cairo

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Please join us for an exciting visit with New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction, Scott Oden, as he talks about his work, including his most recent novel, The Lion of Cairo.

In The Lion of Cairo, Oden masterfully blends history and adventure in the style of Robert E. Howard. Bringing medieval Cario, the true jewel of the Arabian Nights, to exhilarating life, full of intrigue and thunderous battle, Oden resurrects one of the Ancient World’s most beautiful and beguiling countries.

This event will take place in the auditorium of the Main branch.

Please contact Luisa at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org or 256-532-2362 with any questions about this event. Read more about Bestselling author Scott Oden speaks about his new book, The Lion of Cairo

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September 18 Romance Author Book Discussion!

Join us at the Madison Public Library on Saturday at 10 a.m. for a Book Lovers event with special guests Peggy Webb, Bonnie Gardner and Lyn Stone.

These prolific and bestselling authors have written over a hundred romance novels covering multiple genres and subgenres, including suspense, historical, comedy, mystery, and more.  Join them for an informal discussion of the passion they all share: books! Saturday, September 18, 10-11:30 a.m. Read more about September 18 Romance Author Book Discussion!

Sister to Sister Brother to Brother Book Club Local Authors Expo

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Repeats every day until Sat Sep 18 2010 .
Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Local authors gather at Sister to Sister Brother to Brother Book Club event!

On September 18, Ms. Nicole Schroeder, Mr. Chris Love and Ms. T.W. Spalding will headline the Sister to Sister Brother to Brother Book Club Local Authors Expo.  From 2 - 5 p.m.  Our guest authors will be at the Huntsville Madison County Main Branch's auditorium to discuss their latest works, share insights and tips on how to get published. Refreshments will be served. The authors will have individual booths set up for additional information. This event is open to all who have a desire to write a book or trying to get one published.

For more information please contact bjohnson@hmcpl.org or call 256-851-7492. Read more about Sister to Sister Brother to Brother Book Club Local Authors Expo

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Local Authors Expo is September 18

Local authors gather to inspire and share at Sister to Sister Brother to Brother Book Club event!

On September 18, Ms. Nicole Schroeder, Mr. Chris Love and Ms. T.W. Spalding will headline the Sister to Sister Brother to Brother Book Club Local Authors Expo.  From 2 - 5 p.m.  Our guest authors will be at the Huntsville Madison County Main branch's auditorium to discuss their latest works, share insights and tips on how to get published. Refreshments will be served. The authors will have individual booths set up for additional information. Read more about Local Authors Expo is September 18

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