Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is sponsoring a “Love in the Library” Valentine Fair on Saturday, January 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Valentine Fair will be in the Main Library Auditorium, 915 Monroe Street. The event is free of charge and no registration is required.
Romance writers will be on hand to meet readers and sign books. Craft vendors will demonstrate Valentine goodies you can make for your special someone. A selection of writers will present readings and music.
This double-header author event features Frye Gaillard, who discusses his latest book, The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir. In this collection of essays, Frye pays tribute to the writings that enriched and altered his life.
Frye also talks about Sena Jeter Naslund, whose novels Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer and Adam & Eve are included in the memoir, and he introduces this Southern author favorite. Sena then carries the discussion over to her own formidable work.
The intrigue of international espionage and the excitement of aviation’s early golden age combine in the Nick Grant Adventure series by local author Jamie Dodson. Hear him talk about his work and the time period that inspired him during a Meet the Author program on Sunday, October 14th, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library.
Award-winning journalist and historian D. Laurence Rogers will discuss his book “Apostles of Equality: The Birneys, the Republicans, and the Civil War,” featuring Huntsville’s Birney family and their activities in politics and war, on Friday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St. Read more about Another aspect of the Civil War
World-renowned scientist and science fiction author Gregory Benford will talk about his work on Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.
The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Benford, a two-time winner of the Nebula Award and a professor of physics at the University of California, is the author of more than 20 novels. He will discuss "The Wonderful Future That Still Can Be: Science Fiction and Current Science." He’s returning to Huntsville as part of DeepSouthCon 50, June 15-17. Read more about Gregory Benford looks to the future
Triana mayor Mary Caudle, along with some of her co-authors, will be at the library to discuss their contributions to the new book Ohhmazing Wellness: Shift Your Vision and Create the Healthy & Happy Lifestyle You Deserve. Read more about Meet the Author: Mary Caudle
Scott "Shuttleman" Phillips is a local author and retired member of the Space Shuttle Team. He will be in house to discuss his new book Remove Before Flight: Memoir of a Space Shuttle Team Member.
Scott was the last team member to exit the first External Tank prior to its maiden flight on April 12, 1981, and saved the Remove Before Flight ribbon as a memento. What followed was an extraordinary thrity-three-year adventure, encompassing the entire span of the program- from the depths of tragedy to the exclusive never-before-seen photos and first hand stories. Read more about Meet the Author: Scott Phillips