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"Love in the Library"

Get in the mood for romance!

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.

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Meet the Authors: Frye Gaillard and Sena Jeter Naslund

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.

Sunday • December 2 • 2-4pm

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Meet the Author: Jamie Dodson

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.

Admission is free. For more information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Meet the Author: Jamie Dodson

Another aspect of the Civil War

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

Gregory Benford looks to the future

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

Rheta returns with "Hank"

Columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson returns to the main library on Friday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about her new book, Hank Hung the Moon ... And Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts.

Tickets are $10 per person and are available online or at the main library. For details, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Rheta returns with "Hank"

Civil rights history in "Our Southern Home"

Alabama's civil rights history comes to life in a new book by Birmingham native Waights Taylor Jr., “Our Southern Home: Scottsboro to Montgomery to Birmingham – The Transformation of the South in the Twentieth Century.” Read more about Civil rights history in "Our Southern Home"

Author: Marc Lacy

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Meet Author Marc Lacy as he talks about his new book "The Curse of the Whiskey House" as well as his other books. Huntsville's own Marc Lacy, a graduate of Alabama A&M University is a nationally renowned, award winning poet/author and lecturer. He has performed all over the country at many national literary events and spoken word venues. Marc is also a seasoned freelance writer and a blogger for The Man-Ologist Blogs. Along with writing and performance, Marc utilizes his wordsmith talent and poetic flair as he facilitates lectures, conducts workshops, and delivers motivational speeches concerning writing, communication, and self-development. Lacy credits his faith in God and love of family for providing energy he needs, to succeed.  

This is a FREE events, PLEASE pick up tickets starting February 23, 2015 from the Main Library Business Office 915 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801 during business hours Monday - Friday 9am -5pm or Showers Center Library 4600 Blue Spring Rd., Huntsville, AL 35810 Monday - Thursday 9am -6pm  Friday 9am -5pm , for more information call 256-851-7492. Read more about Author: Marc Lacy

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Meet the Author: Mary Caudle

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:30pm
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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

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Southern Authors Expo

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10:00am
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Many local authors will be at the library to meet-and-greet with the public and to sell and sign books.  There will also be a full line-up of speakers, with a different author presenting at the top of each hour.  A list of participating authors and speaking topics is forthcoming.

*This event is free to the public.

Saturday March 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Main Library

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