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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"

Meet the Author: Mary Caudle

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:30pm
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Mayor of Triana and business owner, Mary Caudle along with several co-authors discuss their new book, Ohhmazing Wellness:  Shift Your Vision and Create the Healthy and Happy Lifestyle You Deserve!  Ms. Caudle collaborated with 31 beautiful, powerful and courageous women from across the world to share their personal and authentic stories of empowerment. 

Serving in her second term as the mayor of  the Town of Triana, AL, Mayor Caudle is devoted to the overall well-being of her community and strives to be a positive impact through her service and efforts to improve the quality of life for her citizens. As owner of her own business, ASSIST Practice Management Services, LLC., Mary focuses her efforts on consulting with Hospitals, FQHC Centers and Physicians assisting their revenue departments with the necessities and experience to improve the collections. She is also the CBO Director of Patients Accounts for Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC. Mary is the mother of three wonderful children and vibrant grandmother of four.

* Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:30 - 8:00 PM *

Main Library Branch, Atrium

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information, call Chris Daniels 256-532-5993. Read more about Meet the Author: Mary Caudle

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Local Author, Scott Phillips, to Visit Madison Library

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 6:30pm
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Local author, Scott Phillips, will be at the Madison Library on Thursday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his new book, Remove Before Flight. As a ten-year-old boy inspired by fellow Ohioan, Neil Armstrong, when he landed on the moon in 1969, Scott dreamed of someday becoming part of something larger than himself. Ten years later, through a series of serendipitous life events, Scott Phillips embarked on a career with NASA's groundbreaking Space Shuttle Program. He 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 33-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. Remove Before Flight takes the reader on a historical and personal journey that will enlighten and entertain. Read more about Local Author, Scott Phillips, to Visit Madison Library

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Local Author, Jonathon Scott Payne, to visit the Madison Library

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Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Local author, Jonny Payne, will be at the Madison Library on Nov. 23 at 2:00 to discuss his new book - Mighty Little Man.  Payne is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. During his time in the Air Force, Payne and his cat flew on assignments around the world.  Payne describes his book as “the inspirational true story of a military man’s whatever-it-takes approach and his beloved cat … as they unite in a battle against what we feared would be certain death.” Read more about Local Author, Jonathon Scott Payne, to visit the Madison Library

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Monrovia Library Author Talk with Melanie Dickerson

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 6:30pm
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Author Melanie Dickerson will be at Monrovia Library discussing and signing her fifth book in her fairy tale fantasy series, The Princess Spy.  

Melanie Dickerson is an award-winning author who earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Alabama. She has taught in Georgia, Tennessee, Germany and the Eastern European country of Ukraine. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA), she now spends her time writing and taking care of her husband and two daughters near Huntsville, Alabama.

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Meet the Author: Lauren Orbison

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Join local children's book author Lauren Orbison as she reads and signs copies of her picture book Tortellini! Read more about Meet the Author: Lauren Orbison

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