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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. Read more about Meet the Author: Jamie Dodson

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. 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. 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"

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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Rocket City NerdCon 2014

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Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00am
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The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is hosting the first annual Rocket City Nerd Con (RCNC) fan convention in Huntsville on Oct. 24th-25th, 2014 at the Main Branch Library. For this convention, we are seeking to include as many different representations of fan communities as possible. Basically, if people can geek out about it, we want to celebrate it. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Kids 10 yrs and under get in free with adult admission.

The convention will run from 4pm-10pm on Fri, Oct 24th and 9am-5pm on Sat, Oct 25th. A Nerds Night Out event at Yellowhammer Brewery will wrap up the convention.

Tickets are available online and at your closest library branch.

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