National author and speaker Sheryll Cashin discusses her new book, Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America. Ms. Cashin argues that affirmative action as currently practiced does little to help disadvantaged people, and she offers a new framework for true inclusion.
Huntsville native Sheryll Cashin is Professor of Law at Georgetown University, where she teaches Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and Race and American Law among other subjects. She writes and speaks nationally about race relations, government and inequality in America. Professor Cashin worked in the Clinton White House as an advisor on urban and economic policy, particularly concerning community development in inner-city neighborhoods. She is an active member of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) and Building ONE America, an emerging national network of state and regional coalitions promoting sustainable growth and social inclusion. She is a two-time nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for non-fiction.
Local author Eric W. Herbert will talk about his new novel, Butcher's Bill, during three programs at our branches. He will be at the Madison Library on Thursday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m., at the Monrovia Library on Tuesday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m., and at the Eleanor E. Murphy Library on Saturday, April 26, at 3 p.m. Read more about Author will discuss new thriller
Local author, Eric W. Herbert, will be at the Madison Library on Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his new book. Eric’s new novel, Butcher’s Bill, is a thrilling crime novel that pits two religiously pious men against each other in a war between the holy and the unholy. Join Eric for his presentation on this enthralling saga of faith, insanity, and the rescue of a community from the clutches of the criminal mind. Read more about Local Author, Eric Herbert, to Visit Madison Library
New York Times #1 best-selling author Greg Iles discusses his newest novel, Natchez Burning -- due to release on April 29.
Natchez Burning is the first installment in an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage.
See Greg's quick talk about the upcoming book and his connection to the South here.
Tuesday · May 6 · 6:30pm
Main Branch Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street
Douglas Stoffer, local resident and author of Reflections, A Photographic Journey in Black and White, will be visiting the Madison Library to discuss his book and present his photos on March 24 at 6:30 P.M. Doug made his living as an Aeronautical/Aerospace contract photographer to NASA throughout the United States. During this time he pursued his first passion, fine art photography. “This book represents creating vivid images for over 40 years as a photographer to express my artistic passion.” Read more about Douglas Stoffer, Photographer and Author, to visit the Madison Library
Join Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother as we hear from local African American Authors as they tell us about their books. Each Author will be given time to tell they adventure on what they when through getting their book published. Copies of their books will be available for sale at this event.
Meet New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey Saturday, March 1. Tim regales us with his gloriously unrepentant Florida serial killer, Serge Storms, and discusses his latest book, TIGER SHRIMP TANGO: A Novel.
Determined to save a damsel in distress, the Sunshine State’s favorite serial killer and encyclopedia of Florida lore Serge Storms dances a tango of death and mayhem in this funny and dementedly entertaining crime caper.
Thanks to the Internet, America has become a playground for ruthless scam artists out to make an easy buck. And where do these models of entrepreneurship hail from? Why, the Sunshine State of course!
No one loves Florida more, or can keep it safe from invasive criminal species better than self-appointed Sunshine Sheriff Serge Storms. When a particular scam leads to the death of a few innocents and a young woman's disappearance, Serge and his sidekick Coleman — aided by his new pal, latter-day noir private eye Mahoney — load up the car for a riotous road trip to do right. Packed with seafood, mayhem, blood, Coleman’s deep thoughts, Floridian lore, and more, TIGER SHRIMP TANGO is a hilarious treat from the incomparable Tim Dorsey.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Saturday • March 1 • 2pm
Main Branch Library
915 Monroe Street • Huntsville