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.
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