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Author Book Event with Local Author Melanie Dickerson

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Meet author Melanie Dickerson and get a signed copy of her new book, The Captive Maiden at Monrovia Public Library.  For more information contact chewitt@hmcpl.org or call 256-489-3392. Read more about Author Book Event with Local Author Melanie Dickerson

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"Christmas Tree Angel' Author Visit

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Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Hear author and actress Lisa Soland talk about her book The Christmas Tree Angel. Following the author's reading, families will be invited to make their own special Christmas ornament.

The Christmas Tree Angel is an inspirational holiday story about an angel ornament given to the Brown family on Christmas Eve. Once placed on the tree, the angel meets new friends who share what will happen to them when Christmas is over. Determined to escape the dreaded storage box, the angel and her friends work on an idea that just might bring them the freedom and purpose they desire.

For more information about Lisa Soland and her work, visit her website, lisasoland.com/. Read more about "Christmas Tree Angel' Author Visit

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Author Chat Book Club: Jamie Dodson

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Award-winning author joins our discussion of his novel, Flying Boats & Spies

 

It's a historical fiction set in the golden age of aviation, but it's also a terrific adventure story about a teenager who gets involved in the pre-WWII spy theatre. 

Copies are available at the Library, for $8 each including tax. Ask for Sophie Young at the Reference Desk, 2nd Floor.

Thursday • November 7, 2013 • 6-7pm
*Pizzelle’s Confections* at Lowe Mill
2211 Seminole Drive, Railroad Room #4A • in the South Annex
For more information, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.

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Meet the Author: John Pritchard

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Monday, December 2, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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John Pritchard brings back bawdy philosopher Junior Ray, along with his sidekick Voyd Mudd, in this third hilarious installment of the critically acclaimed “Junior Ray” series.

In Sailing to Alluvium, Pritchard continues the madcap adventures of the duo, who have become “diktectives” to stop the murderous activities of a semi-secret, lethal organization of Southern women, the AUNTY BELLES, headed by Miss Attica Rummage.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Barnes and Noble named John’s first book, Junior Ray, a Top Ten Sensational Debut Novel for 2005.

“Honed from the rough roads of dialect, the language within defines Pritchard as one of our great Southern writers.  The man has an ear for the voice of his people, and he's twisted their words into a tough, raunchy, comic roller-coasting romp, corkscrewing us down the byways of a Delta that is more than likely not traveled by the average tourist, but should be.“                  --Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana & Donnybrook

 

 

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How I Write: NaNoWriMo 101

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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You know you want to write that novel, but you’re facing a blank computer screen.  Where do you begin, and how do you keep going?  Three published Alabama authors share how they approach writing a novel.

Get geared up for the 2013 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), with activities starting November 1.  And get those words on the page.

This year’s authors:
Ronald Andrés Moore – Nocturn
R.A. Nelson – Teach Me, Days of Little Texas, Breathe My Name, and Throat
Annie Laura Smith - Twilight of Honor, Sally Ride, and Neil Armstrong

Thursday • October 3 • 6:30-8pm
Main Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street • Huntsville
For more information, call Ann Marie Martin at 256-532-2361. Read more about How I Write: NaNoWriMo 101

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Discover the Writer in You Book Release

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Celebrate the release of the Murphy Writers' Group's first anthology, Discover the Writer in You, on Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library - 2nd Floor Meeting Room.

This publication includes the works of members of the Murphy Writers' Group and Teen Authors' Workshop. There is no charge to attend.

The event will include speaker and local author Lynn Rae Harris, public readings from the anthology, and a book signing. A limited number of books will be available for sale onsite for $10 each. Cash or check only. Copies are also available for sale on amazon.com. The publication was funded by the Murphy Library Friends and all sale proceeds will go towards supporting the Murphy Friends and the Eleanor E. Murphy Library collection and programs.

Refreshments will be served.

The Murphy Writers' Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at 3pm at the Eleanor Murphy Library located at 7910 Charlotte Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35802. Writers of all genres and skill levels are invited to join. Recommended for ages 14+.

Questions? Contact Connie at cchow@hmcpl.org or 256-881-5620. Read more about Discover the Writer in You Book Release

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Discover the Writer in You book release

Celebrate the release of the Murphy Writers' Group's first anthology, Discover the Writer in You, on Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m. Read more about Discover the Writer in You book release

Meet the Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

Just in time for Christmas, New York Times bestseller Sena Jeter Naslund comes back to the Library to discuss her new book, The Fountain of St. Read more about Meet the Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

Meet the Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

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Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Just in time for Christmas, New York Times bestseller Sena Jeter Naslund comes back to the Library to discuss her new book,
The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman: A Novel.

Join us for a stimulating talk with this Huntsville favorite!
Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 

Sunday • December 15 • 2-4pm
Main Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street • Huntsville
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CANCELLED: Video Chat with Author Daniel R. Schwarz

Meet New York author Dan Schwarz in this special video chat, and discuss his book Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009. Read more about CANCELLED: Video Chat with Author Daniel R. Schwarz

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