Acclaimed author Frye Gaillard and musical artist Kathryn Scheldt intertwine music and poetry in this special literary concert on Sunday, August 25, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. Read more about The Poetry of Alabama Music
Nationally acclaimed author Robert Inman discusses his latest novel, The Governor's Lady.
A heartfelt story of a determined woman's fight to establish her independence in the tumultuous world of male-dominated politics, The Governor’s Lady shows how politics brings out the best and worst in people and how the public arena affects politicians’ values and relationships
The novel will appeal to those interested in a deeper understanding of the subtexts and complexities of American politics and the growing role of women in the political landscape.
Biopsychologist Susan Schneider discusses her latest book, "The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World" and the discoveries about cause and their effects on our genetic makeup.
"The Science of Consequences" tells a tale ranging from genetics to neurotransmitters, from emotion to language, from parenting to politics--bringing together research from many fields to show how something that seems so simple can explain so much.
Never thought you'd read a zombie book? This one may change your mind. Novelist and poet Carter Martin weaves William Faulkner with zombies, a combination that may just surprise you. A former UAH professor, Carter also happens to be a regional authority on Faulkner. He'll join our discussion of his book.
From the back cover: A zombie rises up from the Charles River in Boston to demand that Luke Blue Miller seek William Faulkner and have him change the ending of his greatest novel. Carter's rich cast of characters and their stories populate this literary romp.
Note: Because the book is difficult to order online, Carter is making several copies available for purchase at the Library, starting sometime the week of July 15. We'll send out notice when details have been finalized.
Join groundbreaking Alabama author, Ronald Andrés Moore, for an author talk, book signing, and celebration of his new release, NOCTURN, at the Bailey Cove Public Library. Refreshments provided. Steampunk and Gothic costumes are encouraged! See the official book trailer here.
Hooked on Space Satellites: Why We Now Depend upon Them
What would it be like if we were suddenly to lose most, if not all, of our space satellites? Science fiction and popular science author Les Johnson believes that we’ve become dependent upon them. Les predicts what might happen to our economy, defense, and daily lives if they were suddenly destroyed. It would not be a good time… .
Les Johnson is a husband, father, physicist, and author of both science fiction and science fact. In his “day job” he serves as the Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.
His published science fiction books include Going Interstellar and Back to the Moon. His published popular science books include Sky Alert: When Satellites Fail, Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth, Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel, and Living Off the Land in Space. Read more about Meet the Author: Les Johnson