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Plotting the Perfect Murder: meet crime writer D. P. Lyle

Saturday, April 3: join crime writer D. P. Lyle, MD for a book signing and presentation. Tickets on sale now.

Author D. P. Lyle will have a book signing and presentation, "Plotting the Perfect Murder," to celebrate the release of his latest book, Stress Fracture.

Tickets are $25 each and are on sale: Read more about Plotting the Perfect Murder: meet crime writer D. P. Lyle

Can you plan the perfect murder?

Saturday, April 3: Free workshops for aspiring crime writers. Reservations encouraged.

Join the Main Library and writer D. P. Lyle, MD, a frequent advisor to published mystery writers, for a night of crime, forensics, and mystery writing.

  • Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010.
  • Time: 2-5pm
  • Reservations encouraged:  Call (256) 532-5950 for your spot.

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Ancestor Searching: Volume 4, #11

The LDS has filmed all of the birth, marriage, and death records for the state of New Jersey for the period 1848-1900. There are a total of 290 microfilms, including indexes, that can be ordered through the local Family History Centers. Also, available on their web site is a work in progress of Arkansas marriage records. The records date from 1837 to 1957 and include a searchable index linked to digital images of the original marriage certificates. Read more about Ancestor Searching: Volume 4, #11

A Public Square Conversation on Terrorism

Tuesday morning: Join LearningQUEST for a discussion on terrorism where we will explore this current issue from its genesis to its results. 9:30am, Main Library. (See event details or learn more about LearningQUEST) Read more about A Public Square Conversation on Terrorism

Get on our mailing lists!

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Website focus groups

We'll be traveling to various library branches and departments through February 26 to get your feedback about our new changes to the website, and feedback on our future website plans. The focus groups will be thirty minutes long and held  Read more about Website focus groups

HMCPL participates in OurValleyEvents

[ourvalleyevents.com logo]Ever wished you could check one community events calendar to find out what's happening all across the Tennessee Valley? HMCPL is participating in ourvalleyevents.com, a master community event calendar of arts and nonprofit events, SEC football games, political events, and more. It's one-stop shopping to ensure the event you're planning doesn't conflict with other local events. Read more about HMCPL participates in OurValleyEvents

Updates on website upgrade

We're still working on a few issues from our migration to hmcpl.org. The 'My Account' page is still currently disabled. To renew items or place holds, visit our catalog directly. Access to Heritage Quest is back! Go here to learn how to access it from home using RocketSearch. Read more about Updates on website upgrade

Meet the author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Saturday, March 6: meet Essense bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, author of The Pastor's Wife and The Devil is a Lie. Book signing to follow. 2-4pm, Main Library auditorium. Tickets $10 each; purchase yours at the Main Library downtown or by calling (256) 532-5950. Presented by the Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother book club. Read more about Meet the author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Ancestor Searching: Volume 4, #10

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) annual conference is set for April 28th thru May 1 of this year. The theme this year is 'Follow Your Ancestral Trail' and will be hosted by the Utah Genealogical Association in Salt Lake City, UT. Information and registration can be made by calling 1-800-473-0060 or emailing conference@ngsgenealogy.org. Read more about Ancestor Searching: Volume 4, #10