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Hype that Ball! (2006)

Hype that Ball! College Football Culture in Alabama
Join renowned Alabama Scholar Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus of History at Auburn University, as he explores the profound influence of college football on Alabama culture and society. We’ll begin with a boxed dinner party on the library grounds at 6:00, with Dr. Flynt’s talk following at 7:00. Reservations are required and seating is limited.
Thursday, September 14th
Tailgate Dinner at 6:00 PM
Speaker at 7:00 PM
Program concludes at 8:00 PM
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Friends of the Library present Robert Hicks (2006)

An Exclusive Event for Friends of the Library
For more information: (256)532-5950

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2006 Big Read: Montgomery Day Trip

Montgomery Day Trip
Visit the F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery.
Saturday, April 22, 2006; 8:00am - 7:30pm
(see all Library BIG READ Events!)

Cost per person is $99
Seating is limited
To register, contact Glory Tours at (256)830-2468; 105 Hartington Drive, Madison, AL 35758
Payments may be made by check or credit card

Itinerary

8 a.m.
Depart Huntsville (breakfast served en route)

11:30 a.m.
Lunch at A la Carte Café Read more »

2006 PSA from the Parker Griffith Family Foundation

Have you seen our Public Service Announcement from the Parker Griffith Family Foundation?

Get Caught Reading 2005

Library brings new twist to fourth annual city-wide read
It is a well known fact that Tennessee Valley residents are avid readers. In the past three years, hundreds of people have participated in the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's annual city-wide book club known as 'Get Caught Reading.' Past selections include All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren, Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand, and Jimmy Carter's The Hornet's Nest. This year, instead of choosing a single book, the library is placing the spotlight on author David Baldacci... Read more »

Is Huntsville Really in Alabama? (2005)

Dr. Wayne Flynt

Exceptionalism in 20th Century AlabamaDr. Wayne Flynt
Join us for the closing event of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Bicentennial Celebrations as Dr. J. Wayne Flynt, Distinguished Professor of History at Auburn University, explores how Huntsville diverged from Alabama politics and economics in the decades after World War II. Dr. Flynt is the author of:

Alabama in the 20th Century
Poor But Proud: Alabama's Poor Whites
Alabama Baptists: Southern Baptists in the Heart of Dixie

Spooky Storytelling (2005)

The Huntsville Public Library & The Land Trust invite school aged children & their parents to enjoy some SPOOKY fall tales from The Spellbinders at Historic Three Caves.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and flashlight. NO strollers please.
And wear sturdy shoes!!
$3 Admission, RSVP at (256)534-5263
Go to www.landtrust-hsv.org for directions!
Gates open at 6:00 pm, stories begin at 6:30 pm!

New Book Group: Knit 1, Read Too! (2005)

Madison Public Library Adult Services Announces a New Book Group!
Do you like to read? Do you quilt, knit, or cross-stitch? Come join us for our first monthly Knit 1, Read Too!
All readers and crafters are welcome—not just knitters! This is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy the Madison community, learn something new, share what you know, and appreciate a good book all at the same time.
Our first book: Joshilyn Jackson's gods in AlabamaMadison Public LibraryWednesday, October 19, 200512:30-2:00 Read more »

Banned Books Week 2005

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is excited to announce a very special guest to help us celebrate Banned Books Week 2005 (September 24-October 1)! Renowned young adult author Chris Crutcher will be appearing at the Huntsville Library Auditorium on Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30 PM to present “Real-Life Fiction Meets Censorship,” a talk for teens, educators, and their parents. His appearance will be followed by a Q&A session and a book signing. Books will be available to purchase the night of the event, with the library receiving a portion of proceeds. Read more »

Alexander's Mini Adventure (2005)

Huntsville Public Library's Youth Services Department is having a "Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day" on Saturday, September 24, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. This event is open to families and kids of all shapes and sizes. Find out how much fun a terrible day can be as Independent Musical Productions present "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," an adaptation of the popular children's book by Judith Viorst. Read more »

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