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Meet the Author: Irene Latham

Irene Latham is a poet and novelist who writes heart-touching tales of unexpected adventure. She will talk about her work on Sunday, February 3, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library.

Join us as Irene talks about her second novel, the upcoming Don't Feed the Boy.  This adventure took her behind-the-scenes at the zoo... and into the heart of a boy who's trying to figure out where he belongs in the world.

Sunday * February 3 * 2-4pm

Main Library Auditorium

915 Monroe Street


For more information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Meet the Author: Irene Latham

Meet the Author: Robert J. Norrell

Award-winning historian Robert J. Norrell talks about his first novel, Eden Rise, on April 14 at the Main Library.

Norrell's program starts at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. His critically acclaimed novel depicts a young man embroiled in a civil-rights conflict that divides his family, his town, and his own identity. Read more about Meet the Author: Robert J. Norrell

"Love in the Library"

Get in the mood for romance!

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is sponsoring a “Love in the Library” Valentine Fair on Saturday, January 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Valentine Fair will be in the Main Library Auditorium, 915 Monroe Street. The event is free of charge and no registration is required.

Romance writers will be on hand to meet readers and sign books. Craft vendors will demonstrate Valentine goodies you can make for your special someone. A selection of writers will present readings and music.

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Bailey Cove book sale

The Bailey Cove Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, January 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Public Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza.

Most items will be just 25 cents with best-sellers only $1. Selection includes hardback and paperback fiction, nonfiction, children’s, and audiobooks. For more information, call 256-881-0257 or send email to bcove@hmcpl.org. Read more about Bailey Cove book sale

TV Time Machine offers police dramas

TV Time Machine takes you back to the 1960s and '70s on Monday, January 14, at 6 p.m. at the Main Library.

We'll show one episode each from two popular police dramas, "Mod Squad" and "Police Woman," in the second-floor events room. Admission is free.  Read more about TV Time Machine offers police dramas

MLK concert cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the Martin Luther King Musical Celebration, set for tonight, January 17, at the Main Library, has been cancelled. Read more about MLK concert cancelled

Meet Abraham Lincoln

Meet President Abraham Lincoln -- in the person of Lincoln presenter John Voehl -- on Tuesday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the atrium of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. Admission is free.

Learn what life was like in the White House of the 1860s, including Christmas celebrations. When he was researching his role as Lincoln, Voehl said he discovered that our modern image of Santa Claus owes much to a drawing Lincoln commissioned from artist Thomas Nast of Santa visiting Union soldiers. Read more about Meet Abraham Lincoln

December book sales

Two branch libraries will hold book sales during December: The Bessie K. Russell Library's event is set for December 7-14, and the Friends of the Library at the Tillman D. Hill Library in Hazel Green will hold a sale on December 7-15. 

Shop for bargains during regular branch hours. Most items will be 25 cents.  Read more about December book sales

Celebrate the holidays with big bands

Enjoy the festive sounds of two great big bands during the Main Library's annual Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The U.S. Army’s Four Star Jazz Orchestra and the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra will unite again for the evening in the atrium of the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. There will be music, singing, and dancing. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Read more about Celebrate the holidays with big bands

Meet the Authors: Frye Gaillard and Sena Jeter Naslund

This double-header author event features Frye Gaillard, who discusses his latest book, The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir.  In this collection of essays, Frye pays tribute to the writings that enriched and altered his life.

Frye also talks about Sena Jeter Naslund, whose novels Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer and Adam & Eve are included in the memoir, and he introduces this Southern author favorite.  Sena then carries the discussion over to her own formidable work.

Sunday • December 2 • 2-4pm

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