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Meet the Author: Sheryll Cashin

Huntsville native Sheryll Cashin wrote about the struggles of her family in The Agitator’s Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family. Now the Georgetown University law professor will return to her hometown to talk about her latest book, Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America, on Monday, November 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Huntsville Library. Books will be available for sale and signing. Admission is free.

It's Sweet 2 Read

Satisfy your sweet tooth and help the Showers Center Library raise money to buy new books and DVDs for children at the third annual It’s Sweet 2 Read dessert fundraiser on Saturday, November 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Downtown Huntsville Library, 915 Monroe St.

We’ll be selling cupcakes, cookies, and slices of cakes and pies along with coffee and punch. For more information, contact Showers Center Library Manager Lillie Cawthorn at 256-851-7492 or lcawthorn@hmcpl.org.

Meet the Author: Kee Sloan

Bishop Kee Sloan will talk about his new book, Jabbok, a work of fiction, on Thursday, October 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza S.E.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided, sponsored in part by the Bailey Cove Friends of the Library.

The Right Reverend John McKee Sloan served as rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Huntsville from 1993-2007, and currently serves as bishop of the Diocese of Alabama. To learn more about Sloan and his work, check out this article from al.com:

Romantic encounters in Hazel Green

The Tillman Hill Library in Hazel Green will host a book launch party for three local romance writers on Tuesday, October 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Drop in during those hours and meet Betty Bolte, Lesia Flynn, and Bambi Lynn.

Betty is an award-winning author of paranormal romances. Her new novel is titled “Remnants,” the second book in the “Ghosts of Roseville” series. Betty will give away a free book to the first five people who arrive.

Lesia writes whimsical contemporary romances. Her new book is “Painting Skyline,” book two in the “Skyline Mountain” series.

How to Do Things: Beaded Snowflake Earrings

Tuesday January 13, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Main Library, Second Floor Events Room

Maximum number of (adult and youth ages 14 and up) students:  10.

Leader:  Leslie Malakowsky, member Huntsville Bead Society

Supply fee:  $3.50, required at registration by January 2, 2015

For details, call Chris Daniels 532-5993

Make a pair of beaded snowflake earrings!

The Money Talk?

Did your family give you the "money talk" when you were a kid?

The fact is, most families do not sit down with their children and talk about money—how it’s earned, spent, invested or used. But that doesn’t mean that money lessons aren’t learned anyway. Our kids absorb through listening and observation. They know relative to their peers whether they have more (or fewer) toys and clothes, go on more vacations or have a bigger (or smaller) home. They form opinions, even without any formal discussion.

Introducing our new website

Welcome to our updated website. We've now had a website serving Madison County for over 15 years, this is our second major upgrade to that site, and third new website in the past 2 years.
Some of the great new features we're introducing with this new site include:

How to Do Things: Apply Chinese Calligraphy into Watercolor Paintings

Supplies fee $5, required at pre-registration, before August 14.
Class size: 12, ages 16+.

Classically trained Chinese watercolor artist Caroline Wang shows how to incorporporate Chinese calligraphy into watercolor paintings and apply it into many art forms.  Especially recommended for students with at least basic watercolor background, although all are welcome.  All supplies will be included.

Tuesday * August 26 * 6:30-8pm
Second floor events room* Main Branch Library
915 Monroe Street.

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