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Madison Movie: When in Rome (2009)

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Monday, July 19, 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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WHEN IN ROME
 

 

Kristen Bell, Will Arnett, Jon Heder 
Walt Disney Studios; 
Directed by Mark Steven Johnson
Rated PG-13; 93 minutes; 2009 

 

 
Beth Harper is a young, successful real estate agent ... but she's completely unlucky in love. However, when the New Yorker travels to Rome to see her newlywed sister, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love. She then finds herself being aggressively pursued by a band of wannabe lovers in this romantic comedy.

 

 
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Madison Movie: Wolfman (2010)

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Monday, July 5, 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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WOLFMAN (Please note, this movie is rated R!)
 

 

Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt
Universal Pictures; Directed by Joe Johnston
Rated R; 102 minutes; 2010 

 

 
Inspired by the classic film that launched a legacy of horror, THE WOLFMAN reclaims the myth of a man whose curse transforms him into something less than human to its iconic cinematic origin. Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman, is lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father, Talbot sets out to find his brother... and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself.

 

 
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S2S B2B: Chosen

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Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781416580508
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Patricia Haley
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Chosen

The inspirational first novel from the #1 "Essence"-bestselling author's series based on the popular biblical kings David and Solomon. After Dave Mitchell abandons his wife and business partner Madeline and their four children for a younger woman, the battle between his two families begins. Read more about S2S B2B: Chosen

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S2S B2B: Big Girls Do Cry

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Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9780758231819
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Carl Weber
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Big Girls Do Cry

In his "New York Times"-bestselling novel "Something on the Side," Weber introduced readers to the Big Girls Book Club. In this fast-paced follow-up, the BGBC has a new chapter, but the biggest drama isn't between the pages, it's among the members themselves. Read more about S2S B2B: Big Girls Do Cry

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Bailey Cove Evenings: In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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9780061351600
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White, Neil
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In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

Presents an account by a former publisher of New Orleans magazine of the time he spent in the prison known as the Long Center, the nation's last leper colony, for white-collar criminal activities, and the lessons he learned there about life's priorities. Read more about Bailey Cove Evenings: In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

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Bailey Cove Classics: The Aspern Papers

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Monday, December 6, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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0486419223
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James, Henry
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The Aspern Papers

With a decaying Venetian villa as a backdrop, an anonymous narrator relates his obsessive quest for the personal documents of a deceased Romantic poet, one Jeffrey Aspern. Led by his mission into increasingly unscrupulous behavior, he is ultimately faced with relinquishing his heart's desire or attaining it at an overwhelming price. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: The Aspern Papers

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Bailey Cove Classics: The Woman in White

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Monday, October 4, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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1416509798
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Collins, Wilkie
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The Woman in White

"There in the middle of the broad, bright high-road-there, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth or dropped from the heaven-stood the figure of a solitary woman, dressed from head to foot in white garments." Thus young Walter Hartright first meets the mysterious woman in white in what soon became one of the most popular novels of the nineteenth century. Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain made this mystery thriller an instant success when it first appeared in 1860, and it has continued to enthrall readers ever since.
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Bailey Cove Classics: The Clouds

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Monday, November 1, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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0451214099
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Aristophanes
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The Clouds

A poet who hated an age of decadence, armed conflict, and departure from tradition, Aristophanes' comic genius influenced the political and social order of his own fifth-century Athens. Plato singled out Aristophanes' play “The Clouds” as slander contributing to the trial and execution of Socrates although other satirical playwrights had caricatured the philosopher.

[This title replaces the Princess Casamassima discussion.] Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: The Clouds

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Romance Writers Book Signing

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Meet and greet dozens of romance writers in the Main Library's atrium. Barnes & Noble Booksellers will be on hand to sell books, and authors will discuss their books and autograph. Free of charge.

For more information about the Book Lovers series of events, see http://hmcpl.org/booklovers Read more about Romance Writers Book Signing

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Genres 2010: Romance Fiction

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
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GENRES 2010: Romance Fiction is a one-day training conference for librarians on collection development and programming for romance fiction to be held on Friday, August 27, at Huntsville's Main Library downtown. The event will include six break-out sessions, lunch, refreshments, door prizes, giveaways, and the opportunity to meet a dozen romance fiction authors.

  • Date: Friday, August 27, 2010
  • Pre-registration cost: $35 (begins Monday, July 19, lunch included) - register online!
  • Registration at the door: $45 (lunch included)
  • Cost: $35 pre-registration; $45 on-site registration
  • (includes refreshments, box lunch, and raffle ticket)

Session titles

Guest speakers include editors from Harlequin and Thomas Nelson publishing houses; Joyce Saricks, author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, and Heather Miller Cover, reviewer for School Library Journal. Visiting romance authors include Betty Webb, Linda Winstead-Jones, Debra Webb, Tricia Mills, and many more.

GENRES is sponsored by the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, Romance Writers of America, the Heart of Dixie Chapter of RWA, the Public Library Association, and the Friends of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

For more information, contact Mary Wallace Moore at mmoore@hmcpl.org.
For questions about registration, contact Marianne Lenox at mlenox@hmcpl.org.

Schedule

Registration: 8-8:45 a.m. (juice, coffee, pastries)

Welcome and Opening Remarks by the Director: 8:45 a.m.

1st session:  9-10:10 a.m.

  • Auditorium: Publishers Panel: Current trends in romance fiction
  • 2nd Floor Meeting Room:  Trends and Authors in YA romance fiction

2nd session: 10:20-11:30 a.m.

  • Auditorium: Publishers Panel: How to Host an Author Event
  • 2nd Floor Meeting Room:  Selection Tools for Romance Fiction

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

  • Box lunches in the Auditorium and 2nd Floor Meeting Room
  • Raffle for free books

3rd session:  12:50-2 p.m.

  • Auditorium: Publishers Panel: Emerging Authors
  • 2nd Floor Meeting Room:  BookBlast! Subgenres defined and Titles reviewed

Author Meet and Greet:  2-5 p.m.

  • Open to the public.
  • Romance writers will be at tables throughout the atrium to sell and sign copies of books. Librarians can use this time to network and arrange author appearances at their library.
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