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.
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.
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
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
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
"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. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics: The Woman in White
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.
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.
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.