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Boys and Girls' Club (South)

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Repeats every week until Fri Jul 30 2010 .
Monday, June 7, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Monday, June 14, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Monday, June 21, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Monday, June 28, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Monday, July 5, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Monday, July 12, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Monday, July 19, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Monday, July 26, 2010 - 9:00am to 9:45am
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State of Alabama - DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)

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Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
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ATF: Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Educational Program

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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The North Alabama Photographer's Guild

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Contact: Terri Slezewski, (256) 227-0992 Read more about The North Alabama Photographer's Guild

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Literary Giants: Boy's Life

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Monday, October 25, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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978-1416577782
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Robert McCammon
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Boy's Life

In 1964, 12-year-old Cory Mackenson lives with his parents in Zephyr, Alabama. It is a sleepy, comfortable town. Cory is helping with his father's milk route one morning when a car plunges into the lake before their eyes. His father dives in after the car and finds a dead man handcuffed to the steering wheel. Their world no longer seems so innocent: a vicious killer hides among apparently friendly neighbors. Other, equally unsettling transmogrifications occur: a friend's father becomes a shambling bully under the influence of moonshine, decent men metamorphose into Klan bigots, "responsible" adults flee when faced with danger for the first time. With the aid of unexpected allies, Cory faces hair-raising dangers as he seeks to find the secret of the dead man in the lake. McCammon writes an exciting adventure story. He also gives us an affecting tale of a young man growing out of childhood in a troubled place and time Read more about Literary Giants: Boy's Life

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Literary Giants: The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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978-0393333060
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Diane Ackerman
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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw—and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants—otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes.

With her exuberant prose and exquisite sensitivity to the natural world, Diane Ackerman engages us viscerally in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors. She shows us how Antonina refused to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her. Read more about Literary Giants: The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

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Literary Giants: The Help

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Monday, July 26, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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978-0399155345
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Kathryn Stockett
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The Help

Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women:

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town... Read more about Literary Giants: The Help

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The books of Jennifer Blake

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Jennifer Blake

Jennifer Blake (real name Patricia Maxwell) has been called a "pioneer of the romance genre", and an "icon of the romance industry." She has written over 60 books with translations in 20 languages and more than 30 million copies in print worldwide. Many of her books are set in her native Louisiana.

She has published books under several different names, including:

  • Patricia Maxwell: Gothic mystery-suspense romances
  • Patricia Ponder: murder mystery and a romantic suspense story
  • Maxine Patrick: light contemporary romances
  • Jennifer Blake: historical romances
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Madison County Pharmaceutical Society

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Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Contact:  Kelli Ellison, (256) 509-2431 Read more about Madison County Pharmaceutical Society

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Rocket City Rowing Club

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Contact:  Cindy O'Gorham, (256) 426-5369 Read more about Rocket City Rowing Club

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