Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the "everyday" world is actually full of strange and magical things--and most of them don't play too well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a--well, whatever. Read more about Bailey Cove Sci-Fi Book Club: Storm Front
After four years in prison, the skilled young thief Said Mahran emerges bent on revenge in a changed world. His wife has married a trusted friend; his native Egypt has undergone a revolution; and his mentor, who encouraged his Robin Hood-style crimes, has abandoned him. As Said's wild attempts to achieve his idea of justice badly misfire, he becomes a hunted man so driven by hatred that he can only recognize too late his last chance at redemption. This is a Big Read event.Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: The Thief and the Dogs
Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. This event is part of The Big Read 2008.Read more about Bailey Cove Morning: The Maltese Falcon
This series of linked intrigues and adventures is a clever, witty concoction that begins on the day following the Thousand and One Nights, when the vizier Dandan learns that his daughter, Shahrzad, has succeeded in saving her life by enthralling the sultan with wondrous tales. Read more about Bailey Cove Classics - Arabian Nights and Days
If you are an educator or homeschooler in Madison County and would like to receive a Teacher's Resource Kit for The Big Read, use this form to contact Annie Phillips or call her at (256) 532-5993. Our teacher's resource kit contains the same materials as the Book Club cit (see above) plus a Teacher's Guide containing lesson plan ideas, essay topics, project ideas, and handouts. You can also download the Teacher's Guide online in PDF format from the NEA's main site. Read more about Teachers' Resources
The Big Read 2006
This event is part of The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is one of 10 communities selected to participate in The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Read more about The Big Read 2006
Contest: Art of the Jazz Age
The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is soliciting original artwork for “Art of the Jazz Age,” a juried art show sponsored by the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. This “Gatsby”-inspired art show will accept works related to the 1920s, jazz, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, or Zelda Fitzgerald and her art.
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Library brings new twist to fourth annual city-wide read
It is a well known fact that Tennessee Valley residents are avid readers. In the past three years, hundreds of people have participated in the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's annual city-wide book club known as 'Get Caught Reading.' Past selections include All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren, Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand, and Jimmy Carter's The Hornet's Nest. This year, instead of choosing a single book, the library is placing the spotlight on author David Baldacci... Read more about Get Caught Reading 2005