Community Wide Read


Date: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Film: "A Lesson Before Dying"

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

In the 1940s South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing of a white store owner.

Concert: Tennessee Valley Jazz Society Trio

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Ayana Jacobs, Benjamin Edwards, and Devere Pride.  In the Main Library First Floor Atrium.

Film: "The Princess and the Frog"

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

A modern day retelling of the classic story The Frog Prince.

Talk: Shootout on the Bayou

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Shootout on the Bayou: Pop Culture and "A Gathering of Old Men."  Talk by Edward Journey of Alabama A&M.

Film: "A Gathering of Old Men"

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Film with post-film discussion led by Edward Journey, associate professor, Alabama A&M University.

Integration and Football

John Pruett, retired sports editor and columnist for The Huntsville Times, will talk about the integration of football programs in the 1970s during the closing event of Community Read 2012: A Gathering of Old Men on Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library. Read more »

S2SB2B: Gathering Of Old Men

Location: Main Library Meeting Room A & B
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm


Community Wide Read 2011: Wicked City by Ace Atkins


As we reach the final days of Community Wide Read 2011, join us on Wednesday, May 25 at 6pm for the closing program with author and guest of honor Ace Atkins in A Wicked Night Out with Ace. Read more »

A Wicked Night Out at Bandito Burrito Southside (Kickoff Event)

Location: Bandito Southside
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

In partnership with local bars, Stem & Stein, The Nook, Bandito Burrito Southside, the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will be kicking off their Community Wide Read for the book Wicked City by Ace Atkins. Local brewery, Straight to Ale, has created the “Wicked City” porter with the book’s setting and time period in mind and the brew will be on tap for bar patrons to purchase.

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