A perfect Christmas for Lela Edwards this year would include the presence of her husband, her three daughters, and her favorite granddaughter, Darcie. They would each be happy, healthy, and properly married. But life doesn't always unfold in a perfect way, even for God-loving, churchgoing people like these. Lela's husband of fifty years, Walter, has recently passed, and the daughters now live in towns and states far from the Chicago neighborhood where they were raised. Darcie is traveling to Missouri City, Texas, to be with her mother, not to Chicago to be with her grandmother, whom she expects to come down hard on her for deciding to divorce her husband and the father of her unborn child. Lela is upset and annoyed with Darcie and herself for breaking her own time-honored tradition of making a quilt to celebrate each family wedding. The quilt is still in separate pieces, and apparently so is the marriage of Doug and Darcie. Read more about S2SB2B: The Memory Quilt
Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother African American Book Club and Help Yourself to Health Initiative are hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness program October 16 at 2 p.m. The focus will be on breast cancer awareness and how to be in tune with your body. Our guest speaker will share her journey from finding a lump to how she has been able to survive breast cancer.
Huntsville Hospital will provide self examination information and answer questions. The event is free and open to the public. The Breast Cancer Awareness Program will be in the Main branch's auditorium. Read more about Breast Cancer Awareness Event
Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother African American Book Club and the Help Yourself to Health Initiative are partnering to host a Breast Cancer Awareness program October 16 at 2 p.m. The focus will be on breast cancer awareness and how to be in tune with your body. Our guest speaker will share her journey from finding a lump to how she has been able to survive breast cancer.
Huntsville Hospital will provide self examination information and answer questions.
The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP if you plan to attend by calling Lillie Cawthron at 256-851-7492.
Please read more about the "Help Yourself to Health" Initiative below.
Huntsville - Madison County Public Library's “Help Yourself to Health” Initiative
Did you know that people ask more questions about their cell phone plan then they ask their doctor? That’s about to change with Huntsville Madison County Library’s Help Yourself to Health initiative. This program provides access to valuable health information for the community.
“Health literacy plays a pivotal role in the lives and well being of our community. It’s important that the Library is there to provide the information.” said Laurel Best, Executive Director of Huntsville Madison County Public Library.
Help Yourself to Health is a year-long project that features special events, educational forums, community outreach programs and access to Medline Plus Health Library, a non commercial information source. All events and forums are free to the public.
“We want to empower people with health knowledge.” Rosalind Lett, Associate Director of Public Services at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library, commented on the initiative. “So when people talk to their healthcare professionals they can ask the right questions.”
The Help Yourself to Health Initiative has been made possible by a grant from National Library of Medicine.
For more information about this event and others in the Initiative series, please contact Luisa Morenilla at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-532-2362.
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
Meet best friends and co-authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant!
The dynamic co-writing duo are back with their latest novel release, "UPTOWN", a novel as big a New York City itself. UPTOWN follows a prominent real estate family caught in a storm of greed, infidelity and betrayal.UPTOWN begs the question when money,power, and respect are at stake, how do friendships and the bonds of family survive? DeBerry and Grant have co-written several best selling novels and have been best friends for 25 years. They will be at the Main Library to discuss their latest novel and the book discussion will be followed by a reception and a book signing. This is a free event and limited seating is available. Please pick up your free ticket from your local library. For additional info please call 256-532-5950 or 256-851-7492 Read more about S2S/B2B: Meet Authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant
Meet the Author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley Tickets: $10/each Purchase yours: Main Library or by calling 532-5950
Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother is celebrating our fourth anniversary! We'll present Essense bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley. She has been involved in three anthologies and has authored seventeen books including Help, I've Turned Into My Mother, Everybody Say Amen, The Pastor's Wife, Can I Get A Witness, the Good Girlz Series and in July 2009, The Devil is a Lie. She writes both adult and teen fiction. Six of her books have been optioned for movies, the first of which, Let the Church Say Amen, will be directed by actress Regina King. ReShonda has also been a television reporter for NBC affiliate KFOR in Oklahoma City and Fox affiliate KRIV in Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Billingsley will speak, followed by a question & answer period, book signing, and author reception. Read more about Sister 2 Sister/Brother to Brother: Meet author ReShonda Tate Billingsley