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Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother Book Club

Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club

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Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 3:00pm
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Vanessa Davis Griggs
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Ray of Hope

Grandmother Ma Ray, a churchgoing woman with a mysterious past, steers her two reckless granddaughters away from trouble with her smarts, savvy-and the word of God…

Troublesome teen sisters Sahara and Crystal Nichols are acting up, and their risqué behavior is more than their mother Lenora can handle. Enter the girls' 75-year-old churchgoing grandmother, Ma Ray, who agrees to take charge of the young women. She's determined to turn their lives around-and knows more about being a bad girl than either sister bargained for…

Sahara and Crystal don't realize what they're up against when it comes to Ma Ray, but when they learn of their grandmother's former rebel antics, which were wild enough to rival their own, they begin to appreciate her present-day passion for leading a more productive life-via family, love, and faith… Read more about Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club

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Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club

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Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781416580638
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Patricia Haley
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Destined

Chosen started the war. In Destined, brother battles brother for ultimate control of their father’s multimillion-dollar ministry in the captivating second novel from Patricia Haley’s provocative new series inspired by the biblical kings David and Solomon.

Don Mitchell thought he’d left DMI headquarters behind forever when he fled to South Africa after his dying father chose his younger, inexperienced half brother Joel to run the thriving family business. But he could not ignore Abigail’s dire request to return to Detroit. After three years of exile, torn between self-preservation and undying devotion to the woman who was once his father’s trusted assistant, he’s considering a plan to secretly assume control of the ministry that Joel, plagued by a slew of illicit affairs and poor business judgment, is plunging into ruin.

When his estranged sister refuses to help him, Don must decide whether to stand up and fight a war he never wished to ignite. Should he face down his power-hungry brother to save the ministry his father worked so hard to build – and take a chance on an unrequited love he never dreamed Abigail would reciprocate – or should he return to the tranquility he’s found in South Africa along with the budding drama-free relationship he left behind? Patricia Haley’s evocative modern-day interpretation of these popular biblical tales will keep readers riveted until the stunning conclusion, when the entire fate of a family rests on their ability and willingness to forgive. Read more about Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club

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S2SB2B: BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION

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Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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NO BOOK DISCUSSION THIS MONTH. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM SISTER 2 SISTER BROTHER 2 BROTHER BOOK CLUB. Read more about S2SB2B: BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION

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S2SB2B: The Memory Quilt

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Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781439170458
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T D Jakes
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The Memory Quilt

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

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Breast Cancer Awareness Event

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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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

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Breast Cancer Awareness Program

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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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 lmorenilla@hmcpl.org or 256-532-2362.

Please continue to check the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's calendar of events for upcoming events in the series. Read more about Breast Cancer Awareness Program

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S2S B2B: Chosen

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Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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9781416580508
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Patricia Haley
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Chosen

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

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S2S B2B: Big Girls Do Cry

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Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Carl Weber
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Big Girls Do Cry

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

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S2S/B2B: Meet Authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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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

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