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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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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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Meet the author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Saturday, March 6: meet Essense bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, author of The Pastor's Wife and The Devil is a Lie. Book signing to follow. 2-4pm, Main Library auditorium. Tickets $10 each; purchase yours at the Main Library downtown or by calling (256) 532-5950. Presented by the Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother book club. Read more about Meet the author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Sister 2 Sister/Brother to Brother: Meet author ReShonda Tate Billingsley

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Author ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Meet the Author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley
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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

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Sister 2 Sister/Brother 2 Brother: Million Dollar Demise

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Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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R. M. Johnson
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Million Dollar Demise

Picking up where The Million Dollar Deception left off, Freddy Ford knocks on Nate Kenny's door, storms into the house, and shoots both Nate and his ex-wife Monica. But he doesn't stop there -- before driving off, Freddy manages to escape with little Nathaniel, Nate and Monica's beloved adopted son, while little Layla sleeps upstairs. Nate is expected to survive the brutal attack, but Monica is left in a coma, and doctors are not certain that she will ever recover. When Lewis Waters -- Freddy's best friend and Layla's actual father -- visits the hospital to see Monica, Nate bargains with him: if Lewis can get Freddy arrested, Nate will give him back his little girl.

Meanwhile, Daphanie Coleman, the woman Nate had planned to marry before he sought revenge on Monica, rushes to Nate's side with plans to get him back by making herself available to him in his time of crisis. By chance, she meets Lewis while visiting Monica's bedside, and the two devise a plan to both get what they want.

When Monica finally awakens, she opens her eyes to a world in which Daphanie and Nate are hiding an affair, Lewis and Daphanie are harboring nasty secrets, and Nate has plotted to steal another man's child in the name of revenge. Will Monica forgive Nate, whom she was about to remarry? Will she uncover the truth behind the love triangle of Daphanie, Lewis, and Nate? And, more important, can the tragic lovers escape a second attempt on their lives? Read more about Sister 2 Sister/Brother 2 Brother: Million Dollar Demise

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Sister 2 Sister/Brother 2 Brother: The Conversation

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Hill Harper
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The Conversation

In his first book for adults, New York Times bestselling author Hill Harper invites you to join the Conversation: an honest dialogue about the breakdown of African-American relationships. For generations African Americans have turned to their families in times of need—but now, this proud and strong legacy is in peril. Black men and women have stopped communicating effectively and it threatens the very relationships and marriages necessary to sustain the Black family. Today, less than a third of Black children are being raised in two-parent households, a sharp decline from past generations. So, why is it so difficult for Black men and women to build long-term, loving and mutually beneficial relationships? What is happening in the community that makes it so hard for women and men to find their way to each other? And why are there so few people who manage to hold a marriage together, even after finding a person to love?

In his moving yet practical book, Hill Harper undertakes a journey both universal and deeply personal in search of answers to these questions. He has conversations with friends and strangers—married, single and divorced—and learns about their private struggles, emotional vulnerabilities, and real concerns, and begins to see common themes emerge. As his journey picks up momentum, Hill begins to recognize his own struggles in other people's stories, and is encouraged to more deeply examine his own relationship issues. Read more about Sister 2 Sister/Brother 2 Brother: The Conversation

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Sister 2 Sister/Brother 2 Brother: Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man

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Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Steve Harvey
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Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man

From the host of the popular "Steve Harvey Morning Show" comes a funny, honest, and foolproof guide for all women that takes them inside the heads of men and shows how men think about love, sex, and commitment. As a popular comedian, radio host and red-blooded male, Harvey doesn't have the bona fides typical to most women's relationship self-help, but he still manages a thorough, witty guide to the modern man.

Harvey undertakes the task because "women are clueless about men," because "men get away with a whole lot of stuff" and because he has "some valuable information to change all of that." Harvey makes a game effort, taking a bold but familiar men-are-dogs approach: if you're "cutting back" on sex, "he will have another woman lined up and waiting to give him what he needs and wants-the cookie." Several chapters later, however, he introduces the "ninety-day rule," asserting that, actually, he won't always have another woman lined up-and the only way to make sure is a three month vetting period. Harvey also tackles mama's boys, "independent-and lonely-women," and the matter of children in the dating world ("if he's meeting the kids after you decide he's the one, it's too late").

Feminists and the easily offended probably won't take to Harvey's blanket statements and blunt advice, but Harvey's fans and those in need of tough (but ticklish) love advice should check it out (especially the hysterical last-chapter Q&A). Read more about Sister 2 Sister/Brother 2 Brother: Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man

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