Author Events

Author Event: Irene Latham

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Irene Latham is a poet and novelist who writes heart-touching tales of unexpected adventure. Join us as Irene talks about her second novel, the upcoming "Don't Feed the Boy."  This adventure took her behind-the-scenes at the zoo... and into the heart of a boy who's trying to figure out where he belongs in the world. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Author Event: Beck McDowell

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Beck McDowell talks about her newest book, "This Is Not a Drill," releasing October 25.  This upcoming YA fiction tells the story of Emery and Jake, who must protect a roomful of kindergartners who are being held hostage.  Books will available for purchase and signing.

Author Event: Joe Martin

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Fitness expert and contributing author Joe Martin will discuss taking charge of your health and explain the philosophy behind The Wellness Code.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Author Event: Wanda Vaughn

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Local author Wanda Vaughn talks about her children's book series "Alabama Girls." Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Author Event: Gregory Benford

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Nebula Award-winning science fiction author Gregory Benford presents "The Wonderful Future That Still Can Be."  Gregory will discuss science fiction and its impact on current science.

Author Event: Dave Laurence Rogers

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Friday, June 15, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join us as award-winning journalist and historian D. Laurence Rogers discusses his book Apostles of Equality: The Birneys, the Republicans, and the Civil War, featuring the Birney family and their activities in politics and war.

The first biographical account of the life of James Gillespie Birney in more than fifty years, this insightful history illuminates and elevates an all-but-forgotten figure whose political career contributed mightily to the American political fabric.

Huntsville’s own Topper Birney will introduce Dave and field questions during Q&A as well.

Author Event: Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Friday, June 8, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Rheta Grimsley Johnson comes back to the Library to talk about her latest book, Hank Hung the Moon and Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts.

Hang Hung the Moon is Rheta’s evocative and personal tale of 1950s and ‘60s musical staples, all viewed through the life story of Hank Williams and the people he influenced.  The book celebrates a world of 78 rpm records and 5-cent Cokes.  Hank provides the soundtrack and wisdom for this Last Picture Show of a book.

Poet shares "Pieces of Myself"

Acclaimed local poet Anne Rutledge and a few of her friends will read selections from her new book, Pieces of Myself, on Sunday, June 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St. Read more »

Write Right Lunch & Learn: Plotting and Pacing Your Novel

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Plotting and Pacing Your Novel"

Tuesday, June 12

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Lynn Raye Harris, author of Strangers in the Desert

How do you decide what happens in your novel? Do you have enough plot to carry you to the end? Is there too much going on? How do you keep the action going and your readers turning pages?  Learn these essentials to fiction writing.

Jefferson Bass turns the "Key"

Dr. Bill Brockton is back with a new forensic puzzle to solve – but this time the clues are 2,000 years old and the solution may be earth-shattering. Find out more about his latest adventure, The Inquisitor’s Key, when his creators, journalist Jon Jefferson and forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass, the writing team Jefferson Bass, return to Huntsville on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. Read more »

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