Author Events

Author, artist Melonie M. King shares her work

Local author Melonie M. King will talk about her new chapbook, "Palm to Palm with an Angel," on Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. in the second-floor events room of the main library. The event is open to the public free of charge. Read more »

Move over Scarlett; meet 'The Rebel Wife'

The main library will host a book signing for Huntsville native Taylor M. Polites in support of his first book, "The Rebel Wife," on Tuesday, February 21. Read more »

Explore the dreams of a blind girl

Keith Jacobs, native Huntsvillian and author of "Alicia Without Sight and the Dreams She Dreams At Night," will visit the Main Library's Youth Services department to read his book on Saturday, February 18, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Read more »

A Rare Titanic Family: Author Julie Williams speaks about her new book.

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Mark your calendars for a fascinating program by Birmingham author Julie Williams.  This April marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Williams will appear in period costume and speak about her new book, A Rare Titanic Family, which chronicles the experiences of her great uncle, who survived the Titanic disaster with his wife and baby. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Author Event: Tayari Jones

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

We are thrilled to welcome celebrated Southern author Tayari Jones. She will be speaking about her most recent work just out in paper back, Silver Sparrow. Please learn more about Ms. Jones and her work at

Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author. This event will begin at 2 pm.

Author Talk: Melonie M. King

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

We are pleased to welcome local author Melonie M. King to speak about her new anthology of poetry and photography, Palm to Palm with an Angel. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

This event will begin at 2 pm in the second floor events room of the Main branch. It is free and open to the public.

Taylor Polites Author Talk

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

We are thrilled to welcome author Taylor Polites who will be giving a talk about his brand new novel, The Rebel Wife.

Please find out more about Mr. Polites and his work at

This event will begin at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, February 21 in the Main branch's second floor events room. This event is free and open to the public.

Please contact Luisa with questions at lmorenill [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Write Right Lunch & Learn: Fundamentals of Freelancing

Interested in writing or editing for newspapers, magazines and websites? Then join us on Tuesday, January 10 for an informative presentation on "The Fundamentals of Freelancing." Read more »

Winter Workshops for Small Business

Entrepreneurs welcome at the HMCPL Main Branch Library! Read more »

Tickets on sale NOW for S2S/B2B Sinners and Saints book event!

Tickets are now available to purchase for the Sister 2 Sister/Brother 2 Brother book discussion and autograph event with authors Reshonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray on Thursday, January 19 at Main. Read more »

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