Author Events

A Wicked Time with Ace

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Ace Atkins, author of Wicked City and Pulitzer Prize nominee, will discuss his inspiration for developing the story and his process for writing the book. Refreshments will be served and author book signing will follow.

How to do Things!: Paint with acrylic

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Discover your inner artist! This intro level painting class is family friendly and appropriate for everyone- whether you’ve been creating art for years, or can barely draw a smiley face.

All painting supplies are provided by the library. It’s free to the public, but we appreciate a small financial donation at this session from those who are able, to help us offset the cost of supplies.

Warning: Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, and an apron if you have one. Acrylic paints can stain!

S2S/B2B Annual Author Event: Vanessa Davis Griggs

Sister 2 Sister/Brother 2 Brother is celebrating our fifth anniversary along with our annual author event on Saturday, March 19!  Purchase your tickets now to see author and motivational speaker Vanessa Davis Griggs. Read more »

Author Wayne Greenhaw speaks about his new book on Thursday, March 10.

Please join us for a fascinating talk from  Wayne Greenhaw, author of Fighting the Devil in Dixie: How the Civil Rights Activists Took on the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama.  Copies of the book will be for sale at the event. Read more »

Celebate St. Patrick's Day with Irish Dance!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with flair! Catch one of our Irish Dancing programs at the Main and Madison Libraries. Read more »

John F. Baker Jr. discusses his book: The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Our Black History Month celebration in February kicks off with a special appearance by author John F. Baker Jr. whose beautifully written book The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation:  Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom has been hailed as “a groundbreaking work of history and a deeply personal journey of discovery.”

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's archivist, Ranee’ Pruitt, credits the book as being "better than Alex Haley's Roots.”

This event will take place at 1 pm in the Main branch auditorium.

Meet bestselling author Scott Oden

Please join us on December 5 at 2 pm for an exciting visit with New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction, Scott Oden, as he talks about his most recent novel, The Lion of Cairo. Read more »

Meet the Author: Vanessa Davis Griggs

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm


Vanessa Davis Griggs

Meet the Author: Vanessa Davis Griggs

Tickets: $10/each, tickets go on sale February 15, 2011

Purchase yours: Showers Library, Main Library or by calling 256-532-5950

Sister 2 Sister/ Brother 2 Brother is celebrating our fifth anniversary!

Ellinor Billington, 17th Century Pilgrim

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

  In this lively presentation exploring the events of 1621, author Diane Z. Shore, dressed in period costume and in Olde English language, tells about 17th Century America.  Through the eyes of Ellinor Billington, a colorful and rather opinionated colonist, who along with her troublesome husband and two mischievous sons traveled to the New World aboard the Mayflower, Diane shares stories of the Mayflower voyage, that first year of hardship in the New World, and everyday life in Plimoth. 

Author Julie Williams discusses her book, Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, AL.

We are pleased to welcome author Julie Williams on Sunday, November 7, to discuss her exciting new book, Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama, 1910.

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