Author Events

Local author to visit Madison Library

John William Davis, author of Rainy Street Stories: Reflections on Secret Wars, Espionage and Terrorism, will be at the Madison Library on Monday, January 13, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about his book. Read more »

'Christmas Tree Angel' Author Visit

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Hear author and actress Lisa Soland talk about her book The Christmas Tree Angel. Following the author's reading, families will be invited to make their own special Christmas ornament.

Author of Rainy Street Stories and retired Intelligence Officer, John W. Davis, to visit the Madison Library

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Hear retired intelligence officer, John William Davis, talk about his book Rainy Street Stories: Reflections on Secret Wars, Espionage and Terrorism. This book gives a rare look into the world of counter intelligence. Davis draws from his own experiences as a soldier, civil servant, and gifted linguist during the Cold War.

Author Book Event with Local Author Melanie Dickerson

Location: Monrovia Public Library
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Meet author Melanie Dickerson and get a signed copy of her new book, The Captive Maiden at Monrovia Public Library.  For more information contact chewitt [at] hmcpl [dot] org or call 256-489-3392.

"Christmas Tree Angel' Author Visit

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Hear author and actress Lisa Soland talk about her book The Christmas Tree Angel. Following the author's reading, families will be invited to make their own special Christmas ornament.

Author Chat Book Club: Jamie Dodson

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Award-winning author joins our discussion of his novel, Flying Boats & Spies

 

It's a historical fiction set in the golden age of aviation, but it's also a terrific adventure story about a teenager who gets involved in the pre-WWII spy theatre. 

Copies are available at the Library, for $8 each including tax. Ask for Sophie Young at the Reference Desk, 2nd Floor.

Meet the Author: John Pritchard

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, December 2, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

John Pritchard brings back bawdy philosopher Junior Ray, along with his sidekick Voyd Mudd, in this third hilarious installment of the critically acclaimed “Junior Ray” series.

In Sailing to Alluvium, Pritchard continues the madcap adventures of the duo, who have become “diktectives” to stop the murderous activities of a semi-secret, lethal organization of Southern women, the AUNTY BELLES, headed by Miss Attica Rummage.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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How I Write: NaNoWriMo 101

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

You know you want to write that novel, but you’re facing a blank computer screen.  Where do you begin, and how do you keep going?  Three published Alabama authors share how they approach writing a novel.

Get geared up for the 2013 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), with activities starting November 1.  And get those words on the page.

Discover the Writer in You Book Release

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate the release of the Murphy Writers' Group's first anthology, Discover the Writer in You, on Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library - 2nd Floor Meeting Room.

This publication includes the works of members of the Murphy Writers' Group and Teen Authors' Workshop. There is no charge to attend.

Discover the Writer in You book release

Celebrate the release of the Murphy Writers' Group's first anthology, Discover the Writer in You, on Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m. Read more »

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