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.
The event will include speaker and local author Lynn Rae Harris, public readings from the anthology, and a book signing. A limited number of books will be available for sale onsite for $10 each. Cash or check only. Copies are also available for sale on amazon.com. The publication was funded by the Murphy Library Friends and all sale proceeds will go towards supporting the Murphy Friends and the Eleanor E. Murphy Library collection and programs.
Refreshments will be served.
The Murphy Writers' Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at 3pm at the Eleanor Murphy Library located at 7910 Charlotte Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35802. Writers of all genres and skill levels are invited to join. Recommended for ages 14+.
Clueless about College?
At College Readiness, community professionals present the basics of getting into college to teens & their families!
Topics and Guests are as follows:
Sept 10—What you need to know about ACT/SAT Prep (Guest speaker: Greg Jackson of Sylvan Learning)
Sept 17—Demystifying College Admissions (Guest Speaker: Britney Deutschendorf of UAHuntsville)
Sept 24—Writing the College Admissions Essay (Guest Speaker: Joe Freeman of Randolph School)
Oct 1—Financial Aid 101 (Guest Speaker: Neoka Ivey of Drake State University)
Are you a new mother? Come join us to share and bond with other moms to discuss helpful ideas and hints on being a mother! We will also discuss recall awareness, how to create household schedules, and find out about free resources available to you and your family. Read more about New Mom Helpful Hints Workshop
Just in time for Christmas, New York Times bestseller Sena Jeter Naslund comes back to the Library to discuss her new book, The Fountain of St. James Court;or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman: A Novel.
Join us for a stimulating talk with this Huntsville favorite!
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Meet New York author Dan Schwartz in this special video chat, and discuss his book Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009.
After carefully tracing the rise of the Times's website, Schwarz asks whether the Times can survive as a print newspaper, whether it can find a business model to support its vast print and online newsgathering operation, and whether the Sulzberger family can survive as controlling owners. He also asks whether the Times, in its desperate effort to survive, has abandoned its quality standards by publishing what he calls "Timeslite" and "Timestrash."
From the back cover: From false stories about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to growing competition from online and twenty-four-hour cable news, the first decade of the twenty-first century was not particularly kind to the New York Times. In this groundbreaking study of the recent life and times of America's most important newspaper, Daniel R. Schwarz describes the transformation of the Times as it has confronted not only its various scandals and embarrassments but also the rapid rise of the internet and blogosphere, the ensuing decline in circulation and print advertising, and the change in what contemporary readers want and how they want to get it.