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Meet the Author: John Pritchard

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Monday, December 2, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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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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Barnes and Noble named John’s first book, Junior Ray, a Top Ten Sensational Debut Novel for 2005.

“Honed from the rough roads of dialect, the language within defines Pritchard as one of our great Southern writers.  The man has an ear for the voice of his people, and he's twisted their words into a tough, raunchy, comic roller-coasting romp, corkscrewing us down the byways of a Delta that is more than likely not traveled by the average tourist, but should be.“                  --Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana & Donnybrook

 

 

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How I Write: NaNoWriMo 101

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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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.

This year’s authors:
Ronald Andrés Moore – Nocturn
R.A. Nelson – Teach Me, Days of Little Texas, Breathe My Name, and Throat
Annie Laura Smith - Twilight of Honor, Sally Ride, and Neil Armstrong

Thursday • October 3 • 6:30-8pm
Main Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street • Huntsville
For more information, call Ann Marie Martin at 256-532-2361. Read more about How I Write: NaNoWriMo 101

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Community Health Initiative--Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy

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Monday, September 23, 2013 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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A Madison Hospital Wellness Center Trainer will be speaking on sports medicine and physical therapy topics. Read more about Community Health Initiative--Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy

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Discover the Writer in You Book Release

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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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+.

Questions? Contact Connie at cchow@hmcpl.org or 256-881-5620. Read more about Discover the Writer in You Book Release

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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 about Discover the Writer in You book release

College Readiness

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Repeats every week until Tue Oct 01 2013 .
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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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)

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Baby Proof Your House!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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Learn how to baby-proof your house room by room! Read more about Baby Proof Your House!

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New Mom Helpful Hints Workshop

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Friday, September 20, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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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

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Meet the Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

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. Read more about Meet the Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

Meet the Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

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Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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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.

 

Sunday • December 15 • 2-4pm
Main Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street • Huntsville
For more information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Meet the Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

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