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CANCELLED: Video Chat with Author Daniel R. Schwarz

Meet New York author Dan Schwarz in this special video chat, and discuss his book Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009. Read more about CANCELLED: Video Chat with Author Daniel R. Schwarz

CANCELLED: Video Chat with Author Daniel R. Schwarz

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Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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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.

For more information, contact Sophie Young at 532-2362. Read more about CANCELLED: Video Chat with Author Daniel R. Schwarz

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Twickenham Fest at the Libraries/Susanna Phillips

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Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 11:00am to 11:45am
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Twickenham Fest with co-founders Susanna Phillips and Matthew McDonald, at the Libraries--Opera Performance Read more about Twickenham Fest at the Libraries/Susanna Phillips

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Meet the Author: Robert Inman

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Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Nationally acclaimed author Robert Inman discusses his latest novel, The Governor's Lady.

A heartfelt story of a determined woman's fight to establish her independence in the tumultuous world of male-dominated politics, The Governor’s Lady shows how politics brings out the best and worst in people and how the public arena affects politicians’ values and relationships

The novel will appeal to those interested in a deeper understanding of the subtexts and complexities of American politics and the growing role of women in the political landscape.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 

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Meet the Author: Susan Schneider

Biopsychologist Susan Schneider discusses her latest book, The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World, and the discoveries about cause and e Read more about Meet the Author: Susan Schneider

Meet the Author: Susan Schneider

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Monday, September 30, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Biopsychologist Susan Schneider discusses her latest book, "The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World" and the discoveries about cause and their effects on our genetic makeup. 

"The Science of Consequences" tells a tale ranging from genetics to neurotransmitters, from emotion to language, from parenting to politics--bringing together research from many fields to show how something that seems so simple can explain so much.

Books will be available for purchase and signing

Monday • September 30 • 11-12Noon

Main Library Auditorium
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Author Chat Book Club

John Sims Jeter joins our discussion of his novel, ...and the angels sang, on Thursday, September 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pizzelle's Confections at Lowe Mill. Read more about Author Chat Book Club

How to Do Things: Irish Dancing

Ever want to be a Lord of the Dance? DeeAnna Thorn Heym of the Huntsville Irish Dancers shows how to jig like the Irish on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

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How to Do Things: Irish Dancing

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Ever want to be a Lord of the Dance? DeeAnna Thorn Heym of the Huntsville Irish Dancers shows how to jig like the Irish!

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How to Do Things: Aromatherapy

Afton Harris of Blu Healing Spa shows how to use essential oils to balance and heal on Tuesday, September 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Read more about How to Do Things: Aromatherapy

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