Speakers

Civil Rights Bus Tour to Birmingham

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 7:45am - 5:00pm

Enjoy a lecture by Dr. Sonnie Hereford en route to Birmingham, lunch at Niki’s West (extra cost), a 16th Street Baptist Church tour, and a self-guided tour at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Cost is $39, under 65; $35 over 65, and covers bus and entrance fees. A trip liability waiver is required.  Co-sponsored by Huntsville-Madison County Public Library and LearningQUEST.  Contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362 for more information.

Black History Month Keynote Address: U.S. Representative John Lewis

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

Keynote Address: U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA).  Congressman Lewis shares his perspective of the Civil Rights Movement: 50 Years Later, kicking off our month-long celebration of Black History Month.

Free and open to the public.  Contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362 for more information.

How to Do Things: Bollywood Dancing

Richa Singh shows how to dance like a Mumbai film star.  Free and open to the public.

 

Tuesday •March 26 •6:30-7pm

Second Floor Events Room •Main Library •915 Monroe Street

For more information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.

How to Do Things: Bollywood Dancing

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Richa Singh shows how to dance like a Mumbai film star.  Free and open to the public.

How to Do Things: Publishing 101

Find out what it takes to get your book from your desk to a store shelf during Publishing 101 on Tuesday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Read more »

How to Do Things: Publishing 101

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

What does it take to get your book from your desk onto a bookstore shelf?

USA Today bestseller Kimberly Lang explains the basics of the business, including:

· Publishing models

· What agents actually do

· How to protect yourself from scam artists

Kimberly Lang is the bestselling and award-winning author of over  a dozen books, and has taught workshops on the craft of writing and business of publishing across the Southeast.

Civil Rights Bus Tour to Birmingham

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 8:45am - 5:00pm

Enjoy a Civil Rights trip to Birmingham for lunch at Niki’s West (extra cost), a 16th Street Baptist Church tour, and a self-guided tour at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Cost is $39, under 65; $35 over 65, and covers bus and entrance fees. A trip liability waiver is required.

Co-sponsored by Huntsville-Madison County Public Library and LearningQUEST.

Contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362 for details.

Civil Rights Bus Tour to Birmingham

Learn more about the civil rights movement in the city where much of the history happened. Join our bus trip to Birmingham on Wednesday, February 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more »

Write Right Lunch & Learn: "The YA Market"

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Write Right Lunch & Learn: "The YA Market"

Tuesday, February 12

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

 

What is YA and who reads it? What are the "tricks" of writing for young adults? How can I improve my own writing? Traditional publishing or self-publishing?

 

Speaker: Beck McDowell, author of This is Not a Drill

Social Entrepreneurship

Radhika Kakani, owner of Indigo Market, talks about ways to mix social entrepreneurship into a small business owner's bottom line on Monday, June 3, at noon at the Main Library. Read more »

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