Speakers

An Evening With “Riverboat John” Ferguson-“Glimpses of Huntsville in the 1950’s & Beyond”

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join us for songs, stories, anecdotes, quips and snippets from the life and travels of “Riverboat John” Ferguson, Americana folkorist, singer, storyteller, musican, author, and letcurer. Ferguson will be performing original songs and stories centered around his book "The Adventures of “Riverboat John” Ferguson-“Glimpses of Huntsville in the 1950’s." His book will be available for sale and signing at the event.

Glen Browder discusses his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction"

Former U.S. Representative and Professor Emeritus of American Democracy at Jacksonville State University, Glen Browder, will discuss his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction: An Untold Story of Racial Politics in Recent Southern History."  July 27th, Tuesday, 7:00PM, Main Library Auditorium. Read more »

Glen Browder discusses his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction"

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Former U.S. Representative and Professor Emeritus of American Democracy at Jacksonville State University, Glen Browder, will discuss his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction: An Untold Story of Racial Politics in Recent Southern History." Dr. Browder follows the fascinating story of how white politicans and black leaders often worked together behind the scenes to further advance the cause of civil rights after its heroic beginnings in the 1950-60s.

LearningQUEST Rally Day at Main Library

Thursday, July 22: LearningQUEST’s Rally Day for its Summer/Fall 2010 term will be held from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Main Library auditorium. Read more »

LearningQUEST Rally Day

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 9:30am - 11:30am

LearningQUEST’s Rally Day for its Summer/Fall 2010 term will be Thursday, July 22, 9:30-11:30 AM in the Main Library auditorium.

This event is free, open to the public and refreshments will be provided

There will also be the opportunity to:

  • Join LearningQUEST or renew your membership
  • Hear about the upcoming LearningQUEST programs, and
  • Register for your choice of courses

Final Big Read events

We are nearing the end of our 2010 Big Read programming.  We hope you can join us for these final events! Read more »

Book signing: photographer Beth Maynor Young

Tuesday, April 20: photographer Beth Maynor Young will discuss her new book Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers. 7pm, Main Library. Learn more

Author Discussion: Peggy Webb, Debra Webb, and Lyn Stone

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:30am

These prolific and bestselling authors have written over a hundred romance novels covering multiple genres and subgenres, including  suspense, historical, comedy, mystery, and more. Join them for an informal discussion of the passion they all share: books! 

Speakers: Peggy Webb, Debra Webb, and Lyn Stone

Teens Strut the Write Stuff

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Meet back up with Tricia Mills and the gang to share your experience and successes with the "Summer Writing Challenge." Get feedback from the group and some pointers from a professional!

Speaker: Tricia Mills

How I Became a Famous Teen Romance Novelist

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Do you want to see your imagination in print? Is "novelist" your top career choice? Tricia Mills describes what it takes to get it done and issues her "Summer Writing Challenge" just for teens.

Speaker: Tricia Mills

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