Speakers

The Psychology of Happiness

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

What is happiness? Is it possible to truly attain? And if so, how?

These are questions we will be examining from two unique perspectives, in a special two-part lecture series just in time for the holidays.

In the first installment on Sunday, November 21, Dr. Gitendra Uswatte from the University of Alabama, Birmingham will present fascinating insights from the field of psychology, about how we perceive and experience happiness.

Rheta Grimsley Johnson speaks about her newest book, Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

We are pleased to welcome nationally syndicated, and award-winning columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson to speak about her newest book, Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir.

Psychologist Dr. Annie Wells speaks about how to work with children with ADHD.

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Psychologist Dr. Annie Wells, author of A Multi-Modal Approach to Address ADHD: A Non-Drug Emphasis,
will be speaking about effective ways for parents and teachers to work with children who have Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder.

Join us for an evening with “Riverboat John” Ferguson!

Tuesday, July 6: Listen to 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.

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 »

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