Speakers

Egyptology in the Valley of the Kings

Monday mornings: A series of six lectures by Dr. Bill Stephens focuses on the hidden and mysterious tombs of the Pharaohs that lie in the Valley of the Kings. Lectures are free to the public. Main Library auditorium, 10:30a to noon, Mondays from February 1 - March 8 except February 15. Call (256) 532-5950 for more info.

Meet local author Frank Griffin

Tuesday, Feb. 9: Author Frank Griffin will speak about and sign copies of his memoir, Touched by Fire, an account of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s in a family of Alabama migrant farm workers. Frank's father, Johnny Frank Griffin, was knifed in 1954, a day after he'd told a Phenix City grand jury of what he'd seen in the moments after Attorney General-designate Albert Patterson's assassination. 10am - noon, Main Library 2nd Floor public meeting room. Call (256) 532-5950 for more info.

Meet illustrator Harry Bliss at the Great Big Book Bash

Friday, Feb. 19 & Saturday, Feb. 20: Bring your kids to the library for a knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud funny event that will spark their creativity! Bliss is best known for his illustrations in books like A Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin and A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech. In his presentations, Mr. Bliss will explain how he turns stories into art and then he will teach you how to create your own art. Presentations are at 10:30am and 2:30pm in the Main Library auditorium. Read more »

Frank Griffin Book Signing

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Author Frank Griffin will speak about and sign copies of his memoir, "Touched by Fire," an account of growing up in a family of migrant farm workers in Alabama. Frank's story covers the period from 1954 to 1963. In 1954 Frank's father, Johnny Frank Griffin was knifed a day after he'd told a Phenix City grand jury of what he'd seen in the moments after Attorney General-designate Albert Patterson's assassination.

Egyptology: Valley of the Kings Lecture Series

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, February 1, 2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pmMonday, February 8, 2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pmMonday, February 22, 2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pmMonday, March 1, 2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pmMonday, March 8, 2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

This series of six lectures by Dr. Bill Stephens focuses on the hidden and mysterious tombs of the Pharaohs that lie in the Valley of the Kings. The lectures are free to the public and will take place in the from 10:30a to 12:00p each Monday, February 1st through March 8th. More information is available by calling 532-5339.

LearningQUEST Rally Day

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 9:30am - 11:30am

LearningQUEST’s Rally Day for its Winter/Spring 2010 term will be Thursday, Jan 28, 9:30-11:30 AM in the Main Library auditorium.

Speaker: Mayor Tommy Battle
Refreshments provided

There will also be refreshments and the opportunity to

  • join LearningQUEST or renew your membership
  • hear about the upcoming LearningQUEST programs, and
  • register for your choice of courses

Great Big Book Bash: Harry Bliss

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Great Big Book Bash is an annual children's author/illustrator event sponsored by the Huntsville Public Library Foundation and Primrose Schools.  This year's guest is illustrator Harry Bliss.  Mr. Bliss will be giving two exciting and kid-friendly presentations at the Main location of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.  A book signing will follow both presentations and books will be available to purchase the day of the event.

English Author Tea

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Get out your fancy hats! The 9th annual English Author Tea takes place in the Main Library auditorium from 2-4pm. We'll serve a classic tea, and writer Dr. Jennifer Garlen will present on the Brontë family.

Tickets are $15 each and must be ordered in advance; call (256) 532-5950 to reserve yours.

Meet author Sena Jeter Naslund (2007)

Author Sena Jeter Naslund: Live @ the Library!

Welcome, Friends!
Are you new to the Friends? Or have you just renewed your membership for another year? Either way, we'd like to say thank you, and invite you to a Friends-only event full of the things you love: music, libations, and books!
(Of course, any day is a great day to become a Friend -- you can even join at the door and still get access to this event!) Read more »

Meet author Kimberla Lawson Roby (2007)

Meet the author Kimberla Lawson Roby
The HMCPL and its Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother Book Club are pleased to present the New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby!
Roby's novels deal with real-life issues in compelling, readable ways. No topic is too sensitive to speak of: domestic violence, church issues, discrimination, and infidelity have all come up in her writing. Her warmth comes through in her writing; her characters become as personal and familiar as friends to her readers. Read more »

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