Exceptionalism in 20th Century AlabamaDr. Wayne Flynt
Join us for the closing event of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Bicentennial Celebrations as Dr. J. Wayne Flynt, Distinguished Professor of History at Auburn University, explores how Huntsville diverged from Alabama politics and economics in the decades after World War II. Dr. Flynt is the author of:
Alabama in the 20th Century
Poor But Proud: Alabama's Poor Whites
Alabama Baptists: Southern Baptists in the Heart of Dixie
The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is excited to announce a very special guest to help us celebrate Banned Books Week 2005 (September 24-October 1)! Renowned young adult author Chris Crutcher will be appearing at the Huntsville Library Auditorium on Tuesday, September 27th at 6:30 PM to present “Real-Life Fiction Meets Censorship,” a talk for teens, educators, and their parents. His appearance will be followed by a Q&A session and a book signing. Books will be available to purchase the night of the event, with the library receiving a portion of proceeds. Read more about Banned Books Week 2005
Book clubs and book lovers everywhere are invited to join us as we host acclaimed author Joshilyn Jackson. We will be discussing her debut novel gods in Alabama, a #1 Book Sense pick and dubbed by Library Journal as “...a potent mix of humor, murder, and a dysfunctional Southern family.” When Arlene Fleet headed off to college in Chicago, she made three promises to God: She would never again lie, never fornicate outside of marriage, and never, ever go back to her tiny hometown of Possett, Alabama. Read more about Get 'Between the Covers' with Joshilyn Jackson!
Monrovia Branch's Grand Opening
Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of our Monrovia Branch, located in the Woody Anderson Learning Center.
Dignitaries on hand will be Congressman Bud Cramer; Madison County Commissioner Dale Strong; and Cathy Anderson, widow of the late Woody Anderson. We will have refreshments furnished by Friends of the Monrovia Public Library and comments by Congressman Cramer and Commissioner Strong.