The auditorium is located on the first floor of the Main Library. After opening the exterior doors of the Main Library, immediately turn right. The auditorium is located straight ahead, at the end of the hallway. Learn more at

Meet the Author: John Pritchard

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, December 2, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

John Pritchard brings back bawdy philosopher Junior Ray, along with his sidekick Voyd Mudd, in this third hilarious installment of the critically acclaimed “Junior Ray” series.

In Sailing to Alluvium, Pritchard continues the madcap adventures of the duo, who have become “diktectives” to stop the murderous activities of a semi-secret, lethal organization of Southern women, the AUNTY BELLES, headed by Miss Attica Rummage.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.


How I Write: NaNoWriMo 101

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

You know you want to write that novel, but you’re facing a blank computer screen.  Where do you begin, and how do you keep going?  Three published Alabama authors share how they approach writing a novel.

Get geared up for the 2013 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), with activities starting November 1.  And get those words on the page.

Tsubaki Anime Club - Weekend

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Weekend Anime Club is back and better than ever!

Why, you ask?

Because now it’s FOUR straight hours of anime-watchin’, okashi-eatin’, fan-freakin’ fun!


College Readiness

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, September 17, 2013 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, September 24, 2013 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, October 1, 2013 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Clueless about College?
At College Readiness, community professionals present the basics of getting into college to teens & their families!
Topics and Guests are as follows:
Sept 10—What you need to know about ACT/SAT Prep (Guest speaker: Greg Jackson of Sylvan Learning)
Sept 17—Demystifying College Admissions (Guest Speaker: Britney Deutschendorf of UAHuntsville)
Sept 24—Writing the College Admissions Essay (Guest Speaker: Joe Freeman of Randolph School)

Meet the Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Just in time for Christmas, New York Times bestseller Sena Jeter Naslund comes back to the Library to discuss her new book,
The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman: A Novel.

Join us for a stimulating talk with this Huntsville favorite!
Books will be available for purchase and signing.


Meet the Author: Robert Inman

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Nationally acclaimed author Robert Inman discusses his latest novel, The Governor's Lady.

A heartfelt story of a determined woman's fight to establish her independence in the tumultuous world of male-dominated politics, The Governor’s Lady shows how politics brings out the best and worst in people and how the public arena affects politicians’ values and relationships

Meet the Author: Susan Schneider

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Biopsychologist Susan Schneider discusses her latest book, "The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World" and the discoveries about cause and their effects on our genetic makeup. 

"The Science of Consequences" tells a tale ranging from genetics to neurotransmitters, from emotion to language, from parenting to politics--bringing together research from many fields to show how something that seems so simple can explain so much.

Books will be available for purchase and signing

Teen Fandom Showdown

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Are you obsessed over a fandom?  Here is your chance to prove it!  Join your favorite librarians from many of the HMCPL locations to decide which fandom rules them all!  We’ll host games, costume contest, and discussion panels.  

Rocket City Comickers

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pmMonday, July 15, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A club centered on the creation of individual, original comics and manga. Come join the Rocket City Comickers!  Begin you own comic or manga project, or work out the kinks on your current project.  Find your inspiration!  Get peer advice.  Learn new techniques! 

DIY Anime: Pokemon Checkers

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

One Part, “I choose you!”, one part, “King me!”, and one part, “What were they thinking?” this is a Pokemon game—of our own creation—that everyone can participate in!  

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