Auditorium

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 hmcpl.org/main/auditorium

The books of Nicola Cornick

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

For the first 18 years of her life Nicola lived in Yorkshire, within a stone's throw of the moors that had inspired the Brontë sisters. She wrote bits and pieces of novels in her spare time but never finished any of them. Eventually, she sent in the first three chapters of a Regency romance to a publisher and, although they were rejected, she found she had become so addicted to writing that she could not stop. Happily, her third attempt was accepted and she has never looked back.

The books of Kimberly Lang

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Kimberly Lang hid romance novels behind her textbooks starting in junior high, and even a master's program in English couldn't break the obsession with dashing heroes and Happily Ever After. A ballet dancer turned English teacher, Kimberly married an electrical engineer and turned her life into an ongoing episode of "When Dilbert Met Frasier." She and her Darling Geek live in beautiful North Alabama with their one Amazing Child--who, unfortunately, shows an aptitude to sports.

The books of Lyn Stone

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

While working at Boeing as an illustrator, Stone had the idea of trying to freelance book covers. Since she liked to paint faces and figures, romance novels seemed a logical choice. While studying the market on covers, she became firmly hooked on the contents of the books and decided to try writing instead. Lyn feels a special affinity for England and Scotland with their wonderful castles and intriguing history. The American South and Southwest are her favorite settings for contemporary adventures.

The books of Stephanie James

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jayne Ann Castle Krentz with her seven pennames, including Stephanie James, is considered a pillar in the contemporary romance genre. She frequently uses "Jayne Ann Krentz" for present-day novels, "Jayne Castle" (her birth name) for futuristic novels, and "Amanda Quick" for historicals.

Friends of the Main Library

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, August 5, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, September 2, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, November 4, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, December 2, 2009 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, January 6, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, February 3, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, March 3, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, April 7, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, May 5, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, June 2, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, August 4, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, September 1, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, October 6, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, November 3, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00amWednesday, December 1, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Monthly meeting for the Friends of the Main Library.

Sister 2 Sister: Don't Make a Black Woman Take off Her Earrings

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2006 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Madea helpfully suggests, "If you don't understand something I'm saying here and you're not black, you will have to ask somebody who is. Madea, Southern-speak for "mother dear," is the fierce alter ego of Tyler Perry, who has paraded the marijuana-smoking, pistol-packing, trash-talking matron through a series of hit gospel plays and films. Although primarily a comic figure based on unapologetically crude behavior coming from a harmless-looking old lady, Madea is envisioned by Perry as a throwback to a time when strong matriarchs ruled the community.

Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother: Sinful

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Chandelle's love of material possessions is destroying her marriage. Now with Chandelle's scheming cousin Deidre in town, money is the least of their problems. Fortunately, the Lord works in mysterious ways, and a series of unexpected events may bless everyone with a second chance.

Sister 2 Sister: Fortunate Son

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2006 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tommy's nickname is Lucky, but no one would think this crippled boy was blessed. Cursed with health problems and drawn into trouble more often than not, Tommy is the recipient of pity rather than admiration. He is nothing like his stepbrother, Eric. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune - he is charming, a star athlete, and a magnet for anyone in his sphere. Yet in spite of these differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as two humans can be. After tragedy rips their makeshift family apart, the lives of these boys split.

S2S/B2B: This Fire Down In My Soul

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Faye uses sessions from three of her three counseling clients to make the ultimate decision in her failing marriage. Housewife Tess has spent the past 23 years catering to her to two grown sons and her husband Jesse. After learning about her husband's affair, Tess must decide if and when she will learn to live for herself. Real estate agent Elise is dying for someone to love her and fools herself into thinking married Jay can fill that void in her life.

Sister 2 Sister: Never Go Home Again

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The story of Corey Dixon, a young man whose father tries as best he can to steer him away from the lure of the streets. And yet, like so many others in Corey's neighborhood, he finds the temptations of the lucrative drug trade too great to resist. While he makes fast money for a while, it is inevitable that it is he who has to pay, with his time and maybe even his life: by the age of sixteen Corey is locked up. Incarcerated in Riker's Island and then in prisons upstate, Corey lives through experiences that threaten to destroy his body, his mind, and eventually his spirit.

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