Main Library

S2S/B2B: Local Black Authors Expo

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Come and meet some of our homegrown authors in and around Huntsville. Hear what inspired them! Also meet a local publisher and learn how to get your book published. This event is free to the general public! Featured guests include:

Frank Chase, author of False Roads to Manhood
Vanessa Jackson Austin, author of Live On
Nathenial H. Jones, author of Nate On Living
Irene Steele, author of Some Glad Morning
Mark Williams, CEO, of The Mark Williams Project

S2S/B2B: Midnight - a Gangster Love Story

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Midnight enjoys a life of comfort in his Islamic African family, but his father never hides the truth about the fierce challenges of the world outside of his estate. So when Midnight's father's empire is attacked, he sends Midnight with his mother to the United States. In the streets of Brooklyn, Midnight learns to protect the ones he loves, build a business, reclaim his wealth and status, and remain true to his beliefs.

Sister 2 Sister: Life is Not a Fairy Tale

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

At the age of seventeen, despite the promise of her extraordinary voice, Fantasia was in danger of becoming just another sad statistic: an uneducated, unmarried teenage mother living in the projects. But Fantasia had been raised by two strong, influential women: Both her grandmother and mother are preachers, and she was raised with an unshakable faith. In Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, Fantasia speaks -- with a spirit as strong as her voice -- about what it takes to believe in the power of one's self.

Sister 2 Sister: 2007 In Review

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

2007 Review!
We'll cover the books we talked about this year. Did you love them? Hate them? Have suggestions for next year? Bring books you love; we'll talk about them, draw for door prizes, and make plans for 2008.

S2S/B2B: Best of Everything

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Alicia Black Sullivan swore to never repeat her father's mistakes: she would never break any promises, she would never be unfaithful. And most important of all, when she got married, it would be for good. And she really does love Phillip, the assistant pastor of her father's church. She just happens to love money--and the things it can buy--as well. Alicia was born to the good life, she's entitled to the best, and she'll do anything to get it.

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.

Cupid's Café-The books of Jennifer Crusie

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Jennifer Crusie (born 1949) is a pseudonym for Jennifer Smith, a bestselling and award winning author of contemporary romance novels. She has written over 15 novels, which have been published in 20 countries. Crusie was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio. "Jenny," as she is called, chose to honor her maternal grandmother by writing under her grandmother's maiden name, Crusie. She has spent much of her life and currently resides in Ohio. 

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