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NON-LIBRARY LOCATIONS

From time to time, library events take place at places outside of our branches.

Saved by the Bell Jar: Wild ***SPECIAL DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH***

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Friday, October 25, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Cheryl Strayed
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Wild

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.

 

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee.  For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: Wild ***SPECIAL DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH***

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Somebody Told Me

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Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Rick Bragg
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Somebody Told Me

With his bestselling All Over but the Shoutin', Rick Bragg gave us memorable stories of his own childhood. In Somebody Told Me, he offers the best of his work as a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist writing the remarkable stories of others.

For twenty years, Bragg has focused his efforts on the common man. So while some of these stories are about people whose names we know-such as Susan Smith, the South Carolina mother who drowned her two sons-most are people whose names we've never heard, people who have survived tornadoes and swamps, racism and bombs. In incisive, unadorned prose that is nonetheless strikingly beautiful, these pieces rise above journalism to become literature and show the triumph of the human spirit.

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee.  For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: Somebody Told Me

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Saved by the Bell Jar: Someday, Someday, Maybe

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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9780345532749
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Lauren Graham
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Someday, Someday, Maybe

The hilarious story of a struggling young actress trying to get ahead--and keep it together--in New York City. Read more about Saved by the Bell Jar: Someday, Someday, Maybe

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Author Chat Book Club: Carter Martin and "Zombie's Mandate: Find Billy Faulkner"

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Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Never thought you'd read a zombie book?  This one may change your mind.  Novelist and poet Carter Martin weaves William Faulkner with zombies, a combination that may just surprise you.  A former UAH professor, Carter also happens to be a regional authority on Faulkner.  He'll join our discussion of his book.

From the back cover: A zombie rises up from the Charles River in Boston to demand that Luke Blue Miller seek William Faulkner and have him change the ending of his greatest novel.  Carter's rich cast of characters and their stories populate this literary romp.

Note: Because the book is difficult to order online, Carter is making several copies available for purchase at the Library, starting sometime the week of July 15.  We'll send out notice when details have been finalized.

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Goodreads Meetup at Straight to Ale Brewery

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Can’t stop talking about books?  You are not alone.

Meet like-minded book-lovers and learn about the Library’s Goodreads Group

· Blind date with a book (RSVP to participate)

· Speed-swap book talks

· Door prizes from Earth Fare •Surin •Barnes & Noble •and more

· Beer samples and pints will be available for purchase

· Food Fighters Bustaurant dinners ($6-8) also available

· Music provided by Mike Kilpatrick

· Onsite membership signups — but membership is not necessary!

 

Tuesday •April 16 •6-8pm

Straight to Ale Brewery •3200 Leeman Ferry Road (behind Matrix Gym)

To hear more or RSVP, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Goodreads Meetup at Straight to Ale Brewery

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Spring Writers Event

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Murphy Writers Group is hosting a Spring Writers Event at The Coffee Tree Books and Brew on Thurs, March 21 at 6:00pm.

The event will include guest speaker, Aprill Smith; a progressive story; and readings by writing group members.

The event is free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 14+. Light refreshments will be served.

The Coffee Tree Books and Brew is located at 7900 Bailey Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL. The Murphy Writers Group meets twice a month at the Eleanor Murphy Library and is coordinated by Kemi Elufiede.

 

 

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Quidditch Matches

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Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
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Join us at Willow Park (1928 Aftonbrae Huntsville, AL) as we play Quidditch! We will only accept players between the ages of 13 to 18. Players must wear tennis shoes and bring their own broom. Quidditch will be played by International Quidditch rules (http://internationalquidditch.org/files/IQA_Rulebook_5.pdf), with the exception of there will be no physical contact. For more information please contact Julia Hendon at jhendon@hmcpl.org or 256-881-0257. Read more about Quidditch Matches

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Hike with The Land Trust

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Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 9:00am to 10:30am
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We are proud to partner with the Land Trust of North Alabama, to offer this family-friendly, fun and easy hike on the lovely Wildflower Trail at the foot of Monte Sano Mountain.  The trail is 1.1 miles and will take about one to one and half hours to complete.

General guidelines for the hike: The hike will begin at 9 am. Please wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and bug repellant. We advise against bringing children under 5 years old. You may bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the hike in nearby Hermitage Park. If it rains the day of the hike (and possibly the day before) the hike will be cancelled.

Directions:  California to Hermitage Avenue, left onto Cleermont; Wildflower trailhead at end of street.  Registration is limited to 20 participants.  To register, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Hike with The Land Trust

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Hike with the Land Trust

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Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 9:00am to 10:30am
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Hike the Wildflower Trail in Blossomwood with the Library and the Land Trust.  This is a moderate hike, appropriate for all age levels.  Closed toe shoes are required, and long pants are recommended.  Parents or guardians must accompany youth under the age of 16.  Directions:  California to Hermitage Avenue, left onto Cleermont; Wildflower trailhead at end of street.  Registration is limited to 20 participants.  To register, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Hike with the Land Trust

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Highlands Elementary School - Bookmobile Stop

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Repeats every 2 weeks until Tue Jul 26 2011 .
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:30am
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 9:30am
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 9:30am
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