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Photo: making out a check to the library Photo of Bill Bryson speaking at the 2010 Vive le Livre Photo of artwork at the Main Library Photo from the 2010 Vive le Livre Photo of author Eric Jerome Dickey readcing at the library

Change is Good!!

The 27th Annual Vive le Livre is right around the corner!  This year's event will take place on Thursday, September 12 and we have some great changes to share with you!  As always, this will be an evening set aside to "celebrate the book" and to share with our community one of the literary world's best and brightest. Read more »

Thank you DAR!

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Archives announces the digitization of church records from early Huntsville, Huntsville City Council Minute Books, and selected Freedmen’s Bureau information. Read more »

Jefferson Bass is coming May 11!!

Dr. Bill Brockton is back with a new forensic puzzle to solve – but this time the clues are 2,000 years old and the solution may be earth-shattering. Read more »

Body Farm Event on May 11

The writing team of Jefferson Bass will be in the atrium of the Main Library on Friday evening, May 11 at 7:00.  Come for dessert and coffee and then hear a presentation by Jefferson Bass and enjoy a booksigning of their latest book, The Inquisitor's Key.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

26th Annual Vive le Livre Author Announced!!

The Huntsville Library Foundation is pleased to announce our author for the 26th Annual Vive le Livre!  This year we are pleased to have Journalist and historian Jon Meacham as our guest speaker.  The former Newsweek editor won a 2009 Pulitzer Prize for “American Lion,” a biography of Andrew Ja Read more »

Alabama Gives Day is Thursday, February 2


Alabama Gives Day is THIS Thursday! Read more »

Let's celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Vive le Livre!

On Thursday, November 3rd the Hunsville Library Foundation will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Vive le Livre, our annual gala fundraiser.  An evening set aside to "celebrate the book", this year's featured speaker is author, attorney and library advocate, Scott Turow.

Scott Turow is the author of nine best-selling works of fiction, including Presumed Innocent and its sequel, Innocent.  He has also written two non-fiction works about his experiences in the law and serves as the President of the Author's Guild. 

25th Anniversary of Vive le Livre featuring Scott Turow

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 in the North Hall of the VBC

Author Cocktail Reception at 6:00, Dinner at 7:00

Booksigning to follow dinner and keynote address

Tickets are available by clicking on the "Event Information" tab

Scott Turow

Cocktail Party and Book Signing with Dr. D.P. Lyle at character "Dub Walker's" House

Join the Huntsville Library Foundation on Friday, August 26th at 6:30 p.m. for a cocktail party and book signing at the mountaintop home of Dr. D.P. Lyle's main character, Dub Walker!!  (or at least the house that inspired the writer!)

Tickets are $40.00 per person; get yours online! Read more »

Book Club Registry

I love a good book!  A good book transports you, soothes you, fires you up and makes you laugh and cry.  You can often "hear me" reading a book, as I have a tendency to talk back to the main characters, or giggle or yell - whichever is appropriate to the situation.  Reading is a source of great joy for me!  Of course, another great joy of mine is talking!!  So when I joined my first book club, I realized I could have two of my favorite things at the same time.  I could read and then talk about the book I had just read. 

A book club is a collection of readers who participate in the regular discussion of books.  It doesn't matter what you read, how often you meet or who is in the group.  All that matters is that you read, get together and then discuss.  Book clubs meet for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all times in between.  They can be with life-long friends, neighbors, co-workers or strangers who become friends.

The Huntsville Library Foundation wants to support our local book clubs.  The Foundation is starting a registry of all books clubs in Madison County and the surrounding areas to help keep you up to date on literary news and events of interest at the Library.  Your information will not be shared with anyone outside the Foundation.  Plus.... there's a prize involved!  All book clubs that register with the Foundation prior to September 1st will be entered into a drawing to win dinner in a private home for up to 12 for a book club meeting.**  So click on the tab marked "Book Club Registry" and sign up! 

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Mark your Calendar for the Vive le Livre 25th Anniversary featuring Scott Turow

This year marks a milestone for the Huntsville Library Foundation's annual Vive le Livre!  On November 3rd, Vive is turning 25!  The HLF is proud to announce best-selling author and attorney, Scott Turow as our featured guest for this very special occasion! Read more »

Scott Turow


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