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Love in the Library
This Friday and Saturday, Hoover Library is bringing a host of authors to town to mark the end of our summer-long celebration of the romance genre. Friday evening at 7 pm, we’ll be joined by Lauren Willig who will talk about her best-selling Pink Carnation series and other works of historical fiction. Bestselling authors Abbi Glines, Suzanne Johnson (aka Susannah Sandlin), and Beatriz Williams (aka Juliana Gray) will also speak about romance writing in a panel discussion led by our own romance-reading librarians, Theresa Davis and Stephanie Beaver. Following the panel, Barnes and Noble will be on site selling these authors’ fabulous books, and all four will stick around to sign them for you. A dessert reception will also take place, catered by Coffee-ol-ogy Café.
Saturday at 1 pm, we will continue the celebration with a “local edition” of Love in the Library. With the help of Southern Magic, Birmingham’s local chapter of Romance Writers of America, we will host another panel discussion, this time featuring Jennifer Echols, Lexi George, Christy Reece (aka Ella Grace), Ingrid Seymour, and Gayle Wilson. Following the talk, Angela N. Blount, Betty Bolte, Christine Glover, Jillian Chantal, Julie Johnstone, Larynn Ford, and Meda White will join our speakers on the Library Plaza for a book signing. Barnes and Noble will be on site again selling books for the signing.
Both events are free and open to the public, located on the Library Plaza. For more information about the event and our visiting authors, see our website at www.hooverlibrary.org/romance or view our segemnt on Talk of Alabama. Don’t forget to join our Facebook events for Friday and Saturday, and share with your friends!
Under the Microscope #11
Element fundamentals lead to cool chemistry and atomic power. Take a closer look at NUCLEAR ENERGY. (Click here for a printable list complete with call numbers.)
- Atomic Universe: The Quest to Discover Radioactivity by Kate Boehm Jerome
- Atoms by Chris Oxlade
- Atoms and Molecules by Louise & Richard Spilsbury
- The Chain Reaction: Pioneers of Nuclear Science by Karen Fox
- The Elements by Dan Green
- Elements and Compounds by Lynnette Brent
- Energy: Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It: 25 Projects by Kathleen M. Reilly
- Ernest Rutherford and the Birth of the Atomic Age by Robert Baxter
- The Ever-Changing Atom by Roy A. Gallant
- Fizz, Bubble & Flash!: Element Explorations and Atom Adventures for Hands-On Science Fun! by Anita Brandolini
- From Greek Atoms to Quarks: Discovering Atoms by Sally Morgan
- Grab a Seat at the Periodic Table!: A Chemical Mystery by Laura Layton Strom
- John Dalton and the Atomic Theory by Jim Whiting & Marylou Marano Kjelle
- Lise Meitner: Had the Right Vision About Nuclear Fission by Mike Venezia
- Marie Curie by Ann Fullick
- Marie Curie by Kathleen Krull
- Marie Curie: A Brilliant Life by Elizabeth MacLeod
- Marie Curie: The Woman Who Changed the Course of Science by Philip Steele
- Meltdown: A Race Against Nuclear Disaster at Three Mile Island by Wilborn Hampton
- The Nuclear Age by Peter Benoit
- Nuclear Energy edited by Lelia Mander
- The Periodic Table: Elements with Style by Adrian Dingle
- Radioactivity by P. Andrew Karam & Ben P. Stein
- Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium by Carla Killough
- Splitting the Atom by Katie Parker