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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 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!

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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.)

  1. Atomic Universe: The Quest to Discover Radioactivity by Kate Boehm Jerome
  2. Atoms by Chris Oxlade
  3. Atoms and Molecules by Louise & Richard Spilsbury
  4. The Chain Reaction: Pioneers of Nuclear Science by Karen Fox
  5. The Elements by Dan Green
  6. Elements and Compounds by Lynnette Brent
  7. Energy: Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It: 25 Projects by Kathleen M. Reilly
  8. Ernest Rutherford and the Birth of the Atomic Age by Robert Baxter
  9. The Ever-Changing Atom by Roy A. Gallant
  10. Fizz, Bubble & Flash!: Element Explorations and Atom Adventures for Hands-On Science Fun! by Anita Brandolini
  11. From Greek Atoms to Quarks: Discovering Atoms by Sally Morgan
  12. Grab a Seat at the Periodic Table!: A Chemical Mystery by Laura Layton Strom
  13. John Dalton and the Atomic Theory by Jim Whiting & Marylou Marano Kjelle
  14. Lise Meitner: Had the Right Vision About Nuclear Fission by Mike Venezia
  15. Marie Curie by Ann Fullick
  16. Marie Curie by Kathleen Krull
  17. Marie Curie: A Brilliant Life by Elizabeth MacLeod
  18. Marie Curie: The Woman Who Changed the Course of Science by Philip Steele
  19. Meltdown: A Race Against Nuclear Disaster at Three Mile Island by Wilborn Hampton
  20. The Nuclear Age by Peter Benoit
  21. Nuclear Energy edited by Lelia Mander
  22. The Periodic Table: Elements with Style by Adrian Dingle
  23. Radioactivity by P. Andrew Karam & Ben P. Stein
  24. Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium by Carla Killough
  25. Splitting the Atom by Katie Parker
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The Order of the Unicorn

When Suzanne Selfors debuted her Imaginary Veterinary series, I blogged about it.  I assumed that would be that.  But then the series became popular.  And then I introduced it to my co-worker and her first grade son (who are crazy about it).  And now the fourth book, The Order of the Unicorn, has been published.  Unicorns!  I cannot let this opportunity pass me by.  When you finish book 4, grab one of these amazing unicorn stories.