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!
Closed for the Fourth
The library will be closed for Independence day on Friday, July 4, 2014. This does not mean you should take a break from Summer Reading! It just means you'll have to do your reading on your own turf, in between barbecues and pool parties and fireworks-watching.