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Read 5 of Maya Angelou's most influential poems

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:15pm
Here is a list of five of her most popular poems: Mia Watkins | mwatkins@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/mswatkins1/index.html

Maya Angelou's most inspirational quotes about life, love and happiness

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 9:21am
Renowned author and poet Maya Angelou died at her home Wednesday, leaving behind a literary legacy of award-winning and inspirational work spanning more than half a century. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

Mason the Brave Tornado Dog from Alabama featured in new book from People magazine

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 9:00am
After being carried away by winds and missing for 17 days, Mason, a 2-year-old terrier mix crawled back to his Smithfield home on broken front legs. Kelly Kazek | kkazek@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/KKazek/index.html

British Education Secretary didn't ban 'To Kill A Mockingbird' after all

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:58am
Reports of British Education Secretary Michal Gove nixing American literary classics such as Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird" are false, according to him. Mia Watkins | mwatkins@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/mswatkins1/index.html

How to Save Money on Books and Magazines

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 9:00am
  Love to read? I do, too. But buying brand new books and magazines at a retail store can put a serious dent in your wallet. Here's the secret to getting an armload of books and contemporary magazines for less... LaCherylCillie http://connect.al.com/user/thriftstyleliving/index.html

Meet a mix of Mobicon's colorful characters

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 5:35pm
Fruity cats and genetically mutated teens Tamara Ikenberg | tikenberg@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/Ikenberg/index.html

Nominations sought for newly launched Alabama Writers Hall of Fame

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:50am
Alabama's first comprehensive Alabama Writers Hall of Fame will soon be launched, thanks to a joint initiative of two statewide literary arts entities. AL.com http://connect.al.com/user/bamaalstaff/index.html

The Man with Three Eyes and 20 other Alabama listings in Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 6:30am
Intrigued, I began looking up a few other Ripley's Believe It or Not listings from Alabama, Kelly Kazek | kkazek@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/KKazek/index.html

Page and Palette bookstore partners with imATHLETE to offer new book by George Hincapie

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 9:46am
George Hincapie has selected imATHLETE – a sports registration company that is changing the way event organizers engage with athletes – in conjunction with Page and Palette bookstore, as the exclusive online provider of personalized autographed copies of his new book, "The Loyal Lieutenant" during the pre-sale period. AL.com and Press-Register staff http://connect.al.com/user/bamaprstaff/index.html

Selfie, hashtag and tweep added to Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 8:45am
Merriam-Webster has added more than 150 words and definitions to its 2014 edition, including hashtag, selfie, tweep and even catfish. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

Page and Palette bookstore to host New York Times bestselling author June 13

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:56am
Page and Palette bookstore will host Daniel James Brown, New York Times bestselling author of "The Boys in the Boat." AL.com and Press-Register staff http://connect.al.com/user/bamaprstaff/index.html

Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum to present A Celebration of Memories

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:10pm
The Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum will honor Windham's June 2 birthday with A Celebration of Memories. AL.com and Press-Register staff http://connect.al.com/user/bamaprstaff/index.html

Jefferson County Library looking to raise funds for "The Great Give" campaign

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:14pm
Public Libraries in Jefferson County has launched a campaign to raise funds for local libraries. Tamika Moore | tmoore@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/tamoore/index.html

FOX radio host Todd Starnes announces 'God Less' tour stop in Huntsville

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 8:06pm
FOX News radio host Todd Starnes will be signing copies of his new book, "God Less America" on Saturday, May 17, at the Barnes & Noble in Jones Valley. Kay Campbell | kcampbell@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/klcampbel/index.html

Recommended reading: "Things I Should Have Told My Daughter"

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 3:30pm
View full size  If I had the nerve to ask my mother to read her journals - and I don’t – my motivation would be to find out who she is apart from being a wife and mother. (Yes,... Alexis Barton http://connect.al.com/user/AlexisBarton/index.html

'Great Give' campaign to raise funds for Jefferson County libraries takes place next week

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 12:04pm
Public Libraries in Jefferson County is launching a campaign to raise funds for local libraries. Nathan T. Prewett | nprewett@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/NPrewett/index.html

Alabama Library Association hands out 53rd annual author awards

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 3:37pm
Four Alabama authors receive top honors from the advocacy group made up of public, school and university librarians. AL.com http://connect.al.com/user/bamaalstaff/index.html

'Walking Dead' actor, comic artists appearing at Sho'Nuff Comics for Worldwide Free Comic Day

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:15pm
Sho'Nuff Comics will welcome Theo Crane, who played Big Tiny on AMC's smash zombie hit "The Walking Dead," at the storewide sale on Saturday. Ben Flanagan | bflanaga@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/bflanagan/index.html