The Huntsville Library Foundation hosts an annual fundraising dinner called Vive le Livre, and they just commenced the Community Conversations author series. The success of these events is crucial to the mission of the Foundation. Contributions from ticket sales, donors, and sponsors benefit the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library System and makes services like the Digital Media Zone possible.

Vive le Livre

Vive le Livre logoVive le Livre is an end-of-the-year gala celebrating libraries, books, and literacy. It is the goal of the Foundation to share with the community the literary world's best and brightest as we support the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. This is the primary fundraiser for the Huntsville Library Foundation each year, and proceeds pay for the Digital Media Zone and programs and resources at all thirteen library locations. Get all of the details about Vive le Livre 2017 here!


CANCELED: Community Conversations

Community Conversations is a new author series that brings authors of recently published books to the Huntsville area and is an informal discussion about themes from the books...and pretty much anything else the author and audience decide on through Q and A. This quarterly series has hosted Greg Iles, Homer Hickam, Ilsa J. Bick, and Anne Byrn thus far.

Ruta Sepetys
Ruta Sepetys

Join us in welcoming internationally acclaimed author Rūta Šepetys at our next Community Conversations! Author of historical fiction and published in over fifty countries and thirty-six languages, Sepetys is considered a “crossover” novelist as her books are read by both students and adults worldwide. Her novels, Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy are both New York Times bestsellers and international bestsellers. Her latest novel, Salt to the Sea, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Carnegie Medal. Her books have won or been shortlisted for over forty book prizes, are included on over twenty state reading lists, and are currently in development for film and television.