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APS Monthly Meeting, 1/14/2013, 7:00 pm

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  • alabamapaleo@yahoogroups.com
    Reminder from: alabamapaleo Yahoo! Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamapaleo/cal APS Monthly Meeting Monday January 14, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location:
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 4 11:01 AM
      Reminder from: alabamapaleo Yahoo! Group
       
      Title: APS Monthly Meeting
       
      Date: Monday January 14, 2013
      Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Location: Auditorium - Birmingham Zoo - See special note on entrance
      Notes: *Instead of entering the double doors to your immediate right at the Zoo Auditorium, go straight through the opening between the auditorium and the gate where you will turn right and enter the auditorium lobby just beyond the double doors we used to enter through.

      TOPIC: "Eugene Allen Smith: How a Geologist Shaped a State."
      SPEAKER: Aileen K. Henderson
      PRESENTATION TIME: 7:00 pm.
      LOCATION: Birmingham Zoo -- Auditorium
      For directions to the Zoo, see the Zoos Website at http://www.birminghamzoo.com
      Prior to the meeting everyone is invited to the optional supper at Taziki's Greek Fare in Mountain Brook next to the Hampton Inn, 2737 Highway 280 S, Mountain Brook, AL. (*NOT* the location farther out Highway 280). We gather there about 5:30/5:45pm.
      ABOUT THE SPEAKER (modified from the entry in Alabamas Literary Landscape: This Goodly Land - alabamaliterarymap.lib.ua.edu ):


      Birth Name: Gertrude Aileen Kilgore


      Alabama Connection


      Cedar Cove, Tuscaloosa County: birthplace, childhood residence


      Brookwood, Tuscaloosa County: childhood residence, adult residence (family located there)


      Adamsville, Jefferson County: father stationed there with the Frisco Railroad


      Palos, Jefferson County: father stationed there with the Frisco Railroad; father, mother, and younger brother lived there during the latter part of World War II


      Boligee, Greene County: father stationed there with the Frisco Railroad


      Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County: education


      Northport, Tuscaloosa County: brief adult residence, taught school





      Selected Works


      Henderson, Aileen Kilgore. The Summer of the Bonepile Monster.Illus. Kim David Cooper. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1995. For younger readers.


      Henderson, Aileen Kilgore. The Monkey Thief.Illus. Paul Mirocha. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1997. For younger readers.


      Henderson, Aileen Kilgore. Treasure of Panther Peak.Illus. Mark Coyle. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1998. For younger readers.


      Henderson, Aileen Kilgore. Stateside Soldier: Life in the Women's Army Corps, 1944-1945.Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001.


      Henderson, Aileen Kilgore. Tenderfoot Teacher: Letters from the Big Bend, 1952-1954.Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2002.


      Henderson, Aileen Kilgore. Hard Times for Jake Smith.Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2004. For younger readers.


      Henderson, Aileen Kilgore. Eugene Allen Smith's Alabama: How a Geologist Shaped a State.Montgomery: NewSouth Books, 2011.





      Literary Awards


      Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature, Milkweed Editions, 1995, for The Summer of the Bonepile Monster


      Alabama Author Award, Alabama Library Association, 1997, for The Summer of the Bonepile Monster


      Alabama Author Award, Alabama Library Association, 2006, for Hard Times for Jake Smith


      Biographical Information


      Aileen Kilgore Henderson was born and spent her early childhood in the coal-mining community of Cedar Creek, Ala., where her father worked in the company office. Shortly after the family bought and moved to a farm in Brookwood, Ala., the mines closed due to the Depression and her father lost his job. He obtained work as a telegrapher with the Frisco Railroad, which required him to live apart from the family at various railroad depots. After Henderson graduated from high school, she worked for several years at the S. H. Kress store. In 1944, she joined the Women's Army Corps and was stationed at Ellington Air Force Base in Texas, working first as an airplane mechanic, then as a photo technician.


      After the war, Henderson returned home and attended the University of Alabama, earning a BS in education in 1950. After teaching school in Northport for two years, she returned to Texas to teach school in Panther Junction in the Big Bend National Park, where she met the man she would soon marry, a park ranger at that site. After their marriage, Henderson moved around the country with her husband to his various National Park assignments, doing volunteer work as a photographer and a museum docent. She also taught school in Minnesota in the 1960s. In 1966, she earned an MA in education from the University of Alabama. Henderson began her writing career in the 1960s, starting with magazine articles, then moving to short stories for adults and fiction for younger readers. Her first novel, The Summer of the Bonepile Monster, was published in 1995. She has also written two nonfiction books based on her experiences in Texas, Stateside Soldier and Tenderfoot Teacher. Henderson lives in Brookwood.


      Interests and Themes


      Aileen Kilgore Henderson's novels for younger readers portray adventure and mystery in a realistic manner. Her nonfiction books provide snapshot views of a young woman's everyday life in interesting and unusual circumstances.

       
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    • alabamapaleo@yahoogroups.com
      Reminder from: alabamapaleo Yahoo! Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamapaleo/cal APS Monthly Meeting Monday January 14, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location:
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 11 11:01 AM
        Reminder from: alabamapaleo Yahoo! Group
         
        Title: APS Monthly Meeting
         
        Date: Monday January 14, 2013
        Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
        Location: Auditorium - Birmingham Zoo - See special note on entrance
        Notes: TOPIC: "Eugene Allen Smith: How a Geologist Shaped a State."





        SPEAKER: Aileen K. Henderson





        PRESENTATION TIME: 7:00 pm.





        LOCATION: Birmingham Zoo -- Auditorium
        For directions to the Zoo, see the Zoos Website at http://www.birminghamzoo.com
        Prior to the meeting everyone is invited to the optional supper at Taziki's Greek Fare in Mountain Brook next to the Hampton Inn, 2737 Highway 280 S, Mountain Brook, AL. (*NOT* the location farther out Highway 280). We gather there about 5:30/5:45pm.





        ABOUT THE SPEAKER (modified from the entry in Alabamas Literary Landscape: This Goodly Land - alabamaliterarymap.lib.ua.edu ):


        Birth Name: Gertrude Aileen Kilgore


        Alabama Connection


        Cedar Cove, Tuscaloosa County: birthplace, childhood residence


        Brookwood, Tuscaloosa County: childhood residence, adult residence (family located there)


        Adamsville, Jefferson County: father stationed there with the Frisco Railroad


        Palos, Jefferson County: father stationed there with the Frisco Railroad; father, mother, and younger brother lived there during the latter part of World War II


        Boligee, Greene County: father stationed there with the Frisco Railroad


        Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County: education


        Northport, Tuscaloosa County: brief adult residence, taught school





        Selected Works


        Henderson, Aileen Kilgore. The Summer of the Bonepile Monster.Illus. Kim David Cooper. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1995. For younger readers.


        Henderson, Aileen Kilgore. The Monkey Thief.Illus. Paul Mirocha. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1997. For younger readers.


        Henderson, Aileen Kilgore. Treasure of Panther Peak.Illus. Mark Coyle. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1998. For younger readers.


        Henderson, Aileen Kilgore. Stateside Soldier: Life in the Women's Army Corps, 1944-1945.Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001.


        Henderson, Aileen Kilgore. Tenderfoot Teacher: Letters from the Big Bend, 1952-1954.Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2002.


        Henderson, Aileen Kilgore. Hard Times for Jake Smith.Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2004. For younger readers.


        Henderson, Aileen Kilgore. Eugene Allen Smith's Alabama: How a Geologist Shaped a State.Montgomery: NewSouth Books, 2011.





        Literary Awards


        Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature, Milkweed Editions, 1995, for The Summer of the Bonepile Monster


        Alabama Author Award, Alabama Library Association, 1997, for The Summer of the Bonepile Monster


        Alabama Author Award, Alabama Library Association, 2006, for Hard Times for Jake Smith


        Biographical Information


        Aileen Kilgore Henderson was born and spent her early childhood in the coal-mining community of Cedar Creek, Ala., where her father worked in the company office. Shortly after the family bought and moved to a farm in Brookwood, Ala., the mines closed due to the Depression and her father lost his job. He obtained work as a telegrapher with the Frisco Railroad, which required him to live apart from the family at various railroad depots. After Henderson graduated from high school, she worked for several years at the S. H. Kress store. In 1944, she joined the Women's Army Corps and was stationed at Ellington Air Force Base in Texas, working first as an airplane mechanic, then as a photo technician.


        After the war, Henderson returned home and attended the University of Alabama, earning a BS in education in 1950. After teaching school in Northport for two years, she returned to Texas to teach school in Panther Junction in the Big Bend National Park, where she met the man she would soon marry, a park ranger at that site. After their marriage, Henderson moved around the country with her husband to his various National Park assignments, doing volunteer work as a photographer and a museum docent. She also taught school in Minnesota in the 1960s. In 1966, she earned an MA in education from the University of Alabama. Henderson began her writing career in the 1960s, starting with magazine articles, then moving to short stories for adults and fiction for younger readers. Her first novel, The Summer of the Bonepile Monster, was published in 1995. She has also written two nonfiction books based on her experiences in Texas, Stateside Soldier and Tenderfoot Teacher. Henderson lives in Brookwood.


        Interests and Themes


        Aileen Kilgore Henderson's novels for younger readers portray adventure and mystery in a realistic manner. Her nonfiction books provide snapshot views of a young woman's everyday life in interesting and unusual circumstances.

         
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