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Day of Action for reading

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is partnering with United Way of Madison County for the Day of Action Summer Reading Carnival on Tuesday, June 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hazel Green Elementary, Horizon Elementary, and Morris Elementary. Read more about Day of Action for reading

LEGO Show!

Come to the biggest local LEGO display yet from the Tennessee Valley LEGO Club on June 29 and 30 at the Main Library.

We’ll have towns, working trains, and even a LEGO robot that solves the Rubik’s Cube in minutes. More than 100 prizes will be given away all weekend. LEGO fans of all ages will be inspired by the things they can build with plastic bricks.

Tennessee Valley LEGO® Club Summer Extravaganza

Tickets $5

Saturday, June 29, 9-5pm

Sunday, June 30, 1-5pm

Main Library Auditorium 532-2362 Read more about LEGO Show!

Discover Tech Keynote Address: Dr. Neil Lamb

Dr. Neil Lamb, faculty investigator at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, discusses bioengineering breakthroughs in Huntsville and the future of research in the field on Thursday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

What are we learning about genomics, the study of genetic information?  What makes us and the world around us work?  And what do we do with our discoveries?  Join us for a fascinating talk by one of Huntsville’s most esteemed educators.

Thursday, June 6, 6:30pm

Main Library Auditorium

915 Monroe Street, Huntsville  532-2362 Read more about Discover Tech Keynote Address: Dr. Neil Lamb

All That Jazz ...

The Army 4-Star Jazz Orchestra and the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra will perform on Thursday, September 5, at 6 p.m. for our End of Summer Celebration concert at the Main Library. Read more about All That Jazz ...

Open House at Main

We will celebrate National Library Week with an open house at the Main Library, 915 Monroe St., on Wednesday, April 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. The dedication ceremony for the new Family Computing Center on the second floor will be held at 2 p.m.

We have several programs planned to celebrate National Library Week. Here are a few:

Tuesday, April 16: Read more about Open House at Main

Meet the Author: Skip Tucker

Friendly fire — or murder? On Sunday, Aug. 11, longtime political aide Skip Tucker discusses his first novel, Pale Blue Light, a historical fiction that dares ask if the shooting of Confederate Lt. Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was an accident, or if more sinister forces were involved.

“Pale Blue Light” was another, lesser known nickname for Stonewall Jackson. Skip discusses the setting of this Civil War spy thriller, as well as some of the personalities featured.

 

Sunday • August 11, 2013 • 2-4 p.m. Read more about Meet the Author: Skip Tucker

Elementary, dear patrons

We’ve read and discussed The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes throughout the month of April. Join us today, April 30, for the final programs in Community Read 2013: the film Murder by Decree from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library, and Sherlockian Shirts Craft for teens at 6 p.m. at the Madison Library. Admission is free. Read more about Elementary, dear patrons

Vive le Livre 2013: Rick Bragg

Rick Bragg returns to Huntsville on Thursday, September 12, for the 2013 edition of Vive le Livre, the Huntsville Library Foundation’s fundraiser to benefit the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

The event starts at 6 p.m. in the Thurber Arts Center auditorium on the Randolph School campus, 4915 Garth Road. Tickets for Rick’s talk as well as a book-signing and dessert reception start at $75. Read more about Vive le Livre 2013: Rick Bragg

Dr. Seuss Craftacular Day!

Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss on Friday, March 1, at the Main Library with Seuss-themed crafts and movies from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Lexie Robinson Austin at 256-532-5949 or Lexie@HMCPL.org

There are lots more fun programs planned for kids in the Main Library's Youth Services department. Here are just a few:

Birthday Party Storytime (Preschool)

Monday March 11 @ 10 a.m. Read more about Dr. Seuss Craftacular Day!

Hertha Heller Forum: Charitable Giving with Impact and Tax Advantage

Lynne Berry of the Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County presents "Charitable Giving with Impact and Tax Advantage" at the second Hertha Heller Forum on Sunday, February 24, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.

Learn how to give and at the same time benefit your personal interests. The public is invited to all of FOL's Forums.

Find out more about Friends of the Library programs on our Facebook page. Search for Friends of the Library, Huntsville Main, and "Like" us. Read more about Hertha Heller Forum: Charitable Giving with Impact and Tax Advantage

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