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Children's ‘Living Library’ garden opening in Madison

Friday, April 30: Madison Public Library will host a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, April 30 at 10 a.m. on the site of its new children’s garden, known as the ‘Living Library,’ located adjacent to the library building at 130 Plaza Blvd. in Madison, AL. Read more about Children's ‘Living Library’ garden opening in Madison

Triana Branch Library Re-opens!

Sunday, May 2nd: the town of Triana will host a community event celebrating the re-opening of their branch library and the Boys & Girls Club in temporary facilities. Read more about Triana Branch Library Re-opens!

Moodle Learning Management System Presentation

For those of you who attended our presentation on open source software in libraries at the Alabama Library Association Convention, thanks for coming out to hear us!

During Tamara's portion of the presentation, she discussed Moodle ( a free course creation website) and talked about how she used Moodle to create a series of interactive courses for library staff: Read more about Moodle Learning Management System Presentation

Online book club for teens

Teens: love to read? Want to meet new people? Join our online teen book club at Good Reads: http://tinyurl.com/LibraryTeens We're open to all teens who want to talk about books! Read more about Online book club for teens

Book signing: photographer Beth Maynor Young

Tuesday, April 20: photographer Beth Maynor Young will discuss her new book Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers. 7pm, Main Library. Learn more Read more about Book signing: photographer Beth Maynor Young

Used book sale @ Murphy

April 22-29: celebrate Earth Day by getting great deals on some used books! Bring your own bag for an even better discount! Read more about Used book sale @ Murphy

Open Source software presentation

For those of you who attended our presentation on open source software in libraries, thank you for coming out to hear us!  Some of the high points from Amy's portion of the presentation:

A content management system (CMS, for short) is the logical next step for a site that's become too big for one person or one department to manage. While they aren't right for everyone, it was the right choice for us.  A few well-respected and well-known ones are: Read more about Open Source software presentation

Genealogy after hours

Friday, May 7: register for exclusive after-hours genealogy research time in the Heritage Room!

From 6pm to 11pm on Friday, May 7, get your genealogy research in the Heritage Room done while the rest of the Main Library is closed. Read more about Genealogy after hours

Spend a Saturday outside with the Big Read

Saturday, April 10: we're sponsoring two Big Read events that are perfect for spending time outside:

Video challenge for teens

Teens: can you create an awesome book trailer? Get your contest entry in by April 24. How do I submit mine? Read more about Video challenge for teens

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