Blogs

Can you plan the perfect murder?

Saturday, April 3: Free workshops for aspiring crime writers. Reservations encouraged. Read more »

Ancestor Searching: Volume 4, #11

The LDS has filmed all of the birth, marriage, and death records for the state of New Jersey for the period 1848-1900. There are a total of 290 microfilms, including indexes, that can be ordered through the local Family History Centers. Also, available on their web site is a work in progress of Arkansas marriage records. The records date from 1837 to 1957 and include a searchable index linked to digital images of the original marriage certificates. Read more »

A Public Square Conversation on Terrorism

Tuesday morning: Join LearningQUEST for a discussion on terrorism where we will explore this current issue from its genesis to its results. 9:30am, Main Library. (See event details or learn more about LearningQUEST)

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Website focus groups

We'll be traveling to various library branches and departments through February 26 to get your feedback about our new changes to the website, and feedback on our future website plans. The focus groups will be thirty minutes long and held  Read more »

HMCPL participates in OurValleyEvents

[ourvalleyevents.com logo]Ever wished you could check one community events calendar to find out what's happening all across the Tennessee Valley? HMCPL is participating in ourvalleyevents.com, a master community event calendar of arts and nonprofit events, SEC football games, political events, and more. Read more »

Updates on website upgrade

We're still working on a few issues from our migration to hmcpl.org. The 'My Account' page is still currently disabled. To renew items or place holds, visit our catalog directly. Access to Heritage Quest is back! Go here to learn how to access it from home using RocketSearch. Read more »

Meet the author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Saturday, March 6: meet Essense bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley, author of The Pastor's Wife and The Devil is a Lie. Book signing to follow. 2-4pm, Main Library auditorium. Tickets $10 each; purchase yours at the Main Library downtown or by calling (256) 532-5950. Presented by the Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother book club.

Ancestor Searching: Volume 4, #10

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) annual conference is set for April 28th thru May 1 of this year. The theme this year is 'Follow Your Ancestral Trail' and will be hosted by the Utah Genealogical Association in Salt Lake City, UT. Information and registration can be made by calling 1-800-473-0060 or emailing conference [at] ngsgenealogy [dot] org. Read more »

Egyptology in the Valley of the Kings

Monday mornings: A series of six lectures by Dr. Bill Stephens focuses on the hidden and mysterious tombs of the Pharaohs that lie in the Valley of the Kings. Lectures are free to the public. Main Library auditorium, 10:30a to noon, Mondays from February 1 - March 8 except February 15. Call (256) 532-5950 for more info.

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