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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

Big Read events for kids

We've got great Big Read events for kids; check out the dates for our upcoming puppet shows and tea parties for kids. Read more about Big Read events for kids

Big Read events for adults

As part of The Big Read, we're featuring a month of events focusing on Mark Twain's novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Here are a few notable upcoming events for adults:

Revisit 'Pride and Prejudice' with Dr. Garlen

Sunday, March 28: Dr. Garlen’s presentation at the Library’s English Author Tea in January was a rousing success, so this Forum will give her fans another chance to enjoy the melding of English literature with a bit of pop culture. Learn more Read more about Revisit 'Pride and Prejudice' with Dr. Garlen

Meet author Lisa Scottoline

Wednesday, April 14: The Huntsville Library Foundation presents author Lisa Scottoline! Meet Ms. Scottoline, attend her keynote address at the ALLA Conference, and receive a signed copy of her new book, Think Twice. Reservations are $35 each. Learn more about the event or reserve your spot today! Read more about Meet author Lisa Scottoline

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