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Masquerade Ball: An epic evening for teens

The Main Library will transform into Mount Olympus on Saturday, October 20, from 8 p.m. to midnight for the fourth annual Masquerade Ball, a celebration of classical mythology.  Read more about Masquerade Ball: An epic evening for teens

Meet the Author: Jamie Dodson

The intrigue of international espionage and the excitement of aviation’s early golden age combine in the Nick Grant Adventure series by local author Jamie Dodson. Hear him talk about his work and the time period that inspired him during a Meet the Author program on Sunday, October 14th, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library.

Admission is free. For more information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Meet the Author: Jamie Dodson

Nonprofit 201: "The Nonprofit Landscape"

Nonprofit groups can learn more about resources available to help them in our community during Nonprofit 201: "The Nonprofit Landscape" on Thursday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to noon in the second-floor events room of the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. Read more about Nonprofit 201: "The Nonprofit Landscape"

Energy-efficient Cooking with Chef Donovan Fandre

Chef Donovan Fandre shares the secrets to delectable dishes that also save energy.

Chef Donovan starred in “The Microwave Master” series on PBS television and The Learning Channel, and has appeared on “Good Morning America,” “Regis and Kathie Lee,” Joan Lunden’s “Mother’s Day,” and other nationally televised shows.  He is the author of numerous cookbooks, including Jump-Start Cooking, released in 2006.

Thursday * Sept 27 * 6:30-8pm

Main Library Auditorium

For more information, please call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Energy-efficient Cooking with Chef Donovan Fandre

Meet ALISON in Madison

State Senator Bill Holtzclaw will introduce local residents to ALISON, the short name for the Alabama Legislative Information System Online on Monday, August 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Madison Public Library, 130 Plaza Blvd.

This system is open to the public and is used to track bills through the legislative process.  Read more about Meet ALISON in Madison

Vive le Livre presents Jon Meacham

The Huntsville Library Foundation presents journalist and author Jon Meacham as guest speaker for the 26th annual Vive le Livre, Long Live the Book, on Tuesday, October 23, in the Von Braun Center.

Tickets may be purchased on the Huntsville Library Foundation website
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Sitting Up with the Dead

Explore the year 1940 through information taken in the 1940 Census. The second program in the library’s “Sitting Up with the Dead” series is set for Friday, July 20, from 6 to 11 p.m. Read more about Sitting Up with the Dead

Books in full bloom

The Friends of the Library will hold a Blooming Book Sale on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main library, 915 Monroe St.

All books will be 50 percent off. The sale is for Friends members only, so if you want to participate, join the Friends group before June 23. For more information, stop by the Friends Bookstore at the entrance to the main library or call the store at 256-532-5986. Read more about Books in full bloom

Another aspect of the Civil War

Award-winning journalist and historian D. Laurence Rogers will discuss his book “Apostles of Equality: The Birneys, the Republicans, and the Civil War,” featuring Huntsville’s Birney family and their activities in politics and war, on Friday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St. Read more about Another aspect of the Civil War

Gregory Benford looks to the future

World-renowned scientist and science fiction author Gregory Benford will talk about his work on Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Benford, a two-time winner of the Nebula Award and a professor of physics at the University of California, is the author of more than 20 novels. He will discuss "The Wonderful Future That Still Can Be: Science Fiction and Current Science." He’s returning to Huntsville as part of DeepSouthCon 50, June 15-17. Read more about Gregory Benford looks to the future

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