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Meet author Kimberla Lawson Roby (2007)

Meet the author Kimberla Lawson Roby
The HMCPL and its Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother Book Club are pleased to present the New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby!
Roby's novels deal with real-life issues in compelling, readable ways. No topic is too sensitive to speak of: domestic violence, church issues, discrimination, and infidelity have all come up in her writing. Her warmth comes through in her writing; her characters become as personal and familiar as friends to her readers.

Museum Scavenger Hunt (2007)

This Friday: Museum Scavenger Hunt Are you ready to 'chase Vermeer'? Then spend an hour on an artistic scavenger hunt in the Huntsville Museum of Art! Children in grades 4-6 can participate by becoming a "Detail Detective" to find the paintings that match the clues they're given. They'll be able to tour the museum in small groups with their own personal docent.

Tickets are free, but to keep it fun and make sure everyone has a docent, only a limited number of tickets will be given out.

Happy Birthday, Main Library! (2007)

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is having a birthday party and the public is invited! Drop by Thursday, April 26 at the Main Library and celebrate 20 years at the 915 Monroe Street location.
The celebration will last all day and into the night with special programs highlighting the library and all of the wonderful things it has to offer. Mark your calendar for:

2007 Easter Egg Hunt!

Ready for a Friday afternoon of Easter-egg hunting?
We're hiding eggs all over the Youth Services Department and filling them with candy and library goodies! We'll have areas for younger and older children, and Easter crafts and treats for all! Parents, bring your kids and your camera!
Mark your calendar!
Date: Friday, April 6
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Main Library, Youth Services

Mambo Gris Gris (2007 Thursday Evening Concerts)

Huntsville band Mambo Gris Gris
What is Mambo Gris Gris? For that matter, how is it pronounced? (Hint: 'gree-gree')
Mambo Gris Gris plays certain songs from various artists that capture the essence of the Latino heritage mixed with American influence. Having the sounds of the accordion, flute, classic guitar, bass and congas gives it the Latin feel. You throw in a good, smooth saxophone from the jazzy side and a great drummer adding a little bit of rock & roll — you got yourself a great sounding band.

Open the Wardrobe! (2007)

Are you ready to open the wardrobe, Narnia fans?
Meet the characters of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at the library this magical Saturday morning! We'll travel the land of Narnia through games, crafts, food, and fun.
Produced in part with the Butler High School Drama Department, who will be presenting the play "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" on April 12-14, 2007. Tickets for the production will be available!
Mark your calendar!
Date: Saturday April 7
Time: 10 a.m.
Place: Main Library, Youth Services

Star Wars Day @ Your Library (2007)

Darth Vader will make a special appearance at the Bailey Cove Branch Library in celebration of the 30th anniversary of "Star Wars," the movie. This iconic film was first released May 25, 1977. The film spawned five more feature films, animated films, over one hundred books, comic books, graphic novels, and radio plays.

2007 Hertha Heller Forum: Aerostats

2007 Hertha Heller Forum Lecture Series:Aerostat Surveillance Systems
The third Hertha Heller Forum sponsored by Friends of the Huntsville Public Library will be held on Sunday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m. in the main auditorium of the downtown branch and concludes our technology series for this year. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served after the presentation.

Happy Birthday, Cat In The Hat! (2007)

The Cat in the Hat is 50!
Come celebrate with us! The much-loved Cat in the Hat is 50, and we'd like to celebrate the birthday by bringing the world of Dr. Seuss to life. We'll have lots of Dr. Seuss games, crafts, and fun at the Youth Services area in the Main Library -- and what are we serving for lunch? Why, green eggs and ham, of course!
This event is free for the entire family. We'd love to see you there, Sam-I-Am! We'll have a Seuss-ational time!
About the program

The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman (2007)

The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman
Renee Mobley, PhD, steps outside of her professional role as a Marriage and Family Therapist and embodies the role of Harriet Tubman. Dr. Mobley has performed this one-woman act during Black History Month for schools, churches and public facilities all over the nation for more than 10 years.
During the month of February we recognize the roles of African Americans and their
contribution to our communities and the nation. This presentation is appropriate for all ages.
Mark your calendar!
Date: Thu., February 15