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Holiday Events for December 2006

Holiday Hours and Closures
All Library branches will have special hours and closures for the upcoming holidays. They are:

December 18 – 21: all branches closing at 6:00 pm
December 22: Oscar Mason branch closes early
December 24 and 25: all branches closed
December 26: Oscar Mason and Triana Youth Center branches closed
December 26 - 28: all open branches closing at 6:00 pm
December 31 and January 1: all branches closed

2006 Holiday Music Events

Musical performance: The Drake Street Regulars
Join us for a special holiday treat at noon on December 13 as the Drake Street Regulars from the Huntsville Senior Center perform Christmas songs as part of our ongoing Brown Bag Lunch series. This free concert is open to the public. Bring your lunch and your holiday cheer; we'll provide the beverages and dessert!
Want more information about this event, or our ongoing Brown Bag Lunch series? Call (256) 532-5965
Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas

Snapshots and Snapshooters: Imaging Our Lives (2006)

Snapshots and Snapshooters: Imaging Our Lives
A discussion led by Frances Robb
Are you a snapshooter? If you are, you're not alone; we have become a nation of snapshooters.
How has that changed us?
Since snapshot photography developed (no pun intended) in the late 19th century, the democratic idea of putting cameras in the hands of everyone who wants to point and shoot has revolutionized our visual imaging of family and friends. Instead of infrequent and formal studio portraits, a profusion of snapshots documents the lives of ordinary Americans.

Hoodoo, Haints, and Horror: Alabama's Historically Haunted Places (2006)

Alan Brown, English Instructor and Writing Center Director at the University of West Alabama, and member of the Alabama Humanities Foundation Resource Center program, presents "Hoodoo, Haints, and Horror: Alabama's Historically Haunted Places" on October 10, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. at Madison Public Library, Madison.

National Teen Read Week 2006!

Celebrate Teen Read Week, October 15 - October 21

Get Active@Your Library

Author Luncheon: Rob Dalby (2006)

Author Rob Dalby will talk about his book, Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly, at noon on September 29 in the Main Library auditorium. Copies of the book will be for sale, and autographing by the author will be available. The lunch is being catered by Covington's.
For reservations, call 532-5950 by September 27.

September 29 at noon
Main Library auditorium
Tickets are $12.00; call 532-5950 to reserve yours


Music at Madison: Jetpack UK (2006)

A family-friendly music event brought to you by Friends of the Madison Public Library

Hype that Ball! (2006)

Hype that Ball! College Football Culture in Alabama
Join renowned Alabama Scholar Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus of History at Auburn University, as he explores the profound influence of college football on Alabama culture and society. We’ll begin with a boxed dinner party on the library grounds at 6:00, with Dr. Flynt’s talk following at 7:00. Reservations are required and seating is limited.
Thursday, September 14th
Tailgate Dinner at 6:00 PM
Speaker at 7:00 PM
Program concludes at 8:00 PM
Event Tickets $12

Friends of the Library present Robert Hicks (2006)

An Exclusive Event for Friends of the Library
For more information: (256)532-5950

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2006 Big Read: Montgomery Day Trip

Montgomery Day Trip
Visit the F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery.
Saturday, April 22, 2006; 8:00am - 7:30pm
(see all Library BIG READ Events!)

Cost per person is $99
Seating is limited
To register, contact Glory Tours at (256)830-2468; 105 Hartington Drive, Madison, AL 35758
Payments may be made by check or credit card


8 a.m.
Depart Huntsville (breakfast served en route)

11:30 a.m.
Lunch at A la Carte Café