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Ivy Joe & Jim and All-Star Band

Celebrate Black History Month with music at Tuesday Evening Concerts @ The Library. Ivy Joe Milan & Jim Cavender and an All-Star Band will perform selections from Ivy Joe’s new CD on Tuesday, February 25, at 6 p.m. at the Main Library.

President Obama's myRA Retirement Plan

In his recent State of the Union Address President Obama introduced "MyRA", a government retirement account option that will help millions of Americans start saving for retirement. Class instructor Dorla Evans has sent these links to help us understand the new program:

From BusinessWeek:

What you know about investing in retirement may be wrong

You probably know the conventional wisdom: People just entering retirement should have a big portion of their savings—say, 40% to 60%—invested in stocks to help their nest egg grow over time. And as they age, all but the wealthiest should gradually reduce their equity exposure to protect against 2008-style market declines. 

Meet the Author: Tim Dorsey

Tim Dorsey is back with a new adventure for his serial killer hero, Serge Storms. The New York Times bestselling author will talk about his new novel, Tiger Shrimp Tango, on Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library downtown. Admission is free.

Morningstar Announced 2013 U.S. Fund Manager of the Year Awards

Morningstar announced the nominees for its 2013 U.S. Fund Manager of the Year awards. The
awards acknowledge managers who not only delivered impressive performance in 2013,
but who have also delivered excellent long-term risk-adjusted returns, and have been
good stewards of fund shareholders' capital. To recognize outstanding fund managers
each year, Morningstar selects leaders in five strategies: domestic stock,
international stock, fixed income, alternatives, and allocation.

For the winners and related article to go:

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Adult Painting Lab

Express your creative side at the Madison Library!  Join us on Monday,October 27, 2014,  from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. We'll paint with acrylic paints on canvas. There is a supply fee of $3.00.  To ensure that we have enough materials, registration is required. To register, please call the Madison Library at 256-461-0046 or contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org.

Health Risks for African Americans

Gina Turner from Huntsville Hospital will present a free seminar on health risks for African Americans at the next Health Matters @ Madison program on Friday, January 17, at noon at the Madison Library.

Knit a Lacy Ruffled Scarf on a Spool Knitter - No Needles!

Date:  Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Time:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Madison Public Library Reading Room

Instructor: Crystal Kitchens

Maximum number of participants:  12 (adults and youth ages 14 and up)

 

Learn to make a lacy, ruffled scarf on an 8-peg spool knitter. It's easy to use novelty yarns on these looms. Bring a skein of "ruffle" yarn (Red Heart Sashay is one brand), your own 8-peg knitting spool (one end of the "Jumbo Spool Knitter") and "pick". You will start the scarf in class, and learn how to finish your scarf at home.

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