The Eleanor E. Murphy Branch will close at 1p.m. on Friday, March 16 for scheduled maintenance and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Saturday March 17.

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Take a Weaving Class at Madison

Learn how to weave a basket purse with Crystal Kitchens at the Madison Public Library. We will learn how to handle reed, fill in the bottom, and shape it into a 4.5"x9"x8" purse. Dyed reed will be available to decorate your basket.

Halloween Painting @ Madison

Celebrate Halloween by painting with us at the Madison Public Library on Wednesday, October 31, from 2-4 p.m. We'll paint a Halloween scene on 11x17" canvas.

Meet the Author: Beck McDowell

A man with a gun threatens a classroom of first-graders. It’s a horror straight out of the headlines. But it’s also the plot of local author Beck McDowell’s debut novel for young adults, “This Is Not a Drill.” Hear her talk about her work during a Meet the Author program on Sunday, October 28th, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library.

Meet the Author: Jennifer Garlen

Jennifer Garlen discusses her new book, “Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching,” on Friday, October 12, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library.

Nonprofit Lunch & Learn: “Online and Social Media for Nonprofits”

Nonprofit Lunch & Learn: “Online and Social Media for Nonprofits” will be held on Thursday, October 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Main Library.

Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Creating Compelling Characters”

The best plot in the world will fall flat without characters your readers love (or love to hate). Learn to create realistic, three-dimensional characters readers will never forget on Tuesday, October 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St.

Falling Leaves Book Sale

The Falling Leaves Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be held on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the FOL Bookstore in the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. The 50-percent-off sale is for Friends of the Library members only, so this is a great time to become a Friend.

It's NaNoWriMo time! Are you ready to write?

The NaNoWriMo challenge: Write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days during November, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

Postcard Views of Huntsville

Travel back in time and see Huntsville as it was from 1902 through the 1950s with postcard views of buildings, streets, and people. This program will be presented on Thursday, October 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Main Library auditorium.

Yoga Lit 101

Relax and unwind during free yoga classes held at 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month through the end of 2012. Certified yoga instructors Mitzi Connell and Holley Porter-Wright of Yoga HōM will lead the classes at the Main Library.