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Lincoln at the library

Historian Susanna Leberman of the library’s archives department will give a PowerPoint presentation depicting life in Huntsville during the Civil War on Sunday, June 3, from 2 to 3 p.m., in the atrium of the main library, 915 Monroe St. 

Monrovia Friends of the Library Open House

Check out the Monrovia Public Library's new look during an open house on Tuesday, May 22, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Women of the Civil War

Local historian Nancy Rohr will discuss the role of women in the Civil War during two lectures: “Incidents of the War: The Civil War Diary of Mary Jane Chadick” on Monday, May 7, and “Huntsville Heroes of the Civil War – Heroines All” on Tuesday, May 8.

Learn to Weave Bands

Learn to weave bands on an inkle loom on Friday, May 18, at the Madison Public Library.

Russell Readers BookClub: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells - taken without her knowledge - became one of the most important tools in medical research. Known to science as HeLa, the first "immortal" human cells grown in culture are still alive today, and have been bought and sold by the millions. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today, where Henrietta's family struggles with her legacy.

Paint a bistro bowl

The deadline has been extended!  Sign up by Monday, July 2, for a pottery painting class at the Madison Public Library.

Microwave Dave heats up the library

The Thursday evening Concerts at the Library series continues with Microwave Dave Gallaher and his classic blues guitar on May 10  at 6 p.m. in the atrium of the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. Admission is free.

Hike with the Land Trust

We're partnering with the Land Trust of North Alabama to offer this family-friendly, fun and easy hike on the lovely Wildflower Trail in Blossomwood on Saturday, May 19, at 9 a.m.

TV Time Machine takes action

May's TV Time Machine takes you back to two popular 1970s action shows, Hawaii Five-O and The Rockford Files.

Jefferson Bass turns the "Key"

Dr. Bill Brockton is back with a new forensic puzzle to solve – but this time the clues are 2,000 years old and the solution may be earth-shattering. Find out more about his latest adventure, The Inquisitor’s Key, when his creators, journalist Jon Jefferson and forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass, the writing team Jefferson Bass, return to Huntsville on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m.

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