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Sweet treats for sweet reads

The Friends of the Library at the Showers Center Public Library will host a dessert fundraiser on Saturday, November 3, starting at 11 a.m., at the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St.

Classic Films in Focus

Jennifer Garlen, author of Kermit Culture: Critical Perspectives on Jim Henson’s Muppets, will present a film/lecture series on two classic films from Hollywood’s golden age. This is the first event of an ongoing series exploring movies from her new book, Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Films Worth Watching.

Enter the 2013 Teen Design Contest

Attention teen artists: The Youth Services Council at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is taking submissions for the 2013 Teen Design Contest. The winning graphic design will be featured on the Summer Reading 2013 book bags.

Axis 360 expands ebook offerings

Axis 360, offered through Baker & Taylor book distributor, is a great resource for readers of ebooks. Patrons can log in at; they need their library card number and PIN to access this free service.

Tips for job-seekers, small businesses

The Main Library Reference & Adult Services Department sponsors a monthly Lunch & Learn for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Eleanor Murphy Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Fall into savings at the Eleanor Murphy Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale on Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Bake off for Teens

Back by popular demand! Sign up and bring your favorite holiday dish to compete for the title of Taster's Choice! Create your own dish or use a favorite recipe. Creativity, presentation and taste all count. This month's theme is holiday food. Main dishes, appetizers or desserts are welcome!

The Bake Off is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4th at 6PM

For more information, call Mandy at 256-461-0046 or e-mail at

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.