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Write Right Lunch & Learn: Fundamentals of Freelancing

Interested in writing or editing for newspapers, magazines and websites? Then join us on Tuesday, January 10 for an informative presentation on "The Fundamentals of Freelancing."

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JRR Tolkien Birthday Celebration

Celebrate JRR Tolkien's 120th birthday on Tuesday, January 3 in Youth Services all day!  We'll mark the occasion with cake, pizza and a movie marathon.

The movie marathon will begin at 9am and luncheon (pizza and birthday cake!) will be served at noon.  For teens 12-18.

JRR Tolkien Birthday Celebration
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Movie Marathon 9am-9pm
Birthday Cake & Pizza served at Luncheon
For Teens 12-18
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How to do Things: Ballroom Dancing

This class is now full. But we will schedule another similar class soon, so check back!  You can also take advantage of other programs that will help you discover healthy habits for the new year: Fit for the New Year on Jan. 11, Don't Stress on Jan. 12, Vegan Movie Night on January 12, and Tai Chi on Jan. 24.

This class will be taught by experienced and talented local ballroom dancer Ricky Calle. It will begin at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 10, in the second floor events room of the Main branch. Read more about How to do Things: Ballroom Dancing

Fit for the New Year

Get off to a strong start on your healthiest year yet!  The Help Yourself to Health Initiative presents a special program about how you can get fit and enjoy a healthier lifestyle on January 11.

Local fitness expert Robert McAdory will speak about and demonstrate healthy habits that will make a big difference. Bring all your fitness related questions.

All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a free fitness consultation with Mr. McAdory! Read more about Fit for the New Year

Don't Stress: A Special Stress Reduction Workshop

Resolve to have the happiest and least stressful year of your life! You'll learn practical techniques to reduce stress and anxiety during this program on January 12.

Dr. Marilyn Lands, a professional counselor, will speak about ways we can cope with and reduce the negative effects of stress and other common mental health problems year round, and will answer your questions.

This program is free and open to the public. It will take place at noon on January 12, in the auditorium of the Main branch. Read more about Don't Stress: A Special Stress Reduction Workshop

How to do Things: Tai Chi

We're  on the path to a healthier lifestyle this new year, with Steffan de Graffenried from the Taijiquan Center of Huntsville who will introduce us to the practice of Tai Chi on January 24.

Tai Chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching, which the Mayo Clinic for one, recommends as an effective way to reduce stress and help with a variety of health conditions.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes (no high heels.) Read more about How to do Things: Tai Chi

Teen Anime Cosplay Workshop

Join the Teen Anime Club at the Madison Branch for a Cosplay workshop on Thursday, January 5, 2012.  The fun begins at 5:30 pm.

Get together and share ideas, techniques, and sewing machines (please bring your own sewing machine to this event). Read more about Teen Anime Cosplay Workshop

Library hours for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

All branches will be closed on Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, December 26.  Have a safe and happy holiday weekend! Read more about Library hours for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

New Year Classes for Nonprofits

Learn to find funders for your nonprofit,  and maximize social media at our Nonprofit Lunch & Learn events in January and February.

Nonprofit Lunch & Learn: “Introduction to Finding Funders”

Thursday, January 12, 2012

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free Webinar presented by The Foundation Center Read more about New Year Classes for Nonprofits

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