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Exploring AVL

Teens can learn how to use the databases of the Alabama Virtual Library on Thursday, March 8, at 6 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Library.

The class will be held as part of Teen Tech Week, March 4-10. Registration is required, and space is limited.

The Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) is a collection of databases useful for all types of research projects. It is a valuable tool for students in high school, home school, or college. 

For more information, contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Exploring AVL

Teen Advisory Group at Bailey Cove

Teens, interested in becoming involved at your public library?

The Bailey Cove Library will be accepting applications for our new Teen Advisory Group during the month of March. This group will recommend materials for the library, help plan programs, and promote the library to the community. Applications are available at the Bailey Cove Library and must be returned by Friday, March 30. For more information, contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Teen Advisory Group at Bailey Cove

The Path to Publication for Non-fiction

Are you thinking of self-publishing your nonfiction title? Learn how local accounting executive Greg Crabtree published and marketed his work. Read more about The Path to Publication for Non-fiction

Want to be Your Own Boss?

Want to be your own boss? A nationally recognized independent representative, Jenny Johnson, will talk about how to get started and be successful at March's Small Business Lunch & Learn. Read more about Want to be Your Own Boss?

Monrovia Hunger Games Party

All teens are invited to explore the arena as a tribute at the Monrovia Hunger Games Party on Monday, March 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Advance registration is required. Please stop by the circulation desk to sign up or send email to monrovia@hmcpl.org to participate in the GAMES! Read more about Monrovia Hunger Games Party

Fit for Life: Prevent Cancer

Learn how to reduce your risk of developing cancer during a Fit for Life program on Wednesday, March 7, at noon in the second-floor events room of the main library.

Dr. Harry McCarty, an oncologist at the Center for Cancer will give a comprehensive and informative presentation about risk factors for a variety of common cancers, including how we can reduce our risk. He also will answer cancer-related questions. The program is open to the public free of charge. Read more about Fit for Life: Prevent Cancer

Author, artist Melonie M. King shares her work

Local author Melonie M. King will talk about her new chapbook, "Palm to Palm with an Angel," on Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. in the second-floor events room of the main library. The event is open to the public free of charge.

King's chapbook includes 24 of her original poems and image selections of her art. The work is self-published, and she hand-binds each chapbook. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Read more about Author, artist Melonie M. King shares her work

Plan now to pay for college

College Readiness tackles the big issue - how to pay for a degree - with college planning consultant Lynn O’ Shaughnessy on Tuesday, March 6 at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the main library.

Lynn is a blogger for US News & World Report, CBS Money Watch, and The College Solution and is also the author of Shrinking the Cost of College: 152 Ways to Shrink the Price of a Bachelor’s Degree.  Lynn will join us via Skype to share her indispensable knowledge on making college affordable.  Read more about Plan now to pay for college

St. Patrick's Day Painting @ Madison

We'll be painting a Celtic Cross in honor of St. Patrick's Day on Friday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the Madison branch. Read more about St. Patrick's Day Painting @ Madison

Pottery Painting @ Madison

Sign up by Friday, March 9, for a pottery painting class at the Madison Public Library.  Read more about Pottery Painting @ Madison

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