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Happy 235th birthday to our flag!

Enjoy a day filled with patriotic programs on Thursday, June 14, at the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library courtesy of LearningQUEST.

Hot summer reading nights!

The library’s Summer Reading programs go nocturnal for 2012 with Dream Big READ for children, Own the Night for teens and Reading Under a Starry Night for adults.

Poet shares "Pieces of Myself"

Acclaimed local poet Anne Rutledge and a few of her friends will read selections from her new book, Pieces of Myself, on Sunday, June 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St.

"Proposal Writing Basics"

Employees of nonprofit organizations can learn key components of making a grant proposal to a foundation during “Proposal Writing Basics,” the next program in the library's Nonprofit Lunch & Learn series.

Raw Materiel's got rhythm

Raw Materiel, the Army Materiel Command’s rhythm and blues band, will perform classic R&B and rock 'n' roll on Thursday, September 13, at the Concerts at the Library series.

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.

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