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Thrift Week at Madison Public Library

Join Madison Public Library as we honor Benjamin Franklin and his thrifty ways January 17-22!

Benjamin Franklin felt that being thrifty wasn't just about saving for a better day: he meant taking the best advantage of what we already have: time, health, natural resources, possessions and money.

Celebrate our ode to thrift: Read more about Thrift Week at Madison Public Library

Screwball Romantic Comedy Before the War

Join us for a comprehensive exploration of screwball comedies made during the 1930s and early 40s.

Title of Film Event:  Screwball!  Romantic Comedy before the War

Where:  Main Library, 915 Monroe Street,  2nd Floor Events Room

Dates: February 6, 13, 27, March 5, 12, 19

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Upcycled T-Shirt Scarves at Madison

Join us on Jan. 23 as we use t-shirts to create scarves! Bring your old or new t-shirts to make 1 of 3 designs, or you can make all three. Space is limited so reserve your spot today. Read more about Upcycled T-Shirt Scarves at Madison

Free Algebra I Instruction

**Classes are now full** Are you a middle or high school student needing extra instruction in Algebra I? Are you a parent struggling to help your child with his or her Algebra homework? RSVP now to claim a spot in our upcoming classes. Read more about Free Algebra I Instruction

Martin Luther King Jr. Musical Tribute

Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday with a special musical tribute to the civil rights leader on January 15.

Local choirs and musicians including the Oakwood Academy Chorus, the Aspire String Quartet, and vocal soloist Sandy Kinslow, will perform Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite spirituals, and Oakwood University Provost Dr. Mervyn Warren will give a presentation about King's visit to Huntsville.

The program is free and open to the public. It will begin at 3 pm on Sunday, January 15 in the atrium of the Main branch. Read more about Martin Luther King Jr. Musical Tribute

Learn to Weave a Round Basket @ Madison

Join us Friday, January 27, at Madison and weave a round basket!  In this workshop you'll learn how to handle basket reed, how to start a round basket, and how to shape a basket. Read more about Learn to Weave a Round Basket @ Madison

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

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