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Memorial Day Documentaries

Join us in commemorating Memorial Day this year with two iconic war documentaries: A classic from the World War II era, and a modern day account of combat in Afghanistan.

The first, on Monday, May 23, is an OSCAR winning classic  World War II documentary, Prelude to War, and the second, Restrepo, on Tuesday, May 31, is an acclaimed, candid account of the current war in Afghanistan. Read more about Memorial Day Documentaries

Non-Profit Lunch & Learn: Philanthropy/In-Sight

Bring your lunch and learn about Philanthropy In/Sight®, a great tool for non-profits in this 1-hour presentation.

Part of our continuing Non-Profit Lunch & Learn series at the Main Branch Library, the latest presentation will focus on Using Philanthropy In/Sight®, an interactive mapping tool that can quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships, and is designed for anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world and in your own backyard. Read more about Non-Profit Lunch & Learn: Philanthropy/In-Sight

The Great Big Book Bash

After all the hardships that North Alabama has faced, admission to this year's Great Big Book Bash is now FREE!

The Library Foundation’s Annual Great Big Book Bash program is back again to give children and families a chance to interact with their favorite authors.  This year, the Great Big Book Bash will serve as a kick-off to our Summer Reading Program on May 21, 2011 at the Main Branch Library.    Two sessions will be hosted featuring two different authors.   Read more about The Great Big Book Bash

Healthy Kids Forum

Just in time for summer break, health professionals from the Huntsville-Madison County Health Department will tell you all you need to know about childhood immunizations and other childhood health concerns.

This program is free and open to the public, but we request that you please RSVP using the form provided, so we know how many people to expect. Read more about Healthy Kids Forum

The Healthy Alternative: Facts about alternative medicine

Dr. Wayne Stephens of Rocket City Chiropractic will give an engaging and fascinating presentation about the facts, myths, and benefits of alternative medicine and “naturopathic” healing on May 19.

Dr. Stephens will arm you with the information you need to make decisions about your own alternative health treatments, and answer any questions you have. Read more about The Healthy Alternative: Facts about alternative medicine

How to do Things: Take Better Photos on May 10

Learn tips and techniques, and receive constructive feedback on your own photography in the next session of our How to do Things! series.

In this session of  "How to do Things!" a (former) professional photojournalist will give a brief presentation featuring advice and techniques for improving your photography. Then we'll open things up for disuccsion. Bring your questions, observations, and an open mind.

We'll be focusing on digital photography, but most of our discussion should be applicable for film photography as well. Read more about How to do Things: Take Better Photos on May 10

Open Wi-Fi Internet Access available at select branches

Unrestricted WI-FI internet access is now available for the public without login requirements.

In efforts to aid communication during the continued efforts to restore power to Huntsville/Madison County residents, the following branches now have unrestricted wi-fi internet access available for the public from outside each of these library grounds: Read more about Open Wi-Fi Internet Access available at select branches

Relax and Unwind at the Madison Library After-Hours

 Your Madison Library staff is ready to mingle in a casual meet-and-greet after-hours event Friday, May 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

After the doors officially close Friday evening at 5pm, the Madison Branch staff will be hosting a special After Hours engagement to unwind after a long week.   The first After-Hours event at the Madison Public Library, staff are thrilled to get an opportunity to kick back and get to know more patrons in a relaxed meet-and-greet atmosphere outside of regular business hours.    Everyone is invited to attend. Read more about Relax and Unwind at the Madison Library After-Hours

All branches closed on Sunday, April 24

All branches with normal Sunday hours will be closed on Sunday, April 24 in observance of Easter. Read more about All branches closed on Sunday, April 24

WWII musical tribute performance of 'My Grandfather's Letters'

Get your tickets now for a  "Salute to Our Greatest Generation", a special presentation of World War II musical tribute 'My Grandfather's Letters'.

The narrative story of World War II told in the words and music of the time,  ‘My Grandfather’s Letters’ is a special performance library benefit fundraiser produced by Ed Gollop Theatrical Productions.     Read more about WWII musical tribute performance of 'My Grandfather's Letters'