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Join us for a special heart health event on February 26

Take Heart! We're here to help you get all the information you need about heart health. Enjoy heart healthy snacks, test your heart rate and blood pressure, and let a health professional from Huntsville Hospital answer your questions at this free event. Read more about Join us for a special heart health event on February 26

Learn a new language from home with Rocket Languages!

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library has partnered with Rocket Languages to provide a great resource for learning a new language without leaving your computer! Read more about Learn a new language from home with Rocket Languages!

How to do Things!: Taxes

Bring your tax return questions to the library on February 22. IRS certified volunteer Tom DeLong will be on hand to answer them.

This session is intended for individual tax return questions. Please no business or rental income tax questions.

This event will take place on Tuesday, February 22 at 6:30 pm in the "New Books" alcove of the Main branch. (To the immediate left, when you walk in the front door.) It is free and open to the public.

Please contact Luisa with any questions at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org. Read more about How to do Things!: Taxes

Black History Month: A Season for Family and Friends

We are celebrating Black History Month with special programs and events throughout February. Read more about Black History Month: A Season for Family and Friends

Adventures by Boat: America’s Great Loop and Beyond

Join us this Sunday, Jan. 23 for the Hertha Heller Forum Series!  Liz and Bob Stagg will highlight two recent waterway adventures, with photos illustrating their unique waterway perspective.

Hertha Heller Forum

 Date: Sunday, January 23

 Title: “Adventures by Boat: America’s Great Loop and Beyond”

 Time:  2-4 p.m.

 Location: Library Main Auditorium Read more about Adventures by Boat: America’s Great Loop and Beyond

Weave a Melon/Egg Basket!

Artist Crystal Kitchens is back in Madison with another fabulous class!  Make an 8" egg basket in class.  Learn how to handle reed, make a god's eye and shape a ribbed basket.  Dyed reed will be available for decorating your basket.  

Join us at Madison Public Library on Friday, March 25, 2011, 9am to 3pm. A supply fee of $12 is due on the day of the event. Space is limited to 12 students ages 14 and up. Read more about Weave a Melon/Egg Basket!

Rheta Grimsley Johnson speaks about her newest book

We are pleased to welcome the nationally syndicated, award-winning, and very entertaining columnist on February 6.

The publisher describes Johnson's new book as a "frank, exhilarating, wise, poignant, and brave memoir. Her territory ranges from childhood memories of ritual pre-interstate trips in the family station wagon to visit foot-washing Baptist relatives to young-girl fixations on the Barbie dolls of the title, from the simultaneous exuberance and proto-feminist doubts of young marriage to the aches of loves lost through divorce and death." Read more about Rheta Grimsley Johnson speaks about her newest book

This year's English Author Tea will feature Chaucer

This special annual event will be on Feburary 5. We are currently accepting reservations.

Put on your prettiest hat and come enjoy a catered traditional English tea service, as you listen to UAH English Professor Joseph Taylor's fascinating presentation on the  “Father of English Poetry,” Geoffrey Chaucer.

This event begins at 2 pm on Saturday, February 5, in the Main branch auditorium. Reservations are required and cost $18 each. For more information and to reserve your seat, please call Diane at 256-532-5950. Read more about This year's English Author Tea will feature Chaucer

How to do Things!: Yoga on January 25

This free, introductory level class is the perfect opportunity to discover a new healthy habit for a new, healthy year!

Lisa Kennedy, a certified yoga instructor teaching at the UAH Fitness Center, will introduce us to the practice of yoga.  Stress reduction and improved balance, flexibility and strength are a few of the many potential benefits of yoga cited by the Mayo Clinic.

Please dress in comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. Please bring a yoga mat if you have access to one. Otherwise, please bring a towel to use instead. Read more about How to do Things!: Yoga on January 25

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