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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

Healthy Habits Forum on January 22

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.

A Huntsville Hospital medical professional and a local fitness expert will speak about how you can start forming healthy habits that will make a big difference.

This event will take place on Saturday, January 22 at 2 pm at the Main branch. For questions about this event please contact Luisa at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org. Read more about Healthy Habits Forum on January 22

Author John F. Baker Jr. begins our Black History Month celebration on January 29

Baker's beautifully written book The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation:  Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom has been hailed as “a groundbreaking work of history and a deeply personal journey of discovery.”

Our Black History Month celebration in February kicks off with a special appearance by author John F. Baker Jr. , on January 29.

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's archivist, Ranee’ Pruitt, credits the book as being "better than Alex Haley's Roots.”

This event will take place at 1 pm on January 29 in the Main branch auditorium. Read more about Author John F. Baker Jr. begins our Black History Month celebration on January 29

Digital Age Job Seekers Series

Our last session in this series is this Thursday at 9:30 am and 5:30 pm in the Main branch's second floor events room. It will cover how to master the job interview and how to "dress for success!"

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Triangle Loom Weaving @ Madison

THIS CLASS IS FULL. ENCORE CLASS ON FEBRUARY 25, 9am-3pm! TRIANGLE LOOM WEAVING: BEGINNER AND BEYOND

Did you miss out on the January class? Did you make it and want to come back for more? Now is your chance to sign up for an encore performance for Triangle Loom Weaving. The information and supply fee below are applicable to both classes. Enjoy!

Create a cozy triangle scarf to ward off the chill on those long winter nights. Read more about Triangle Loom Weaving @ Madison

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