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Library hours for Veterans Day

All branches will be closed on Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day. Normal business hours will resume on Saturday, November 12.

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Find "Happiness" at the library!

Please join us on November 21 and December 16, as we explore the mysteries of happiness from two unique perspectives, in a special two-part lecture series just in time for the holidays.

What is happiness? Is it possible to truly attain? And if so, how? These are a few of the questions we will be examining at each of these fascinating events. Read more about Find "Happiness" at the library!

Excerpts from Ferdinand the Bull, a Lee High School Musical

Catch a special sneek peak of the new Lee High School musical, Ferdinand the Bull!Join the cast of Lee High Schools Ferdinand the Bull as they perform some of their favorite numbers for a library audience. This performance is free to the public and open to all ages. You can catch the performance Tuesday, November 9 @ 2:30pm in the Main Library Atrium. Read more about Excerpts from Ferdinand the Bull, a Lee High School Musical

Harry Potter Yule Ball

The pleasure of your company is requested at the Harry Potter Yule Ball. On Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 6:00 -10:00 pm, Wizards and Muggles alike will enjoy an evening celebrating the newest Harry Potter movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  This grand event will be held at Hogwarts the Huntsville Madison County Public Library.  Guests from the Wizarding World are invited to wear their finest dress robes to this magical event.  Be prepared to dance to wizarding tunes like Harry and the Potters, eat magical Harry Potter themed snacks, and enjoy activities related to the Harry Po Read more about Harry Potter Yule Ball

We Wish You a "Green" Christmas!

Find out how to enjoy the holiday season even more, while being kind to the earth!

Just in time for the holiday season, we are very pleased to host professional ecologist and active member of Huntsville's Operation Green Team, Soos Weber, as she presents “The Greening of Christmas: How to reduce your carbon footprint and enjoy the holidays even more.”

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Basket Weaving Comes to Madison

Make a round basket with artist Crystal Kitchens!

Learn the necessary skills to handle basket reed, start a round basket and shape it into your personal handmade creation. The finished basket is approximately 6-inches tall with a 5-inch diameter base. Colored reeds and beads provide personal flair for those wanting to express themselves. A second basket can be started if time allows.

This workshop is for beginners. No experience is required. Basket making is wet work, so wear old clothes and bring a towel. All tools and other supplies are provided. Read more about Basket Weaving Comes to Madison

How to do Things!: Introduction to Knitting on November 9

If the changing leaves and cooler weather have you dreaming of cozy scarves and sweaters, we have the perfect class for you!Learn basic stitches and knitting techniques that will set the foundation for a practical money-saving skill, as well as a creative and rewarding new hobby! This class will be on Tuesday, November 9, from 6:30 to 8 pm, in the second floor events room of the Main branch. Read more about How to do Things!: Introduction to Knitting on November 9

Visions of the Native

Take a fascinating look at Native Americans in literature! Read more about Visions of the Native

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