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Kids pick the president

Kids! Who would get your vote if you could vote for president? Stop by Youth Services at the Main Library now through November 6 to cast your vote in our mock presidential election.  Read more »

Reserve your seat at 'Tasia's Table'

Tasia Malakasis, owner of the famed Belle Chèvre fromagerie in rural North Alabama, will talk about her passion and philosophy on food during a tasting event at the Madison Public Library on Saturday, November 17, at 2 p.m. Read more »

Meet the Author: Adam Vines

Adam Vines has a passion for poetry and for fishing. You can hear him talk about both and more on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St. The Huntsville Literary Association is bringing him to town. The program is open to the public. Read more »

Alabama and the Presidency

Alabama has a long history of presidential connections. Learn more about them in “Alabama and the Presidency,” on view now on the third floor of the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. Read more »

Enhance your online security

Learn how to make your computer more secure during Operation Cyber Protect on Thursday, November 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Main Library. Read more »

Sweet treats for sweet reads

The Friends of the Library at the Showers Center Public Library will host a dessert fundraiser on Saturday, November 3, starting at 11 a.m., at the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St. Read more »

Classic Films in Focus

Jennifer Garlen, author of Kermit Culture: Critical Perspectives on Jim Henson’s Muppets, will present a film/lecture series on two classic films from Hollywood’s golden age. This is the first event of an ongoing series exploring movies from her new book, Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Films Worth Watching. Read more »

Enter the 2013 Teen Design Contest

Attention teen artists: The Youth Services Council at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is taking submissions for the 2013 Teen Design Contest. The winning graphic design will be featured on the Summer Reading 2013 book bags. Read more »

Axis 360 expands ebook offerings

Axis 360, offered through Baker & Taylor book distributor, is a great resource for readers of ebooks. Patrons can log in at http://hmcpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com; they need their library card number and PIN to access this free service. Read more »

Meet the Author: Beck McDowell

A man with a gun threatens a classroom of first-graders. It’s a horror straight out of the headlines. But it’s also the plot of local author Beck McDowell’s debut novel for young adults, “This Is Not a Drill.” Hear her talk about her work during a Meet the Author program on Sunday, October 28th, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. Read more »

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