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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 »

Nonprofit Lunch & Learn: “Online and Social Media for Nonprofits”

Nonprofit Lunch & Learn: “Online and Social Media for Nonprofits” will be held on Thursday, October 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Main Library. Read more »

Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Creating Compelling Characters”

The best plot in the world will fall flat without characters your readers love (or love to hate). Learn to create realistic, three-dimensional characters readers will never forget on Tuesday, October 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St. Read more »

Falling Leaves Book Sale

The Falling Leaves Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be held on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the FOL Bookstore in the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. The 50-percent-off sale is for Friends of the Library members only, so this is a great time to become a Friend.

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