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Meet the Authors: Frye Gaillard and Sena Jeter Naslund

This double-header author event features Frye Gaillard, who discusses his latest book, The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir.  In this collection of essays, Frye pays tribute to the writings that enriched and altered his life.

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Energy-efficient Cooking with Chef Donovan Fandre

Chef Donovan Fandre shares the secrets to delectable dishes that also save energy. Read more »

English Author Tea

You are cordially invited to attend the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s annual English Author Tea on Sunday, January 29, at 2pm.

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Place, Not Race: Sheryll Cashin on a New Vision of Opportunity in America

National author and speaker Sheryll Cashin discusses her new book, "Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America."   Ms. Cashin argues that affirmative action as currently practiced does little to help disadvantaged people, and she offers a new framework for true inclusion. Read more »

Health Forum: Cholesterol

Do you have questions about your cholesterol medication?  What exactly is cholesterol?  Why is it so important?  How do we manage it?  Gregg Knowles, PharmD. and Huntsville Hospital Pharmacy Clinical Specialist, discusses some of the answers!

Tuesday * October 28 * 11-12 Noon
Main Branch Library * Second Floor Events Room

For more information, call Sophie Young at 532-2362.

Investment 101 for the Military

The Library is partnering with organizations on Redstone Arsenal to offer free Investment 101 classes at two locations, open to all people with access to the Arsenal.

In September, Army Community Services will host the 4-part series on Mondays.  For more information, please contact Kathleen Riester at Kathleen [dot] k [dot] riester [dot] civ [at] mail [dot] mil -- registration is required! Read more »

NaNoWriMo Write-ins

Join fellow National Novel Writing Month participants at these weekly novel-writing sessions.

All writers are welcome.  Bring your preferred writing tools, including surge protectors for laptops and other electronic writing gear.

For details, contact Sophie Young, 256-532-2362.

Monday * November 3 * 6-8:45pm
Monday * November 17 * 6-8:45pm
Monday * November 24 * 6-8:45pm

Second Floor Events Room
Main Branch Library

Meet the Author: Robert McCammon. NaNoWriMo 101

Internationally acclaimed author Robert McCammon discusses the inspiration and process behind his award-winning works, such as "Boy's Life," "Swan Song," and "The Wolf's Hour," on Thursday, October 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. during our National Novel Writing Month kick-off event at the Downtown Huntsville Library. Read more »

How to Do Things: Self-defense with Alexander's Martial Arts

Geared towards adults, but teens are welcome!

Instructor Ashley Koenig shows:
•  How to avoid dangerous situations
•  Physical self-defense techniques
•  Practice strikes with pads

Tuesday  •  October 28 • 6:30-8:00pm
Main Branch Library
Second Floor Events Room
Admission is free.

For more information, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.

Meet the Huntsville Feminist Chorus

The Huntsville Feminist Chorus will perform in the auditorium of the Downtown Huntsville Library, 915 Monroe St., on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 3 p.m. Read more »

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