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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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Meet the Author: Mark McCarter

Sports columnist Mark McCarter discusses Never a Bad Game – an inside look at Southern League baseball.  Mark takes the reader through the dugout, clubhouses, and buses – introducing us to the events, teams, players, managers and accomplishments that make up the League’s 50-year history. Read more »

4-3-2-1 Leadership with Major General Vincent Boles

Retired Major General Vincent E. Boles discusses lessons he learned from leading American men and women into combat and coordinating the nation’s ammunition supply on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Read more »

Celebrate the South's music, stories

Acclaimed authors Rheta Grimsley Johnson and Frye Gaillard join Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Davis Raines and Nashville singer/songwriter Pamela Jackson for “Acoustic Memories: A Celebration of Southern Music and Literature” on Tuesday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Huntsville Library. Read more »

Learn from artist Caroline Wang

Classically trained Chinese watercolor artist Caroline Wang shows how to incorporporate Chinese calligraphy into watercolor paintings and apply it into many art forms.  Read more »

Health Forum: Hemorrhoids

Dr. Jason Kinzel of the Digestive Disease Center talks about issues and treatments on Tuesday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at the Main Library. Read more »

More Basic Arduino Projects

What is Arduino? A single board computer that makes learning electronics fun. Learn more on Tuesday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Read more »

Get ready for fall in the garden

Harvey Cotten discusses lawns, weeds, bugs, pruning, planting, composting with lots of time for questions on Sunday, August 10, at 2 p.m. Read more »

5 Simple Tips for Achieving Greater Financial Security

Could your personal finance plan use a bit of structure?  FINRA can get you started with their 5 tips for achieving greater financial security.  Simple steps, such as thinking about retirement, investing, and credit reports, are a good start.  And the article provides links for further reseources on the Save and Invest website.

Warriors avoiding financial pitfalls

Among the dangers that our military faces are financial predators in their own backyard.  Many people do not realize that personal finance issues are a significant concern for our service men and women.  A recent article in Military Times outlines some of the pitfalls that the military community should guard against.  It describes sound approaches to these situations, and mentions a book that three Army captains penned after teaching perso Read more »

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