Join us this afternoon for a free art/craft "getaway". This month's theme is Recycled Book Arts! There will be at least 3 different crafts that you can "make & take", and supplies will be provided. Ignite your creative spark with like minds. ALL experience levels welcome, ages 14 to adult. This class and the use of supplies are FREE, but class size is limited to 30. Call 256-881-0257 to reserve your space today!
You are invited to a special Town Hall Meeting with Councilwoman Jennie Robinson. Please join her to discuss: any issues you may have, ideas regarding Huntsville City improvements, and new, exciting proposed plans for District 3.
Thursday, January 29, 6:30pm
Bailey Cove Branch Library
1409 Weatherly Plaza, Huntsville, AL 35803
Monrovia Library hosts a Family Movie Night each month featuring a family-friendly popular new release. We also offer popcorn and water at minimal cost. You are welcome to bring your own snacks as well. All beverages must be in a container with a closed lid. For more information or to find out our feature for the month please call Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or email email@example.com. Read more about Family Movie Night at Monrovia
Come help raise money to support the programs and activities at Monrovia Library. Participants can read the week before and the week after and/or come in anytime on Saturday. You can donate money based on the minutes you read or collect money from donors. We will have special reading times and activities all day at the library with snacks and drinks provided. Children are welcome to come in their pajamas and bring a favorite pillow or animal and read. All ages may participate. Look for links soon at hmcpl.org/monrovia for our reading logs and donor forms. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about Monrovia Friends of the Library First Annual Read-A-Thon
Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them, Franklin was a statesman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty with Britain that ended the Revolutionary War. He also invented bifocals, a stove that is still manufactured, a water-harmonica, and the lightning rod.
Franklin's extraordinary range of interests and accomplishments are brilliantly recorded in his Autobiography, considered one of the classics of the genre. Covering his life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, this charming self-portrait recalls Franklin's boyhood, his determination to achieve high moral standards, his work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, experiences during the French and Indian War, and more. Related in an honest, open, unaffected style, this highly readable account offers a wonderfully intimate glimpse of the Founding Father sometimes called "the wisest American." Read more about Literary Giants: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As readers witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, they begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization—and in the most charismatic leaders, the souls of the cruelest oppressors. Read more about Literary Giants: Animal Farm
Heartfelt, incisive, and timeless, The Confessions of Saint Augustine has captivated readers for more than fifteen hundred years. Retelling the story of his long struggle with faith and ultimate conversion -- the first such spiritual memoir ever recorded -- Saint Augustine traces a story of sin, regret, and redemption that is both deeply personal and, at the same time, universal. Read more about Literary Giants: The Confessions of St. Augustine
Scott "Shuttleman" Phillips is a local author and retired member of the Space Shuttle Team. He will be in house to discuss his new book Remove Before Flight: Memoir of a Space Shuttle Team Member.
Scott was the last team member to exit the first External Tank prior to its maiden flight on April 12, 1981, and saved the Remove Before Flight ribbon as a memento. What followed was an extraordinary thrity-three-year adventure, encompassing the entire span of the program- from the depths of tragedy to the exclusive never-before-seen photos and first hand stories. Read more about Meet the Author: Scott Phillips