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Saved by the Bell Jar: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Kaling shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most. From her favorite types of guys to life in the "The Office" writers' room, her book is full of personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Angel's Island Coffee. For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Saved by the Bell Jar: One More Thing

Location: Angel's Island Coffee
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction. A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes--only to discover how claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins--turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother.

Literary Giants: King Lear by William Shakespeare

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

One of Shakespeare's finest tragedies, the work displays a pessimism and nihilism that make it a 20th-century favorite. The aging King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, allotting each a portion in proportion to the eloquence of her declaration of love. The hypocritical Goneril and Regan make grand pronouncements and are rewarded; Cordelia, the youngest daughter, who truly loves Lear, refuses to make an insincere speech to prove her love and is disinherited. The two older sisters mock Lear and renege on their promise to support him.

Local Author, Eric Herbert, to Visit Madison Library

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Local author, Eric W. Herbert, will be at the Madison Library on Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his new book. Eric’s new novel, Butcher’s Bill, is a thrilling crime novel that pits two religiously pious men against each other in a war between the holy and the unholy. Join Eric for his presentation on this enthralling saga of faith, insanity, and the rescue of a community from the clutches of the criminal mind.

Health Matters @ Madison: Free Seminar on Breast Cancer

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Friday, May 30, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Our topic for May is cancer. Sandra Cross, RN, from Huntsville Hospital, will present a free seminar on Breast Cancer on May 30 at noon.

33rd Black Maria Film and Video Festival Tour - Program 2

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:45pm

The Library proudly presents a diverse lineup of short films from the acclaimed Black Maria Film and Video Festival — all appropriate for teens and adults.  Join us for two programs, with Q&A and a brief intermission.  These exceptional works range from comedy to drama and are the heart and soul of the festival.

Both programs are Free of Charge and open to the public
For more information, call Sophie Young at 532-2362

33rd Black Maria Film and Video Festival Tour - Program 1

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:15pm

The Library proudly presents a diverse lineup of short films from the acclaimed Black Maria Film and Video Festival — all appropriate for teens and adults.  Join us for two programs, with Q&A and a brief intermission.  These exceptional works range from comedy to drama and are the heart and soul of the festival.

Both programs are Free of Charge and open to the public
For more information, call Sophie Young at 532-2362

Studio Arts @ the Bailey Cove Library: Book Wreaths

Location: Bailey Cove Meeting Room
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us to learn to make a Shakespeare-themed recycled book wreath.  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!

 

Community Read Guest Speaker: Dr. Chad Thomas

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, April 7, 2014 - 6:00pm

“Antony and Cleopatra in Glasgow, 1972: Shakespeare, Radical Drag, and the Citizens' Theatre”

An overview of cross-gender casting in Shakespeare productions since 1967, a trend in performance that has seen a rise in popularity in the last 45 years, due in part to its special resonance because of its connection to original performance conditions.

Dr. Chad Thomas is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alabama in Huntsville

Genealogy Online

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Looking for your ancestors? Learn how to use some great websites for your genealogy research. You should already have mastered basic PC and  Internet skills.

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