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Tuesdays with TED

Exercise your mind and expand your understanding with the library and TED!

TED talks are short video presentations (usually around 20 minutes) by the world's greatest experts in their fields. Some are challenging, some are controversial, some are inspiring, all are educational.

On select Tuesdays, at the lunch hour (12-1 pm), we screen a national "TED talk" and then discuss the topic as a group. There will be a moderator, and often a local expert guest facilitator, at each meeting.

You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee will be provided.

Registration is not necessary.

Schedule of TED Talks

June 9: How to Spot a Liar
June 23: How Schools are Killing Creativity
July 14: The History of Our World in 18 Minutes
July 28: We Need to Talk About an Injustice
August 11: If I Should Have a Daughter
August 25: The Power of Introverts
September 8: The Price of Shame
September 22: Confessions of a Bad Feminist
October 13: Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career
October 27: The Power of Vulnerability
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**Beginning in November, Tuesdays with TED will be held only once per month. Please check the events calendar or email asprogramming@hmcpl.org for the most updated information on schedule, topics, and guest facilitator.

Subject-matter requests, suggestions, and other questions are always accepted at: asprogramming@hmcpl.org.

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Main Library
Second Floor Meeting Room
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ancestral Immigrant Resources at HMCPL

A brief background of the various immigrant nationalities that settled in North Alabama with a description of immigrant resources available at HMCPL and steps for tracing your immigrant ancestors.

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40159
Location:
Main Library
Second Floor Meeting Room
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Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Meet the Author: Tim Dorsey

Meet the Author: Tim Dorsey

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Main Library
Auditorium
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Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Wind-Down Wendesday: Adult Coloring

ATTENTION: This is an off-site program at "A Cup of Everything" on the downtown Huntsville courthouse square.

Participation is free.

Co-sponsored by the Downtown Huntsville Library and A Cup of Everything. Join us for relaxation, socialization and art therapy.

It’s coloring for grown-ups! Research shows coloring a picture can be as effective for relieving stress as meditation. Beautifully designed coloring pages (zen, nature, abstract, stained glass, holidays, mandalas, African design, and more themes), colored pencils, crayons, and gel pens are provided for your use. Light munchies are also included. Tea, coffee, adult beverages, and more are available for purchase.

To reserve your free spot, email: asprogramming@hmcpl.org

This is a program mini-series. We will also meet on Wednesday November 18 and Wednesday December 16, at the same time and location.

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40827
Location:
Main Library
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

Fall into Yoga

((Attention: This is an off-site library event.))

Yoga at the Library presents… a free outdoor yoga class!
Taught by Meredith, this will be a gentle and beginner-friendly class. Registration is not necessary.

Please bring a mat and/or towel(s) and dress in layers.

Meet at: Land Trust of North Alabama's Monte Sano Nature Preserve Hiker's Parking Lot. Walk South toward Environmental Education Pavilion to find class location.

Driving Directions: From Five Points neighborhood, take Pratt Avenue east to Bankhead Parkway on the mountain.  Drive up the mountain past Tollgate Road.  The Land Trust’s hiker parking lot is ½ mile further on right. (You will not enter Monte Sano State Park).

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40831
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Main Library
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Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Wind-Down Wendesday: Adult Coloring

ATTENTION: This is an off-site program at "A Cup of Everything" on the downtown Huntsville courthouse square.

Participation is free.

Co-sponsored by the Downtown Huntsville Library and A Cup of Everything. Join us for relaxation, socialization and art therapy— it’s coloring for grown-ups! Research shows coloring a picture can be as effective for relieving stress as meditation. Beautifully designed coloring pages (zen, nature, abstract, stained glass, holidays, mandalas, African design, and more themes), colored pencils, crayons, and gel pens are provided for your use. Light munchies are also included. Tea, coffee, adult beverages, and more are available for purchase.

To reserve your free spot, email: asprogramming@hmcpl.org

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40828
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Main Library
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

Wind-Down Wendesday: Adult Coloring

ATTENTION: This is an off-site program at "A Cup of Everything" on the downtown Huntsville courthouse square.

Participation is free.

Co-sponsored by the Downtown Huntsville Library and A Cup of Everything. Join us for relaxation, socialization and art therapy— it’s coloring for grown-ups! Research shows coloring a picture can be as effective for relieving stress as meditation. Beautifully designed coloring pages (zen, nature, abstract, stained glass, holidays, mandalas, African design, and more themes), colored pencils, crayons, and gel pens are provided for your use. Light munchies are also included. Tea, coffee, adult beverages, and more are available for purchase.

To reserve your free spot, email: asprogramming@hmcpl.org

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40829
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Main Library
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

Holiday Recipe Challenge

Bring your favorite festive dish to the Meeting Room for our Holiday Recipe Challenge. This is the perfect chance to try out new recipes before the holidays arrive!

The winner of the contest will receive a book prize!

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40124
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Madison Public Library
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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Friends of the Library Summit

Friends of the Library Summit #FOL

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40791
Location:
Main Library
Ranee' G. Pruitt Room
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Holiday Painting for Everyone

Join us in the Meeting Room to create a holiday snow-globe painting (reindeer, pine tree, or snowman) and enjoy some holiday treats!

Please RSVP to lwhitaker@hmcpl.org or mallen@hmcpl.org

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35673
Location:
Madison Public Library
Meeting Room
Meeting Room
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Meeting Room
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Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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