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Breast Cancer Awareness Program

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother African American Book Club and the Help Yourself to Health Initiative are partnering to host a Breast Cancer Awareness program October 16 at 2 p.m.  The focus will be on breast cancer awareness and how to be in tune with your body.  Our guest speaker will share her journey from finding a lump to how she has been able to survive breast cancer.

Huntsville Hospital will provide self examination information and answer questions. 

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP if you plan to attend by calling Lillie Cawthron at 256-851-7492.

Please read more about the "Help Yourself to Health" Initiative below.

 

Huntsville - Madison County Public Library's “Help Yourself to Health” Initiative

Did you know that people ask more questions about their cell phone plan then they ask their doctor? That’s about to change with Huntsville Madison County Library’s Help Yourself to Health initiative.  This program provides access to valuable health information for the community.  

“Health literacy plays a pivotal role in the lives and well being of our community. It’s important that the Library is there to provide the information.” said Laurel Best, Executive Director of Huntsville Madison County Public Library.

Help Yourself to Health is a year-long project that features special events, educational forums, community outreach programs and access to Medline Plus Health Library, a non commercial information source.  All events and forums are free to the public.

“We want to empower people with health knowledge.” Rosalind Lett, Associate Director of Public Services at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library, commented on the initiative. “So when people talk to their healthcare professionals they can ask the right questions.”

The Help Yourself to Health Initiative has been made possible by a grant from National Library of Medicine.

For more information about this event and others in the Initiative series, please contact Luisa Morenilla at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org or 256-532-2362.

Please continue to check the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's calendar of events for upcoming events in the series. Read more about Breast Cancer Awareness Program

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PageTurners: The Other Wes Moore

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

In 2000, Wes Moore had recently been named a Rhodes Scholar in his final year of college at Johns Hopkins University when he read a newspaper article about another Wes Moore who was on his way to prison. It turned out that the two of them had much in common, both young black men raised in inner-city neighborhoods by single mothers. Stunned by the similarities in their names and backgrounds and the differences in their ultimate fates, the author eventually contacted the other Wes Moore and began a long relationship. Moore visited his namesake in prison; he was serving a life sentence, convicted for his role in an armed robbery that resulted in the killing of an off-duty policeman. Growing up, both men were subject to the pitfalls of urban youth: racism, rebellion, violence, drug use, and dealing. The author examines eight years in the lives of both Wes Moores to explore the factors and choices that led one to a Rhodes scholarship, military service, and a White House fellowship, and the other to drug dealing, prison, and eventual conversion to the Muslim faith, with both sharing a gritty sense of realism about their pasts. Moore ends this haunting look at two lives with a call to action and a detailed resource guide. Read more about PageTurners: The Other Wes Moore

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Get Health Smart

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Information is the best medicine! At this free public event medical and health experts will tell you about valuable services and resources that can help you, and your family be their healthiest. Learn what questions you should always ask your doctor and pharmacist, what health websites you can trust, and much more! And please come with your own questions for our experts about your medical and health care.

This is the first session in a year-long health literacy series, the "Help Yourself to Health" Intitiative, made possible by a grant from the National Library of Medicine. Please read about the initiative below.

 

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's “Help Yourself to Health” Initiative

Did you know that people ask more questions about their cell phone plan then they ask their doctor? That’s about to change with Huntsville Madison County Library’s Help Yourself to Health initiative.  This program provides access to valuable health information for the community.

“Health literacy plays a pivotal role in the lives and well being of our community. It’s important that the Library is there to provide the information.” said Laurel Best, Executive Director of Huntsville Madison County Public Library.

Help Yourself to Health is a year-long project that features special events, educational forums, community outreach programs and access to Medline Plus Health Library, a non commercial information source.  All events and forums are free to the public.

“We want to empower people with health knowledge.” Rosalind Lett, Associate Director of Public Services at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library, commented on the initiative. “So when people talk to their healthcare professionals they can ask the right questions.”

The Help Yourself to Health Initiative has been made possible by a grant from National Library of Medicine. 

For more information about this forum and other events in the series please contact Luisa Morenilla at 256-532-2362.

Our next scheduled event will be a Breast Cancer Awareness program, scheduled for October 16, presented in conjunction with the Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother African American Book Club.

Please continue to check the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's calendar of events for upcoming events in the series. Read more about Get Health Smart

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Sister to Sister Brother to Brother Book Club Local Authors Expo

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Repeats every day until Sat Sep 18 2010 .
Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Local authors gather at Sister to Sister Brother to Brother Book Club event!

On September 18, Ms. Nicole Schroeder, Mr. Chris Love and Ms. T.W. Spalding will headline the Sister to Sister Brother to Brother Book Club Local Authors Expo.  From 2 - 5 p.m.  Our guest authors will be at the Huntsville Madison County Main Branch's auditorium to discuss their latest works, share insights and tips on how to get published. Refreshments will be served. The authors will have individual booths set up for additional information. This event is open to all who have a desire to write a book or trying to get one published.

For more information please contact bjohnson@hmcpl.org or call 256-851-7492. Read more about Sister to Sister Brother to Brother Book Club Local Authors Expo

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Thursday Evening Concerts Fall Series

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Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Painted Melodies.  A holiday musical celebration with a jazzy beat. Read more about Thursday Evening Concerts Fall Series

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Thursday Evening Concert Fall Series

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Sentimental Journey.  Classic dance music from the 30's & 40's. Read more about Thursday Evening Concert Fall Series

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Thursday Evening Concert Fall Series

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Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Moondust Big Band.  More great big band favorites.  Round two of our Dancing with the Library Stars contest. Read more about Thursday Evening Concert Fall Series

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Thursday Evening Concert Fall Series

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Rocket City Jazz Orchestra.  Big band music at its best.  Round one of our Dancing with the Library Stars contest. Read more about Thursday Evening Concert Fall Series

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Thursday Evening Concert Fall Series

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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First Missionary Baptist Church Choir.  Great Gospel favorites. Read more about Thursday Evening Concert Fall Series

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Job Corps

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Friday, September 10, 2010 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
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Contact Information:  Michelle Johnson, (205) 251-2091, ext 2 Read more about Job Corps

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