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Literary Giants - All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

Set during World War II Europe, this novel is sobering without being sentimental. The tension builds as the alternating, parallel stories of Werner and Marie-Laure unfold, and their paths cross.

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42783
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Madison Public Library
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Monday, February 29, 2016 - 6:30pm

Knit 1, Read Too! - The Round House

The Round House, by Louise Erdrich

When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, fourteen-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.

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42769
Location: 
Madison Public Library
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Artrageous: My Ideal Bookshelf

Monthly studio sessions that are a little bit artsy, a little bit crafty, and totally book nerdy. In February, we'll be painting our ideal bookshelf. Browse http://blog.idealbookshelf.com/ for inspiration! Teens and adults welcome, reservations encouraged. Contact Amanda at acampbell@hmcpl.org for more information.

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41757
Location: 
Madison Public Library
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Saturday, February 13, 2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

LQ Scheduling Meeting

#cp. 1-3.

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43809
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor Meeting Room
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^LearningQUEST*
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Monday, February 8, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Black History Month Finale Program

Two groups of acclaimed local musicians – the choir of First Missionary Baptist Church, led by Dr. Janette Kotey, and the St. Bartley Primitive Baptist Church Praise Choir, led by Deacon Courtney Moore – will perform in concert on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Atrium of the Downtown Huntsville Library. This event is the finale of our Black History Month Extravaganza, happening that day from 3 to 8:30 p.m.

The program begins at 3 p.m. with a learning opportunity in Youth Services. Children – adults, too – can find out more about black inventors at several Inventors Stations, each one featuring a hands-on activity.

Starting at 5:15 p.m., praise dancers from Progressive Union Missionary Baptist Church will perform. Then Willie Smith will read Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. At 6 p.m., Frances Dillard will present an African Attire fashion show. Various authors and vendors will be on site and Reggie Lewis will be our master of ceremonies.

The Black History Month Celebration Finale is presented by TaxCorp.

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40120
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Main Library
Atrium
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Games,Movies and Music
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Saturday, February 27, 2016 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

DIY Thursday: Crochet for Beginners

March 2016 is Crochet for Beginners, held on March 3, 10, 17 & 31.

10am-12pm • Crochet from the beginning• Learn crochet stitches and how to read a pattern • No experience required • 12 students max • Bring a size G crochet hook and firm, light-colored worsted weight yarn • Do not bring soft, fuzzy yarns to the first class • Homework required

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43807
Location: 
Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
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Thursday, March 31, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

DIY Thursday: Crochet for Beginners

March 2016 is Crochet for Beginners, held on March 3, 10, 17 & 31.

10am-12pm • Crochet from the beginning• Learn crochet stitches and how to read a pattern • No experience required • 12 students max • Bring a size G crochet hook and firm, light-colored worsted weight yarn • Do not bring soft, fuzzy yarns to the first class • Homework required

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43806
Location: 
Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
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Thursday, March 17, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

DIY Thursday: Crochet for Beginners

March 2016 is Crochet for Beginners, held on March 3, 10, 17 & 31.

10am-12pm • Crochet from the beginning• Learn crochet stitches and how to read a pattern • No experience required • 12 students max • Bring a size G crochet hook and firm, light-colored worsted weight yarn • Do not bring soft, fuzzy yarns to the first class • Homework required

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43805
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Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
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Thursday, March 10, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

DIY Thursday

Make and take a craft each month.

August 6: Crochet a Rag Mug Rug
Learn a couple of crochet stitches and make a “mug rug” during the workshop. Learn how to prepare the fabric strips and how to crochet round and oval rugs. After the class, you can continue the project to make a full-sized rug. No crochet experience is needed.

Bring your own supplies, or pay a supply fee of $3 for a size P or Q crochet hook and one yard of firmly woven fabric such as a thrift store sheet to recycle.

The leader will bring all the other tools and supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop.

September 3: Beaded Kumi Himo Bracelet

Supply fee: $3 - please bring with you to the class

Kumi himo is a Japanese braiding technique. You will learn how to thread beads onto embroidery floss, and how to make the braid. Start a friendship bracelet in class. You’ll learn how to finish the bracelet at home. No braiding or beading experience is required.

All equipment and supplies for use in the workshop will be provided.

October 1: Make a Wet Felted Geode Pin Cushion @ Murphy
Supply Fee: $10 - payable at start of class
Make a ball with layers of colored fleece and learn how to wet felt the ball which can be cut into two pin cushions. At home, you can do the felting by hand or in your washing machine. No felting experience is needed.

The leader will bring all the tools and supplies for use in class.

November 5: Yo Yo Holiday Decorations @ Murphy

Learn how to join fabric yo yos into holiday decorations such as wreaths, trees and angels. In class, you’ll complete a wreath ornament or package trim. You’ll receive instructions to create other decorations. No sewing experience is needed.

Bring a thimble. The leader will bring all the other tools and supplies for use in class.

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42410
Location: 
Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
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Thursday, May 5, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am

DIY Thursday

Make and take a craft each month.

August 6: Crochet a Rag Mug Rug
Learn a couple of crochet stitches and make a “mug rug” during the workshop. Learn how to prepare the fabric strips and how to crochet round and oval rugs. After the class, you can continue the project to make a full-sized rug. No crochet experience is needed.

Bring your own supplies, or pay a supply fee of $3 for a size P or Q crochet hook and one yard of firmly woven fabric such as a thrift store sheet to recycle.

The leader will bring all the other tools and supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop.

September 3: Beaded Kumi Himo Bracelet

Supply fee: $3 - please bring with you to the class

Kumi himo is a Japanese braiding technique. You will learn how to thread beads onto embroidery floss, and how to make the braid. Start a friendship bracelet in class. You’ll learn how to finish the bracelet at home. No braiding or beading experience is required.

All equipment and supplies for use in the workshop will be provided.

October 1: Make a Wet Felted Geode Pin Cushion @ Murphy
Supply Fee: $10 - payable at start of class
Make a ball with layers of colored fleece and learn how to wet felt the ball which can be cut into two pin cushions. At home, you can do the felting by hand or in your washing machine. No felting experience is needed.

The leader will bring all the tools and supplies for use in class.

November 5: Yo Yo Holiday Decorations @ Murphy

Learn how to join fabric yo yos into holiday decorations such as wreaths, trees and angels. In class, you’ll complete a wreath ornament or package trim. You’ll receive instructions to create other decorations. No sewing experience is needed.

Bring a thimble. The leader will bring all the other tools and supplies for use in class.

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42409
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Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
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Thursday, April 7, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am

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