Huntsville Hospital Mobile Medical Unit will offer free health screenings for diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol and more. Health screening results are reported to the patient onsite. All test results are completely confidential.
* Monday • January 12 • 9:30 -12 noon *
Main Branch Library, Parking lot • 915 Monroe Street
Hester Bass, author of the picture-book biography The Secret World of Walter Anderson, joins us to discuss the peaceful integration of Huntsville schools with her new book Seeds of Freedom. After learning about the history of the first integrated public school in Alabama, Hester was deeply impressed by the choices made by the people of Huntsville, both black and white, to face the struggle for change with a positive outlook and a firm commitment to nonviolence. She dedicates this book to them.
Hester Bass was born in Atlanta and grew up in rural Georgia. Today she visits classrooms and libraries to inspire children to make their dreams come true, utilizing her many years as a performer. Hester also volunteers with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
* Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Main Library Branch, Atrium
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
For more information, call Meredith Kasenow at 256-532-2362.
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 1:00pm to Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 5:00pm
Stop in @ the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library as we celebrate Black History Month with a variety of programs highlighting the contributions of African Americans and more.
Basic Genealogy Class – Tuesday, February 3, 2-3 p.m.; Thursday, February 12, 7-8 p.m.; Wednesday, February 18, 10-11 a.m.; Tuesday, February 24, 2-3 p.m.; Downtown Huntsville Library. Focus is on research for Black History Month. 256-532-5969.
Spotlight on African-American Authors for Children – Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:30 a.m., Downtown Huntsville Library. Story times will feature picture books by African-American authors. 256-532-5982.
Hertha Heller Forum: “Black U.S. Army Units 1907-1909” – Sunday, February 22, 2 p.m., Downtown Huntsville Library. Bill Emerson explores the history of African Americans in the U.S. Army. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 256-532-5969.
Inventor Celebration Stations – Wednesday, February 25, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Downtown Huntsville Library. Learn about African-American inventors through hands-on activities, crafts, and more. For all ages. 256-532-5982.
Author Hester Bass discusses Huntsville’s desegregation story described in her children's book Seeds of Freedom. Sunday, February 1, 2:00 PM, Downtown Huntsville Library. 256-532-2362.
Digitized images of African Americans in Huntsville ‘s history. During the month of February. Special Collections Department. Downtown Huntsville Library. 256-532-5969.
See Meredith Kasenow for additional details, 532-2362
"When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.... When enough years had gone by to enable us to look back on them, we sometimes discussed the events leading to his accident. I maintain that the Ewells started it all, but Jem, who was four years my senior, said it started long before that. He said it began the summer Dill came to us, when Dill first gave us the idea of making Boo Radley come out."
Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus--three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman. Though her story explores big themes, Harper Lee chooses to tell it through the eyes of a child. The result is a tough and tender novel of race, class, justice, and the pain of growing up.