Author Chat Book Club: Jamie Dodson

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Award-winning author joins our discussion of his novel, Flying Boats & Spies


It's a historical fiction set in the golden age of aviation, but it's also a terrific adventure story about a teenager who gets involved in the pre-WWII spy theatre. 

Copies are available at the Library, for $8 each including tax. Ask for Sophie Young at the Reference Desk, 2nd Floor.

How to Do Things: African Drumming

Our African drumming class has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library downtown. Read more »

How to Do Things: African Drumming

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

African drumming — get the energy of connecting with others through music.  Learn some African hand percussion with Djembe Player Simba Foluke'.  In this class we will learn the African Drums history, music, and connection to our heart beats.

***Registration is required.  To register, call Sophie Young at 532-2362.


Health Matters @ Madison: Free Seminar on Breast Cancer and Women's Health

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sandra Cross, Breast Health Specialist, RN will provide information on different types of breast cancer, self breast exams, as well as early detection methods.

How to Do Things: Got Photos? Get Organized!

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Do you have boxes of old photos tucked away in closets?
Do you have 100s of digital photos in various locations on your computer, phone and camera?

Certified photo organizer Amy Vaughan shows how you can bring order to the photo chaos and start ENJOYING your family memories again.

Feel free to bring a set of pictures from a life event...we can start organizing them together!

Health Forum: Digestion

Dr. Jason Kinzel of the Digestive Disease Center talks about digestive issues and treatments on Tuesday, November 19, at 11 a.m. in the second-floor Events Room of the Main Library downtown.

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Health Forum: Digestion

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Dr. Jason Kinzel of the Digestive Disease Center talks about issues and treatments.


How to Do Things: Sensational Seasonal Cards

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Registration deadline: October 31.  Supplies Fee: $3.00, required at registration.
Maximum number of students (age 12+):  32.

Marsha Hosner, StampinUp! Demonstrator, leads this make-and-take class.  You can choose two seasonal cards to make, complete with specialty embossed paper, doodads, stamps and ink.  Additional cards are optional, with supplies paid during the class.

Marsha will bring all the tools and other supplies for use in class.
To register, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.


How to Do Things: Kiragami Gift Boxes

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Class size (age 14+): 12.
Registration deadline: December 1.  Supplies Fee: $3.00, required at registration.

We will be learning how to make three different paper boxes (approximately 2" - 4" finished size).

Instructor:  Carol Tillman.  Carol has been creating with paper since 1976 when she was first introduced to quilling and calligraphy.

Murphy Writers Group: A Peer to Peer Writing Group

Location: Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pmSaturday, October 26, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pmSaturday, November 9, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pmSaturday, November 23, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pmSaturday, December 14, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pmSaturday, December 28, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pmSaturday, January 11, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pmSaturday, January 25, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Murphy Writers Group, representing many different stages and genres of writing, meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Eleanor E. Murphy Library Meeting Room.

Members of the group are given the opportunity to read to their peers and receive positive and helpful feedback. The group is recommended for ages 14 and older.

The members welcome a diverse group of individuals to join adventures with literature.

We are currently looking for a leader (volunteer position) for the Murphy Writers Group.

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