Speakers

Discover Tech Keynote Address: Dr. Neil Lamb

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Dr. Neil Lamb, Faculty Investigator at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, discusses bioengineering breakthroughs in Huntsville and the future of research in the field.

What are we learning about genomics, the study of genetic information?  What makes us and the world around us work?  And what do we do with our discoveries?  Join us for a fascinating talk by one of Huntsville’s most esteemed educators.

Super Duper Science Club presents: Fingerprint Science

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

How do police use fingerprints to find the bad guys?  Does everyone have a different fingerprint?  What are some of the types of fingerprints?  Find out the answers to these questions and more at our Fingerprint Science Super Duper Science Club! This even is perfect for kids in grades 3-5. This program is part of the Community Wide Read.

How to Do Things: Geocaching

Have you seen strangers investigating shrubbery, rocks, or lamp posts? Have you found a strange item in the woods?

Learn the basics of the Global Positioning System and the hi-tech game/sport/hobby of geocaching.

Use of individual GPS receivers will not be covered, but there will be some practice time.  Everyone is encouraged to bring a handheld GPS unit; there will be a short practice run after class. Please become familiar with your GPS ahead of time.

 

Tuesday * June 25 * 6:30-8pm

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How to Do Things: Geocaching

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Have you seen strangers investigating shrubbery, rocks, or lamp posts? Have you found a strange item in the woods?

Learn the basics of the Global Positioning System and the hi-tech game/sport/hobby of geocaching.

Use of individual GPS receivers will not be covered, but there will be some practice time.  Everyone is encouraged to bring a handheld GPS unit; there will be a short practice run after class. Please become familiar with your GPS ahead of time.

How to Do Things: Caving

Ever have a craving to go somewhere dark and spooky? Read more »

How to Do Things: Caving

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Ever have a craving to go somewhere dark and spooky?

Larry Foreman talks about caves and caving for beginners and experienced cavers alike.  Learn the basics of preserving the cave environment and making your caving visits safe and enjoyable.

Larry is a Responsible National Speleological Society (NSS) Caver with the NSS Huntsville Grotto.

For more information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.

Understanding Type II Diabetes

Location: Bessie K. Russell Branch Library
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

You can raise your diabetes awareness during a seminar at the Bessie K. Russell Public Library!  Nutritionist Victor Owens will discuss the risk factors for type II diabetes as well as signs and symptoms of the disease, myths about diabetes and resources to help you manage the disease. The public is invited. For more information, call the Russell Library at 256-859-9050.

Nonprofit Lunch & Learn: “Economic Impact of the Arts”

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Nonprofit Lunch & Learn: “Economic Impact of the Arts”

Thursday, March 21, 2013

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Allison Dillon-Jauken, Executive Director of the Arts Council
Allison will provide an overview of the Arts community of Madison County as well
as economic impact data collected from a recent research study.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Spring Writers Event

Location: The Coffee Tree Books & Brew
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Murphy Writers Group is hosting a Spring Writers Event at The Coffee Tree Books and Brew on Thurs, March 21 at 6:00pm.

The event will include guest speaker, Aprill Smith; a progressive story; and readings by writing group members.

The event is free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 14+. Light refreshments will be served.

The Coffee Tree Books and Brew is located at 7900 Bailey Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL. The Murphy Writers Group meets twice a month at the Eleanor Murphy Library and is coordinated by Kemi Elufiede.

 

 

 

What Do You Know About Ireland?

Location: Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Take a trip to Ireland from the comfort of your local library.  Did you know that Ireland is home to the oldest lighthouse in the world, or that the island is snake free? Ever wondered about the folk legend behind the Blarney Stone and its gift of gab? Ireland is full of history, creativity,legends,and fantastic landscapes.  Join us as we learn about Ireland thru the experiences of one of our own New Hope citizens.

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