Speakers

How to Do Things: Sprang

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Maximum number of students (age 14+):  8.
Crystal Kitchens of Huntsville Fiber Guild shows this ancient method of constructing a fabric with natural elasticity.  We’ll make a small drawstring bag in class.  The fabric appears similar to netting.  Sprang is closely related to braiding, and is done with threads stretched on a frame.  The fabric builds from both ends toward the middle.

Bring an all wire coat hanger to make the frame, and size 10 crochet cotton.  No weaving experience is required.

How to Do Things: Leaf Pounding

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Maximum number of students (age 14+):  12.
Crystal Kitchens of Huntsville Fiber Guild shows how to transfer the imprint of leaves onto 100% cotton fabric.  In class, we’ll transfer the natural dyes of leaves to fabric.  At home, you’ll be able to set the dyes with a natural chemical action.

Bring a medium size flat-head hammer, a wooden cutting board, 2-inch wide masking tape (not painter’s tape), an old (well worn) bath towel, and freshly picked green leaves.

How to Do Things: Redwork Embroidery

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Maximum number of students (age 14+): 10.

Crystal Kitchens of Huntsville Fiber Guild shows a few simple embroidery stitches and how to stitch a design on a white fabric square.  You will learn how to transfer patterns.

Bring red embroidery floss and an embroidery needle.  Bring a thimble if you need one.  No sewing/embroidery experience is required.

Crystal will bring all the other supplies for use in class.

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

How to Do Things: Yoga

Enjoy the benefits of yoga, whether you are an accomplished yogi or a curious beginner. Pam Herdy leads a session on April 23 for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Read more »

How to Do Things: Yoga

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Enjoy the benefits of yoga, whether you are an accomplished yogi or just curious.  Pam Herdy leads this session appropriate for all levels of experience.

Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

Health Forum: Hearing Loss

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Dr. William McFeely, of the North Alabama Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates, talks about Hearing Loss.  What are the symptoms? Treatment?  What are our options?

Contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362 for more information.

LEGO Show

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 9:00am - Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 5:00pm

Come to the biggest local LEGO display yet from the Tennessee Valley LEGO Club!  We’ll have trains, towns, and LEGO creations of all kinds on display, plus activities and a play brick area for our younger visitors.

LEGO fans of all ages will be inspired by the things they can build with plastic bricks!

Why Solar? Why Now?

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Lori Severin of Redstone Energy Group, Inc., gives the big picture about solar energy as a cost-effective, reliable way to reduce dependence on foreign energy sources.

Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Award-winning astrophysicist Kevin Manning has always been passionate about astronomy, and he wants to share the excitement with you!

You'll learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals.

Following the indoor formal presentation, we’ll all go outdoors to view sunspots on the sun using a solar filter—the same kind NASA uses.

Discover Tech: Challenging America to Be Great

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Sam Ortega, Program Manager for NASA’s Centennial Challenges Program, talks about solutions to technological barriers—and the innovations that NASA has made possible.

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