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Get ready for fall with gardening guru Harvey Cotten

Local gardening guru Harvey Cotten will discuss fall gardening chores on Sunday, August 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the main library, 915 Monroe St. Read more »

Susanna Phillips: Life of an Opera Star

Internationally acclaimed opera star Susanna Phillips will talk about her career and perform selections from various roles in a family-friendly program on Saturday, August 25, from 11 a.m. to noon in the atrium of the main library, 915 Monroe St.

Energy-efficient Cooking with Chef Donovan Fandre

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Chef Donovan Fandre shares the secrets to delectable dishes that also save energy.  Chef Donovan starred in “The Microwave Master” series on PBS television and The Learning Channel, and has appeared on “Good Morning America,” “Regis and Kathie Lee,” Joan Lunden’s “Mother’s Day,” and other nationally televised shows.  He is the author of numerous cookbooks, including Jump-Start Cooking, released in 2006.

Self-defense for Adults

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Monday, August 6, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Self-defense instruction for ages 13 and up.  Alexander’s Martial Arts instructors show:

•How to avoid dangerous situations

•Physical self-defense techniques

•Practice strikes with pads.

Self-defense for Seniors

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Monday, August 6, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Instructors from Alexander’s Martial Arts teach self-defense strategies and techniques especially geared toward seniors.

Postcard Views of Huntsville

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

“Having a great time…wish you were here.”

Travel back in time and see Huntsville as it was from 1902 through the 1950s with postcard views of Huntsville’s buildings, streets, and people. First introduced in 1902, postcards provide historic and unique views of times past and this presentation will feature a rich variety of views that are worth writing home about.

Stamps and Stories of World War II

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:30am

A country's postage stamps are a window into its soul.  They tell of its culture, priorities, morals, and objectives.

Philatelist Jon Berger presents stamps the world issued during and since World War II, offering a hand-on "show and tell" of some of the most interesting vignettes about the war.

Harvey Cotten: Fall Gardening Chores

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Harvey Cotten of the Huntsville Botanical Garden talks about lawns, weeds, bugs, pruning, planting, composting...and lots of time for Q&A.

All About Opera with Susanna Phillips

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

 

What is Opera?  What does it sound like?  Find out in this fun interactive performance with celebrity Opera Singer Susanna Phillips.

Super Duper Science Club

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, August 14, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, August 21, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, August 28, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, September 4, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, September 18, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, September 25, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, October 2, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, October 9, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, October 23, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, October 30, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, November 6, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, November 13, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, November 20, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, November 27, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, December 4, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, December 11, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, December 18, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Drop in each Tuesday between 4:30—5:30 p.m. to learn more about the world around you.  Miss Lorena will be conducting some easy and quick science experiments based on basic science principles.  Some days will feature a special guest speaker from local science based organizations!  

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