Stamps and Stories of World War II

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

“Stamps and Stories of World War II”

Thursday, August 30

10-11:00 a.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street


Free of charge. No registration required.


Program description:

How to Do Things: Electronics with Arduino

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

What is Arduino?  A cool and fun single board computer to learn electronics.  Learn about Arduino and see it in action as Don Wilcher gives a hands-on demo of how to build an electronic 7-Segment LED Display Flasher.  If you’ve ever wondered how electronics work, this is your opportunity.  Don is the author of Learn Electronics with Arduino.  He’ll introduce this DIY how-to book, and give an easy-to-digest taste of the world of electronics engineering.

"Conflict & Emotion" with Linda Winstead Jones

Linda Winstead Jones, New York Times bestselling author, will explore "Conflict & Emotion: The Heart of the Story" at the next Write Right Lunch & Learn program on Tuesday, August 14, from noon to 1 p.m. at the main library, 915 Monroe St. Read more »

Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Creating Compelling Characters"

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Write Right Lunch & Learn: “Creating Compelling Characters”

Tuesday, October 9

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

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room


Presenters: Rhonda Nelson and Kimberly Lang

The best plot in the world will fall flat without characters your readers love (or love to hate). Learn to create realistic, three-dimensional characters readers will never forget.

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.

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