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!  

Weathering the Storm: Emergency Preparedness for Families

Location: Main Library
Date: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

If you have kids, you know that sometimes even the simplest task can become difficult!  So how can you keep your family safe in the stressful situation like a tornado?  Michael Werner of the Alabama Amateur Radio Emergency Service and other emergency personnel will give a presentation on how to be prepared for disaster, especially when you have young children.  After the 1 hour presentation, there will be an open

Rocket City Comickers

Location: Youth Services
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A club centered on the creation of individual, original comics and manga. Come join the Rocket City Comickers!  Begin you own comic or manga project, or work out the kinks on your current project.  Find your inspiration!  Get peer advice.  Learn new techniques! 

Nee Nee Hetalia

Location: Youth Services
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

 If you love Hetalia, you need to be at this panel.  If you don’t know what Hetalia is, you really need to be at this panel.  Basically, everyone needs to be at this panel.  Mollie Wyatt, graciously on loan to us from Hama-Con, will lead this discussion on Hetalia and his merry friends and why you should be watching, reading, and cosplaying them!

Nonprofit Workshop: "Understanding Collaboration"

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Nonprofit 201: "Understanding Collaboration"

Thursday, July 19

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Val Porter, Foundation Center Atlanta

How to Do Things: Zumba

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 6:30pm

Dance yourself into shape with Zumba.  This Latin-inspired dance-fitness class will have you moving to red-hot international music and getting a workout while having a blast.  Certified Zumba instructor Tasha Edwards leads the party.  Admission is free.

Better Home Videos

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Tired of shooting dull home videos?  Thinking about a new camcorder and wondering what features to look for?

Don Tingle shows how to create compelling videos of family events.  We'll go over the basics of planning, shooting, lighting, and editing.  We'll talk equipment as well as technique.

Learn tips and tricks from the pros for making better videos to document your family's memories.

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