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The Psychology of Happiness

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Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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What is happiness? Is it possible to truly attain? And if so, how?

These are questions we will be examining from two unique perspectives, in a special two-part lecture series just in time for the holidays.

In the first installment on Sunday, November 21, Dr. Gitendra Uswatte from the University of Alabama, Birmingham will present fascinating insights from the field of psychology, about how we perceive and experience happiness.

On Thursday, December 16, Dr. Erik Angner from the University of Alabama, Birmingham will speak about what great philosophical thinkers can teach us about the nature of happiness, and people's constant struggle to attain it.

Both events will take place in the second floor events room of the Main branch.

These events are free, and open to the public. Please contact Luisa at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org with any questions about these events.

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Rheta Grimsley Johnson speaks about her newest book, Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir

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Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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We are pleased to welcome nationally syndicated, and award-winning columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson to speak about her newest book, Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir.

The publisher describes Johnson's new book as a "frank, exhilarating, wise, poignant, and brave memoir. Her territory ranges from childhood memories of ritual pre-interstate trips in the family station wagon to visit foot-washing Baptist relatives to young-girl fixations on the Barbie dolls of the title, from the simultaneous exuberance and proto-feminist doubts of young marriage to the aches of loves lost through divorce and death."

Please join us for this fascinating talk from one of our favorite Southern writers!

This event will take place at 2 pm in the Main branch auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Please contact Luisa with any questions about this event at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org. Read more about Rheta Grimsley Johnson speaks about her newest book, Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir

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Psychologist Dr. Annie Wells speaks about how to work with children with ADHD.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Psychologist Dr. Annie Wells, author of A Multi-Modal Approach to Address ADHD: A Non-Drug Emphasis,
will be speaking about effective ways for parents and teachers to work with children who have Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. Read more about Psychologist Dr. Annie Wells speaks about how to work with children with ADHD.

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Join us for an evening with “Riverboat John” Ferguson!

Tuesday, July 6: Listen to songs, stories, anecdotes, quips and snippets from the life and travels of “Riverboat John” Ferguson, Americana folkorist, singer, storyteller, musican, author, and letcurer. Ferguson will be performing original songs and stories centered around his book "The Adventures of “Riverboat John” Ferguson-“Glimpses of Huntsville in the 1950’s." His book will be available for sale and signing at the event. Read more about Join us for an evening with “Riverboat John” Ferguson!

An Evening With “Riverboat John” Ferguson-“Glimpses of Huntsville in the 1950’s & Beyond”

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Join us for songs, stories, anecdotes, quips and snippets from the life and travels of “Riverboat John” Ferguson, Americana folkorist, singer, storyteller, musican, author, and letcurer. Ferguson will be performing original songs and stories centered around his book "The Adventures of “Riverboat John” Ferguson-“Glimpses of Huntsville in the 1950’s." His book will be available for sale and signing at the event. Read more about An Evening With “Riverboat John” Ferguson-“Glimpses of Huntsville in the 1950’s & Beyond”

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Glen Browder discusses his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction"

Former U.S. Representative and Professor Emeritus of American Democracy at Jacksonville State University, Glen Browder, will discuss his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction: An Untold Story of Racial Politics in Recent Southern History."  July 27th, Tuesday, 7:00PM, Main Library Auditorium.

Dr. Browder follows the fascinating story of how white politicans and black leaders often worked together behind the scenes to further advance the cause of civil rights after its heroic beginnings in the 1950-60s.  Read more about Glen Browder discusses his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction"

Glen Browder discusses his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction"

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Former U.S. Representative and Professor Emeritus of American Democracy at Jacksonville State University, Glen Browder, will discuss his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction: An Untold Story of Racial Politics in Recent Southern History." Dr. Browder follows the fascinating story of how white politicans and black leaders often worked together behind the scenes to further advance the cause of civil rights after its heroic beginnings in the 1950-60s. Read more about Glen Browder discusses his new book, "Stealth Reconstruction"

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LearningQUEST Rally Day at Main Library

Thursday, July 22: LearningQUEST’s Rally Day for its Summer/Fall 2010 term will be held from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Main Library auditorium.

This event is free, open to the public and refreshments will be provided

There will also be the opportunity to:

  • Join LearningQUEST or renew your membership
  • Hear about the upcoming LearningQUEST programs, and
  • Register for your choice of courses

LearningQUEST Rally Day

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 9:30am to 11:30am
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LearningQUEST’s Rally Day for its Summer/Fall 2010 term will be Thursday, July 22, 9:30-11:30 AM in the Main Library auditorium.

This event is free, open to the public and refreshments will be provided

There will also be the opportunity to:

  • Join LearningQUEST or renew your membership
  • Hear about the upcoming LearningQUEST programs, and
  • Register for your choice of courses
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Final Big Read events

We are nearing the end of our 2010 Big Read programming.  We hope you can join us for these final events! Read more about Final Big Read events

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