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Understanding Depression

Health Matters at Madison! Depression affects millions of people, but often goes untreated. Please join us for our session on "Understanding Depression" on April 28 at noon at the Madison Library. Read more about Understanding Depression

Health Matters @ Madison: Free Seminar on Breast Cancer

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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Our topic for May is cancer. Sandra Cross, RN, from Huntsville Hospital, will present a free seminar on Breast Cancer on May 30 at noon. Read more about Health Matters @ Madison: Free Seminar on Breast Cancer

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Community Read Guest Speaker: Dr. Chad Thomas

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 6:00pm
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“Antony and Cleopatra in Glasgow, 1972: Shakespeare, Radical Drag, and the Citizens' Theatre”

An overview of cross-gender casting in Shakespeare productions since 1967, a trend in performance that has seen a rise in popularity in the last 45 years, due in part to its special resonance because of its connection to original performance conditions.

Dr. Chad Thomas is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alabama in Huntsville Read more about Community Read Guest Speaker: Dr. Chad Thomas

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Meet the Author: Greg Iles

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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New York Times #1 best-selling author Greg Iles discusses his newest novel,
Natchez Burning -- due to release on April 29.

Natchez Burning is the first installment in an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage.

See Greg's quick talk about the upcoming book and his connection to the South here.

Tuesday · May 6 · 6:30pm
Main Branch Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street
Huntsville

For more information, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Meet the Author: Greg Iles

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Health Matters Session 9

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Health Matters at Madison! Please join us for our session on "Understanding Depression". Marie Hodges, from Huntsville Hospital, will be our presenter for this program. It is free to the public. Read more about Health Matters Session 9

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Health Forum: Hospice Care

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Lee Shaw of Hospice Family Care discusses the process and issues involved in end-of-life care.

Tuesday • March 25 • 11-12 Noon
Second Floor Events Room
Main Branch Library

For more information, call Sophie Young at 532-2362.

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Health Forum: Hospice Care

Lee Shaw of Hospice Family Care discusses the process and issues involved in end-of-life care on Tuesday, March 25, from 11 a.m. Read more about Health Forum: Hospice Care

Latin American Crafts: Huichol Art

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Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Instructor, Susanna Vizcarra, will present an educational workshop on Huichol Art for adults and children ages 8 and up. Participants will make their own "Ojo de Dios". There is a $5.00 supply fee for this program. Registration is required. To register please call the Madison Library at 256-461-0046, or e-mail Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org. Read more about Latin American Crafts: Huichol Art

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Amazing Science with a Great Observatory: The Chandra X-ray Observatory

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Dr. Martin C. Weisskopf gives an insider’s look at NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, the world’s most powerful X-ray telescope.  He’ll discuss Chandra’s mission and the fascinating science behind X-ray telescopy.

Dr. Weisskopf is a project scientist for Chandra and Chief Scientist for X-ray Astronomy at Marshall Space Flight Center.  He is the recipient of numerous awards, including NASA Medals for Exceptional Service in 1992 and for Scientific Achievement in 1999. He was elected in 1994 as a Fellow of the American Physical Society, which cited his "pioneering work in X-ray polarimetry and time variability studies of cosmic X-ray sources, and his insightful leadership as Project Scientist for the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility."  In 2006, he received the George W. Goddard Award for scientific contributions to NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Read more about Amazing Science with a Great Observatory: The Chandra X-ray Observatory

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