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After opening the external doors of the library, the meeting room is located on your right.

Garden Feng Shui

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Part 2 of our 3-part program series about feng shui.  For more information, visit go.hmcpl.org/fengshui2014.

According to feng shui, your garden is your first and best opportunity to create positive energy for your home. Feng shui master and author Clear Englebert explains the three main uses of feng shui in the garden: Inviting good energy to the property, nurturing that energy, and protecting the home from harsh energy.

The very first thing a garden can do for a home and those who dwell there is to invite good energy onto the property and then to the front door. Englebert explains the concept of chi energy and how to be sure that the energy that finds you is actually good energy. The color red is extremely important in feng shui and he explains where to put that color and why.

The most ancient feng shui principle is to locate the dwelling in a very balanced environment. This nurtures good energy by harmonizing the home with the surrounding landform. Where the natural landscape does not provide this balance, plants can substitute for the correct landform, and give the home a “tucked in” feeling.

Protecting the home from harsh influences is a basic feng shui goal. Englebert tells why some energy from neighboring structures is considered negative and how to deflect it. When a problem occurs outside a home there are three kinds of solutions to choose from: blocking the problem so it’s hidden, reflecting the problem away, or dispersing it. There can be a wide variety of problems coming from such things as the road and neighboring buildings.

Clear will be happy to sign books after his talk.  Books are available through pre-order at Barnes & Noble Bridge Street.  For more information, call 327-8700.

 

About Clear Englebert

Clear Englebert is an Alabama native.  In 1971, at age 19, he opened his first Huntsville bookstore, A Good Book Store, in Five Points.  In 1978, he founded Books as Seeds, and in 1989, Opening Books (a 501c3 library and gift shop).  He managed at Green Apple Books, San Francisco’s largest independent bookstore, and at Pearly Gates Natural Foods in Huntsville. With decades of experience in retail visual merchandizing, Clear began a career as a residential interior consultant in Hawaii in 1994.  His feng shui practice began there in 1995, and blossomed when he moved to San Francisco in 1996.  He emphasizes common sense in his approach to feng shui, avoiding consumerism and superstition.  A recognized feng shui expert, he has appeared on television, radio, and in the print media.  He has written five highly-acclaimed books on feng shui, the first published in 2000.  His books are: Feng Shui Demystified, Bedroom Feng Shui, Feng Shui for Hawaii, Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens, and most recently Feng Shui for Retail Stores.  Clear’s books are available in four languages.  For more information, visit fungshway.com. Read more about Garden Feng Shui

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Nonfiction Connection

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Each month at our Nonfiction Connection meetings, school age children (K-5th grades) are invited to explore a different subject each month with books, activities & crafts. RSVP required. For more information contact Miss Teresa (tallison@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046 Read more about Nonfiction Connection

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Nonfiction Connection

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Repeats every month on the second Monday until Mon Jan 12 2015 .
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, October 13, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Each month at our Nonfiction Connection meetings, school age children (K-5th grades) are invited to explore a different subject each month with books, activities & crafts. RSVP required. For more information contact Miss Teresa (tallison@hmcpl.org) or 256-461-0046. Read more about Nonfiction Connection

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The X Factor Book Club - TBD

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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We'll decide on our July selection at our June meeting!
 
 

Are you a 3rd - 5th grader who's always looking for the next great read? Join us for our monthly book club. No RSVP is required, but see Ms Maggie for more info! 

 

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TEEN Life Size Angry Birds

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Create & conquer Madison's own life sized version of Angry Birds. RSVP not required but brainstorm with Ms Maggie

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TEEN Glow in the Dark Face Painting

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Come out and try your hand (& your face) in a surprising way. We'll put on our facepaint in the light, and then admire our glow in the dark work of arts. RSVP required. Contact mallen@hmcpl.org to reserve your spot.

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TEEN Rocket City Comickers

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Illustrators from Rocket City Comickers will be here to show you what it takes to get your works of art published. And, if you're having trouble with your Summer Reading books, you might get to see something special.

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Garden Rangers - Sunprints

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Each month join the Garden Rangers as we enjoy special events and help maintain the children's garden. At our June 2014 meeting, we'll collect specimens fromt he garden to use in our Sunprint Art - And, we'll have a special snack following the meeting!

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PJ Storytime

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Can't come during the day? No problem! Grab your favorite stuffed animals and put on your pajamas. We'll read some bedtime stories before our bedtime snack and craft.


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READ Around the Block - Summer Reading Kickoff Party

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Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 8:00am to 11:00am
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Kick off Summer Reading at Madison Public Library. This year, we've expanded the fun!

On Saturday, June 7th @ 8am at the Madison Public Library, don't miss the chance to participate in fun runs & relay races, get your questions answered at a parenting health fair, touch big trucks, eat some birthday cake, learn about animals, AND sign up for Summer Reading! The fun will happen 8am-11am. Don't miss it!.

Check at Madison Public Library for more details.

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