Auditorium

The auditorium is located on the first floor of the Main Library. After opening the exterior doors of the Main Library, immediately turn right. The auditorium is located straight ahead, at the end of the hallway. Learn more at hmcpl.org/main/auditorium

Meet the Huntsville Feminist Chorus

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This a capella women's chorus, which has been singing in Huntsville since 1993, will sing an hour of songs to open hearts and minds.

Sunday * October 5 * 2-3pm
Main Branch Library Auditorium
For more information, contact Sophie Young at 532-2362.

Meet the Author: Courtney Miller Santo

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

International best-selling author Courtney Miller Santo discusses her new novel, "Three Story House," a tale of three young women who find themselves failing in love, career and family and come together to rebuild something that is condemned but ultimately beautiful.

Sunday • September 7
2-4pm
Main Branch Library
Auditorium
915 Monroe Street

For more information, call 532-2362

Engage the Enemy More Closely III

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Battles of Coronel and the Falklands were the first two major naval engagements of the First World War.  The defeat of Admiral Craddock's British squadron in November 1914 at the Battle of Coronel by Admiral von Spee's Asiatic Squadron was Britain's first defeat at sea in over a century.  The British got revenge one month later at the Battle of the Falklands that ended the German threat to British maritime trade in the Atlantic and Pacific.  The events are thrilling and a little known campaign from the early days of modern navel warfare.

Views of Alabama Historic Lodgings

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am

In the late 19th century most Alabama towns, no matter how small, usually had an inn or hotel for weary travelers.  These early buildings were usually simple wooden structures with inviting verandas.  For the more affluent traveler there were also fancy resorts and spas that offered an escape from the heat and miasmas that blanketed Alabama in the summer.  This program provides a visual tour of many of the early accommodations from the Colonial Inn at Fairhope to the Mentone Inn in the northeast corner of the state.

Monte Sano Views

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Experience Monte Sano Mountain as never before with rarely seen photos and maps from a private collection.  Go on a "Monte Sano Ramble" with late 19th century Judd photos, explore life at the CCC camp in mid-1930, visit early summer houses, and of course enjoy views of Monte Sano.

Clone of Clone of Friends of the Library 25 cent sale

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Clone of Friends of the Library 25 cent sale

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Honeybees and Beekeeping

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:45am - 1:00pm

Learn interesting and mostly unknown facts about honeybees - what they do, how they do it and their most unusual physical characteristics.  For instance, did you know they depend heavily on odors and sound, yet have no nose or ears?  Also, pollination by honeybees and its value to humankind will be discussed. 

Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:45am - 1:00pm

Emma Lazarus wrote the famous sonnet "The New Colossus" which graces the Statue of Liberty, holding aloft the beacon of light and democracy, welcoming all to our nation.  Who was she and what influenced her to compose those famous lines?  This presentation will highlight her as a gifted woman whose ideas spanned the past, encompassed her present and heralded the future.

American Red Cross Preparedness

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 11:45am - 1:00pm

Alabama is the second most disaster prone state in the United States next to Oklahoma, and Madison County is the most disaster prone county in Alabama. The American Red Cross is engaged inproviding Community Disaster Education, a program in which trained volunteers and/or staff meet with agencies, churches and organizations to present information on what disasters are, how to prepare for disasters, and how to cope with a disaster when we are confronted with one.

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