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

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.

Meet the Author: Mark McCarter

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Sports columnist Mark McCarter discusses his new book, Never a Bad Game – an inside look at Southern League baseball.  Mark takes the reader through the dugout, clubhouses, and buses – introducing us to the events, teams, players, managers and accomplishments that make up the League’s 50-year history.

4-3-2-1 Leadership with Major General Vincent Boles (Ret)

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Retired Major General Vincent E. Boles discusses lessons he learned from leading American men and women into combat and coordinating the nation’s ammunition supply.  He’ll also share his journey to becoming a speaker and author about his own philosophy, “4-3-2-1 Leadership.”  General Boles hasn’t just read a book or two on Leadership; it has been his life’s work, conducted in the toughest crucibles of national service. 

LEGO Extravaganza

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Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 4:30pm

Tennessee Valley LEGO® Club
2014 Summer Extravaganza

Back and better than ever!

All-new displays of original LEGO® creations by TNVLC club members, with working trains and towns, plus bingo, door prizes, and a stay-and-play area with lots of LEGO® bricks for our younger visitors.

*** Special door prizes donated by The LEGO® Company ***

Library Explorers - Mr. Krugh's Magic Show

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Each week a different guest will explore something AWESOME with us at the library. This week our guest is Mr. Krugh, with his fantastic magic show! You won't want to miss what he has up his sleeve this year.... Grades K-2.

Library Explorers - Hudson Alpha

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Each week a different guest will explore something AWESOME with us at the library. This week, our guest is Hudson Alpha. We'll be making Trait Bracelets! What makes you unique? In this activity we will use beads to represent common human traits. Participants will build a bracelet representing their unique combination of traits and compare those bracelets with others. DNA is the recipe for those traits. We will discuss how DNA plays a role human characteristics and how two people who look very different can be 99.9% the same.Grades K-2.

Library Explorers - Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, July 7, 2014 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Each week a different guest will explore something AWESOME with us at the library. This week, our guest is Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre.

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