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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.

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Books & Bricks: Children's LEGO Workshop

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Friday, February 21, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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An interactive children's LEGO workshop with Tennessee Valley LEGO Club. This program is limited to 24 participants, so please visit the Main Branch's Youth Services Dept. to reserve a spot! There will be a $2 charge for this program due at the time the reservation is made. All proceeds go toward funding more fun library programs for kids! Read more about Books & Bricks: Children's LEGO Workshop

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Animal Tales Holiday Show!

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Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Our friends from Animal Tales are back with more cool, exotic critters to see! This is an amazing and educational live animal show you won’t want to miss! Read more about Animal Tales Holiday Show!

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Jedi Academy Camp

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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Would you attend Jedi Academy? Do you have what it takes to use The Force? Join us for Jedi Academy Camp and see if you're a Jedi in the making!  Join us for Jedi Academy Camp and see if you're a Jedi in the making! This program is limited to 50 participants. Please call 256-532-5949 or visit the Main Branch's Youth Services Dept. to reserve your spot today! Read more about Jedi Academy Camp

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Meet the Author: John Pritchard

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Monday, December 2, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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John Pritchard brings back bawdy philosopher Junior Ray, along with his sidekick Voyd Mudd, in this third hilarious installment of the critically acclaimed “Junior Ray” series.

In Sailing to Alluvium, Pritchard continues the madcap adventures of the duo, who have become “diktectives” to stop the murderous activities of a semi-secret, lethal organization of Southern women, the AUNTY BELLES, headed by Miss Attica Rummage.

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Barnes and Noble named John’s first book, Junior Ray, a Top Ten Sensational Debut Novel for 2005.

“Honed from the rough roads of dialect, the language within defines Pritchard as one of our great Southern writers.  The man has an ear for the voice of his people, and he's twisted their words into a tough, raunchy, comic roller-coasting romp, corkscrewing us down the byways of a Delta that is more than likely not traveled by the average tourist, but should be.“                  --Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana & Donnybrook

 

 

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How I Write: NaNoWriMo 101

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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You know you want to write that novel, but you’re facing a blank computer screen.  Where do you begin, and how do you keep going?  Three published Alabama authors share how they approach writing a novel.

Get geared up for the 2013 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), with activities starting November 1.  And get those words on the page.

This year’s authors:
Ronald Andrés Moore – Nocturn
R.A. Nelson – Teach Me, Days of Little Texas, Breathe My Name, and Throat
Annie Laura Smith - Twilight of Honor, Sally Ride, and Neil Armstrong

Thursday • October 3 • 6:30-8pm
Main Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street • Huntsville
For more information, call Ann Marie Martin at 256-532-2361. Read more about How I Write: NaNoWriMo 101

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Tsubaki Anime Club - Weekend

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Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm
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Weekend Anime Club is back and better than ever!

Why, you ask?

Because now it’s FOUR straight hours of anime-watchin’, okashi-eatin’, fan-freakin’ fun!

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College Readiness

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Repeats every week until Tue Oct 01 2013 .
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Clueless about College?
At College Readiness, community professionals present the basics of getting into college to teens & their families!
Topics and Guests are as follows:
Sept 10—What you need to know about ACT/SAT Prep (Guest speaker: Greg Jackson of Sylvan Learning)
Sept 17—Demystifying College Admissions (Guest Speaker: Britney Deutschendorf of UAHuntsville)
Sept 24—Writing the College Admissions Essay (Guest Speaker: Joe Freeman of Randolph School)
Oct 1—Financial Aid 101 (Guest Speaker: Neoka Ivey of Drake State University)

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Meet the Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

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Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Just in time for Christmas, New York Times bestseller Sena Jeter Naslund comes back to the Library to discuss her new book,
The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman: A Novel.

Join us for a stimulating talk with this Huntsville favorite!
Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 

Sunday • December 15 • 2-4pm
Main Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street • Huntsville
For more information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Meet the Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

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Meet the Author: Robert Inman

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Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Nationally acclaimed author Robert Inman discusses his latest novel, The Governor's Lady.

A heartfelt story of a determined woman's fight to establish her independence in the tumultuous world of male-dominated politics, The Governor’s Lady shows how politics brings out the best and worst in people and how the public arena affects politicians’ values and relationships

The novel will appeal to those interested in a deeper understanding of the subtexts and complexities of American politics and the growing role of women in the political landscape.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 

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Meet the Author: Susan Schneider

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Monday, September 30, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Biopsychologist Susan Schneider discusses her latest book, "The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World" and the discoveries about cause and their effects on our genetic makeup. 

"The Science of Consequences" tells a tale ranging from genetics to neurotransmitters, from emotion to language, from parenting to politics--bringing together research from many fields to show how something that seems so simple can explain so much.

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Monday • September 30 • 11-12Noon

Main Library Auditorium
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