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

Loli-Tea Party

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for an adorably elegant tea party!  Dress in your sweetest (or bittersweet-est) outfit and enjoy fine teas, dainty treats, and all the fun and frills you can stand.

Meet the Author: Les Johnson

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Date: Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Hooked on Space Satellites: Why We Now Depend upon Them

What would it be like if we were suddenly to lose most, if not all, of our space satellites?  Science fiction and popular science author Les Johnson believes that we’ve become dependent upon them.  Les predicts what might happen to our economy, defense, and daily lives if they were suddenly destroyed.  It would not be a good time… .

Discover Tech Keynote Address: Dr. Neil Lamb

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Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Dr. Neil Lamb, Faculty Investigator at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, discusses bioengineering breakthroughs in Huntsville and the future of research in the field.

What are we learning about genomics, the study of genetic information?  What makes us and the world around us work?  And what do we do with our discoveries?  Join us for a fascinating talk by one of Huntsville’s most esteemed educators.

Meet the Author: Skip Tucker

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Date: Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Friendly fire — or murder?

Longtime political aide Skip Tucker discusses his first novel, Pale Blue Light, a historical fiction that dares ask if the shooting of Confederate Lt. General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was an accident, or if more sinister forces were involved.

“Pale Blue Light” was another, much lesser known nickname for Stonewall Jackson.  Skip discusses the setting of this Civil War spy thriller, as well as some of the personalities featured.

Forum: Bullying. What is it? How do we prevent it?

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join this Alabama Issues Forum, moderated by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life.

What are different approaches to managing Bullying, and how can our community make a difference?

Box dinners will be provided.  RSVP is required by July 11.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.

LEGO Show

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 9:00am - Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 5:00pm

Come to the biggest local LEGO display yet from the Tennessee Valley LEGO Club!  We’ll have trains, towns, and LEGO creations of all kinds on display, plus activities and a play brick area for our younger visitors.

LEGO fans of all ages will be inspired by the things they can build with plastic bricks!

Why Solar? Why Now?

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Lori Severin of Redstone Energy Group, Inc., gives the big picture about solar energy as a cost-effective, reliable way to reduce dependence on foreign energy sources.

Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Award-winning astrophysicist Kevin Manning has always been passionate about astronomy, and he wants to share the excitement with you!

You'll learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals.

Following the indoor formal presentation, we’ll all go outdoors to view sunspots on the sun using a solar filter—the same kind NASA uses.

Discover Tech: Challenging America to Be Great

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Sam Ortega, Program Manager for NASA’s Centennial Challenges Program, talks about solutions to technological barriers—and the innovations that NASA has made possible.

The Future of Robotics: From R2D2 to iRobot

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Tennessee Valley is a hotbed for robotics.  Dean Bethany Clem-Shockney, Interim Director of the Alabama Robotics Technology Park, discusses how robotics will impact our lives, and where Alabama fits in.

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