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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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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.

 

For more information, contact Sophie Young at 532-2362 Read more about Meet the Author: Robert Inman

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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.

Books will be available for purchase and signing

Monday • September 30 • 11-12Noon

Main Library Auditorium
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Teen Fandom Showdown

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Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
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Are you obsessed over a fandom?  Here is your chance to prove it!  Join your favorite librarians from many of the HMCPL locations to decide which fandom rules them all!  We’ll host games, costume contest, and discussion panels.   Read more about Teen Fandom Showdown

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Rocket City Comickers

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Repeats every month until Sat Jul 27 2013 .
Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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A club centered on the creation of individual, original comics and manga. Come join the Rocket City Comickers!  Begin you own comic or manga project, or work out the kinks on your current project.  Find your inspiration!  Get peer advice.  Learn new techniques!  Read more about Rocket City Comickers

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DIY Anime: Pokemon Checkers

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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One Part, “I choose you!”, one part, “King me!”, and one part, “What were they thinking?” this is a Pokemon game—of our own creation—that everyone can participate in!   Read more about DIY Anime: Pokemon Checkers

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DIY Anime: Engrish Karuta

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Karuta is a traditional Japanese matching game. In it, a poem is read and players attempt to find the matching 2nd half of the poem before their opponent.  Since we can’t read Japanese, we’ll be mixing it up a bit by using classic English poetry with a Japanese twist! Read more about DIY Anime: Engrish Karuta

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