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

Virtual Field Trip: A Virtual Tour of Antarctica

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join us on a virtual field trip as we plunge into the icy depths of Antarctica!  We’ll be watching a few short virtual tours, conducting some Antarctic science experiments, and learning about the geography of the Antarctic area.  This Virtual field trip is especially for home schooled kids in grades 2-5.

Meet the Author: Adam Vines

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Huntsville Literary Association hosts an afternoon with poet Adam Vines, author of The Coal Life and editor of Birmingham Poetry Review. The public is invited. 

Meet the Feminist Chorus

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This a capella women's chorus, which has been singing in Huntsville since 1993, will sing an hour of songs of peace, freedom, and women's empowerment.

Jobseeker Workshop: "Federal Job Search"

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Jobseeker Workshop: "Strategic Federal Job Search: What You Need to Know to be Effective"

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street


Presenter: Paul Summer, Recruiter, Missile Defense Agency Human Resources


Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or askus [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Meet the Authors: Frye Gaillard and Sena Jeter Naslund

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

This double-header author event features Frye Gaillard, who discusses his latest book, The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir.  In this collection of essays, Frye pays tribute to the writings that enriched and altered his life.  Frye also talks about Sena Jeter Naslund, whose novels Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer and Adam & Eve are included in the memoir, and he introduces this Southern author favorite.  Sena then carries the discussion over to her own formidable work.

Virtual Field Trip to Plimouth Plantation, The First Thanksgiving

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm


Join us as we take a Virtual Field Trip to Plimouth Plantation and learn about the First Thanksgiving.  We will travel via webcast to get a behind-the-scenes look at the simple but arduous life of the Pilgrims, witness the day-to-day life of the indigenous people who were part of the Wampanoag Nation and see their resourceful solutions to everyday challenges, and join the Pilgrims and Wampanoag as they discuss together their lives, collaboration, and the first Thanksgiving.  This event is recommended for grades K-6.

Huntsville Literary Association Salon

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:45pm

The Huntsville Literary Association presents Dr. Monita Soni, who will present an homage to the magical poetry and art of Rabindra Nath Tagore, first Indian Nobel Laureate for literature.

Meet the Author: Jennifer Garlen

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Jennifer Garlen discusses her new book, “Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching.”  In an age of streaming video and booming DVD production, viewers have access to more old movies than ever before, but the number of choices can be staggering. "Beyond Casablanca" offers thoughtful reviews of 100 classic films worth watching, including silent and foreign pictures, musicals, dramas, comedies, Westerns, and even science fiction and horror. From cult classics to Oscar winners, readers will find movies for every taste and mood.

A Virtual Visit with Author J.K. Rowling

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:15pm

On Thursday, October 11, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will participate in a live virtual author visit to classrooms across America to discuss the world of Harry Potter including Pottermore, an exciting, free online experience that offers Harry Potter fans the chance to explore and discover exclusive new writing by J.K. Rowling as well as immerse themselves in other interactive content and community activities.

Vive le Livre Preview. Thomas Jefferson: American Perspectives

Location: Main Library Auditorium
Date: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Get ready for Vive le Livre!

Jefferson enthusiast Cutter Hughes offers a perspective on the changing attitudes toward Thomas Jefferson in our nation’s history.

Cutter outlines Vive author Jon Meacham’s public thoughts on Jefferson, with a special nod to Meacham’s presidential biography, "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power," available in November 2012.

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