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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.

Solar Workshop

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Morton Archibald of the Alabama Solar Association shows how you can incorporate solar energy into your own home.  Can you afford not to go solar?

Meet the Author: Les Johnson. Hooked on Space Satellites: Why We Now Depend upon Them

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

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… .

Cyber Security

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Matt Osborne of Cyber Huntsville covers the basics and discusses the latest developments in Cyber Security.

Discover Tech Keynote Address: Dr. Neil Lamb

Location: Main Library Auditorium
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.

Friends of the Library: Hertha Heller Forum

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

"Stories Bones Tell" is presented by Dr. Susan K. Smith, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Kennesaw State University.  The Forum is free and the public is invited.

The Huntsville Literary Association Salon features "NewSouth Books"

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

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