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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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Meet the Author: Jeff Norrell

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Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Award-winning historian Robert J. Norrell talks about his first fiction book, Eden Rise.

This critically acclaimed novel depicts a young man embroiled in a civil-rights conflict that divides his family, his town, and his own identity.

William Heath, author of The Children Bob Moses Led, and historian Dan T. Carter both call Eden Rise “gripping.”  Allen Wier, author of Tehano, remarks on Norrell’s “keen sense of place and the nuances of character” and calls the tale “realistic and haunting.”

Jeff's 2009 biography, Up from History: the Life of Booker T. Washington, was received with national praise.  His Reaping the Whirlwind: The Civil Rights Movement in Tuskegee won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 1986. Read more about Meet the Author: Jeff Norrell

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Friends of the Library 25 cent sale

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Friends of the Library 25 cent sale

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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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A Virtual Field Trip to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Join us for a very special event for African American History month. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is sending instructors to Huntsville to conduct a "Virtual Field Trip" to the Institute! They'll talk about the events that happened in Birmingham in 1963 (in a child friendly way, of course), tell you about the BCRI, and help the kids play a Tug of War object lesson about equality.  This Virtual Field Trip is perfect for homeschooling families with kids in grades K-5. Read more about A Virtual Field Trip to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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Love in the Library Valentine Fair

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Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Love in the Library Valentine Fair

Saturday, January 26, 2013

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

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Get in the Valentine's spirit with this festival of love! This free event includes music, giveaways, and demonstrations by chocolatiers, florists, paper craft artists, and gift-basket designers. Romance writers will read essays, meet readers, and sell and sign books. No registration is required.

 

Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or askus@hmcpl.org.

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S2SB2B: Kimberla Lawson Roby

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Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club with host an author event featuring bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby. This event will be at the Main Library on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 2:00pm in the auditorium. 

Mrs. Roby will talk about her latest book she has coming out “Perfect Marriage” which goes on sale January 8, 2013. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and book signing. Book signing and lite reception will be held after book discussion.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online at the HMCPL Store, or at the Main Library, 915 Monroe St., and the Showers Center Public Library, 4600 Blue Spring Road. Call 256-851-7492 for more information. Read more about S2SB2B: Kimberla Lawson Roby

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Harvey Cotten: Getting Ready for Spring

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Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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New and exciting plants in the garden centers • Soil amending • Tilling • Pre-emergents • Lawns • Vegetable gardens … and lots of time for Q&A. Read more about Harvey Cotten: Getting Ready for Spring

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Virtual Field Trip: Favorite Series Authors' on Heroes, Scamps, and Sidekicks

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Join Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver (authors of the Hank Zipzer books) as they host a panel of our favorite series authors!  You'll meet R.L. Stine (Goosebumps), Kathryn Lasky (Guardians of Ga'hoole), Jim Benton (Dear Dumb Diary) and Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants).  They'll discuss what it's like to be an author and what makes their stories and characters come to life.  Recommended for Grades 2-5. Read more about Virtual Field Trip: Favorite Series Authors' on Heroes, Scamps, and Sidekicks

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Virtual Field Trip: A Virtual Tour of Antarctica

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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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 version of the Virtual Field trip is a special edition of our Super Duper Science Club! Read more about Virtual Field Trip: A Virtual Tour of Antarctica

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Virtual Field Trip: A Virtual Tour of Antarctica

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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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. Read more about Virtual Field Trip: A Virtual Tour of Antarctica

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