Main Library

"Murder at Main" Book Group

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

"Murder at Main" Book Group

Acoustic Memories: A Celebration of Southern Music and Literature

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Music, readings, and musings by:

  • Rheta Grimsley Johnson
  • Frye Gaillard
  • Pamela Jackson

Tuesday• July 22 • 6pm
Main Branch Library
915 Monroe Street
For details, call Sophie Young at 532-2362.

Free and open to the public

How to Do Things: Apply Chinese Calligraphy into Watercolor Paintings

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm


****UPDATE: This class is now full, and registration has closed.  Thank you for your interest!

Supplies fee $5, required at pre-registration, before August 14.
Class size: 12, ages 16+.

Classically trained Chinese watercolor artist Caroline Wang shows how to incorporporate Chinese calligraphy into watercolor paintings and apply it into many art forms.  Especially recommended for students with at least basic watercolor background, although all are welcome.  All supplies will be included.

How to Do Things. Feng Shui: The Flow of Chi Energy within the Home

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Part 1 of our 3-part program series about feng shui.  For more information, visit

This workshop consists of three parts:

LEGO Extravaganza

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 4:30pm

Tennessee Valley LEGO® Club
2014 Summer Extravaganza

Back and better than ever!

All-new displays of original LEGO® creations by TNVLC club members, with working trains and towns, plus bingo, door prizes, and a stay-and-play area with lots of LEGO® bricks for our younger visitors.

*** Special door prizes donated by The LEGO® Company ***

Health Forum: Hemorrhoids

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Dr. Jason Kinzel of the Digestive Disease Center talks about issues and treatments.

Tuesday * May 20 * 11-12 Noon
Main Library * Second Floor Events Room
For more information, contact Sophie Young at 532-2362.


How to Do Things: Electronics: More Basic Arduino Projects

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

What is Arduino?  A single board computer that makes learning electronics fun. 

Electronics and Robotics Instructor Don Wilcher is the author of Make: Basic Arduino Projects: 26 Experiments with Microcontrollers and Electronics.  He’ll introduce this DIY how-to book and give an easy-to-digest taste of the world of electronics engineering.

**$3 lab fee, required at registration.
Class size: 16 participants.

Tuesday * May 20 * 6:30-8pm
2nd Floor Events  Room
Main Branch Library

Harvey Cotten: Getting Ready for Fall in the Garden

Location: Main Library
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Lawns, weeds, bugs, pruning, planting, composting...and lots of time for Q&A

*****Please note: this event has been moved to the Second Floor Events Room*****

Board Game Night

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pmWednesday, May 21, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pmWednesday, May 28, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pmWednesday, June 4, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pmWednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pmWednesday, June 18, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pmWednesday, June 25, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pmWednesday, July 2, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pmWednesday, July 9, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pmWednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pmWednesday, July 23, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pmWednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pmWednesday, August 6, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pmWednesday, August 13, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pmWednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pmWednesday, August 27, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a weekly board game night at the Main Library. You can bring friends (or make new ones) and bring your own games (or play ours!) We have a variety of adult board and card games available.

Basic Genealogy

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Join us in this beginning class and learn how to research your family history. Contact Dorcas Raunich at draunich [at] hmcpl [dot] org for more information.

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