Bring your family and friends to Family Fun Night at the Main Branch of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library!
The FREE after-hours program is Friday, April 11, from 6pm-9pm.
There will be a family friendly movie playing in the auditorium (7pm-9pm), camp fire story time with puppets and crafts for kids in the Youth Services area (6pm-7pm), and board games for all ages. Attendees are welcome to bring their own board games to share with new friends.
The Food Fighters Bustaurant food bus will be onsite for meal purchases.
To attend Family Fun Night, please bring a RSVP ticket for entrance into the building. Tickets are acessible online at http://tinyurl.com/hmcplfun. Each family will only need one ticket to enter.
New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa's very first book that she "found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar"; later People Magazine raved that "romance writing does not get much better than this." Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best-seller lists. After being a finalist for a RITA—the top award in the genre of romance fiction awarded by the Romance Writers of America—over ten times, she won in 2013. Read more about Cupid's Café: Eloisa James
New York Times #1 best-selling author Greg Iles discusses his newest novel, Natchez Burning -- due to release on April 29.
Natchez Burning is the first installment in an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage.
See Greg's quick talk about the upcoming book and his connection to the South here.
Tuesday · May 6 · 6:30pm
Main Branch Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street
Join Youth Services and our puppet friend Albie the Scientist for a science-themed puppet show that’s out of this world! Robots, critters, inventors and more! There will also be a special Earth Day sing-along surprise! Read more about Spectacular Science Puppet Show!
USA Today bestselling author of the Cupcake Club Romance series (and brand new Bachelors of Blueberry Cove series!), DONNA KAUFFMAN has seen her books reviewed in venues ranging from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal to Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan. She lives just outside of DC in the lovely Virginia countryside. Read more about Cupid's Café: Donna Kauffman
Dr. Martin C. Weisskopf gives an insider’s look at NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, the world’s most powerful X-ray telescope. He’ll discuss Chandra’s mission and the fascinating science behind X-ray telescopy.
Dr. Weisskopf is a project scientist for Chandra and Chief Scientist for X-ray Astronomy at Marshall Space Flight Center. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including NASA Medals for Exceptional Service in 1992 and for Scientific Achievement in 1999. He was elected in 1994 as a Fellow of the American Physical Society, which cited his "pioneering work in X-ray polarimetry and time variability studies of cosmic X-ray sources, and his insightful leadership as Project Scientist for the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility." In 2006, he received the George W. Goddard Award for scientific contributions to NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Read more about Amazing Science with a Great Observatory: The Chandra X-ray Observatory
Doug Horacek, home professional astronomer for the Von Braun Astronomical Society Imaging Team, discusses the team’s astrophotography work. Camera light capturing capability sees more than the eye, so photography is the way to really see space. Doug explains how astrophotography works and reveals some of the team’s projects, including Orion and nearby deep space objects.
This program is part of a 4-week companion series to the NASA Here, There, and Everywhere exhibit on display at the Main Branch Library.