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Second Floor Meeting Room

The second floor meeting room is open only for library-sponsored events. It is not available for reservation by the public, unlike our other meeting rooms.

NaNoWriMo Challenge

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Monday, November 3, 2014 - 6:00pm
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The NaNoWriMo challenge: write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days during November, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  Think you’re up for it?  Get more details about NaNoWriMo by visiting http://www.nanowrimo.org.

Teen writers: set your own word count goals!  For more information, visit http://ywp.nanowrimo.org.

Write-ins.  Join fellow NaNoWriMo writers for weekly novel-writing sessions.  All writers are welcome.  Writers under the age of 16 have relaxed word count rules, but must be accompanied by a parent or other older family member.  Bring your preferred writing tools, including surge protectors for laptops and other electronic writing gear.

This content has not been reviewed by National Novel Writing Month.

* Mondays, November 3, 17, 28, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM *

Main Library, Second Floor Events Room

For details, contact Chris Daniels 256-532-5967 Read more about NaNoWriMo Challenge

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How to Do Things: Self-defense

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:30pm
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Self-Defense Workshop with Alexander’s Martial Arts

Geared towards adults, but teens are welcome!  Instructor Ashley Koenig shows:

•  How to avoid dangerous situations

•  Physical self-defense techniques

•  Practice strikes with pads

Admission is free.

* Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:30 PM -8:00 PM*

Main Branch Library, Second Floor Events Room

For more information, contact Chris Daniels at 256-532-5967.

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Health Forum: Cholesterol

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:00am
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Do you have questions about your cholesterol medication?

What exactly is cholesterol? Why is it so important? How do we manage it?

Gregg Knowles, PharmD. and Huntsville Hospital Pharmacy Clinical Specialist, discusses some of the answers.

*Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 11:00 AM - Noon*

Main Library, Second Floor Events Room

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Secrets to Success in Country Music

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 6:30pm
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Father Gabriel Farago is a Nashville record producer and published author of Secrets to Success in County Music.  He shares 35 years of hands-on music industry experience in the country music industry in this informative and entertaining program for "all age" area hopefuls.  Although geared toward country music, Father Gabriel's presentation addresses all genres/styles of music.

* Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM * Main Library, Second Floor Events Room

This program is free and open to the public.

For details contact Chris Daniels 256-532-5967 Read more about Secrets to Success in Country Music

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October Fright Night Movies

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 6:00pm
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October Fright Night Movies

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
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How to Do Things: Arm Knitting

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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This program is full.  Registrations are no longer being accepted.

Call Chris Daniels for details, 532-5993.
Maximum class size (ages 14+):  12.
Leader:  Crystal Kitchens, member of Huntsville Fiber Guild

 

Learn to knit a scarf with your arms.  Don't bring your knitting needles! 

Learn how to cast on, how to make the knit stitch, and how to cast off. 

Bring one skein of extra bulky (code 6) yarn (Homespun Thick and Quick is one brand) or

two skeins of bulky (code 5) yarn.  No knitting experience is required.

 

 For information about Huntsville Fiber Guild,

visit http://sites.google.com/site/hsvfiber/

or email HsvFiber@gmail.com

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How to Do Things: Apply Chinese Calligraphy into Watercolor Paintings

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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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.

Tuesday * August 26 * 6:30-8pm
Second floor events room* Main Branch Library
915 Monroe Street.

For details, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about How to Do Things: Apply Chinese Calligraphy into Watercolor Paintings

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

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Part 1 of our 3-part program series about feng shui.  For more information, visit go.hmcpl.org/fengshui2014.

This workshop consists of three parts:

  • What chi energy is and what it tends to do within a home
  • Why some energy is considered to be harsh and how to counter it
  • How to locate the powerful spots within a room.

Feng shui master Clear Englebert explains the different kinds of feng shui, the basic dynamics of chi energy flow, and how to apply the principles in your home.  He’ll show how to maximize chi’s beneficial flow and retain it to circulate within. Emphasis is placed on areas where a person spends the most time, such as the bed, desk, or lounge chair.  Clear discusses the importance of doors and windows, as well as the effect of clutter and how to eliminate it.  Common interior features such as open beams, ceiling fans, and sharp right corners can affect the energy in a room.  Clear covers furniture selection and placement, as well as handling tight, crowded situations.  Other topics include inviting harmony, prosperity, and health with this ancient Chinese system of placement.  He’ll put feng shui principles in everyday language, so that anyone can understand, and he’ll explain the solutions to each problem.  Clear offers feng shui changes that can be done within any decorating style.

Clear will be happy to sign books after his talk.  Books are available through pre-order at Barnes & Noble Bridge Street.  For more information, call 327-8700.

 

About Clear Englebert

Clear Englebert is an Alabama native.  In 1971, at age 19, he opened his first Huntsville bookstore, A Good Book Store, in Five Points.  In 1978, he founded Books as Seeds, and in 1989, Opening Books (a 501c3 library and gift shop).  He managed at Green Apple Books, San Francisco’s largest independent bookstore, and at Pearly Gates Natural Foods in Huntsville. With decades of experience in retail visual merchandizing, Clear began a career as a residential interior consultant in Hawaii in 1994.  His feng shui practice began there in 1995, and blossomed when he moved to San Francisco in 1996.  He emphasizes common sense in his approach to feng shui, avoiding consumerism and superstition.  A recognized feng shui expert, he has appeared on television, radio, and in the print media.  He has written five highly-acclaimed books on feng shui, the first published in 2000.  His books are: Feng Shui Demystified, Bedroom Feng Shui, Feng Shui for Hawaii, Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens, and most recently Feng Shui for Retail Stores.  Clear’s books are available in four languages.  For more information, visit fungshway.com. Read more about How to Do Things. Feng Shui: The Flow of Chi Energy within the Home

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Health Forum: Hemorrhoids

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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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.

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