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.

Write Right Lunch and Learn: Self Publishing 101

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Learn the nitty gritty of self-publishing, the hurdles and the possibilities of this growing trend.

 

Linda Winstead Jones is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 70 romance novels and novellas. After twenty years in the publishing business, she's both traditionally and self-published--what's called a "hybrid" author. Linda lives in Huntsville with her husband of 42 years.

Coffee and water will be provided.

For questions, contact the Reference Desk at 256-532-5975.

Who Was William Shakespeare?

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

 The Main Library will be hosting Dr. Jeff Nelson of UAHuntsville for the talk "Who Was William Shakespeare?" in the 2nd floor events room. We will also be serving cake and tea to honor Shakespeare's 450th birthday. Come join the celebration!

Small Business Lunch and Learn

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wendy Reeves, CEO of Wynsum Communications, will share social media
strategies for promoting your message. She has more than 20 years'
experience as a communications specialist, including a decade as a reporter
for The Huntsville Times.

33rd Black Maria Film and Video Festival Tour - Program 2

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:45pm

The Library proudly presents a diverse lineup of short films from the acclaimed Black Maria Film and Video Festival — all appropriate for teens and adults.  Join us for two programs, with Q&A and a brief intermission.  These exceptional works range from comedy to drama and are the heart and soul of the festival.

Both programs are Free of Charge and open to the public
For more information, call Sophie Young at 532-2362

33rd Black Maria Film and Video Festival Tour - Program 1

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:15pm

The Library proudly presents a diverse lineup of short films from the acclaimed Black Maria Film and Video Festival — all appropriate for teens and adults.  Join us for two programs, with Q&A and a brief intermission.  These exceptional works range from comedy to drama and are the heart and soul of the festival.

Both programs are Free of Charge and open to the public
For more information, call Sophie Young at 532-2362

Our Ancestors and Their Weather Woes

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 6:30pm

A Powerpoint presentation by NOAA personnel on historical weather events as it related to ancestors in the North Alabama and South Central Tennessee regions.

Meet the Author: Greg Iles

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

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.

Health Forum: Hospice Care

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Lee Shaw of Hospice Family Care discusses the process and issues involved in end-of-life care.

Tuesday • March 25 • 11-12 Noon
Second Floor Events Room
Main Branch Library

For more information, call Sophie Young at 532-2362.

 

Amazing Science with a Great Observatory: The Chandra X-ray Observatory

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

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.

Capturing Deep Space: Astrophotography

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

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.

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