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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.

HMCPL Volunteer Orientation

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Healthy Kids Forum

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Just in time for summer break, health professionals from the Huntsville-Madison County Health Department will tell you all you need to know about childhood immunizations. They will cover other common childhood health concerns as well, and answer your questions.

This program is free and open to the public, but we request that you please RSVP using the form provided below, so we know how many people to expect.

It will take place in the second floor events room of the Main branch. Please contact Luisa at lmorenilla@hmpcl.org with any questions about this program.

This program is part of our Help Yourself to Health Initiative. Please read more about the initiative below.

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Huntsville - Madison County Public Library's “Help Yourself to Health” Initiative

Did you know that people ask more questions about their cell phone plan then they ask their doctor? That’s about to change with Huntsville Madison County Library’s Help Yourself to Health initiative.  This program provides access to valuable health information for the community.  

“Health literacy plays a pivotal role in the lives and well being of our community. It’s important that the Library is there to provide the information.” said Laurel Best, Executive Director of Huntsville Madison County Public Library.

Help Yourself to Health is a year-long project that features special events, educational forums, community outreach programs and access to Medline Plus Health Library, a non commercial information source.  All events and forums are free to the public.

“We want to empower people with health knowledge.” Rosalind Lett, Associate Director of Public Services at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library, commented on the initiative. “So when people talk to their healthcare professionals they can ask the right questions.” Read more about Healthy Kids Forum

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The Healthy Alternative: Facts about alternative medicine

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Dr. Wayne Stephens of Rocket City Chiropractic will give an engaging and fascinating presentation about the facts, myths, and benefits of alternative medicine and “naturopathic” healing. He will arm you with the information you need to make decisions about your own alternative health treatments, and answer any questions you have.

This program is free and open to the public, but we request that you please RSVP using the form provided below, so we know how many people to expect.

 Please contact Luisa at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org with any questions about this program.

This program is part of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's "Help Yourself to Health" Initiative. Please read more about the initiative below.

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Huntsville - Madison County Public Library's “Help Yourself to Health” Initiative

Did you know that people ask more questions about their cell phone plan then they ask their doctor? That’s about to change with Huntsville Madison County Library’s Help Yourself to Health initiative.  This program provides access to valuable health information for the community.  

“Health literacy plays a pivotal role in the lives and well being of our community. It’s important that the Library is there to provide the information.” said Laurel Best, Executive Director of Huntsville Madison County Public Library.

Help Yourself to Health is a year-long project that features special events, educational forums, community outreach programs and access to Medline Plus Health Library, a non commercial information source.  All events and forums are free to the public.

“We want to empower people with health knowledge.” Rosalind Lett, Associate Director of Public Services at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library, commented on the initiative. “So when people talk to their healthcare professionals they can ask the right questions.”

The Help Yourself to Health Initiative has been made possible by a grant from National Library of Medicine. Read more about The Healthy Alternative: Facts about alternative medicine

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Library Foundation Board Meeting

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Repeats every month on the third Monday until Wed Dec 31 2014 .
Monday, May 16, 2011 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, June 20, 2011 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, July 18, 2011 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, September 19, 2011 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, November 21, 2011 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, December 19, 2011 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, January 16, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, February 20, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, March 19, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, April 16, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, May 21, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, June 18, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, July 16, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, August 20, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, December 17, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, February 18, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, August 19, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
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How to do Things!: Take better photos

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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In this session of  "How to do Things!" a (former) professional photojournalist will give a brief presentation featuring advice and techniques for improving your photography. Then we'll open things up for disuccsion. Bring your questions, observations, and an open mind.

Also, please bring a cd/dvd or thumb drive of your own photography for a brief, constructive group critique and discussion of your work, if you'd like.

This session will take place in the second floor events room of the Main branch.

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In the How to do Things! series on the second and fourth Tuesday evening of every month, the instructor will teach the basics of a useful skill, craft or task, and then provide participants with resources or information to further pursue the skill. Find out more by visiting the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's programming and events calendar at http://hmcpl.org/events.

Please contact Luisa at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org if you have questions about this event or other sessions in the How to do Things! series. Read more about How to do Things!: Take better photos

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Bollywood Movie Series

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Repeats every 7 days until Mon Jul 18 2011 except Mon Jul 04 2011.
Monday, June 6, 2011 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Monday, June 13, 2011 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Monday, June 20, 2011 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Monday, July 11, 2011 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Monday, July 18, 2011 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
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Reference & Adult Services will be presenting a free Bollywood Movie Series, June 6-July 18, with the exception of July 4th (we will be closed). Each Monday night we shall show a Bollywood movie. Bollywood is the name given for the Hindi-language film industry, and each of these six films will give the viewer a glimpse of popular Indian views and traditions. Please be aware these movies will be in Hindi, but feature English subtitles that do not take away from the film its self. For more information on which movie titles we will be showing, feel free to come by any library for a flyer promoting the film series. You can also e-mail us at askus@hmcpl.org, or call the Reference desk at: 256-532-5975. Read more about Bollywood Movie Series

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Tech Topics -- QR Codes

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Discover ways to generate free QR codes and how to use them for marketing, informing, advertising, and fundraising.

 

Tech Topics are a regular series of discussions about computing topics. There will be no hands-on work, but you should have basic Internet experience. Class will be held in the second floor Events Room.
  Read more about Tech Topics -- QR Codes

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Tech Topics -- Online Television for Free

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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Did you know you can watch many of your favorite programs on your computer for free? In this discussion, we'll talk about some of the places to find television programming and how to find more.

 

Tech Topisc are a regular series of discussions about computing topics. There will be no hands-on work, but you should have basic Internet experience. Class will be held in the second floor Events Room.
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How to do Things!: Make a Garden Friend

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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In this session of "How to do Things!" we will learn how to paint our own cheerful garden accent in just an hour. You may follow our designs for a turtle, bee or ladybug statue - or dream up a creation of your own. Garden friends can be used in a border to perk up your concrete edging, or stand alone as an accent in your flower bed.

This class will take place in the second floor events room of our Main branch, from 6:30-8 pm. All supplies are provided by the library. It is free and open to the public, but small donations are requested, to help us cover the cost of supplies.

Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting some paint on, and an apron if you have one.

Registration is required. This cass is limited to 18 participants, due to limited supplies. Please register using the form provided below.

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In the How to do Things! series on the second and fourth Tuesday evening of every month, the instructor will teach the basics of a useful skill, craft or task, and then provide participants with resources or information to further pursue the skill. Find out more by visiting the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's programming and events calendar at http://hmcpl.org/events.

Please contact Luisa at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org if you have questions about this event or other sessions in the How to do Things! series. Read more about How to do Things!: Make a Garden Friend

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"Pride and Passion" lecture by author Larry Lester

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Larry Lester, co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and author of several books on the Negro Leagues, will touch briefly, but distinctly, on each of the six historical panels from 1860 to present day. He will dedicate a substantial portion of the program to answering questions, and will be selling and signing his books at this event.

This program will take place in the second floor events room of our Main branch. It is free and open to the public.

This program is presented in conjuction with the "Pride and Passion: African American Baseball Experience" exhibit on display in the atrium of our Main branch until April 29. Please read more about the exhibit below.

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The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is one of only 25 libraries in the United States selected to host the traveling exhibition, which was organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, Chicago. 

Based upon original documents, photos and artifacts in the collections of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and other institutions across the United States, the exhibition examines the remarkable story of how African-American baseball players in the late 19th century, shut out of major league baseball, formed their own professional leagues and barnstormed around the country, playing an exciting style of fast-running and power-hitting baseball that attracted huge audiences. Negro league players such as Rube Foster, Josh Gibson, Oscar Charleston, James “Cool Papa” Bell and Satchel Paige became famous, and black teams such as the Chicago American Giants, Kansas City Monarchs, St. Louis Stars, Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays were a focus of pride for the African-American community. The exhibition also looks at the career of Jackie Robinson, who broke the 20th-century color barrier in baseball and led the way to integrated teams in the 1950s.

The “Pride and Passion” traveling exhibition is made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life.  The traveling exhibition is based upon a permanent exhibition on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.  For more information, please visit http://web.baseballhalloffame.org/index.jsp

Please contact Luisa at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org if you have questions. Read more about "Pride and Passion" lecture by author Larry Lester

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