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.

How to do Things!: Salsa Dancing

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join us for this fun, introduction to Salsa dancing class! Greg & Quinta Stargell will teach us basic salsa steps and technique, to set the foundation for an exciting new hobby that can improve your physical health as well as your social life.

Please wear comfortable clothes and if possible slick bottom shoes since we'll be dancing on carpet. Bring your favorite dance partner, or stag it.  We'll all be rotating partners so no one will dance alone. The only thing you need to bring is a smile!

Tech Topic -- Telephone on your computer

Location: Main Library
Date: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

You've probably heard that you can use your computer to make telephone calls. Did you know you can do it for free? And that your free call can also be in video?

Join us for a free, one-hour discussion of using your computer like a telephone. There is no hands-on computer work, so you are welcome to come as long as you have a basic understanding of the Internet.

Please contact us at (256) 532-2356 with any questions. No registration is required.

 

Tech Topic -- Cloud Computing

Location: Main Library
Date: Friday, April 1, 2011 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Have you ever watched those commercials on TV and wondered what "the cloud" is that everyone keeps going to?

This free one-hour discussion will introduce you to "the cloud", what it is, and what impact it is having on computing. There will be no hands-on computer instruction, so you are welcome to attend as long as you have some basic understanding of the Internet.

Please contact us at (256) 532-2356 with any questions. No registration is required.

 

A Personal Story of My Life During the 1950s (Life Story Presentations)

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, April 25, 2011 - 10:45am - 12:15pm

Community Wide Read - LearningQUEST Series

  • The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Life in the 1950s
  • April 25 Life Story Presentations (10:45-12:15) in 2nd Floor Events Room
  • Presenters: Various (TBA- from community stories written and submitted about life in the 50s)

Title: A Personal Story of My Life During the 1950s

Hear personal stories about life in the 50s.

Click here to view the program flyer.

“A View from across the River”

Location: Main Library
Date: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Anissa Graham, a native of Columbus, GA, will discuss how Phenix City was and is viewed by those who live across the Chattahoochee River.  The presentation will focus on the symbiotic relationship of the two towns, from the 1950s to the present.  “Up from The Ashes,” the documentary about Phenix City will also be shown.

Tracing the Tragedy & Triumph of Phenix City (Lunch & Learn)

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Community Wide Read - LearningQUEST Series 

The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Life in the 1950’s 

 

April 11 Lunch & Learn(noon-1PM) – bring a brown bag lunch – held in the Main Library’s second floor meeting room

Presenter: Ruth Coulter Bentley

Title: Ruth Coulter Bentley – Tracing the Tragedy & Triumph of Phenix City

Spanish Language Book Discussion: Wicked City

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This event is part of the Community Wide Read. Learn more at http://hmcpl.org/wickedcity

Chinese Language Book Discussion: Wicked City

Location: Main Library
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for a Community Wide Read bood discussion.

 

Wicked City Movie: "Up From the Ashes"

Location: Main Library
Date: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

In celebration of "Madison County Reads: Wicked City by Ace Atkins," the Reference & Adult Services Department will screen "Up From the Ashes: The Rebirth of Phenix City," the documentary which reveals the changes in Phenix City, Alabama, since the tumultuous 1950s. Professor Anissa Graham will follow the 30 minute documentary with a presentation entitled, "A View from Across the River." Graham, a native of Columbus, Georgia, will discuss how Phenix City was and is viewed by those who live across the Chattahoochee River.

Wicked City Movie: "Walking Tall"

Location: Second Floor Meeting Room
Date: Friday, April 29, 2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

In celebration of "Madison County Reads: Wicked City by Ace Atkins," the Reference & Adult Services Department will screen "Walking Tall," the 1973 film which follows the criminals rousted from Phenix City, Alabama. Bring your lunch. Drinks will be provided. The movie will be screened in the Second Floor Events Room at the Downtown Library at 915 Monroe Street.

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