What is happiness? Is it possible to truly attain? And if so, how?
These are questions we will be examining from two unique perspectives, in a special two-part lecture series just in time for the holidays.
In the first installment on Sunday, November 21, Dr. Gitendra Uswatte from the University of Alabama, Birmingham will present fascinating insights from the field of psychology, about how we perceive and experience happiness.
On Thursday, December 16, Dr. Erik Angner from the University of Alabama, Birmingham will speak about what great philosophical thinkers can teach us about the nature of happiness, and people's constant struggle to attain it.
Both events will take place in the second floor events room of the Main branch.
These events are free, and open to the public. Please contact Luisa at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about these events.
Diabetes affects millions of Americans, young and old, rich and poor, of all different races.
In observation of National Diabetes Month in November, the Help Yourself to Health Initiative is sponsoring a diabetes forum with a health professional from Huntsville Hospital who address topics including: What is Diabetes? How is it diagnosed? How can you prevent it? And what can be done to treat it?
We will also have an interactive session with exercise and nutrition tips, including healthy ideas for holiday meals. We will review diabetes-related resources available online and in the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.
This event will take place in the second floor events room of the Main branch.
If the changing leaves and cooler weather have you dreaming of cozy scarves and sweaters, we have the perfect class for you! Learn basic stitches and knitting techniques that will set the foundation for a practical money-saving skill, as well as a creative and rewarding new hobby!
Please bring your favorite yarn and knitting needles, if you can. Light-colored yarn and size 8 knitting needles are recommended. A limited amount of supplies will be available to class participants.
This class is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
This class will take place in the second floor events room of the Main branch.
November is National Novel Writing Month, and The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is proud to be the official "write-in" location for local aspiring authors particpating in this unique, nation-wide annual event, which is sponsored by the nonprofit organization, The Office of Letters and Light.
Please learn more about the month-long event at http://www.nanowrimo.org and join us each Monday in November (except the 1st) from 6 to 9 pm in the Second Floor Events Room of the Main branch.
All you need is your laptop and a little inspiration. Coffee, cookies, and great company will be provided.