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Bond…James Bond: The Connery Years - Dr. No

The adaptation of the James Bond books by Ian Fleming in the 1960’s spawned a franchise (and adventure-seeking fantasy for spy lovers everywhere) that has continued to this day. We will view the first four films of the series with the actor that invented the character on film, Sean Connery, at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

Dr. No (1962) Sean Connery, with Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman.  James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a British agent. The trail leads him to the underground base of the diabolical Dr. No, who is plotting to disrupt an early American manned space launch with a radio beam weapon.

All films will be shown in the second floor events of the Main Library at 6:00 PM.

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


First Stop in Helping the Homeless

Tashaunda Weeks, director of First Stop, discusses the agency's mission and history of helping the homeless on Thursday, September 19, at noon in the second floor Events Room at the Main Library.


She will talk about the four tiers of First Stop's program (services provided) and ways that the community can help.


First Stop is a non-profit agency located in Huntsville whose mission is to provide a basic set of services to homeless people in Huntsville and Madison County. First Stop does not duplicate county services available from other agencies, but works with those agencies to fill gaps that exist in services.


Tashaunda Weeks has been employed with First Stop for six years and has been the director for one year. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Personal Administration. She has worked in the social service field for over 12 years.


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


Social Media — Taking it to the Next Level

Learn how to engage your audience using such social media platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram on Thursday, August 15, at noon at the Main Library.

Stephenie Walker, co-owner and editor at Rocket City Mom, the No. 1 online parenting resource in Huntsville-Madison County, will lead the program.This presentation will be customized for nonprofits with limited resources who already have a current basic knowledge of at least Facebook. You'll learn tips and tricks that will make your life much easier, and your organization's social media presence much stronger.


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Main Library

Second Floor Events Room

Noon to 1 p.m.



Welcome educators!

The Reference & Adult Services Department at the Main Library will host an open house for elementary, middle and high school teachers and librarians as well as home-school educators on Tuesday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Activities will include a refresher course on the Alabama Virtual Library, an introduction to the wide variety of online resources offered by the Library, and tours of the Library and its print resources. Educators are encouraged to drop by and take any or all of the classes that will be offered on an ongoing basis during the open house.

For more information, call 256-532-5975.


Bollywood Film Series

Bollywood Film Series

Each Wednesday Evening 6/5-7/10

Film Begins at 5:30 p.m.

Second Floor Meeting Room at Main

Join us each Wednesday evening for our Bollywood Film Series where we showcase a variety of Indian films including romantic comedies, superhero films, and action/thrillers. Each movie is in Hindi with English subtitles. For more information call the Reference Desk at: (256) 532-5975 or e-mail us, askus [at] hmcpl [dot] org

Non-profit Webinar: Introduction to Finding Funders

Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool.

This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your nonprofit organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and PubHub reports.

Note: The webinar assumes no previous experience with Foundation Directory Online Professional.

Coffee and water will be provided. For questions, please contact Brian Bess at 256-532-5975.

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