Huntsville - Madison County Public Library http://huntsvillereads.org/rss.xml en Get into the swing of things http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/03/tuesday-evening-concerts <p>Twickenham Jazz &amp; Swing performs at the next Tuesday Evening Concerts @ the Library program on September 2 at 6 p.m. in the Atrium of the Downtown Huntsville Branch.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/03/tuesday-evening-concerts"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-6306855674_11.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/03/tuesday-evening-concerts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Performances Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:20:45 +0000 amartin 100902 at http://huntsvillereads.org Vive le Livre 2014: Joshilyn Jackson http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/07/vive-le-livre-2014-joshilyn-jackson <p>Joshilyn Jackson, bestselling author of &ldquo;Gods in Alabama,&rdquo; &ldquo;Backseat Saints&rdquo; and more, is the guest speaker for Vive le Livre 2014, the Huntsville Library Foundation&rsquo;s annual fundraiser to support the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/07/vive-le-livre-2014-joshilyn-jackson"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/07/vive-le-livre-2014-joshilyn-jackson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Author Events Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:55:15 +0000 amartin 101539 at http://huntsvillereads.org Meet the Author: Courtney Miller Santo http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/08/meet-author-courtney-miller-santo <p>International best-selling author Courtney Miller Santo discusses her new novel, &quot;Three Story House,&quot; on Sunday, September 7, at 2 p.m. at the Downtown Huntsville Library.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/08/meet-author-courtney-miller-santo"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/08/meet-author-courtney-miller-santo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Author Events Speakers Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:03:51 +0000 syoung 101655 at http://huntsvillereads.org Irish dancing for fun and fitness http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/08/irish-dancing-class <p>Fitness Arts Center presents a free Irish dance class for ages 6 and older on Saturday, September 20, at 10 a.m. at the Madison Public Library.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/08/irish-dancing-class"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/08/irish-dancing-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music Kids @ HMCPL Teens @ HMCPL Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:24:30 +0000 madison 101695 at http://huntsvillereads.org Meet the Author: Robert McCammon. NaNoWriMo 101 http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/08/meet-author-robert-mccammon-nanowrimo-101 <p>Internationally acclaimed author Robert McCammon discusses the inspiration and process behind his award-winning works, such as &quot;Boy&#39;s Life,&quot; &quot;Swan Song,&quot; and &quot;The Wolf&#39;s Hour,&quot; on Thursday, October 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. during our National Novel Writing Month kick-off event at the Downtown Huntsville Library.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/08/meet-author-robert-mccammon-nanowrimo-101"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/08/meet-author-robert-mccammon-nanowrimo-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Author Events Speakers Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:47:39 +0000 syoung 101684 at http://huntsvillereads.org Murder at Main returns to The Wine Cellar http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/05/toast-murder <p>The Murder at Main Mystery Book Club heads to The Wine Cellar, 2304 Whitesburg Drive, on Thursday, September 18, at 5:30 p.m. The group will discuss novels by Ellen Crosby.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/05/toast-murder"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-14189579401.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/05/toast-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 16:38:32 +0000 amartin 101295 at http://huntsvillereads.org Adult Craft Programs http://huntsvillereads.org/adultcrafts <p>From wearable art to romantic expressions, you&#39;ll find lots to love in our&nbsp;crafting classes for adults.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/adultcrafts"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-8191709264.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://huntsvillereads.org/adultcrafts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crafts Wed, 07 Nov 2012 19:03:39 +0000 craftadult 98109 at http://huntsvillereads.org Shelf space just for you http://huntsvillereads.org/2013/09/shelf-space-just-you <p>Care to help us keep our books in order &ndash; plus our CDs, DVDs, etc? We&rsquo;re launching a new volunteer program, Adopt-a-Shelf, aimed at keeping our materials in top display shape for our patrons.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2013/09/shelf-space-just-you"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-9731306351.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://huntsvillereads.org/2013/09/shelf-space-just-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:14:15 +0000 amartin 99825 at http://huntsvillereads.org Online Driver Education Program http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/07/online-driver-education-program <p>Got your driver&rsquo;s license? No, then check out this free online resource to study for your driving permit or review Alabama&rsquo;s traffic laws and regulations.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/07/online-driver-education-program"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/07/online-driver-education-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:21:27 +0000 cdaniels 101562 at http://huntsvillereads.org Youth Craft Programs http://huntsvillereads.org/youthcrafts <p>Check out our crafting events for children and teens at our branches.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/youthcrafts"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-8191709282.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://huntsvillereads.org/youthcrafts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crafts Wed, 07 Nov 2012 19:06:25 +0000 craftyouth 98111 at http://huntsvillereads.org Artist's view of Fort Book http://huntsvillereads.org/2013/10/artists-view-fort-book <p>Local artist Cynthia Massey Parsons loves the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library so much that she&#39;s&nbsp;expressed her feelings through her art.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2013/10/artists-view-fort-book"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-10351397246.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://huntsvillereads.org/2013/10/artists-view-fort-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:07:53 +0000 amartin 100029 at http://huntsvillereads.org Health Forum: Fall Prevention/Balance http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/02/health-forum-fall-preventionbalance <p>Do you worry about falling?&nbsp; Finding it difficult to keep your balance sometimes?&nbsp; Pamela Brown, Exercise Physiologist at Huntsville Wellness Center, talks about balance -- how your body maintains balance, why it gets tougher as you get older, and ways to help keep your balance.</p> <p><strong>Tuesday * September 23 * 11-12 Noon</strong><br /> Second Floor Events Room<br /> Main Branch Library<br /> 915 Monroe Street * Huntsville</p> <p>For more information, contact Sophie Young at 532-2362.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/02/health-forum-fall-preventionbalance"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-12295496114.jpg" alt="Fall Prevention/ Balance" title="Fall Prevention/ Balance" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> Speakers Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:26:39 +0000 syoung 100612 at http://huntsvillereads.org Health Forum: Fall Prevention/Balance http://huntsvillereads.org/2014/02/health-forum-fall-preventionbalance-0 <p>Do you worry about falling?&nbsp; Finding it difficult to keep your balance sometimes?</p> <p>Pamela Brown, Exercise Physiologist at Huntsville Wellness Center, talks about balance -- how your body maintains balance, why it gets tougher as you get older, and ways to help keep your balance.</p> <p>Tuesday * September 23 * 11-12 Noon<br /> Second Floor Events Room<br /> Main Branch Library</p> <p>For more information, contact Sophie Young at 532-2362.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/02/health-forum-fall-preventionbalance-0"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-12295496114_0.jpg" alt="Fall Prevention/ Balance" title="Fall Prevention/ Balance" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> Speakers Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:35:02 +0000 syoung 100630 at http://huntsvillereads.org 6 Tips for Women Who Want to Retire http://huntsvillereads.org/2013/11/6-tips-women-who-want-retire <p>For many women, retirement isn&#39;t the relaxing haven it&#39;s cracked up to be. Because women earn less over their lifetime than men, they tend to have less saved. Women also live longer than men, which means their savings needs&nbsp;to stretch longer. According to a 2012 Government Accountability Office report, 12 percent of women age 65 and older are living in poverty, compared with only 7 percent of men. For divorced and widowed women in the same age group, the poverty rate is higher, at 21 and 15 percent, respectively.</p> <p><a href="http://huntsvillereads.org/2013/11/6-tips-women-who-want-retire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mind your Money Mind Your Money Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:43:04 +0000 vgreen 100263 at http://huntsvillereads.org