Huntsville - Madison County Public Library http://hmcpl.org/rss.xml en Creative Young Minds Art Show http://hmcpl.org/2014/06/creative-young-minds-art-show <p>The Bessie K. Russell Library is accepting art work from kids and teens ages 4 to 18 for the Creative Young Minds Art Show.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/06/creative-young-minds-art-show"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-14312740898.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/06/creative-young-minds-art-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:53:12 +0000 amartin 101496 at http://hmcpl.org The library goes to World War I http://hmcpl.org/2014/06/library-goes-world-war-i <p>This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. The library will look at &quot;the war to end war,&quot; as H.G. Wells dubbed it, through historical documents, films, and television productions.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/06/library-goes-world-war-i"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-14312740738.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/06/library-goes-world-war-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:27:42 +0000 amartin 101495 at http://hmcpl.org Vive le Livre 2014: Joshilyn Jackson http://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.org Starry, starry night of fun http://hmcpl.org/2014/06/starry-starry-night-fun <p>Bring your whole family -- and your telescope, too, if you have one -- to Close Encounters Under the Stars, a family event hosted by the Tillman D. Hill Library in Hazel Green and the Gurley Library. The program will be held at Sharon Johnston Park on Tuesday, July 22, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/06/starry-starry-night-fun"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-14495955471.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/06/starry-starry-night-fun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:52:30 +0000 amartin 101488 at http://hmcpl.org Celebrate the South's music, stories http://hmcpl.org/2014/05/acoustic-memories-celebration-southern-music-and-literature <p>Acclaimed authors Rheta Grimsley Johnson and Frye Gaillard join Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Davis Raines and Nashville singer/songwriter Pamela Jackson for &ldquo;Acoustic Memories: A Celebration of Southern Music and Literature&rdquo; on Tuesday, July 22, from 6 to 8 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="/2014/05/acoustic-memories-celebration-southern-music-and-literature"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-14281661659.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/05/acoustic-memories-celebration-southern-music-and-literature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Author Events Book Lovers Performances Speakers Thu, 29 May 2014 16:44:40 +0000 syoung 101415 at http://hmcpl.org Meet the Author: Mark McCarter http://hmcpl.org/2014/07/meet-author-mark-mccarter <p>Sports columnist Mark McCarter discusses <em>Never a Bad Game &ndash; </em>an inside look at Southern League baseball.&nbsp; Mark takes the reader through the dugout, clubhouses, and buses &ndash; introducing us to the events, teams, players, managers and accomplishments that make up the League&rsquo;s 50-year history.</p> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/07/meet-author-mark-mccarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Author Events Speakers Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:43:31 +0000 syoung 101575 at http://hmcpl.org "Star Wars," Harry Potter fun at Bailey Cove http://hmcpl.org/2014/07/star-wars-harry-potter-fun-bailey-cove <p>The Bailey Cove Library celebrates &quot;Star Wars&quot; and the world of Harry Potter as Summer Reading fun winds down.</p> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/07/star-wars-harry-potter-fun-bailey-cove" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:59:23 +0000 amartin 101572 at http://hmcpl.org Adult Craft Programs http://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.org/adultcrafts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crafts Wed, 07 Nov 2012 19:03:39 +0000 craftadult 98109 at http://hmcpl.org Experience the Modern Quilt Guild http://hmcpl.org/2014/05/modern-quilt-guild-display <p>Gorgeous quilts created by members of the Rocket City Modern Quilt Guild are on view in the Atrium of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library downtown. They&#39;re for sale with 50 percent of the proceeds benefitting the library.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/05/modern-quilt-guild-display"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-14228453456.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/05/modern-quilt-guild-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 19:41:26 +0000 amartin 101338 at http://hmcpl.org Online Driver Education Program http://hmcpl.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> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.org Get ready for fall in the garden http://hmcpl.org/2014/05/harvey-cotten-getting-ready-fall-garden <p>Harvey Cotten discusses lawns, weeds, bugs, pruning, planting, composting with lots of time for questions on Sunday, August 10, at 2 p.m.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/05/harvey-cotten-getting-ready-fall-garden"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-7733352400_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/05/harvey-cotten-getting-ready-fall-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Speakers Thu, 08 May 2014 18:52:26 +0000 syoung 101212 at http://hmcpl.org 4-3-2-1 Leadership with Major General Vincent Boles (Ret) http://hmcpl.org/2014/07/4-3-2-1-leadership-major-general-vincent-boles-ret <p>Retired Major General Vincent E. Boles discusses lessons he learned from leading American men and women into combat and coordinating the nation&rsquo;s ammunition supply.&nbsp; He&rsquo;ll also share his journey to becoming a speaker and author about his own philosophy, &ldquo;4-3-2-1 Leadership.&rdquo;&nbsp; General Boles hasn&rsquo;t just read a book or two on Leadership; it has been his life&rsquo;s work, conducted in the toughest crucibles of national service.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thursday &bull; August 14 &bull; 6:30pm<br /> Main Branch Library<br /> 915 Monroe Street<br /> 532-2362</p> Author Events Speakers Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:12:03 +0000 syoung 101564 at http://hmcpl.org Computer experts to the rescue http://hmcpl.org/2014/07/computer-experts-rescue <p>Need help with your Kindle, iPad, or other type of tablet? Puzzled by a Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint project? Can&#39;t get your email to work? Our Computer Training Center staff can assist you with these and other computer problems during open labs offered every Friday in July from 10 a.m. to noon.</p> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/07/computer-experts-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:13:50 +0000 amartin 101548 at http://hmcpl.org Summer Reading 2014 http://hmcpl.org/2014/04/summer-reading-2014 <p>We&rsquo;re taking a seriously scientific approach to Summer Reading 2014, but there&#39;s still fun for all ages at all 12 library branches. Sign up today for Fizz, Boom, READ! for kids, Spark a Reaction for teens, and Literary Elements for adults.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/04/summer-reading-2014"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-13984189996.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/04/summer-reading-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:29:55 +0000 amartin 101029 at http://hmcpl.org Shelf space just for you http://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.org E-readers for you http://hmcpl.org/2014/02/e-readers-you <p>You want to check out that new e-book at the library, but you don&rsquo;t have an e-reader. No problem. Now you can check out the e-reader, too.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/02/e-readers-you"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-12909307124.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/02/e-readers-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:30:12 +0000 amartin 100714 at http://hmcpl.org Youth Craft Programs http://hmcpl.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="youth_craft_programs" title="youth_craft_programs" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/youthcrafts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crafts Wed, 07 Nov 2012 19:06:25 +0000 craftyouth 98111 at http://hmcpl.org Main concert series moves to Tuesdays http://hmcpl.org/2014/04/main-concert-series-moves-tuesdays <p>Jazz, blues, dancing to big band tunes, and more return to the Atrium of the Main Library downtown for spring and summer 2014. But this year the music plays on Tuesday, not Thursday evenings.</p> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/04/main-concert-series-moves-tuesdays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:53:37 +0000 amartin 100953 at http://hmcpl.org Health Forum: Incontinence http://hmcpl.org/2013/12/health-forum-incontinence <p>Dr. Donald Aulds discusses Incontinence, especially in women.&nbsp; What causes it?&nbsp; How is it treated?&nbsp; Can it be avoided?</p> <p><strong>Tuesday &bull; July 22 &bull; 11-12 Noon</strong><br /> Second Floor Events Room<br /> Main Branch Library</p> <p>For more information, call Sophie Young at 532-2362.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2013/12/health-forum-incontinence"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-11934021406.jpg" alt="healthforum_incontinence" title="healthforum_incontinence" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> Speakers Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:52:00 +0000 syoung 100399 at http://hmcpl.org 6 Tips for Women Who Want to Retire http://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.org