Huntsville - Madison County Public Library http://hmcpl.org/rss.xml en Teen Book Club at Madison http://hmcpl.org/2014/04/teen-book-club-madison <p>The Madison Public Library&#39;s Teen Book Club will meet Thursday, April 17th, at 5:00 to discuss this month&#39;s chosen book... <u>The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate</u>, by Jacqueline Kelly. Join us in the YA room to discuss Calpurnia&#39;s summer adventures, her scientific discoveries with her grandpa, and her exploits in the Texas Summer Heat.</p> <p>Next month&#39;s book... Wonder, R. J. Palacio</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://disquietblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/evolution-of-calpurnia-tate-0619091.jpg" style="height:474px; width:300px" /></p> Book Club Meetings Teens @ HMCPL Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:38:46 +0000 madison 101009 at http://hmcpl.org Celebrate the Bard with us http://hmcpl.org/2014/02/read-shakespeare-us <p>Our annual Community Read program focuses on William Shakespeare and his works throughout the month of April. All branches will host events centered on this theme. We&rsquo;ll also offer a series of special presentations and speakers.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/02/read-shakespeare-us"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-12842319794.jpg" alt="commread14shakespeare" title="commread14shakespeare" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/02/read-shakespeare-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:15:34 +0000 amartin 100712 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 Author will discuss new thriller http://hmcpl.org/2014/04/local-author-eric-herbert-visit-madison-library <p>Local author Eric W. Herbert will talk about his new novel, <em>Butcher&#39;s Bill</em>, during three programs at our branches. He will be&nbsp;at the Madison Library on Thursday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m., at the Monrovia Library on Tuesday, April 22,&nbsp;at 6:30 p.m., and at the Eleanor E.&nbsp;Murphy Library on Saturday, April 26, at 3 p.m.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/04/local-author-eric-herbert-visit-madison-library"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-13746314944.jpg" alt="madmur_ericherbert" title="madmur_ericherbert" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/04/local-author-eric-herbert-visit-madison-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Author Events Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:22:20 +0000 madison 100911 at http://hmcpl.org Garden Rangers - Earth Day Extravaganza http://hmcpl.org/2014/04/garden-rangers-earth-day-extravaganza <h2><strong>Join Madison Public Library for a special Garden Rangers on Monday, April 21st from 3-5pm&nbsp;when&nbsp;we&#39;ll celebrate our beautiful planet!&nbsp;</strong></h2> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div> <div><strong><img alt="" src="http://catholicws.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/EarthDay.jpg" style="height:150px; width:200px" /></strong><br /> Toddlers &amp; Preschoolers can join us from 3-4pm for planting and a take home craft.&nbsp; </div></div></div></div></div></div><p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/04/garden-rangers-earth-day-extravaganza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kids @ HMCPL Teens @ HMCPL Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:17:40 +0000 madison 100992 at http://hmcpl.org Tuesday Evening Concerts http://hmcpl.org/2014/03/tuesday-evening-concerts <p>Our popular Thursday night concert series is moving to Tuesdays. We&#39;ll start the season on Tuesday, April 29, with Twickenham Jazz &amp; Swing at 6 p.m. in the Atrium of the Main Library downtown.</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="concertseries" title="concertseries" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/03/tuesday-evening-concerts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:20:45 +0000 amartin 100902 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 Favorites from Hitchcock http://hmcpl.org/2014/04/favorites-hitchcock <p>Library staff and friends pick and introduce their favorite movie from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. The film series &quot;My Favorite Hitchcock Film Is&hellip;&quot; runs Mondays at 6 p.m. starting April 28 in the second-floor Events Room at the Main Library downtown.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/04/favorites-hitchcock"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-13766801854.jpg" alt="main_hitchcockfilms" title="main_hitchcockfilms" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/04/favorites-hitchcock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:45:31 +0000 amartin 100952 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="Rope Vases" title="Rope Vases" 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 Become a smarter investor http://hmcpl.org/2014/01/mind-your-money-library <p>Improve your money savvy and investing know-how through our Mind Your Money program for beginning investors. Our series of four&nbsp;Mind Your Money Lunch &amp; Learn sessions begins Thursday, March 27, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/01/mind-your-money-library"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-11933173315.jpg" alt="mindyourmoney" title="mindyourmoney" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/01/mind-your-money-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:42:35 +0000 amartin 100490 at http://hmcpl.org Get the most out of Koha http://hmcpl.org/2014/03/koha-classes-patrons <p>Patrons, you can learn more about the features offered by Koha, the library&#39;s new online catalog system, during three classes in April.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/03/koha-classes-patrons"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-13546150135.jpg" alt="kohapatronclasses" title="kohapatronclasses" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/03/koha-classes-patrons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:36:09 +0000 amartin 100899 at http://hmcpl.org Good gifts from Koha http://hmcpl.org/2014/02/good-gifts-koha <p>Koha is a Māori, or native New Zealand, word that refers to a gift-giving custom. At the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, it&rsquo;s also the name of our new library services platform. <strong>Koha will be</strong> <strong>online on March 18</strong>; our old catalog is now unavailable, as of the evening of Sunday, March 16.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/02/good-gifts-koha"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-12841974723.jpg" alt="hmcpl_koha318" title="hmcpl_koha318" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/02/good-gifts-koha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:31:42 +0000 amartin 100715 at http://hmcpl.org Understanding Depression http://hmcpl.org/2014/04/health-matters-session-9-understanding-depression <p>Health Matters at Madison! Depression affects millions of people, but often goes untreated.&nbsp;Please join us for our session on &quot;Understanding Depression&quot; on April 28 at noon at the Madison Library.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/04/health-matters-session-9-understanding-depression"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-13627883263.jpg" alt="madison_hmdepression" title="madison_hmdepression" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/04/health-matters-session-9-understanding-depression" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Speakers Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:09:20 +0000 madison 100929 at http://hmcpl.org Meet the Author: Greg Iles http://hmcpl.org/2014/03/meet-author-greg-iles <p><em>New York Times</em> #1 best-selling author <strong>Greg Iles</strong> will talk about&nbsp;his latest novel,<br /> <em><strong>Natchez Burning,</strong></em> on Tuesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/03/meet-author-greg-iles"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-13381945904.jpg" alt="main_gregiles" title="main_gregiles" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/03/meet-author-greg-iles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Author Events Book Lovers Speakers Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:23:02 +0000 syoung 100835 at http://hmcpl.org Friends of the Library membership drive http://hmcpl.org/2014/03/friends-library-membership-drive <p>You&#39;re invited to join Friends of the Library during the April FOL membership drive.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/03/friends-library-membership-drive"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-6313295184_17.jpg" alt="hmcplfriends" title="hmcplfriends" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/03/friends-library-membership-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Book Sales Friends of the Library Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:03:14 +0000 amartin 100901 at http://hmcpl.org Volunteer with us this summer http://hmcpl.org/2014/03/volunteer-us-summer <p>Teens can gain valuable work experience and have fun doing it this summer at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. Apply to volunteer at one of our branches.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/03/volunteer-us-summer"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-7017796463_2.jpg" alt="studentvolunteerprogram" title="studentvolunteerprogram" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/03/volunteer-us-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:30:29 +0000 amartin 100855 at http://hmcpl.org How to Do Things. PR101: Marketing on a Zero Budget http://hmcpl.org/2014/02/how-do-things-pr101-marketing-zero-budget <p>Does marketing really need to cost money?</p> <p>Learn some useful ideas for spreading the word about what you have to offer on a ZERO (maybe tiny) budget.</p> <p>Anna Hanlin, Dynamic Solutions Consultant, is an artist and analyst who wants to know about things and apply them to real world issues.&nbsp; She hates being &ldquo;stuck in a box,&rdquo; so she is always looking for new ideas and connections &mdash; and ways to stay out of &ldquo;boxes.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>Tuesday &bull; April 22 &bull; 6:30-8pm</strong><br /> Main Branch<br /> Second Floor Events Room</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/02/how-do-things-pr101-marketing-zero-budget"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-12347835023.jpg" alt="Nov 2012" title="Nov 2012" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/02/how-do-things-pr101-marketing-zero-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Speakers Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:56:07 +0000 syoung 100629 at http://hmcpl.org Health Forum: Sinuses http://hmcpl.org/2014/02/health-forum-sinuses <p>Trying to find a solution to your sinus problem?&nbsp; CRNP Kandess Anderson explains your sinuses: health issues, treatment, and prevention. &nbsp;</p> <p>Tuesday * April 22 * 11-12 Noon<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-sinuses"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-12294929215.jpg" alt="Sinuses" title="Sinuses" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> Speakers Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:31:55 +0000 syoung 100614 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