Huntsville - Madison County Public Library http://hmcpl.org/rss.xml en Murder at Main heads to The Nook http://hmcpl.org/2014/05/toast-murder <p>The Murder at Main Mystery Book Club heads to The Nook, 3305 Bob Wallace Ave., for a discussion of novels by Charles Todd at its next meeting on Thursday, August 21, at 5:30 p.m.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/05/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://hmcpl.org/2014/05/toast-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 16:38:32 +0000 amartin 101295 at http://hmcpl.org Twickenham Fest stars at HMCPL http://hmcpl.org/2014/08/twickenham-fest-libraries <p>Twickenham Fest artists, including acclaimed soprano Susanna Phillips, will perform at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library on Sunday, August 24, in two programs. Admission is free.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/08/twickenham-fest-libraries"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/08/twickenham-fest-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:59:52 +0000 amartin 101666 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 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 Educators' Open House http://hmcpl.org/2014/08/educators-open-house <p>The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will host an Educators&#39; Open House on Monday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Downtown Huntsville Library, 915 Monroe St.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/08/educators-open-house"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/08/educators-open-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:24:43 +0000 amartin 101685 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 Get into the swing of things http://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.org Board Game Night http://hmcpl.org/2014/05/board-game-night <p>Play board games at the Main Library each Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/05/board-game-night"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-13951893907.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/05/board-game-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Game Nights Wed, 07 May 2014 21:25:26 +0000 hwarren 101208 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 New Answers to Age Old Questions http://hmcpl.org/2014/08/new-answers-age-old-questions <p>The Bailey Cove Library offers &quot;New Answers to Age Old Questions,&quot; a free series presented by Jana Seikel, on Saturdays, Aug. 9, 16, and 23, at 10 a.m. at the library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/08/new-answers-age-old-questions"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/08/new-answers-age-old-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:25:26 +0000 amartin 101656 at http://hmcpl.org Learn from artist Caroline Wang http://hmcpl.org/2014/05/how-do-things-apply-chinese-calligraphy-watercolor-paintings <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>****UPDATE:</strong> This class is now full, and registration is closed.&nbsp; Thank you for your interest!</p> <p>Classically trained Chinese watercolor artist Caroline Wang shows how to incorporporate Chinese calligraphy into watercolor paintings and apply it into many art forms.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/05/how-do-things-apply-chinese-calligraphy-watercolor-paintings"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-14468285615.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/05/how-do-things-apply-chinese-calligraphy-watercolor-paintings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Speakers Fri, 23 May 2014 18:37:33 +0000 syoung 101400 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> <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://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 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="" title="" 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 Artist's view of Fort Book http://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.org Meet the Author: Courtney Miller Santo http://hmcpl.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; a tale of three young women who find themselves failing in love, career and family and come together to rebuild something that is condemned but ultimately beautiful.</p> <p><strong>Sunday &bull; September 7</strong><br /> 2-4pm<br /> Main Branch Library<br /> Auditorium<br /> 915 Monroe Street</p> <p>For more information, call 532-2362</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> Author Events Speakers Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:03:51 +0000 syoung 101655 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.</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="" title="" 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 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 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 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