Huntsville - Madison County Public Library http://hmcpl.org/rss.xml en Find book bargains at Bailey Cove http://hmcpl.org/2013/01/bailey-cove-book-sale <p>The Bailey Cove Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, September 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2013/01/bailey-cove-book-sale"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-6094514634_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2013/01/bailey-cove-book-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Book Sales Friends of the Library Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:30:58 +0000 amartin 98415 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 Geek out with Rocket City NerdCon http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/geek-out-rocket-city-nerdcon <p>Crazy about comics? Gaga about gaming? Feverish about a fandom? Whatever gets your geek on &ndash; anything from &ldquo;Doctor Who&rdquo; to &ldquo;My Little Pony&rdquo; &ndash; celebrate it with us at the inaugural Rocket City NerdCon. The fun happens at the Downtown Huntsville Library, 915 Monroe St., on Friday, Oct. 24, 4 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/09/geek-out-rocket-city-nerdcon"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/geek-out-rocket-city-nerdcon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:42:33 +0000 amartin 101764 at http://hmcpl.org Artist shares her painting secrets http://hmcpl.org/2013/10/artists-view-fort-book <p>Learn how to paint with a palette knife when artist Cynthia Massey Parsons demonstrates her technique in oils and shares her special secrets of composition on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 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="/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 Alabama in World War I http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/alabama-world-war-i <p>Marty Olliff will discuss &quot;The Great War in the Heart of Dixie: Alabama in World War I&quot; on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. in the second-floor Events Room at the Downtown Huntsville Library, 915 Monroe St. Admission is free.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/09/alabama-world-war-i"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/alabama-world-war-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Speakers Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:36:41 +0000 amartin 101758 at http://hmcpl.org Fun with Grimm's Fairy Tales http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/fun-grimms-fairy-tales <p>Experience &quot;A Night Dark and Grimm,&quot; an evening of family-friendly games, costumes, and fun -- all based on Grimm&#39;s Fairy Tales -- on Friday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bailey Cove 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="/2014/09/fun-grimms-fairy-tales"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/fun-grimms-fairy-tales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:50:13 +0000 amartin 101757 at http://hmcpl.org Irish dancing for fun and fitness http://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.org Rock 'n' Roll and Hollywood http://hmcpl.org/2013/01/future-imperfect-dystopian-films-hollywood <p>When rock was young, Hollywood studios embraced the music and its makers. The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library and LearningQUEST revisit those days on Monday nights in September with &ldquo;Hollywood Rock &rsquo;n&rsquo; Roll: Popular Music and the Movies, 1954-1973.&rdquo;</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2013/01/future-imperfect-dystopian-films-hollywood"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-6326301443_6.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2013/01/future-imperfect-dystopian-films-hollywood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Movies Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:25:51 +0000 amartin 98409 at http://hmcpl.org Meet the Huntsville Feminist Chorus http://hmcpl.org/2014/08/meet-huntsville-feminist-chorus <p>The Huntsville Feminist Chorus will perform in the auditorium of the Downtown Huntsville Library, 915 Monroe St., on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 3 p.m.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/08/meet-huntsville-feminist-chorus"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/08/meet-huntsville-feminist-chorus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music Performances Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:31:57 +0000 syoung 101665 at http://hmcpl.org Trick or treat at the library http://hmcpl.org/2012/10/trick-or-treat-library <p>The main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will host a Spooktacular Halloween Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2012/10/trick-or-treat-library"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-8135212002.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2012/10/trick-or-treat-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 21:29:12 +0000 amartin 97937 at http://hmcpl.org Halloween treats http://hmcpl.org/2012/09/family-halloween-party <p>Calling all ghouls and ghosts! Mandy and Maggie have scared up a fun night for all ages at the Madison Library. Come dressed to trick-or-treat and gather candy in the costume parade. Don&#39;t miss the all-new puppet show, featuring the Hallo-weiner and friends in his puppetorial debut! We&#39;ll also have games, snacks and frightfully fun storytimes, of course!&nbsp;</p> <p>This fun for all ages event is free and open to the public.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, call Mandy or Maggie, Youth Services Librarians at 256-461-0046</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2012/09/family-halloween-party"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-8000750837.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> Kids @ HMCPL Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:50:32 +0000 Mandy Pinyan 97786 at http://hmcpl.org Madison opens Next Chapter Book Club http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/madison-opens-next-chapter-book-club <p>The Madison Public Library has started a new book club just for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD): the Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC).</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/09/madison-opens-next-chapter-book-club"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/madison-opens-next-chapter-book-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Book Club Meetings Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:59:09 +0000 amartin 101729 at http://hmcpl.org Meet the Author: Robert McCammon. NaNoWriMo 101 http://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.org Mobile Printing at HMCPL http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/mobile-printing-hmcpl <p>HMCPL offers a print solution for everyone, no matter where you are or what device you use. Our new mobile printing solution is available via wireless and mobile devices, whether you&rsquo;re in the library or not. It&rsquo;s also available from any computing device globally, via Web, email, or even mobile apps.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/09/mobile-printing-hmcpl"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/mobile-printing-hmcpl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:52:49 +0000 amartin 101733 at http://hmcpl.org Remember when rock was young http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/remember-when-rock-was-young <p>When rock was young, Hollywood studios embraced the music and its makers. The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library and LearningQUEST revisit those days on Monday nights in September with &ldquo;Hollywood Rock &rsquo;n&rsquo; Roll: Popular Music and the Movies, 1954-1973.&rdquo;</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/09/remember-when-rock-was-young"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/remember-when-rock-was-young" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:01:07 +0000 amartin 101730 at http://hmcpl.org Paint an autumn "Reading Tree" http://hmcpl.org/2013/08/painting-class-reading-tree <p>Create and take home a painting that embodies your love of reading. Patsy Ducote, artist and Bailey Cove Library branch manager, will lead the group on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Library.</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2013/08/painting-class-reading-tree"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-9511925186.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2013/08/painting-class-reading-tree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:01:49 +0000 amartin 99638 at http://hmcpl.org Latin Band returns to Library http://hmcpl.org/2014/03/tuesday-evening-concerts <p>The Rocket City Latin Band returns to the Atrium of the Downtown Huntsville Branch on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m.</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 How to Do Things: Irish Dancing http://hmcpl.org/2013/08/how-do-things-irish-dancing <p>Ever want to be a Lord of the Dance? DeeAnna Thorn Heym of the Huntsville Irish Dancers shows how to jig like the Irish!</p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2013/08/how-do-things-irish-dancing"><img src="/sites/default/files/emimage-flickr-9681981144.jpg" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2013/08/how-do-things-irish-dancing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Speakers Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:41:08 +0000 syoung 99628 at http://hmcpl.org Mobile Printing at HMCPL http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/mobile-printing-hmcpl-0 <p>HMCPL offers a print solution for everyone, no matter where you are or what device you use. Our new mobile printing solution is available via wireless and mobile devices, whether you&rsquo;re in the library or not. It&rsquo;s also available from any computing device globally, via Web, email, or even mobile apps.</p> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/09/mobile-printing-hmcpl-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:53:24 +0000 amartin 101734 at http://hmcpl.org How to Do Things: Painting in Oil with the Palette Knife with Cynthia Parsons http://hmcpl.org/2014/08/how-do-things-painting-oil-palette-knife-cynthia-parsons <p>Have you wondered how to begin to &ldquo;paint&rdquo; with a palette knife?</p> <p>Cynthia Parsons will demonstrate her technique in oils and share her special secrets of composition.&nbsp; Bring your sketchbook &amp; pen or pencil in case you want to record the stages of development.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll have a wonderful time and be ready to paint your own masterpiece!</p> <p>More about Parsons at:&nbsp; <a href="http://www.parsonsartgallery.com" title="www.parsonsartgallery.com">www.parsonsartgallery.com</a></p> <div class="field field-type-emimage field-field-photos"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2014/08/how-do-things-painting-oil-palette-knife-cynthia-parsons"><img src="/" alt="" title="" width="165" class="flickr" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://hmcpl.org/2014/08/how-do-things-painting-oil-palette-knife-cynthia-parsons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Speakers Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:51:22 +0000 syoung 101663 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 Health Forum: Fall Prevention/Balance http://hmcpl.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://hmcpl.org Health Forum: Fall Prevention/Balance http://hmcpl.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://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