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Second Floor Meeting Room

The second floor meeting room is open only for library-sponsored events. It is not available for reservation by the public, unlike our other meeting rooms.

How to Do Things: Getting Ready for Spring

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Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Program focuses on new plants in garden centers, soil amending, tilling, pre-emergents, lawns,
vegetable gardens, and lots of time for Q&A.  Free.

*Sunday February 22, 2-4pm, Main Library, Second Floor Events Room*

If you have questions, please contact Meredith Kasenow at 256-532-2362 or asprogramming@hmcpl.org

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Meet the Author: Scott Phillips

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:00pm
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Scott "Shuttleman" Phillips is a local author and retired member of the Space Shuttle Team.  He will be in house to discuss his new book Remove Before Flight: Memoir of a Space Shuttle Team Member. 

Scott was the last team member to exit the first External Tank prior to its maiden flight on April 12, 1981, and saved the Remove Before Flight ribbon as a memento.  What followed was an extraordinary thrity-three-year adventure, encompassing the entire span of the program- from the depths of tragedy to the exclusive never-before-seen photos and first hand stories.
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Kiwanis Little Learners

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Repeats every week every Friday 5 times .
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:30am
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:30am
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 10:30am
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:30am
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 10:30am
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A unique play-based, child-centered workshop for parents/caregivers and children ages 0-3 (strict age restrictions). Sign-ups are for 5 Friday sessions, beginning January 23rd at 10:30am, with the last session being on Friday, Febraury 20th at 10:30am. This program is limited to 12 families per term to ensure a quality experience. Each week a new resource professional from the community will be on-site to discuss a variety of early childhood topics, from nutrition to speech/language. Sing up at the Main Branch in Youth Services or by calling 256-532-5949.
For more detailed information, please contact Annie Matthys at amatthys@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5982.

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Meet Gen. Vincent Boles, Pt. 4

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Retired Major General Vincent E. Boles discusses lessons he learned from leading American men and women into combat and coordinating the nation's ammunition supply.  He'll also share his journey to becoming a speaker and author about his own philosophy, "4-3-2-1 Leadership."

You are welcome to bring your lunch to this event.

This event is Part 4 of a 4-part series. Read more about Meet Gen. Vincent Boles, Pt. 4

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Meet Gen. Vincent Boles, Pt. 3

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Retired Major General Vincent E. Boles discusses lessons he learned from leading American men and women into combat and coordinating the nation's ammunition supply.  He'll also share his journey to becoming a speaker and author about his own philosophy, "4-3-2-1 Leadership."

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This event is Part 3 of a 4-part series. Read more about Meet Gen. Vincent Boles, Pt. 3

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Meet Gen. Vincent Boles, Pt. 2

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Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Retired Major General Vincent E. Boles discusses lessons he learned from leading American men and women into combat and coordinating the nation's ammunition supply.  He'll also share his journey to becoming a speaker and author about his own philosophy, "4-3-2-1 Leadership."

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Meet Gen. Vincent Boles, Pt. 1

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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Retired Major General Vincent E. Boles discusses lessons he learned from leading American men and women into combat and coordinating the nation's ammunition supply.  He'll also share his journey to becoming a speaker and author about his own philosophy, "4-3-2-1 Leadership."

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How to Do Things: Triangle Loom Weaving

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 5:30pm
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Learn to weave on a triange fram loom with continuous thread, and how to finish the triangles.  In this workshop we'll use a 21" look to make a neckerchief.  We'll have a fashion show of scarves, shawls, ruanas and ponchos to give you ideas.  You'll learn how to make your own triangle looms in various sizes.  No weaving experience is required.

The leader will bring all the tools and supplies you'll need to use during the workshop.

Supplies fee $3, required at registration. Read more about How to Do Things: Triangle Loom Weaving

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How to Do Things: Twining

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 5:30pm
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Twining is a simple weaving pattern using two weavers.  We'll work on a frame to twine a small bag.  We will not finish the bag in class, but you'll learn how to finish the project at home.  No weaving experience required.

Please bring 2 colors of cotton yarn (Peaches and Cream is one brand), one light and one dark.

Maximum students: 12

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How to Do Things: Floor Cloth, Part 2

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 5:30pm
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Learn to make a painted floor cloth.  Painted floor cloths were used prior to linoleum flooring.  They brightened homes early in the history of this country. 
 
Large floor cloths were made from the canvas used for sails.  A painted floor cloth is sturdy and long wearing if placed on a firm flat surface and kept properly sealed, and can be swept with a broom and cleaned with water.
You’ll start with a 24”x36” piece of canvas which is ready for your design.  Your designed can be painted or stenciled.  Faux painting techniques will also be introduced.  No painting experience is required. 
 
There will be stencils and stencil brushes and an assortment of acrylic paints and brushes for use in the workshop.   Bring your own stencils, acrylic paints, brushes, T-squares and yard sticks if you wish. (Put your name on your supplies and equipment). You’ll learn how to prepare the canvas for painting and how to seal your project at home after the paints have had time to cure.  Be prepared to take you floor cloth home flat.  If you have it, bring a hair dryer.  Wear your old painting clothes.  The leader will bring all other tools and supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop.

Note:  The supply fee must be received 2 weeks in advance to allow time to prepare the canvas.
Leader provides prepared canvas, blue painter’s tape, stencils, stencil brushes, other brushes, acrylic paints, corrugated cardboard to tape floor cloth home flat.

This event is two 3-hour classes and you  must attend the first to continue to the second class.

Supply fee:  $7.00, required at registration by February 3, 2015.

Maximum number of students: 8.

Adults and youth ages 14 and up only.

Leader:  Crystal Kitchens, member Huntsville Fiber Guild

 * Tuesday, February, 17, 2015, 5:30-8:30 PM *

Main Library Branch, Second Floor Events Room, 915 Monroe Street, Huntsville

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