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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: Spring Greeting Cards

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
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You will have the opportunity to make 2 Spring greeting cards.

Card options:

Mother's Day

Easter

Graduation

Birthday

You can view a photo of the design samples on our Crafts blog here: http://hmcpl.org/adultcrafts#mainbr

Supply fee: $3, due at time of registration

Register at the Main Library second floor Adult Services desk.

If you have any questions, email asprogramming@hmcpl.org

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Gentle Yoga

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Repeats every week every Thursday 16 times except Thu Apr 02 2015.
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 11:30am
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 11:30am
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:30am
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 11:30am
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 11:30am
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 11:30am
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 11:30am
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:30am
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 11:30am
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 11:30am
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 11:30am
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 11:30am
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:30am
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 11:30am
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 11:30am
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 11:30am
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Free!  No registration required.

Every Thursday.  (Always check back with the events calendar for room location and to confirm schedule.)

This class is great for beginners.  It focuses on stretching, balance, relaxation, and learning the basic postures and poses of yoga.

Please bring a yoga mat or towel for class.

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Gentle Yoga

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Repeats every week every Thursday 2 times .
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 10:00am
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:00am
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Free!  No registration required.

Every Thursday.

This class is great for beginners.  It focuses on stretching, relaxation, and learning the basic postures and poses of yoga.  The class will last approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

Please bring a yoga mat or towel for class.

If you have any questions, please email asprogramming@hmcpl.org

(The time of Thursday yoga class will change to 11:30 beginning in April)

There will be no class on April 2. Read more about Gentle Yoga

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Lean In: Hosted Book Discussion

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 6:00pm
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April 14 is Equal Pay Day- the date symbolizing how far into 2015 women must work to earn what men earned in 2014. 

Dr. Molly Johnson, UAH'S Director of Women's and Gender Studies program, will be in house at the downtown library to host a discussion about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s controversial, best-selling 2013 book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. 

In Lean In, Sandberg, who describes her book as “sort of a feminist manifesto,” discusses the gender pay gap, among many other issues, and offers advice for individual women on how to succeed in the workplace and attain leadership positions.  Lean In, both much lauded and much criticized, quickly became a flash point for broader discussions about gender inequity in the workplace and about contemporary feminism.

This is a free event.  All are welcome to join, whether they have read the book or not. Read more about Lean In: Hosted Book Discussion

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Interstellar: Film Showing and Discussion

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Free!   We will show the film Interstellar starring Matthew McConaughey and  Anne Hathaway, in which a crew of astronauts travels through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity.  Immediately following the film, Dr. Gang Li from UAH’s Space Science program will host a discussion surrounding some of the themes presented in the film, such as relativity theory and black holes.  Dr. Li is a Principle Research Scientist at CSAR and currently teaches General Relativity.

Please come early, as space is limited for this event.  Read more about Interstellar: Film Showing and Discussion

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Scrabble Tournament

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:00am
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Three round Scrabble tournament, with space for up to 32 players.

Registration fee: $5

Players of all skill levels are welcome.  Knowledge of basic rules of play is necessary.

Register no later than March 21 at the Main Library, or by emailing asprogramming@hmcpl.org.

1st place wins a $50 Amazon gift card!  Prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well.

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How to Do Things: Getting Ready for Spring

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Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Free!

A representative from Huntsville Botanical Garden will be in house to help you prep for Spring gardening.  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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