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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: 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 January 20, 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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How to Do Things: Floor Cloth, Part 1

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Tuesday, February 10, 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.
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 January 20, 2015.

Maximum number of students: 8.

Adults and youth ages 14 and up only.

Leader:  Crystal Kitchens, member Huntsville Fiber Guild

 * Tuesday, February, 10, 2015, 5:30-8:30 PM *

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

For details, contact Chris Daniels 256-532-5993 Read more about How to Do Things: Floor Cloth, Part 1

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How to Do Things: Sensational Seasonal Greeting Cards

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
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Marsha Hosner, StampinUp! Demonstrator, leads this make-and-take class.

You can choose two seasonal cards to make, complete with specialty embossed paper,

doodads, stamps and ink.  Additional cards are optional, with supplies paid during the class.

Marsha will bring all the tools and other supplies for use in class.

Registration deadline (age 12+): November 21.

Supplies Fee: $3.00, required at registration.

* Tuesday • December 9 • 6:30–8pm *

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How to Do Things: Egg Gourd Ornaments

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 6:30pm
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Come make a gourd ornament with us!

Neva Beasley of the Huntsville Gourd Patch shows how to use small ornamental gourds to create

hangable ornaments using paints and dyes.

For information about Huntsville Gourd Patch, visit http://www.alabamagourdsociety.org/html/huntsville.html

Supplies Fee: $3.00 , required at registration by October 24.

Maximum number of students (age 14+) :  12.

* Tuesday • November 4 • 6:30–8 PM *

Main Library Branch, Second Floor Events Room

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How to Do Things: Beaded Snowflake Earrings

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 6:30pm
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Make a pair of beaded snowflake earrings!

Earring findings will be provided.  If you have metal allergies or don’t have pierced ears, bring your own earwires/earring findings.  It would be helpful to be familiar with working with thread and needle.  No beading experience is required. If you have sharp embroidery scissors, bring them.  The leader will bring all the other tools and supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop.

Maximum number of (adult and youth ages 14 and up) students:  10.

Leader:  Leslie Malakowsky, member Huntsville Bead Society

Supply fee:  $3.50, required at registration by January 2, 2015

* Tuesday January 13, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM *

Main Library, Second Floor Events Room

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Rocket City NerdCon 2014

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Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00am
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The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is hosting the first annual Rocket City Nerd Con (RCNC) fan convention in Huntsville on Oct. 24th-25th, 2014 at the Main Branch Library. For this convention, we are seeking to include as many different representations of fan communities as possible. Basically, if people can geek out about it, we want to celebrate it. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Kids 10 yrs and under get in free with adult admission.

The convention will run from 4pm-10pm on Fri, Oct 24th and 9am-5pm on Sat, Oct 25th. A Nerds Night Out event at Yellowhammer Brewery will wrap up the convention.

Tickets are available online and at your closest library branch.

Visit the program descriptions to learn more about the sessions at the convention. Read more about Rocket City NerdCon 2014

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Rocket City NerdCon 2014

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 4:00pm
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The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is hosting the first annual Rocket City Nerd Con (RCNC) fan convention in Huntsville on Oct. 24th-25th, 2014 at the Main Branch Library. For this convention, we are seeking to include as many different representations of fan communities as possible. Basically, if people can geek out about it, we want to celebrate it. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Kids 10 yrs and under get in free with adult admission.

The convention will run from 4pm-10pm on Fri, Oct 24th and 9am-5pm on Sat, Oct 25th. A Nerds Night Out event at Yellowhammer Brewery will wrap up the convention.

Tickets are available online and at your closest library branch.

Visit the program descriptions to learn more about the sessions at the convention.

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The NaNoWriMo Challenge

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
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The NaNoWriMo challenge: write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days during November, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  Think you’re up for it?  Get more details about NaNoWriMo by visiting http://www.nanowrimo.org.

Teen writers: set your own word count goals!  For more information, visit http://ywp.nanowrimo.org.

Write-ins.  Join fellow NaNoWriMo writers for weekly novel-writing sessions.  All writers are welcome.  Writers under the age of 16 have relaxed word count rules, but must be accompanied by a parent or other older family member.  Bring your preferred writing tools, including surge protectors for laptops and other electronic writing gear.

This content has not been reviewed by National Novel Writing Month.

* Mondays, November 3, 17, 28,  6:00 PM - 8:45 PM *

Main Library, Second Floor Events Room

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The NaNoWriMo Challenge

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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
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The NaNoWriMo challenge: write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days during November, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  Think you’re up for it?  Get more details about NaNoWriMo by visiting http://www.nanowrimo.org.

Teen writers: set your own word count goals!  For more information, visit http://ywp.nanowrimo.org.

Write-ins.  Join fellow NaNoWriMo writers for weekly novel-writing sessions.  All writers are welcome.  Writers under the age of 16 have relaxed word count rules, but must be accompanied by a parent or other older family member.  Bring your preferred writing tools, including surge protectors for laptops and other electronic writing gear.

This content has not been reviewed by National Novel Writing Month.

* Mondays, November 3, 17, 28,  6:00 PM - 8:45 PM *

Main Library, Second Floor Events Room

For details, contact Chris Daniels 256-532-5967 Read more about The NaNoWriMo Challenge

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How to Do Things: Secrets to Success in Country Music

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:30pm
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Father Gabriel Farago is a Nashville record producer and published author of Secrets to Success in Country Music.  He shares 35 years of hands-on music industry experience in the country music industry in this informative and entertaining program for “all age” area hopefuls.  Although geared toward country music, Father Gabriel’s presentation addresses all genres/styles of music.

This program is free of charge and open to the public.

* Monday • October 20 • 6:30-8:30 PM*

Second Floor Events Room, Main Branch Library

For more information, contact Chris Daniels at 532-5967. Read more about How to Do Things: Secrets to Success in Country Music

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