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How to Do Things: Apply Chinese Calligraphy into Watercolor Paintings

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Supplies fee $5, required at pre-registration, before August 14.
Class size: 12, ages 16+.

Classically trained Chinese watercolor artist Caroline Wang shows how to incorporporate Chinese calligraphy into watercolor paintings and apply it into many art forms.  Especially recommended for students with at least basic watercolor background, although all are welcome.  All supplies will be included.

Tuesday * August 26 * 6:30-8pm
Second floor events room* Main Branch Library
915 Monroe Street.

For details, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about How to Do Things: Apply Chinese Calligraphy into Watercolor Paintings

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How to Do Things. Feng Shui: The Flow of Chi Energy within the Home

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Part 1 of our 3-part program series about feng shui.  For more information, visit go.hmcpl.org/fengshui2014.

This workshop consists of three parts:

  • What chi energy is and what it tends to do within a home
  • Why some energy is considered to be harsh and how to counter it
  • How to locate the powerful spots within a room.

Feng shui master Clear Englebert explains the different kinds of feng shui, the basic dynamics of chi energy flow, and how to apply the principles in your home.  He’ll show how to maximize chi’s beneficial flow and retain it to circulate within. Emphasis is placed on areas where a person spends the most time, such as the bed, desk, or lounge chair.  Clear discusses the importance of doors and windows, as well as the effect of clutter and how to eliminate it.  Common interior features such as open beams, ceiling fans, and sharp right corners can affect the energy in a room.  Clear covers furniture selection and placement, as well as handling tight, crowded situations.  Other topics include inviting harmony, prosperity, and health with this ancient Chinese system of placement.  He’ll put feng shui principles in everyday language, so that anyone can understand, and he’ll explain the solutions to each problem.  Clear offers feng shui changes that can be done within any decorating style.

Clear will be happy to sign books after his talk.  Books are available through pre-order at Barnes & Noble Bridge Street.  For more information, call 327-8700.

 

About Clear Englebert

Clear Englebert is an Alabama native.  In 1971, at age 19, he opened his first Huntsville bookstore, A Good Book Store, in Five Points.  In 1978, he founded Books as Seeds, and in 1989, Opening Books (a 501c3 library and gift shop).  He managed at Green Apple Books, San Francisco’s largest independent bookstore, and at Pearly Gates Natural Foods in Huntsville. With decades of experience in retail visual merchandizing, Clear began a career as a residential interior consultant in Hawaii in 1994.  His feng shui practice began there in 1995, and blossomed when he moved to San Francisco in 1996.  He emphasizes common sense in his approach to feng shui, avoiding consumerism and superstition.  A recognized feng shui expert, he has appeared on television, radio, and in the print media.  He has written five highly-acclaimed books on feng shui, the first published in 2000.  His books are: Feng Shui Demystified, Bedroom Feng Shui, Feng Shui for Hawaii, Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens, and most recently Feng Shui for Retail Stores.  Clear’s books are available in four languages.  For more information, visit fungshway.com. Read more about How to Do Things. Feng Shui: The Flow of Chi Energy within the Home

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LEGO Extravaganza

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Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 4:30pm
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Tennessee Valley LEGO® Club
2014 Summer Extravaganza

Back and better than ever!

All-new displays of original LEGO® creations by TNVLC club members, with working trains and towns, plus bingo, door prizes, and a stay-and-play area with lots of LEGO® bricks for our younger visitors.

*** Special door prizes donated by The LEGO® Company ***

Tickets $5/day
Saturday • June 21 • 9-4:30pm
Sunday • June 22 • 1-4:30pm
Main Branch Library • Auditorium
915 Monroe Street • Huntsville

For more information, contact Sophie Young at 532-2362. Read more about LEGO Extravaganza

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Health Forum: Hemorrhoids

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Dr. Jason Kinzel of the Digestive Disease Center talks about issues and treatments.

Tuesday * May 20 * 11-12 Noon
Main Library * Second Floor Events Room
For more information, contact Sophie Young at 532-2362.

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How to Do Things: Electronics: More Basic Arduino Projects

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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What is Arduino?  A single board computer that makes learning electronics fun. 

Electronics and Robotics Instructor Don Wilcher is the author of Make: Basic Arduino Projects: 26 Experiments with Microcontrollers and Electronics.  He’ll introduce this DIY how-to book and give an easy-to-digest taste of the world of electronics engineering.

**$3 lab fee, required at registration.
Class size: 16 participants.

Tuesday * May 20 * 6:30-8pm
2nd Floor Events  Room
Main Branch Library

To register, please call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362

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Harvey Cotten: Getting Ready for Fall in the Garden

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Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Lawns, weeds, bugs, pruning, planting, composting...and lots of time for Q&A Read more about Harvey Cotten: Getting Ready for Fall in the Garden

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Board Game Night

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Repeats every week until Wed Aug 27 2014 .
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Join us for a weekly board game night at the Main Library. You can bring friends (or make new ones) and bring your own games (or play ours!) We have a variety of adult board and card games available. Read more about Board Game Night

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Basic Genealogy

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Join us in this beginning class and learn how to research your family history. Contact Dorcas Raunich at draunich@hmcpl.org for more information. Read more about Basic Genealogy

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Sci-Lab: Wrap-Up Party

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 4:30pm
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Get creative with science this Summer!  The last three weeks of Summer reading in July is dedicated to all things glow-in-the-dark from neon signs and slime to jello.  Read more about Sci-Lab: Wrap-Up Party

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Sci-Lab: Glow-in-the-dark Science

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4:30pm
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Get creative with science this Summer!  The last three weeks of Summer reading in July is dedicated to all things glow-in-the-dark from neon signs and slime to jello.  Read more about Sci-Lab: Glow-in-the-dark Science

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