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Auditorium

The auditorium is located on the first floor of the Main Library. After opening the exterior doors of the Main Library, immediately turn right. The auditorium is located straight ahead, at the end of the hallway.

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Film Showing and Program: Black Wheels

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Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
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As part of our Black History Month celebration, we are hosting a special event--  A Film Showing and Educational Program.

Norm Harris, Director of Driven2Read will discuss his career and achievements as an African-American NASCAR driver.  Additionally, Norm will share a viewing of the documentary, Black wheels: history of blacks in NASCAR and other motor sports.  The documentary showcases the often overlooked achievements of African-Americans in motor sports, this groundbreaking program showcases Black influence from the invention of stock car racing in the 1920's through today.  Mr. Harris was featured in the film.  Read more about Film Showing and Program: Black Wheels

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Meet the Author: Joe Berry

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:00am
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Retired Huntsville attorney Joe Berry will be in house to discuss his book Too Late to Kill Me So.  Books may be pre-ordered on the LearningQuest website: lquest.org

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Author: Marc Lacy

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Meet Author Marc Lacy as he talks about his new book "The Curse of the Whiskey House" as well as his other books. Huntsville's own Marc Lacy, a graduate of Alabama A&M University is a nationally renowned, award winning poet/author and lecturer. He has performed all over the country at many national literary events and spoken word venues. Marc is also a seasoned freelance writer and a blogger for The Man-Ologist Blogs. Along with writing and performance, Marc utilizes his wordsmith talent and poetic flair as he facilitates lectures, conducts workshops, and delivers motivational speeches concerning writing, communication, and self-development. Lacy credits his faith in God and love of family for providing energy he needs, to succeed.  

This is a FREE events, PLEASE pick up tickets starting February 23, 2015 from the Main Library Business Office 915 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801 during business hours Monday - Friday 9am -5pm or Showers Center Library 4600 Blue Spring Rd., Huntsville, AL 35810 Monday - Thursday 9am -6pm  Friday 9am -5pm , for more information call 256-851-7492. Read more about Author: Marc Lacy

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Southern Authors Expo

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10:00am
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Many local authors will be at the library to meet-and-greet with the public and to sell and sign books.  There will also be a full line-up of speakers, with a different author presenting at the top of each hour.  A list of participating authors and speaking topics is forthcoming.

*This event is free to the public.

Saturday March 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Main Library

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Reel Teens

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Repeats every month on April, May on the fourth Tuesday 3 times .
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 4:30pm
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 4:30pm
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 4:30pm
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Come Watch out Movie Series for Teens.  We'll be watching new and classic films every month here in the Main Auditorium. Read more about Reel Teens

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Attack on Anime!

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Repeats every month on March, April, May on the second Tuesday 4 times .
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 5:30pm
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Watch anime with other animephiles in the Main Auditorium! Read more about Attack on Anime!

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Meet the Author: Hester Bass

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Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Hester Bass, author of the picture-book biography The Secret World of Walter Anderson, joins us to discuss the peaceful integration of Huntsville schools with her new book Seeds of Freedom.  After learning about the history of the first integrated public school in Alabama, Hester was deeply impressed by the choices made by the people of Huntsville, both black and white, to face the struggle for change with a positive outlook and a firm commitment to nonviolence.  She dedicates this book to them. 

Hester Bass was born in Atlanta and grew up in rural Georgia.  Today she visits classrooms and libraries to inspire children to make their dreams come true, utilizing her many years as a performer. Hester also volunteers with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.   

* Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Main Library Branch, Atrium

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information, call Meredith Kasenow at 256-532-2362.

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Summer Reading Wrap-Up with Animal Tales

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Friday, July 24, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Our last event of the summer! Animal Avengers: Heroes of the Wild live animal show. Read more about Summer Reading Wrap-Up with Animal Tales

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Summer Reading Kick-Off Event

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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Kick-off Summer Reading 2015 with your friends in Youth Services. Read more about Summer Reading Kick-Off Event

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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.

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