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Meeting Room C

After walking through the external doors, you will pass through a second set of internal doors. The stairs are to your left, and the elevator to your right. Meeting Room C is located on the second floor. If coming from the elevator, turn right; if coming from the stairs, walk straight ahead. Walk past the Reference Desk. Meeting Room C is the first glass room on the left.

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Noteworthy Reads Book Club: The Power of One

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Bryce Courtenay
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The Power of One

Join our discussion of The Power of One, by Bryce Courtenay.

In 1939, as Hitler casts his shadow across the world, the seeds of apartheid take root in South Africa. There, a boy called Peekay is born. His childhood is marked by humiliation and abandonment, yet he vows to survive and conceives heroic dreams–which are nothing compared to what life actually has in store for him. Read more about Noteworthy Reads Book Club: The Power of One

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Noteworthy Reads Book Club: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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0316038407
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David Sedaris
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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary

Join our discussion of "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary" by David Sedaris.

Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new illustrated collection of animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life. Read more about Noteworthy Reads Book Club: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary

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Noteworthy Reads Book Club: State of Wonder

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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0062049801
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Ann Patchett
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State of Wonder

Join our discussion of Ann Patchett's "State of Wonder."  Pharmaceutical researcher Dr. Marina Singh sets off into the Amazon jungle to find the remains and effects of a colleague who recently died under somewhat mysterious circumstances.  In finding her former mentor, Dr. Singh must face her own disappointments and regrets, along with the jungle’s unforgiving humidity and insects, making State of Wonder a multi-layered atmospheric novel that is hard to put down. With "State of Wonder," Patchett solidifies her well-deserved place as one of today’s master storytellers. Read more about Noteworthy Reads Book Club: State of Wonder

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Noteworthy Reads Book Club: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Laura Hillenbrand
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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Join our discussion of Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption."  "Unbroken" is the inspiring true story of a man who lived through a series of catastrophes almost too incredible to be believed. In evocative, immediate descriptions, Hillenbrand unfurls the story of Louie Zamperini--a juvenile delinquent-turned-Olympic runner-turned-Army hero. Read more about Noteworthy Reads Book Club: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand

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Noteworthy Reads Book Club: Beatrice and Virgil

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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1400069262
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Yann Martel
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Beatrice and Virgil

Join our discussion of "Beatrice and Virgil" by Yann Martel, author of "Life of Pi."  Fate takes many forms...even the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey -- named Beatrice and Virgil -- and the epic journey they undertake together.  With all the spirit and originality that made "Life of Pi" so beloved, this new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey.  On the way Martel asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity. Read more about Noteworthy Reads Book Club: Beatrice and Virgil

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Spanish Language Book Discussion

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Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Algebra I Instruction

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Repeats every week until Sat May 12 2012 .
Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Are you a middle or high school student needing extra instruction in Algebra I? Are you a parent struggling to help your child with his or her Algebra homework? RSVP now to claim a spot in our upcoming classes.

Free Algebra I Instruction

  • Saturday mornings at the Main Library
  • Saturday, January 14 - Saturday, May 12
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
  • Main Library, 915 Monroe Street
  • Second Floor, Reference Department -- Meeting Room C

Mr. Jerry Shelby will provide free Algebra I instruction following the coursework from the local city schools' textbook. Jerry Shelby has been a Mechanical Engineer at Marshall Space Flight Center since 1990. He graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Southern University in 1980 and has a Master of Science and an M.B.A from Florida Institute of Technology.

Classroom space is limited. Please call 256-532-5975 or e-mail askus@hmcpl.org to make a reservation. Read more about Algebra I Instruction

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Young Professional Book Club: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Malcolm Gladwell
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Blink

Join us for an elightening and stimulating conversation about accalimed author Malcolm Gladwell's Blink.

This event is free and open to the public. Please contact Luisa with any questions at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org. Read more about Young Professional Book Club: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

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Young Professionals Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Emma Donoghue
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Room

You are invited to join us for an interesting conversaition, and a fun time, at our next meeting of the Young Professionals Book Club on August 17. We are reading the critically acclaimed Room by Emma Donoghue, which promises to give us plenty to think, and talk about.

We meet in Meeting Room C of the Main branch at 7 pm. See you there!

Amazon.com review:

In many ways, Jack is a typical 5-year-old. He likes to read books, watch TV, and play games with his Ma. But Jack is different in a big way--he has lived his entire life in a single room, sharing the tiny space with only his mother and an unnerving nighttime visitor known as Old Nick. For Jack, Room is the only world he knows, but for Ma, it is a prison in which she has tried to craft a normal life for her son. When their insular world suddenly expands beyond the confines of their four walls, the consequences are piercing and extraordinary. Despite its profoundly disturbing premise, Emma Donoghue's Room is rife with moments of hope and beauty, and the dogged determination to live, even in the most desolate circumstances. A stunning and original novel of survival in captivity, readers who enter Room will leave staggered, as though, like Jack, they are seeing the world for the very first time. Read more about Young Professionals Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue

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Tech Topic -- Free online games

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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Let's discuss free computer games. They're more than just fun; they're great for memory, concentration, motor skills and mouse practice!

Tech Topics are a regular series of discussions about computing topics. There will be no hands-on work, but you should have basic Internet experience. IMPORTANT CHANGE: Class will be held in Meeting Room C on the second floor. Read more about Tech Topic -- Free online games

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