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Atrium

After walking through the external doors, you will pass through a second set of internal doors, and be facing the main Circulation desk. Walk around the Circulation desk. Art displays listed as appearing in the Atrium are located on platforms around the central stairs to the second floor, and events taking place in the Atrium take place in the open area between the staircase and the Audiovisual department.

Learn more at <a href="/main/atrium">hmcpl.org/main/atrium</a>

Festival of Trees

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 9:00am to Monday, December 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
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We are presenting our annual Festival of Trees at the Main Library Branch again this year.  Nonprofit groups will have a number of trees on display throughout December during the library's hours of operation.  For additional details, contact Chris Daniels 256-532-5993.

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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.

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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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Meet the Artist: Tatyana Igumnova Hankinson

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Tatyana Igumnova Hankinson introduces her exhibit Jerusalem!, which is on display April-May, 2014, in the Atrium Gallery.  This mixed media collection of original works depicts the artist's appreciation of the dusty, sunny, faraway land that is Jerusalem.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Tatyana Igumnova Hankinson was born in the former Soviet Republic, in what is now the country of Uzbekistan. If you picture the small country North of Afghanistan, South of Kazakhstan and West of China, it is there. She was three years old when she started drawing. Tatyana's parents enrolled her in Art School as soon as she was old enough, at the only Art School in the city where one had to pay for classes. Five dollars per month for classes four times per week was a lot of money for her family. The teachers taught the basics in art and a desire to challenge oneself all the time.

After Tatyana moved to United States in 2002, she finally got the opportunity to do what she always wanted to do: create.  She writes:

I paint what touches me, what I fall in love with. I work in oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor because I see future paintings in different media depending on what I am going to paint. If you look at my art you will see how much I like what I am doing. I hope you will fall in love with my subjects also! Read more about Meet the Artist: Tatyana Igumnova Hankinson

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Tuesday Evening Concerts@The Library

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Dancing with the Library Stars: Round Two, Rocket City Jazz Orchestra Read more about Tuesday Evening Concerts@The Library

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Tuesday Evening Concerts@The Library

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Dancing with the Library Stars; Round One, Moondust Big Band Read more about Tuesday Evening Concerts@The Library

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Tuesday Evening Concerts@The Library

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Tuesday Evening Concerts@The Library

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Tuesday Evening Concerts@The Library

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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