Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
Summer Reading Program

   Winter 2017   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, January 20, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
#LQSPRING2017 9:30-12
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 20, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
9:30-11:30.
Location
Meeting Room C
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 20, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
9:30-11:30
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Open lab is the opportunity for patrons to receive help with email, Tablets (iPad's Kindle's etc.) Microsoft Office, Koha, or other computer issues.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 20, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come to the Madison Library to play American Mah Jongg. New and experienced players welcome! The group meets every Monday and Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 20, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Open lab is the opportunity for patrons to receive help with email, Tablets (iPad's Kindle's etc.) Microsoft Office, Koha, or other computer issues.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Casual Book Club of diverse men and women who enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction books. Relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy the conversation and share a light meal.
Library
Triana Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Experienced, or First time knitter come join us and we will learn together.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The family that paints together has fun together at the Madison Public Library. This class is appropriate for all ages, and parents are encouraged to paint with their children.
Sign up with Ms Maggie at 256-461-0046 or mallen@hmcpl.org

Space is limited.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free showing of Storks on our projector screen
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Educational program, which requires Overhead projector system to connect with laptop computer (Library sponsored program)

This program also requires a set up of 60 chairs theatre style and two tables against the kitchen wall.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Description
Knitting for the expert and the beginner.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
#LQSPRING2017. 9:30-12.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us in learning about Extreme Science.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gurley Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us for 30 minutes of guided meditation. Melt away your Monday stress and learn techniques for a better life!
Program is free. Feel free to bring a mediation pillow if you would like. We will also have chairs available.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come to the Madison Library to play American Mah Jongg. New and experienced players welcome! The group meets every Monday and Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
#lqspring2017 1-4
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
lqsprin2017. 1-2:30. Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur annually hosts thousands of sandhill cranes, ducks, geese, pelicans and other waterfowl. It also hosts an increasing number of majestic and endangered Whooping cranes. It is home to almost 300 species of birds, plus mammals and reptiles including bobcats, otters, deer, coyotes and, yes, alligators! Come hear about this natural wonder and learn about the birds and other wildlife that inhabit the refuge's 34,500 acres, and how those inhabitants have changed over the years.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Monthly Friends Meeting
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
More skills for those just starting to use computers, including USB ports and drives, operating systems, My Computer, networks, the Recycle Bin. You should already have mastered the skills in Basic PC Skills 1 within the 18 months previous to this class.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Express your creative side at the Madison Library! We'll paint with acrylic paints on canvas. There is a supply fee of $3.00. To register, please call the Madison Library at 256-461-0046 or contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Monthly meeting for the teen writing club.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Upcycle old books into brand new artwork! Each month celebrate your love of reading and crafts by creating a different craft that you get to take home with you. Space is limited.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 23, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Ladies from the community come together to work on their crafts/hobbies and visit.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gurley Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-11:30.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-11:30.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Intermediate topics in Microsoft Word 2010, including finding and replacing text, tabs, styles, and tables. You must have completed Word 1 and Word 2 at HMCPL within the 18 months previous to this class.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 10-11:30. This course explores the history and current statistics about poverty in the US. Causes, including economic, systemic, and personal, will be discussed. An array of possible solutions will be explained and evaluated. This course will be helpful if you have an interest in an on-going social-economic issue and a concern about how to reduce its impact on the individual and the nation.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Celebrate the beginning of a new year with the movie, Southside With You. Refreshments provided
Library
Triana Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
#LQSPRING2017 1:30-3:30
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 1:30-3. Although Shakespeare’s brilliance accounts for the success of his plays, a number of “moments" advanced and defined his reputation: the publication of the plays by his friends Heminges and Condell, Samuel Johnson’s prefaces to Shakespeare, P.T. Barnum’s attempted purchase of Shakespeare’s Stratford-on- Avon birthplace, and others. We will briefly examine these key moments in terms of cultural appropriation and reception history. What do they reveal about our culture’s attitudes toward Shakespeare and, in turn, how did they change the course of his reputation?
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
#LQSPRING2017 2:30-4:30. Moved 1/17 to 1/24 in 2FL room at request of Joyce Howell.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Sitting down to color a picture can be as
effective as meditation in reducing stress. Drop by the
library during our adult coloring sessions to see for
yourself—or, take a sheet home with you! All supplies provided. Sessions include music and herbal tea.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
A book club to discuss past and current mysteries in a relaxed setting with friends
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level. For more information please contact Teresa @tallison@hmcpl.org.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Gurley Friends meet to discuss ways to better our community library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gurley Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level. For more information please contact Teresa @tallison@hmcpl.org.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Join us to talk romance and mystery. We meet once per month. All are welcome to join. Bring $5 if you'd like to eat lunch. We all read a book or books of our choosing by the assigned author of the month. The library will carry copies of each book. At the meeting, we discuss the book(s) we read with the rest of the group!
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description

Mindfulness is being fully aware in the present moment without judgement
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
This class will discuss advanced editing and the Expert tools in Photoshop Editor.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/yogaatmain

We offer two gentle yoga classes every week!

Wednesdays, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

All classes are taught by Meredith K.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Classes are free and registration is not required.

You may bring your own mat or borrow one of the library's (while supplies last).

This class is gentle and beginner friendly. We work on balance, strength, flexibility, posture, breathing, meditation, and relaxation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

-What does it cost?
It's free!

-Do I need to register in advance?
As of now, we are not requiring advanced registration. For that reason, it is a good idea to come a few minutes early and secure a spot. It is possible that we will need to require registration in the future.

-Do I have to come every time?
No, just come when you can. That being said, you are definitely more likely to notice the results and rewards of yoga if you do it at least once per week.

-What will it be like?
It is a slow-paced class designed for beginners to intermediate students. We will work on learning the postures of yoga. This is not a cardiovascular exercise class.

-What should I wear?
Wear something comfortable, with a little give. Make sure to wear a top that is appropriate for inverted poses. It is best to practice yoga barefooted, but if you prefer, you can wear socks. I don't recommend wearing shoes.

-Do I have to buy a yoga mat?
It's nice to have one-- you can usually find inexpensive ones ($12-16) at many retail stores. If you do decide to buy a mat, I recommend a thinner style. The thick mats seem like an attractive option but they are not very good for balance.

-Am I flexible enough to do yoga?
We hear this a lot, but it's a silly question. You practice yoga in order to increase flexibility. If you're inflexible, you're a perfect candidate!

-Is yoga a religion?
No, it is not. Yoga is a philosophy, science and art that comes from India and is estimated to be 5,000 years old.

Additional tips:
-Try not to eat during the 1.5 hours leading up to class time.
-Bring a bottle of water.
-If you are prone to feeling cold, you may wish to bring a small blanket or a towel for final relaxation.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
This class will be a closer examination of Queries in Access. Students must have already completed Access 1, 2, and 3 at HMCPL within the 18 months previous to this class..
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Alpha Kappa
Valerie Britton
256-683-2202
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Join Ms. Julia for an interactive storytime including books, songs, rhymes, and a craft. This storytime is intended for ages 3 to 5.
Location
Youth Services Story Time Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/yogaatmain

We offer two gentle yoga classes every week!

Wednesdays, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

All classes are taught by Meredith K.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Classes are free and registration is not required.

You may bring your own mat or borrow one of the library's (while supplies last).

This class is gentle and beginner friendly. We work on balance, strength, flexibility, posture, breathing, meditation, and relaxation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

-What does it cost?
It's free!

-Do I need to register in advance?
As of now, we are not requiring advanced registration. For that reason, it is a good idea to come a few minutes early and secure a spot. It is possible that we will need to require registration in the future.

-Do I have to come every time?
No, just come when you can. That being said, you are definitely more likely to notice the results and rewards of yoga if you do it at least once per week.

-What will it be like?
It is a slow-paced class designed for beginners to intermediate students. We will work on learning the postures of yoga. This is not a cardiovascular exercise class.

-What should I wear?
Wear something comfortable, with a little give. Make sure to wear a top that is appropriate for inverted poses. It is best to practice yoga barefooted, but if you prefer, you can wear socks. I don't recommend wearing shoes.

-Do I have to buy a yoga mat?
It's nice to have one-- you can usually find inexpensive ones ($12-16) at many retail stores. If you do decide to buy a mat, I recommend a thinner style. The thick mats seem like an attractive option but they are not very good for balance.

-Am I flexible enough to do yoga?
We hear this a lot, but it's a silly question. You practice yoga in order to increase flexibility. If you're inflexible, you're a perfect candidate!

-Is yoga a religion?
No, it is not. Yoga is a philosophy, science and art that comes from India and is estimated to be 5,000 years old.

Additional tips:
-Try not to eat during the 1.5 hours leading up to class time.
-Bring a bottle of water.
-If you are prone to feeling cold, you may wish to bring a small blanket or a towel for final relaxation.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
LQ Fall 2017. 1-4.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Book discussion on "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrick Backman
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gurley Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Pam Scott
256-783-4924
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Kiwanis Little Learners is a five week session where your librarians create a play center for parents and caregivers to bring their young child, birth-age three, to play and informally meet with family resource professionals. During our five weeks we learn about early literacy; nutrition; speech, hearing, and language; and child development. Our play area materials were purchased with generous gifts from Huntsville Library Foundation and Rocket City Mom. Sign-ups are required. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 256-532-5949, or by e-mailing Melissa Shuman at mshuman@hmcpl.org. Sessions last for an hour and fifteen minutes. Space is limited to sixteen children between the ages of birth to three.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Open lab is the opportunity for patrons to receive help with email, Tablets (iPad's Kindle's etc.) Microsoft Office, Koha, or other computer issues.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join instructor, Crystal Kitchens, to learn how to knit a lacy scarf with your arms. You don't have to bring knitting needles! You will learn how to cast on, how to make the knit stitch, and how to cast off. There is no supply fee for this class, but please bring one skein of extra bulky (code 6) yarn (Homespun Thick and Quick is one brand) or two skeins of bulky (code 5) yarn. If you're experienced with yarn, you can bring four skeins of worsted weight yarn. No knitting experience is required.

This craft class is offered for adults. There is no supply fee, but registration is required. To register, please call 256-461-0046 or e-mail Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
Kiwanis Little Learners is a five week session where your librarians create a play center for parents and caregivers to bring their young child, birth-age three, to play and informally meet with family resource professionals. During our five weeks we learn about early literacy; nutrition; speech, hearing, and language; and child development. Our play area materials were purchased with generous gifts from Huntsville Library Foundation and Rocket City Mom. Sign-ups are required. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 256-532-5949, or by e-mailing Melissa Shuman at mshuman@hmcpl.org. Sessions last for an hour and fifteen minutes. Space is limited to sixteen children between the ages of birth to three.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come to the Madison Library to play American Mah Jongg. New and experienced players welcome! The group meets every Monday and Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 27, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Open lab is the opportunity for patrons to receive help with email, Tablets (iPad's Kindle's etc.) Microsoft Office, Koha, or other computer issues.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Stop by for make and take crafts in celebration of Chinese New Year!
Location
Youth Services
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Experienced, or First time knitter come join us and we will learn together.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Can't come to story time during the week? No problem! Join Ms. Teresa for a special Saturday story time on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at the Madison Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Escape the winter doldrums with our foreign films series!
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
The Murphy's Writers group is a diverse group of writers in many different stages and genres of writing. Periodically, we have public readings, guest speakers and participate in creative writing activities. Linda Spalla, author of Bernie's Paris, will join us to discuss her books and writing on January 28, 2017.

Members of the group are given the opportunity to read to their peers, receive positive and helpful feedback. The group meets two times a month on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 3:00 pm.

We welcome a diverse group of individuals to join adventures with literature.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Description
Knitting for the expert and the beginner.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us for 30 minutes of guided meditation. Melt away your Monday stress and learn techniques for a better life!
Program is free. Feel free to bring a mediation pillow if you would like. We will also have chairs available.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come to the Madison Library to play American Mah Jongg. New and experienced players welcome! The group meets every Monday and Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
#lqspring2017 1-4
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn how to design, create and edit pivot tables and pivot charts in Microsoft Excel, as well as how to use subtotaling, filtering and sorting functionality. Students must have completed Excel 1, 2, and 3 at HMCPL within the 18 months previous to this class.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
#LQSPRING2017. 2-3:30. Library does not close 2/20.
Grab a seat, get comfy and take off on some exciting adventures with LearningQUEST friends.
Jan 30 - Mulcahy: ​ Roadtripping Alaska and Canada
Ray Mulcahy will share his photo journal of four trips to Alaska. Two trips were done as road trips through Canada and Alaska. Includes travel by road, ship, ferry, air, rail and dog sled. Photo subjects include landscapes, flora, fauna and aurora borealis.
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Feb 6 – Tom Ress: Journey on the Amazon River
Enjoy the adventure of a riverboat trip on the Amazon River, the world's largest and longest river. From our starting point in the bustling river port of Iquitos, Peru, we will launch on a multi-day trip through the Amazon jungle and encounter wildlife and the indigenous people of the villages along the way. Otters, sloths, monkeys, dolphins, piranha and birds, birds, birds are everywhere! We will travel through Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, 20,000 square kilometers of protected jungle. After a week on the river we will head into the Andes and conclude our trip with a tour of the city of Cusco, known for its Spanish colonial architecture, and finally on to Machu Picchu.
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Feb 13 - Staggs: Travelling the Scottish Highlands
Travel with Barbara Staggs to the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. Discover what makes the Scottish Highlands one of Europe’s most unique natural wonders, as you learn the history of ancient lochs, clan lands, castles and glens.
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Feb 27 Barbara & Gary Hitt: A Photo Safari of Botswana

Join Barbara and Gary Hitt for a multi-media presentation of their recent trip to Botswana and South Africa. They stayed at small safari camps, slept in tents with wildlife right outside the tent flaps, and had excellent sightings and close encounters with lions, leopards, wild dogs, hippos, herds of elephants, troops of squabbling monkeys, dueling giraffes and zebras, grazing wart hogs, and herds of impala and gazelles gracefully leaping across the veldt. They witnessed and photographed a territorial chase between lions, and were charged by a herd of elephants. They ended their trip with a visit to Cape Town and Cape of Good Hope in South Africa which offered excellent opportunities for photographs.

Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
An opportunity for District 3 citizens to come together with their councilman.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Movie series where staff and library friends select their favorite film comedies.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 30, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
TBA
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Advanced topics in Microsoft Word 2010, including SmartArt, working with multiple documents, proofing, printing options, compatibility mode, advanced paragraph formatting, and advanced work with graphics. You must already have completed Word 1, Word 2 and Word 3 at HMCPL within the 18 months previous to this class.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 10-11:30. This course explores the history and current statistics about poverty in the US. Causes, including economic, systemic, and personal, will be discussed. An array of possible solutions will be explained and evaluated. This course will be helpful if you have an interest in an on-going social-economic issue and a concern about how to reduce its impact on the individual and the nation.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 2-4. Tuesdays. 9:30-11:30 - Thursdays.
Intuitive Photography is a 2-week, 4-part workshop on enhancing our photography through the study of composition, perspective and camera craftsmanship. Above all in Intuitive Photography we’ll learn how to have fun taking photos by using our intuition instead of just following rules. Rules are “made to be broken.” In composition we deal with lighting, static vs. dynamic approach, rule of thirds, space, lines (diagonals, s-curve, triangles, ovals), framing, colors that project and recede and brightness and shadows. “It’s in your feet,” is the study of perspective where we deal with space, compression, distortion, angle and altitude as it relates to the subjects in the photos. We’ll also discuss how to take flattering photos of people. In camera craftsmanship we learn how to set up our cameras for proper focus and exposure, and how to use the various modes: program, shutter and aperture functions. We’ll have classroom instruction and review, and outside photography homework is required. Students should be somewhat familiar with their cameras, and should bring their cameras with a cleared/erased memory card, and an erased thumb-drive.



Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Get a headstart on this year’s tax process.  Become acquainted 
with the tools and references that will assist you in the preparation and understanding of federal and state taxes.
Topics covered include claims, amended returns, collection, 
appeals, taxpayer rights and IRS
systems.
This 90-­minute session will be in­depth and you should walk away with all your questions answered!
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Sitting down to color a picture can be as
effective as meditation in reducing stress. Drop by the
library during our adult coloring sessions to see for
yourself—or, take a sheet home with you! All supplies provided. Sessions include music and herbal tea.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us to create a Valentine's Day themed painting. Limited to ages 10 and up. Please call to reserve your space.
Library
Tillman D. Hill Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Society of Technical Communication
Julie Blair
256-289-0004
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level. For more information please contact Teresa @tallison@hmcpl.org.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level. For more information please contact Teresa @tallison@hmcpl.org.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-11:30. Who am I? What is my purpose? How do I fit in this world? How can I relate to others in a meaningful way? How do I find serenity? What motivates me? The Enneagram, a personality typing system, is an ancient tool that helps us observe ways we cope in the world. It describes nine different strategies we develop as children for survival. We suffer as adults when these strategies (habitual thoughts and behaviors) no longer benefit our greatest and highest good. Recognizing these old patterns is the first step toward personal and spiritual growth. The Enneagram shows us a pathway from suffering toward personal and spiritual well-being as well as better relationships with others. By careful observation of our specific personality type, we can loosen our ego defenses and interact with others in a healthier way.
In this interactive course we will discuss the nine personality types and their world views: characteristics, strengths, challenges and pathways for growth. It will be fun, upbeat, informative, and……hopefully……a tool for personal wisdom.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Friends of the Library Board Meeting
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Ms. Julia and Mr. Jake as we explain how to conduct research for school papers. This is a four week class covering: print research, databases, online research, and how to put your research into a paper. We will address MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian formatting. This class is intended for 5th grade and up. The class will be limited to 20 students.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 1-2:30. In light of regular acts of terrorism in our country and in dozens of other countries worldwide, we can’t help but wonder what is going on in our world, and why so many terrible things can happen. Many people who have faith in God ask how a loving, grace-filled God can allow so many grace-less events to shake us to our souls. This class proposes to explore these concerns, and hopefully find explanations for some of the questions many of us are searching to have answered. We will look at political, social, religious, psychological, and emotional struggles, particularly as they affect us as we age, trying to discern if we react differently than folks in younger generations; and also look at how our parents and grandparents reacted to WWI and WWII in terms of faith when the whole world was at war. What have older people in our society learned that can help generations to come? What can each of us as individuals do to find hope, and to encourage others?
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description

Mindfulness is being fully aware in the present moment without judgement
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/yogaatmain

We offer two gentle yoga classes every week!

Wednesdays, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

All classes are taught by Meredith K.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Classes are free and registration is not required.

You may bring your own mat or borrow one of the library's (while supplies last).

This class is gentle and beginner friendly. We work on balance, strength, flexibility, posture, breathing, meditation, and relaxation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

-What does it cost?
It's free!

-Do I need to register in advance?
As of now, we are not requiring advanced registration. For that reason, it is a good idea to come a few minutes early and secure a spot. It is possible that we will need to require registration in the future.

-Do I have to come every time?
No, just come when you can. That being said, you are definitely more likely to notice the results and rewards of yoga if you do it at least once per week.

-What will it be like?
It is a slow-paced class designed for beginners to intermediate students. We will work on learning the postures of yoga. This is not a cardiovascular exercise class.

-What should I wear?
Wear something comfortable, with a little give. Make sure to wear a top that is appropriate for inverted poses. It is best to practice yoga barefooted, but if you prefer, you can wear socks. I don't recommend wearing shoes.

-Do I have to buy a yoga mat?
It's nice to have one-- you can usually find inexpensive ones ($12-16) at many retail stores. If you do decide to buy a mat, I recommend a thinner style. The thick mats seem like an attractive option but they are not very good for balance.

-Am I flexible enough to do yoga?
We hear this a lot, but it's a silly question. You practice yoga in order to increase flexibility. If you're inflexible, you're a perfect candidate!

-Is yoga a religion?
No, it is not. Yoga is a philosophy, science and art that comes from India and is estimated to be 5,000 years old.

Additional tips:
-Try not to eat during the 1.5 hours leading up to class time.
-Bring a bottle of water.
-If you are prone to feeling cold, you may wish to bring a small blanket or a towel for final relaxation.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
This class will be a closer examination of Reports in Access. Students must have already completed Access 1, 2, 3, and 4 at HMCPL within the 18 months previous to this class..
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us for our new monthly anime club! Suitable for older teens and adults we will be watching and discussing the best of anime and Japanese culture!
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-11:30.
Intuitive Photography is a 2-week, 4-part workshop on enhancing our photography through the study of composition, perspective and camera craftsmanship. Above all in Intuitive Photography we’ll learn how to have fun taking photos by using our intuition instead of just following rules. Rules are “made to be broken.” In composition we deal with lighting, static vs. dynamic approach, rule of thirds, space, lines (diagonals, s-curve, triangles, ovals), framing, colors that project and recede and brightness and shadows. “It’s in your feet,” is the study of perspective where we deal with space, compression, distortion, angle and altitude as it relates to the subjects in the photos. We’ll also discuss how to take flattering photos of people. In camera craftsmanship we learn how to set up our cameras for proper focus and exposure, and how to use the various modes: program, shutter and aperture functions. We’ll have classroom instruction and review, and outside photography homework is required. Students should be somewhat familiar with their cameras, and should bring their cameras with a cleared/erased memory card, and an erased thumb-drive.



Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-11:30. Crazy quilting is a Victorian art form that lends itself to innumerable contemporary variations. This class really is a course in creativity as the instructor leads students through possibilities for making a piece that is totally their own. No two projects will be alike. Participants will learn basic structure and then myriad possibilities for embellishing, the most fun part of all.
It is a hands-on course, where students will be creating in the class as well as following up at home. Videos, books, and demonstrations will pique curiosity and encourage students to branch out into new avenues of creativity.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Join us to celebrate Groundhog's Day with a puppet show!
Location
Youth Services Story Time Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
There will be no Gentle Yoga Class on this day. Normal class schedule resumes the following week. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date: Facebook.com/yogaatmain
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
LQ Fall 2017. 1-4.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Time
1:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Preparations for Friends Booksale - table borrowing from 2nd floor to Auditorium
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Time
1:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Preparations for Friends Booksale - table borrowing from 2nd floor to Auditorium
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 03, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
Preparations for Friends Booksale
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 03, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
Preparations for Friends Booksale
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 03, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come to the Madison Library to play American Mah Jongg. New and experienced players welcome! The group meets every Monday and Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Friends Booksale
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Friends Booksale
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Friends Booksale
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Experienced, or First time knitter come join us and we will learn together.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Shop over 20 vendors and benefit the library as a percentage of the profits go to purchase new books for the library. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or chewitt@hmcpl.org
Library
Monrovia Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
An African-American filmmaker attempts to end Black History month with the argument that black history should not be contained within one month.
Library
Bessie K. Russell Branch Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
“Is the Proper Term ‘Black’ or ‘African American’?” Sure to be a lively discussion! Open to the public.
Library
Bessie K. Russell Branch Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 05, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn scrapbooking techniques and make or finish your own scrapbooking projects using our tools. Please bring your own adhesive and specialty papers that you might like on your pages. Each month we will teach a lesson at the beginning of the program leaving time to work on your own at the end.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 05, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
tba
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 06, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Description
Knitting for the expert and the beginner.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Monday, February 06, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us for 30 minutes of guided meditation. Melt away your Monday stress and learn techniques for a better life!
Program is free. Feel free to bring a mediation pillow if you would like. We will also have chairs available.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 06, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come to the Madison Library to play American Mah Jongg. New and experienced players welcome! The group meets every Monday and Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 06, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
#lqspring2017 1-4
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 06, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 1:30-3. This 3-day course (running 90 minutes per session) will offer students an overview of the English language from its origins in Anglo-Saxon England in the fifth century to the many Englishes spoken in the United States in the twenty-first century. Session One will examine Old and Middle English, the first two substantial phases of the language. We will look at the profile of these first two phases of English, discussing early linguistic controversies, biases, and politics while looking at various literary. Session Two will examine the material process of language production, pondering the transition between manuscript and print culture, and move into the third phase of the language, early modern English. We will listen to Shakespeare in its original pronunciation, and look at further examples of this English from literature and from the first grammar guides and dictionaries. Session Three will focus on present-day English around the globe, with a specific focus on the United States. We will discuss numerous language controversies such as the Ebonics debate, English-only laws, and American dialects broadly.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 06, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
#LQSPRING2017. 2-3:30. Library does not close 2/20.
Grab a seat, get comfy and take off on some exciting adventures with LearningQUEST friends.
Jan 30 - Mulcahy: ​ Roadtripping Alaska and Canada
Ray Mulcahy will share his photo journal of four trips to Alaska. Two trips were done as road trips through Canada and Alaska. Includes travel by road, ship, ferry, air, rail and dog sled. Photo subjects include landscapes, flora, fauna and aurora borealis.
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Feb 6 – Tom Ress: Journey on the Amazon River
Enjoy the adventure of a riverboat trip on the Amazon River, the world's largest and longest river. From our starting point in the bustling river port of Iquitos, Peru, we will launch on a multi-day trip through the Amazon jungle and encounter wildlife and the indigenous people of the villages along the way. Otters, sloths, monkeys, dolphins, piranha and birds, birds, birds are everywhere! We will travel through Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, 20,000 square kilometers of protected jungle. After a week on the river we will head into the Andes and conclude our trip with a tour of the city of Cusco, known for its Spanish colonial architecture, and finally on to Machu Picchu.
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Feb 13 - Staggs: Travelling the Scottish Highlands
Travel with Barbara Staggs to the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. Discover what makes the Scottish Highlands one of Europe’s most unique natural wonders, as you learn the history of ancient lochs, clan lands, castles and glens.
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Feb 27 Barbara & Gary Hitt: A Photo Safari of Botswana

Join Barbara and Gary Hitt for a multi-media presentation of their recent trip to Botswana and South Africa. They stayed at small safari camps, slept in tents with wildlife right outside the tent flaps, and had excellent sightings and close encounters with lions, leopards, wild dogs, hippos, herds of elephants, troops of squabbling monkeys, dueling giraffes and zebras, grazing wart hogs, and herds of impala and gazelles gracefully leaping across the veldt. They witnessed and photographed a territorial chase between lions, and were charged by a herd of elephants. They ended their trip with a visit to Cape Town and Cape of Good Hope in South Africa which offered excellent opportunities for photographs.

Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 06, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Movie series where staff and library friends select their favorite film comedies.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
#lqspring2017 9:30-11. Feb. 7: In the Labyrinth of Binge Eating by Hilda Dulin Lee. Dr. Lee is a Huntsville dentist who overcame a serious binge eating problem. She struggled to overcome this disorder by educating herself and others. This book is her personal account of her path to a healthier lifestyle. Presenter: Dr. Hilda Dulin Lee. (A book signing for this 2016 publication will follow and copies are available for $12.95.)
Feb. 14: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. This touching novel, a 2014 best-seller, follows the friendship of two teenagers with cancer. An inspiring tale it chronicles their growing attachment to each other while facing the inevitability of their illnesses. Hazel and Augustus are characters who live each day to the fullest and without regrets. Presenter: Traci Loveman
Feb. 21: Bernie’s Paris - Travel Stories With Love by Linda Spalla. This travel journal/love story is an account of summers in Paris with a Huntsville ‘Southern Belle’ and her beau, a native Frenchman. Framed against the backdrop of Paris, our author dishes out travel tips, quirky stories, and personal adventures in the City of Light. Look for glorious photographs in this Fall 2016 publication. Presented by Linda Spalla
Feb 28: Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson. A student/teacher team reveals the history of this award-winning novel and its symbolic and allegorical meanings. The book is a mystery, a love story and a metaphor on American culture, set in the northwest United States against the backdrop of World War II. How Americans treated the Japanese who had been living in their community for 40 years is the heart of the fascinating story. Presenters: Gene Riggs and Shirley Mohler

Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Jojo Moyes’s word-of-mouth bestseller, Me Before You, catapulted her to wide critical acclaim and struck a chord with a wide range of readers everywhere. Now, with The Girl You Left Behind, Moyes returns with another irresistible heartbreaker—a breathtaking story of love, loss, and sacrifice told with her signature ability to capture our hearts.
Join us in the Monrovia Community Center Meeting Room for a brown bag lunch and book discussion. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at chewitt@hmcpl.org or 256-489-3392.
Library
Monrovia Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
"Discussing the book is important, but laughing is often our goal."

We've read a few nonfiction books, but mostly we focus on favorite authors and/or books of fiction. Mysteries seem to pop up as suggestions more than other genre. We've been meeting since July of 2004, and we'd love to have more members!

Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 11:30am at the Eleanor Murphy Branch Library

Upcoming Discussions:

January 3, 2017 - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
February 7, 2017 - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
March 7, 2017 - Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
April 11, 2017 - Bernie's Paris by Linda Spalla **author visit**
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Save money, make money!

Lauretta Moore of Family Services teaches you how to achieve your financial goals.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Our Home School Program is designed for children in Kindergarten through fourth grade. We provide interactive learning on a variety of topics to help teach and promote library skills. This informational meeting is for all parents and students to learn more about the program and plans for the upcoming year.
Library
Monrovia Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 2-4. Tuesdays. 9:30-11:30 - Thursdays.
Intuitive Photography is a 2-week, 4-part workshop on enhancing our photography through the study of composition, perspective and camera craftsmanship. Above all in Intuitive Photography we’ll learn how to have fun taking photos by using our intuition instead of just following rules. Rules are “made to be broken.” In composition we deal with lighting, static vs. dynamic approach, rule of thirds, space, lines (diagonals, s-curve, triangles, ovals), framing, colors that project and recede and brightness and shadows. “It’s in your feet,” is the study of perspective where we deal with space, compression, distortion, angle and altitude as it relates to the subjects in the photos. We’ll also discuss how to take flattering photos of people. In camera craftsmanship we learn how to set up our cameras for proper focus and exposure, and how to use the various modes: program, shutter and aperture functions. We’ll have classroom instruction and review, and outside photography homework is required. Students should be somewhat familiar with their cameras, and should bring their cameras with a cleared/erased memory card, and an erased thumb-drive.



Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Monthly meeting for Literary Ladies.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level. For more information please contact Teresa @tallison@hmcpl.org.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level. For more information please contact Teresa @tallison@hmcpl.org.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-11:30. Who am I? What is my purpose? How do I fit in this world? How can I relate to others in a meaningful way? How do I find serenity? What motivates me? The Enneagram, a personality typing system, is an ancient tool that helps us observe ways we cope in the world. It describes nine different strategies we develop as children for survival. We suffer as adults when these strategies (habitual thoughts and behaviors) no longer benefit our greatest and highest good. Recognizing these old patterns is the first step toward personal and spiritual growth. The Enneagram shows us a pathway from suffering toward personal and spiritual well-being as well as better relationships with others. By careful observation of our specific personality type, we can loosen our ego defenses and interact with others in a healthier way.
In this interactive course we will discuss the nine personality types and their world views: characteristics, strengths, challenges and pathways for growth. It will be fun, upbeat, informative, and……hopefully……a tool for personal wisdom.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-11:30. The Mission of the Photography SIG is to facilitate member socialization, building friendships and enjoyment around the pastime of photography. We encourage and rely on member participation.
The typical Photo SIG meetings will about two hours or a bit less. Meetings would be 1 per month on the 2nd week.
• Welcome of members and guests
• Club business (15 minutes for the "welcome and business")
• Photo/Tech Tip segment (brief technical tips on camera use or photographic technique)
• Main Presentation (30 to 60 minutes) done by a member or an outside speaker (might be a travel log, a technical presentation or a combination.
• Photo Essay (normally 15 minutes) highlights a member’s photography
• Photo Sharing by club members (30 minutes for sharing, and that totals up to about a 2- hour program)

Throughout the year we’ll have several photo field trips. Late in the year I hope members can hang a small exhibit in the Library. This promotes pride in our photography hobby. We’ll finish the year with a Potluck Lunch at an outside venue that a member provides. This SIG is a non-competitive environment that promotes the learning and enjoyment of photography as a wonderful pastime.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Ms. Julia and Mr. Jake as we explain how to conduct research for school papers. This is a four week class covering: print research, databases, online research, and how to put your research into a paper. We will address MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian formatting. This class is intended for 5th grade and up. The class will be limited to 20 students.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
How about some R&R? Join our Russell Readers book club read and review! Contact us to find out what we're reading next!

Library
Bessie K. Russell Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 1-2:30. In light of regular acts of terrorism in our country and in dozens of other countries worldwide, we can’t help but wonder what is going on in our world, and why so many terrible things can happen. Many people who have faith in God ask how a loving, grace-filled God can allow so many grace-less events to shake us to our souls. This class proposes to explore these concerns, and hopefully find explanations for some of the questions many of us are searching to have answered. We will look at political, social, religious, psychological, and emotional struggles, particularly as they affect us as we age, trying to discern if we react differently than folks in younger generations; and also look at how our parents and grandparents reacted to WWI and WWII in terms of faith when the whole world was at war. What have older people in our society learned that can help generations to come? What can each of us as individuals do to find hope, and to encourage others?
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description

Mindfulness is being fully aware in the present moment without judgement
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/yogaatmain

We offer two gentle yoga classes every week!

Wednesdays, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

All classes are taught by Meredith K.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Classes are free and registration is not required.

You may bring your own mat or borrow one of the library's (while supplies last).

This class is gentle and beginner friendly. We work on balance, strength, flexibility, posture, breathing, meditation, and relaxation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

-What does it cost?
It's free!

-Do I need to register in advance?
As of now, we are not requiring advanced registration. For that reason, it is a good idea to come a few minutes early and secure a spot. It is possible that we will need to require registration in the future.

-Do I have to come every time?
No, just come when you can. That being said, you are definitely more likely to notice the results and rewards of yoga if you do it at least once per week.

-What will it be like?
It is a slow-paced class designed for beginners to intermediate students. We will work on learning the postures of yoga. This is not a cardiovascular exercise class.

-What should I wear?
Wear something comfortable, with a little give. Make sure to wear a top that is appropriate for inverted poses. It is best to practice yoga barefooted, but if you prefer, you can wear socks. I don't recommend wearing shoes.

-Do I have to buy a yoga mat?
It's nice to have one-- you can usually find inexpensive ones ($12-16) at many retail stores. If you do decide to buy a mat, I recommend a thinner style. The thick mats seem like an attractive option but they are not very good for balance.

-Am I flexible enough to do yoga?
We hear this a lot, but it's a silly question. You practice yoga in order to increase flexibility. If you're inflexible, you're a perfect candidate!

-Is yoga a religion?
No, it is not. Yoga is a philosophy, science and art that comes from India and is estimated to be 5,000 years old.

Additional tips:
-Try not to eat during the 1.5 hours leading up to class time.
-Bring a bottle of water.
-If you are prone to feeling cold, you may wish to bring a small blanket or a towel for final relaxation.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
A brand new Writer's Group in Huntsville for writers of all genres. Meet and receive feedback and support from other writers.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-11:30.
Intuitive Photography is a 2-week, 4-part workshop on enhancing our photography through the study of composition, perspective and camera craftsmanship. Above all in Intuitive Photography we’ll learn how to have fun taking photos by using our intuition instead of just following rules. Rules are “made to be broken.” In composition we deal with lighting, static vs. dynamic approach, rule of thirds, space, lines (diagonals, s-curve, triangles, ovals), framing, colors that project and recede and brightness and shadows. “It’s in your feet,” is the study of perspective where we deal with space, compression, distortion, angle and altitude as it relates to the subjects in the photos. We’ll also discuss how to take flattering photos of people. In camera craftsmanship we learn how to set up our cameras for proper focus and exposure, and how to use the various modes: program, shutter and aperture functions. We’ll have classroom instruction and review, and outside photography homework is required. Students should be somewhat familiar with their cameras, and should bring their cameras with a cleared/erased memory card, and an erased thumb-drive.



Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-11:30. Crazy quilting is a Victorian art form that lends itself to innumerable contemporary variations. This class really is a course in creativity as the instructor leads students through possibilities for making a piece that is totally their own. No two projects will be alike. Participants will learn basic structure and then myriad possibilities for embellishing, the most fun part of all.
It is a hands-on course, where students will be creating in the class as well as following up at home. Videos, books, and demonstrations will pique curiosity and encourage students to branch out into new avenues of creativity.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Join Ms. Julia for an interactive storytime including books, songs, rhymes, and a craft. This storytime is intended for ages 3 to 5.
Location
Youth Services Story Time Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/yogaatmain

We offer two gentle yoga classes every week!

Wednesdays, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

All classes are taught by Meredith K.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Classes are free and registration is not required.

You may bring your own mat or borrow one of the library's (while supplies last).

This class is gentle and beginner friendly. We work on balance, strength, flexibility, posture, breathing, meditation, and relaxation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

-What does it cost?
It's free!

-Do I need to register in advance?
As of now, we are not requiring advanced registration. For that reason, it is a good idea to come a few minutes early and secure a spot. It is possible that we will need to require registration in the future.

-Do I have to come every time?
No, just come when you can. That being said, you are definitely more likely to notice the results and rewards of yoga if you do it at least once per week.

-What will it be like?
It is a slow-paced class designed for beginners to intermediate students. We will work on learning the postures of yoga. This is not a cardiovascular exercise class.

-What should I wear?
Wear something comfortable, with a little give. Make sure to wear a top that is appropriate for inverted poses. It is best to practice yoga barefooted, but if you prefer, you can wear socks. I don't recommend wearing shoes.

-Do I have to buy a yoga mat?
It's nice to have one-- you can usually find inexpensive ones ($12-16) at many retail stores. If you do decide to buy a mat, I recommend a thinner style. The thick mats seem like an attractive option but they are not very good for balance.

-Am I flexible enough to do yoga?
We hear this a lot, but it's a silly question. You practice yoga in order to increase flexibility. If you're inflexible, you're a perfect candidate!

-Is yoga a religion?
No, it is not. Yoga is a philosophy, science and art that comes from India and is estimated to be 5,000 years old.

Additional tips:
-Try not to eat during the 1.5 hours leading up to class time.
-Bring a bottle of water.
-If you are prone to feeling cold, you may wish to bring a small blanket or a towel for final relaxation.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Take a ‘Time Out’ each month to meet other adult fans of YA, enjoy a great discussion, and get exciting new recommendations.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
LQ Fall 2017. 1-4.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
1-2:30. 2nd Thursday of each month.
Location
Huntsville Library Foundation Conference Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 1:30-3:30. This is a contemporary issues course. The facilitator will present possible topics for discussion, but other issues, presented by class participants, may win out as topics for conversation in any given class. Political issues will be the general theme. Participants will be presented with and expected to adhere to a certain code of decorum in how they discuss issues. Conversations are not opportunities to vent or attack other speakers. The course is not to be used as a podium for presenting one’s particular espoused views without equal consideration of all points of view.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
#LQSPRING2017. 2-3:30. oin us for a celebration of Modern Spanish artists.
The featured artists are Gaudi, Picasso, Sorolla, Gris, Dali, Botero, plus the Mexican painters Rivera and Kahlo.
We know you will view these works in a new way. Whether or not you have been to Spain, you will gain new insights and appreciation into these masters and the time in which their works were created.

Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Start With Yourself! Bring any information you have and we'll help you record that, and search for what you to know.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Book Group
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 10, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Kiwanis Little Learners is a five week session where your librarians create a play center for parents and caregivers to bring their young child, birth-age three, to play and informally meet with family resource professionals. During our five weeks we learn about early literacy; nutrition; speech, hearing, and language; and child development. Our play area materials were purchased with generous gifts from Huntsville Library Foundation and Rocket City Mom. Sign-ups are required. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 256-532-5949, or by e-mailing Melissa Shuman at mshuman@hmcpl.org. Sessions last for an hour and fifteen minutes. Space is limited to sixteen children between the ages of birth to three.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 10, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
Kiwanis Little Learners is a five week session where your librarians create a play center for parents and caregivers to bring their young child, birth-age three, to play and informally meet with family resource professionals. During our five weeks we learn about early literacy; nutrition; speech, hearing, and language; and child development. Our play area materials were purchased with generous gifts from Huntsville Library Foundation and Rocket City Mom. Sign-ups are required. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 256-532-5949, or by e-mailing Melissa Shuman at mshuman@hmcpl.org. Sessions last for an hour and fifteen minutes. Space is limited to sixteen children between the ages of birth to three.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 10, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come to the Madison Library to play American Mah Jongg. New and experienced players welcome! The group meets every Monday and Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 10, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
LQSPRING2017. 2-4:30. ALL OTHERS ARE ON THE FIRST FRIDAY THROUGH MAY.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 10, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
#LQSpring2017. 2-3:30. Physics is the fundamental science. It explains how the universe behaves at every scale, from the subatomic to the extragalactic. This session will cover light and optics, and relativity.

This course includes lectures from the GREAT COURSES DVD Physics of the Universe with PhD Richard Wolfson (Middlebury College) and will pick up where the fall course 2014 left off.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 10, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
We will be getting ready for OUAWN.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 10, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for a special family friendly after hours event at the Madison Public Library. We'll celebrate fairytales through puppet shows, games, dancing, crafts, music, and more!

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 10, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Family Movie Night features a free family-friendly movie with popcorn and snacks available at minimal cost. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at 256-489-3392 or chewitt@hmcpl.org. You can pick up your free movie tickets at the Monrovia Library circulation desk at any time.
Library
Monrovia Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Experienced, or First time knitter come join us and we will learn together.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Can't come to story time during the week? No problem! Join Ms. Teresa for a special Saturday story time on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at the Madison Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Escape the winter doldrums with our foreign films series!
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
tba
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Hot Wheel Club
Richard Whitmark
256-325-4990
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 13, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Description
Knitting for the expert and the beginner.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Monday, February 13, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us for 30 minutes of guided meditation. Melt away your Monday stress and learn techniques for a better life!
Program is free. Feel free to bring a mediation pillow if you would like. We will also have chairs available.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 13, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come to the Madison Library to play American Mah Jongg. New and experienced players welcome! The group meets every Monday and Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 13, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
#lqspring2017 1-4
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 13, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Friends of the library monthly meeting
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Monday, February 13, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 1:30-3. This 3-day course (running 90 minutes per session) will offer students an overview of the English language from its origins in Anglo-Saxon England in the fifth century to the many Englishes spoken in the United States in the twenty-first century. Session One will examine Old and Middle English, the first two substantial phases of the language. We will look at the profile of these first two phases of English, discussing early linguistic controversies, biases, and politics while looking at various literary. Session Two will examine the material process of language production, pondering the transition between manuscript and print culture, and move into the third phase of the language, early modern English. We will listen to Shakespeare in its original pronunciation, and look at further examples of this English from literature and from the first grammar guides and dictionaries. Session Three will focus on present-day English around the globe, with a specific focus on the United States. We will discuss numerous language controversies such as the Ebonics debate, English-only laws, and American dialects broadly.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 13, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
#LQSPRING2017. 2-3:30. Library does not close 2/20.
Grab a seat, get comfy and take off on some exciting adventures with LearningQUEST friends.
Jan 30 - Mulcahy: ​ Roadtripping Alaska and Canada
Ray Mulcahy will share his photo journal of four trips to Alaska. Two trips were done as road trips through Canada and Alaska. Includes travel by road, ship, ferry, air, rail and dog sled. Photo subjects include landscapes, flora, fauna and aurora borealis.
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Feb 6 – Tom Ress: Journey on the Amazon River
Enjoy the adventure of a riverboat trip on the Amazon River, the world's largest and longest river. From our starting point in the bustling river port of Iquitos, Peru, we will launch on a multi-day trip through the Amazon jungle and encounter wildlife and the indigenous people of the villages along the way. Otters, sloths, monkeys, dolphins, piranha and birds, birds, birds are everywhere! We will travel through Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, 20,000 square kilometers of protected jungle. After a week on the river we will head into the Andes and conclude our trip with a tour of the city of Cusco, known for its Spanish colonial architecture, and finally on to Machu Picchu.
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Feb 13 - Staggs: Travelling the Scottish Highlands
Travel with Barbara Staggs to the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. Discover what makes the Scottish Highlands one of Europe’s most unique natural wonders, as you learn the history of ancient lochs, clan lands, castles and glens.
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Feb 27 Barbara & Gary Hitt: A Photo Safari of Botswana

Join Barbara and Gary Hitt for a multi-media presentation of their recent trip to Botswana and South Africa. They stayed at small safari camps, slept in tents with wildlife right outside the tent flaps, and had excellent sightings and close encounters with lions, leopards, wild dogs, hippos, herds of elephants, troops of squabbling monkeys, dueling giraffes and zebras, grazing wart hogs, and herds of impala and gazelles gracefully leaping across the veldt. They witnessed and photographed a territorial chase between lions, and were charged by a herd of elephants. They ended their trip with a visit to Cape Town and Cape of Good Hope in South Africa which offered excellent opportunities for photographs.

Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 13, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Monthly meeting for the Teen Writing Club.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Monday, February 13, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Movie series where staff and library friends select their favorite film comedies.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 13, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for our monthly meeting of the Friends of the Bailey Cove Library. We will now meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 at the Bailey Cove Library. In the case of a holiday, the meeting will be moved to the third Monday of the month.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
#lqspring2017 9:30-11. Feb. 7: In the Labyrinth of Binge Eating by Hilda Dulin Lee. Dr. Lee is a Huntsville dentist who overcame a serious binge eating problem. She struggled to overcome this disorder by educating herself and others. This book is her personal account of her path to a healthier lifestyle. Presenter: Dr. Hilda Dulin Lee. (A book signing for this 2016 publication will follow and copies are available for $12.95.)
Feb. 14: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. This touching novel, a 2014 best-seller, follows the friendship of two teenagers with cancer. An inspiring tale it chronicles their growing attachment to each other while facing the inevitability of their illnesses. Hazel and Augustus are characters who live each day to the fullest and without regrets. Presenter: Traci Loveman
Feb. 21: Bernie’s Paris - Travel Stories With Love by Linda Spalla. This travel journal/love story is an account of summers in Paris with a Huntsville ‘Southern Belle’ and her beau, a native Frenchman. Framed against the backdrop of Paris, our author dishes out travel tips, quirky stories, and personal adventures in the City of Light. Look for glorious photographs in this Fall 2016 publication. Presented by Linda Spalla
Feb 28: Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson. A student/teacher team reveals the history of this award-winning novel and its symbolic and allegorical meanings. The book is a mystery, a love story and a metaphor on American culture, set in the northwest United States against the backdrop of World War II. How Americans treated the Japanese who had been living in their community for 40 years is the heart of the fascinating story. Presenters: Gene Riggs and Shirley Mohler

Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Children presented with stories, songs and a fun craft
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Hosted by UAH view our monthly TED talk and enjoy a lively discussion afterwards.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
#LQSPRING2017. 1-3.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
#lq2017spring 1-2:30 In the early days of the 1940’s, two honorable and dedicated Army officers became Generals.
Terry Allen and George Patton, who they were, what they did, and how their commands, leadership, and dedication helped the Allies win in World War II.
Session 1: Before the War and North Africa
Session 2: Sicily and Italy
Session 3: The Western Front
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 3-4:30. In six entertaining 90-minute sessions, this course will take you from the early origins of wealth, through the basics of what are private and public investments, all the way to a review of past and present money masters. We will provide thoughts on the economic and investment outlook based on the results of the presidential election. We will review stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities, alternatives investments, mutual funds and exchange traded funds, as well as thoroughly discussing asset allocation strategies and portfolio construction. MAX. 30.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for the discussion! We read a mix of old and modern literature. We meet at the Russell library. We mix it up month to month. To find out what we're reading, contact us 256-859-9050.
Library
Bessie K. Russell Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn new crafts each month!

July- Loom Knitting
August- Introduction to Crocheting with Rags
September- Create and Autumn Splendor Sweatshirt
October- Jack O' Lantern Light
November- Folded Fabric Ornaments
December- Beaded Snowflake Earrings

Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level. For more information please contact Teresa @tallison@hmcpl.org.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Meeting
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level. For more information please contact Teresa @tallison@hmcpl.org.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-11:30. Who am I? What is my purpose? How do I fit in this world? How can I relate to others in a meaningful way? How do I find serenity? What motivates me? The Enneagram, a personality typing system, is an ancient tool that helps us observe ways we cope in the world. It describes nine different strategies we develop as children for survival. We suffer as adults when these strategies (habitual thoughts and behaviors) no longer benefit our greatest and highest good. Recognizing these old patterns is the first step toward personal and spiritual growth. The Enneagram shows us a pathway from suffering toward personal and spiritual well-being as well as better relationships with others. By careful observation of our specific personality type, we can loosen our ego defenses and interact with others in a healthier way.
In this interactive course we will discuss the nine personality types and their world views: characteristics, strengths, challenges and pathways for growth. It will be fun, upbeat, informative, and……hopefully……a tool for personal wisdom.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join Ms. Julia and Mr. Jake as we explain how to conduct research for school papers. This is a four week class covering: print research, databases, online research, and how to put your research into a paper. We will address MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian formatting. This class is intended for 5th grade and up. The class will be limited to 20 students.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Do you like to read? Do you quilt, knit, or cross-stitch? Come join us! All readers and crafters are welcome. Contact Amanda at acampbell@hmcpl.org for book selections.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 1-2:30. In light of regular acts of terrorism in our country and in dozens of other countries worldwide, we can’t help but wonder what is going on in our world, and why so many terrible things can happen. Many people who have faith in God ask how a loving, grace-filled God can allow so many grace-less events to shake us to our souls. This class proposes to explore these concerns, and hopefully find explanations for some of the questions many of us are searching to have answered. We will look at political, social, religious, psychological, and emotional struggles, particularly as they affect us as we age, trying to discern if we react differently than folks in younger generations; and also look at how our parents and grandparents reacted to WWI and WWII in terms of faith when the whole world was at war. What have older people in our society learned that can help generations to come? What can each of us as individuals do to find hope, and to encourage others?
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Library Board Meeting
Location
Board Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/yogaatmain

We offer two gentle yoga classes every week!

Wednesdays, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

All classes are taught by Meredith K.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Classes are free and registration is not required.

You may bring your own mat or borrow one of the library's (while supplies last).

This class is gentle and beginner friendly. We work on balance, strength, flexibility, posture, breathing, meditation, and relaxation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

-What does it cost?
It's free!

-Do I need to register in advance?
As of now, we are not requiring advanced registration. For that reason, it is a good idea to come a few minutes early and secure a spot. It is possible that we will need to require registration in the future.

-Do I have to come every time?
No, just come when you can. That being said, you are definitely more likely to notice the results and rewards of yoga if you do it at least once per week.

-What will it be like?
It is a slow-paced class designed for beginners to intermediate students. We will work on learning the postures of yoga. This is not a cardiovascular exercise class.

-What should I wear?
Wear something comfortable, with a little give. Make sure to wear a top that is appropriate for inverted poses. It is best to practice yoga barefooted, but if you prefer, you can wear socks. I don't recommend wearing shoes.

-Do I have to buy a yoga mat?
It's nice to have one-- you can usually find inexpensive ones ($12-16) at many retail stores. If you do decide to buy a mat, I recommend a thinner style. The thick mats seem like an attractive option but they are not very good for balance.

-Am I flexible enough to do yoga?
We hear this a lot, but it's a silly question. You practice yoga in order to increase flexibility. If you're inflexible, you're a perfect candidate!

-Is yoga a religion?
No, it is not. Yoga is a philosophy, science and art that comes from India and is estimated to be 5,000 years old.

Additional tips:
-Try not to eat during the 1.5 hours leading up to class time.
-Bring a bottle of water.
-If you are prone to feeling cold, you may wish to bring a small blanket or a towel for final relaxation.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Adult coloring is back! This time we are being hosted by Sugar Belle Bakery at 515 Jordan Lane. Sugar Belle will have cupcakes and coffee available for purchase and we will provide the coloring supplies! Sign up at the Adult Services desk!
Location
Off-site events
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-10:30. This four course session is intended to share some of the early history of Huntsville and promote the idea of old “things” perhaps not known or understood that could be new ideas. There is so much to learn and class participation is encouraged. There will be no dates or tests.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-11:30. Crazy quilting is a Victorian art form that lends itself to innumerable contemporary variations. This class really is a course in creativity as the instructor leads students through possibilities for making a piece that is totally their own. No two projects will be alike. Participants will learn basic structure and then myriad possibilities for embellishing, the most fun part of all.
It is a hands-on course, where students will be creating in the class as well as following up at home. Videos, books, and demonstrations will pique curiosity and encourage students to branch out into new avenues of creativity.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
#lq2017spring; 9:30-11:30
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Join Ms. Julia for an interactive storytime including books, songs, rhymes, and a craft. This storytime is intended for ages 3 to 5.
Location
Youth Services Story Time Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/yogaatmain

We offer two gentle yoga classes every week!

Wednesdays, 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

All classes are taught by Meredith K.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Classes are free and registration is not required.

You may bring your own mat or borrow one of the library's (while supplies last).

This class is gentle and beginner friendly. We work on balance, strength, flexibility, posture, breathing, meditation, and relaxation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

-What does it cost?
It's free!

-Do I need to register in advance?
As of now, we are not requiring advanced registration. For that reason, it is a good idea to come a few minutes early and secure a spot. It is possible that we will need to require registration in the future.

-Do I have to come every time?
No, just come when you can. That being said, you are definitely more likely to notice the results and rewards of yoga if you do it at least once per week.

-What will it be like?
It is a slow-paced class designed for beginners to intermediate students. We will work on learning the postures of yoga. This is not a cardiovascular exercise class.

-What should I wear?
Wear something comfortable, with a little give. Make sure to wear a top that is appropriate for inverted poses. It is best to practice yoga barefooted, but if you prefer, you can wear socks. I don't recommend wearing shoes.

-Do I have to buy a yoga mat?
It's nice to have one-- you can usually find inexpensive ones ($12-16) at many retail stores. If you do decide to buy a mat, I recommend a thinner style. The thick mats seem like an attractive option but they are not very good for balance.

-Am I flexible enough to do yoga?
We hear this a lot, but it's a silly question. You practice yoga in order to increase flexibility. If you're inflexible, you're a perfect candidate!

-Is yoga a religion?
No, it is not. Yoga is a philosophy, science and art that comes from India and is estimated to be 5,000 years old.

Additional tips:
-Try not to eat during the 1.5 hours leading up to class time.
-Bring a bottle of water.
-If you are prone to feeling cold, you may wish to bring a small blanket or a towel for final relaxation.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
LQ Fall 2017. 1-4.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
#LQSPRING2017. 2-3:30. oin us for a celebration of Modern Spanish artists.
The featured artists are Gaudi, Picasso, Sorolla, Gris, Dali, Botero, plus the Mexican painters Rivera and Kahlo.
We know you will view these works in a new way. Whether or not you have been to Spain, you will gain new insights and appreciation into these masters and the time in which their works were created.

Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 17, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
#LQSPRING2017 9:30-12. Moved 2/17 course to Auditorium at request of Library.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 17, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Kiwanis Little Learners is a five week session where your librarians create a play center for parents and caregivers to bring their young child, birth-age three, to play and informally meet with family resource professionals. During our five weeks we learn about early literacy; nutrition; speech, hearing, and language; and child development. Our play area materials were purchased with generous gifts from Huntsville Library Foundation and Rocket City Mom. Sign-ups are required. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 256-532-5949, or by e-mailing Melissa Shuman at mshuman@hmcpl.org. Sessions last for an hour and fifteen minutes. Space is limited to sixteen children between the ages of birth to three.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 17, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
Kiwanis Little Learners is a five week session where your librarians create a play center for parents and caregivers to bring their young child, birth-age three, to play and informally meet with family resource professionals. During our five weeks we learn about early literacy; nutrition; speech, hearing, and language; and child development. Our play area materials were purchased with generous gifts from Huntsville Library Foundation and Rocket City Mom. Sign-ups are required. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 256-532-5949, or by e-mailing Melissa Shuman at mshuman@hmcpl.org. Sessions last for an hour and fifteen minutes. Space is limited to sixteen children between the ages of birth to three.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 17, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come to the Madison Library to play American Mah Jongg. New and experienced players welcome! The group meets every Monday and Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information contact Teresa at tallison@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 17, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
#LQSpring2017. 2-3:30. Physics is the fundamental science. It explains how the universe behaves at every scale, from the subatomic to the extragalactic. This session will cover light and optics, and relativity.

This course includes lectures from the GREAT COURSES DVD Physics of the Universe with PhD Richard Wolfson (Middlebury College) and will pick up where the fall course 2014 left off.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 17, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Casual Book Club of diverse men and women who enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction books. Relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy the conversation and share a light meal.
Library
Triana Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Knitting for experts and beginners.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come join us to watch Trolls on our projector screen.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

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