Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
Summer Reading Program

   Winter 2017   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, February 25, 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 25, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This is the Weekend Edition of the Downtown Writers Group, this time will be used for speakers as well as critique and discussion.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 25, 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 25, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join Madison Public Library for another celebration of
Black History Month. We’ll start the afternoon with
a speaker presentation event with
Mr Justin McFarland –WAAYTV-31 and others.
Then, we’ll move into African Dance,
Rhythm, and Musical Experience.

Event sponsored by
Rosie’s International Services, Inc of Huntsville, AL.
Bringing awareness and understanding
of African American culture.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 25, 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, February 25, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
The theme for this year's program is Raise the B.A.R. (Black American Renaissance) to promote better literacy and education for our youth through STEAM/STREAM inspired events and activities. We hope to encourage and challenge our youth to do what it takes to go the distance like the concept of potential energy vs. kinetic energy to show the relationship of simply being an educated person vs. an educated person who actually uses the education they've attained to leave an influential mark on society.

The program begins at 3 p.m. with hands-on youth learning activities in Youth Services. Children – adults, too – can find out more about black pioneers by searching for "Hidden Figures" located throughout the library inspired by the soon to be motion picture movie set in the middle of the civil rights movement, that tells the never before told, true story of NASA's African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America's space program.

Starting at 5:15 p.m., the festivities will commence, featuring music, art, dance, and fashion performances. Various authors and vendors will also be on site.
Location
Atrium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Jack and Jill
Amanda Bishop
256-457-4731
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, February 26, 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, February 27, 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 27, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
#LQSPRING2017. 9:30-12.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 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 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
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
#lqspring2017 1-4
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
LQ Spring and Fall 2017. 1-3. 1st meeting will be 1/30th, 5th Mon. of January. All others thru November will be 4th Mon. of each month.
Location
Meeting Room C
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 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 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Students must have completed Excel 1, 2, and 3 at HMCPL within the last 18 months. This class will be taught as a workshop in which an Excel workbook will be created from start to finish.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Weekly meeting for the Clever Reader's book club
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 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 27, 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, February 27, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Upcycle old books into brand new artwork! 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, February 27, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Ladies from the community come together to work on their crafts and visit.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gurley Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 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 28, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
#LQspring2017: 10-11
Have you ever winced watching Judge Judy make a decision? Do you think you would be a good fit on the Supreme Court? Or do you just enjoy telling other people what you think? If so, this class may be just for you!
Participants will be presented with the facts of a real court case. Then we’ll open up the floor to arguments, comments and questions. We’ll then take a vote to determine the verdict the class would have given in the case. And, finally, you’ll learn the real outcome of the case.
This is not a law school class. There will be a mix of serious cases and frivolous ones over the two days of one hour programs. Let’s see how well you fit in a judge’s robe!
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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, February 28, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Students must have completed Advanced Excel workshop 1 at HMCPL within the past 18 months. This workshop will focus on how to create a simple database using Excel.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 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 28, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 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, February 28, 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, February 28, 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, February 28, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Get out of your house and celebrate the end of Adult Winter Reading with prizes and games.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 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 28, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Friends of the Library meet together to discuss ways to better our community library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gurley Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Discussion and comradery.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 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, March 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, March 01, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
LQspring2017. Second class for wait list. Skip 3/8 due to Intuitive Photography. 3/31 on Friday due to 3/29 had conflict.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Weekly meeting for the Chatterbox book club.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The library will host a special class in the Computer Training Center.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 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, March 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, March 02, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
#lq2017spring; 9:30-11:30
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 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, March 02, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Microsoft Word 2010 for beginners, including opening and closing the program, navigating in the program, opening and closing documents, and selecting text. You should already have mastered the skills in Basic PC Skills 2.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Make and take a craft each month.

Please note that the February 4, 2016 class has been canceled.

March 2017 is Crochet for Beginners, held on March 2, 9, 13 & 30.

10am-12pm • Crochet from the beginning• Learn crochet stitches and how to read a pattern • No experience required • 12 students max • Bring a size G crochet hook and firm, light-colored worsted weight yarn • Do not bring soft, fuzzy yarns to the first class • Homework required
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 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, March 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, March 02, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn about navigating the Internet and great search techniques to get the results you intend. You should already have mastered basic PC skills.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 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, March 03, 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, March 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
Friday, March 03, 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, March 03, 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, March 03, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 2-4:30. First Friday in February not available. 2/10 for Friday Film Series.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Description
An Evening of English Country Dance at Straight to Ale Brewery at 2610 Clinton Ave. Celebrate the bicentennial of Alabama becoming a territory at the Territory Dance, with live music from The Fine Companions and period dance instruction from Matt Hawkins of Huntsville English Country Dance. Tickets will be available at the door and you can purchase in advance online starting February 14 at store.hmcpl.org
Location
Off-site events
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Singing / Poetry Group
Kelvin Jones 256-503-9393
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 04, 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, March 04, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
Description
New release or recently release family movie. Free and open to the public
Library
Triana Public Library

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

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Weekly meeting for the Clever Reader's book club
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
For those just starting to use computers. You’ll learn about the parts of a computer, how to turn one on and off, how to use a mouse, the WordPad program, the Paint program, and how to save. No prior knowledge needed.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Movie comedies chosen by Library staff and friends.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
As part of the "Caring Talks" series sponsored by American Senior Assistance Program, the topic for March focuses on how to avoid caregiver burnout. The speaker will be Jason Parks, Lead Pastor and Executive Officer of Refuge Church. This workshop is free to the public.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Bird Centerpiece ... let's make a pretty spring centerpiece. All materials supplied. Please call to register 256-776-2102
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gurley Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 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, March 07, 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, March 07, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Under attack from Loki's minions, immortal warlord Leif is shocked to encounter a dark-haired beauty who fights like a warrior herself. Wounded and feverish, the Viking kisses her, inadvertently triggering an ancient Norse bond. But when Naya Brisbane breaks away and disappears before the bond is completed, Leif's warrior spirit goes berserk. If Leif doesn't find her fast, he's going to lose himself to permanent battle fury. But Naya doesn't want to be found...and they're both running out of time.
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, March 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, March 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, March 07, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
#LQspring2017.1-2:30
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Monthly Murphy FOL meeting.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 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, March 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, March 07, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Examine popular presentation software and create and modify a basic presentation in class with PowerPoint. You should already have mastered basic PC skills. Word skills are helpful.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 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, March 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, March 08, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Discussion and comradery.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 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, March 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, March 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, March 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, March 08, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Weekly meeting for the Chatterbox book club.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The library will host a special class in the Computer Training Center.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 2-3:30.Chinese musical instruments have formed a unique character and style after thousands of years of development
and transmission of Chinese culture. Not only do they entertain, but they also play an important part in Chinese
life. Class members will learn about the role they have played in Chinese history and culture and be able to
enjoy their intricate and sometimes mysterious sound.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 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, March 08, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Microsoft Excel 2010 for beginners, including opening and closing documents; navigation; and selecting and manipulating columns, rows and cells. You should already have mastered the skills in Basic PC Skills 2.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 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, March 09, 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, March 09, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-11.This course will address many important concerns that seniors have about the effect of aging on our musculoskeletal system. Dr. Horn will discuss a whole range of issues including arthritis and medical and surgical treatments including joint replacements. Common spinal conditions and treatment options as well as frequent injuries and their proper care will be given consideration. There will be time for questions and discussion.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
#lq2017spring; 9:30-11:30
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 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, March 09, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Microsoft Word 2010 for beginners, including text formatting, paragraph formatting, page formatting, and beginning use of graphics. You must have completed Word 1 at HMCPL within the 18 months previous to this class.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 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, March 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, March 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, March 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, March 09, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn about saving, shopping, faxing and wifi! Must have mastered the skills taught in Internet 1 within the 18 months previous to this class.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 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, March 09, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Gurley Movie Afternoon "Kubo & the Two Strings"
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gurley Public Library

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

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
#LQspring2017. 9:30-11.1917 was one of ‘those’ years – America was on the brink of becoming a world power and a woman was elected to the United House of Representatives. Piggly Wiggly had opened the first self-service grocery store and Margaret Sanger had opened the first birth control clinic. America joined her allies and became a part of the war to end all wars. Times they were a-changing. Or were they?
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 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, March 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, March 10, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn to make a Kite. Please call and let us know you will be attending
256-723-2995. Cost of each kite made $3.00. This will be a sled kite.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 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, March 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, March 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, March 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, March 11, 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, March 11, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Poetry Association
Claire Mikkelson
256-883-7919
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

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

Title
Date
Monday, March 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, March 13, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Weekly meeting for the Clever Reader's book club
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 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, March 13, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 2-3. During these four classes, we will look back at great American sculpture, architecture, the beginning of photography in America, and decorative arts. A focal point will be the lives and works of artists such as Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and Robert Henri. The artists of the Ashcan School—Sloan, Luks, Shinn, Glackens, Lawson, Prendergast, and Bellows—as well as other Realist artists like Eastman Johnson and Thomas Eakins-- will be included in the Power Point lecture. Another focus will be Art Nouveau and the artists associated with it—Louis Comfort Tiffany, Rene Lalique, Alphonse Mucha, and Antoni Gaudi. The classes will conclude with the study of Art Deco, a style that left a definite mark on American architecture.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 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, March 13, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Movie comedies chosen by Library staff and friends.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Ladies come together to work on their crafts & hobbies and visit.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gurley Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-10:30. William H. Hampton, a noted historian of the Huntsville scene, will take us on a journey into the Huntsville of the 1950s and 1960s – decades when the Civil Rights movement came to the forefront in southern communities and the entire nation. There we will review the role that Huntsville and its citizens played during those tumultuous decades. We will meet through William Hampton’s personal recollections the characters that populated this era as the movement played out locally. We will pay tribute to Dr. Sonny Hereford, a leading player in the struggle for equal rights in education. We will learn of black and white leaders during this period; black businessmen, professionals and the working class, as well as white individuals who were supportive of the goals of the movement. Mr. Hampton’s interviews of local participants have given him profound insights into the changes that happened locally. We will also meet in person some individuals who witnessed these changes firsthand.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Job skills training for the homeless offered by North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (NACH). Skills for Success is a job skills training program that meets twice a week for 5 weeks to discuss career development, job search skills, and identify and removing obstacles to obtaining employment. To learn more or register, please contact the NACH office at 256-261-3026 or director@nachcares.org.
Location
Huntsville Library Foundation Conference Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 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, March 14, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Hosted by UAH join us for a monthly TED talk and discussion to follow.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
#LQspring2017.1-2:30
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 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, March 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, March 14, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Intermediate skills in presentation preparation with PowerPoint 2010. You must already have completed PowerPoint 1 at HMCPL within the 18 months previous to this class.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 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, March 14, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Adults and teens age 13 and up enjoy the challenge of Board Game Night at Monrovia! For more information contact Cindy Hewitt 256-489-3392 or chewitt@hmcpl.org.
Library
Monrovia Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn new crafts each month! Kumi Himo braid. Supply fee $3

Kumi Himo is Japanese braiding. Start a flat braided friendship bracelet in class. Learn one of the flat patterns in class, and how to change the way the braid looks by changing the way the colors are placed. You'll learn how to finish the bracelet at home. No braiding experience is required.

The leader will bring all the tools and other supplies you'll need to use during the workshop.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 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
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Discussion and comradery.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 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, March 15, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
LQspring2017. Second class for wait list. Skip 3/8 due to Intuitive Photography. 3/31 on Friday due to 3/29 had conflict.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This class will provide an overview of the tools available in Google Drive.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
#lqspring2017. 10-11. This course reviews three sociological trends in the US (unmarried women, “accordion” families, and non-conformist thinkers) and their impact on current and future life in America. Included in the lectures/discussions will be a review of the history, issues, and outcomes of each trend.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 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, March 15, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 1-2:30. andscape design is the art of developing property for its greatest use and enjoyment. Good landscaping can add value to your property and enhance the quality of your life. We will lead you through the design process and show you how you can create your own landscape design plan. Even if you choose to hire a professional, it is helpful to understand the process that is involved in designing a landscape.
Four Master Gardeners who have completed an Advanced Landscaping Program will conduct the sessions. Together they have a combined 54 years of experience as Master Gardeners.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Weekly meeting for the Chatterbox book club.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The library will host a special class in the Computer Training Center.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
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
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010, including formatting, freezing, and formulas. You must have already completed Excel 1 at HMCPL within the 18 months previous to this class.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 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, March 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, March 16, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-11.This course will address many important concerns that seniors have about the effect of aging on our musculoskeletal system. Dr. Horn will discuss a whole range of issues including arthritis and medical and surgical treatments including joint replacements. Common spinal conditions and treatment options as well as frequent injuries and their proper care will be given consideration. There will be time for questions and discussion.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 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, March 16, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Job skills training for the homeless offered by North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (NACH). Skills for Success is a job skills training program that meets twice a week for 5 weeks to discuss career development, job search skills, and identify and removing obstacles to obtaining employment. To learn more or register, please contact the NACH office at 256-261-3026 or director@nachcares.org.
Location
Huntsville Library Foundation Conference Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 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
Thursday, March 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, March 16, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 1-4.
Bridgeport is the location of two very notable commemorations in the history of northeast Alabama:
• Archeologists document that Russell Cave was inhabited for 9,000 years, mostly in the Archaic stage of human development when the people were becoming efficient hunters-gatherers and their tools becoming more varied and specialized.
• A civil war battle of April 23, 1862, leading to the more notable engagement at Chattanooga, is today memorialized as the Siege of Bridgeport. The annual reenactment is now the largest Civil War reenactment in Alabama.
Experts regarding these sites will be at the Huntsville library auditorium for an introduction/orientation to these historical locations on date/time TBD to lecture what we will anticipate seeing on the trip. This will be a great time to have your history related questions answered by the specialists.
Then on Saturday March 25 we will travel by bus to Bridgeport to view these remarkable sites. We’ll leave from TBD at 8:00 am, go to and view Russell Cave (it’s not a cave in the usual sense – you’re never out of daylight), enjoy a box lunch and finally witness the battle reenactment in time to return to Huntsville by 6:00 pm.

Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 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, March 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
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Madison County Reads and Marshall Space Flight Center present a lecture on the Space Launch System and Career Paths at NASA.

Speaker: Kyle Knox
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
#LQSPRING2017 9:30-12
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
#LQspring2017. 9:30-11.1917 was one of ‘those’ years – America was on the brink of becoming a world power and a woman was elected to the United House of Representatives. Piggly Wiggly had opened the first self-service grocery store and Margaret Sanger had opened the first birth control clinic. America joined her allies and became a part of the war to end all wars. Times they were a-changing. Or were they?
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 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, March 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, March 17, 2017
Time
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Free showing of Moana on the projector screen. Popcorn and water will be served.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Friday, March 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, March 18, 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, March 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, March 18, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Hey Adults, do you love Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, and The Princess Diaries? Feel like a creeper when lurking in the young adult section of libraries and book stores looking for the next great thing to hit the shelves? Fear not, for you are not alone! Join us, drink in hand, to discuss the newest and greatest.

We'll meet at The Nook on the third Saturday of each month. For more information please contact Annie Phillips at aphillips@hmcpl.org or 256-881-5620.
Location
Off-site events
Library
Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library

Title
Date
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Project TBA. Contact Amanda at acampbell@hmcpl.org for more information.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 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, March 20, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us in learning about Extreme Engineering Wonders.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gurley Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 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, March 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
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
#lqspring2017 1-4
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Mary Green walks you through the different Medicare Plans available and answers question in this monthly lunch and learn series.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Weekly meeting for the Clever Reader's book club
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 2-3. During these four classes, we will look back at great American sculpture, architecture, the beginning of photography in America, and decorative arts. A focal point will be the lives and works of artists such as Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and Robert Henri. The artists of the Ashcan School—Sloan, Luks, Shinn, Glackens, Lawson, Prendergast, and Bellows—as well as other Realist artists like Eastman Johnson and Thomas Eakins-- will be included in the Power Point lecture. Another focus will be Art Nouveau and the artists associated with it—Louis Comfort Tiffany, Rene Lalique, Alphonse Mucha, and Antoni Gaudi. The classes will conclude with the study of Art Deco, a style that left a definite mark on American architecture.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Welcome to the book review club! We are open to all ages and review across all genres. First, we go around and talk about anything we have just read, are currently reading, or are about to read. Then three people will stand up and give longer reviews. Those three people reviewing have signed up ahead of time, so at your first meeting you can get a feel for how a review would go. We will have sign-up sheets for the next few months in case you want to do a review in the future.

Contact Anne at awood@hmcpl.org for more info.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
An opportunity for District 4 citizens to come together with District 4 City Council representative Bill Kling.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017. 9:30-10:30. William H. Hampton, a noted historian of the Huntsville scene, will take us on a journey into the Huntsville of the 1950s and 1960s – decades when the Civil Rights movement came to the forefront in southern communities and the entire nation. There we will review the role that Huntsville and its citizens played during those tumultuous decades. We will meet through William Hampton’s personal recollections the characters that populated this era as the movement played out locally. We will pay tribute to Dr. Sonny Hereford, a leading player in the struggle for equal rights in education. We will learn of black and white leaders during this period; black businessmen, professionals and the working class, as well as white individuals who were supportive of the goals of the movement. Mr. Hampton’s interviews of local participants have given him profound insights into the changes that happened locally. We will also meet in person some individuals who witnessed these changes firsthand.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Job skills training for the homeless offered by North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (NACH). Skills for Success is a job skills training program that meets twice a week for 5 weeks to discuss career development, job search skills, and identify and removing obstacles to obtaining employment. To learn more or register, please contact the NACH office at 256-261-3026 or director@nachcares.org.
Location
Huntsville Library Foundation Conference Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 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, March 21, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
A Book Club to share and discuss Christian Romance novels
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Despite their differences, sisters Vianne and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Vianne finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her. As the war progresses, the sisters' relationship and strength are tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Vianne and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.
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, March 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 2-3. How does Alabama get its distinctive shape? What are the historic origins of the various segments of Alabama’s diverse boundary lines? Featuring detail views of some recently identified early Alabama maps, this PowerPoint presentation will show how several unusual natural features, early native American hunters, colonial aspirations, several meticulous surveyors, some eager land speculators, a few ambitious politicians, and a bit of international arm-wrestling, all contributed to the shaping of Alabama’s distinctive borders. This fifty minute PowerPoint presentation will be followed by ten minutes for questions and discussion.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
#LQSPRING2017 2:30-4:30
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 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, March 21, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Themes, charts, animations, linking/embedding, screenshots, slideshow features, sharing, design, and compatibility. You must already have completed PowerPoint 1 and PowerPoint 2 at HMCPL within the 18 months previous to this class.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Julie Cothren from American Senior Assistance Programs will speak and answer your questions about Veteran Aid and Attendance Benefits.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 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, March 21, 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, March 21, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Dr. Percy is an Aerospace Engineer at NASA working in the Advanced Concepts Office at Marshall Space Flight Center. In his 14 years supporting NASA, Tom has primarily been involved in advanced in-space transportation, including advanced propulsion technology development, trajectory analysis, and spacecraft and mission concept development. In his current role with the Marshall Advanced Concepts Office Tom is evaluating transportation architecture options for NASA’s Journey to Mars, determining how we will fly people to Mars and return them safely to Earth.
Library
Monrovia Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 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, March 22, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Discussion and comradery.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
LQspring2017. Second class for wait list. Skip 3/8 due to Intuitive Photography. 3/31 on Friday due to 3/29 had conflict.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
#lqspring2017. 10-11. This course reviews three sociological trends in the US (unmarried women, “accordion” families, and non-conformist thinkers) and their impact on current and future life in America. Included in the lectures/discussions will be a review of the history, issues, and outcomes of each trend.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 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!

March: Jayne Ann Krentz
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 1-2:30. andscape design is the art of developing property for its greatest use and enjoyment. Good landscaping can add value to your property and enhance the quality of your life. We will lead you through the design process and show you how you can create your own landscape design plan. Even if you choose to hire a professional, it is helpful to understand the process that is involved in designing a landscape.
Four Master Gardeners who have completed an Advanced Landscaping Program will conduct the sessions. Together they have a combined 54 years of experience as Master Gardeners.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Weekly meeting for the Chatterbox book club.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The library will host a special class in the Computer Training Center.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 2-3:30.Chinese musical instruments have formed a unique character and style after thousands of years of development
and transmission of Chinese culture. Not only do they entertain, but they also play an important part in Chinese
life. Class members will learn about the role they have played in Chinese history and culture and be able to
enjoy their intricate and sometimes mysterious sound.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 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, March 22, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Functions and charts in Microsoft Excel 2010. You must already have completed Excel 1 and 2 at HMCPL within the 18 months previous to this class.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
#lq2017spring; 9:30-11:30
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 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, March 23, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Job skills training for the homeless offered by North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (NACH). Skills for Success is a job skills training program that meets twice a week for 5 weeks to discuss career development, job search skills, and identify and removing obstacles to obtaining employment. To learn more or register, please contact the NACH office at 256-261-3026 or director@nachcares.org.
Location
Huntsville Library Foundation Conference Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
#lq2017spring 9:30-12. Last date to 4/26 Wed at the request of instructor. Come one and come all—beginner and experienced jewelry makers alike. Let’s make our own jewelry! This class is for everyone who loves jewelry and wants to learn the basic skills to make their own designs. Intermediate level jewelry crafters are welcome as new techniques will be introduced. This class is also open to anyone who is working on an individual project and wants to share time and tips with other crafters.
We will have 2 project kits each week—one for beginners and one for advanced students, each designed to teach specific techniques for making earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Kits are between $5 and $10, payable to the teacher at each class. After making the weekly kit, we will have time left to review our own jewelry works-in-progress projects. Jewelry making is easy and fun especially in a setting with others who love to craft!
Max: 12
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 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
Thursday, March 23, 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, March 23, 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, March 23, 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, March 23, 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, March 23, 2017
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Book discussion on Paris for One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gurley Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
#LQspring2017. 9:30-11.1917 was one of ‘those’ years – America was on the brink of becoming a world power and a woman was elected to the United House of Representatives. Piggly Wiggly had opened the first self-service grocery store and Margaret Sanger had opened the first birth control clinic. America joined her allies and became a part of the war to end all wars. Times they were a-changing. Or were they?
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Kumi Himo is Japanese braiding. Start a flat braided friendship bracelet in class. Learn one of the flat patterns in class, and how to change the way the braid looks by changing the way the colors are placed. You'll learn how to finish the bracelet at home. No braiding experience is required.

There is a $3 supply fee, due at the beginning of the workshop. The leader will bring all the tools and other supplies you'll need to use during the workshop.

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, March 24, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
lqspring2017.10-11:30. Students will enhance their knowledge of Genealogical Research by watching four videos from Ancestry Academy. Each video is approximately one hour long and are independent of each other. Class discussion will follow after the video.
The four videos are:
Seek and Ye Shall Find: Become an Ancestry Search Expert
Timelines: Put Your Ancestors Into Historical Perspective
Expand and Support Your Genealogy Research with DNA Circles
Church & Religious Records
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 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, March 24, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
The Great Books discussion group follows the criteria of the Great Books Foundation as expressed by Mortimer Adler: contemporary significance; that is, it has relevance to the problems and issues of our times; inexhaustible; it can be read again and again with benefit; relevant to a large number of the great ideas and great issues that have occupied the minds of thinking individuals for the last 25 centuries.

Great Books Book Club is sponsored by Learning Quest but all readers are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 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, March 24, 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, March 24, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
lqspring2017. 2-3:30.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 25, 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, March 25, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This is the Weekend Edition of the Downtown Writers Group, this time will be used for speakers as well as critique and discussion.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Knitting for experts and beginners.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Sunday, March 26, 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
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Dr. Stephen B. Jones, local resident and author of Nature Based Leadership: Lessons for Living, Learning, Serving, and Leading, will be visiting the Madison Library to discuss his new book on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Steve created the emerging field of nature-based leadership (NBL), founding the NBL Institute at Antioch University New England while serving as that institution’s president. He has a bachelor’s degree in forestry and a doctorate in natural resources management. Steve’s ultimate intent is to “enhance lives and enterprise success, even as he sows the seeds for responsible earth stewardship.”
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

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