Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
Summer Reading Program

   Winter 2017   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Gurley Movie Afternoon "The BFG"
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gurley Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 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, December 08, 2016
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, December 08, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Book Group
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 09, 2016
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, December 09, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Teaching empathy and other life skills
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Friday, December 09, 2016
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, December 09, 2016
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, December 10, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Experienced, or First time knitter come join us and we will learn together.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Saturday, December 10, 2016
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, December 10, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Join us as we welcome author, George Wells, as he presents his children's tale of "Pee Wee the Christmas Tree". Stay for a delightful holiday singalong with Mrs. Karen Newsum. Books and CDs will be available for purchase.
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
The Murphy's Writers group is a diverse group of writers in many different stages and genres of writing. Periodically, we have public readings, guest speakers and participate in creative writing activities.

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

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

Title
Date
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a festive, holiday-themed Ukulele class for adults! Kids and teens have enjoyed our Ukulele Club for a while and we wanted to start one for grown ups too. Our instructor will have several holiday songs prepared to teach to participants just in time for the holidays. Bring your own ukulele or check one out from the Madison Library (subject to availability). Contact Anne at awood@hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046 for more information.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, December 11, 2016
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, December 12, 2016
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Description
Experienced and Beginner knitters come join us as we knit together.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Huntsville Hospital Mobile Medical Unit will be on site at the Downtown library parking lot to offer free health screenings on diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and more. All test results are confidential.
Location
Parking Lot
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
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, December 12, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
#cp. 1-4.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 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
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Teen Writing Club monthly meeting
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
1-4.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
1:30-3:30
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Intermediate topics in Microsoft Word 2010, including finding and replacing text, tabs, styles, and tables. You must have completed Word 1 and Word 2 at HMCPL within the 18 months previous to this class.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Tuesday August 2, 2016 is National Coloring Book Day! Join us at this special Color to Chill from 3-7. We'll color, have snacks, and draw for door prizes!

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, December 13, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn new crafts each month!

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

Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Monthly meeting for Madison Friends of the Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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, December 14, 2016
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, December 14, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
9:30-11. To review the closet area.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
How about some R&R? Join our Russell Readers book club read and review!

Library
Bessie K. Russell Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
This class will examine the Lookup, VLookup, and HLookup Excel functions as well as alternative Excel functions. Must have completed Basic PC Skills 1 and 2 at HMCPL in the past 18 months or have adequate Excel skills.
Location
Computer Training Center
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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, December 14, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Join us for the discussion! We read a mix of old and modern literature. Call the branch to confirm the location of the meeting. We mix it up month to month. 256-859-9050.
Library
Bessie K. Russell Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 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
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
Gentle Yoga
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
#cp. 1-4.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
OWTD mystery book club December meeting at the Wine Cellar (2304 Whitesburg). Theme: author Christopher Fowler.
Location
Off-site events
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 15, 2016
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
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Angel Pageant Planning
Erica Ignont
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 16, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
#CP. 10/21 not available due Rocket City Com Nerd. 9:30-12.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 16, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
STEM: What it is and why it is important
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Friday, December 16, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
Holiday Crafts
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Friday, December 16, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
We will be showing The Secret Life of Pets on our projector screen!
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Friday, December 16, 2016
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, December 17, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Experienced, or First time knitter come join us and we will learn together.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Details tba
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Annual fundraiser for Triana Friends of the Library. Participants will enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing and entertainment. Tickets $25
Proceeds help sponsor programs and materials for the Triana Public Library. Seated is Limited so get your ticket early.
Library
Triana Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 19, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
From December 19th through January 6th, the Big Picture Exhibition will be on display at the Bailey Cove Public Library.

You can come by at any time during normal open hours and view the exhibition. A comment box will be available if you would like to make a written comment.

For the rest of 2016 and early 2017, The BIG Picture will be taking the exhibition “on the road,” and displaying it at various locations throughout Huntsville. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the BIG Picture Facebook page for details on future sites. http://bigpicturehuntsville.com/
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 19, 2016
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Description
Experienced and Beginner knitters come join us as we knit together.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Monday, December 19, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Holiday Party! Let's READ, make an ornament and eat holiday snacks.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Gurley Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 19, 2016
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, December 19, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
#cp. 1-4.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 19, 2016
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, December 19, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
An opportunity for District 4 citizens to come together with their councilman.
Location
Huntsville Library Foundation Conference Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, December 19, 2016
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
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
From December 19th through January 6th, the Big Picture Exhibition will be on display at the Bailey Cove Public Library.

You can come by at any time during normal open hours and view the exhibition. A comment box will be available if you would like to make a written comment.

For the rest of 2016 and early 2017, The BIG Picture will be taking the exhibition “on the road,” and displaying it at various locations throughout Huntsville. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the BIG Picture Facebook page for details on future sites. http://bigpicturehuntsville.com/
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Tuesday August 2, 2016 is National Coloring Book Day! Join us at this special Color to Chill from 3-7. We'll color, have snacks, and draw for door prizes!

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
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
From December 19th through January 6th, the Big Picture Exhibition will be on display at the Bailey Cove Public Library.

You can come by at any time during normal open hours and view the exhibition. A comment box will be available if you would like to make a written comment.

For the rest of 2016 and early 2017, The BIG Picture will be taking the exhibition “on the road,” and displaying it at various locations throughout Huntsville. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the BIG Picture Facebook page for details on future sites. http://bigpicturehuntsville.com/
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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, December 21, 2016
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, December 21, 2016
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, December 22, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
From December 19th through January 6th, the Big Picture Exhibition will be on display at the Bailey Cove Public Library.

You can come by at any time during normal open hours and view the exhibition. A comment box will be available if you would like to make a written comment.

For the rest of 2016 and early 2017, The BIG Picture will be taking the exhibition “on the road,” and displaying it at various locations throughout Huntsville. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the BIG Picture Facebook page for details on future sites. http://bigpicturehuntsville.com/
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 23, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
From December 19th through January 6th, the Big Picture Exhibition will be on display at the Bailey Cove Public Library.

You can come by at any time during normal open hours and view the exhibition. A comment box will be available if you would like to make a written comment.

For the rest of 2016 and early 2017, The BIG Picture will be taking the exhibition “on the road,” and displaying it at various locations throughout Huntsville. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the BIG Picture Facebook page for details on future sites. http://bigpicturehuntsville.com/
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All branches closed in observance of Christmas Eve
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All Branches Closed
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Experienced, or First time knitter come join us and we will learn together.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All branches closed in observance of Christmas
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Monday, December 26, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Uncover new reading adventures. Find long-remembered favorites. Discover award-winning titles. Contact Amanda at acampbell@hmcpl.org for upcoming book selections.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
From December 19th through January 6th, the Big Picture Exhibition will be on display at the Bailey Cove Public Library.

You can come by at any time during normal open hours and view the exhibition. A comment box will be available if you would like to make a written comment.

For the rest of 2016 and early 2017, The BIG Picture will be taking the exhibition “on the road,” and displaying it at various locations throughout Huntsville. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the BIG Picture Facebook page for details on future sites. http://bigpicturehuntsville.com/
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
lqfall2016. 1:30-3:30.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Tuesday August 2, 2016 is National Coloring Book Day! Join us at this special Color to Chill from 3-7. We'll color, have snacks, and draw for door prizes!

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
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
From December 19th through January 6th, the Big Picture Exhibition will be on display at the Bailey Cove Public Library.

You can come by at any time during normal open hours and view the exhibition. A comment box will be available if you would like to make a written comment.

For the rest of 2016 and early 2017, The BIG Picture will be taking the exhibition “on the road,” and displaying it at various locations throughout Huntsville. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the BIG Picture Facebook page for details on future sites. http://bigpicturehuntsville.com/
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
From December 19th through January 6th, the Big Picture Exhibition will be on display at the Bailey Cove Public Library.

You can come by at any time during normal open hours and view the exhibition. A comment box will be available if you would like to make a written comment.

For the rest of 2016 and early 2017, The BIG Picture will be taking the exhibition “on the road,” and displaying it at various locations throughout Huntsville. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the BIG Picture Facebook page for details on future sites. http://bigpicturehuntsville.com/
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 30, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
From December 19th through January 6th, the Big Picture Exhibition will be on display at the Bailey Cove Public Library.

You can come by at any time during normal open hours and view the exhibition. A comment box will be available if you would like to make a written comment.

For the rest of 2016 and early 2017, The BIG Picture will be taking the exhibition “on the road,” and displaying it at various locations throughout Huntsville. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the BIG Picture Facebook page for details on future sites. http://bigpicturehuntsville.com/
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Time
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
From December 19th through January 6th, the Big Picture Exhibition will be on display at the Bailey Cove Public Library.

You can come by at any time during normal open hours and view the exhibition. A comment box will be available if you would like to make a written comment.

For the rest of 2016 and early 2017, The BIG Picture will be taking the exhibition “on the road,” and displaying it at various locations throughout Huntsville. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the BIG Picture Facebook page for details on future sites. http://bigpicturehuntsville.com/
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Experienced, or First time knitter come join us and we will learn together.
Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope

Title
Date
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
All branches close at 5:00 p.m.
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Sunday, January 01, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All branches closed in observance of New Year's Day
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Monday, January 02, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Library closed for Day after New Year's
Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Monday, January 02, 2017
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us for 30 minutes of guided meditation. Melt away your Monday stress and learn techniques for a better life!
Program is free. Feel free to bring a mediation pillow if you would like. We will also have chairs available.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, January 02, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
#lqspring2017 1-4
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
From December 19th through January 6th, the Big Picture Exhibition will be on display at the Bailey Cove Public Library.

You can come by at any time during normal open hours and view the exhibition. A comment box will be available if you would like to make a written comment.

For the rest of 2016 and early 2017, The BIG Picture will be taking the exhibition “on the road,” and displaying it at various locations throughout Huntsville. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the BIG Picture Facebook page for details on future sites. http://bigpicturehuntsville.com/
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Will he trade the battlefield for the boardroom... and the woman he loves? Marine Caleb Gibson returns to take over the family’s business after his father’s stroke pulls him out of an undercover mission. When he arrives stateside, he’s stunned to discover he’s got a son and proposes immediately, but the last thing Hannah Sullivan wants is a marriage of convenience to her former crush. Author, Christine Glover will be in attendance at this discussion.
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, January 03, 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, January 03, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Our Home School Program is designed for children in Kindergarten through fourth grade. We provide interactive learning on a variety of topics to help teach and promote library skills. This informational meeting is for all parents and students to learn more about the program and plans for the upcoming year.
Library
Monrovia Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Tuesday August 2, 2016 is National Coloring Book Day! Join us at this special Color to Chill from 3-7. We'll color, have snacks, and draw for door prizes!

Sitting down to color a picture can be as
effective as meditation in reducing stress. Drop by the
library during our adult coloring sessions to see for
yourself—or, take a sheet home with you! All supplies provided. Sessions include music and herbal tea.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 03, 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, January 04, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
From December 19th through January 6th, the Big Picture Exhibition will be on display at the Bailey Cove Public Library.

You can come by at any time during normal open hours and view the exhibition. A comment box will be available if you would like to make a written comment.

For the rest of 2016 and early 2017, The BIG Picture will be taking the exhibition “on the road,” and displaying it at various locations throughout Huntsville. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the BIG Picture Facebook page for details on future sites. http://bigpicturehuntsville.com/
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
NCBC is a weekly book club for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level. For more information please contact Teresa @tallison@hmcpl.org.
Library
Madison Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Friends of the Library Board Meeting
Location
Auditorium
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Time
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/yogaatmain

We offer two gentle yoga classes every week!

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

All classes are taught by Meredith K.

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

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions:

-What does it cost?
It's free!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 04, 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, January 05, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
From December 19th through January 6th, the Big Picture Exhibition will be on display at the Bailey Cove Public Library.

You can come by at any time during normal open hours and view the exhibition. A comment box will be available if you would like to make a written comment.

For the rest of 2016 and early 2017, The BIG Picture will be taking the exhibition “on the road,” and displaying it at various locations throughout Huntsville. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the BIG Picture Facebook page for details on future sites. http://bigpicturehuntsville.com/
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Make and take a craft each month.

August 6: Crochet a Rag Mug Rug
Learn a couple of crochet stitches and make a “mug rug” during the workshop. Learn how to prepare the fabric strips and how to crochet round and oval rugs. After the class, you can continue the project to make a full-sized rug. No crochet experience is needed.

Bring your own supplies, or pay a supply fee of $3 for a size P or Q crochet hook and one yard of firmly woven fabric such as a thrift store sheet to recycle.

The leader will bring all the other tools and supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop.

September 3: Beaded Kumi Himo Bracelet

Supply fee: $3 - please bring with you to the class

Kumi himo is a Japanese braiding technique. You will learn how to thread beads onto embroidery floss, and how to make the braid. Start a friendship bracelet in class. You’ll learn how to finish the bracelet at home. No braiding or beading experience is required.

All equipment and supplies for use in the workshop will be provided.

October 1: Make a Wet Felted Geode Pin Cushion @ Murphy
Supply Fee: $10 - payable at start of class
Make a ball with layers of colored fleece and learn how to wet felt the ball which can be cut into two pin cushions. At home, you can do the felting by hand or in your washing machine. No felting experience is needed.

The leader will bring all the tools and supplies for use in class.

November 5: Yo Yo Holiday Decorations @ Murphy

Learn how to join fabric yo yos into holiday decorations such as wreaths, trees and angels. In class, you’ll complete a wreath ornament or package trim. You’ll receive instructions to create other decorations. No sewing experience is needed.

Bring a thimble. The leader will bring all the other tools and supplies for use in class.




Location
Meeting Room
Library
Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 05, 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
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
LQ Fall 2017. 1-4.
Location
Meeting Room A & B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Ain't no party like a hot chocolate party! Kick off our brand new Adult Winter Reading program with hot chocolate tastings and video of a fireplace on the big screen.
Location
Second Floor Meeting Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 06, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
From December 19th through January 6th, the Big Picture Exhibition will be on display at the Bailey Cove Public Library.

You can come by at any time during normal open hours and view the exhibition. A comment box will be available if you would like to make a written comment.

For the rest of 2016 and early 2017, The BIG Picture will be taking the exhibition “on the road,” and displaying it at various locations throughout Huntsville. Keep an eye on the newsletter and the BIG Picture Facebook page for details on future sites. http://bigpicturehuntsville.com/
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Bailey Cove Branch Library

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