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Monrovia Read-A-Thon

The Monrovia Friends of the Library will hold a Read-A-Thon on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Monrovia Public Library.

There will be special reading times and activities all day with snacks and drinks provided. Children are welcome to come in their pajamas and bring a favorite pillow or stuffed animal.

For more information, call 256-489-3392. Read more about Monrovia Read-A-Thon

Madison County Reads: "Ready Player One"

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library presents “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline as the featured book for Madison County Reads 2015.

Thirty years in the future, the hero must solve a series of virtual riddles based on 1980s pop culture and gaming to save both his real and online worlds. Throughout March, the public is invited to join us for games, movies, lectures, and more celebrating the '80s. Read more about Madison County Reads: "Ready Player One"

Book sale at Bailey Cove

The Bailey Cove Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, January 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, January 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza S.E.

Most items will cost just 25 cents with bestsellers going for only $1. Selection includes hardback and paperback fiction, non-fiction, books for children and teens, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks.

For more information, call 256-881-0257. Read more about Book sale at Bailey Cove

Free flu shots at Downtown Library

The North Alabama Medical Reserve Corps Mobile Unit will provide free flu shots on Thursday, January 29, from 10 a.m. to noon in the front parking lot of the downtown Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St.

For more information, call 256-532-2362. Read more about Free flu shots at Downtown Library

Celebrate Black History

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library celebrates Black History Month with a variety of programs highlighting the contributions of African Americans and more. Read more about Celebrate Black History

Meet Author Mary Caudle

Triana Mayor Mary Caudle will discuss the new book she's co-authored, Ohhmazing Wellness:  Shift Your Vision and Create the Healthy and Happy Lifestyle You Deserve! on Monday, January 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Huntsville Library. She will be joined by some of her co-authors.

Ohhmazing Wellness includes personal stories of empowerment from Mary and 31 other women from around the world. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Mary is owner of ASSIST Practice Management Services, LLC, and is serving her second term as mayor of Triana. Read more about Meet Author Mary Caudle

Meet Author Hester Bass

Hester Bass knows a good story when she finds one. She discovered the story of Huntsville’s integration through two historic markers commemorating the desegregation of a public school and a private school during the same week in September 1963. That story stirred her imagination. She had to know more.

So, she researched the time period. She pored over documents in the Special Collections department of the downtown Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. She talked to some of the people who marched – and sat – for an integrated Huntsville. Read more about Meet Author Hester Bass

Business Centers open for business

You run a small business out of your home, but you don’t have the printers, copiers, and scanners you need to effectively conduct your business. Don’t invest in machinery. Invest your time at one of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s new Business Centers. Read more about Business Centers open for business

Boost your investing know-how

You want to take your money to a higher level in 2015. You're eager to buy individual stocks, but you just don’t know how to get started. Boost your investing know-how with a free two-part course at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. Classes will be offered beginning in January.

Basic Stock Valuation is an advanced course presented as an extension of the library’s Mind Your Money financial literacy program. Read more about Boost your investing know-how

No smoking at your library

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library system begins the new year with a new health policy. All 12 library branches – plus library vehicles and grounds – will be smoke- and tobacco-free starting January 1, 2015.

The purpose of this policy is to provide a healthful environment for library employees and visitors. The policy prohibits smoking of any kind, including tobacco-less E-cigarettes and all other electronic smoking devices, and using tobacco products of any kind. Read more about No smoking at your library

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