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StoryCorps listening party

Hear some of the personal histories saved during the recent StoryCorps recording sessions at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. WLRH will host a StoryCorp listening party on Thursday, April 3, starting at 5 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.

Health insurance assistance

Volunteers with Bama Covered will be at the Main Library on Monday, March 31, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. to help people sign up for health insurance in accordance with the Affordable Care Act.

Meet the Author: Greg Iles

New York Times #1 best-selling author Greg Iles will talk about his latest novel, Natchez Burning, on Tuesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.

The Amazing Hubble Telescope

Learn about the wonders of THE AMAZING HUBBLE TELESCOPE from Max Rosenthal, one of the former managers of the Hubble Space Telescope, at the final Hertha Heller Forum of 2014 on Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library downtown.

Koha, FOSS, and what that means to you

So, where is HMCPL headed with this new catalog upgrade to Koha? Why are we making this change?

Let’s talk a little philosophy here. No, not Aristotle, but computers. We’re taking a big leap with a major FOSS package, and I thought I’d take a few minutes to explain what that means, and why that’s good for you, our patrons.

FOSS. It's a short acronym, for a big concept.

Internet Safety Policy review

The Library Board of Directors will review the Internet Safety Policy at the Board meeting on Wednesday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Main Library.

FREE Financial Literacy classes available to the public at Madison's Hogan Family YMCA

We are incredibly excited to announce that our second set of public financial literacy classes will be held at Madison's Hogan Family YMCA!

These classes are taught by non-biased financial professionals or educators and are geared towards beginning investors in an effort to the provide information to help you begin creating effective investment strategies.

A light lunch will be served.

Book-Lovers Meetup at Straight to Ale Brewery

Can’t stop talking about books? You're not alone. Meet like-minded book-lovers for a stimulating night of literary games & activities on Tuesday, April 15, at 6 p.m. at Straight to Ale Brewery.

Report: Nearly 63 percent of Alabama households have almost no emergency savings (poll)

A recent report by the nonprofit Corporation for Enterprise Development in Washington, D.C. says 62.7 percent of Alabama households are financially insecure.

Restless Alabama

The next Friends of the Library Hertha Heller Forum presents Lowell Zoller discussing "Restless Alabama," an explanation of the geological history and formation of what is now Alabama. The program will be Sunday, February 23, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library downtown.

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