Are you new to the Friends? Or have you just renewed your membership for another year? Either way, we'd like to say thank you, and invite you to a Friends-only event full of the things you love: music, libations, and books!
(Of course, any day is a great day to become a Friend -- you can even join at the door and still get access to this event!) Read more about Meet author Sena Jeter Naslund (2007)
Meet the author Kimberla Lawson Roby
The HMCPL and its Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother Book Club are pleased to present the New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby!
Roby's novels deal with real-life issues in compelling, readable ways. No topic is too sensitive to speak of: domestic violence, church issues, discrimination, and infidelity have all come up in her writing. Her warmth comes through in her writing; her characters become as personal and familiar as friends to her readers. Read more about Meet author Kimberla Lawson Roby (2007)
This Friday: Museum Scavenger Hunt Are you ready to 'chase Vermeer'? Then spend an hour on an artistic scavenger hunt in the Huntsville Museum of Art! Children in grades 4-6 can participate by becoming a "Detail Detective" to find the paintings that match the clues they're given. They'll be able to tour the museum in small groups with their own personal docent.
The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is having a birthday party and the public is invited! Drop by Thursday, April 26 at the Main Library and celebrate 20 years at the 915 Monroe Street location.
The celebration will last all day and into the night with special programs highlighting the library and all of the wonderful things it has to offer. Mark your calendar for: Read more about Happy Birthday, Main Library! (2007)
Ready for a Friday afternoon of Easter-egg hunting?
We're hiding eggs all over the Youth Services Department and filling them with candy and library goodies! We'll have areas for younger and older children, and Easter crafts and treats for all! Parents, bring your kids and your camera!
Mark your calendar!
Date: Friday, April 6
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Main Library, Youth Services Read more about 2007 Easter Egg Hunt!
Huntsville band Mambo Gris Gris
What is Mambo Gris Gris? For that matter, how is it pronounced? (Hint: 'gree-gree')
Mambo Gris Gris plays certain songs from various artists that capture the essence of the Latino heritage mixed with American influence. Having the sounds of the accordion, flute, classic guitar, bass and congas gives it the Latin feel. You throw in a good, smooth saxophone from the jazzy side and a great drummer adding a little bit of rock & roll — you got yourself a great sounding band. Read more about Mambo Gris Gris (2007 Thursday Evening Concerts)
Are you ready to open the wardrobe, Narnia fans?
Meet the characters of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at the library this magical Saturday morning! We'll travel the land of Narnia through games, crafts, food, and fun.
Produced in part with the Butler High School Drama Department, who will be presenting the play "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" on April 12-14, 2007. Tickets for the production will be available!
Mark your calendar!
Date: Saturday April 7
Time: 10 a.m.
Place: Main Library, Youth Services Read more about Open the Wardrobe! (2007)
Darth Vader will make a special appearance at the Bailey Cove Branch Library in celebration of the 30th anniversary of "Star Wars," the movie. This iconic film was first released May 25, 1977. The film spawned five more feature films, animated films, over one hundred books, comic books, graphic novels, and radio plays. Read more about Star Wars Day @ Your Library (2007)
2007 Hertha Heller Forum Lecture Series:Aerostat Surveillance Systems
The third Hertha Heller Forum sponsored by Friends of the Huntsville Public Library will be held on Sunday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m. in the main auditorium of the downtown branch and concludes our technology series for this year. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. Read more about 2007 Hertha Heller Forum: Aerostats