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"Conflict & Emotion" with Linda Winstead Jones

Linda Winstead Jones, New York Times bestselling author, will explore "Conflict & Emotion: The Heart of the Story" at the next Write Right Lunch & Learn program on Tuesday, August 14, from noon to 1 p.m. at the main library, 915 Monroe St. Read more about "Conflict & Emotion" with Linda Winstead Jones

Get ready for fall with gardening guru Harvey Cotten

Local gardening guru Harvey Cotten will discuss fall gardening chores on Sunday, August 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the main library, 915 Monroe St.

Harvey, an author of “Easy Gardens For the South,” is the chief horticulturist and vice president at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. He will also answer questions from the audience. Admission is free. For details, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Get ready for fall with gardening guru Harvey Cotten

Susanna Phillips: Life of an Opera Star

Internationally acclaimed opera star Susanna Phillips will talk about her career and perform selections from various roles in a family-friendly program on Saturday, August 25, from 11 a.m. to noon in the atrium of the main library, 915 Monroe St. Read more about Susanna Phillips: Life of an Opera Star

Weathering the Storm: Emergency Preparedness for Families

Learn ways to keep your family safe during severe weather on Friday, August 3, at noon at the main library.

Michael Werner of the Alabama Amateur Radio Emergency Service and other emergency personnel will talk about ways to prepare for disaster, especially when you have young children. After the presentation, there will be a question and answer session with representatives from the Madison County Emergency Management Agency and National Weather Service Huntsville. The program will be presented in the second-floor events room. Read more about Weathering the Storm: Emergency Preparedness for Families

Learn "The Wellness Code"

Local fitness expert Joe Martin, contributing author of The Wellness Code, will talk about ways to improve your health on Sunday, August 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St. Read more about Learn "The Wellness Code"

"Now Hiring, All Companies"

Unemployment may be high, but all companies are hiring if you have the right conversation. Dale Callahan, Ph.D., author of Resumes are Worthless, discusses how to uncover hidden job opportunities during the next Small Business Lunch & Learn program on Monday, August 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at the main library.

"Now Hiring, All Companies" will be presented in the second-floor events room. Admission is free. Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Read more about "Now Hiring, All Companies"

Harry Potter Tournament

Celebrate all things Harry Potter with the Bailey Cove Public Library during the week of August 6-10 from 4 to 6 p.m. each day. The week of fun concludes with the Teen Advisory Group's Book Festival on August 11.

The Harry Potter Tournament of Huntsville 2012 will include a photo scavenger hunt, trivia games, relays and two days of Quidditch – played on the ground, not in the air. Prizes will be awarded at each event to the winners. Please remember these events are intended for teens, and Quidditch will have a strict age limits. Read more about Harry Potter Tournament

Meet anime actors on Skype

Attention manga and anime fans! The Pizza & Pocky Club at the main library welcomes voice actors Brina Palencia and Eric Vale via Skype to the next club meeting on Thursday, July 26, from 4 to 6:15 p.m.

The program will be held in the auditorium of the main library, 915 Monroe St. Dine on pizza and pocky and talk about your favorite manga and anime with two of your favorite voice actors. Read more about Meet anime actors on Skype

Madison Political Forum

Hear from Madison City candidates running for office in the August 28 election during a public political forum on Tuesday, July 31, at 7 p.m. at the Madison Public Library, 130 Plaza Blvd., Madison. Read more about Madison Political Forum

Meet the Author: Wanda Vaughn

Local author Wanda Vaughn will talk about her new children's novel "Huntsville 1892: CLARA," the first in a series of "Alabama Girls" historical novels, on Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. at the Main branch. Admission is free.

May of 1892 is an exciting time for young Clara Landers. Bicycles have arrived in town, and there's nothing she wants more. But they're too expensive. Then a local merchant sponsors a treasure hunt with a bicycle as the prize.

Vaughn researched the time period in the library’s Heritage Room and Archives. Read more about Meet the Author: Wanda Vaughn

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