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Get Free Stuff on the Web

Michael Steffens, coordinator of the Computer Training Center at the main library, shows you how to find free e-books, music and more on Tuesday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. during the next How to Do Things program, "Get Free Stuff on the Web."

How to Do Things is a series of informational programs held at the main branch of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St.

For more information, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Get Free Stuff on the Web

Non-Fiction with a Niche Publisher

Jane DeNeefe, author of Rocket City Rock and Soul: Huntsville Musicians Remember the 1960s, will discuss the challenges of researching, writing, publishing and marketing her book during the next Write Right Lunch & Learn program, “Non-Fiction with a Niche Publisher,” on Tuesday, July 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in the second-floor events room of the main library, 915 Monroe St.

DeNeefe will tell about the obstacles and rewards of turning an interview-based local history project and ephemera collection into a book. Read more about Non-Fiction with a Niche Publisher

60-Day Sales Transformation

The Small Business Lunch & Learn series offered by the Reference department at the main library presents “60-Day Sales Transformation” with Marilyn Rodriguez on Monday, July 9, from noon to 1 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room.

Rodriguez, sales strategist and personal success expert, is the creator of the 60-Day Sales Transformation program. She has made several media appearances and has shared the virtual stage with thought leaders and gurus, including Bob Proctor and Marianne Williamson. She will discuss effective and quick strategies to attract prospects. Read more about 60-Day Sales Transformation

Get R.A.D. in Madison

Ladies, learn how to defend yourself. The Madison Public Library will host a course in the Rape Aggression Defense System on Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the library, 130 Plaza Blvd. in Madison. Read more about Get R.A.D. in Madison

Budgeting basics for nonprofits

The main library's Nonprofit Lunch & Learn series presents “Proposal Budgeting Basics” on Thursday, June 21, from noon to 1 p.m.

This Foundation Center webinar will teach employees of nonprofit groups how to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. Examples of topics covered: What is included under the "personnel" section and how to calculate it? How do you determine reasonable costs? Read more about Budgeting basics for nonprofits

Learn how to belly dance

The main library's How to Do Things series takes on the art of belly dancing on Tuesday, June 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

You can learn the moves behind the mystique from members of the Beledi Club. Call 256-532-2362 for more information. Read more about Learn how to belly dance

Build a better business plan

Stephanie Sellers of the Women's Business Center of North Alabama will talk about the "Top Ten Mistakes on Your Business Plan" at the next Small Business Lunch & Learn program on Monday, June 4, from noon to 1 p.m. at the main library.

Sellers' presentation will focus on disaster recovery plans. Admission is free, and no registration is required. Bring a sack lunch; drinks will be provided. For more details, contact Mary Moore, 256-532-5972 or mmoore@hmcpl.org, or visit hmcpl.org/reference.  Read more about Build a better business plan

Happy 235th birthday to our flag!

Enjoy a day filled with patriotic programs on Thursday, June 14, at the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library courtesy of LearningQUEST.

Children’s activities will be held in the Youth Services department from 9:30 to 11 a.m., including a showing of the DVD “George Learns the Pledge” plus refreshments, crafts and more provided by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 237.

Boy Scout Troop 400 will show a flag retirement ceremony in front of the library at 11 a.m. Read more about Happy 235th birthday to our flag!

Hot summer reading nights!

The library’s Summer Reading programs go nocturnal for 2012 with Dream Big READ for children, Own the Night for teens and Reading Under a Starry Night for adults. Read more about Hot summer reading nights!

Poet shares "Pieces of Myself"

Acclaimed local poet Anne Rutledge and a few of her friends will read selections from her new book, Pieces of Myself, on Sunday, June 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St. Read more about Poet shares "Pieces of Myself"

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