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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

LinkedIn for Nonprofits

Nonprofits can benefit from the free advertising provided by LinkedIn. Mary Moore, manager of the main library's Reference & Adult Services department, will show you how to get the most out of this online resource on Thursday, Aug. 16.

"LinkedIn for Nonprofits" is a program of the library's Nonprofit Lunch & Learn series and will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the second-floor events room of the main library, 915 Monroe St. Admission is free. Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Read more about LinkedIn for Nonprofits

'Outcasts' author Neil White returns

Neil White, author of the acclaimed memoir In the Sanctuary of Outcasts, returns to Huntsville to talk about his work on Tuesday, July 17, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Von Braun Center. His appearance is a program of Leadership Huntsville’s Major Events in partnership with Huntsville Rotary and the Huntsville Library Foundation.

Admission is $25 per person, and the event is open to the public. Contact Amy Gandy at agandy@hmcpl.org for tickets. Read more about 'Outcasts' author Neil White returns

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