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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"

"Proposal Writing Basics"

Employees of nonprofit organizations can learn key components of making a grant proposal to a foundation during “Proposal Writing Basics,” the next program in the library's Nonprofit Lunch & Learn series.

This Foundation Center webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 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. For details, contact Mary Moore, 256-532-5972 or mmoore@hmcpl.org, or visit hmcpl.org/reference. Read more about "Proposal Writing Basics"

Raw Materiel's got rhythm

Raw Materiel, the Army Materiel Command’s rhythm and blues band, will perform classic R&B and rock 'n' roll on Thursday, September 13, at the Concerts at the Library series.

The program will start at 6 p.m. in the atrium of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St. Admission is free. Read more about Raw Materiel's got rhythm

Lincoln at the library

Historian Susanna Leberman of the library’s archives department will give a PowerPoint presentation depicting life in Huntsville during the Civil War on Sunday, June 3, from 2 to 3 p.m., in the atrium of the main library, 915 Monroe St. 

Leberman's program, which will feature photographs from the library’s special collections, is being held in conjunction with "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," a traveling exhibition on view through June 8 in the atrium. Admission is free. Read more about Lincoln at the library

Women of the Civil War

Local historian Nancy Rohr will discuss the role of women in the Civil War during two lectures: “Incidents of the War: The Civil War Diary of Mary Jane Chadick” on Monday, May 7, and “Huntsville Heroes of the Civil War – Heroines All” on Tuesday, May 8. Read more about Women of the Civil War

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