John Pruett, retired sports editor and columnist for The Huntsville Times, will talk about the integration of football programs in the 1970s during the closing event of Community Read 2012: A Gathering of Old Men on Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library. Read more about Integration and Football
The Bailey Cove Library presents Heather's Hints, a free Couponing 101 Class, on Monday, March 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library.
The class offers two hours of hands-on couponing with blogger and couponing wizard, Heather McIngvale, founder of "Heather's Hints." She will lead participants through the basics of couponing: meal planning, grocery lists, stockpiling, match-ups, stacking, inserts, ads and more. Learn store by store rules and instructions: Kroger, Publix, Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS. Read more about Cut Costs with Coupons
Join the Bailey Cove Library to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts of America, our community partners, at a birthday party on Monday, March 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the library. Read more about Happy 100th, Girl Scouts!
The Friends of the Showers Center Library will hold the second annual Walk-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, April 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Richard Showers Center, 4600 Blue Spring Road.
You may register on the day of the event for the one-hour walk, which will be held on the track behind the center. If it rains, the walk will be held inside the center. The Friends group will also hold a membership drive that day. For more information, call the Showers Center Library at 256-851-7492. Read more about Showers Center Second Annual Walk-A-Thon
Teens, interested in becoming involved at your public library?
The Bailey Cove Library will be accepting applications for our new Teen Advisory Group during the month of March. This group will recommend materials for the library, help plan programs, and promote the library to the community. Applications are available at the Bailey Cove Library and must be returned by Friday, March 30. For more information, contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about Teen Advisory Group at Bailey Cove
Learn how to reduce your risk of developing cancer during a Fit for Life program on Wednesday, March 7, at noon in the second-floor events room of the main library.
Dr. Harry McCarty, an oncologist at the Center for Cancer will give a comprehensive and informative presentation about risk factors for a variety of common cancers, including how we can reduce our risk. He also will answer cancer-related questions. The program is open to the public free of charge. Read more about Fit for Life: Prevent Cancer
Local author Melonie M. King will talk about her new chapbook, "Palm to Palm with an Angel," on Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. in the second-floor events room of the main library. The event is open to the public free of charge.
College Readiness tackles the big issue - how to pay for a degree - with college planning consultant Lynn O’ Shaughnessy on Tuesday, March 6 at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the main library.
Lynn is a blogger for US News & World Report, CBS Money Watch, and The College Solution and is also the author of Shrinking the Cost of College: 152 Ways to Shrink the Price of a Bachelor’s Degree. Lynn will join us via Skype to share her indispensable knowledge on making college affordable. Read more about Plan now to pay for college