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
Keith Jacobs, native Huntsvillian and author of "Alicia Without Sight and the Dreams She Dreams At Night," will visit the Main Library's Youth Services department to read his book on Saturday, February 18, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Read more about Explore the dreams of a blind girl
Geek out with Bailey Cove on Valentine's Day for GEEK PROM 2012!
Celebrate Valentine's Day the geeky way at the Bailey Cove Branch Library. Dress in your best geek wear (or come in costume as a famous geek, Dr. Who or Harry Potter, for example). The party is set for Tuesday, February 14, at 6 p.m. There will be dancing, craft-making, games and yummy snacks.
This workshop is designed to help parents of children with disabilities better understand the differences between the Individuals with Disability Education Improvement Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Professionals and educators are also welcome to attend. The session will be held on Saturday, February 4, at 1 p.m., and it is free and open to the public. Email Maggie Allen at email@example.com for reservation information or make a reservation by calling 334-567-2252 or toll-free 866-532-7660. Read more about Skills Workshop for Effective Parent Advocacy