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Romantic encounters in Hazel Green

The Tillman Hill Library in Hazel Green will host a book launch party for three local romance writers on Tuesday, October 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Drop in during those hours and meet Betty Bolte, Lesia Flynn, and Bambi Lynn.

Betty is an award-winning author of paranormal romances. Her new novel is titled “Remnants,” the second book in the “Ghosts of Roseville” series. Betty will give away a free book to the first five people who arrive.

Lesia writes whimsical contemporary romances. Her new book is “Painting Skyline,” book two in the “Skyline Mountain” series. Read more about Romantic encounters in Hazel Green

A toast! To murder...

The main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library launches the new Murder at Main Mystery Book Club on Thursday, May 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Wine Cellar, 2304 Whitesburg Drive.

We need your input on how the club should proceed: When to meet? Where? Which authors to read?

The library will provide snacks, and the Wine Cellar will sell wine by the glass.

Call Mic Butler at 256-532-5984 for details. Read more about A toast! To murder...

Summer Reading 2014

We’re taking a seriously scientific approach to Summer Reading 2014, but there's still fun for all ages at all 12 library branches.

Fizz, Boom, READ! encourages children to explore and discover the world inside them and all around them through stories, songs, games, puppets, and other activities that promote STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

Spark a Reaction is geared to our teenage readers. Read more about Summer Reading 2014

New Hope Quilt Show

Learn about the history of quilts and their modern incarnations during “Quilts Then and Now,” a show sponsored by the New Hope Friends of the Library, on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The show will be held at three locations in New Hope: the Elizabeth Carpenter Library, 5496 Main Drive; New Hope Church of Christ, 238 College Ave., and Northern Lodge #278, 2435 Old Gurley Pike. Admission is $5.

There will be a bed turning demonstration at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the New Hope Church of Christ. Read more about New Hope Quilt Show

StoryCorps listening party

Hear some of the personal histories saved during the recent StoryCorps recording sessions at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. WLRH will host a StoryCorp listening party on Thursday, April 3, starting at 5 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.

Share your own stories during "Pass the Recorder" sessions before and after the StoryCorps presentation. A reception with treats from KaffeeKlatsch and Dinner By Design starts at 5:30 p.m., and the StoryCorps presentation begins at 6 p.m. Read more about StoryCorps listening party

Health insurance assistance

Volunteers with Bama Covered will be at the Main Library on Monday, March 31, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. to help people sign up for health insurance in accordance with the Affordable Care Act.

For more information on Bama Covered, visit the website www.bamacovered.org.  Read more about Health insurance assistance

The Amazing Hubble Telescope

Learn about the wonders of THE AMAZING HUBBLE TELESCOPE from Max Rosenthal, one of the former managers of the Hubble Space Telescope, at the final Hertha Heller Forum of 2014 on Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library downtown.

Hertha Heller Forums are sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The forums are free, and the public is invited. Read more about The Amazing Hubble Telescope

Restless Alabama

The next Friends of the Library Hertha Heller Forum presents Lowell Zoller discussing "Restless Alabama," an explanation of the geological history and formation of what is now Alabama. The program will be Sunday, February 23, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library downtown.

He will give special attention to the limestone understructure, earthquakes and sinkholes.  Mr. Zoller retired from Marshall Space Flight Center after 35 years.  At retirement he was Associate Director of Science and Engineering. Read more about Restless Alabama

Ivy Joe & Jim and All-Star Band

Celebrate Black History Month with music at Tuesday Evening Concerts @ The Library. Ivy Joe Milan & Jim Cavender and an All-Star Band will perform selections from Ivy Joe’s new CD on Tuesday, February 25, at 6 p.m. at the Main Library.

Our popular Atrium concert series moves from Thursdays to Tuesday nights this year. As always, admission is free. Read more about Ivy Joe & Jim and All-Star Band

Become a smarter investor

Improve your money savvy and investing know-how through our Mind Your Money program for beginning investors.

The series focuses on such topics as savings plans, investment options, and assessing and managing risks.

We’re also giving library cardholders access to Morningstar® Investment Research Center, which offers real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. Read more about Become a smarter investor

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