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So, you're looking for an agent ...

R.A. Nelson, local author of young adult novels, will offer advice on how to write a query letter and get an agent on Wednesday, August 21, at 5:30 p.m., at the Madison Public Library, 130 Plaza Blvd. in Madison.

The program is a writers' schmooze hosted by Southern Breeze, the Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi division of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. It's a great opportunity to meet other writers and illustrators. The public is invited to attend. Read more about So, you're looking for an agent ...

A toast to Summer Reading!

Let's celebrate the great books we read this summer with a great party. Join us for Books & Brews on Thursday, August 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Straight to Ale Brewery, 3200 Leeman Ferry Road.

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's Adult Summer Reading program was so much fun that we want to end with something special. Our party will include group trivia, live music, a book swap, Blind Date with a Book, and a chance to meet other reading fans. If you would like to participate in the book swap, please bring a copy of a favorite book to exchange with another attendee. Read more about A toast to Summer Reading!

Which Fandom rules them all?

Hey, teens! Are you obsessed over a fandom? Here is your chance to prove it! Join Youth Services librarians from throughout the HMCPL system to decide which fandom rules them all during Fandom Showdown on Saturday, August 3, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Read more about Which Fandom rules them all?

Groundbreaking for Triana Public Library

The Town of Triana will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new Triana Public Library on Friday, June 14, at 4 p.m. at 640 Sixth St. in Triana. Read more about Groundbreaking for Triana Public Library

Day of Action for reading

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is partnering with United Way of Madison County for the Day of Action Summer Reading Carnival on Tuesday, June 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hazel Green Elementary, Horizon Elementary, and Morris Elementary. Read more about Day of Action for reading

All That Jazz ...

The Army 4-Star Jazz Orchestra and the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra will perform on Thursday, September 5, at 6 p.m. for our End of Summer Celebration concert at the Main Library. Read more about All That Jazz ...

Open House at Main

We will celebrate National Library Week with an open house at the Main Library, 915 Monroe St., on Wednesday, April 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. The dedication ceremony for the new Family Computing Center on the second floor will be held at 2 p.m.

We have several programs planned to celebrate National Library Week. Here are a few:

Tuesday, April 16: Read more about Open House at Main

Elementary, dear patrons

We’ve read and discussed The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes throughout the month of April. Join us today, April 30, for the final programs in Community Read 2013: the film Murder by Decree from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library, and Sherlockian Shirts Craft for teens at 6 p.m. at the Madison Library. Admission is free. Read more about Elementary, dear patrons

Vive le Livre 2013: Rick Bragg

Rick Bragg returns to Huntsville on Thursday, September 12, for the 2013 edition of Vive le Livre, the Huntsville Library Foundation’s fundraiser to benefit the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

The event starts at 6 p.m. in the Thurber Arts Center auditorium on the Randolph School campus, 4915 Garth Road. Tickets for Rick’s talk as well as a book-signing and dessert reception start at $75. Read more about Vive le Livre 2013: Rick Bragg

Dr. Seuss Craftacular Day!

Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss on Friday, March 1, at the Main Library with Seuss-themed crafts and movies from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Lexie Robinson Austin at 256-532-5949 or Lexie@HMCPL.org

There are lots more fun programs planned for kids in the Main Library's Youth Services department. Here are just a few:

Birthday Party Storytime (Preschool)

Monday March 11 @ 10 a.m. Read more about Dr. Seuss Craftacular Day!

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