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Express yourself at our Masquerade Ball

Calling all heroes and villains – actually teens in middle and high school. Come to the Main Library on Saturday, October 26, from 8 p.m. to midnight for the fifth annual Masquerade Ball, a celebration of Cosplay.

The party promises an epic evening of food (NO alcohol), music, and dancing. Express your creativity by dressing up as one of your favorite fictional characters. Costumes must be appropriate for a public gathering. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Read more about Express yourself at our Masquerade Ball

New Hope Book and Bake Sale

The Friends of the Library at the Elizabeth Carpenter Library in New Hope will hold a Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the 24th annual New Hope Founders' Day.

Founders' Day festivities begin at 9 a.m. and include music, a parade, a chili cook-off, tractor show and many various activities throughout the day. Read more about New Hope Book and Bake Sale

Kick up your heels with SlipJig

SlipJig performs the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic lands on Thursday, October 17, at 6 p.m. when Thursday Evening Concerts @ The Library presents “The Library’s Fall Concert 2013.”

The program will be held in the Atrium of the Main Library, 915 Monroe Street. Admission is free.

For more information, contact David Lilly at 256-532-5975. Read more about Kick up your heels with SlipJig

Meet the Artistrator

Award-winning artist and illustrator E.B. Lewis will talk about his work on Sunday, October 6, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. Admission is free. Read more about Meet the Artistrator

Want to see something REALLY scary?

Each Monday in October is Fright Night at the Main Library downtown. We'll present three classic horror movies for your Halloween enjoyment.

October 7th          Salem’s Lot, Part 1 (1979) James Mason, David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia .  Horror guru Tobe Hooper directed this surprisingly scary made for TV movie of Stephen King’s vampire classic.

October 14th       Salem’s Lot, Part 2 (1979) Conclusion of King’s vampire tale. Read more about Want to see something REALLY scary?

Play it safe

Fun on the field can lead to pain after the game. Learn how to prevent and treat common sports injuries at the next Health Matters @ Madison program on Monday, September 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Madison Public Library.

Professionals from the Madison City Wellness Center will offer ways to play it safe while having fun on the playing field.

Funding for Health Matters @ Madison was provided by a generous grant from the Huntsville Hospital Community Health Initiative. Read more about Play it safe

Live at the Library

LearningQUEST and the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library present Live at the Library: Wayne Flynt & Kate Campbell on Wednesday, September 25, at 6:30 p.m., in the auditorium of the Main Library.

Live at the Library is a collaborative exchange of songs, stories, and readings between singer-songwriter Kate Campbell and author/historian Dr. J. Wayne Flynt. Campbell’s literate songs weave effortlessly with Flynt’s chosen passages from some of the South’s most noted authors.

The program is open to the public free of charge. Read more about Live at the Library

Revisit the Body Farm

The Huntsville Library Foundation will host the return of Jefferson Bass, the writing team of journalist Jon Jefferson and forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass, on Friday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Read more about Revisit the Body Farm

Rummage and Raffle at Gurley

The Friends of Gurley Library will hold a Rummage and Raffle fundraiser on September 20-21.

The fun starts with an early-bird shopping opportunity on Friday, September 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gurley Library, 225 Walker St., in Gurley. Admission is $5 at the door.

Anything not sold will be available the next day, Saturday, September 21, rain or shine, starting at 7 a.m. at the library. Read more about Rummage and Raffle at Gurley

Classical music up close and personal

Learn more about the lives of professional classical musicians when Twickenham Fest musicians, with co-founders Susanna Phillips and Matthew McDonald, appear at two Huntsville-Madison County Public Library locations on Saturday, August 31. They'll be at the Madison Library from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. and at the Main Library from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Read more about Classical music up close and personal