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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!

Hertha Heller Forum: Charitable Giving with Impact and Tax Advantage

Lynne Berry of the Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County presents "Charitable Giving with Impact and Tax Advantage" at the second Hertha Heller Forum on Sunday, February 24, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.

Learn how to give and at the same time benefit your personal interests. The public is invited to all of FOL's Forums.

Find out more about Friends of the Library programs on our Facebook page. Search for Friends of the Library, Huntsville Main, and "Like" us. Read more about Hertha Heller Forum: Charitable Giving with Impact and Tax Advantage

Good deals on good reads

The Gurley Public Library will hold a book sale on Friday, February 8, from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, February 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Items will be half price: hardback books and trade paperbacks for 50 cents each, small paperbacks for 25 cents and children’s books for a dime. The library is located at 225 Walker St. in Gurley. Call 256-776-2102 for more details. Read more about Good deals on good reads

Bailey Cove book sale

The Bailey Cove Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, January 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Public Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza.

Most items will be just 25 cents with best-sellers only $1. Selection includes hardback and paperback fiction, nonfiction, children’s, and audiobooks. For more information, call 256-881-0257 or send email to bcove@hmcpl.org. Read more about Bailey Cove book sale

TV Time Machine offers police dramas

TV Time Machine takes you back to the 1960s and '70s on Monday, January 14, at 6 p.m. at the Main Library.

We'll show one episode each from two popular police dramas, "Mod Squad" and "Police Woman," in the second-floor events room. Admission is free.  Read more about TV Time Machine offers police dramas

MLK concert cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the Martin Luther King Musical Celebration, set for tonight, January 17, at the Main Library, has been cancelled. Read more about MLK concert cancelled

Meet Abraham Lincoln

Meet President Abraham Lincoln -- in the person of Lincoln presenter John Voehl -- on Tuesday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the atrium of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. Admission is free.

Learn what life was like in the White House of the 1860s, including Christmas celebrations. When he was researching his role as Lincoln, Voehl said he discovered that our modern image of Santa Claus owes much to a drawing Lincoln commissioned from artist Thomas Nast of Santa visiting Union soldiers. Read more about Meet Abraham Lincoln

December book sales

Two branch libraries will hold book sales during December: The Bessie K. Russell Library's event is set for December 7-14, and the Friends of the Library at the Tillman D. Hill Library in Hazel Green will hold a sale on December 7-15. 

Shop for bargains during regular branch hours. Most items will be 25 cents.  Read more about December book sales

Celebrate the holidays with big bands

Enjoy the festive sounds of two great big bands during the Main Library's annual Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The U.S. Army’s Four Star Jazz Orchestra and the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra will unite again for the evening in the atrium of the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. There will be music, singing, and dancing. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Read more about Celebrate the holidays with big bands

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