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LEGO Show!

Come to the biggest local LEGO display yet from the Tennessee Valley LEGO Club on June 29 and 30 at the Main Library.

We’ll have towns, working trains, and even a LEGO robot that solves the Rubik’s Cube in minutes. More than 100 prizes will be given away all weekend. LEGO fans of all ages will be inspired by the things they can build with plastic bricks.

Tennessee Valley LEGO® Club Summer Extravaganza

Tickets $5

Saturday, June 29, 9-5pm

Sunday, June 30, 1-5pm

Main Library Auditorium 532-2362 Read more about LEGO Show!

Discover Tech Keynote Address: Dr. Neil Lamb

Dr. Neil Lamb, faculty investigator at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, discusses bioengineering breakthroughs in Huntsville and the future of research in the field on Thursday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

What are we learning about genomics, the study of genetic information?  What makes us and the world around us work?  And what do we do with our discoveries?  Join us for a fascinating talk by one of Huntsville’s most esteemed educators.

Thursday, June 6, 6:30pm

Main Library Auditorium

915 Monroe Street, Huntsville  532-2362 Read more about Discover Tech Keynote Address: Dr. Neil Lamb

Meet the Author: Skip Tucker

Friendly fire — or murder? On Sunday, Aug. 11, longtime political aide Skip Tucker discusses his first novel, Pale Blue Light, a historical fiction that dares ask if the shooting of Confederate Lt. Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was an accident, or if more sinister forces were involved.

“Pale Blue Light” was another, lesser known nickname for Stonewall Jackson. Skip discusses the setting of this Civil War spy thriller, as well as some of the personalities featured.

 

Sunday • August 11, 2013 • 2-4 p.m. Read more about Meet the Author: Skip Tucker

Come to Tasia's Table!

Meet award-winning cheesemaker and author Tasia Malakasis on Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library.

Tasia will bring a sampling of her exceptional cheeses and discuss her cookbook, Tasia's Table: Cooking With the Artisan Cheesemaker at Belle Chevre.

Brian Hudson will provide live music.

Sunday * May 5 * 2-4pm
Tickets $5

Main Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street
Huntsville

For more information, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362 Read more about Come to Tasia's Table!

How to Do Things: Filing Your Taxes

Don’t pay more taxes than you have to. Learn the rules from tax adviser Tom DeLong on Tuesday, March 19, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

DeLong will discuss changes in the tax code, IRAs, tax-form troubleshooting and how to declare dependents. There will be lots of time for questions and answers.

 

Tuesday  • March 19  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. AND 6:30-8 p.m.

Second Floor Events Room

For more information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about How to Do Things: Filing Your Taxes

Meet the Author: Irene Latham

Irene Latham is a poet and novelist who writes heart-touching tales of unexpected adventure. She will talk about her work on Sunday, February 3, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library.

Join us as Irene talks about her second novel, the upcoming Don't Feed the Boy.  This adventure took her behind-the-scenes at the zoo... and into the heart of a boy who's trying to figure out where he belongs in the world.

Sunday * February 3 * 2-4pm

Main Library Auditorium

915 Monroe Street

 

For more information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Meet the Author: Irene Latham

Meet the Author: Robert J. Norrell

Award-winning historian Robert J. Norrell talks about his first novel, Eden Rise, on April 14 at the Main Library.

Norrell's program starts at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. His critically acclaimed novel depicts a young man embroiled in a civil-rights conflict that divides his family, his town, and his own identity. Read more about Meet the Author: Robert J. Norrell

Meet the Authors: Frye Gaillard and Sena Jeter Naslund

This double-header author event features Frye Gaillard, who discusses his latest book, The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir.  In this collection of essays, Frye pays tribute to the writings that enriched and altered his life.

Frye also talks about Sena Jeter Naslund, whose novels Ahab’s Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer and Adam & Eve are included in the memoir, and he introduces this Southern author favorite.  Sena then carries the discussion over to her own formidable work.

Sunday • December 2 • 2-4pm

Main Library Auditorium Read more about Meet the Authors: Frye Gaillard and Sena Jeter Naslund

Energy-efficient Cooking with Chef Donovan Fandre

Chef Donovan Fandre shares the secrets to delectable dishes that also save energy.

Chef Donovan starred in “The Microwave Master” series on PBS television and The Learning Channel, and has appeared on “Good Morning America,” “Regis and Kathie Lee,” Joan Lunden’s “Mother’s Day,” and other nationally televised shows.  He is the author of numerous cookbooks, including Jump-Start Cooking, released in 2006.

Thursday * Sept 27 * 6:30-8pm

Main Library Auditorium

For more information, please call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Energy-efficient Cooking with Chef Donovan Fandre

English Author Tea

You are cordially invited to attend the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s annual English Author Tea on Sunday, January 29, at 2pm.

This year we are welcoming University of Alabama in Huntsville English Professor Dr. Angela Balla, who will give a fascinating presentation about celebrated English poet and author, John Milton.

We will serve delicate sandwiches and delicious pastries catered by Chef on Call, and of course, a selection of fine teas.

Don your prettiest hat and bring a friend. We will look forward to seeing you there! Read more about English Author Tea

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