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NOOK Color winners announced!

*Updated* Congratulations to the winners of our Community Read prize drawing! Those selected received a Barnes & Noble NOOK ColorTM. Read more about NOOK Color winners announced!

Disaster Preparedness - Are your assets bullet-proof?

We're offering two information sessions on protecting your assets in the event of a natural disaster at the Main branch on April 2 and April 10.

After a disaster, how long your home or business is disrupted is dependent on how well the recovery plan was developed. Learn how to complete a Risk Assessment Checklist or Go To documentation and make simple changes to protect your assets.  Linda Putnam will present twice at the Main Library: Read more about Disaster Preparedness - Are your assets bullet-proof?

Prostate Cancer -- How to prevent it

Dr. John Hinson, a urologist with North Alabama Urology, will discuss prostate cancer and ways to prevent it on Friday, March 30, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Part of the library's monthly Health Forums series, the program will be held in the second-floor meeting room of the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. Bring your lunch; drinks will be provided. Admission is free.

For more information, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Prostate Cancer -- How to prevent it

Take Heart! Health Event

Take Heart! We're here to help you get all the information you need to enjoy excellent heart health, on February 7. Read more about Take Heart! Health Event

Black History Month 2012: Looking to the Future

New event added!** This year we're celebrating Black History Month with a variety of programs that not only reflect on our past, but look ahead to our future. Read more about Black History Month 2012: Looking to the Future

Martin Luther King Jr. Musical Tribute

Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday with a special musical tribute to the civil rights leader on January 15.

Local choirs and musicians including the Oakwood Academy Chorus, the Aspire String Quartet, and vocal soloist Sandy Kinslow, will perform Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite spirituals, and Oakwood University Provost Dr. Mervyn Warren will give a presentation about King's visit to Huntsville.

The program is free and open to the public. It will begin at 3 pm on Sunday, January 15 in the atrium of the Main branch. Read more about Martin Luther King Jr. Musical Tribute

How to do Things: Ballroom Dancing

This class is now full. But we will schedule another similar class soon, so check back!  You can also take advantage of other programs that will help you discover healthy habits for the new year: Fit for the New Year on Jan. 11, Don't Stress on Jan. 12, Vegan Movie Night on January 12, and Tai Chi on Jan. 24.

This class will be taught by experienced and talented local ballroom dancer Ricky Calle. It will begin at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 10, in the second floor events room of the Main branch. Read more about How to do Things: Ballroom Dancing

Fit for the New Year

Get off to a strong start on your healthiest year yet!  The Help Yourself to Health Initiative presents a special program about how you can get fit and enjoy a healthier lifestyle on January 11.

Local fitness expert Robert McAdory will speak about and demonstrate healthy habits that will make a big difference. Bring all your fitness related questions.

All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a free fitness consultation with Mr. McAdory! Read more about Fit for the New Year

Don't Stress: A Special Stress Reduction Workshop

Resolve to have the happiest and least stressful year of your life! You'll learn practical techniques to reduce stress and anxiety during this program on January 12.

Dr. Marilyn Lands, a professional counselor, will speak about ways we can cope with and reduce the negative effects of stress and other common mental health problems year round, and will answer your questions.

This program is free and open to the public. It will take place at noon on January 12, in the auditorium of the Main branch. Read more about Don't Stress: A Special Stress Reduction Workshop

How to do Things: Tai Chi

We're  on the path to a healthier lifestyle this new year, with Steffan de Graffenried from the Taijiquan Center of Huntsville who will introduce us to the practice of Tai Chi on January 24.

Tai Chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching, which the Mayo Clinic for one, recommends as an effective way to reduce stress and help with a variety of health conditions.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes (no high heels.) Read more about How to do Things: Tai Chi

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