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How to do Things: Eat Chocolate

Thought you already knew how to eat chocolate? Well, it's possible to enjoy it even more! Learn how on December 13, just in time for the holidays!

Local chocolate expert Jenny Johnson  will cover the 10 steps to tasting chocolate.  Much like wine or cheese tasting, there is an art to truly tasting and appreciating fine chocolate. Ms. Johnson will walk through all 10 of these steps, and we will of course taste some chocolate along the way! Read more about How to do Things: Eat Chocolate

Happy (and healthy!) Holidays

This program is canceled, but will be rescheduled. Please check back soon for new date and time.

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Celebrating Native American History: A Special Author Event

We are pleased to welcome three authors who have written books that highlight Native American history and culture, for this special event on December 6.

1. Charles Moore , author of Come Tell Me How You Lived
This book contains local stories and rare information about Native Americans from along the Tennessee River. It has beautiful pictures of archeological artifacts. Here is a review of the book.

2. Butch Walker , author of Warrior Mountain
This book contains historical research on Native Americans from across North Alabama. Read more about Celebrating Native American History: A Special Author Event

Eating Well with Diabetes

With the holidays upon us, it's a great time to learn how to eat heathier AND enjoy our food! Join us for this special American Diabetes Month event on November 29.

Having diabetes doesn't have to mean giving up delicious foods. Laura Watson, a professional diabetes educator at the Huntsville Hospital Diabetes Control Center will be give an informative, interactive presentation about how to get the most out of your diet- for your health, and your happiness! Read more about Eating Well with Diabetes

An afternoon with Dr. Sonnie Hereford

We are honored to present a special talk by local civil rights activist, Dr. Sonnie Hereford, on November 13. His new memoir, Beside the Troubled Waters, chronicles his experiences during the civil rights era in Huntsville.

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National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month. Enjoy the moral support and camaraderie of other aspiring writers every Monday evening throughout November, as you attempt to pen the great American novel.

No experience is necessary to participate in this fun, but intensive creative endeavor! 

Every Monday evening in November, from 6 to 9 pm the second floor events room in our Main branch will be transformed into a writer's haven, as creative minds will be hard at work, producing a novel within just one month! Read more about National Novel Writing Month

Alabama Issues Forum on state dropout rate

In this public Alabama Issues Forum on November 3, citizens will have the opportunity to carefully weigh differing perspectives on productive ways to approach Alabama's student dropout issue. An RSVP is required to participate. Read more about Alabama Issues Forum on state dropout rate

The Truth about Triple Negative Breast Cancer

The end of October shouldn't mean the end of breast cancer awareness. Join us for this informative session and have your questions answered about an aggressive form of the disease known as triple negative breast cancer, on November 4.

Kelly East, a genetic counselor at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology will give an informative presentation about breast cancer, with a special focus on triple negative breast cancer, which is usually more aggressive and more likely to recur and metastasize than other subtypes of breast cancer. Read more about The Truth about Triple Negative Breast Cancer

An Evening with Wayne Flynt

Dr. Wayne Flynt will be speaking about his highly acclaimed new memoir, Keeping the Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, on November 8.

LearningQUEST and the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Archives department are partnering to present this special event featuring the celebrated Alabama historian and author, on November 8, at 7 pm.

This event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Main branch's Heritage Room, located on the third floor. Books will be availabe for purchase and signing by the author. Read more about An Evening with Wayne Flynt

A Haunted Evening with Jessica Penot

Get into the Halloween "spirit" at this special event with local author Jessica Penot, who will share her knowledge about haunted buildings in North Alabama and Chattanooga, on October 20. 

Ms. Penot will speak about her fascinating books, Haunted North Alabama, and Haunted Chattanooga. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Read more about A Haunted Evening with Jessica Penot