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Author Tina Savas speaks about Women of True Grit

Join us for an inspiring talk by successful Birmingham entrepreneur and author, Tina Savas, on October 19.

This program will begin at 6:30 pm in the Main brach auditorium.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. This program is free and open to the public. Financial donations to the library will be happily accepted and appreciated.

Please contact Luisa with any questions at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org.

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How to do Things: Make a Halloween Costume

Get creative and low-cost ideas for making a unique Halloween costume this year, at the next "How to do Things" program on October 11.

Tammy McCarthy from the BERNINA Sewing Center will present fun ideas, and teach some basic techniques for creating a variety of fun, homemade Halloween costumes.

This program is appropriate for all ages. It's free and open to the public. It will begin at 6:30 pm in the second floor events room of our Main branch. Read more about How to do Things: Make a Halloween Costume

National Chess Day Celebration

Celebrate National Chess Day on October 9 by learning the basics, or by playing a challenging game with members of the Huntsville Chess Club.

Chess is one of the most popular games in the world. It is strategic, tactical, and a great mental exercise for all ages, not to mention fun!

The Huntsville Chess Club will be at the Main branch of the library throughout the afternoon to teach chess basics to beginners, or to challenge more advanced players. Read more about National Chess Day Celebration

Author Dan Haulman speaks about the history of the Tuskegee Airmen

A special evening with Dan Haulman, coauthor of  the The Tuskegee Airmen, An Illustrated History: 1939-1949 on September 20.

Mr. Haulman will speak about the fascinating history of the Tuskegee Airmen and answer your questions. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

This event will take place in the Main branch auditorium on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 pm.

Please contact Luisa at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org with any questions.

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How to do Things: Edit Audio with Audacity

Join us for a comprehensive introduction to the useful skill of digital audio editing on September 13 or September 27.

In this class you'll learn to record and edit audio using Audacity. Audacity is a powerful free audio application for Mac and Windows computers. We'll cover installation, microphones and recording, editing techniques including audio clean-up, adding music and working with multiple tracks, and applying effects. We'll also go over exporting audio for portable listening. Read more about How to do Things: Edit Audio with Audacity

How to do Things: Be Weather Safe

National Weather Service meteorologist David Nadler will tell you how you can always be prepared for the unexpected, and keep your family safe in severe weather, at this informative program on August 23.Bring your weather and safety-related questions to this informative and engaging program. It's family friendly, and free to the public.   Mr. Nadler will be giving away cool (color) 11x17 cloud charts as well as pens, pencils and even temporary weather tattoos for the kids.

This program will take place on August 23 at 6:30 pm in the second floor events room of the Main branch. Read more about How to do Things: Be Weather Safe

The Art of Healthy Aging

We are proud to partner with the Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center to present this informative and engaging session on senior health, on August 26.

Nurse Claire Wood will discuss stroke prevention, diabetes awareness, skin health, maintaining your brain, preventing falls, and heart healthy living. Read more about The Art of Healthy Aging

How to do Things: Weave a Basket

Join us for this fun and creative craft class on August 9.

We'll each weave a basket on a 5” x 8” wooden base.  Baskets are pretty, and practical, any time of the year! In this class you’ll learn how to handle basket reed and how to shape a basket.   No basket making experience is required.

Basket making is wet work, so wear old clothes and bring a towel.  The instructor will bring all the tools and other supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop. However, we ask that you please bring $5 to cover the cost of supplies. Read more about How to do Things: Weave a Basket

An afternoon with Christy Jordan

We are delighted to welcome author Christy Jordan, whose book Southern Plate is recognized as one of the best Southern cookbooks in America. Join us for this special author event on August 27. Read more about An afternoon with Christy Jordan

How to do Things: Zumba

We are pleased to welcome back Quinta Stargell to teach this class on July 26. Registration is now closed as the class is full, but please check back soon for similar classes.

This class if free and open to the public, but due to limited space, participation is limited to 25 people. Please reserve your spot using the form at http://hmcpl.org/events/2011-07/how-do-things-zumba. Read more about How to do Things: Zumba

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