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Healthy Kids Forum

Just in time for summer break, health professionals from the Huntsville-Madison County Health Department will tell you all you need to know about childhood immunizations and other childhood health concerns.

This program is free and open to the public, but we request that you please RSVP using the form provided, so we know how many people to expect. Read more about Healthy Kids Forum

The Healthy Alternative: Facts about alternative medicine

Dr. Wayne Stephens of Rocket City Chiropractic will give an engaging and fascinating presentation about the facts, myths, and benefits of alternative medicine and “naturopathic” healing on May 19.

Dr. Stephens will arm you with the information you need to make decisions about your own alternative health treatments, and answer any questions you have. Read more about The Healthy Alternative: Facts about alternative medicine

How to do Things: Take Better Photos on May 10

Learn tips and techniques, and receive constructive feedback on your own photography in the next session of our How to do Things! series.

In this session of  "How to do Things!" a (former) professional photojournalist will give a brief presentation featuring advice and techniques for improving your photography. Then we'll open things up for disuccsion. Bring your questions, observations, and an open mind.

We'll be focusing on digital photography, but most of our discussion should be applicable for film photography as well. Read more about How to do Things: Take Better Photos on May 10

Create this fun springtime craft at our next "How to do Things!" class on April 26.

In this fun, sprintime craft class, you may follow our designs for a turtle, bee or ladybug statue - or dream up a creation of your own. Garden friends can be used in a border to perk up your concrete edging, or stand alone as an accent in your flower bed.

This class will take place in the second floor events room of our Main branch, from 6:30-8 pm. All supplies are provided by the library. It is free and open to the public, but small donations are requested, to help us cover the cost of supplies. Read more about Create this fun springtime craft at our next "How to do Things!" class on April 26.

How to do Things!: Salsa Dancing on April 12

Join us for this fun introduction to Salsa dancing class! Greg & Quinta Stargell will teach us basic steps and technique, to set the foundation for an exciting new hobby that can improve your physical health as well as your social life.

Please wear comfortable clothes and if possible slick bottom shoes since we'll be dancing on carpet. Bring your favorite dance partner, or stag it.  We'll all be rotating partners so no one will dance alone. The only thing you need to bring is a smile! Read more about How to do Things!: Salsa Dancing on April 12

Help Yourself to Health: Cancer Prevention on March 26

Join us at this informative session where Dr. Harry James McCarty from the Center for Cancer Care in Huntsville will speak and answer your questions about cancer and cancer prevention. We'll also be enjoying healthy snacks!

This program is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Main branch auditorium on Saturday, March 26 at 2 pm.

This program is part of our Help Yourself to Health Initiative. Please read more about the initiative below. Read more about Help Yourself to Health: Cancer Prevention on March 26

How to do Things!: Paint with acrylic on March 22

Please note: no registration is required, but we only have 24 canvases. You may bring you own canvas to secure a seat. Otherwise, we will schedule an additional class to acommodate those we cannot on the 22nd. Read more about How to do Things!: Paint with acrylic on March 22

Author Wayne Greenhaw speaks about his new book on Thursday, March 10.

Please join us for a fascinating talk from  Wayne Greenhaw, author of Fighting the Devil in Dixie: How the Civil Rights Activists Took on the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama.  Copies of the book will be for sale at the event.

This event will be in the Main branch auditorium on Thursday, March 10, at 6:30 pm. It is free and open to the public. Please contact Luisa with any questions about this event at lmorenilla@hmcpl.org. Read more about Author Wayne Greenhaw speaks about his new book on Thursday, March 10.

How to Publish Your Novel: A Five Part Series

We are delighted to welcome back national bestselling author Scott Oden, to conduct a special five-part series that will guide you through the process of publishing a novel. The first session is Sunday, March 6. Read more about How to Publish Your Novel: A Five Part Series

Author Larry Lester speaks about the "Pride and Passion" on April 27.

Larry Lester, co-founder of the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and author of several books on the Negro Leagues, will speak about the history of African-Americans in baseball from 1860 to present day.

Read more about Author Larry Lester speaks about the "Pride and Passion" on April 27.

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