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How to Do Things: African Drumming

Our African drumming class has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library downtown.

Learn African hand percussion with djembe player Simba Foluke'. We'll also learn about the history and music of African drumming as well as its connection to our heart beats. Registration is required.

Tuesday • February 4 • 6:30-8pm
Main Library • 2nd Floor Events Room

To register, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.

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Health Forum: Digestion

Dr. Jason Kinzel of the Digestive Disease Center talks about digestive issues and treatments on Tuesday, November 19, at 11 a.m. in the second-floor Events Room of the Main Library downtown.

For more information, contact Sophie Young at 532-2362.

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Money Management Resources for Members of the Military

Here's an interesting resource page from Loyola University, featuring Money Management resources for members of the military community. It includes federal as well as private sources and tools to help families and members of the military manage their financial resources, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, relocation, deployment, reunion, and the particular concerns of families with special-needs members. Read more about Money Management Resources for Members of the Military

Health Forum: Flu

Dr. Susie Lynn talks about influenza and how to take care of yourself if the bug bites you on Tuesday, December 17, at 11 a.m. at the Main Library.

Tuesday * December 17 * 11-12 Noon
Main Library * Second Floor Events Room
For more information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Health Forum: Flu

Meet the Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

Just in time for Christmas, New York Times bestseller Sena Jeter Naslund comes back to the Library to discuss her new book, The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman: A Novel.

Join us for a stimulating talk with this Huntsville favorite!
Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Sunday • December 15 • 2-4pm
Main Library Auditorium
915 Monroe Street • Huntsville
For more information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Meet the Author: Sena Jeter Naslund

CANCELLED: Video Chat with Author Daniel R. Schwarz

Meet New York author Dan Schwarz in this special video chat, and discuss his book Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009. Read more about CANCELLED: Video Chat with Author Daniel R. Schwarz

The Poetry of Alabama Music

Acclaimed author Frye Gaillard and musical artist Kathryn Scheldt intertwine music and poetry in this special literary concert on Sunday, August 25, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library.

Frye, author and writer in residence at the University of South Alabama, discusses the literature and poetry of music and songwriting.  Then Nashville recording artist and singer-songwriter Kathryn performs songs from her collaboration with Frye: their book/CD project, "The Quilt."

Sunday • August 25 • 2-4pm

Main Library Auditorium

915 Monroe Street • Huntsville Read more about The Poetry of Alabama Music

Meet the Huntsville Feminist Chorus

The Huntsville Feminist Chorus will perform an hour of songs of peace, freedom, and women's empowerment on Sunday, October 6, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library, 915 Monroe St.

This acapella women's chorus has been singing in Huntsville since 1993.

For more information, contact Sophie Young at 532-2362. Read more about Meet the Huntsville Feminist Chorus

Meet the Author: Susan Schneider

Biopsychologist Susan Schneider discusses her latest book, The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World, and the discoveries about cause and effects on our genetic makeup on Monday September 30, at 11 a.m. at the Main Library.

The Science of Consequences tells a tale ranging from genetics to neurotransmitters, from emotion to language, from parenting to politics -- bringing together research from many fields to show how something that seems so simple can explain so much. Read more about Meet the Author: Susan Schneider

Author Chat Book Club

John Sims Jeter joins our discussion of his novel, ...and the angels sang, on Thursday, September 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pizzelle's Confections at Lowe Mill.

Jon Bernier returns to rural Alabama to tidy up family plots in a cemetery. Ruminations of his first love, a concert pianist, are shattered when he discovers her defaced memorial stone. Clandestine international pharmaceutical concerns, coupled with government illegalities, are unexpectedly revealed, offering Jon a possible reprise as he learns that broken links of lives have a chance to be re-connected. Read more about Author Chat Book Club

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