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LearningQUEST Lunch & Learn Series

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Friday, January 28, 2011 - 11:45am to 1:00pm
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Personal Experiences of the Battle of the Bulge (Lunch & Learn)

Victor Neiland will share will share with us his involvement in The Battle Of The Bulge with the 30th Division.  His use of pictorial resources will give the listener a graphic view of those cold days of December 1944 when Generals Montgomery, Patton and Bradley and over one million soldiers fought the battle that would lead to the end of WW II.

 

Bring a brown bag lunch - beverages and cookies will be provided by LearningQUEST.  Open to the public! Read more about LearningQUEST Lunch & Learn Series

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LearningQUEST Shakespeare’s Theatre

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Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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Shakespeare’s Theatre

Instructor: Dr. Jeff Nelson

We’ll take a walk through London (c 1605) to the Globe Theatre where we’ll “view” some plays.  Examples will include As You Like It, Macbeth, and Measure for Measure.

This event is open to the public. Read more about LearningQUEST Shakespeare’s Theatre

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LearningQUEST Alabama Architecture

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Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 02 2011 except Wed Feb 16 2011.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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Alabama Architecture Through the Eyes of Harvie Jones – Huntsville’s Preeminent Historic Preservation Architect

Instructor: Ralph Allen

Six Alabama Architecture Programs created in the 1980s by Huntsville Architect Harvie Jones, FAIA.  The programs were developed with the help of the Alabama Chapter of the American Institute of Architects to give a glimpse of Alabama Architecture and help people understand the rich heritage of architecture in the region.

The six programs that were developed were originally presented as slides with a taped audio. It has been over 25 years since the programs were last presented and assembling and digitizing them was an exhaustive process. This showing will be the first time the reassembled programs will be presented.

Harvie Jones, a Huntsville native was a nationally known preservation architect who gave of his time and effort tirelessly to promote Huntsville and Alabama's architectural heritage. Mr. Jones passed away in 1998 and these programs are a part of his legacy.  Each week, a different topic will be examined:

  • •150 Years of Architecture in Alabama - Jan 19
  • • Alabama Courthouses - Jan 26
  • • Alabama Railroad Architecture - Feb 2
  • • Industrial Architecture in Alabama - Feb 9
  • • Religious Architecture in Alabama - Feb 23
  • • Rural Architecture in Alabama - Mar 2

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Open to the public. Read more about LearningQUEST Alabama Architecture

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LearningQUEST Rally Day

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:30am to 11:30am
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Each term of LearningQUEST begins with Rally Day where there’s always an interesting speaker, term catalogs are distributed, and registration begins.  Open to the public.

Featured speaker on January 13: Hartwell Lutz, retired District Court Judge for Madison County. Read more about LearningQUEST Rally Day

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LearningQUEST - Hudson-Alpha Day Trip

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Monday, September 13, 2010 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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This event is for members only.  If planning to attend, contact Mary Compton by email: mpjcompton@knology.net or phone: 256-721-1217. Read more about LearningQUEST - Hudson-Alpha Day Trip

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LearningQUEST - Football Season Kickoff

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Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Wear your football team colors (any team) and come for a morning of fun with Randy Campbell, former quarterback for Auburn, and Wes Neighbors, former center for Alabama, plus cheerleaders, tailgate fare, door prizes and more!  Open to members and their guests. Read more about LearningQUEST - Football Season Kickoff

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LearningQUEST - Book Club Meeting

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Open to members and guests.  Please contact Nan Huber at 256-880-0880 if interested. Read more about LearningQUEST - Book Club Meeting

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LearningQUEST - Program Development Committee Meeting

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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The Program Development Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 17, 1-3 p.m. in the library auditorium to begin planning programs for the Winter/Spring term (January – May).  Responsibilities include soliciting program proposals, selection of programs, coordinating meeting space & AV requirements, preparing and distributing the catalog, and coordinating the programs with many sub-tasks in these areas.  There are places on this committee for many additional members and your participation would be welcomed.  Please come join us. Read more about LearningQUEST - Program Development Committee Meeting

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LearningQuest - Visions of the Native - Library Benefit

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Friday, November 12, 2010 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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A fascinating presentation of “Visions of the Native” will explore the image of Native Americans in literature from the time of Columbus to the mid-nineteenth century.  Featured speaker will be Anissa Graham, English instructor at the University of North Alabama.  Special entertainment will be a talented group of dulcimer players reciting music of the period.  Seating is limited, with advance tickets only.  Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased by calling the Liles' at 256-883-2607.

This discussion will focus on the impact the literary tradition has had on modern notions of the relationship between the early settlers and the indigenous peoples. Some of the authors to be noted are James Fenimore Cooper, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Louise Erdrich.

Wine and a light buffet will be offered.  This event is open to the public. Read more about LearningQuest - Visions of the Native - Library Benefit

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LearningQuest - General Election Forum

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 9:30am to 11:30am
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Meet the general election candidates for coffee and conversation.

This forum will give you the opportunity to meet the candidates running in the general election on November 2, 2010.  We will have a retired local judge give a brief overview of the responsibilities of a public official, then introduce the candidates that will appear on the November 2 ballot.  This will include guests from Madison County: the district attorney, sheriff, county superintendent of education, County Board of Education place 4 and 5, circuit judge place 7, and coroner.

All candidates officially running on a state and federal level will be invited to join us and to be available to answer any individual questions.  Candidates will be encouraged to bring campaign literature for dissemination to attendees.  Open to the public. Read more about LearningQuest - General Election Forum

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