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Nee Nee Hetalia

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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 If you love Hetalia, you need to be at this panel.  If you don’t know what Hetalia is, you really need to be at this panel.  Basically, everyone needs to be at this panel.  Mollie Wyatt, graciously on loan to us from Hama-Con, will lead this discussion on Hetalia and his merry friends and why you should be watching, reading, and cosplaying them! Read more about Nee Nee Hetalia

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Nonprofit Workshop: "Understanding Collaboration"

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Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 9:30am to 11:00am
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Nonprofit 201: "Understanding Collaboration"

Thursday, July 19

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Val Porter, Foundation Center Atlanta

Strategic collaborations, joint programming, and mergers are becoming more and more important to the nonprofit sector every day and understanding your options for working collaboratively to achieve mission-critical impact is a must for today’s nonprofit leaders.  The Foundation Center developed a new workshop that will walk you through the basics of collaboration and provide you with:

  • an understanding of why nonprofits are choosing collaboration
  • knowledge on the range of collaboration options available
  • a framework for the basic process steps in forging successful collaborative relationships
  • action steps for further exploration
  • access to model collaborations

The workshop will include an introduction to the Nonprofit Collaboration Database, Understanding Collaboration will connect you with tools to put your organization on the path to successful collaborative partnerships.  The talk will also address key tips on collaborative grantseeking.

This workshop is open to all: executive directors, board members, and organizational decision makers are encouraged to attend.

Val Porter is the Director of the Foundation Center’s Atlanta-based office which serves a nine-state region of the Southeast. For nearly two decades, she has worked in public service and nonprofit management, including serving on the executive team of the City of Atlanta’s branding campaign and overseeing Georgia’s largest publicly-funded program for the arts as Deputy Director for Fulton County Arts Council.

The workshop is free of charge, but we ask you to RSVP by registering below.

Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or askus@hmcpl.org. Read more about Nonprofit Workshop: "Understanding Collaboration"

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How to Do Things: Zumba

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 6:30pm
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Dance yourself into shape with Zumba.  This Latin-inspired dance-fitness class will have you moving to red-hot international music and getting a workout while having a blast.  Certified Zumba instructor Tasha Edwards leads the party.  Admission is free. Read more about How to Do Things: Zumba

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Better Home Videos

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Tired of shooting dull home videos?  Thinking about a new camcorder and wondering what features to look for?

Don Tingle shows how to create compelling videos of family events.  We'll go over the basics of planning, shooting, lighting, and editing.  We'll talk equipment as well as technique.

Learn tips and tricks from the pros for making better videos to document your family's memories.

Don Tingle is Workshop Director for the Alabama Filmmakers Co-op.  He has presented over 100 workshops on all aspects of videography and filmmaking, at film festivals throughout the U.S., including Roger Ebert's Film Festival.  He conducts monthly Filmmakers workshops for the Film Co-op and leads a screenwriting workshop.  Don is the director of the Rocket City Short Film Festival, coming up this year on October 19.  The Film Co-op is located at the Flying Monkey Arts Center in the Historic Lowe Mill. Read more about Better Home Videos

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How to Do Things: Weave a Scarf on Soda Straws

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Open to adults and youth ages 12 and up.  Maximum number of students:  20.  To register, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.

You don’t have to weave on a traditional loom.  Learn how to weave a scarf on soda straws.  You will start the scarf in class and learn how to make pom poms to add to the ends when you finish it at home.  No weaving experience is required.

Bring 4 ounces of worsted weight yarn.  Bring more than one color for a striped scarf.  If you want to use a thinner yarn, you’ll need more than 4 ounces.

The leader will bring all the tools and other supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop. Read more about How to Do Things: Weave a Scarf on Soda Straws

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Nonprofit Lunch & Learn: "LinkedIn for Nonprofits"

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Nonprofit Lunch & Learn: "LinkedIn for Nonprofits"

Thursday, August 16

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Mary Wallace Moore, Reference & Adult Services Manager for Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

Does your nonprofit maximize its LinkedIn profile? Does it have a LinkedIn profile? In this brief one-hour tutorial, Mary Moore will demonstrate how you can make use of the free advertising provided by LinkedIn. Mary teaches monthly free LinkedIn classes in the Computer Training Center at the Main Library. Attendess are advised to learn the basics of LinkedIn before attending this tutorial for nonprofits.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Questions? Contact Mary Moore at askus@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5975. Read more about Nonprofit Lunch & Learn: "LinkedIn for Nonprofits"

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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "LinkedIn for Small Business"

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Monday, September 10, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "LinkedIn for Small Business"

Monday, September 10

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

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Presenter: Mary Moore, Reference & Adult Services Manager at Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

LinkedIn is the fourth largest social network in this country, but it is the only network designed specifically for business networking. Do you have a small or one-person business? Are you using LinkedIn's free advertising options? Mary Moore teaches free LinkedIn classes monthly in the Computer Training Center at the Main Library. In this concise one-hour tutorial, Mary will demonstrate how you can take advantage of LinkedIn to advertise your business products and/or services.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or mmoore@hmcpl.org Read more about Small Business Lunch & Learn: "LinkedIn for Small Business"

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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Now Hiring, All Companies"

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Monday, August 6, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Now Hiring, All Companies"

Monday, August 6

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

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Presenter, Dale Callahan, Ph.D., author of Resumes are Worthless

Unemployment may be high, but all companies are hiring if you have the right conversation. The author of Resumes are Worthless discusses how to uncover hidden job opportunities. Dale sees the employee / employer model in a state of total flux. Those looking for jobs and career the old fashion way are set for great amounts of frustration and instability. He argues that the only hope is to operate like a company of one - learning to behave like an entrepreneur even if you work for a fortune 100 corporation.

Dale Callahan is the director of the Information Engineering and Management graduate program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Learn more about Dale and his work from his blog at www.dalecallahan.com.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Mary Moore at askus@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5975.

The workshop is free of charge, but please RSVP below if possible. Read more about Small Business Lunch & Learn: "Now Hiring, All Companies"

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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "More Leads in 30 Days"

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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Small Business Lunch & Learn: "More Leads in 30 Days"

Monday, July 9

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Second Floor Events Room

Presenter: Marilyn Rodriguez, Success Expert and Business Coach

In the “More Leads In 30 Days” one hour workshop, Marilyn will discuss:

  • What is unconsciously sabotaging you from closing deals and enrolling more clients or customers
  • A clear 30 day plan to attract more leads (repeat as necessary)
  • The one simple step you can take immediately to get into action

Come prepared with one thing you are struggling with in your business you would like solved.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or askus@hmcpl.org. Read more about Small Business Lunch & Learn: "More Leads in 30 Days"

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Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Conflict & Emotion"

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Conflict & Emotion: The Heart of the Story"

Tuesday, August 14

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

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Presenter: Linda Winstead Jones, New York Times bestselling author

What drives your story? What drives your characters? Go beyond plot to the real heart of your story. Linda Winstead Jones first published in 1994 and is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than 60 romance novels and novellas. A five-time RITA® finalist, she won the RITA for paranormal romance in 2004. She’s served as president and vice-president of her local chapter of Romance Writers of America and is the current national president of the organization.

Bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Mary Moore at askus@hmcpl.org or 256-532-5975. Read more about Write Right Lunch & Learn: "Conflict & Emotion"

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