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April Book List: Grow at Your Library

  • Posted on: 12 April 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Before we start kicking it into beach-read gear, we wanted to share with a list of titles recommended by our librarians for the spring!

 

Practically perfect (in every way) : my misadventures through the world of self-help--and back

By Jennifer Niesslein

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10% happier: how I tamed the voice in my head….

By Dan Harris

Libraries strengthen their communities: celebrate National Library Week April 7-13

  • Posted on: 5 April 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

This editorial was written by Laurel Best, Executive Director of the HMCPL.

This week, the Huntsville Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs and expertise.

April 7-13, 2019 is National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. Libraries are at the heart of their cities, towns, schools and campuses. They have public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together and connect.

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A review of The Public

  • Posted on: 4 April 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Our volunteer and training coordinator, Dorothie Linton, attended the American Library Association’s mid-winter meeting in Seattle and had the opportunity to prescreen The Public.

Here is her review-

In The Public, filmmaker Emilio Estevez invites viewers to observe a fictional yet plausible example of the struggle to preserve public libraries as one of the last indoor communal spaces. The film tackles this issue through the story of a Cincinnati public library as it and its patrons endure a bitter winter.         

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Grow at your Library this April

  • Posted on: 29 March 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton


It is officially spring in the Tennessee Valley. While some of us are still sneezing and wheezing from the explosion of pollen, it isn't enough to keep us from enjoying the beautiful weather. In April, we are celebrating spring with some great programming. Check out what is happening at your local library this month:

Gurley Family Craft Night

April 1• 5:30 p.m.

Gurley Public Library

Beautiful Bookmarks ... come be creative in making a beautiful bookmark in April!

 

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Librarian Book Club for April

  • Posted on: 28 March 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Our April Librarian Book Club pick is "The Affairs of the Falcons" by Melissa Rivero.

Release Date: April 2, 2019

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An Anticipated Book of 2019 from:
Southern Living * Buzzfeed * The Huffington Post * Bustle * Fierce * Hip Latina * Ms. Magazine * Alma 
* The Rumpus

A stunning debut novel about a young undocumented Peruvian woman fighting to keep her family afloat in New York City.

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Library offers services for patrons in need

  • Posted on: 25 March 2019
  • By: Connie Chow

March is Reach Out to Your Neighbor Month and throughout the Huntsville-Madison County Library system we aim to be a steady source of information and resources for our neighboring communities.

At the Downtown Huntsville Library, due to our centralized location and numerous services, we serve a diverse patron base.  Patrons experiencing homelessness utilize our branch’s services often.  Our free public computers, free Wi-Fi, and plentiful reading materials are available to them during their visits to the library. We also offer a free phone in our patron lounge that may be used for short outgoing calls.

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The Life & Times of Captain Marvel(s)

  • Posted on: 13 March 2019
  • By: Jon Schafle

The next installment in Marvel's Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel, just hit theaters recently and DC has its next release with Shazam set to come out in early April, but beyond being comic book movies from rival publishers do they have anything else in common? Strangely enough, their stories are linked in a tale that begins back in the 1940's.

In the beginning (1940's-1960's)

March is Reach Out to Your Neighbor Month

  • Posted on: 28 February 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

March is Reach Out to Your Neighbor month at your local library. We are celebrating libraries as centers of their communities this month with a list of great programs for everyone:

March Crafterwork - Rocket City Rock Painting

March 4 • 6:00 p.m.

Madison Public Library

Come meet your neighbors and paint a happy rock to spread cheer around our community. Leave your rocks around town for others to find and keep or share with others. Follow Rocket City Rocks on Facebook to see where you might find other rocks!

 

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