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March Librarian Book Club

  • Posted on: 26 February 2020
  • By: Melanie Thornton

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

Release Date: March 10, 2020

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In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. Xavier is headed to college in the fall, and after years of single parenting, Valerie is facing the prospect of an empty nest. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door―an apparently traditional family with new money, ambition, and a secretly troubled teenaged daughter.

January's Librarian Book Club Pick

  • Posted on: 31 December 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

New year means new book picks! We are really excited about the first pick of the year- American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

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Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic," American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.

Glow in the Dark Poetry Night

  • Posted on: 23 December 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

When Marquez McClinton was in third grade, he discovered his interest in poetry could possibly be something more than just a way to get a girl’s attention. His teacher noticed it too and encouraged him to keep writing. It was the same year that he also performed his first spoken word poem.

Today (and over 100 poems later), he has a new band with bassist Michael Cummings called the SPINSHIPS. They recently performed their first TEDx program in Huntsville last year and produced their first music video (see below).

 

He is a performer on the rise as well as a part of our library family- Marquez can usually be seen greeting and assisting patrons at the Madison Public Library as a Library Clerk.

 

Lawyers in the Library

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

 Lawyers in the Library: Free legal aid clinic comes to Downtown


Starting in December, the Downtown Huntsville Library, through a partnership with the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program (MCVLP) will offer regular legal aid clinics to the public called “Lawyers in the Library.”  The clinic will be held on the third Thursday of the month, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in meeting rooms C and D on the second floor.

 

Holiday Happenings at your library

  • Posted on: 21 November 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton


The holiday season is a fun time to visit your local library. We have many amazing programs and events happening throughout December that will not stretch your wallet! Check them out below (and click on the link for more information). Please note that some events require registration and may fill up.

Monday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.

Crafterwork- Embroidered Ornaments

Madison Public Library Makerspace

 

Thursday, December 5, 4:30 p.m.

DIY Ornament Making

Tillman D. Hill Public Library of Hazel Green

 

Librarian Book Club for November

  • Posted on: 30 October 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Title: Get a Life, Chloe Brown

Author: Talia Hibbert

Release Date: November 5,  2019

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Talia Hibbert, one of contemporary romance’s brightest new stars, delivers a witty, hilarious romantic comedy about a woman who’s tired of being “boring” and recruits her mysterious, sexy neighbor to help her experience new things—perfect for fans of Sally Thorne, Jasmine Guillory, and Helen Hoang.

Celebrate Small Businesses at your Library

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

 

We are celebrating small businesses this month! November is National Entrepreneurship Month and it is also Small Business Saturday (November 30). Your public library is a great resource if you are either looking to start a small business or looking for ways to showcase your business through our markets. 

 

Check out what we are doing at your local library during November:

 

Saturday, November 16, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Small Business Expo

Showers Center Library

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