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Gloria Vanderbilt: An Artful Life: Reading List

  • Posted on: 29 October 2020
  • By: Adrienne Bone

Beginning October 30, the Huntsville Museum of Art is hosting an exhibit on Gloria Vanderbilt called "Gloria Vanderbilt: An Artful Life."  The exhibit includes memorable photographs of Vanderbilt and artworks from the legendary fashion designer and artist. The presentation will continue through January 24, 2021. For more information about the Gloria Vanderbilt: An Artful Life exhibit, please click here.

We have curated a list of books that complement the Museum's exhibition. Click on the book cover images below to checkout the library's catalog.

The Library introduces its new #Libraryonwheels

  • Posted on: 27 October 2020
  • By: Melanie Thornton

The Library introduces its new #Libraryonwheels

Library’s outreach services play role in connecting services to communities

 

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) unveiled its new Outreach vehicle, thanks to a funding gift from Madison County Commission Chairman Dale W. Strong. The new van joins the Bookmobile in the Library’s fleet of vehicles that brings Library services to the community.

Learn a Foreign Language Now with HMCPL

  • Posted on: 27 October 2020
  • By: Lauren Lucas

Most of us have studied a second language at some point in our lives. You may have taken two years in high school Spanish, been lucky enough to take a Gap Year and backpack across parts of the world, are just a huge Star Trek fan and learned Klingon in your free time, or you may never have studied but always wanted to.

Show notes episode 12 - Why people like to be scared by their media

  • Posted on: 23 October 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

In this episode, Rob talks about his writing for genre film magazines over the last decade, his personal history with the horror genre, and the history of the genre itself. Michelle discusses how the brain works while watching a horror movie and why people enjoy the genre as a whole.

You can find some of Rob’s writing this month in the Halloween special edition of Rue Morgue magazine (The cover story, actually), and other places around the web.

Will My Device Lose Access to OverDrive after October 30, 2020?

  • Posted on: 21 October 2020
  • By: Annie Phillips

OverDrive is the platform the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library uses to provide the Digital Media Zone's collection of eBooks and audiobooks for checkout. You typically access these books through dmz.overdrive.com or the Libby or OverDrive apps.

If you use the Libby or Kindle App, please disregard this article.

On October 30, 2020, OverDrive is making necessary security upgrades to protect the privacy of user data. These updates mean certain devices with older operating systems will lose access to the OverDrive app and OverDrive websites. If you see a message about losing access to the digital library after October 30, your device is affected by this change.

Technology Training Center provides free online classes

  • Posted on: 20 October 2020
  • By: Adrienne Bone

Like so many public institutions and services, the Technology Training Center is adapting to all of the changes in the world to keep serving the Huntsville community. These changes have resulted in our department to increase our online presence. During July and August, we started offering online instruction for Excel and Word, our more popular classes. We have since expanded our online catalog to include PowerPoint and advanced Excel classes.

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