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Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Information & Business Center: Programs

A research guide describing the services and resources provided by the Information & Business Center at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

Programs

The Information & Business Center's recent programs have included the ALA-sponsored Media Literacy presentationson how to become a more discerning consumer of news media. These included a panel discussion with AL.com reporters Anna Claire Vollers and Pulitzer Prize-winner John Archibald, 'How the Media Combats Fake News', showings and discussions of the films 'All the President's Men' and 'Spotlight', and a presentation from HMCPL staff, 'Citizen Journalism and Fake News'. We have also conducted sessions on online researching for homeschoolers in sessions with students and their parents.

 

                      

Technology Training Center

The Technology Training Center (TTC) is located on the second floor of the Downtown Huntsville Library and offers free classes in computer basics to the public. When classes are not meeting, these computers are open for the public to use (in addition to the public computers located in the Information and Business Center). 

Visit our FAQ ("frequently asked questions") page to find out more about our classes, or see our course catalog for descriptions of each of the classes we offer. 

 

                                       

Film Series

The film series sponsored by the Information & Business Center have included an eclectic mix of genres from dramas, comedies, suspense, horror, science fiction, classic as well as contemporary. Past film series have included 'Science Fiction of the 50's, '60s, Evenings with Wilder, Bond…James Bond – The Connery Years, My Favorite Western, My Favorite Hitchcock,  Hollywood Rock and Roll, and The World of the Coen Brothers. The films are on Mondays at 6:00 in the Second Floor Events Room of the Downtown Branch.