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Video challenge for teens

Teens: can you create an awesome book trailer? Get your contest entry in by April 24. How do I submit mine? Read more about Video challenge for teens

Big Read events for kids

We've got great Big Read events for kids; check out the dates for our upcoming puppet shows and tea parties for kids. Read more about Big Read events for kids

Big Read events for adults

As part of The Big Read, we're featuring a month of events focusing on Mark Twain's novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Here are a few notable upcoming events for adults:

Revisit 'Pride and Prejudice' with Dr. Garlen

Sunday, March 28: Dr. Garlen’s presentation at the Library’s English Author Tea in January was a rousing success, so this Forum will give her fans another chance to enjoy the melding of English literature with a bit of pop culture. Learn more Read more about Revisit 'Pride and Prejudice' with Dr. Garlen

Meet author Lisa Scottoline

Wednesday, April 14: The Huntsville Library Foundation presents author Lisa Scottoline! Meet Ms. Scottoline, attend her keynote address at the ALLA Conference, and receive a signed copy of her new book, Think Twice. Reservations are $35 each. Learn more about the event or reserve your spot today! Read more about Meet author Lisa Scottoline

The Big Read Poetry Contest Winners

The HMCPL would like to announce the winners of The Big Read Poetry Contest from Madison County.

They are: Rodelle Gardner, Jasmine Willis, and Haley Rose. All three of these students are in the 7th grade at Whitesburg Middle School. Each will receive a prize of $15 for their poetry submissions. The poems will advance to a statewide poetry contest being held in conjunction with The Big Read: Alabama reads The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, which the HMCPL is hosting throughout Huntsville and Madison County March 27 – May 1. Read more about The Big Read Poetry Contest Winners

New, simpler checkouts at Madison Public Library

How do I use the new RFID checkouts?Madison Public Library reopens with new RFID system to speed up checkouts. Work has been going on behind the scenes for some time to place RFID (Radio-frequency identification) tags in every item in the Madison Public Library, and MPL was closed on Monday and Tuesday of this week (March 8-9) to finish the installation. As a result, checking out books at MPL is much simpler! Read more about New, simpler checkouts at Madison Public Library

Land the job of your dreams with ReferenceUSA!

Tuesday, March 30: Looking for a new job or need job hunting tips? This class can help! 

ReferenceUSA provides in-depth information on more than 14 million U.S. potential employers nationwide! Join us on March 30, 2010 from 6:00PM - 7:00PM at the Main Library's 2nd Floor Meeting Room for a presentation on how ReferenceUSA can be utilized as a job searching tool. After the presentation, Bill Carlson, a ReferenceUSA Representative, will be glad to answer your questions about researching all phases of your job search. Read more about Land the job of your dreams with ReferenceUSA!

Heritage Quest is back!

We've prepared a quick tutorial on how to access Heritage Quest at home using your library card number and PIN. Read more about Heritage Quest is back!