A donation to your Huntsville-Madison County Public Library makes our whole community a better place to live, work, and play.
Your dollars help us to put new books, CDs, and DVDs on library shelves, and add ebook titles and other electronic materials. Your support helps us to present educational and entertainment programming for children and adults.
Our library system is ranked No. 1 in the state for the number of items we circulate to our patrons. But our funding per person is No. 127 – about one third the amount of the Birmingham and Hoover libraries. Read more about Gifts that keep on giving
The U.S. Army Four-Star Jazz Orchestra and the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra will perform holiday favorites during the annual Christmas Concert at the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St., on Saturday, December 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Learn how to create your own hand-stitched heirloom during Quilting 101 at the Elizabeth Carpenter Library of New Hope during November and December. Local quiltmaker Linda Solmon will teach classes on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. at the library, 5496 Main St.
Here’s the class schedule:
November 14 – Cutting the Pieces
November 21 – Sewing the Pieces
December 5 – Quilting the Block
December 12 – Hemming the Block
December 19 – Finishing Read more about Quilting 101 @ New Hope
Huntsville Hospital's Mobile Medical Unit will offer free flu shots for adults and children age 9 and older on Monday, November 10, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library downtown, 915 Monroe St.
Hospital personnel also will offer free health screenings for diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol and more. Health screening results are reported to the patient onsite. All test results are completely confidential.
Bring your writing tools and join other National Novel Writing Month participants to write your novel on Mondays in November, 3, 10, 17 & 24, from 6 to 8:45 p.m. in the second-floor Events Room of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library downtown, 915 Monroe St.
Discover a digital path to historic research on November 8 when Chuck Sherrill, Tennessee state archivist, presents “Collecting the Past: A Report from Tennessee’s State Librarian and Archivist” from 10 a.m. to noon at the Downtown Huntsville Library. Admission is free. Read more about Collecting the Past
Huntsville native Sheryll Cashin wrote about the struggles of her family in The Agitator’s Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family. Now the Georgetown University law professor will return to her hometown to talk about her latest book, Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America, on Monday, November 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Huntsville Library. Books will be available for sale and signing. Admission is free. Read more about Meet the Author: Sheryll Cashin