Login to My Account

amartin's blog

We're a good place for families

We're a Family Place Library. If you'd like to learn more about this, a representative from the national Family Place Libraries organization will visit the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 13, at noon.

During her visit, she will present a short program about the importance of Family Place Libraries and their role in the community in the Main Library auditorium. Please RSVP to Lexie Robinson Austin at Lexie@HMCPL.org or 256-532-5949. Read more about We're a good place for families

9/11 Write-In

On the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry are invited to spend one hour writing about memories, impressions and emotions evoked by this tragedy. 

The program is part of the Main Library's Write Right Lunch & Learn series and will be held on Tuesday, September 11, from noon to 1 p.m. in the second-floor events room. Drinks, refreshments and a quiet place to reflect will be provided. Please bring your own writing supplies. Read more about 9/11 Write-In

LinkedIn for Small Business

Mary Wallace Moore, Reference & Adult Services manager at the Main Library, discusses how small businesses can maximize personal profiles to promote the business and how to utilize the company pages during "LinkedIn for Small Business," the next Small Business Lunch & Learn session on Monday, September 10.

The program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the second floor events room of the Main Library. Read more about LinkedIn for Small Business

Feed your book-buying habit

The Bailey Cove Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, September 8, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, September 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Public Library.

Find fiction, nonfiction, children’s books and audiobooks. Most items are 25 cents; best-sellers are $1. Read more about Feed your book-buying habit

Find your roots in Heritage Room

If some of the limbs on your family tree reach back to Africa, genealogical research can be a challenge. The Main Library's Heritage Room offers research help during a three-part series of one-hour classes to be held on Tuesdays, September 11, 18 and 25, on the third floor.

Admission is free, but reservations will be accepted for only the first 10 people to sign up. For more information or reserve a seat, call 256-532-5969. Read more about Find your roots in Heritage Room

World War II in stamps

Philatelist Jon Berger will share “Stamps and Stories of World War II” on Thursday, August 30, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library, 915 Monroe Street. Admission is free. Read more about World War II in stamps

"Conflict & Emotion" with Linda Winstead Jones

Linda Winstead Jones, New York Times bestselling author, will explore "Conflict & Emotion: The Heart of the Story" at the next Write Right Lunch & Learn program on Tuesday, August 14, from noon to 1 p.m. at the main library, 915 Monroe St. Read more about "Conflict & Emotion" with Linda Winstead Jones

Get ready for fall with gardening guru Harvey Cotten

Local gardening guru Harvey Cotten will discuss fall gardening chores on Sunday, August 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the main library, 915 Monroe St.

Harvey, an author of “Easy Gardens For the South,” is the chief horticulturist and vice president at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. He will also answer questions from the audience. Admission is free. For details, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Get ready for fall with gardening guru Harvey Cotten

Susanna Phillips: Life of an Opera Star

Internationally acclaimed opera star Susanna Phillips will talk about her career and perform selections from various roles in a family-friendly program on Saturday, August 25, from 11 a.m. to noon in the atrium of the main library, 915 Monroe St. Read more about Susanna Phillips: Life of an Opera Star

Weathering the Storm: Emergency Preparedness for Families

Learn ways to keep your family safe during severe weather on Friday, August 3, at noon at the main library.

Michael Werner of the Alabama Amateur Radio Emergency Service and other emergency personnel will talk about ways to prepare for disaster, especially when you have young children. After the presentation, there will be a question and answer session with representatives from the Madison County Emergency Management Agency and National Weather Service Huntsville. The program will be presented in the second-floor events room. Read more about Weathering the Storm: Emergency Preparedness for Families

Pages