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The Amazing Hubble Telescope

Learn about the wonders of THE AMAZING HUBBLE TELESCOPE from Max Rosenthal, one of the former managers of the Hubble Space Telescope, at the final Hertha Heller Forum of 2014 on Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library downtown.

Hertha Heller Forums are sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The forums are free, and the public is invited. Read more about The Amazing Hubble Telescope

Restless Alabama

The next Friends of the Library Hertha Heller Forum presents Lowell Zoller discussing "Restless Alabama," an explanation of the geological history and formation of what is now Alabama. The program will be Sunday, February 23, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library downtown.

He will give special attention to the limestone understructure, earthquakes and sinkholes.  Mr. Zoller retired from Marshall Space Flight Center after 35 years.  At retirement he was Associate Director of Science and Engineering. Read more about Restless Alabama

Ivy Joe & Jim and All-Star Band

Celebrate Black History Month with music at Tuesday Evening Concerts @ The Library. Ivy Joe Milan & Jim Cavender and an All-Star Band will perform selections from Ivy Joe’s new CD on Tuesday, February 25, at 6 p.m. at the Main Library.

Our popular Atrium concert series moves from Thursdays to Tuesday nights this year. As always, admission is free. Read more about Ivy Joe & Jim and All-Star Band

Become a smarter investor

Improve your money savvy and investing know-how through our Mind Your Money program for beginning investors.

The series focuses on such topics as savings plans, investment options, and assessing and managing risks.

We’re also giving library cardholders access to Morningstar® Investment Research Center, which offers real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. Read more about Become a smarter investor

Buy a book, help Madison Library

The Barnes & Noble store at Bridge Street Town Centre will hold a Bookfair on Saturday and Sunday, December 14-15, to support the Madison Public Library. A "Downton Abbey" Tea will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. as part of the festivities.

Bookfair vouchers are available at the Madison Library, 130 Plaza Blvd., in Madison, or you can request that your purchase benefit the library at time of checkout. Read more about Buy a book, help Madison Library

'Christmas Tree Angel' author visits libraries

Hear author and actress Lisa Soland talk about her book The Christmas Tree Angel at three HMCPL locations on November 22 and 23.

She will be at the Main Library downtown on Friday, November 22, at 2 p.m. Then, on Saturday, November 23, she will be at the Madison Library at 1 p.m. and at the Bailey Cove Library at 3 p.m. Read more about 'Christmas Tree Angel' author visits libraries

Help the Madison Library grow

Make plans now to attend the public meeting for the Madison Public Library Expansion and Renovation Project on Thursday, November 14, 6:30 PM at Madison City Hall, 100 Hughes Road.

Madison’s consultant, Providence Associates, will present and describe characteristics of 21st Century Libraries. Citizen participants will be asked for feedback and ideas to be incorporated into the plans and recommendations that will be the end product of the several-month planning effort ending in December. Read more about Help the Madison Library grow

'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary Party

Celebrate 50 years of daleks, cybermen, sonic screwdrivers, companions, and Time Lords on Tuesday, November 19, at 6 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Library .

Crafts, games, and snacks will be abundant as we celebrate the greatness of the Doctor. Read more about 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary Party

Jazz and jingle bells

Join us for a jazzy Christmas concert on Saturday, December 7, at the Main Library. The U.S. Army Materiel Command Four-Star Jazz Orchestra and the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra will perform.

There will be music, singing and dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Atrium. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free.

For more information, call 256-532-5975. Read more about Jazz and jingle bells

Falling Leaves Book Sale

The Friends of the Library, Huntsville Main, will hold the annual Falling Leaves Book Sale on Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Bookstore, just inside the entrance to the Main Library downtown, 915 Monroe St.

All books in the store will be 50 percent off. Join Friends of the Library to be eligible for savings. For more details, call Friends of the Library Bookstore at 256-532-5986. Read more about Falling Leaves Book Sale

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