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"Titanic" author tells family story

Only a fourth of the families who boarded the "unsinkable" Titanic in 1912 survived. Hear the story of one of them when author Julie Hedgepeth Williams talks about her book, "A Rare Titanic Family," on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library. Read more about "Titanic" author tells family story

Happy Birthday, Fort Book!

Show your library love during a Hug the Library party and scavenger hunt on Sunday, May 6. We're celebrating the 25th birthday of the Main Library, "Fort Book," which opened to the public on April 26, 1987.

On May 6, we’re inviting the community to gather outside the library, join hands, circle the building and sing "Happy birthday, Fort Book!" The fun begins at 1:30 p.m. with the big hug. Members of the Huntsville Drum Circle will add their beats to the festivities. Read more about Happy Birthday, Fort Book!

Materiel Command Band returns to library

The Four Star Jazz Orchestra of the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band and the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra will present an evening of big band music and dancing on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. in the atrium of the Main Library.

The concert happens on the 25th anniversary of the day the building opened to the public in 1987. Read more about Materiel Command Band returns to library

Hear novelist Robert McCammon talk about his work

Robert R. McCammon, author of Boy’s Life, the Matthew Corbett series of historical thrillers and The Five, will talk about his work and sign books on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. His visit is sponsored by the Huntsville Literary Association. Admission is free. Read more about Hear novelist Robert McCammon talk about his work

Super Book Sales!

Three book sales will benefit three of our branch libraries during the weekend of May 11-13.

The Bessie K. Russell Friends of the Library organization will offer books, magazines and CDs for sale on Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the library, 3011-C Sparkman Drive. Most items will be priced at 25 cents. For more information, contact Adrienne Bone, branch manager, at 256-859-9050 or russell@hmcpl.org. Read more about Super Book Sales!

Happy Easter! Library is closed

All 12 branches of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library system will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 8. All locations will reopen Monday, April 9, at regular hours. Read more about Happy Easter! Library is closed

Bailey Cove Open House

The Friends of the Library at Bailey Cove Public Library will hold an open house on Friday, April 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza. Read more about Bailey Cove Open House

Support Free2Teach

Give local teachers a boost at your local library! 

The Bailey Cove, Madison, Main and Monrovia branches of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library are supporting Free2Teach, a charitable organization dedicated to providing FREE classroom supplies to the teachers in our community.

Free2Teach needs seven core items -- pencils, pens, crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, copy paper, and loose-leaf paper -- along with other basic classroom supplies, such as construction paper, notebooks, rulers, scissors, highlighters, books, and backpacks. Read more about Support Free2Teach

Easter Egg Hunt

The Audio Visual Department at the Main Library will have an Easter Egg Hunt for patrons on Thursday, March 22, through Saturday, April 7.

The Easter Eggs will have prizes that can be picked up in the AV Department. Eggs may be filled with candy, Book Bucks for the Friends of the Library or free Quick Picks.

For more information, contact Doris Foster, 256-532-5947 or dfoster@hmcpl.org. Read more about Easter Egg Hunt

Student Summer Volunteer Program

Want to have fun and gain valuable work experience this summer? The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is accepting applications for the Student Summer Volunteer Program now through May 4.

Applications are available at the library branches participating in the volunteer program: Main, Madison, Bailey Cove, Gurley, Monrovia, New Hope, Bessie K. Russell and Hazel Green. Read more about Student Summer Volunteer Program