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Geek Prom celebrates Valentine's Day

Geek out with Bailey Cove on Valentine's Day for GEEK PROM 2012!

Celebrate Valentine's Day the geeky way at the Bailey Cove Branch Library. Dress in your best geek wear (or come in costume as a famous geek, Dr. Who or Harry Potter, for example). The party is set for Tuesday, February 14, at 6 p.m. There will be dancing, craft-making, games and yummy snacks.

For more information please contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Geek Prom celebrates Valentine's Day

Skills Workshop for Effective Parent Advocacy

This workshop is designed to help parents of children with disabilities better understand the differences between the Individuals with Disability Education Improvement Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Professionals and educators are also welcome to attend. The session will be held on Saturday, February 4, at 1 p.m., and it is free and open to the public. Email Maggie Allen at mallen@hmcpl.org for reservation information or make a reservation by calling 334-567-2252 or toll-free 866-532-7660. Read more about Skills Workshop for Effective Parent Advocacy

College Readiness: Writing the College Essay

Prep for college by attending our College Readiness Series, beginning with a workshop on writing essays for college applications on February 7.

Joe Freeman, guidance counselor and high school English instructor at Randolph School, will share expert advice on writing essays for college applications on Tuesday, February 7, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the main library. Admission is free. Read more about College Readiness: Writing the College Essay

Author Event: Charlie Holley

Meet author Charlie Holley at the Showers Center Branch Library December 6

Join us at the HMCPL Showers Center Branch Library on December 6, 2011 from 6:30pm-7:30pm for a meet and greet and book signing by Mr. Charlie Holley, author of:

  • No More Tears : Finding True Healing in Christ
  • Whispers from My Father : Comfort, Guidance, and Counsel for the Daughters of God
  • The God of My Midnights : Finding Him in Our Darkest Moments

New hours at Monrovia!

Beginning Monday, October 10 Monrovia Library will have new, expanded hours!

To better serve our patrons, the HMCPL Monrovia Branch Library is proud to announce new expanded hours of operation!

  • Mondays 10:00-6:00
  • Tuesdays 10:00-8:00*
  • Wednesdays 10:00-6:00*
  • Thursdays 10:00-6:00
  • Fridays 10:00-5:00
  • Saturdays 10:00-5:00*

*Represents new or expanded hours!

We're really excited about these changes, and looking forward to spending more time with you! Read more about New hours at Monrovia!

Teen Holiday Bake-offs!

Teens!  Put your baking skills to the test with Holiday Bake-offs at Madison and Bailey Cove!

Cookies and Cakes and Holiday Goodness!

Find out who is the best cook with this Teen Holiday Bake-Off event!    Bring your favorite dish and compete with other teens for the best cook honors!


  • November 15, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Madison Branch Library
  • November 22, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Bailey Cove Branch Library

Madison Holiday Party!

A winter wonderland of stories and song.  Hot cocoa, cookies, carols, and gifts await you on December 15! Read more about Madison Holiday Party!

Search & Rescue

Explore the science behind Search and Rescue with Youth Services on October 18!


The Main Library Youth Services will be hosting a special edition of the Super Duper Science Club, The Science Behind Search & Rescue.  

Come out and meet the search and rescue dogs from SARtec!    Learn how Search and Rescue Dogs find people, how are they trained, and what to do if you're lost!   The search dogs and their handlers from SARTec will be on hand to explain and answer any questions you might have. Read more about Search & Rescue

Friends only book sale at Main

The members of Friends of the Library are invited to a 50% OFF FALLING LEAVES SALE on Saturday, October 15, held in the Friends Book Store in the Main Library from 10 am until 4 pm. 

All proceeds from the FOL Book Store and the FOL book sales go directly to the Huntsville Madison County Public Library System.


Not a Friend member yet?  You can join and help support your local branch! Read more about Friends only book sale at Main

Rocket City Rock & Soul: Huntsville Musicians Remember the 1960s

Join us November 15 at the Main Branch for this author event and book signing!

On November 15, 6:00pm Huntsville author, Jane DeNeefe, will discuss and read excerpts from her new book, Rocket City Soul: Huntsville Musicians Remember the 1960s in the HMCPL Main Branch Atrium. 

Music will be provided by Ivy Joe Milan and Jim Cavender and special guests, performing some of Huntsville’s musical greats from the 50s through the present.  Copies will be on sale at the event at $20 each, and books will be available online and in book stores beginning November 2.


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