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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

Integration and Football

John Pruett, retired sports editor and columnist for The Huntsville Times, will talk about the integration of football programs in the 1970s during the closing event of Community Read 2012: A Gathering of Old Men on Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library. Read more about Integration and Football

Hertha Heller Forum: Poets' Choice Readings

The Friends of the Library will conclude the 2012 Hertha Heller Forum series with Poets' Choice Readings on Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. in the main library auditorium.

Members of the Huntsville Literary Association's Poetry Writing Workshop will share their work in a program that is open to the public free of charge. Refreshments will be served.

This is a good time to think about joining the Friends of the Library. The group will hold its annual membership drive in April. Read more about Hertha Heller Forum: Poets' Choice Readings

Cut Costs with Coupons

The Bailey Cove Library presents Heather's Hints, a free Couponing 101 Class, on Monday, March 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library.

The class offers two hours of hands-on couponing with blogger and couponing wizard, Heather McIngvale, founder of "Heather's Hints."  She will lead participants through the basics of couponing: meal planning, grocery lists, stockpiling, match-ups, stacking, inserts, ads and more.  Learn store by store rules and instructions: Kroger, Publix, Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS. Read more about Cut Costs with Coupons

Happy 100th, Girl Scouts!

Join the Bailey Cove Library to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts of America, our community partners, at a birthday party on Monday, March 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the library. Read more about Happy 100th, Girl Scouts!

Showers Center Second Annual Walk-A-Thon

The Friends of the Showers Center Library will hold the second annual Walk-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, April 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Richard Showers Center, 4600 Blue Spring Road.

You may register on the day of the event for the one-hour walk, which will be held on the track behind the center. If it rains, the walk will be held inside the center. The Friends group will also hold a membership drive that day. For more information, call the Showers Center Library at 256-851-7492. Read more about Showers Center Second Annual Walk-A-Thon

Exploring AVL

Teens can learn how to use the databases of the Alabama Virtual Library on Thursday, March 8, at 6 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Library.

The class will be held as part of Teen Tech Week, March 4-10. Registration is required, and space is limited.

The Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) is a collection of databases useful for all types of research projects. It is a valuable tool for students in high school, home school, or college. 

For more information, contact Julia Hendon at 256-881-0257 or jhendon@hmcpl.org. Read more about Exploring AVL