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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

Express yourself at our Masquerade Ball

Calling all heroes and villains – actually teens in middle and high school. Come to the Main Library on Saturday, October 26, from 8 p.m. to midnight for the fifth annual Masquerade Ball, a celebration of Cosplay.

The party promises an epic evening of food (NO alcohol), music, and dancing. Express your creativity by dressing up as one of your favorite fictional characters. Costumes must be appropriate for a public gathering. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Read more about Express yourself at our Masquerade Ball

New Hope Book and Bake Sale

The Friends of the Library at the Elizabeth Carpenter Library in New Hope will hold a Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the 24th annual New Hope Founders' Day.

Founders' Day festivities begin at 9 a.m. and include music, a parade, a chili cook-off, tractor show and many various activities throughout the day. Read more about New Hope Book and Bake Sale

Kick up your heels with SlipJig

SlipJig performs the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic lands on Thursday, October 17, at 6 p.m. when Thursday Evening Concerts @ The Library presents “The Library’s Fall Concert 2013.”

The program will be held in the Atrium of the Main Library, 915 Monroe Street. Admission is free.

For more information, contact David Lilly at 256-532-5975. Read more about Kick up your heels with SlipJig

Meet the Artistrator

Award-winning artist and illustrator E.B. Lewis will talk about his work on Sunday, October 6, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. Admission is free. Read more about Meet the Artistrator