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Bailey Cove book sale

The Bailey Cove Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, January 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Public Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza.

Most items will be just 25 cents with best-sellers only $1. Selection includes hardback and paperback fiction, nonfiction, children’s, and audiobooks. For more information, call 256-881-0257 or send email to bcove@hmcpl.org. Read more about Bailey Cove book sale

TV Time Machine offers police dramas

TV Time Machine takes you back to the 1960s and '70s on Monday, January 14, at 6 p.m. at the Main Library.

We'll show one episode each from two popular police dramas, "Mod Squad" and "Police Woman," in the second-floor events room. Admission is free.  Read more about TV Time Machine offers police dramas

MLK concert cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the Martin Luther King Musical Celebration, set for tonight, January 17, at the Main Library, has been cancelled. Read more about MLK concert cancelled

Meet Abraham Lincoln

Meet President Abraham Lincoln -- in the person of Lincoln presenter John Voehl -- on Tuesday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the atrium of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. Admission is free.

Learn what life was like in the White House of the 1860s, including Christmas celebrations. When he was researching his role as Lincoln, Voehl said he discovered that our modern image of Santa Claus owes much to a drawing Lincoln commissioned from artist Thomas Nast of Santa visiting Union soldiers. Read more about Meet Abraham Lincoln

December book sales

Two branch libraries will hold book sales during December: The Bessie K. Russell Library's event is set for December 7-14, and the Friends of the Library at the Tillman D. Hill Library in Hazel Green will hold a sale on December 7-15. 

Shop for bargains during regular branch hours. Most items will be 25 cents.  Read more about December book sales

Celebrate the holidays with big bands

Enjoy the festive sounds of two great big bands during the Main Library's annual Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The U.S. Army’s Four Star Jazz Orchestra and the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra will unite again for the evening in the atrium of the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. There will be music, singing, and dancing. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Read more about Celebrate the holidays with big bands

Trick or treat at the library

The main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will host a Spooktacular Halloween Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon.

All the public services desks will be decorated for Halloween, and children will be invited to go from desk to desk to “trick or treat.” In the morning the Youth Services department will also host some not-too-spooky Halloween stories, fun and games. In the afternoon the Youth Services department will host crafts and a movie, “Halloweentown.” Read more about Trick or treat at the library

Creepy Critters live animal show

See spiders, cockroaches, snakes and more at the Creepy Critters live animal show at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 27. The program will be held at the main library, 915 Monroe St., at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Branch Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza S.E. Read more about Creepy Critters live animal show

Masquerade Ball: An epic evening for teens

The Main Library will transform into Mount Olympus on Saturday, October 20, from 8 p.m. to midnight for the fourth annual Masquerade Ball, a celebration of classical mythology.  Read more about Masquerade Ball: An epic evening for teens

Meet the Author: Jamie Dodson

The intrigue of international espionage and the excitement of aviation’s early golden age combine in the Nick Grant Adventure series by local author Jamie Dodson. Hear him talk about his work and the time period that inspired him during a Meet the Author program on Sunday, October 14th, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library.

Admission is free. For more information, contact Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Meet the Author: Jamie Dodson

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