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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

Nonprofit 201: "The Nonprofit Landscape"

Nonprofit groups can learn more about resources available to help them in our community during Nonprofit 201: "The Nonprofit Landscape" on Thursday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to noon in the second-floor events room of the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. Read more about Nonprofit 201: "The Nonprofit Landscape"

Meet ALISON in Madison

State Senator Bill Holtzclaw will introduce local residents to ALISON, the short name for the Alabama Legislative Information System Online on Monday, August 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Madison Public Library, 130 Plaza Blvd.

This system is open to the public and is used to track bills through the legislative process.  Read more about Meet ALISON in Madison

Vive le Livre presents Jon Meacham

The Huntsville Library Foundation presents journalist and author Jon Meacham as guest speaker for the 26th annual Vive le Livre, Long Live the Book, on Tuesday, October 23, in the Von Braun Center.

Tickets may be purchased on the Huntsville Library Foundation website
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Sitting Up with the Dead

Explore the year 1940 through information taken in the 1940 Census. The second program in the library’s “Sitting Up with the Dead” series is set for Friday, July 20, from 6 to 11 p.m. Read more about Sitting Up with the Dead

Books in full bloom

The Friends of the Library will hold a Blooming Book Sale on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main library, 915 Monroe St.

All books will be 50 percent off. The sale is for Friends members only, so if you want to participate, join the Friends group before June 23. For more information, stop by the Friends Bookstore at the entrance to the main library or call the store at 256-532-5986. Read more about Books in full bloom

Another aspect of the Civil War

Award-winning journalist and historian D. Laurence Rogers will discuss his book “Apostles of Equality: The Birneys, the Republicans, and the Civil War,” featuring Huntsville’s Birney family and their activities in politics and war, on Friday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St. Read more about Another aspect of the Civil War

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