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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

Gregory Benford looks to the future

World-renowned scientist and science fiction author Gregory Benford will talk about his work on Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Benford, a two-time winner of the Nebula Award and a professor of physics at the University of California, is the author of more than 20 novels. He will discuss "The Wonderful Future That Still Can Be: Science Fiction and Current Science." He’s returning to Huntsville as part of DeepSouthCon 50, June 15-17. Read more about Gregory Benford looks to the future

Rheta returns with "Hank"

Columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson returns to the main library on Friday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about her new book, Hank Hung the Moon ... And Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts.

Tickets are $10 per person and are available online or at the main library. For details, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about Rheta returns with "Hank"

Run for the Gurley Library!

The 14th annual Gurley Library Challenge 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, May 19, starting at Madison County Elementary School at 8 a.m. for the 5K and 9 a.m. for the Fun Run. Walkers are encouraged to participate. Read more about Run for the Gurley Library!

Civil rights history in "Our Southern Home"

Alabama's civil rights history comes to life in a new book by Birmingham native Waights Taylor Jr., “Our Southern Home: Scottsboro to Montgomery to Birmingham – The Transformation of the South in the Twentieth Century.” Read more about Civil rights history in "Our Southern Home"

Alabama Gives Day

Show your support for the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library during Alabama Gives Day on Thursday, February 2. Read more about Alabama Gives Day

3rd Annual Fey Masquerade Ball

Join us for a magical world of fun at the HMCPL third annual Fey Masquerade Ball October 29!

You won't want to miss the 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball on October 29 8 pm-12am at the HMCPL Main Branch Library!

Come out and enjoy music, food and dancing with teens from all around the Madison County area.   This year's theme will be all things Fey:  Light vs. Dark. Partygoers will celebrate the best in Fairy Literature, from Young Adult Book Titles like Tithe and Paranormally to Wicked Lovely and The Iron King. Read more about 3rd Annual Fey Masquerade Ball