All HMCPL branches will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.

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Gifts that keep on giving

A donation to your Huntsville-Madison County Public Library makes our whole community a better place to live, work, and play.

Your dollars help us to put new books, CDs, and DVDs on library shelves, and add ebook titles and other electronic materials. Your support helps us to present educational and entertainment programming for children and adults.

Our library system is ranked No. 1 in the state for the number of items we circulate to our patrons. But our funding per person is No. 127 – about one third the amount of the Birmingham and Hoover libraries.

Put a little jazz in your holidays

The U.S. Army Four-Star Jazz Orchestra and the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra will perform holiday favorites during the annual Christmas Concert at the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, 915 Monroe St., on Saturday, December 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 256-532-5975.

Meet the Author: Jonathon Scott Payne

Madison author Jonathon Scott Payne will talk about his book "Mighty Little Man" on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Madison Public Library.

Kirkus Reviews calls "Mighty Little Man" "an upbeat celebration of one man's love for his four-legged feline friend." Books will be available for sale and signing.

Quilting 101 @ New Hope

Learn how to create your own hand-stitched heirloom during Quilting 101 at the Elizabeth Carpenter Library of New Hope during November and December. Local quiltmaker Linda Solmon will teach classes on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. at the library, 5496 Main St.

Here’s the class schedule:
    November 14 – Cutting the Pieces
    November 21 – Sewing the Pieces
        Together
    December 5 – Quilting the Block
    December 12 – Hemming the Block
    December 19 – Finishing

Free flu shots, screenings

Huntsville Hospital's Mobile Medical Unit will offer free flu shots for adults and children age 9 and older on Monday, November 10, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library downtown, 915 Monroe St.

Hospital personnel also will offer free health screenings for diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol and more. Health screening results are reported to the patient onsite. All test results are completely confidential.

For details, contact Chris Daniels  at 256-532-5993.

FREE FLU SHOTS & HEALTH SCREENINGS

Huntsville Hospital Mobile Medical Unit will offer free flu shots for adults and children ages nine and above. 

They will also offer free health screenings for diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol and more.

Health screening results are reported to the patient onsite. All test results are completely confidential.

* Monday • November 10 • 9:30 -12 noon *

Main Branch Library • 915 Monroe Street.

For details, contact Chris Daniels  at 256-532-5993.

 

Speed Crafting @ Bailey Cove

The Bailey Cove Friends of the Library will present Speed Crafting @ Your Library on Saturday, November 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza.

We're asking for a $15 donation to participate in this special fundraising event. Participants will receive four craft kits, class instruction, refreshments, door prizes, and more.

Tickets are available at the Bailey Cove Library. Sign up early because space is limited.

For more information, call 256-881-0257 or send email to bcove@hmcpl.org.

Write with us

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Bring your writing tools and join other National Novel Writing Month participants to write your novel on Mondays in November, 3, 10, 17 & 24, from 6 to 8:45 p.m. in the second-floor Events Room of the main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library downtown, 915 Monroe St.

Teen Writing Group

Help us deck our halls

We’re presenting our annual Festival of Trees at the Downtown Huntsville Library and the Festival of Wreaths at the Madison Library again this year, and your group is invited to help us decorate.

You can view the displays throughout December, but you must to sign up in November to participate. Call Chris Daniels at 256-532-5993 for Downtown Huntsville trees. For Madison wreaths, contact the Friends of the Madison Public Library at 256-461-0046 or email madisonfriendsofthelibrary@gmail.com.

Collecting the Past

Discover a digital path to historic research on November 8 when Chuck Sherrill, Tennessee state archivist, presents “Collecting the Past: A Report from Tennessee’s State Librarian and Archivist” from 10 a.m. to noon at the Downtown Huntsville Library. Admission is free.

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