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Library to host informational sessions on human trafficking

  • Posted on: 11 October 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Parents, teachers, caregivers and other concerned citizens will have two opportunities to learn more about human trafficking this month at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. The North Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force will present on the topic at the following locations:

Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Madison Public Library 

Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Huntsville Library (second floor events room).

Navigating our spooky Libguides in time for Halloween

  • Posted on: 3 October 2019
  • By: Jon Schafle

     Although you can't tell by the temperature outside, fall is underway and with that comes the time of frightful fun that only comes with Halloween! Regardless of the age range or type of material you're looking for, there are some fun and easy ways to browse and find the perfect thing to check out for you or any member of your family. Through the library's website, we have numerous research guides, called Libguides, on a variety of different topics compiled by our knowledgeable staff; several of which written by yours truly. You can access them here. For this festive time of year especially, I have made several guides to make browsing our collection even easier.

Librarian Book Club for October

  • Posted on: 30 September 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

We are so excited about our October book club pick! The authors, Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate, will here for a special Community Conversation with the Huntsville Library Foundation on October 29. More information may be found here.

Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society by Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate

Release Date: October 22

Five Book Clubs to Check Out

  • Posted on: 17 September 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library has a book club for every level and interest, across its 12 locations. We wanted to highlight some of our more unique/popular adult book clubs across the system.

Here are 5 book clubs that you should check out if you are looking for a group of like-minded individuals:

 

Fantasy Flight Book Club

Meets: Das Stahl Bierhaus; 7914 Memorial Parkway SW (Sponsored by the Eleanor Murphy Library)

When: First Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Book Picks: Science fiction and fantasy

For people who like: structure but in a fun setting, friendly conversation, good beer.

 

NEW: High Octane Book Club

New Kiwanas Literacy Backpacks

  • Posted on: 23 August 2019
  • By: Ms. Autumn

The youth services department of the Downtown Huntsville Library recently debuted their new set of literacy backpacks. These backpacks are available for check-out and function as portable literacy kits for caregivers and educators of young children.

Each of the six kits contains a selection of books and activities tailored to a specific subject. Check out the contents of each backpack below!

 

Theme: Colors

Theme: Farm

Librarian Book Club for August

  • Posted on: 31 July 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Our August Librarian Book Club pick is a novel set in North Alabama....."Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe," by Heather Webber

Release Date: July 16, 2019

Place a hold in our catalog!

From Goodreads:

Heather Webber's Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town Southern charm.

Nestled in the mountain shadows of Alabama lies the little town of Wicklow. It is here that Anna Kate has returned to bury her beloved Granny Zee, owner of the Blackbird Café.

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