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  • Posted on: 17 June 2019
  • By: Cait Monroe

One of the things I love most about my job is that I am involved in a variety of tasks, which allows me to learn and exercise many different skills. Lately, my focus has been on creating exhibits for the state bicentennial which will be on display for the rest of the year. This has been an incredibly rewarding challenge. With each exhibit, I feel I am learning so much, and the exhibits are improving as a result. One that I am particularly pleased with is the exhibit on World War II.

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Madison Library to host second annual “Adulting” series…

  • Posted on: 10 June 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

"Adulting" is any task or activity that holds a feeling of weighty responsibility or drudgery, any task that someone who has their life all together might find easy.

The library has an ever-expanding role as the purveyor of information – not just for research projects, but for hobbies, STEM careers, and entertainment - why not also provide information for young adults who want to be successful in life outside of school?

 

Last summer we hosted a series of educational programs at the library geared toward new and young adults that focused on the drudgery of adulthood, like laundry, social media, home maintenance, and personal finance.

 

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Chicken Storytime with Zaxby's

  • Posted on: 9 June 2019
  • By: Ms. Autumn

Last Tuesday (June 04, 2019), a special guest joined us for toddler storytime at the Downtown Huntsville Library! Meet Big Z, Zaxby's giant but gentle chicken mascot: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Z has been known to stop by storytimes on occasion. He loves interacting with the kids - especially if he can show off his Chicken Dance - and he always fills his wings with generous gifts! 

Celebrate Apollo 11 at your library

  • Posted on: 6 June 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 took man to the moon. And it all started here in Huntsville, Alabama. There are so many exciting events happening this summer to celebrate and we wanted to highlight all of the ways you can celebrate at your local library!

1. Bring your child to one of our system’s outreach programs with NASA:

Friday, June 7 at 12:00 p.m.- Tillman D. Hill Public Library of Hazel Green

Monday, June 10 at 1:30 p.m.- Downtown Huntsville Library

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To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA

  • Posted on: 3 June 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA exhibition opens at the Downtown Huntsville Library

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) and the Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS) are joining forces to bring a new exhibition titled To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA to the Downtown Huntsville Library from June 2 until July 27.

 

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Librarian Book Club for June

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

Our June Librarian Book Club pick is the highly-anticipated domestic suspense, "The First Mistake" by Sandie Jones.

Release Date: June 11, 2019

Place a hold in our catalog!

From Sandie Jones, the author of the Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller The Other Woman, comes an addictively readable new domestic suspense about a wife, her husband, and the woman who is supposedly her best friend.

Madison's Summer Movie Series Returns

  • Posted on: 29 May 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

We are so excited to have Renasant Bank as our sponsor again for this summer's movie series at the Madison Public Library.

The movies will be on select Fridays. Bring your picnic blanket or chairs and join us on the patio! While we make every attempt to control the weather on movie nights, any decisions on rescheduling due to inclement weather will be made by 5:00 p.m. (but fingers crossed for beautiful weather each evening!) Also, if you are prone to bug bites, bring your bug spray!

Here is the schedule:

June 7 -Avenger’s Infinity War (rescheduled for August 9)

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HMCPL employee wins poetry award

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

Our library loves to showcase its talent when the opportunity arises! 

Emeka Barclay Marshall, an educator with the Huntsville City Schools, as well as a part-time employee of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, won a prestigious award for her self-published book of poetry.

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Inc. (BCALA) and BiblioBoard announced the winners of the 2019 Self-Publishing EBook Award on April 30. Following the model of the current BCALA Literary Awards, the award honors the best self-published EBooks in fiction and poetry by an African American author in the United States. This is the fourth time BCALA and Biblioboard have given this innovative award.

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