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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.

Celebrate Summer Reading at the Davidson Center

  • Posted on: 24 July 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

CELEBRATE SUMMER READING AT THE DAVIDSON CENTER

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library hosts a free family event

 

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) is celebrating another successful year of summer reading with a free family event from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26 at the Davidson Center located at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.


Bailey Cove's 2019 Summer Reading Kickoff!

 

Madison's Summer Movie Series Returns (Updated)

  • Posted on: 12 July 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:

Your Librarian List: Not So New Summer Reads

  • Posted on: 28 June 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

If you are like me, your "to-read" list is pretty ambitious, which is why I am still trying to get through last year's releases. Here is a great list of "not so new" summer reads to pick up while you are enjoying some down time (or air conditioning)......

 

The Last Cruise

by Kate Christensen

Place a hold!

 

 

 

Mary B: A Novel

by Katherine J. Chen

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.

 

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

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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