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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).

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

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

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