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HMCPL Keeps You Connected

  • Posted on: 25 March 2020
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Dear Library Patrons,

There are many ways that the library can still serve you during this unprecedented time. The Huntsville-Madison County Public library is here for you even when our doors are currently closed to the public.

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Blast Off Book Festival returns to the Madison Public Library

  • Posted on: 5 March 2020
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Blast Off Book Festival returns to the Madison Public Library on March 7

The author of Lunch Lady, Jedi Academy series Jarrett Krosoczka is guest author

 

MADISON, Ala. (March 5, 2020) - The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is pleased to host the second annual Blast Off Book Festival on Saturday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Madison Public Library, 142 Plaza Blvd. Jarrett Krosoczka will be the guest speaker at this free event aimed for children of all ages.

 

Art in Flamingo fosters creativity, art appreciation

  • Posted on: 27 February 2020
  • By: Melanie Thornton

It is Monday morning at the Triana Public Library. It is quiet inside of the building, but soon, as children of all ages start to trickle in, the library’s small meeting area will transform into an art studio and sounds of excitement will be heard throughout. It is time for Art in Flamingo Park, the moniker for the library’s art appreciation class, funded by the Huntsville Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library Triana.

March Librarian Book Club

  • Posted on: 26 February 2020
  • By: Melanie Thornton

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

Release Date: March 10, 2020

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In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. Xavier is headed to college in the fall, and after years of single parenting, Valerie is facing the prospect of an empty nest. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door―an apparently traditional family with new money, ambition, and a secretly troubled teenaged daughter.

January's Librarian Book Club Pick

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

New year means new book picks! We are really excited about the first pick of the year- American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

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Read reviews on Goodreads.

 

Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic," American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.

Glow in the Dark Poetry Night

  • Posted on: 23 December 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

When Marquez McClinton was in third grade, he discovered his interest in poetry could possibly be something more than just a way to get a girl’s attention. His teacher noticed it too and encouraged him to keep writing. It was the same year that he also performed his first spoken word poem.

Today (and over 100 poems later), he has a new band with bassist Michael Cummings called the SPINSHIPS. They recently performed their first TEDx program in Huntsville last year and produced their first music video (see below).

 

He is a performer on the rise as well as a part of our library family- Marquez can usually be seen greeting and assisting patrons at the Madison Public Library as a Library Clerk.

 

Lawyers in the Library

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

 Lawyers in the Library: Free legal aid clinic comes to Downtown


Starting in December, the Downtown Huntsville Library, through a partnership with the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program (MCVLP) will offer regular legal aid clinics to the public called “Lawyers in the Library.”  The clinic will be held on the third Thursday of the month, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in meeting rooms C and D on the second floor.

 

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