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Librarian Book Club for February

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

We are kicking off our new Librarian Book Club pick of the month. Each month, our librarians will select the "next bestseller" for you and/or your book club.

Our February selection is "Bowlaway" by Elizabeth McCracken. 

Release Date: February 5, 2019

Place a hold in our catalog.

A sweeping and enchanting new novel from the widely beloved, award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alley

February is Love your Library Month

  • Posted on: 25 January 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

February is Love your Library Month. Show your library some love by visiting during the month of February!

International Book Giving Day

February 1 -13

Bailey Cove Branch Library

Help Local Children Love Books by donating new or gently used children’s books at the Bailey Cove library to be given to a local organization that supports children and learning.

 

Caturday

February 2 • 10:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Madison Public Library

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Books We are Reading in 2019

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

Resolve to read more in 2019! We have many patrons who ask what their librarians are reading. We've compiled a list of books that we are looking forward to reading in 2019! 

 

Laurel Best, Executive Director

Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman

Release Date: February 5, 2019

Find it on Goodreads

Place a hold in our catalog

"Lipman has a great way of bringing out characters who are both witty and serious. I always enjoy a good read from this author."

 

How the Cecil Ashburn Project affects your library

  • Posted on: 7 January 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

On Monday, January 7, 2019, Cecil Ashburn Drive will close for critical updates. Here is some handy information from the City of Huntsville on the project:

City's Cecil Ashburn Info Page

Restore our Roads

 

Traveling to and from your library may be difficult during this closure. If you typically visit the Bailey Cove Branch Library, the Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library or the Downtown Huntsville Library, you can elect to visit the Gurley Public Library or the Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library of New Hope.

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Start your New Year at the Library!

  • Posted on: 2 January 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Happy New Year! This is the time of year where we reflect on our goals and aspirations and resolve to make changes. A great place to start is the library! Whether you want to pick up a new skill, brush up on your finances, or read up on health and meditation, your local branch has something for you. Welcome to Self-Improvement Month at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library!

Improve Yourself at Bailey Cove

Fridays in January at 11:00 am

Bailey Cove Branch Library

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Celebrate the holidays at your local library

  • Posted on: 27 November 2018
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Join us this December to celebrate the holidays at the library! Whether it is a story time, a craft night, or live music, we have many programs that will delight the old and young alike. And the best part is that all of them (with the exception of a small supply fee for some), are FREE. 

Tween Time: Gingerbread Houses

December 2  2:00 p.m.

Madison Public Library

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Five Reasons to be a Friend of your Library

  • Posted on: 26 October 2018
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Libraries across the country are celebrating National Friends of the Libraries Week, October 21-27, 2018. Our Friends of the Library groups are vital in expanding our resources to better serve the community through fundraising, volunteer and program support and through advocacy. All 12 branches of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library have a Friends group you can join. Here are five reasons why you should join today:

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Bestselling author David Grann comes to Huntsville for library fundraiser

  • Posted on: 13 September 2018
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Bestselling author David Grann comes to Huntsville for library fundraiser

Author hailed as master of spinning true crime tales

The Huntsville Library Foundation (HLF) proudly presents bestselling author David Grann as the guest of honor and keynote speaker at HLF’s 32nd annual Vive le Livre gala on Thursday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Drive. The event will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by a gourmet dinner and keynote address by Grann.

“Grann has woven an intriguing tale with his bestseller,” said HLF Chairperson Betsy Estopinal. “We are looking forward to hearing him speak in person about the real life mystery that has captivated audiences all over the world.”

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