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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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

Explore your world in May!

  • Posted on: 30 April 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

We are celebrating the great outdoors during the month of May at our 12 locations! We have partnered with the Land Trust of North Alabama to bring you some great books on the outdoors, as well as some great programs. Check out one of these events, coming to you this month! For our full event calendar, please visit here.


Madison Spring Movie Series

May 3 and 17 · Sunset

Madison Public Library

Join us for a free movie on our patio! May 3- Captain Underpants; May 17- Shrek.

 

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