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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.
May 3 and 17 · Sunset
Madison Public Library
Join us for a free movie on our patio! May 3- Captain Underpants; May 17- Shrek.
Our May Librarian Book Club pick is “Bride Test" by Helen Hoang.
Release Date: May 7, 2019
From the critically acclaimed author of The Kiss Quotient comes a romantic novel about love that crosses international borders and all boundaries of the heart...
Before we start kicking it into beach-read gear, we wanted to share with a list of titles recommended by our librarians for the spring!
Practically perfect (in every way) : my misadventures through the world of self-help--and back
By Jennifer Niesslein
10% happier: how I tamed the voice in my head….
By Dan Harris
This editorial was written by Laurel Best, Executive Director of the HMCPL.
This week, the Huntsville Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs and expertise.
April 7-13, 2019 is National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. Libraries are at the heart of their cities, towns, schools and campuses. They have public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together and connect.
Our volunteer and training coordinator, Dorothie Linton, attended the American Library Association’s mid-winter meeting in Seattle and had the opportunity to prescreen The Public.
Here is her review-
In The Public, filmmaker Emilio Estevez invites viewers to observe a fictional yet plausible example of the struggle to preserve public libraries as one of the last indoor communal spaces. The film tackles this issue through the story of a Cincinnati public library as it and its patrons endure a bitter winter.
It is officially spring in the Tennessee Valley. While some of us are still sneezing and wheezing from the explosion of pollen, it isn't enough to keep us from enjoying the beautiful weather. In April, we are celebrating spring with some great programming. Check out what is happening at your local library this month:
April 1• 5:30 p.m.
Gurley Public Library
Beautiful Bookmarks ... come be creative in making a beautiful bookmark in April!
Our April Librarian Book Club pick is "The Affairs of the Falcons" by Melissa Rivero.
Release Date: April 2, 2019
An Anticipated Book of 2019 from:
Southern Living * Buzzfeed * The Huffington Post * Bustle * Fierce * Hip Latina * Ms. Magazine * Alma * The Rumpus
A stunning debut novel about a young undocumented Peruvian woman fighting to keep her family afloat in New York City.
March is Reach Out to Your Neighbor month at your local library. We are celebrating libraries as centers of their communities this month with a list of great programs for everyone:
March 4 • 6:00 p.m.
Madison Public Library
Come meet your neighbors and paint a happy rock to spread cheer around our community. Leave your rocks around town for others to find and keep or share with others. Follow Rocket City Rocks on Facebook to see where you might find other rocks!
Our March Librarian Book Club pick is "Daisy Jones and the Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Release Date: March 5, 2019
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.