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Episode 11 show notes – Spooky and Scary reads for October

  • Posted on: 16 October 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

In this episode, Rob and Michelle take a look at some spooky books for all readers. Michelle shares a realization that she’s been reading scary things for awhile, even though she thought she was horror-averse, and Rob shares some classic horror favorites you can find through Hoopla and a new release Halloween night horror novel you can find in our branches. Find this week's episode on Spotify, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, or wherever find podcasts can be streamed.

Richard Matheson Thrillers, I Am Legend, Someone is Bleeding, Ride the Nightmare, Fury on Sunday

Halloween Drive-in Double Features #2

  • Posted on: 15 October 2020
  • By: Robert Freese

Halloween Drive-in Double Features #2

We’re in full swing of the spooky season and well into October. I’ve watched a little better than one film a day, so far. How about you? Are you keeping up with one scary movie a day? If not, think of the health benefits. Horror movies get your pulse really soaring and your heart really beating. Your blood circulates faster and your sweat glands get a good workout too. In my humble opinion, watching horror movies is better than going to the gym!

5 Things to Know about our Interim Executive Director

  • Posted on: 13 October 2020
  • By: Melanie Thornton

On October 1, Deputy Director Cindy Hewitt stepped in as Interim Executive Director for the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) after Laurel Best retired. She will serve as Interim for up to a year until the board of directors can safely conduct a search for the Library's new Executive Director.

The 31 Spooky Youth Books of Halloween!

  • Posted on: 6 October 2020
  • By: Jon Schafle

It's just like R.L. Stine always says at the start of his Goosebumps books, "Reader beware...you're in for a scare!" For October this year I've selected thirty one books, one for each day of the month, from our Youth Services collection- ranging from board books all the way to young adult novels! Below you'll find some of my favorite books to read or read to your favorite ghosts and goblins, broken down by age range:

♦Board Books♦

Voting Services at your Library

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

Did you know that the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) offers certain voting services at their 11 locations? Here is a breakdown on how the Library can help you navigate the voting process:

Voter Registration

Available at all 11 locations of the HMCPL, you can fill out a paper registration form and our librarians will deliver them to the Madison County Courthouse. There are deadlines to this that are important if you chose to register this way. 

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Graphic Novels

  • Posted on: 3 October 2020
  • By: Jon Schafle

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month I wanted to showcase some of the amazing Hispanic comic creators that we have available in print in our adult graphics collection system wide as well as digital editions that are available through Hoopla which you can also access with your library card. There's a huge amount of talented creators in the industry but I limited it to some of my personal favorite stories (I do have a soft spot for silver/bronze age comics) and I hope you'll find some new some titles to explore:

José Luis García-López

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