Events

Library wins grant for community history project

  • Posted on: 24 January 2020
  • By: Heather Adkins

In Spring 2020, the Special Collections Department will begin a new community digitization project, and we need your help!

The project, “Huntsville in Retrospect,” focuses on scanning and photographing family records and other items of historical value. However, instead of you coming to us, we are going to you. We plan to schedule six locations around Madison County – at community centers, churches, libraries, and anywhere else we can find – where you can bring in personal family records for us to digitally copy for the archive. The best part? You get to keep your family records!

The first scanning day will be held at the Historic Huntsville Depot on March 3 and 4, 2020. 

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.

 

Holiday Happenings at your library

  • Posted on: 21 November 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton


The holiday season is a fun time to visit your local library. We have many amazing programs and events happening throughout December that will not stretch your wallet! Check them out below (and click on the link for more information). Please note that some events require registration and may fill up.

Monday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.

Crafterwork- Embroidered Ornaments

Madison Public Library Makerspace

 

Thursday, December 5, 4:30 p.m.

DIY Ornament Making

Tillman D. Hill Public Library of Hazel Green

 

Celebrate Small Businesses at your Library

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

 

We are celebrating small businesses this month! November is National Entrepreneurship Month and it is also Small Business Saturday (November 30). Your public library is a great resource if you are either looking to start a small business or looking for ways to showcase your business through our markets. 

 

Check out what we are doing at your local library during November:

 

Saturday, November 16, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Small Business Expo

Showers Center Library

Library to host informational sessions on human trafficking

  • Posted on: 11 October 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Parents, teachers, caregivers and other concerned citizens will have two opportunities to learn more about human trafficking this month at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. The North Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force will present on the topic at the following locations:

Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Madison Public Library 

Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Huntsville Library (second floor events room).

Celebrate Summer Reading at the Davidson Center

  • Posted on: 24 July 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

CELEBRATE SUMMER READING AT THE DAVIDSON CENTER

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library hosts a free family event

 

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (HMCPL) is celebrating another successful year of summer reading with a free family event from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26 at the Davidson Center located at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.


Bailey Cove's 2019 Summer Reading Kickoff!

 

Madison's Summer Movie Series Returns (Updated)

  • Posted on: 12 July 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

We are so excited to have Renasant Bank as our sponsor again for this summer's movie series at the Madison Public Library.

The movies will be on select Fridays. Bring your picnic blanket or chairs and join us on the patio! While we make every attempt to control the weather on movie nights, any decisions on rescheduling due to inclement weather will be made by 5:00 p.m. (but fingers crossed for beautiful weather each evening!) Also, if you are prone to bug bites, bring your bug spray!

Here is the schedule:

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.

 

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