Events

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Libraries strengthen their communities: celebrate National Library Week April 7-13

  • Posted on: 5 April 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

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.

Grow at your Library this April

  • Posted on: 29 March 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton


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:

Gurley Family Craft Night

April 1• 5:30 p.m.

Gurley Public Library

Beautiful Bookmarks ... come be creative in making a beautiful bookmark in April!

 

March is Reach Out to Your Neighbor Month

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

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 Crafterwork - Rocket City Rock Painting

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!

 

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