Events

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!

 

February is Love your Library Month

  • Posted on: 25 January 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

February is Love your Library Month. Show your library some love by visiting during the month of February!

International Book Giving Day

February 1 -13

Bailey Cove Branch Library

Help Local Children Love Books by donating new or gently used children’s books at the Bailey Cove library to be given to a local organization that supports children and learning.

 

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Start your New Year at the Library!

  • Posted on: 2 January 2019
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Happy New Year! This is the time of year where we reflect on our goals and aspirations and resolve to make changes. A great place to start is the library! Whether you want to pick up a new skill, brush up on your finances, or read up on health and meditation, your local branch has something for you. Welcome to Self-Improvement Month at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library!

Improve Yourself at Bailey Cove

Fridays in January at 11:00 am

Bailey Cove Branch Library

Celebrate the holidays at your local library

  • Posted on: 27 November 2018
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Join us this December to celebrate the holidays at the library! Whether it is a story time, a craft night, or live music, we have many programs that will delight the old and young alike. And the best part is that all of them (with the exception of a small supply fee for some), are FREE. 

Tween Time: Gingerbread Houses

December 2  2:00 p.m.

Madison Public Library

Into the Archives!

  • Posted on: 3 November 2018
  • By: Heather Adkins

“It’s out of paper!” You scream in terror as your printer (leisurely printing your homework), grinds to a stop. You look around, but there is no extra paper to be found. These days, a simple run to the office supply store can solve your paper needs. However, paper has not always been as accessible.

In the 19th Century, letter-writing was a surprisingly expensive task. Producing paper was not cheap, and buying quality paper came at a cost. Early in the century, postmasters began charging for distance traveled and the weight of paper. Combine the price of paper with the budding idea of paying for postage – writing to loved-ones suddenly became a line item in the family budget. This added expense led many to find ways to save on paper.

Bestselling author David Grann comes to Huntsville for library fundraiser

  • Posted on: 13 September 2018
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Bestselling author David Grann comes to Huntsville for library fundraiser

Author hailed as master of spinning true crime tales

The Huntsville Library Foundation (HLF) proudly presents bestselling author David Grann as the guest of honor and keynote speaker at HLF’s 32nd annual Vive le Livre gala on Thursday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Drive. The event will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by a gourmet dinner and keynote address by Grann.

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