It is Monday morning at the Triana Public Library. It is quiet inside of the building, but soon, as children of all ages start to trickle in, the library’s small meeting area will transform into an art studio and sounds of excitement will be heard throughout. It is time for Art in Flamingo Park, the moniker for the library’s art appreciation class, funded by the Huntsville Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library Triana.
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.
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: 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.
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.
Madison Public Library Makerspace
Thursday, December 5, 4:30 p.m.
Tillman D. Hill Public Library of Hazel Green
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.
Showers Center Library
Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Huntsville Library
Thursday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Madison Public Library
Saturday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m.
Triana Public Library
Saturday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m.
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
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.
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: