Recommendations

Black History in Juvenile Nonfiction

  • Posted on: 30 January 2021
  • By: Laura Noble

2021 is mostly still unknown. What we do know is that this future year will be what we choose to make of it. And while we don't know all of what lies ahead of us, we have the advantage of seeing what has come before. The success and pitfalls of the past can give us the greatest insight on how to enrich our lives. February is the perfect month to take the time and look back on some of the most influential and inspiring people and ideas. Black history month allows all of us to recognize, understand, and appreciate the contributions of African-Americans over the decades. We here at your local library recommend some outstanding choices for you and your family to check out and read.

November is National Native American Heritage Month

  • Posted on: 22 November 2020
  • By: Adrienne Bone

In celebration of National Native American Heritage Month, we have compiled a book list that is a mix of fiction and non-fiction spanning all age ranges. To learn more history of our country's indigenous people, click here to check out the National Archives website.

Click on the book cover images below to access our catalog. This book list was compiled by URead Readers Advisory Department.

10 Movies from HMCPL Not Streaming for Free

  • Posted on: 13 November 2020
  • By: Robert Freese

10 Movies from HMCPL Not Streaming for Free

 

While a good number of films are available via streaming, not all films are available and of the titles available, not all of them are offered for free. If you don’t subscribe to Amazon Prime or Netflix, or any of the other services, it doesn’t matter what is offered.

30 Days of Kindness Books for Kids

  • Posted on: 1 November 2020
  • By: Jon Schafle

Thanksgiving is the time of year when our thoughts should turn to togetherness, unity, and appreciation for each other and our love towards our family and friends. It's a great time to share these ideas with your kids and explore what it means to be a kid and thoughtful person and to help out and celebrate the season I've put together a list of 30 books from our Youth Services collection that show off these ideas of thankfulness, empathy and kindness:

 

♦ Picture Books ♦

Gloria Vanderbilt: An Artful Life: Reading List

  • Posted on: 29 October 2020
  • By: Adrienne Bone

Beginning October 30, the Huntsville Museum of Art is hosting an exhibit on Gloria Vanderbilt called "Gloria Vanderbilt: An Artful Life."  The exhibit includes memorable photographs of Vanderbilt and artworks from the legendary fashion designer and artist. The presentation will continue through January 24, 2021. For more information about the Gloria Vanderbilt: An Artful Life exhibit, please click here.

We have curated a list of books that complement the Museum's exhibition. Click on the book cover images below to checkout the library's catalog.

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