Blogs

LEGO Extravaganza!

LEGOs, LEGOs, and more LEGOs! The Tennessee Valley LEGO® Club returns to the auditorium of the Downtown Huntsville Library on June 21-22 for its Summer Extravaganza. Read more »

A toast! To murder...

The main Huntsville-Madison County Public Library launches the new Murder at Main Mystery Book Club on Thursday, May 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Wine Cellar, 2304 Whitesburg Drive. Read more »

Bollywood Film Series

Our fourth annual Bollywood Film Series features traditional Indian food, henna, saris, and, of course, Bollywood films. The series continues each Monday night through July 7. Read more »

Madison Friends Spring Book Sale

Stock up on great reads for those hot summer months at the Madison Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale: May 15-18. Read more »

New Hope Quilt Show

Learn about the history of quilts and their modern incarnations during “Quilts Then and Now,” a show sponsored by the New Hope Friends of the Library, on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read more »

StoryCorps listening party

Hear some of the personal histories saved during the recent StoryCorps recording sessions at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. WLRH will host a StoryCorp listening party on Thursday, April 3, starting at 5 p.m. at the Main Library downtown. Read more »

Health insurance assistance

Volunteers with Bama Covered will be at the Main Library on Monday, March 31, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. to help people sign up for health insurance in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. Read more »

Meet the Author: Greg Iles

New York Times #1 best-selling author Greg Iles will talk about his latest novel, Natchez Burning, on Tuesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library downtown. Read more »

The Amazing Hubble Telescope

Learn about the wonders of THE AMAZING HUBBLE TELESCOPE from Max Rosenthal, one of the former managers of the Hubble Space Telescope, at the final Hertha Heller Forum of 2014 on Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Library downtown. Read more »

Koha, FOSS, and what that means to you

So, where is HMCPL headed with this new catalog upgrade to Koha? Why are we making this change?

Let’s talk a little philosophy here. No, not Aristotle, but computers. We’re taking a big leap with a major FOSS package, and I thought I’d take a few minutes to explain what that means, and why that’s good for you, our patrons.

FOSS. It's a short acronym, for a big concept. Read more »

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